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Northville-Placid Trail Challenge, Fire Tower Challenge Resume (Updated)


Michael Barrett Executive Director 518-449-3870 (work) 573-355-6030 (cell) michael@adk.org UPDATE – June 17, 2020 – The ADK Fire Tower Challenge will now resume on Friday, June 19. All fire tower trail hikes on or after this date will count towards the patch awarded by the challenge. ADK encourages all hikers READ MORE

Northville-Placid Trail Challenge Temporarily Suspended


Notice from the ADK Schenectady Chapter To all interested in hiking the wonderful Northville Placid Trail, In line with Governor Cuomo's directive for New York State to PAUSE amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club) Executive Director Michael Barrett's urging to "hike locally and individually," the Northville Placid READ MORE

New Northville-Placid Trail Guide Released


Contact: Andrea Masters, Publications Editor, (518) 668-4447 Ext. 27; andrea@adk.org Review copy available upon request   New Northville-Placid Trail Guide Released Coincides with the NPT’s 95th anniversary Lake George, N.Y.—ADK has released the fifth edition of its Adirondack Mountain Club Northville-Placid Trail in time for the Northville-Placid Trail’s 95th anniversary. The READ MORE

ADK Teenagers’ Backpacking Adventure


Forty-five miles from start to finish. I had been backpacking before, but never more than about ten miles total. This trip, I would be covering about ten miles a day, with a full pack. In July 2016, I participated in the ADK Advanced Teen Backpacking trip on the Northville-Placid (N-P) READ MORE

New Section of Northville-Placid Trail Open


The Northville-Placid Trail (N-P Trail) received an exciting new re-route this year.   First completed in 1924, the N-P Trail is a 135 mile long distance hiking trail that traverses through the heart of the Adirondacks from Northville, NY to Lake Placid, NY.  The final piece of a three-phase project READ MORE

ADK’s Volunteer Trail Work 2014 Accomplishments


Over 240 volunteers participated in various ADK Supervised Volunteer trail projects & workshops in 2014. First year crew leaders Jacob Faber and Jacob Veilleux did an excellent job and each brought a unique skill set to the program. Along with the training sessions with the Professional Trails Program, both volunteer READ MORE

ADK’s Professional Trail Crew 2014 Accomplishments


The Professional Trail Crew’s (Pro. Crew) season began with a week of skills training this year. The first day was spent at Heart Lake where the basics were covered such as tool & equipment safety, proper tool use (rock bar, axe, etc.), and how to set up a high line READ MORE

90 Years on Northville-Placid Trail


The Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) is celebrating the 90th anniversary of the completion of the Northville-Placid Trail (N-P Trail) this year.  The N-P Trail, originally called The Long Trail is a north-south foot path that traverses through the heart of the Adirondacks from Northville to Lake Placid, NY.  This 135 READ MORE