Events Archive

Events, 2021

Sat, Jan 2: New Year Gathering and Potluck We will celebrate the New Year with a (socially distanced) gathering at Higley Flow State Park, 1:00 - 3:00 pm. Come ski, snowshoe and tailgate at the park to kick off the New Year in nature. Bring a snack, weather permitting we will have a bonfire and the bathrooms will be open at the Lodge. Contact Joan Trivilino, joantrivilino@hotmail.com, 315-276-1663 for more information.

Sat, Jan 9: Ski to Clear Pond in White Hill Wild Forest, 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. TL David Trithart dtrithar@twcny.rr.com.

Sat, Jan 23: 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. Level 3. Contact Holly & Neil Woodworth at 315-848-2953 or hswoodworth@gmail.com.

Sun, Jan 24: Outdoors Indoors - Hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu Debra White will talk about the trip she took to Peru with her children Coleman and Emily Goughary. Live via zoom, 7-8:30PM. Zoom link: clarkson.zoom.us/j/8224806323. Contact Daqing Hou, dhou@clarkson.edu, for more information.

Sat, Feb 6: Hike/snowshoe at Peavine Swamp The Peavine offers three loops, and if followed to the end, which we won’t do this trip, access to Cranberry Lake and a lean-to. On this outing we’ll start at Route 3 and explore Loop 1, which circles on rolling terrain 4 miles through mostly hardwoods. It’s a rough route to ski, so we are declaring this a snowshoe trip. If the snow is thin, we’ll do it in spikes or bare boots. A joint outing with North Woods chapter. Laurentian chapter members only. Contact leaders by Feb. 4 latest. Limit 10. John and Susan Omohundro, adknwoutings@gmail.com.

Sun, Feb 7: Outdooors Indoors - Following Legends: The 46 Unsupported Thru Hike Katlin Rhodes & Bethany Garretson talk about their unassisted through-hike of the 46 high peaks: trip preparation, equipment, food, etc. Live via zoom, 7-8:30PM. Zoom link: clarkson.zoom.us/j/8224806323. Contact Daqing Hou, dhou@clarkson.edu, for more information.

Wed, Feb 10: Laurentian Chapter Executive Committee Meeting 7:00 pm via zoom. Contact David Katz, katzdavidr@protonmail.com, 315-386-4393 for details.

Sat, Feb 20: Skiing at Murphy's Point Provincial Park Near Perth, Ontario. In winter the campground roads and some hiking trails become well-groomed ski trails. We’ll ski for about 2-1/2 hours. About 10 km, level 2-3, easy terrain. Contact John Barron at 613-828-2296 or johnbarron@sympatico.ca.

Sat, Feb 27: Snowshoe to Pinnacle Mountain We’ll snowshoe from Rte. 458 near Santa Clara in to Pinnacle Mountain, the round-trip will be 4 to 5 miles. The first 1.5 miles to the base of the mountain is flat, and then a 380 foot rise on the mountain trail. Moderate. Contact trip leader Tom Ortmeyer, tortmeye@gmail.com, 315-244-3707.

Thu, Mar 4: Weekly Walk, Red Sandstone Trail Roads We will walk the dirt roads for approximately 2 miles, 1 hour round trip. Social distancing and masks are required. If trails are icy, traction devices such as micro-spikes are recommended. Meet at 7:30 a.m. in the trail head parking lot located off the “Back Hannawa Road” (CR59) between Potsdam and Hannawa Falls. From Potsdam, at the intersection of RT 11 and Clarkson Ave (County Route 59), drive south for 2.5 miles. The dirt access road to the northern parking lot is on the left just past Sweeney Road. A brown “trail parking” sign marks the entrance to the parking lot. Leaders for each week will vary. Contact Marianne Hebert, hebertm3308@gmail.com, 315-265-0756 for information.

Thu, Mar 11: Weekly Walk, Red Sandstone Trail Roads We will walk the dirt roads for approximately 2 miles, 1 hour round trip. Social distancing and masks are required. If trails are icy, traction devices such as micro-spikes are recommended. Meet at 7:30 a.m. in the trail head parking lot located off the “Back Hannawa Road” (CR59) between Potsdam and Hannawa Falls. From Potsdam, at the intersection of RT 11 and Clarkson Ave (County Route 59), drive south for 2.5 miles. The dirt access road to the northern parking lot is on the left just past Sweeney Road. A brown “trail parking” sign marks the entrance to the parking lot. Leaders for each week will vary. Contact Marianne Hebert, hebertm3308@gmail.com, 315-265-0756 for information.

Sun, Mar 14: Outdoors Indoors - Ridiculous Adventures of a National Park Ranger Park Ranger and Potsdam College alum Kristi Rugg talks about her adventures hiking and working in our National Parks. Live via zoom, 7-8:30PM. Zoom link: clarkson.zoom.us/j/8224806323. Contact Daqing Hou, dhou@clarkson.edu, for more information.

Thu, Mar 18: March Weekly Walk, Red Sandstone Trail Roads We will walk the dirt roads for approximately 2 miles, 1 hour round trip. Social distancing and masks are required. If trails are icy, traction devices such as micro-spikes are recommended. Meet at 7:30 a.m. in the trail head parking lot located off the “Back Hannawa Road” (CR59) between Potsdam and Hannawa Falls. From Potsdam, at the intersection of RT 11 and Clarkson Ave (County Route 59), drive south for 2.5 miles. The dirt access road to the northern parking lot is on the left just past Sweeney Road. A brown “trail parking” sign marks the entrance to the parking lot. Leaders for each week will vary. Contact Marianne Hebert, hebertm3308@gmail.com, 315-265-0756 for information.

Sat, Mar 20: Spring Equinox Road Walk This road walk will be 4-6 miles along one of the branches of the Grass River. We’re hoping for early spring conditions, the choice of route/distance will depend on the weather. Fairly Easy-Moderate. Contact trip leader Tom Ortmeyer, tortmeye@gmail.com, 315-244-3707.

Thu, Mar 25: March Weekly Walk, Red Sandstone Trail Roads We will walk the dirt roads for approximately 2 miles, 1 hour round trip. Social distancing and masks are required. If trails are icy, traction devices such as micro-spikes are recommended. Meet at 7:30 a.m. in the trail head parking lot located off the “Back Hannawa Road” (CR59) between Potsdam and Hannawa Falls. From Potsdam, at the intersection of RT 11 and Clarkson Ave (County Route 59), drive south for 2.5 miles. The dirt access road to the northern parking lot is on the left just past Sweeney Road. A brown “trail parking” sign marks the entrance to the parking lot. Leaders for each week will vary. Contact Marianne Hebert, hebertm3308@gmail.com, 315-265-0756 for information.

Thu, Apr 1: April Weekly Walk, Red Sandstone Trail Roads We will walk the dirt access roads for approximately 2 miles, 1 hour round trip. Social distancing and masks are required. If the roads are icy, traction devices such as micro-spikes are recommended. Meet at 7:30 a.m. in the trail head parking lot located off the “Back Hannawa Road” (CR59) between Potsdam and Hannawa Falls. From Potsdam, at the intersection of RT 11 and Clarkson Ave (County Route 59), drive south for 2.5 miles. The dirt access road to the northern parking lot is on the left just past Sweeney Road. A brown “trail parking” sign marks the entrance to the parking lot. Leaders for each week will vary. Contact Marianne Hebert, hebertm3308@gmail.com, 315-265-0756 for information.

Wed, Apr 7: Laurentian Chapter Executive Committee Meeting 7:00 pm via zoom. Contact David Katz, katzdavidr@protonmail.com, 315-386-4393 for details.

Thu, Apr 8: April Weekly Walk, Red Sandstone Trail Roads We will walk the dirt access roads for approximately 2 miles, 1 hour round trip. Social distancing and masks are required. If the roads are icy, traction devices such as micro-spikes are recommended. Meet at 7:30 a.m. in the trail head parking lot located off the “Back Hannawa Road” (CR59) between Potsdam and Hannawa Falls. From Potsdam, at the intersection of RT 11 and Clarkson Ave (County Route 59), drive south for 2.5 miles. The dirt access road to the northern parking lot is on the left just past Sweeney Road. A brown “trail parking” sign marks the entrance to the parking lot. Leaders for each week will vary. Contact Marianne Hebert, hebertm3308@gmail.com, 315-265-0756 for information.

Sat, Apr 10: Annual Tour of Tooley Pond Road Waterfalls Several short hikes from roadside to waterfalls and back. Spring flood usually makes this a spectacular display of water power and a great opportunity for photographs. About 3 miles in total with minimal ascent (Level 1 - 2). Contact Blair Madore at 315-261-0751 or madorebf@potsdam.edu for details. Usual covid protocols are in place and there is a maximum of eight participants.

