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Events, 2022

Sat, Jan 1: Annual New Year Gathering and Potluck We will kick off the celebration of the 50th Anniversary of our Laurentian Chapter. 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. The Lodge will be open with hot chocolate and celebratory cupcakes prepared by Big Spoon Kitchen. Contact Joan Trivilino trivilinoj@gmail.com for details.

Thu, Jan 6: Weekly Walk, Red Sandstone Trail Roads 7:30 a.m. We will walk the dirt access roads for approximately 2 miles, 1 hour round trip. 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, chair@adklaurentian.org, 315-265-0756 for information.

Sat, Jan 8: 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.

Sun, Jan 9: Mt. Van Hoevenberg snowshoe We will determine starting time as trip gets closer. This is a 4.4 mile RT hike with elevation gain of 892 feet. We will be using the South Meadow approach. Please note we will have a bit of a walk from the road to the trailhead. It gets pretty busy in that area. Contact Dana Chudzinski, chudski63@yahoo.com, 315-244-5315.

Thu, Jan 13: Weekly Walk, Red Sandstone Trail Roads 7:30 a.m. We will walk the dirt access roads for approximately 2 miles, 1 hour round trip. 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, chair@adklaurentian.org, 315-265-0756 for information.

Sat, Jan 15: Mt. Arab climb We’ll use spikes or snowshoes on this 2.2 miles RT for an elevation gain of 764 feet. The view from the fire tower can be awesome. Perhaps we’ll lunch on the porch of the observer’s cabin.  A joint outing with North Woods Chapter. Group limit 10. John Omohundro, omohunjt@northnet.org.

Thu, Jan 20: Weekly Walk, Red Sandstone Trail Roads 7:30 a.m. We will walk the dirt access roads for approximately 2 miles, 1 hour round trip. 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, chair@adklaurentian.org, 315-265-0756 for information.

Sat, Jan 22: Snowshoe or hike to Church Pond in the North Branch of the Grasse River on a relatively easy walk of about 5 miles. Leader: Tom Van de Water 315-261-1723 or tvandewater@ccsdk12.org.

Thu, Jan 27: Weekly Walk, Red Sandstone Trail Roads 7:30 a.m. We will walk the dirt access roads for approximately 2 miles, 1 hour round trip. 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, chair@adklaurentian.org, 315-265-0756 for information.

Sat, Jan 29 - Sun, Jan 30: Winter Weekend at Higley Flow State Park Check higleyfriends.org/higley-flow-winter-weekend.html for details.

Sun, Jan 30: Outdoors Indoors - Sabbatical Down Under Talk and presentation by William L. Romey. Live via zoom, 7-8:30PM. Zoom link: clarkson.zoom.us/j/92200443454. Contact Daqing Hou, indoors@adklaurentian.org, for more information.

Thu, Feb 3: Weekly Walk, Red Sandstone Trail Roads 7:30 a.m. We will walk the dirt access roads for approximately 2 miles, 1 hour round trip. 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, chair@adklaurentian.org, 315-265-0756 for information.

Sat, Feb 5: Beginner snowshoeing at the Nicandri Center We will snowshoe in the afternoon on the trails from the Nicandri Center at Robert Moses Park near Massena.  The center has snowshoes available, and no previous snowshoeing experience is needed. We’ll have a brief training session and go out for 2-3 miles on the trails there. Contact Tom Ortmeyer to sign up, tortmeye@gmail.com, 315-244-3707.  Level 2, Fairly Easy.

Thu, Feb 10: Weekly Walk, Red Sandstone Trail Roads 7:30 a.m. We will walk the dirt access roads for approximately 2 miles, 1 hour round trip. 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, chair@adklaurentian.org, 315-265-0756 for information.

Sat, Feb 12: 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.  3-4 miles RT, 330 ft elevation gain. Level 2, slow pace. Contact Marianne Hebert, 315-265-0756 or hebertm3308@gmail.com.

