Summer Naturalist Series
Lectures – Begin June 26th
Lake Placid Community Hike
ADK teamed up with the Uihlein Foundation to offer free naturalist walks every Thursday at 10am, starting June 29th, at Henry’s Woods just outside of the village of Lake Placid. Meet at the trailhead on Bear Cub Lane and be prepared for a 2 mile walk over varying terrain.
Heart Lake Nature Museum
The Heart Lake Nature Museum makes a great introduction to the natural world of the Adirondack High Peaks, for kids and adults alike. An ADK naturalist is always on hand to answer questions and foster your curiosity. Check out the interactive exhibits, check out the touch table or simply browse through field guides. Museum is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Mt. Jo Guided Hike
Take a hike up Mt. Jo with an ADK Naturalist and discover some of the secrets of the history, ecology, and geology of Mt. Jo. The hike is one-mile to the top (one way), with a 700-foot elevation gain. Mt. Jo hikes start at 9 am outside the Adirondak Loj daily.
Naturalist Guided Walks
Join an ADK Naturalist and learn about the natural history of the Adirondacks both on land and water. Interpretive walks and paddling programs run at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. all summer long through August.
Mt. Jo Summit Host
Every day from 10 a.m to 4 p.m., an ADK naturalist will be atop Mt Jo to answer questions and enhance your experience from one of the best hikes in the Adirondacks.
Wednesday Evening Campfire
Unrequited love, a devastating forest fire, and a narrow escape: Heart Lake is steeped in the romance and tragedy of days gone by. Relive a tradition started by Henry Van Hoevenberg in 1878 by joining us around the campfire. Shows run from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. every Wednesday at the Adirondak Loj amphitheater.
Yoga builds strength and flexibility of body and mind. Join certified yoga instructor Emily Sorensen for a one hour class! Emily has been a yoga enthusiast for over 20 years and has been teaching for 16 years. All experience levels welcome, children 8 and up welcome with adult. Friday’s 7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. and Sunday’s 6:15 a.m.-7:15 a.m.*Register at the front desk of the Adirondak Loj $15 per person.
Friday Evening Walk
Dusk and nighttime are a wonderful time to explore the natural world. Don’t fear the dark; join an ADK Naturalist for a night adventure. Night walks held from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. every Friday. Meet outside the Adirondak Loj.
Saturday Entertainment Series
ADK offers a one-hour presentation every Saturday night at the Adirondak Loj amphitheater (High Peaks Information Center (HPIC) if raining). Topics range from natural and cultural history to adventure travel and live music. Lectures start at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday Kids Program
Every Sunday at 9 a.m. join an ADK naturalist for one hour of exploration and activities specifically for kids. Meet at the Nature Museum and be prepared for an hour of fun.
Discover: Custom Outreach Program
Interested in having ADK create a program or presentation for your group? From lectures to Leave No Trace™ programs, we’ve got you covered.
Tom Manitta, Naturalist
Adirondack Mountain Club
PO Box 867
Lake Placid, NY 12946