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Vice-Chair, Outings
Joan Trivilino

The public is invited on all trips unless otherwise indicated.

Please contact trip leaders before the trip

  • to check for last-minute changes, and
  • so the leaders can estimate how many people will be participating.

Please consider car-pooling and sharing the cost of gas.

Additional opportunities can be found on the ADK All-Club Outing Calendar
listing all outings from all chapters. If our chapter isn’t going there soon,
another chapter may be.

Want to lead an outing? Contact Joan Trivilino,, 315-276-1663.

DifficultyAscent (ft)Miles
5. Very StrenuousOver 150010+
4. Strenuous1000-15008-10
3. Moderate500-10005-8
2. Fairly Easyto 4993-5
1. EasyMostly level1-3

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Sat, Jan 26: Snowshoe or Ski at Paul Smith’s VIC We will explore the trails at Paul Smiths, XC ski or snow shoe depending on conditions. The Chili Ski Fest will be happening, so plan on a chili lunch indoors and options to participate in other family fun activities. Day use fees may apply. 3-4 miles, mostly flat terrain, easy pace. Level 2. Contact Marianne Hebert 315-265-0756 or

Sat, Feb 2: Ski to High Rock This almost 8-mile round trip ski tour begins in Wanakena and follows an old truck trail to a beautiful outlook over the Oswegatchie River. The trail is mostly level and passes several pretty beaver meadows. Participants are invited to the leader’s house for hot chocolate and cookies when we return. Level 3. Contact Holly Woodworth at 315-848-2953 or

Sat, Feb 9: Black River Trail (snowshoe, ski or hike) Beginning in Great Bend of Rt. 3, we will follow the trail to the midway point at 3.5 miles, then return. 7 miles RT. Joint outing with the Black River Chapter. Level 3, moderate pace. Contact Linda Quackenbush 516-662-5020 or

Sat, Feb 16: Black Pond/Long Pond Snowshoe - These two ponds near Paul Smith’s offer nice esker geology and a lean-to for a mid-hike snack. It’s 2.8 miles round trip and 365 feet of up and down. Joint outing with North Woods, Members only. Inquire with John and Susan Omohundro at

Sat, Feb 23: Ski and Snowshoe to the Pinnacle About 5 miles round trip (4 miles on skis and 1 on snowshoes) and 500 feet of elevation gain. Level 2. Contact Blair Madore at 315-261-0751 or

Sun, Feb 24: Skiing/Snowshoeing at Summerstown Trails A half day exploration of this area near Cornwall, Ontario. Easy terrain. Equipment is available for rental on site. Level 1-2. Option to go out for supper afterward, timed to view this evening’s Outdoors/Indoors presentation. Contact John Barron, 613-828-2296 or

Sun, Feb 24: Outdoors - Indoors: Newfoundland Wilderness Experience on the Northern Peninsula Join Laurentian Chapter members as they recount their recent trip to the Northern Peninsula where they explored mountains, fjords and the national parks of Newfoundland. Come see and hear about the geology, wildflowers, roadside gardens, whales, iceberg (one), Vikings, the spectacular views they shared and how they got “screeched in.” Potsdam Civic Center Community Room (above the police station), 7:00pm.

Sat, Mar 2: Riverside Trail Snowshoe This is an afternoon snowshoe on this 1.5-mile loop trail along the St. Regis River above Parishville. The trail is steep in spots, with a nice stretch along the river. Level 2. Contact Tom Ortmeyer, 315-244-3707 or, for details.

Sat, Mar 9: Skiing in Gatineau Park Route and length will depend on weather and snow conditions. About 10 miles, Level 3-4. Contact John Barron, 613-828-2296 or

Sun, Mar 24: Outdoors – Indoors: Walking the Shikuku, Japan 88 Temple Pilgrimage Pilgrims have walked a 1,200-kilometer Buddhist pilgrimage route around the mountainous island of Shikoku for over a thousand years. In March of 2016, Tom Van de Water and Betsy Kepes walked half of the 88-temple route. Many of the ancient temples are high in the mountains and are reached by trails and small roads. Tom and Betsy will show slides of their journey and explain why they would like to go back to Japan to finish the walk. Potsdam Civic Center Community Room (above the police station), 7:00pm.

Sun, Mar 31: Road walk on the Dean Road We will celebrate the end of winter with an afternoon walk on an unpaved Dean Road along the Middle Branch of the Grass River. Distance will be around 6 miles. Level 3. Moderate. Contact Tom Ortmeyer, 315-244-3707 or