Thu, Apr 15: April Weekly Walk, Red Sandstone Trail Roads We will walk the dirt access roads for approximately 2 miles, 1 hour round trip. Social distancing and masks are required. If the roads are icy, traction devices such as micro-spikes are recommended. Meet at 7:30 a.m. in the trail head parking lot located off the “Back Hannawa Road” (CR59) between Potsdam and Hannawa Falls. From Potsdam, at the intersection of RT 11 and Clarkson Ave (County Route 59), drive south for 2.5 miles. The dirt access road to the northern parking lot is on the left just past Sweeney Road. A brown “trail parking” sign marks the entrance to the parking lot. Leaders for each week will vary. Contact Marianne Hebert, hebertm3308@gmail.com, 315-265-0756 for information.

Thu, Apr 22: Earth Day Celebration Hike Joint outing with North Woods chapter. We’ll walk on mostly even ground, visit two lean-tos and stop at the third, on Osgood Pond, there to enjoy lunch and a celebration of the day. Each participant should bring a bag to collect trash and a bit of nature writing, poetry, or image to share with the group. Round trip about 3-4 miles. C+ difficulty rating. Limit 12. John and Susan Omohundro. Reply to Joan joantrivilino@hotmail.com and we’ll get back to you.

Thu, Apr 22: April Weekly Walk, Red Sandstone Trail Roads We will walk the dirt access roads for approximately 2 miles, 1 hour round trip. Social distancing and masks are required. If the roads are icy, traction devices such as micro-spikes are recommended. Meet at 7:30 a.m. in the trail head parking lot located off the “Back Hannawa Road” (CR59) between Potsdam and Hannawa Falls. From Potsdam, at the intersection of RT 11 and Clarkson Ave (County Route 59), drive south for 2.5 miles. The dirt access road to the northern parking lot is on the left just past Sweeney Road. A brown “trail parking” sign marks the entrance to the parking lot. Leaders for each week will vary. Contact Marianne Hebert, hebertm3308@gmail.com, 315-265-0756 for information.

Sun, Apr 25: Red Sandstone Trail Work Participants will work in small groups on such projects as brush cutting, bridge building, side cutting and stair building. Please wear gloves and bring water and a snack. Tools will be provided. Contact Blair Madore at 315-261-0751 or madorebf@potsdam.edu for details. Usual covid protocols are in place but there is no limit to participants as they will be assigned duties in different areas in small groups of 2-4.

Thu, Apr 29: April Weekly Walk, Red Sandstone Trail Roads We will walk the dirt access roads for approximately 2 miles, 1 hour round trip. Social distancing and masks are required. If the roads are icy, traction devices such as micro-spikes are recommended. Meet at 7:30 a.m. in the trail head parking lot located off the “Back Hannawa Road” (CR59) between Potsdam and Hannawa Falls. From Potsdam, at the intersection of RT 11 and Clarkson Ave (County Route 59), drive south for 2.5 miles. The dirt access road to the northern parking lot is on the left just past Sweeney Road. A brown “trail parking” sign marks the entrance to the parking lot. Leaders for each week will vary. Contact Marianne Hebert, hebertm3308@gmail.com, 315-265-0756 for information.

Thu, May 6: May Weekly Walk, Clarkson Munter Trails We will walk the gravel paths for approximately 2 miles, 1 hour round trip. Social distancing and masks are required. Meet near the parking lot by Stewarts Gas Station (26 Maple Street, Potsdam). Leaders for each week will vary. Contact Marianne Hebert, hebertm3308@gmail.com, 315-265-0756 for information.

Sat, May 8: Hike the Trails of Wellesley Island State Park About 3.5 miles with little elevation so Level 1-2. This is part of the ADK Laurentian Chapter Loony Loop Challenge. Contact Blair Madore at 315-261-0751 or madorebf@potsdam.edu for details. Usual covid protocols are in place and there is a maximum of eight participants.

Thu, May 13: May Weekly Walk, Clarkson Munter Trails We will walk the gravel paths for approximately 2 miles, 1 hour round trip. Social distancing and masks are required. Meet near the parking lot by Stewarts Gas Station (26 Maple Street, Potsdam). Leaders for each week will vary. Contact Marianne Hebert, hebertm3308@gmail.com, 315-265-0756 for information.