Thu, Feb 17: Weekly Walk, Red Sandstone Trail Roads 7:30 a.m. We will walk the dirt access roads for approximately 2 miles, 1 hour round trip. 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, chair@adklaurentian.org, 315-265-0756 for information.

Sat, Feb 19: Stone Valley Snowshoe We will celebrate the reopening of the Browns Bridge by snowshoeing the Stone Valley Loop.  We’ll start on the north end on the west side, and stop for a picnic lunch in Colton before our return on the east side of the river.  6-7 miles in length.  Contact Tom Ortmeyer for details and to sign up: tortmeye@gmail.com, 315-244-3707.  Level 4 Strenuous. 

Thu, Feb 24: Weekly Walk, Red Sandstone Trail Roads 7:30 a.m. We will walk the dirt access roads for approximately 2 miles, 1 hour round trip. 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, chair@adklaurentian.org, 315-265-0756 for information.

Sun, Feb 27: Outdoors Indoors - An Introduction to the Natural History of the Adirondack Mountains Talk and presentation by Tom Langen. Live via zoom, 7-8:30PM. Zoom link: clarkson.zoom.us/j/92200443454. Contact Daqing Hou, indoors@adklaurentian.org, for more information.

Thu, Mar 3: Weekly Walk, Red Sandstone Trail Roads 7:30 a.m. We will walk the dirt access roads for approximately 2 miles, 1 hour round trip. 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, chair@adklaurentian.org, 315-265-0756 for information.

Fri, Mar 11: Weekly Walk, Red Sandstone Trail Roads 7:30 a.m. We will walk the dirt access roads for approximately 2 miles, 1 hour round trip. 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, chair@adklaurentian.org, 315-265-0756 for information.

Thu, Mar 17: Weekly Walk, Red Sandstone Trail Roads 7:30 a.m. We will walk the dirt access roads for approximately 2 miles, 1 hour round trip. 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, chair@adklaurentian.org, 315-265-0756 for information.

Sun, Mar 20: Outdoors Indoors - Why I Miss the Adirondacks When I’m Away Talk and presentation by Holly Chorba. Live via zoom, 7-8:30PM. Zoom link: clarkson.zoom.us/j/92200443454. Contact Daqing Hou, indoors@adklaurentian.org, for more information.

Thu, Mar 24: Weekly Walk, Red Sandstone Trail Roads 7:30 a.m. We will walk the dirt access roads for approximately 2 miles, 1 hour round trip. 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, chair@adklaurentian.org, 315-265-0756 for information.

Thu, Mar 31: Weekly Walk, Red Sandstone Trail Roads 7:30 a.m. We will walk the dirt access roads for approximately 2 miles, 1 hour round trip. 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, chair@adklaurentian.org, 315-265-0756 for information.

Wed, Apr 6: Laurentian Chapter Executive Committee Meeting 7:00 pm via zoom. Contact Marianne Hebert, chair@adklaurentian.org, 315-265-0756 for details.

Thu, Apr 7: Weekly Walk, Red Sandstone Trail Roads 7:30 a.m. We will walk the roads for approximately 2 miles, 1 hour round trip. 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 gravel 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, chair@adklaurentian.org, 315-265-0756 for information.

Thu, Apr 14: Weekly Walk, Red Sandstone Trail Roads 7:30 a.m. We will walk the roads for approximately 2 miles, 1 hour round trip. 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 gravel 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, chair@adklaurentian.org, 315-265-0756 for information.

Sat, Apr 16: Orebed Creek State Forest Wildflower Walk We will walk uphill on the road and bushwhack back down along Orebed Creek, admiring the carpets of wildflowers and spring birdsong en route. About 3 miles, fairly easy. Contact David Katz, secretary@adklaurentian.org.

Thu, Apr 21: Weekly Walk, Red Sandstone Trail Roads 7:30 a.m. We will walk the roads for approximately 2 miles, 1 hour round trip. 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 gravel 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, chair@adklaurentian.org, 315-265-0756 for information.

Sat, Apr 23: Harper Falls Wildflower Walk We will enjoy the wildflowers in Downerville State Forest and Grass River Wild Forest along the North Branch Grass River from Downerville to Harper’s Falls, approx. 4 miles roundtrip, fairly easy. We will pause for snacks at Harper’s Falls. Contact David Katz, secretary@adklaurentian.org.

Thu, Apr 28: Weekly Walk, Red Sandstone Trail Roads 7:30 a.m. We will walk the roads for approximately 2 miles, 1 hour round trip. 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 gravel 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, chair@adklaurentian.org, 315-265-0756 for information.

Sat, Apr 30: Outing Leadership Clinic Learn our basic procedures and relive some of our experiences in this introduction to being an ADK Laurentian outing leader. The morning presentation will cover planning outings, writing descriptions, vetting participants, and risk management, followed by a half-day simulated outing at Higley Flow State Park. Model hike is about two miles, in easy to moderate terrain, at a slow pace. Dress in layers and bring lunch. Members only. Contact Marianne Hebert, chair@adklaurentian.org, 315-265-0756.

Thu, May 5: Weekly Walk, Clarkson Munter Trails We will walk the roads for approximately 2 miles, 1 hour round trip. Meet at 7:30 am near the parking lot by Stewarts Gas Station (26 Maple Street, Potsdam). Leaders for each week will vary. Contact Marianne Hebert, chair@adklaurentian.org, 315-265-0756 for information.

Sat, May 7: Bear Mt We will begin at the Gilbert tract parking area on Route 3 and hike out and back to the mountain. There is a lovely view of Cranberry Lake a short way past the top of the mountain. We hope to find wildflowers and to beat the beginning of bug season. It is approximately a 6.6 mile round trip with a 660 Ft ascent with some switchbacks making the climb easier. Contact: Holly Woodworth at hswoodworth@gmail,com or 315-848-2953.

Thu, May 12: Weekly Walk, Clarkson Munter Trails We will walk the roads for approximately 2 miles, 1 hour round trip. Meet at 7:30am near the parking lot behind the Clarkson Walker Arena and Hantz Field off Clarkson Ave aka Back Hannawa Rd (CR 59). Leaders for each week will vary. Contact Marianne Hebert, chair@adklaurentian.org, 315-265-0756 for information.

Sat, May 14: Rescheduled to May 21 Whippoorwill Corners State Forest Wildflower Walk The wildflowers should still be in full bloom for a walk along Plumb Brook, returning to the trailhead via the horse trails, with optional follow-up walk on the upland trails. Total distance 2 miles, fairly easy. Add 1 – 2 miles for the upland trails. Contact David Katz, secretary@adklaurentian.org.

Thu, May 19: Weekly Walk, Clarkson Munter Trails We will walk the roads for approximately 2 miles, 1 hour round trip. Meet at 7:30am near the parking lot behind the Clarkson Walker Arena and Hantz Field off Clarkson Ave aka Back Hannawa Rd (CR 59). Leaders for each week will vary. Contact Marianne Hebert, chair@adklaurentian.org, 315-265-0756 for information.

Sat, May 21: Rescheduled from May 14 Whippoorwill Corners State Forest Wildflower Walk The wildflowers should still be in full bloom for a walk along Plumb Brook, returning to the trailhead via the horse trails, with optional follow-up walk on the upland trails. Total distance 2 miles, fairly easy. Add 1 – 2 miles for the upland trails. Contact David Katz, secretary@adklaurentian.org.

Sat, May 21: Cancelled Potsdam-Stockholm Bike Bicycle ride beginning in Potsdam and following an approx. 20 mile loop with through Stockholm. Starting at 10 am. This route is fairly flat and on mostly lightly traveled roads. For more information contact David Trithart dtrithar@twcny.rr.com.

