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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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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

Sun, Apr 14: Spring Pot Luck, "All About Birds" Community Room, First Presbyterian Church, Potsdam. Arrive 5:00 PM for supper to start at 5:30 PM. Bring a dish to share and your own tableware. Guest speaker will be Joan Collins, who is well remembered as a member and leader of the Laurentian Chapter and now lives in Long Lake. Joan is one of the best known birders of Northern New York. Her topic is “All About Birds”. Contact John Barron, 613-828-2296,

Mon, Apr 22: Mt Arab Climb Joint outing with North Woods. Members only. Celebrate Earth Day by sharing a bit of nature poetry, essay, or art. Moderate difficulty, two-plus miles roundtrip and 750 feet elevation gain; pace will be leisurely. John and Susan Omohundro,

Sun, Apr 28: Tooley Pond Road Waterfall Tour Join us for our annual visit of these gorgeous waterfalls during spring runoff. We will do several short hikes of .6 miles RT, .2 miles RT, .6 miles RT, and 1.4 miles RT. This is a Level 1 hike and an excellent trip for photographers and families but not ideal for dogs. Contact Blair Madore,, 315-261-0751) for details or to sign up.

Sat, May 4: Spring Tour and Clean Up On the Red Sandstone Trail Join us for a tour of the approximately five mile trail starting from Hannawa. We’ll see dams, rapids, gorges, a sandstone quarry, and beaver activity. Along the way we’ll pick up brush deposited by winter storms and generally inspect the trail. This is a level two hike (moderate) of about five miles with some elevation changes along the way. Especially good hike for dog owners and families with children over 8 years old. Contact Blair Madore,, 315-261-0751) for details or to sign up.

Sun, May 5: Clarkson Woods Wildflower Walk Afternoon walk in the Clarkson woods looking for spring wildflowers. Level 1, easy. Contact Tom Ortmeyer for details, 315-244-3707,

Sat, May 11: Kate Mountain Bushwhacking ascent of this trailless peak near Onchiota. View toward Vermontville from a ledge at the summit. 5 miles RT, 1200 feet of gain, Level 4. Fairly strenuous. Pace slow. Joint outing with North Woods Chapter. Contact John Barron at 613-828-2296 or

Sat, May 11: Inlet Flow Paddle We’ll paddle from Wanakena toward Cranberry Lake to Hawks Nest beach near the entrance to the lake for lunch. Near the beach is a beautiful overlook with a view down the Dead Creek Flow arm of the lake. It will be a leisurely paddle of approximately 6 miles round trip. Must wear PDF while on the water. Contact Holly Woodworth 315-848-2953 or

Sat, May 25: Cycling in Eastern Ontario Triangle-shaped tour of the historic villages of Lyndhurst, Athens, and Delta. 25 miles, slow to moderate pace. Level 3. Contact John Barron at 613-828-2296 or

Sat, Jun 1: National Trails Day ADK will be celebrating this national event with a trail maintenance day in Cranberry Lake. There is a choice of ten work parties with a wide range of effort level including ones suitable for young children. Some involve a boat ride across Cranberry Lake. Free camping will be provided at Cranberry Lake Campground on Friday and Saturday evening. Closing supper at the Pine Cone on Saturday including live entertainment and prizes. This is an all-Club event. For further information, choice of work crew and to register, go to . If you’ve questions you can contact John Barron at 613-828-2296 or

Sat, Jun 8: Southville State Forest Hike We will explore the River Hill trail loop and enjoy the views of the St. Regis River. Hopefully we will find spring wildflowers still in bloom. 3 miles RT, one short hill ~100 ft elevation gain. Level 1-2. Contact Marianne Hebert 315-265-0756 or

Sun, Jun 9 - Fri, Jun 14: ADK Cycle Outing Two options: June 9-14 and June 14-19. Join us for 5 days of riding in 2019 Cycle Outing. Based from the Clarkson University campus, with multiple rides per day in the area. Contact Tom Ortmeyer to register (, 315-244-3707)