Sat, May 15: Hike Lilypad Pond in White Hill State Forest .It’s a 6.6 mi. RT from the Clear Pond parking area. Difficulty is moderate, but elevation gain is negligible. Contact David Trithart, dtrithar@twcny.rr.com

Thu, May 20: May Weekly Walk, Clarkson Munter Trails We will walk the gravel paths for approximately 2 miles, 1 hour round trip. Social distancing and masks are required. Meet near the parking lot by Stewarts Gas Station (26 Maple Street, Potsdam). Leaders for each week will vary. Contact Marianne Hebert, hebertm3308@gmail.com, 315-265-0756 for information.

Sat, May 22: Debar Mountain Trail Work We’ll meet at the parking lot across from the Roxy in Potsdam and leave at 8am. Bring any manageable handsaws, rakes, pickaxes, work gloves, BUG NETS, long sleeves, and pants. We’ll work our way up the mountain. Potentially after we can bushwhack to a shoulder off the side of the mountain (prime moose habitat) or visit the Debar Lodge area. Contact Jim Burdick at 716-338-7237 for info or RSVP. Social distancing and masks required. It’s ~7 miles round trip with ~1700 ft elevation gain, but not technical. Rain Date Saturday, May 29.

Sat, May 22: Rescheduled to May 29 BBAIII, ebird, and the High Falls of the Big Salmon River We will be hiking the trail to the High Falls of the Big Salmon River and walking along the Barnesville Road in the Titusville State Forest in Franklin County. The falls are impressive and there is a good trail of a little over a mile. We will also be participating in the third breeding bird atlas which is in its second year, observing birds and bird behavior. The atlas is using the ebird app to record results so we will include instruction and demonstration of this very easy to use,useful and powerful app. 5 participants limit plus leader(s). This is a prime migration and breeding period so we should have some interesting observations. Beautiful scenery, deep woods, slow pace walking up to four miles all together.Contact Tom Wheeler 315-386-2482. Early start to be set. Should we exceed the number wishing to sign up we may do a second session later in the week. Binoculars and cellphone (either android or ios) will be used. There may be limited coverage so participants should download the app ahead of time.

Thu, May 27: May Weekly Walk, Clarkson Munter Trails We will walk the gravel paths for approximately 2 miles, 1 hour round trip. Social distancing and masks are required. Meet near the parking lot by Stewarts Gas Station (26 Maple Street, Potsdam). Leaders for each week will vary. Contact Marianne Hebert, hebertm3308@gmail.com, 315-265-0756 for information.

Sat, May 29: Rescheduled from May 22 BBAIII, ebird, and the High Falls of the Big Salmon River We will be hiking the trail to the High Falls of the Big Salmon River and walking along the Barnesville Road in the Titusville State Forest in Franklin County. The falls are impressive and there is a good trail of a little over a mile. We will also be participating in the third breeding bird atlas which is in its second year, observing birds and bird behavior. The atlas is using the ebird app to record results so we will include instruction and demonstration of this very easy to use,useful and powerful app. 5 participants limit plus leader(s). This is a prime migration and breeding period so we should have some interesting observations. Beautiful scenery, deep woods, slow pace walking up to four miles all together.Contact Tom Wheeler 315-386-2482. Early start to be set. Should we exceed the number wishing to sign up we may do a second session later in the week. Binoculars and cellphone (either android or ios) will be used. There may be limited coverage so participants should download the app ahead of time.

Thu, Jun 3: June Weekly Walk, Bayside Cemetery We will walk the roads for approximately 2 miles, 1 hour round trip. Social distancing and masks are required. Meet at the entrance to Bayside Cemetery (730 CR59 “Back Hannawa Road”). Leaders for each week will vary. Contact Marianne Hebert, hebertm3308@gmail.com, 315-265-0756 for information.

Sat, Jun 5: Carry Falls Reservoir paddle We will travel north to south or south to north depending on the weather and wind conditions. If there is sufficient wind we plan to raft up canoes and put up a sail for easier propulsion. Bring a lunch and prepare for fun on the water. Contact Blair Madore at 315-261-0751 or madorebf@potsdam.edu for details. Usual covid protocols are in place and there is a maximum of eight participants.