Sun, May 22: Rescheduled to June 12 Glenmeal State Forest Spring Mud Hike Break in your boots with a hike in a little gem of a forest in Pierrepont. 2-3 miles, elevation gain 100 ft. Contact Marianne Hebert, chair@adklaurentian.org, 315-265-0756 for information.

Thu, May 26: Weekly Walk, Clarkson Munter Trails We will walk the roads for approximately 2 miles, 1 hour round trip. Meet at 7:30am near the parking lot behind the Clarkson Walker Arena and Hantz Field off Clarkson Ave aka Back Hannawa Rd (CR 59). Leaders for each week will vary. Contact Marianne Hebert, chair@adklaurentian.org, 315-265-0756 for information.

Thu, Jun 2: Weekly Walk, Bayside Cemetery 6:00pm. We will walk the roads for approximately 2 miles, 1 hour round trip. Meet at the entrance to Bayside Cemetery (730 CR59 “Back Hannawa Road”). Leaders for each week will vary. Contact Marianne Hebert, chair@adklaurentian.org, 315-265-0756 for information.

Sat, Jun 4: Paddle Trip from Massena Intake We’ll launch from the newly renovated Massena Intake Boat Launch, and explore the peninsulas and bays of the St. Lawrence upstream from there. About 5 miles of paddling. Level 3. Contact Tom Ortmeyer for details, tortmeye@gmail.com, 315-244-3707.

Thu, Jun 9: Weekly Walk, Bayside Cemetery 6:00pm. We will walk the roads for approximately 2 miles, 1 hour round trip. Meet at the entrance to Bayside Cemetery (730 CR59 “Back Hannawa Road”). Leaders for each week will vary. Contact Marianne Hebert, chair@adklaurentian.org, 315-265-0756 for information.

Sun, Jun 12: Clean up The Saranac River Grab your grungiest clothes, your closed toe/lace up sneakers, and an old pair of garden gloves, and join us as we clean up the Saranac River downriver from downtown for a mile or two. The canoes and all the equipment you need is provided by St. Regis Canoe Outfitters, so bring yourself and a sense of adventure. You never know what you might find at the bottom of the river. In years past we have uncovered bed springs, shopping carts, a guitar, more cans of beer, plastic bags, and more tires than you can imagine. Come join us and help fill a boat. A joint outing with all kinds of river users. Starting at noon for about three hours. Refreshments after. Single paddlers welcome: we’ll pair you up. Contact John at omohunjt@northnet.org.

Sun, Jun 12: Rescheduled from May 22 Glenmeal State Forest Spring Mud Hike Break in your boots with a hike in a little gem of a forest in Pierrepont. 2-3 miles, elevation gain 100 ft. Contact Marianne Hebert, chair@adklaurentian.org, 315-265-0756 for information.

Mon, Jun 13: ADK Cycle Outing ADK’s annual cycle outing, June 13 - 18, based in Potsdam. Multiple ride options daily in the Saint Lawrence River Valley and along the rivers that flow north from the Adirondacks. Several rides are across the river in southeastern Ontario and western Quebec. Visit adk.org/event/adk-cycle-outing/ for more info.

Thu, Jun 16: Weekly Walk, Bayside Cemetery 6:00pm. We will walk the roads for approximately 2 miles, 1 hour round trip. Meet at the entrance to Bayside Cemetery (730 CR59 “Back Hannawa Road”). Leaders for each week will vary. Contact Marianne Hebert, chair@adklaurentian.org, 315-265-0756 for information.

Thu, Jun 23: Weekly Walk, Bayside Cemetery 6:00pm. We will walk the roads for approximately 2 miles, 1 hour round trip. Meet at the entrance to Bayside Cemetery (730 CR59 “Back Hannawa Road”). Leaders for each week will vary. Contact Marianne Hebert, chair@adklaurentian.org, 315-265-0756 for information.

Sat, Jun 25: Tooley Pond Road “Clarksboro Trail” We will explore the new trail to an outlook which has a lovely view of Twin Falls. 2.2 miles RT, 250 ft elevation gain. After lunch, we will have time to explore some of the waterfalls along Tooley Pond road, most likely Sinclair and Basford falls for an additional mile of hiking. Contact Marianne Hebert, chair@adklaurentian.org, 315-265-0756 for information.

Thu, Jun 30: Weekly Walk, Bayside Cemetery 6:00pm. We will walk the roads for approximately 2 miles, 1 hour round trip. Meet at the entrance to Bayside Cemetery (730 CR59 “Back Hannawa Road”). Leaders for each week will vary. Contact Marianne Hebert, chair@adklaurentian.org, 315-265-0756 for information.

Thu, Jul 7: Weekly Walk, Clarkson Munter Trails 6:00pm. We will walk the roads for approximately 2 miles, 1 hour round trip. Meet near the parking lot behind the Clarkson Walker Arena and Hantz Field off Clarkson Ave (CR59 “Back Hannawa Road”). Leaders for each week will vary. Contact Marianne Hebert, chair@adklaurentian.org, 315-265-0756 for information.

Sat, Jul 9: Bear Mountain Hike This is an ADK Laurentian Loony Loop Challenge hike. The summit is wooded, with no view, but there is an overlook with excellent views of Cranberry Lake and the Five Ponds Wilderness. State Park day use fees may apply. 3.8 mile loop with 700 feet of elevation. Level 3, Moderate. Contact Marianne Hebert, chair@adklaurentian.org, 315-265-0756 for information.

Thu, Jul 14: Weekly Walk, Clarkson Munter Trails 6:00pm. We will walk the roads for approximately 2 miles, 1 hour round trip. Meet near the parking lot behind the Clarkson Walker Arena and Hantz Field off Clarkson Ave (CR59 “Back Hannawa Road”). Leaders for each week will vary. Contact Marianne Hebert, chair@adklaurentian.org, 315-265-0756 for information.

Sat, Jul 16: Anniversary Celebration at Murphy's Point Provincial Park As US/Canada border considerations still pose problems for some, we’re holding a local celebration north of the St. Lawrence. The organized event will be a social gathering and picnic to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Adirondack Mountain Club and the 50th anniversary of the Laurentian Chapter. There are excellent possibilities of self-organized hiking, paddling, and cycling trips as well as swimming available. All from both sides of the border are welcome. Contact John Barron, 613-828-2296, johnbarron@sympatico.ca.

Thu, Jul 21: Weekly Walk, Clarkson Munter Trails 6:00pm. We will walk the roads for approximately 2 miles, 1 hour round trip. Meet near the parking lot behind the Clarkson Walker Arena and Hantz Field off Clarkson Ave (CR59 “Back Hannawa Road”). Leaders for each week will vary. Contact Marianne Hebert, chair@adklaurentian.org, 315-265-0756 for information.

Sun, Jul 24: 50th Anniversary Celebration Sandstoner Park, Potsdam, 2:00-8:00PM

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Laurentian Chapter at Sandstoner Park in Potsdam. Paddling, games, 50 years in review, picnic catered by Big Spoon Kitchen, music by Josh Barkley and Gabe Schmid-Doyle.

Full details and schedule on our 50th Anniversary Celebration page.

Outing choices for the celebration:

Paddle the Log Driver’s Trail 2:00PM departure from Sandstoner Park beach. Easy 3 mile scenic paddling tour of attractive islands in the Raquette river and a view of downtown Potsdam below the dam. Contact Greg Smith & Cindy Glover, smithgn.greg@gmail.com, for details.

