The Black River Chapter of ADK is composed of members primarily in Jefferson and Lewis Counties. The region includes Eastern Lake Ontario shoreline, the Northern portion of Tug Hill, the Black River Valley, and the Western edge of the Adirondack Mountains.

The club offers something for everyone, from active support for conservation to a variety of outdoor activities and social events. Outings include hiking, canoeing, cross country skiing, and other outdoor activities. We also have social events such as chapter picnics and dinners. You do not have to be a triathlete or drive long distances to enjoy many of our activities. Hikes range from short, easy walks to more difficult high peaks climbs. Many activities are local – not all require a long drive to the Adirondacks.

Chapter Newsletters

Winter 2021-22
Fall 2021
Summer 2021

Spring 2021


Chapter Chair: Rich Ross –
Vice-Chair: Marie Steinbeck –
Secretary: Rachel Ward
Doreen Hanson –
Ron Fillhart
Wendy Newell –
Vicki Jo White
Ray Spahn –
Membership: Marie Steinbeck –
Joanne Lafontaine –
Trails: Dave Larrabee –
Newsletter: Richard Ross –
Education: Jesse Irwin –
Outings: Cindy Stewart –
Publicity: Linda Burns –
Webmaster: Kerri Palmer –

Appendix of Job Duties

Additional Links
DEC Region 6
Tug Hill Tomorrow
Winona Forest
Carpenter Road X-C Ski Trails
BREIA X-C Ski Trails

If you would like to sign up for the Black River Chapter email list, please contact Wendy Newell at