Get Involved

So many ways to be involved!

  • Hike or paddle with us.
  • Become an outing leader: Contact Outings Chair Ginny Fauci, gefauci@gmail.com
  • 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, tamisson@aol.com


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 russoutdoors@yahoo.com

Click here to learn about becoming a member.

Click here to find contacts for our various activities.

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Recent Posts

Chapter Offers Support, Scholarships for Outdoor Education

ADK summit steward (2)

Our Mid-Hudson Chapter gives funds to support ADK education programs such as the Summit Steward program in the Adirondacks (above) and Catskills.

In the last couple of years the Adirondacks and the Catskills have seen a large increase in the number of hikers.

On the one hand, it is good to have more people enjoying and benefiting by exercising in these beautiful natural places. On the other hand, it leads to added stress to the trails and the summits.

In response, ADK has put in place a “Summit Stewardship Program”. Upon giving training to staff and volunteers, the program then deploys them to the summits, where you can find them educating hikers about flora and plant communities, and about the importance of protecting them from trampling.

Our Mid Hudson Chapter regularly donates funds to support this very valuable education program.

ADK Teen program

Our Chapter also gives scholarships for youth education programs. Learn more from our Chapter Chair.

Additionally, the Chapter has made available to young people scholarships to help them attend outdoors programs and youth environmental camps. Contact the Chapter Chair Dan Jones, jones.daniel.jr@gmail.com, if you wish to learn more about how your children, grandchildren or other young people might benefit from our scholarship opportunities.

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