Get Involved

So many ways to be involved!

  • Hike or paddle with us.
  • Become an outing leader: Contact Outings Chair Ginny Fauci,
  • Do community service outdoors by helping with trail maintenance–footpaths or water trails!

Community Service

Our members help maintain hiking trails and water trails for public use and enjoyment in the Mid Hudson region. We welcome your participation. Contact the leaders listed here or check our outings schedule for planned service trips.

Hiking Trails that we maintain include:

  • A section of the Appalachian Trail in Dutchess County
  • The Mine Hole Trail at Minnewaska State Park Preserve
  • The trail network at Stony Kill Farm Preserve in Beacon

Contact Our Hiking Trails Chair for More Info: Tom Amisson,

Water Trails that we maintain include:

  • Black Creek Water Trail in the Town of Lloyd
  • Lower Wappinger Creek Water Trail in the Village of Wappingers Falls

Click here to learn more about our maintenance of these water trails.

We are building a new water trail! Fishkill Creek Water Trail in Beacon: Click here to learn more.

Contact Our Paddle/Water Trails Chair for More Info: Russ Faller, 845-297-5126 (before 9 PM) or

Click here to learn about becoming a member.

Click here to find contacts for our various activities.

Recent Posts

Kingston Kayak Fest June 10

Sat, June 10, Kingston Point Beach, 53 Delaware Ave, Kingston, NY, 10 AM – 4 PM 

Kayak Fest

A fun-filled day for you and your whole family, whether you’re paddlers or have never paddled before. Bring the kids, grandchildren, spouse, partner and friends. Don’t let the name fool you. It’s not just kayaks. There will be canoes and stand-up paddle boards (SUPs) for you to try. The emphasis will be on education, demonstrations, lessons and tours for beginner paddlers and those who have never paddled before.

If you’re an experienced paddler, there will be activities for you, as well. So bring your own boat and gear. A $10 donation to the non-profit Forsyth Nature Center gets you in. Members of the Mid-Hudson Chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) get in free! Bring your membership card.

Our Mid-Hudson Chapter-ADK has a big presence at this festival. We always need volunteers. You need not be a paddler to be of help. Contact Russ Faller at 845-297-5126 (before 9:30 PM) or if you want to help at this event. You will not be asked to help for more than a couple of hours. So you’ll still be able to have fun.



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