Event List Archive

Thu, May 13: May Weekly Walk, Clarkson Munter Trails We will walk the gravel paths for approximately 2 miles, 1 hour round trip. Social distancing and masks are required. Meet near the parking lot by Stewarts Gas Station (26 Maple Street, Potsdam). Leaders for each week will vary. Contact Marianne Hebert, hebertm3308@gmail.com, 315-265-0756 for information.

Sat, May 15: Hike Lilypad Pond in White Hill State Forest .It’s a 6.6 mi. RT from the Clear Pond parking area. Difficulty is moderate, but elevation gain is negligible. Contact David Trithart, dtrithar@twcny.rr.com

Thu, May 20: May Weekly Walk, Clarkson Munter Trails We will walk the gravel paths for approximately 2 miles, 1 hour round trip. Social distancing and masks are required. Meet near the parking lot by Stewarts Gas Station (26 Maple Street, Potsdam). Leaders for each week will vary. Contact Marianne Hebert, hebertm3308@gmail.com, 315-265-0756 for information.

Sat, May 22: Debar Mountain Trail Work We’ll meet at the parking lot across from the Roxy in Potsdam and leave at 8am. Bring any manageable handsaws, rakes, pickaxes, work gloves, BUG NETS, long sleeves, and pants. We’ll work our way up the mountain. Potentially after we can bushwhack to a shoulder off the side of the mountain (prime moose habitat) or visit the Debar Lodge area. Contact Jim Burdick at 716-338-7237 for info or RSVP. Social distancing and masks required. It’s ~7 miles round trip with ~1700 ft elevation gain, but not technical. Rain Date Saturday, May 29.

Sat, May 22: BBAIII, ebird, and the High Falls of the Big Salmon River We will be hiking the trail to the High Falls of the Big Salmon River and walking along the Barnesville Road in the Titusville State Forest in Franklin County. The falls are impressive and there is a good trail of a little over a mile. We will also be participating in the third breeding bird atlas which is in its second year, observing birds and bird behavior. The atlas is using the ebird app to record results so we will include instruction and demonstration of this very easy to use,useful and powerful app. 5 participants limit plus leader(s). This is a prime migration and breeding period so we should have some interesting observations. Beautiful scenery, deep woods, slow pace walking up to four miles all together.Contact Tom Wheeler 315-386-2482. Early start to be set. Should we exceed the number wishing to sign up we may do a second session later in the week. Binoculars and cellphone (either android or ios) will be used. There may be limited coverage so participants should download the app ahead of time.

Thu, May 27: May Weekly Walk, Clarkson Munter Trails We will walk the gravel paths for approximately 2 miles, 1 hour round trip. Social distancing and masks are required. Meet near the parking lot by Stewarts Gas Station (26 Maple Street, Potsdam). Leaders for each week will vary. Contact Marianne Hebert, hebertm3308@gmail.com, 315-265-0756 for information.

Thu, Jun 3: June Weekly Walk, Bayside Cemetery We will walk the roads for approximately 2 miles, 1 hour round trip. Social distancing and masks are required. Meet at the entrance to Bayside Cemetery (730 CR59 “Back Hannawa Road”). Leaders for each week will vary. Contact Marianne Hebert, hebertm3308@gmail.com, 315-265-0756 for information.

Sat, Jun 5: Carry Falls Reservoir paddle We will travel north to south or south to north depending on the weather and wind conditions. If there is sufficient wind we plan to raft up canoes and put up a sail for easier propulsion. Bring a lunch and prepare for fun on the water. Contact Blair Madore at 315-261-0751 or madorebf@potsdam.edu for details. Usual covid protocols are in place and there is a maximum of eight participants.

Sun, Jun 6: BBAIII, ebird, and Silver Hill State Forest We will be visiting one of the local state forests located near Degrasse. We will explore the scenic roadways, paths, and do an easy bushwhack through a pine plantation. Less than twenty miles from Canton, the forest has a variety of scenic habitats, waterfalls, and forests and is not often visited in June. We will also be participating in the third breeding bird atlas which is in its second year, observing birds and bird behavior. The atlas is using the ebird app to record results so we will include instruction and demonstration of this very easy to use, useful and powerful app. Participants limited to five plus leader(s).This is a prime migration and breeding period so we should have some interesting observations. Beautiful scenery, deep woods, slow pace walking up to four miles altogether. Contact Tom Wheeler 315-386-2482. Early start to be set. Should we exceed the number wishing to sign up we may do a second session later in the week. Binoculars and cellphone (either android or ios) will be used. There may be limited coverage so participants should download the app ahead of time.

Thu, Jun 10: June Weekly Walk, Bayside Cemetery We will walk the roads for approximately 2 miles, 1 hour round trip. Social distancing and masks are required. Meet at the entrance to Bayside Cemetery (730 CR59 “Back Hannawa Road”). Leaders for each week will vary. Contact Marianne Hebert, hebertm3308@gmail.com, 315-265-0756 for information.

Wed, Jun 16: Evening paddle from Ives Park We'll meet at 5:00 pm at Ives Park in Potsdam, and paddle the Raquette around the islands in the park. We'll stop for a picnic along the way. Contact Tom Ortmeyer, 315-244-3707, tortmeye@gmail.com to confirm. Life jackets required.

Thu, Jun 17: June Weekly Walk, Bayside Cemetery We will walk the roads for approximately 2 miles, 1 hour round trip. Social distancing and masks are required. Meet at the entrance to Bayside Cemetery (730 CR59 “Back Hannawa Road”). Leaders for each week will vary. Contact Marianne Hebert, hebertm3308@gmail.com, 315-265-0756 for information.

Sat, Jun 19: BBAIII, ebird, and Deer River State Forest We will be visiting one of the local state forests located near Dickinson south of 11B in Franklin county. We will explore the scenic roadways and paths. Less than twenty five miles from Potsdam, the forest has a variety of scenic habitats, waterfalls, and forests and is not often visited in June. We will also be participating in the third breeding bird atlas which is in its second year, observing birds and bird behavior. The atlas is using the ebird app to record results so we will include instruction and demonstration of this very easy to use, useful and powerful app. Participants limited to fiveplus leader(s). This is a prime migration and breeding period so we should have some interesting observations. Beautiful scenery, deep woods, slow pace walking up to four miles altogether.Contact Tom Wheeler 315-386-2482. Early start to be set. Should we exceed the number wishing to sign up we may do a second session later in the week. Binoculars and cellphone (either android or ios) will be used. There may be limited coverage so participants should download the app ahead of time.

Wed, Jun 23: Evening Paddle on Hannawa Pond We’ll meet at 5:00pm at the cartop launch at the junction of Lenny Road and Browns Bridge road, and paddle Hannawa Pond. We’ll stop for a picnic along the way. Contact Tom Ortmeyer, 315-244-3707, tortmeye@gmail.com to confirm. Life jackets required.

Thu, Jun 24: June Weekly Walk, Bayside Cemetery We will walk the roads for approximately 2 miles, 1 hour round trip. Social distancing and masks are required. Meet at the entrance to Bayside Cemetery (730 CR59 “Back Hannawa Road”). Leaders for each week will vary. Contact Marianne Hebert, hebertm3308@gmail.com, 315-265-0756 for information.

Fri, Sep 24 - Sun, Sep 26: ADK Fall Weekend The 2021 ADK Fall Outing Weekend will be hosted by the Onondaga Chapter in the Old Forge/Inlet Area on September 24–26 with headquarters (trips and food) at the Old Forge Recreation Center. Visit the Fall Weekend website for details and for registration.