Newsletter Outings

  • C Sunday, November 19 - Stump Pond Circular- Blydenburgh Park A moderately paced six mile loop around Stump Pond in Blydenburgh Park in Suffolk County. Stump Pond is the third largest freshwater body on Long Island and is rich with aquatic life. Follow a winding trail through the woods, crossing the headwaters of the Nissequogue River and enjoying occasional views of the blue waters of Stump Pond. Traverse a quarter mile wooden boardwalk through wetland area. Bring lunch and water. Register with leader Terry Shapiro: or 631 806-9498 by Thursday, November 16.
  • N/R Tuesday, November 28 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm - Meet & Greet Leaders Meet & Greet the Leaders Meet at member’s home to plan and collaborate outings. Opportunity for members new and old to collaborate trip planning ideas with experienced leaders and assist them in preparing and conducting trips. New people are welcome! Leadership skills will be taught. Refreshments will be served. RSVP with Lanny Wexler by Sunday November 26 to or 516- 390-8912. No calls after 10 pm.
  • A- Sunday, December 3 - Nassau-Suffolk Greenbelt from Cold Spring Harbor 12 mile hike on the Nassau-Suffolk Greenbelt Trail. Start at Cold Spring Harbor trailhead to Trailview State Park in Woodbury and back. Fast pace, hills, bring lunch and water. Contact Christine Gillen, 516 761 2131 or cmven@… before November 30th.
  • N/R Tuesday, December 5 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm - Meeting, December, 2017, Holiday Party Let’s get together for a party. Food: Celebrate Our Holiday Party by bringing a snack/appetizer for potluck refreshments. Video: There will be a slideshow of people and hikes during many years of ADK. GARAGE SALE: Please bring hiking, biking or kayaking gear that you would like to sell and label with your name and price. Just put your name if you want to give it away. PRESENTATION: Bill Schneider will give a 15 minute presentation about an upcoming ADK trip. Come and join the fun. Meeting is at: St Luke Lutheran Church- 20 Candlewood Path, Dix Hills
  • A- Sunday, December 10 - Dunderberg – Timp Grand Loop Dunderberg-Timp Grand Loop An strenuous eight mile loop and over 2500 feet of elevation gain will afford spectacular views of the Hudson River from multiple viewpoints and the remains of a 19th century spiral railway, including two tunnels planned to take tourists to the top of the mountain. Bring traction devices in the event of icy conditions. Joint with ADK Mohican and AMC. Leader: Lanny Wexler (516) 390-8912 (no calls after 10 pm)
  • B+ Saturday, December 16 - Mount Taurus (Bull Hill) Loop Hike-Hudson Highlands Moderately paced 6 mile trail loop with 1400-ft. elevation gain and a few steep pitches to make it interesting. Outstanding views of the Hudson River, Storm King and, maybe, the New York City skyline, if it’s a clear day. Examine the ruins of an old dairy farm and the remnants Cornish estate. Register with leader Bill Schneider, (preferred)or 516-378-3043, 7-10 p.m., by Thursday, Dec. 14th.
  • B Sunday, December 31 - New Years Eve at Times Square Celebrate New Years Eve at Times Square, at “the crossroads of the trails!” We’ll celebrate with silly hats and noise makers as we ring in the New Year 12 hours early at high noon! We will party like its almost 2018! A moderate hike of approximately seven miles up and down the RD trail for some inspiring views from Bald Rocks. ASB to spectacular Pine Swamp Mine to explore its depths. Continue on the ASB to our midday celebration at Times Square. After lunch we’ll venture on to the Lemon Squeezer and return via the RD for a fine view from Bald Rocks and finally back on the Dunning and Long Path to our cars. We’ll get you back in … Continue reading →
  • N/R Tuesday, January 2, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm - Meeting, January, 2018, Yoga and Hiking 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 Hills
  • N/R Tuesday, February 6, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm - Meeting, February 2018, DEC Trails 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 Hills
  • B Friday, February 16, 2018 - Monday, February 19, 2018 - Tupper Lake Triad Presidents’ Weekend. Complete the Tupper Lake Triad ( in winter. Arrive in Indian Lake on Friday evening and  on Saturday hike Coney 2.2 miles RT with 548′ ascent and Goodman mountains 3.2 miles RT with 581′ ascent and and on Sunday hike Mt. Arab 2.2 miles RT with  764′ ascent. Monday’s hike determined by group. Snowshoes and micro-spikes are required. Trip limited to 10 people. Cost: $100 for three nights lodging at local camp with all the ingredients for a DIY breakfast provided. Group dinner on Saturday & Sunday at local restaurants. Contact Dan Nielsen or call 914-737-3959 (till 10 pm) before Friday, February 9.
