Coming Events

Sat, Sep 6: Hike Low’s Ridge Enjoy unobstructed views from a rocky ridge over the Bog River flow and valley; view historic mining/logging structures and possibly a ghost Iron Horse chugging along out there if conditions are right. 8 mi. RT walk along beautiful marsh wetlands and through mixed forests on a mostly level trail. Level 3, moderate. Contact Tom Wheeler at 315-386-2482 or

Wed, Sep 10: Wednesday Walk in the Woods Meet by the Village of Potsdam water tower on the Clarkson hill campus (accessed from US 11 near the RR overpass) at 9:00 AM for a leisurely walk in the Clarkson woods, including a stop at the beaver marsh viewing tower. Level 1, easy at 2 miles max, with no climbing, but there is some slippery footing on the side trail to the wetland. It’s OK to come unannounced, but you won’t know it if weather cancels unless you call or email. Contact Dick Mooers at 315-854-4186 or

Sat, Sep 13: Paddle the Saranac River and Lakes This is the annual “14-miler” for sea kayak and fast canoe paddlers. Meet at South Creek boat launch at 9 AM to arrange the car shuttle to Saranac Lake Village, launching at 10 AM. Paddling at 3-4 mph, lunch is at the Route 3 DEC launch ramp (option for half distance at this point). Full trip take out is at Lake Flower park. Trip goes through the two state locks connecting the four lakes we will use. Level 4, moderately strenuous. Contact Dick Mooers for details at 315-854-4186 or

Sat, Sep 20: Afternoon Kids Pirate Hike on Red Sandstone Trail Co-sponsored by Nature Up North, this 3 mile walk on mostly level ground includes a hot dog and marshmallow cook-out midway along the trail (all food provided). A little known band of Pirates from the Caribbean lost their gold along this trail. Learn the legend and look for their treasure. Along the way we’ll learn about frogs, beavers, hydropower, the history of the region and much, much, more. LIMITED TO 24 participants. Contact Blair Madore at 315-265-0602 or to reserve your spot.

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