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This Fall, Explore the Magnificent Hudson River Valley Region with People Who Call It Home

Members of the Mid Hudson Chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club invite all ADKers, their families and friends, to join a weekend of guided hikes, paddles, bike rides, and visits to historic and cultural sites in the colorful Hudson Valley region, October 2-4, 2015. Activities are planned for varied skill levels and interests. Click here to learn more and to register.

PaddleFest 2015 Is Coming June 13!

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Sat., June 13, 2015   Kingston Kayak Festival
Kingston Point Beach, Delaware Ave., Kingston
10 AM – 4 PM

Click here then scroll down PaddleFest page for detailed schedule of the day’s events and driving directions.

For info, contact: Russ Faller 845-297-5126 (before 9 PM) or russoutdoors@yahoo.com

This year we are again merging our PaddleFest energies with Kenco and Kingston Parks & Recreation for the Kingston Kayak Festival. There will be activities for first-time paddlers, as well as for experienced paddlers.

  • You can test paddle the newest kayaks, canoes and stand-up paddleboards on the market.  Beginners can take a guided tour (kayaks and gear provided).
  • Experienced paddlers can bring their own boats and gear and take a more advanced guided tour.
  • Clinics, lessons and demonstrations.  It will be a day of fun in the sun on Kingston’s sandy beach by the Hudson River.

Bring your friends and family, including the kids.  Kenco will offer discounts on kayaks, canoes, paddleboards, cartop racks and paddling gear.  There will also be a used gear sale.  You can buy food there or bring a picnic.

Admission is $10 and is a donation to environmental programs of the Forsyth Nature Center.  Mid-Hudson ADK members enter free.  (Bring your membership card.)  Those joining the Adirondack Mtn. Club at this event will be reimbursed their $10 admission.

Driving directions:
                 NYS Thruway (I-87) to Kingston exit
                 Enter traffic circle
                 Exit circle onto I-587
                 At traffic light, go straight onto Broadway/Rt. 32 south
                 Slight L onto Delaware Av.  (This is next road after E. Chester St.)
                 Cross Rt. 9W
                    (NOTE: If coming from Rt. 9W, go E onto Delaware Av.)
                 Follow Delaware Av. to Kingston Point Beach on L

Finally, Spring!

Hike leader Mike Phipps sent this assessment of his April 4 hike on the Appalachian Trail in Orange County: “This past weekend’s hike to Fitzgerald Falls went well!  We had 9 hikers in all; no issues, just smiles!  We did some trail maintenance as the loss of winter snows uncovered much trash…came back home with three bags full! ”