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Sun, Jul 23: Hike Azure Mountain and Fire Tower History lecture Bring the kids for this classic chapter outing. Azure Mt. is a “Firetower Challenge” and a “Kids on the Trail Challenge” destination. 2.2 miles RT, elevation gain 944 ft. Level 2/3. Afterword, we will head over to Paul Smiths VIC for a lecture by author Marty Podskoch on the history of the Adirondack Fire Towers, and optional visit of the Butterfly House. Contact Marianne Hebert 315-265-0756, hebertm@potsdam.edu.

Sat, Aug 19: Mountain Bike to Burntbridge Pond This is a 13.5 mile round trip ride on trails in the Cranberry Lake Wild Forest.  Largely flat. Highlights include a scenic view of Cranberry Lake of Brandy Brook Flow and wetlands along the trail, as well as a lunch stop at Burntbridge Pond.  Moderate. Contact Tom Ortmeyer, 315-244-3707tortmeye@gmail.com.

Sun, Aug 20: Canoe down the Grass River We will rendezvous at the Lampson Falls parking area, then carpool up to the put-in and parking area about 3 miles upstream. It is a nice quiet paddle, very little current, with a stop above the Falls and a chance to stretch our legs before paddling back to the cars. About 5 miles round-trip. Contact Duncan Cutter at 315-328-4675, cut57@twcny.rr.com.

Sat, Sep 9: Landon Bay Centre This area near Gananoque, Ontario is part of the Frontenac Arch Biosphere, a protected area of special ecology on the link between the Canadian Shield and the Adirondacks. Rugged trails and a high lookout over the Thousand Islands. Pace slow to moderate. 5 miles RT, Level 3. Possible swimming. Optional supper at the Stonewater Brew Pub. Contact John Barron, 613-828-2296johnbarron@sympatico.ca or Toni Towle, blackrapids@gmail.com.

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Previous Outings
Cycling from Madrid to Waddington (Jul 8, 2017)
At Waddington Town Beach, L-R: Cindy Stewart, John Steinbeck, Doreen Hanson, TL Tom Ortmeyer, Ray Sp ...
Dog and Family Hike at Wellesley Island State Park (Jun 10, 2017)
We had a perfect sunny day with mild temperatures. The trails at Wellesley continue to delight. We ...
Titusville Mountain (May 27, 2017)
The hike began with a half mile of gently climbing bush road with good views ahead of the cliffs tha ...
Bear Mountain Wildflower Hike (May 13, 2017)
Cancelled due to weather. ...

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