  • N/R Thursday, February 22, 2018 - Sunday, February 25, 2018 - 37th ANNUAL GENESEE VALLEY CHAPTER ADK WINTER LOJ TRIP 37th ANNUAL GENESEE VALLEY CHAPTER ADK WINTER LOJ TRIP February 22-25, 2018  Our Chapter is taking over the Loj as its private retreat Thurs. Feb. 22 through Sun. Feb. 25.   For the past 36 years, the Winter Loj Trip has been an annual tradition – for members and non-members alike.  Join your old ADK friends, and make new ones. Snowshoe or ski High Peaks’ trails right from the Loj, ride a bobsled at the Olympics Sports Center, ice skate on Heart Lake, or just hang out ‘round the fireplace in the Loj’s Great Room – and in the evening – boast of your day’s feats over a beer or wine.  View our past Winter Loj Trip photos on-line: Annie … Continue reading →
  • N/R Tuesday, March 6, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm - Meeting, March 2018, Plant Species for Hikers 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 Hills
  • N/R Friday, March 16, 2018 - Sunday, March 18, 2018 - Catskills Last Chance Winter Weekend 2018 Join us in the Catskills for hiking, snowshoeing, skiing and socializing on the last weekend of winter! Location: The Mansion at Alfie’s, Tannersville, NY Conveniently located near Hunter, Windham and the Devil’s Path. Rates for Lodging (+ $12 Party Fee Per Person)*: $105 for a single room $60 for half of double room (or $120 for a whole double room) *Rates are for the entire weekend–not per night. *Rates assume we reach our minimum number of reservations. Includes: • 2 nights lodging (with shared bath) – Friday and Saturday. • 2 light breakfasts – Saturday & Sunday. • Saturday night cocktail party, and St. Patrick’s Day celebration after dinner. • Restaurants and shops within easy walking distance. • Lunch and … Continue reading →
  • B+ Saturday, July 28, 2018 - Saturday, August 4, 2018 - Hiking and Ranch Adventure, Absaroka Mountains, WY The Absaroka wilderness is a gorgeous area with breathtaking views and spectacular scenery. We will stay in rustic but very comfortable cabins at the Absaroka Ranch. Very few places remain that offer both solitude and beauty on a grand scale and this guest house is one of them. Our daily moderate to strenuous hikes will be to secluded mountain lakes and lush alpine forests with views of high open wildflower meadows and snow capped peaks. Each evening we will enjoy a complimentary “happy hour” followed by a freshly prepared gourmet dinner as well as a campfire for storytelling and stargazing. Truly an adventure travel trip for both the body and spirit!  Sue Kenyon,, 917-613-2042 (voice or text)
  • B Monday, July 30, 2018 - Sunday, August 5, 2018 - Alaska – Hiking and Exploring Denali National Park  Hike in Alaska’s spectacular Denali National Park. See some of the most beautiful scenic landscapes in America. Experience Alaska’s wonderful forest, wildlife and the Alaska Range, home of Denali formally known as “Mount McKinley”. Our accommodations at Denali Educational Center will be in comfortable newly renovated guest cabins, with double occupancy and private bath. The Center will provide all meals, guided informative hikes and evening presentations.  Micheline Kagan, 17108 Gladwin Ave., Fresh Meadows, NY 11365;
  • B Saturday, September 8, 2018 - Saturday, September 15, 2018 - Hiking and Nature Study, Glacier National Park Glacier National Park preserves over 1,000,000 acres of forests, alpine meadows, mountains and glaciers in Montana.  Hiking is moderate to strenuous with distances of 4-11 miles at elevations of 5,000 to 8,000 feet with elevation gain and loss varying between  500 and 2,000 feet. Glacier Institute is our host and will provide guides for each hike to educate us on the flora, fauna, diverse habitats, geology and history of the region.  Lodging is in rustic cabins.  Sue Kenyon,, 917-613-2042 (voice or text).