Nature & History Hike on the Raquette The hike will mix nature observation with some history of the Raquette River. We’ll start walking at 2:00, from the Mill St trailhead (across from the Hannawa Fire Department), We’ll amble north along the river shore for an hour or so, then retrace our steps. Wear sturdy walking shoes and bring some water. Contact John & Susan Omohondro, omohunjt@northnet.org, for details.

Upper & Lower Lakes Bike Tour. We’ll start at 1pm from the Grass River Boat Launch on Rte. 68, and bike around the perimeter of the Upper and Lower Lakes Wildlife Management Area. This will be a leisurely ride with multiple stops, including the Indian Creek Nature Center. 16 to 18 miles total. Level 3. Contact Tom Ortmeyer, 315-244-3707, tortmeye@gmail.com, for details.

Mon, Jul 25: Huckleberry Lake Hike 4.4 mile round-trip hike to Huckleberry Lake in Wolf Lake State Forest from the west parking area on Ames Road in Talcville. This will be a leisurely out and back hike with a lengthy lunch at the lean-to, so you might bring something special to share. Trails in Wolf Lake State Forest have little elevation gain but sometimes rough or wet footing, suggesting hiking boots and poles. The forest is geologically part of the Laurentian Shield of Canada, so the terrain and plant life are as seen in the paintings of Tom Thompson and the Group of Seven at the National Gallery in Ottawa. Contact Dick Mooers at 315-854-4186.

Thu, Jul 28: Weekly Walk, Clarkson Munter Trails 6:00pm. We will walk the roads for approximately 2 miles, 1 hour round trip. Meet near the parking lot behind the Clarkson Walker Arena and Hantz Field off Clarkson Ave (CR59 “Back Hannawa Road”). Leaders for each week will vary. Contact Marianne Hebert, chair@adklaurentian.org, 315-265-0756 for information.

Sun, Jul 31: Bicycle to Kring Point State Park Joint outing with Black River Chapter. We will start near Oak Point on the St. Lawrence, and take an inland route upstream to Kring Point State Park, where we’ll have a leisurely lunch break with perhaps a stop for ice cream when leaving the park. We’ll ride at a relaxed pace and enjoy the views. Our return will be along the river, and we expect to have a nice tailwind. Total distance: 31 miles. Level 3-4 depending on conditions. Contact Tom Ortmeyer, tortmeyer@gmail.com, 315-244-3707, to sign up and for details.

Wed, Aug 3: 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. Contact Tom Ortmeyer 315-244-3707 for details. Life jackets required.

Thu, Aug 4: Weekly Walk, Bayside Cemetery 6:00pm. We will walk the roads for approximately 2 miles, 1 hour round trip. Meet at the entrance to Bayside Cemetery (730 CR59 “Back Hannawa Road”). Leaders for each week will vary. Contact Marianne Hebert, chair@adklaurentian.org, 315-265-0756 for information.

Thu, Aug 11: Weekly Walk, Bayside Cemetery 6:00pm. We will walk the roads for approximately 2 miles, 1 hour round trip. Meet at the entrance to Bayside Cemetery (730 CR59 “Back Hannawa Road”). Leaders for each week will vary. Contact Marianne Hebert, chair@adklaurentian.org, 315-265-0756 for information.

Sun, Aug 14: Hike Wellesley Island State Park This is an ADK Laurentian Loony Loop Challenge hike. The trail passes through a variety of habitats and offers spectacular views of “The Narrows” and Eel Bay along the St. Lawrence River. The climb to the overlook is fairly steep and rocky. State Park day use fees may apply. 3.5 miles RT, 180 ft. elevation gain. Level 2, Fairly easy. Contact Marianne Hebert, chair@adklaurentian.org, 315-265-0756, for information.

Thu, Aug 18: Weekly Walk, Bayside Cemetery 6:00pm. We will walk the roads for approximately 2 miles, 1 hour round trip. Meet at the entrance to Bayside Cemetery (730 CR59 “Back Hannawa Road”). Leaders for each week will vary. Contact Marianne Hebert, chair@adklaurentian.org, 315-265-0756 for information.

