National Trails Day

Save the Date: June 2nd, 2018 – Old Forge, NY

You are all invited to celebrate National Trails Day®  with ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club) on June 2nd. ADK will be hosting nine different trail projects that vary in difficulty to ensure there is something for everybody.

This year’s event will take place in Old Forge, NY.  ADK is excited to host this event and to be partnering with Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Region 5 and 6. Trail projects will take place in the Pigeon Lake Wilderness, Fulton Chain Wild Forest, Black River Wild Forest, Moose River Plains Wild Forest, and Ha-Da-Ron-Da Wilderness.

ADK is offering free camping at the Nicks Lake State Campground for all registered participants on both Friday and Saturday nights (ADK has reserved a set number of sites).

On Friday evening from 6-8 PM, there will be a social gathering for trail volunteers with snacks and beverages in the Campground Pavilion. Information about Saturday’s trail projects will be available along with a chance to meet crew leaders and fellow volunteers.

At the end of the work day on Saturday, all trail volunteers are invited to the Pavilion for a recognition dinner.  Look forward to a delicious meal, live music, and fun prizes.

 

 

 

Where: Black River Wild Forest (BRWF) Ha-Da-Ron-Dah Wilderness Area (HWA) Fulton Chain Wild Forest (FCWF) Pigeon Lake Wilderness Area (PLWA) Moose River Plains Wild Forest (MRPWF)

When: 8 am to 4 pm, Volunteers will meet at designated trailheads.  Directions provided upon registration.

Trail Projects:

  1. Gull Lake Lean-to (BRWF): During the trail work day at the Gull Lake lean-to, the focus will be to clean up around the Gull Lake Lean-to and to relocate an existing privy. 6.8 miles mile round trip.
  2. Nelson Lake Trail (BRWF): The crew will sidecut the trail corridor where it has become overgrown.  In addition the crew will remove any blowdown as they make their way through the trail.
  3. Middle Branch Lake Lean-to (HWA): The crew will clean around the Middle Branch Lake Lean-to and relocate and existing privy. 4.8 miles round trip.
  4. Moss Lake Trail (FCWF): Several earthen waterbars will be installed throughout the trail. 2.5 miles round trip.
  5. Norridgewock Trail (PLWA): The crew will concentrate their efforts on re-routing a short section of trail. Time permitting, the crew will then sidecut and remove blowdown along the trail.  7 miles round trip.
  6. Cascade Lake Trail (PLWA): Several earthen waterbars will be installed throughout the trail.  3.6 miles round.
  7. Rock Dam Trail (MRPWF): The crew will sidecut trail and remove blowdown. In addition, 40 feet of dimensional bog bridging will be constructed. 4 miles round trip.
  8. Third Lake Creek Trail (MRPWF) During the trail work day, a volunteer trail crew will concentrate their efforts on sidecutting and removing blowdown. 4 miles round trip.
  9. White Pond Trail (MRPWF): During the trail work day, a volunteer trail crew will concentrate their efforts on sidecutting and removing blowdown.  3.4 miles round trip.