Sun, Jun 6: BBAIII, ebird, and Silver Hill State Forest We will be visiting one of the local state forests located near Degrasse. We will explore the scenic roadways, paths, and do an easy bushwhack through a pine plantation. Less than twenty miles from Canton, the forest has a variety of scenic habitats, waterfalls, and forests and is not often visited in June. We will also be participating in the third breeding bird atlas which is in its second year, observing birds and bird behavior. The atlas is using the ebird app to record results so we will include instruction and demonstration of this very easy to use, useful and powerful app. Participants limited to five plus leader(s).This is a prime migration and breeding period so we should have some interesting observations. Beautiful scenery, deep woods, slow pace walking up to four miles altogether. Contact Tom Wheeler 315-386-2482. Early start to be set. Should we exceed the number wishing to sign up we may do a second session later in the week. Binoculars and cellphone (either android or ios) will be used. There may be limited coverage so participants should download the app ahead of time.

Thu, Jun 10: Weekly Walk, Clarkson Munter Trails We will walk the gravel paths for approximately 2 miles, 1 hour round trip. Social distancing and masks are required. Meet at 7:30am near the parking lot by Stewarts Gas Station (26 Maple Street, Potsdam). Contact Blair Madore, 315-261-0751, madorebf@potsdam.edu.

Wed, Jun 16: Evening paddle from Ives Park We’ll meet at 5:00 pm at Ives Park in Potsdam, and paddle the Raquette around the islands in the park. We’ll stop for a picnic along the way. We will observe social distancing. A mask is required if you are not vaccinated. Contact Tom Ortmeyer, 315-244-3707, tortmeye@gmail.com to confirm. Life jackets required.

Thu, Jun 17: Weekly Walk, Clarkson Munter Trails We will walk the gravel paths for approximately 2 miles, 1 hour round trip. We will observe social distancing. A mask is required if you are not vaccinated. Meet at 7:30am near the parking lot by Stewarts Gas Station (26 Maple Street, Potsdam). Contact Rose Rivezzi, 315-212-1750, rrivezzi@gmail.com.

Sat, Jun 19: BBAIII, ebird, and Deer River State Forest We will be visiting one of the local state forests located near Dickinson south of 11B in Franklin county. We will explore the scenic roadways and paths. Less than twenty five miles from Potsdam, the forest has a variety of scenic habitats, waterfalls, and forests and is not often visited in June. We will also be participating in the third breeding bird atlas which is in its second year, observing birds and bird behavior. The atlas is using the ebird app to record results so we will include instruction and demonstration of this very easy to use, useful and powerful app. Participants limited to five plus leader(s). We will observe social distancing. A mask is required if you are not vaccinated. This is a prime migration and breeding period so we should have some interesting observations. Beautiful scenery, deep woods, slow pace walking up to four miles altogether.Contact Tom Wheeler 315-386-2482. Early start to be set. Should we exceed the number wishing to sign up we may do a second session later in the week. Binoculars and cellphone (either android or ios) will be used. There may be limited coverage so participants should download the app ahead of time.

Sat, Jun 19: Copper Rock Falls/Sinclair Falls Trail Work Day We will do general clean up, sidecutting, and waterbar clearing on Copper Rock Falls and/or Sinclair Falls. We will observe social distancing. A mask is required if you are not vaccinated. Maximum Participants: 5. Contact Tom Ortmeyer, tortmeye@gmail.com, 315-244-3707, to sign up.

Wed, Jun 23: Evening Paddle on Hannawa Pond We’ll meet at 5:00pm at the cartop launch at the junction of Lenny Road and Browns Bridge road, and paddle Hannawa Pond. We’ll stop for a picnic along the way. We will observe social distancing. A mask is required if you are not vaccinated. Contact Tom Ortmeyer, 315-244-3707, tortmeye@gmail.com to confirm. Life jackets required.

Thu, Jun 24: Weekly Walk, Clarkson Munter Trails We will walk the gravel paths for approximately 2 miles, 1 hour round trip. We will observe social distancing. A mask is required if you are not vaccinated. Meet at 7:30am near the parking lot by Stewarts Gas Station (26 Maple Street, Potsdam). Contact Tom Ortmeyer, 315-244-3707, tortmeye@gmail.com.

