WELCOME! 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.
Check out the great outings for December, January, and February, now on our Outings page!
Our own Russ Faller, originator and organizer of our chapter’s Paddlefest, leader of paddles, hikes, backpacks, worktrips, keeper of the Fishkill Creek waterway, was honored with the Adirondack Mountain Club’s Distinguished Volunteer Award at the ADK Presidents’ Dinner, Saturday, October 26, 2013.
Congratulations Russ, and thank you for all you have done and continue to do to help us get out and enjoy the world!
Plan now to join some of our walks, hikes, paddles, and programs this fall. Click here to view our Outings.
April 6, 2013: Fourteen of us met on this early spring weather perfect day to hike the Stillman Trail from Mountain Road to Route 9W, offering along the way several beautiful views of the Hudson River, on to Butter Hill where we enjoyed a lunch break overlooking the Hudson River. While sharing lively conversations, delicious homemade treats (smoked sausage and jerky) were passed around by some participants.
Yet another very enjoyable outing in the beautiful Hudson Valley as commented by
some of the participants: “A lovely hike with a very friendly and welcoming group!”; “The
members of ADK are all very friendly and welcoming.” –Hike leader Jean-Claude Fouere.
For additional photos, click here.