Events Archive

Sunday, April 1 - April Foolish Trip Armond Spencer (315-379-1383 or, leader. Armond thinks there will still be skiing in April. If not, we'll hike - and this time we'll bring stabilicers! Level 2-3

Saturday, April 7 - Grass River Whitewater Canoe and Hike Brad Pendergraft 265-3010 The trip starts with a carry to and around Lampson Falls, then to Russell on the Grass River. All the difficult rapids are at the start of the trip and can be carried so even intermediate canoeists can complete the trip. After the upper rapids are passed the river is class I and II whitewater. A wet suit is mandatory. You must talk with Brad if you want to participate. Hikers are also needed to ferry vehicles to the take out. If you would like to hike the shore trail and watch the fun please call for more details. Level 3

Saturday, April 14 - Hiking in Frontenac Provincial Park John Barron (613) 828-2296 We’ll hike the Slide Lake Loop, a rugged, scenic trail that wends among lakes in the park’s southeast corner about one hour from the Ogdensburg Bridge. We can’t be sure of the birds on the day, but on this route we’ve seen many kinds including ospreys and herons. Historic sites. 10 miles. Level 3-4

Saturday, April 21 - Catamount Mountain Trail Maintenance Gloria & Cliff Daly (613) 224-4413 /come out and help spruce up our adopted trail on this small but spectacular peak just north of Whiteface. Take lunch, work gloves, and small garbage bag and shears or saw. Moderate pace 4 miles with 2000’ ascent. Level 4

Saturday, April 21 - Indian Creek Nature Center Spring Wildflowers/Birds Walk Peter O’Shea. Join Peter to view spring wildflowers and early migrants at the Nature Center near Rensselaer Falls. Meet at the East End Entrance (2.5 miles from Route 68 on the Rennselaer Falls road) at 9A.M.Bring Binoculars! Level 1. This trip is jointly sponsored with St. Lawrence-Adirondack Audubon.

Sunday, April 22 - Celebrate Earth Day with a climb of Pitchoff Mt. Susan & John Omohundro 265-8365 If we spot cars this is 5.2 miles with 1500 feet of elevation gain. Good summit views. Weather permitting, a potluck picnic afterwards beside Cascade Lake. Level 3-4

Sunday, April 22 - Outdoors Indoors: Adirondacks to Algonquin: The View from Space. Potsdam Museum, 7 pm. Frank Ahern of Ottawa region has published a book using space imaging and computer graphics to explore the geology and ecology of Algonquin Park. The Adirondacks share geology and physiography with Algonquin, and Frank will discuss the connection. A similar book for the Adirondacks may be his next project. For details, email or call Rose Rivezzi, 265-8117.

Saturday, April 28 - Everton Falls Cleanup & Canoe Duncan Cutter (315) 328-4675 or This is our annual clean up at Everton Falls. Clean up from about 11 to 12, lunch on the rocks at the falls, then canoeing or hiking.

Sunday, April 29 - Spring Potluck at the Potsdam Presbyterian Church at the junction of Rtes 11 and llB Ann & Tom Ortmeyer 265-8219 and Duncan & Lois Cutter 328-4675 Come at 5, plan to eat at 5:30. Our speaker will be Stuart Mesinger, author of the recently published book, “No Place I’d rather be. Wit and Wisdom from the Adirondack Lean-To Journals.” Signed copies will be available for purchase. Level 1

Saturday, May 5 - Black Pond - (Near Paul Smiths) Marg and Blair Madore 265-0602 This trip didn’t go in February so we’ll try again. Join us for a Kids on the Trail Hike. We’ll plan to eat lunch at the lean-to We’ll supply hot dogs and marsh-mallows if you supply the kids to roast them. Substitute Grandparents are welcome. Level 1

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Saturday, May 12 - Bog River Canoe/Birding Trip Joan Collins 261-4246 We’ll begin at the lower dam on the Bog River and canoe 3 miles up to a nice picnic area on Hitchins Pond. After a food break there will be an optional climb of Low’s ridge; 2mile RT and 400 feet of elevation gain. There are spectacular views from the summit. Bring binoculars. Level 3. This trip is jointly sponsored with St. Lawrence-Adirondack Audubon.