Thu, Jul 1: Weekly Walk, Bayside Cemetery 6:00pm. We will walk the roads for approximately 2 miles, 1 hour round trip. We will observe social distancing. A mask is required if you are not vaccinated. Meet at the entrance to Bayside Cemetery (730 CR59 “Back Hannawa Road”). Leaders for each week will vary. Contact Marianne Hebert, hebertm3308@gmail.com, 315-265-0756 for information.

Thu, Jul 8: Weekly Walk, Bayside Cemetery 6:00pm. We will walk the roads for approximately 2 miles, 1 hour round trip. We will observe social distancing. A mask is required if you are not vaccinated. Meet at the entrance to Bayside Cemetery (730 CR59 “Back Hannawa Road”). Leaders for each week will vary. Contact Marianne Hebert, hebertm3308@gmail.com, 315-265-0756 for information.

Wed, Jul 14: Pirate Hike on the Red Sandstone Trail Children of all ages are invited to participate in this 3 mile hike. Hear the legend of the Pirates of the Racquette River and search for their lost treasure. Bring bug repellant, water and snacks, though some food will be provided. Limited to 24 participants. Masks or vaccination required to participate. This is a joint event with the Potsdam Public Library Outside (PPLO). Contact William Eckhert (library) weckert@potsdamlibrary.org or Blair Madore (ADK) madorebf@potsdam.edu, 315-261-0751 to register.

Thu, Jul 15: Weekly Walk, Bayside Cemetery 6:00pm. We will walk the roads for approximately 2 miles, 1 hour round trip. We will observe social distancing. A mask is required if you are not vaccinated. Meet at the entrance to Bayside Cemetery (730 CR59 “Back Hannawa Road”). Leaders for each week will vary. Contact Marianne Hebert, hebertm3308@gmail.com, 315-265-0756 for information.

Thu, Jul 22: Weekly Walk, Bayside Cemetery 6:00pm. We will walk the roads for approximately 2 miles, 1 hour round trip. We will observe social distancing. A mask is required if you are not vaccinated. Meet at the entrance to Bayside Cemetery (730 CR59 “Back Hannawa Road”). Leaders for each week will vary. Contact Marianne Hebert, hebertm3308@gmail.com, 315-265-0756 for information.

Sat, Jul 24: Trail Work on the Red Sandstone Trail Join us in various trail projects that typically involve brush trimming, building stairs, repairing bridges and building boardwalks. Please wear gloves and bring water and insect repellant. Tools are provided. Expect to work for about two hours. Contact Blair Madore madorebf@potsdam.edu, 315-261-0751.

Wed, Jul 28: Evening Paddle on the Little River We’ll paddle down the Little River and up the Grasse to Taylor Park in Canton. We’ll take a break at the park, and then return. Contact Tom Ortmeyer, 315-244-3707, tortmeye@gmail.com to confirm. Life jackets required.

Thu, Jul 29: Weekly Walk, Bayside Cemetery 6:00pm. We will walk the roads for approximately 2 miles, 1 hour round trip. We will observe social distancing. A mask is required if you are not vaccinated. Meet at the entrance to Bayside Cemetery (730 CR59 “Back Hannawa Road”). Leaders for each week will vary. Contact Marianne Hebert, hebertm3308@gmail.com, 315-265-0756 for information.

Thu, Aug 5: Weekly Walk, Clarkson Munter Trails 6:00pm. We will walk the gravel paths for approximately 2 miles, 1 hour round trip. We will observe social distancing. A mask is required if you are not vaccinated. Meet at 6:00pm near the parking lot by Stewarts Gas Station (26 Maple Street, Potsdam). Contact Marianne Hebert, hebertm3308@gmail.com, 315-265-0756 for information.

Sat, Aug 7: Hike the trails of Wellesley Island State Park About 3.5 miles with little elevation so Level 1-2. This is part of the ADK Laurentian Chapter Loony Loop Challenge. Contact Blair Madore at 315-261-0751, madorebf@potsdam.edu for details.

Sun, Aug 8: Wolf Lake Loop We’ll start at the trailhead near Talcville and hike this beautiful loop past Moon, Wolf and Huckleberry Lakes. Each Lake has a lean-to and we plan to stop for a snack at one of them. The trail passes some areas of beaver activity and interesting rock formations. We plan a leisurely pace. The trip is approximately 5 miles over rolling terrain. Contact Holly or Neil Woodworth at hswoodworth@gmail.com or 315-848-2953.