Sat, Aug 20: Hike to West Branch St. Regis River and Moose’s Pond We will hike a 4-mile loop trail with stops at the West Branch of the St. Regis River and Moose’s Pond in the D.E.C. 5-mile conservation easement. Learn where to hike, paddling opportunities, and how a D.E.C. conservation easement works. We will also see the entrance to the proposed D.E.C. Kildare conservation easement. Just on the dirt road drive in, I have seen deer, ruffed grouse, spruce grouse and wild turkey. On the hike, we may see a Barred Owl, beaver or Red-shouldered hawk. Contact Greg Nye Smith at smithgn.greg@gmail.com.

Thu, Aug 25: Weekly Walk, Bayside Cemetery 6:00pm. We will walk the roads for approximately 2 miles, 1 hour round trip. Meet at the entrance to Bayside Cemetery (730 CR59 “Back Hannawa Road”). Leaders for each week will vary. Contact Marianne Hebert, chair@adklaurentian.org, 315-265-0756 for information.

Thu, Sep 1: Weekly Walk, Clarkson Munter Trails 6:00pm. We will walk the roads for approximately 2 miles, 1 hour round trip. Meet at 6:00pm near the parking lot behind the Clarkson Walker Arena and Hantz Field off Clarkson Ave (CR59 “Back Hannawa Road”). Leaders for each week will vary. Contact Marianne Hebert, chair@adklaurentian.org, 315-265-0756 for information.

Thu, Sep 8: Weekly Walk, Clarkson Munter Trails 6:00pm. We will walk the roads for approximately 2 miles, 1 hour round trip. Meet at 6:00pm near the parking lot behind the Clarkson Walker Arena and Hantz Field off Clarkson Ave (CR59 “Back Hannawa Road”). Leaders for each week will vary. Contact Marianne Hebert, chair@adklaurentian.org, 315-265-0756 for information.

Thu, Sep 15: Weekly Walk, Clarkson Munter Trails 6:00pm. We will walk the roads for approximately 2 miles, 1 hour round trip. Meet at 6:00pm near the parking lot behind the Clarkson Walker Arena and Hantz Field off Clarkson Ave (CR59 “Back Hannawa Road”). Leaders for each week will vary. Contact Marianne Hebert, chair@adklaurentian.org, 315-265-0756 for information.

Sat, Sep 17: Arkon Loop in Frontenac Provincial Park This is an ADK Laurentian Loony Loop Challenge hike. Rugged trails in Canadian Shield country. 11km, Level 3-4. Contact John Barron, 613-828-2296, johnbarron@sympatico.ca.

Thu, Sep 22: Weekly Walk, Clarkson Munter Trails 6:00pm. We will walk the roads for approximately 2 miles, 1 hour round trip. Meet at 6:00pm near the parking lot behind the Clarkson Walker Arena and Hantz Field off Clarkson Ave (CR59 “Back Hannawa Road”). Leaders for each week will vary. Contact Marianne Hebert, chair@adklaurentian.org, 315-265-0756 for information.

Sat, Sep 24: Lost Pond Loop (Cranberry Lake) This is an ADK Laurentian Loony Loop Challenge hike. A lovely trail through an open pine forest to a boreal pond. 2 miles RT, no significant elevation gain. Level 1. Easy. Contact Marianne Hebert, chair@adklaurentian.org, 315-265-0756 for information.

Thu, Sep 29: Weekly Walk, Clarkson Munter Trails 6:00pm. We will walk the roads for approximately 2 miles, 1 hour round trip. Meet at 6:00pm near the parking lot behind the Clarkson Walker Arena and Hantz Field off Clarkson Ave (CR59 “Back Hannawa Road”). Leaders for each week will vary. Contact Marianne Hebert, chair@adklaurentian.org, 315-265-0756 for information.

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