Welcome to the Long Island Chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club
ADK Long Island is a local chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club. Our members are passionate about the wilderness and outdoor recreation. Volunteer-led outings such as hiking, paddling, cycling, cross-country skiing, and backpacking take us to the Hudson Highlands, Catskills, Adirondacks and places far afield, as well as Long Island. We are active in the maintenance and protection of our wilderness and waterways and welcome new members.
Did you know that studies have shown that regular yoga practice, including breathing techniques, can increase lung capacity and muscle efficiency which translates into more miles and less fatigue. ADK Hiker and Registered Yoga Teacher, Cyndy Sotomayor will teach us a quick and easy yoga routine that will help you maintain strength and increase your stamina for hikes and ease your post-hike recovery. This routine is designed to give you full body stretch and ease the soreness. Wear comfortable shoes. Don’t miss this important presentation!! Meeting is at: St Luke Lutheran Church- 20 Candlewood Path, Dix HillsTuesday, January 2, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
John D. Wernet, the Regional Forester for the Long Island Region of the Department of Environmental Conservation will be giving us valuable information about the DEC and their trails. The DEC user groups maintain all the trails. LIGHT and CLIMB are the largest and most dependable groups. John will talk about the need for stewardship of our trails and an update on Forest Health. Included will be the DEC trail problems such as the Southern Pine Beetle Oak. Lots of info will be shared so please don’t miss this!! Meeting is at: St Luke Lutheran Church- 20 Candlewood Path, Dix HillsTuesday, February 6, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Lara Urbat, who is responsible for identifying and clearing invasive species on the trails, will be our March presenter. She will focus on common invasive species that you will encounter on your hikes. Some of them are in low abundance, but we need to learn what to do, especially during trail maintenance. A portion of the program will focus on how to prevent spread between trails and campsites with best practices for decontamination of boats, shoes/clothes and vehicles. This presentation is important for all hikers. Please attend!! Meeting is at: St Luke Lutheran Church- 20 Candlewood Path, Dix HillsTuesday, March 6, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm