Upcoming Outings & Events

The Mid-Hudson ADK has a full schedule of outings, published monthly. Non-members are welcome to participate in several outings before joining our chapter.
ADK no longer requires all participants to be vaccinated against Covid 19
As has been our Chapter policy, leaders may use their discretion in accordance with Federal and State Covid guideline to set rules and limitations for their hikes as they deem fit.

We also offer Mid-Week outings during the week. These additional outings are not published on our website; they are announced to our membership via email. Please contact us if you are a member and do not receive these emails, or you would like a free trial membership.

Recent Updates:

  • Recently added for Fri, June 23 to Sun, June 25 – Hammersley Wild Area in Cross Fork PA

See Previous Outings for a list of completed outings.
See All Outings Gallery for outing reports and photos from previous outings.

June 2023

Sun, June 4, 10am-1:30pm – Kayak Rescue Workshop and Paddling Tips at White Pond, Kent, NY
Instructed by Linda Horton, American Canoe Association Coastal Kayak Instructor, 845-548-2198
ADK Assistant Leader: Dave Webber, webberd1@yahoo.com
Registration Deadline May 11
Beginner and experienced kayakers with a kayak of 12’ or longer and dual bulkheads are welcome to register with Linda by May 11 at 845-548-2198. Generally this workshop costs $175, the instructor and assistants are waiving the fee. However, there is a minimal insurance and registration fee, current ACA members $5 and non-members $15. For complete information on this workshop, go to www.meetup.com/kayaking-the-liquid-skies/events/292748221.

Wed, June 7 – Northbound AT Section Hike: Rt 55 to Rt 22 – 7 miles – B
Leader: Paul Silverstein, paulinpokny@gmail.com
Nice stop at Nuclear Lake and fine valley view from Wildcat Rocks. Fairly flat hike with some downhill sections.  Starts on Rt 55 in Beekman, ends near Pawling. 10 min shuttle to leave car(s) at the end.

Fri, June 9 – Kayak Rescue Class, White Pond, Carmel
Leader: Don Urmston, mrurmston@gmail.com, 845-549-4671
We will learn about kayak safety and learn some on-water rescue techniques from our ACA certified instructors. Bring your own kayak, life vest, and gear. Bring a change of clothes, water, food, sunscreen. The class is about 3-4 hours. There is no requirement to participate in the rescue scenarios; you only do what you are comfortable with. Limit of 8 participants. Contact leader to sign up and get times.

BowdoinParkSun, June 11 – Mid-Hudson ADK Spring Picnic at Bowdoin Park
RSVP to Carole Marsh 845-849-2044, pcatm43@gmail.com.
Deadline Wednesday, June 7th.
Please include your choice and quantity of hamburgers, veggie burgers and/or hot dogs so Carole knows how many to purchase. TY!
Join us for our second annual Spring Picnic! See below for morning hike and paddle details.
The Club will provide hamburgers, veggie burgers, hot dogs, buns and condiments. We are environmentally conscious, so we ask that you please bring your own plates, utensils, and water bottles/drinks. You are welcome to bring a dessert, salad or side dish to share.


BowdoinPark Sun, June 11 – Pre-Picnic Hike at Bowdoin Park
Leader: Georgette Weir, georgette.weir@gmail.com
If you plan to join the picnic after the hike, please contact Carole Marsh separately at 845-849-2044, pcatm43@gmail.com before June 7th.
This Dutchess County park overlooking the Hudson River includes 5 miles of moderate trails that wind through woods and fields and around ball fields and playgrounds. River views. We will meet at the site of our picnic, and be back there in time for our gathering. Trails can be rocky and rough in places.

Sun, June 11 – Pre-Picnic Paddle on the Lower Wappinger Creek
Leader: JeanetteTB, jeanettetb.ny@gmail.com
If you plan to join the picnic after the hike, please contact Carole Marsh separately at 845-849-2044, pcatm43@gmail.com before June 7th.
We’ll launch at the Wappinger Creek Boat Launch at Reese Park. The launch is only 10 minutes from Bowdoin Park, so we won’t travel far after the paddle to reach the picnic area. We’ll paddle the lower Wappinger Creek at a leisurely pace, past the old bleachery and up to the waterfall. We’ll discuss the fascinating history of the area. Then we’ll head downstream, hoping to reach where the creek flows into the Hudson River Estuary, before heading back to the launch. You must provide your own kayak/canoe and PFD.


