The Laurentian Chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club is offering a variety of hikes, bicycle rides, canoe and kayak trips and other events through September.
Contact the trip leader before the trip to find out details of each outing. Leaders are happy to discuss particular needs for their specific trips. More information can also be found at http://www.adklaurentian.org/.
The events follow:
• Saturday, July 7 -- Cycling from Malone to Mountain View Lake, on Route 30 south, a long climb to the Adirondack Plateau and a fast descent on a side road near Titus Mountain; total of 35 miles, moderate to strenuous. Trip leader: John Barron, 613-828-2296 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Wednesday, July 11 -- Raquette River easy evening paddle/picnic in Potsdam. Contact Tom Ortmeyer for details, 265-8219, email@example.com.
• Saturday, July 14 -- Paddle the St. Lawrence River and the Thousand Islands. Leaving from Gananoque, Ont. through the Admiralty group of islands, stopping for a picnic lunch and a swim. About 10 miles including open-water crossings of a half-mile or more. Moderate to strenuous. Contact Toni Towle or Peter Blood 613-387-2829, firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Wednesday, July 18 -- Raquette River paddle/picnic little-used section of the river between Norfolk and Norwood with good birding. Bring food to eat along the way. Easy to moderate. Meet near Norfolk at 4:30 p.m. Contact Alison Charles, 388-4245 or email@example.com. Easy.
• Saturday, July 21 -- Garage sale of outdoor recreation items and a few RV items, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at 29 Waverly St., Potsdam; all proceeds go to the ADK Laurentian Chapter.
• Sunday, July 22 -- Bike from Canton to Heuvelton, approximately 30 miles round trip, fairly flat, medium difficulty. Contact David Trithart, 265-8117 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Thursday, July 26 – Planning meeting for Acadia National Park trip Sept. 10-14, at 29 Waverly St., Potsdam, 7 p.m. Trip participants must be members. More info: Dick and Peggy Mooers, 854-4186 or email@example.com.
• Saturday, July 28 -- Historic walking tour in Stone Valley. Evelyn Riehl will narrate with anecdotes provided by residents who remember the old days along the river. Meet at 10 a.m. at Stone Valley trailhead on the east side of the river, a short distance downstream from the fire station in Colton. Easy. Lunch at the falls, finish by 2 p.m. Contact John Barron, (613) 828-2296 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Saturday, Aug. 4 -- Paddle Second Pond to Saranac Lake, on the Saranac River, Oseetah Lake and Lake Flower, with time to explore and lunch along the way. A moderate paddle. Contact Tom Ortmeyer for details, (315) 265-8219, email@example.com.
• Saturday, Aug. 11 – Hike MacNaughton Mountain via Wallface Ponds. Meet at Adk Loj at 7 a.m. Cross the ponds on an old beaver dam and bushwhack the last mile through relatively open woods to the summit of MacNaughton. Approximately 14 miles with 2,000 feet of elevation gain. Very strenuous. Contact Mike McLean, 262-2564 firstname.lastname@example.org or Deb White at 322-4066 or 328-4022 or email@example.com.
• Saturday, Aug. 11 -- Paddle Moose Pond between Saranac Lake and Bloomingdale, small but with a nice island to explore, shelving rock from which to swim and ample mountain views; three-hour touring plus exploring; leave from Nicholville at 10 a.m.; Easy. Contact Duncan and Lois Cutter, 315-328-4675 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Sunday, Aug. 12 – Hike Esther Mountain, starting at the Wilmington reservoir to the unmaintained trail to Esther; 4,240-foot summit with an accent of 2,993 feet, 9.2 miles round trip, very strenuous. Contact Dana Chudzinski, 315-528-3468 email@example.com.
• Wednesday, Aug. 15 -- Paddle and picnic on the Grasse River, meet at the little park in Pyrites at 4:30 p.m. Contact Ann and Armond Spencer at 379-1383 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Easy.
• Sunday, Aug. 26 – Hike Rock Dunder, a short hike in Ontario about an hour west of the Ogdensburg Bridge, about five miles, with a couple of moderate hills. Total elevation gain 500 feet. Fairly easy. Good views. Options include swimming, a short walk at the nearby Jones Falls Lockstation of the Rideau Canal, and supper at the dining room of the historic Hotel Kenney. John Barron, (613) 828-2296 or email@example.com.
• Saturday, Sept. 1 – Hike Snow Mountain in Keene Valley. At 3.4 miles roundtrip and 1,360 feet of elevation, it is not easy, but accessible to most people. Moderate pace suitable for fit kids, parents, and grandparents. Blair Madore 315-265-0602 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Saturday, Sept. 8 -- Port Kent Road Rural Cycle Ramble, leisurely pace, about 20 miles, reserve a spot with leader in advance. Moderate. Marilyn Levitan (Ottawa, Canada) 613-424-2127 or email@example.com.
• Sunday, Sept. 9 – Hike Snowy Mountain, a 3,899-foot summit over the Indian Lake area. Fire tower on the summit, 7.8 miles round trip, ascent 2,106 feet. Very strenuous. Contact Dana Chudzinski, 315-528-3468 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Saturday, Sept. 22 -- Hike September Farm, South Colton, an easy two-mile trail through a second-growth forest; explore beaver ponds, hilly ridges and ledges, identify plants and wildlife, and return for chili, coffee and conversation at the “farmhouse.” Bill and Pat Mueller, 262-2952, email@example.com.
• Saturday, Sept. 29 – Paddle/hike Bog River and Low's Ridge, leaving from the lower dam on the Bog River. Moderate hiking and paddling. Contact Ron Johnson, 315-212-4957, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Nikki Coates, 315-265-3232, email@example.com.