ADK Laurentians January to March event schedule begins Jan. 7
Wednesday, December 28, 2016 - 5:49 am

The Laurentian Chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) has set its schedule of events for January through March, welcoming the public to take part.

Those with questions about an event or want to go should contact the leader/organizer of that event. Those with questions about the overall program or about the ADK may contact Marianne Hebert at 315-265-0756 or [email protected].

• Saturday, Jan. 7 - ADK Winterfest 2017 - Heart Lake Program Center, Adirondak Loj, Lake Placid, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Family-friendly winter event with a variety of activities. Details: https://www.adk.org/play/snow-sports-information/winterfest/. More info: 518-523-3441.

• Sunday, Jan. 15 – Intro to Snowshoeing for Children. ADK partners with Potsdam Recreation to teach the basics, practicing behind Potsdam's Pine Street Arena, then trying the trails behind Clarkson. Adults and children welcome, loaner snowshoes for both. Very short and easy. Call Rose Rivezzi 315-265-8117.

• Monday, Jan. 16 - Red Sandstone Trail (Martin Luther King Day) – Choice of 7 mile or 3 mile hike on this popular trail between Hannawa Falls and Potsdam. Easy to moderate. Contact Felicia Neahr 518-321-4956 or [email protected]

• Saturday, Jan. 21 - Hike St. Regis Mountain. 6.6 miles RT with rewarding views and a recently restored fire tower at the summit. 1266' elevation gain. Strenuous. Contact Felicia Neahr 518-321-4956 or [email protected]

• Saturday, Jan. 28 - Heaven Hill Farm (Lake Placid) - Beginning cross country ski (or snowshoe depending on conditions). 1-4 miles of loop trails. Mostly flat. Easy. Kids welcome. Contact Marianne Hebert 315-265-0756 or [email protected].

• Sunday, Jan. 29 – Intro to Snowshoeing for Children. ADK partners with Potsdam Recreation to teach the basics, practicing behind Potsdam's Pine Street Arena, then trying the trails behind Clarkson. Adults and children welcome, loaner snowshoes for both. Very short and easy. Call Rose Rivezzi 315-265-8117.

• Saturday, Feb. 4 – Snowshoe Trip to Lilypad and Long Ponds - 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. Moderate. Contact Tom Ortmeyer at 315-265-8219 or [email protected]

• Saturday, Feb 11 - Coney Mountain Snowshoe - Coney is a lovely mountain south of Tupper Lake with an open rocky summit and great views of the lake. Fairly easy (2.2 mile RT, 523 ft elevation gain). Beginners welcome. Contact Blair Madore 315-261-0751 or [email protected].

• Sunday, Feb. 12 – Intro to Snowshoeing for Children. ADK partners with Potsdam Recreation to teach the basics, practicing behind Potsdam's Pine Street Arena, then trying the trails behind Clarkson. Adults and children welcome, loaner snowshoes for both. Very short and easy. Call Rose Rivezzi 315-265-8117.

• Saturday, Feb. 18 - Skiing to Janack's Landing. Easy, almost level, 8.5 mile RT ski from Wanakena to a lean-to beside an arm of Cranberry Lake. Moderate. Optional snack afterward at the Pine Cone. Contact John Barron, 613-828-2296 or [email protected]

• Saturday, Feb. 25 - Hike Scarface Mountain. 6.8 miles RT with a 1480' ascent. Level 4. While there isn't a summit view, this trail wanders through the forest and past several brooks, making it a beautiful winter hike. Contact Felicia Neahr 518-321-4956 or [email protected]

• Sunday, March 5 - Hike Baker Mountain, the shortest climb of the Saranac 6ers. This trip is 1.8 miles RT with 884' ascent. Moderate. Contact Felicia Neahr 518-321-4956 or [email protected]

• Saturday, March 11 - Snowshoeing to Trombley Landing. 3.5 miles RT to a lean-to beside the Raquette River near Tupper Lake. Small hills but little change in elevation. Beginners and children welcome. Easy. Contact John Barron, 613-828-2296 or [email protected]

• Saturday, March 18 – Southville State Forest (ski, snowshoe or hike depending on conditions). Explore the River Hill trail loop and enjoy the views of the St. Regis River. Beginners and children welcome. 2.5 miles RT, one short hill ~100 ft elevation gain. Easy. Contact Marianne Hebert 315-265-0756 or [email protected].

• Saturday, March 25 - Snowshoe at the Indian Creek Nature Center. Hike the Upland trail which leads through a very interesting and sometimes dense woodland. 3 miles RT. Easy. Contact Tom Wheeler at 315-386-2482.