Your ADK membership helps ensure that New York State’s Forest Preserve and other wild lands and waters are being protected for generations to come. Your membership also helps to maintain multi-use trails for hiking, skiing, snowshoeing and more. However, there are 5 member benefits that maybe you didn’t know about.

  1. Recreation
    Enjoy a guided outing or one of hundreds of chapter-led recreational activities in all four seasons, like hiking, paddling, showshoeing, skiing, classes, social events, and so much more. Members receive a 10% discount on educational and skill building programs. Also keep in mind that members can attend chapter-led outings by any chapter not just the one they are associated with.
  2. Education
    Are you an outdoor enthusiast or natural history buff? Over 200 workshops are offered at our Lake Placid, NY program center. Our educators teach a variety of courses from beginner canoeing and kayaking to winter mountaineering to various guided hikes and backpacking trips.
  3. Adventure Travel
    Come with us on a trip to nearly every corner of the world. Paddle in the Virgin Island, hike the Dolomites, raft on the San Juan River, or wander along the Inca Trail. ADK’s Extended Outings program coordinates more than a dozen domestic and international travel opportunities each year.  Membership in ADK is required for participation in all of these trips.
  4. Discounts
    ADK members receive various discounts on lodging, parking, ADK guidebooks, maps and more. Below is a full list.
    -20 % off all ADK guidebooks, maps, calendars, and other ADK publications
    -10 % off educational and skill building programs and ADK logo merchandise.
    -10 % off lodging at the Adirondak Loj, Johns Brook Lodge, and Wilderness Campground
    Reduced parking fee at the Adirondak Loj
    -A subscription to Adirondac, ADK’s bi-monthly magazine, connects you to the places you cherish, the mission you support, and the activities you enjoy. Adirondac provides news and views on organization activities, conservation updates, and outdoor recreation features
    -Special partnerships with retailers that provide discounts to ADK members
  5. Volunteer Opportunities
    There are rewarding opportunities on and off the trail for you at both the chapter and organization-wide level. Lead an outing to favorite spot or monitor trees and lakes for invasive species.

If you’re interested in becoming a member of ADK, click here.