Home Chapter/Affiliate: When joining ADK you can designate Iroquois Chapter as your home chapter at no extra charge. You get the Trailmarker (the chapter’s newsletter) and can vote at meetings. Members of other chapters can “affiliate” with the Iroquois Chapter — which puts them on the Trailmarker mailing list — for an additional $6 sent to headquarters along with their membership dues.

Memberships are for a full year, no matter when you join.

Read Trailmarker, our chapter newsletter:

Contact Chapter Co-Chairs:

Paul Sirtoli – 9435 Chapman Rd, New Hartford, NY 12413; (315) 737-8353

Glen Larish- 7612 Acee Rd, Whitesboro, NY 13492.

Conservation: The Iroquois Chapter of ADK has “adopted” the 26,600 acre Ha-De-Ron-Dah Wilderness north of Route 28 and west of Thendara, most of which is in the Herkimer County Town of Webb. Volunteers from the chapter assist the state forest ranger in trail projects. Members also help with the Utica Marsh cleanup each year.

Education: The chapter offers training workshops in the Utica-Rome-Herkimer area and volunteers share their knowledge on chapter trips.

Recreation: The chapter’s trip schedule includes day hikes, overnight backpacking outings, canoe trips, bicycling for both mountain bikers and those with street bikes, mountain climbing trips, including some in the High Peaks from a cabin rented for the weekend, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.

Meetings: Programs on a variety of topics are presented at chapter meetings held at 7:00 p.m. the first Tuesday of January, February, March, May, September, October and November at the First Baptist Church, 7 Oxford Road, New Hartford. The April meeting at 7 p.m. is an open house and the June meeting is replaced by the chapter’s annual picnic. The chapter has its annual dinner the first Saturday in December.

Volunteers: Besides the conservation projects, chapter members are heavily involved in volunteer work weekends at the Heart Lake Property and Johns Brook Lodge. (see Lodging and Camping)