Events Archive

October - December, 2019

Sat, Oct 5: Charleston Lake Provincial Park In Ontario, one hour from Ogdensburg bridge. Several short loops of 1 to 3 km for a total of about 7 km (4 miles). Participants can do one or more loops as they like. No elevation gain. Level 1-2. Pace slow. Contact John Barron, 613-828-2296 or

Fri, Oct 11 - Mon, Oct 14: Columbus Day Weekend in the High Peaks The Long Island chapter invites all ADK members to join them for their 42nd annual Columbus Day weekend based at Adirondack Loj. Details:

Sat, Oct 12: Cycling the Essex Chain Fat tire (recommended) or hybrid tire cycling on fair woods roads in the Essex Chain of Lakes Complex near Newcomb. Carpool from Potsdam or meet at a Newcomb location TBA at 10 AM, then cycle 10-12 miles on woods roads around Deer Pond and on to Jackson Pond. Views of Deer, Third, Fourth, Fifth and Jackson ponds. Bring lunch, water and repair kit. Bright clothing items recommended. This is not an off-road mountain-biking trip and the pace will be slow. Contact Dick Mooers, or 315-854-4186.

Sat, Oct 19: Hitchens Pond Walk We’ll start just west of Horsehoe Lake, which lies south of Tupper Lake, onto a gated old road that winds through marsh and forest for 2.4 miles to Hitchens Pond, where once A. A. Low ran his maple sugar, spring water, and logging empire. After lunch, we’ll return the same way. Little elevation change. Bad weather day on Sunday. A joint outing with North Woods chapter. Contact by Thursday for meeting time and place: John and Susan Omohundro,

Sun, Oct 20: Bike Hopkinton - Lake Ozonia - St Regis Falls Bike ride from Hopkinton to St. Regis Falls via Lake Ozonia, and then back to Hopkinton on the Port Kent Road. 25 miles, level 3. Contact Tom Ortmeyer, 315-244-3707.

Sat, Oct 26 - Sun, Oct 27: Stone Valley Trail Maintenance Weekend Join Mark Simon, coordinator of the Stone Valley Trail, and many students and other supporters in a work blitz to maintain and upgrade trails in our region. Projects range from difficult and technical to easy. Areas that have been featured in the past include Stone Valley Trail System, Red Sandstone Trail, Azure Mountain, and the climbing site at Snow Bowl State Forest. Contact Mark Simon at 315-261-8644 or

Sat, Nov 2: Hike Baker Woods Preserve Join us while we explore the trails of the Baker Woods Preserve in the Indian Lakes Conservancy near Natural Bridge, NY. We’ll visit a cedar bog, various pine forests, and Beaversprite pond (an active beaver pond). Optional side trip to Indian River. Approximately 4 miles RT, a few steep hills. Level 2. Contact Marianne Hebert,, 315-265-0756.

Sun, Nov 10: Annual Meeting and Fall Pot Luck First Presbyterian Church, Canton. Arrive 5 PM for supper to start at 5:30 PM. Bring a dish to share and your own tableware. Brief organizational meeting and presentation of photo contest awards. Guest speaker Neil Woodworth will give us his views of the Club as he approaches retirement as Executive Director of the Adirondack Mountain Club. Contact David Katz at 315-386-4393 or

Sat, Nov 16: New Exploring Parc Guindon in Cornwall This large municipal park is known for its network of cross country ski trails. We’re planning to hike some of the trails to become familiar with the layout in anticipation of skiing or snowshoeing there when the snow arrives. 6 km, small hills, Level 1-2. Sunday November 17 in case of bad weather. Contact John Barron (613-828-2296, or Marianne Hebert (315-265-0756,

Thu, Dec 5: Laurentian Chapter Executive Committee Meeting 6:00 pm, Potsdam. Contact David Katz,, 315-386-4393 for details.

Sun, Dec 8: Higley Flow State Park Annual Ski/Snowshoe/Hike and Cookout: Bring your kids, their grandparents, and your dogs to this annual early winter event. We’ll choose ski,snowshoe, or hike depending on conditions and do 2-3 miles followed by a cookout at a lean-to. I provide hot chocolate, hot dogs and fixings. Bring a snack to share if you wish. Contact Blair Madore,, 315-261-0751.

Sat, Dec 21: Solstice Ski to Clear Pond Ski into Clear Pond in the White Hill Wild Forest in Parishville. It is 1.9 mi. from the paved road (where we park) to the pond, following a snowmobile trail. The trail continues along the north side of the pond. Depending on how far we can go, the round-trip will be 4 to 5 miles. This is a moderately strenuous trip. It will be weather dependent for skiing. We will hike if there is no snow. Contact David Trithart,

Sat, Jan 4: Winter Celebration at Robert Moses State Park Nature Center Our traditional Winter pot luck party will take place for the first time at the new Eugene L. Nicandri Nature Center in Massena; and we’re holding it on the first Saturday of January instead of New Year’s Day. Bring simple snacks like hors d’oeuvres and desserts for a simple pot luck requiring no cooking and no or very limited warming. There are excellent trails for short ski, snowshoe, or hiking trips depending on conditions, starting about 11:00 AM. Brief tour of the Nature Center and its displays at 2:00 PM followed by party, which will end before 5:00 PM. Contact David Katz at 315-386-4393 or