Thu, Aug 12: Weekly Walk, Clarkson Munter Trails 6:00pm. We will walk the gravel paths for approximately 2 miles, 1 hour round trip. We will observe social distancing. A mask is required if you are not vaccinated. Meet at 6:00pm near the parking lot by Stewarts Gas Station (26 Maple Street, Potsdam). Contact Marianne Hebert, hebertm3308@gmail.com, 315-265-0756 for information.

Thu, Aug 19: Weekly Walk, Clarkson Munter Trails 6:00pm. We will walk the gravel paths for approximately 2 miles, 1 hour round trip. We will observe social distancing. A mask is required if you are not vaccinated. Meet at 6:00pm near the parking lot by Stewarts Gas Station (26 Maple Street, Potsdam). Contact Marianne Hebert, hebertm3308@gmail.com, 315-265-0756 for information.

Thu, Aug 26: Weekly Walk, Clarkson Munter Trails 6:00pm. We will walk the gravel paths for approximately 2 miles, 1 hour round trip. We will observe social distancing. A mask is required if you are not vaccinated. Meet at 6:00pm near the parking lot by Stewarts Gas Station (26 Maple Street, Potsdam). Contact Marianne Hebert, hebertm3308@gmail.com, 315-265-0756 for information.

Thu, Sep 2: Weekly Walk, Bayside Cemetery 6:00pm. We will walk the roads for approximately 2 miles, 1 hour round trip. We will observe social distancing. A mask is required if you are not vaccinated. Meet at the entrance to Bayside Cemetery (730 CR59 “Back Hannawa Road”). Leaders for each week will vary. Contact Marianne Hebert, hebertm3308@gmail.com, 315-265-0756 for information.

Thu, Sep 9: Weekly Walk, Bayside Cemetery 6:00pm. We will walk the roads for approximately 2 miles, 1 hour round trip. We will observe social distancing. A mask is required if you are not vaccinated. Meet at the entrance to Bayside Cemetery (730 CR59 “Back Hannawa Road”). Leaders for each week will vary. Contact Marianne Hebert, hebertm3308@gmail.com, 315-265-0756 for information.

Thu, Sep 16: Weekly Walk, Bayside Cemetery 6:00pm. We will walk the roads for approximately 2 miles, 1 hour round trip. We will observe social distancing. A mask is required if you are not vaccinated. Meet at the entrance to Bayside Cemetery (730 CR59 “Back Hannawa Road”). Leaders for each week will vary. Contact Marianne Hebert, hebertm3308@gmail.com, 315-265-0756 for information.

Sat, Sep 18: St. Regis Mountain Hike We’ll climb St. Regis Mountain, and enjoy the late summer views from the fire tower there. 6 miles RT, 1500 foot elevation change. Contact Tom Ortmeyer, 315-244-3707, tortmeye@gmail.com for details. Strenuous.

Thu, Sep 23: Weekly Walk, Bayside Cemetery 6:00pm. We will walk the roads for approximately 2 miles, 1 hour round trip. We will observe social distancing. A mask is required if you are not vaccinated. Meet at the entrance to Bayside Cemetery (730 CR59 “Back Hannawa Road”). Leaders for each week will vary. Contact Marianne Hebert, hebertm3308@gmail.com, 315-265-0756 for information.

Fri, Sep 24 - Sun, Sep 26: ADK Fall Weekend The 2021 ADK Fall Outing Weekend will be hosted by the Onondaga Chapter in the Old Forge/Inlet Area on September 24–26 with headquarters (trips and food) at the Old Forge Recreation Center. Visit the Fall Weekend website for details and for registration.

Sat, Sep 25: Trail Work on the Red Sandstone Trail Join us in various trail projects that typically involve brush trimming, building stairs, repairing bridges and building boardwalks. Please wear gloves and bring water and insect repellant. Tools are provided. Expect to work for about two hours. Contact Blair Madore, madorebf@potsdam.edu or 315-261-0751.

Thu, Sep 30: Weekly Walk, Bayside Cemetery 6:00pm. We will walk the roads for approximately 2 miles, 1 hour round trip. We will observe social distancing. A mask is required if you are not vaccinated. Meet at the entrance to Bayside Cemetery (730 CR59 “Back Hannawa Road”). Leaders for each week will vary. Contact Marianne Hebert, hebertm3308@gmail.com, 315-265-0756 for information.

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