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chapterlogoWELCOME! The Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) is dedicated to the protection and responsible recreational use of the New York Forest Preserve, our parks, and other natural lands and waters. The Mid-Hudson Chapter of ADK is a wholly volunteer organization committed to public service and stewardship. It seeks to use a balanced approach to outdoor recreation, advocacy, environmental education, and natural resource conservation. Explore this site to learn more about our local chapter and the larger, state-wide ADK.

Special October Weekend Event

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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! ”

Join Us February 22 for Food, Friends, and a Riverkeeper Presentation about the Hudson River

LATE WINTER DINNER MEETING
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2015  3:00 PM
STONEHEDGE RESTAURANT, 1694 ROUTE 9W, WEST PARK, NY 12493
Open to all, including non-ADK members.
Topic: HOW’S THE WATER ?    
An illustrated overview of Riverkeeper’s advocacy and work in support of clean water in the Hudson River and its tributaries. (Presentation may be attended without a dinner reservation.)

DanShapleyPRESENTER:  DAN SHAPLEY, Water Quality Program Manager for RIVERKEEPER

Dan is the former environmental editor of the Poughkeepsie Journal
The presentation will be followed at 4:30 PM with a price-fixed dinner.
$25.50 includes tax & gratuities with cash bar.
 
PAID RESERVATIONS REQUIRED BY FEBRUARY  14.
Checks payable to MID-HUDSON ADK should be mailed to
SUE MACKSON, 6 TITUSVILLE HEIGHTS, POUGHKEEPSIE 12603
SELECT ENTRÉE AT TIME OF RESERVATION

Payment is non-refundable unless the restaurant closes due to weather or we do not reach our 30-person minimum.
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DINNER MENU
BUTTERNUT SQUASH SOUP – NON DAIRY
SALAD WITH HOUSE DRESSING

ENTRÉE CHOICE (please choose one of the following three):
CHICKEN FRANCAISE, BROILED FILET OF SOLE, EGGPLANT PARMIGIANA
BAKED STUFFED POTATO             GREEN BEANS
APPLE PIE   COFFEE/TEA
IF 30 RESERVATIONS ARE NOT RECEIVED BY FEBRUARY 14, THE DINNER WILL BE CANCELLED.

Preceded by 2:00 PM Board of Directors meeting.