Thurs, June 15 – Minnewaska Trail Maintenance Outing. Moderate. Limited to 8 people.
Leader: Georgette Weir, georgette.weir@gmail.com
NOTE: This is in place of regular MWH.
We will get a ride in the back of a park truck to and from our backcountry destination in Minnewaska–the Scenic Trail between Spruce Glen and Murray Hill–a beautiful area. Plan on a few hours of clipping back blueberry bushes, with breaks, lunch, conversation, and camaraderie as we give a little back to the trails we love. The chapter has some trail tools (loppers, shears) to share. If you have your own, good to bring them. Also bring work gloves, water, snacks and lunch. Contact leader to sign up and for additional details.

Fri, June 16 – Burrough’s Slabsides, ~5 miles
Leader: Ginny gefauci@gmail.com or 845-399-2170 (text only)
We will follow the trails past the ponds & to the waterfalls at Black Creek, over the ridge and across the cabbage swamp to have lunch by Slabsides. Contact leader for more information.

Sun, June 18 – Black Creek Paddle & Clean-Up, Town of Lloyd (near Highland) Moderate Level; A few hours or how many you wish
Leader: Russ Faller 845-297-5126 (before 9 PM) or russoutdoors@yahoo.com
Meet at 10 AM in the parking area at the bridge over the creek on Rt. 299. There’s a sign for the launch for the Black Creek.
Help MHADK & the Lloyd Environmental Conservation Committee clean up the Black Creek. We’ll spend a few hours of typically light water trail maintenance from boats, then enjoy an optional pleasure paddle on the creek or refreshments in New Paltz. The Black Creek is beautiful quiet water mostly through a wetland. You quickly get the feeling you’re far away in a wild area, despite the handiwork of humans close by. Beaver, various birds and turtles call it home. Bring whatever you have of saws, loppers, rope, work gloves & litter bags. If you don’t have these items, contact the leader for loaners. You should bring your own canoe or kayak & gear. If you don’t have a boat, but know how to paddle, contact leader. He might be able to loan you a boat. PFDs must be worn while you’re on water. Water shoes are essential. No flip-flops, please. Confirm with leader ahead of time.

Sun, June 18 – Paddle the Scenic Stockport Flats
Leader: JeanetteTB, jeanettetb.ny@gmail.com
We’ll launch into the Hudson River in Stockport, NY (about 6 miles north of the Rip Van Winkle Bridge). We’ll keep close to shore as we paddle past Judson and Gays Points. On our return we’ll explore Stockport Middle Ground Island. If it’s a warm day we may stop at the Hudson River Islands State Park for a quick swim in the river. As the tide rises we hope to paddle into Stockport Creek up to the bridge. We’ll paddle at a leisurely pace for about 5 miles (estimate 4+ hours). Kayaks must be at least 12 feet long and have dual bulkheads or float bags. Heavy rain and/or winds over 10 mph cancels. Confirmed participants will receive meeting time and driving directions. Max 8 participants.

Fri, June 23 at 3:00 PM to Sun, June 25 at 2:00 PM –  Hammersley Wild Area – Cross Fork PA – 16 mile two night backpack with roughly 4 miles on Friday, 6 miles on Saturday and 6 miles on Sunday.  Hiking class B due to off trail hiking on Saturday.
Leader: David Mong davidcmong@gmail.com
The Hammersley Wild Area lies within the Susquehannock State Forest and is known for its beautiful forests and streams. Trekkers remark about solitude, quietude, and dark evening skies given it is the largest roadless area in Pennsylvania. There are 50+ miles of marked hiking trails including a 9-mile portion of the Susquehannock Trail System (STS).
This trip is suitable to those comfortable being off of established trails. The hike Friday includes a visit to an old growth forest area with both nights camping along a pretty stream.  Space is limited.  Contact leader for more information. For a map of the area click on the map link when you click here:  Source for Hammersley Map

July 2023

July events coming soon!

Looking Ahead

Sat, Sept 30 – Annual Meeting Picnic at George Freer Park in Port Ewen

Sun, Dec 10 – Holiday Party at Locust Grove