Fall Weekend a Great Success!

Nearly 200 ADKers from all over participated in one or more events during our October 2-4 Fall Weekend celebration of the Hudson Valley/Catskill Mountain region. Persistent talk of a possible hurricane impacting our region (it didn’t, though we did get some rain on Saturday) did not thwart intrepid ADKers. Outings from Hudson River paddles, art gallery visits, Catskill mountain hikes, and a ramble on the Walkway Over the Hudson went off without a hitch.

Nearly100 enjoyed wine tasting at the Robibero Winery in New Paltz and 120 attended the President’s Dinner and Awards presentation on Saturday evening at the Hudson Valley Resort and Spa in Kerhonkson.

Our Mid Hudson Chapter Chair Dan Jones congratulates everyone, startng with committe chair Lalita Malik, who helped make the weekend such a rousing success. “Congratulations to Lalita, her team, the trip leaders and volunteers for showing the ADK world how good we are.”

Our chapter can be proud of setting a high standard for the Club’s Fall Outing.

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Special October Weekend Event

2015 Fall Outing SpecialEvents Banner

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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!


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! ”