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Join a Hiking Club


“I just moved here and want to explore the area,” and “I’m interested in getting more into hiking and want to go with a group.” These are the kinds of things I hear on a regular basis, being both an employee and active volunteer for the ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club). READ MORE

Young Member Winter Adventure


ADK ran its second Young Member Winter Adventure program at Heart Lake this past weekend, January 27 – 29th and welcomed 9 participants from all over NY, including New York City, Long Island, Lake Placid, the Capital District, and Finger Lakes. The group spent the weekend learning on the trail, READ MORE

College Get Outside Weekend


Adirondack Mountain Club partnered with College Outside this year to offer an event just for college students at the Heart Lake Program Center. 65 students from 15 colleges attended this year for a weekend of learning, networking and fun.  Below are a few photos from the event this year. READ MORE

Young Members Weekend at JBL


The first ever young members weekend at Johns Brook Lodge occurred in September 2016 and welcomed participants from the Capital District, Long Island, Central and Western New York, and Colombia! Everyone hiked to JBL on Friday afternoon, enjoyed splashing in the brook, ate a delicious dinner, and learned about the history of READ MORE

JBL Base Camp Series: Haystack


Mt. Haystack is New York State’s third highest mountain, after Mount Marcy and Algonquin Peak, with a pretty amazing view. Get a spectacular vantage of Mount Marcy and the cliffs leading down into Panther Gorge from the open rocks of Little Haystack and Mt. Haystack. Break up this long and READ MORE

JBL Base Camp Series: Mount Marcy


Stand on the summit of New York State’s highest peak, surrounded by gorgeous alpine flowers and an endless 360 degree view. Break up this long hike into a couple of days and maximize your time in nature by using Johns Brook Lodge as your base camp. Trailhead: Garden in Keene READ MORE

Membership Month Interview Series: Felicia


For May is Membership Month, I asked some of ADK’s young members about why they joined and what they love about ADK. Here’s what Felicia Neahr of the Northville-Placid Trail Chapter had to say! Why did you join ADK? I initially joined ADK in 2013 after attending a guided hike READ MORE

Membership Month Interview Series: Katie


For May is Membership Month, I asked some of ADK’s young members about why they joined and what they love about ADK. Here’s what Katie Alois of the Schenectady Chapter had to say! When did you join ADK? I joined ADK in January 2016, the winter after I hiked to READ MORE

Young Members Group Outing


There’s something really exciting going on in ADK’s Schenectady chapter! After a few months of meetings, discussions, brainstorming, and planning with volunteers, the Schenectady chapter kicked off the revival of its Young Members Group (YMG) in April! The Schenectady chapter’s YMG is modeled after the Albany and Genesee Valley chapters’ READ MORE

JBL Base Camp Series: Big Slide & Yard Mt. Loop


There are a number of High Peaks that can be accessed from the Garden Trailhead and many of them require a long and strenuous day hike. Big Slide is often hiked as a day hike over the Brothers, but this certainly isn’t the only way to get there. Get the READ MORE