Events Archive

Events, 2020

Sat, Jan 4: New Year Party and Potluck For the first time we’re shifting the traditional New Year’s Day party to the following Saturday and are holding it at the Eugene L Nicandri Nature Center at Robert Moses State Park near Massena. 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM out on the great trails suitable for skiing, snowshoeing, or walking. 2:00 PM a short presentation by Nature Center staff/volunteers about the Center followed by a simple no-cooking potluck party and we’ll finish by 5 PM. Contact David Katz, 315-386-4393 or

Fri, Jan 17 - Sun, Jan 19: ADK Winter Outing at Tug Hill Visit for details.

Sat, Jan 25: Massawepie We’ll trek along the top of some eskers among some big and little lakes, visiting their shorelines. Massawepie easement is on Rte 3 near Childwold. Rolling terrain, 4 miles approx. Joint outing with North Woods Chapter. Let us know that you’re interested by Jan. 23. John and Susan Omohundro,, 315-244-9131. Limit 12.

Sat, Jan 25: Hike or Snowshoe Catamount Mountain (South Colton) This small mountain offers a nice overlook of the Carry Falls Reservoir. Depending on conditions, we can hike or snowshoe. The first mile is a gradual climb, and then gets pretty steep for the last ½ mile. Colton Winterfest will be in full swing, so we have the option to visit Catamount Lodge afterwards for refreshments and to see the quilt show. 3-4 miles RT, 330 ft elevation gain. Level 2, slow pace. Contact Marianne Hebert, 315-265-0756 or

Sun, Jan 26: Outdoors - Indoors: Alaska - Birds, Other Wildlife, and Scenic Vistas Presented by Eileen Wheeler at 7:00 pm at the Potsdam Civic Center Community Room. Contact David Katz, 315-386-4393 or

Sat, Feb 1: Snowshoe Trip to Lilypad and Long Ponds We’ll snowshoe on the Goldmine Road south of Parishville, then take the trail to scenic Lilypad Pond and on to Long Pond for lunch. 5 miles round-trip, elevation gain 200 feet. Level 3. Moderate. Contact Tom Ortmeyer at 315-244-3707 or

Sat, Feb 8: Tupper Triad Join us as we attempt to snowshoe all three small mountains (Goodman, Coney and Arab) that form this winter challenge. Together, that is 7.6 miles and about 1700 feet of ascent. Of course, participants can opt out after the first or second hike, as they see fit. (There’s no guarantee the leader will make it through all three either). Contact Blair Madore at 315-261-0751 or

Sun, Feb 9: Outdoors - Indoors: An Introduction to the Natural History of the Adirondack Mountains Presented by Tom Langen at 7:00 pm at the Potsdam Civic Center Community Room. Contact David Katz, 315-386-4393 or

Sat, Feb 15: Skiing and Snowshoeing at Summerstown Trails A half day exploration of this area near Cornwall, Ontario. Groomed trails, easy terrain. Equipment is available for rental on site. Level 1-2. Contact John Barron, 613-828-2296 or

Sat, Feb 22: Ski the Peavine Swamp Lean-to Loop We’ll start at the Ranger School end of the trail in Wanakena. First we’ll visit the lean-to that is 1.4 miles up the trail in a pretty grove of large white pine. Then we will continue around the loop enjoying some moderately steep hills. Total distance is about 4.5 miles. Level 3. Optional late lunch at the Pine Cone Grill in Wanakena. Contact Holly Woodworth at or 315-848-2953.

Sun, Feb 23: Snowshoe at Paul Smith’s VIC The VIC is hosting its 3rd Annual Snowshoe Festival. We won’t participate in the races, but there will be other activities and refreshments. There is also a day use fee to use the trails. 3-4 miles RT, not much elevation gain. Level 2, slow pace. Contact Marianne Hebert, 315-265-0756 or

Sun, Mar 1: Outdoors - Indoors: Hiking in the Cotswolds Presented by Marianne Hebert at 7:00 pm at the Potsdam Civic Center Community Room. Contact David Katz, 315-386-4393 or

Sat, Mar 7: Skiing in Parc Guindon This large municipal park in Cornwall has a network of groomed and trackset cross country ski trails.About 8 km (5 miles), a few minor hills. Level 2. Contact John Barron, 613-828-2296 or

Sat, Mar 14: XC Ski to Great Camp Santanoni Join us for an ADK classic 9.8 mile roundtrip ski to the historic Great Camp Santanoni. We’ve timed this for their winter open-house so we can enjoy hot drinks and a warm fire when we arrive. Level 3-4. Call Blair Madore, 315-261-0751 or

Wed, Apr 29: or later - All Laurentian Chapter events are postponed indefinitely due to Covid-19.

Our outings program will restart when state and local regulations and Adk guidelines have determined that it is again safe and prudent to schedule group activities.

In the meantime, the North Country offers dozens of beautiful and under-utilized walking, biking, and paddling opportunities. Get outside and enjoy our woods and waters!

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