Sunday, May 13 Canoe - Madawaska Pond/Quebec Brook Neal Burdick 386-4648 This is flat water canoeing after a flat carry of about a half a mile before the put in. But it is worth it, especially if the black flies aren’t out yet. Level 2

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Saturday, May 19 - Hiking/Birding in the Massawepie Mire Joan Collins 261-4246 Eileen Wheeler. Massawepie is the largest bog (actually a fen!) in New York State. We will walk the old level railroad bed for about 4 miles RT and visit the South Branch of the Grass River. There will be an optional 2mile RT hike on the Mountaineer Trail along scenic Massawepie Lake in the afternoon. Boreal birds, bog plants and scenic views will be our focus. Bring binoculars. Level 2-3 This trip is jointly sponsored with St. Lawrence-Adirondack Audubon.

Sunday, May 20 – St. Regis Mountain Canoe, Kayak/Climb ( Jointly with Glens Falls Chapter) Mike Mclean 262-2564 Meet at Paul Smiths College Canoe Launch at 9 A.M. and canoe across Lower St. Regis, Spitfire, and Upper St. Regis, ditch our rides at a well defined trail that starts in Spring Cove and hits the St. Regis Mt. trail near the site of the former observer’s cabin. Approximately 7miles of paddling and 4 miles of hiking with 1600 feet of elevation gain. Level 4

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Saturday, May 26 - Lampson Falls Cleanup Gloria & Cliff Daly (613) 224-4413 Enjoy spring flowers and the roaring Grasse River as we pick up litter in the vicinity of the Falls. Take a few small garbage bags, work gloves and lunch. Kids are especially welcome! Meet at McDonalds in Canton for breakfast at 9 A.M. or at the trailhead at 10. We finish by 2 P.M. Level 1

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Saturday, June 2 - National Trails Day ADK’s recognition of National Trails Day will be held at the Heart Lake Program Center. Trail projects around the area, followed by a barbecue and celebration of the 85th anniversary of the Northville-Placid trail. Watch the club website for registration information.

Sunday, June 3 - Road Bike Trip David Trithart 265-8117 We’ll ride 20 to 30 miles on a route I’ll choose. We’ll start at 9AM, and travel at a pace of 12 to 15 mph so we’ll finish by noon. Level 3

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Thursday, June 7 Paddle Henderson Lake. Susan and John Omohundro 265-8365 A leisurely paddle of this lake after 1/4 mi. carry to the put-in from the Tahawus trailhead. Stupendous views of the High Peaks and Indian Pass. A swim and time for lunch at a leanto.

Saturday, June 9 - Biking near the Indian Creek Nature Center Tom Ortmeyer 265-8219 We’ll bike a 20 mile loop on the back roads near the Center. A mid morning start with a lunch stop along the way. Level 3

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Saturday, June 16 - Hike the High Peak of your choice Chuck Tracy 347-3585 I will lead a trip to any of the 46 high peaks with the most popular peak requested by the group being our destination. Details will follow the choice. Anyone working on their 46er list can feel free to contact me at anytime, as we do several other unscheduled hikes also. Level 5

Sunday, June 17 - Hike Debar Mountain Nancy Skiff 393-7507 Debar is one of the most prominent of the Northern Adirondacks. Seven and a half miles and 1600 feet of elevation gain. Level 4

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Saturday, June 23 - Streeter Lake Katherine and Gordon Batson 265-8491 Via Youngs road, this is an easy, gentle seven miles RT to Streeter Lake not far from Star Lake. The trail leads thru the old Schuler estate (Potato chip company) and across the Potato Patch. Level 2-3

Saturday, June 23 - Mount Colden John Barron (613) 828-2296 Hike to this high peak with spectacular summit views and plenty of points of interest en route. 12 miles RT 3500 feet of elevation gain. Moderate pace. Level 5

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Wednesday, June 27 - Evening Paddle and Picnic on Stark Falls Reservoir Dick Mooers 265-2774 We’ll plan to start around 5, paddle a while and have our picnic. Level 1-2

Friday, June 29 - Sunday, July 1 - Lake Harris Family Camping Weekend Two nights camping at Lake Harris State Park in Newcomb, with dayhike to Stony Pond on Saturday.

Saturday, June 30 - Low’s Ridge-Upper Dam trail Birding/Hiking Trip Joan Collins and Tom Wheeler 261-4246 The old level dirt road travels along some spectacular mixed wild areas to the Upper Dam on the Bog River, where we’ll have lunch . There is an optional climb up Low’s Ridge after lunch. RT distance to the Upper Dam is 5 miles and the optional climb adds 2 miles RT with 400 feet of elevation gain. Bring Binoculars ! Level 2-3 This trip is jointly sponsored with St. Lawrence-Adirondack Audubon.