2020 Field Trips and Workdays

Our open space is your personal space

The Adirondack Land Trust invites you get outside with us this summer and fall at our preserves and other conservation sites. We hope to hike, do trailwork, plant pollinator habitat and enjoy wide open spaces.

We ask your understanding that these are tentative plans, contingent on weather, and changes in health and safety guidance. This site will be updated as the season progresses.

In the meantime, to sign up or learn more, please contact Kimberly Corwin Gray at Kimberly.Gray@adirondacklandtrust.org or (518) 524-0205. 

                           

Saturday, June 6 National Trails Day                          

                            10 a.m. - 2 p.m. – Light trailwork, garlic mustard removal

                            Coon Mountain Preserve, Westport

Equipment needed: Boots or sturdy hiking shoes, work gloves, water, lunch, rain gear, loppers and handsaws if you have them, tick and sun protection, and a pack to put everything in. ALT will provide tools. Directions and more details provided upon registration.

Maximum group size: 8

                           

Saturday, June 27                        

                            1 p.m. Ribbon cutting on new trails, followed by naturalist-led walk, summit hike

                            Coon Mountain Preserve, Westport

Equipment needed: Boots or sturdy hiking shoes, water, snacks, binoculars if you’ve got them, rain gear, tick and sun protection, and a pack to put everything in. Directions and details provided upon registration. 

                           

Wednesday, July 15                     

                            10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Workday – Site cleanup and light trailwork

                            Future Forest Preserve Addition, Town of Jay

Equipment needed: For this work project we will be clearing and brushing existing trails on the property – hiking 2-3 miles over moderate terrain. You will need boots, gloves, water, lunch and a daypack to carry everything.  Bring a bowsaw or loppers if you have them – ALT will also provide tools. Directions and more details to be provided upon registration.

Maximum number of attendees: 12

Wednesday, July 22                     

                           11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Hike and picnic on the private Forever Wild site of our first conservation easement ~1 mile round trip

                            Streeter Pond, Near Brant Lake

This is a relatively easy walk of less than one mile, but sturdy footwear is required for uneven trail surfaces. Pack in a lunch for a picnic by the pond, where we will talk about the history of the Adirondack Land Trust’s first conservation easement and what Forever Wild means on private land. 

Directions and parking information to be provided upon registration. 

Maximum group size: 12

       

Wednesday, August 26*             

                            10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Paddle and portage to conservation easement and Forest Preserve addition on Bog River Flow, near the entrance to Lows Lake, ~10 mile round trip with a carry of 300 yards.

                            Lows Lake, Near Tupper Lake

                            *Canoes, paddles and pfds provided; $40 per person fee to offset rental cost

Equipment needed: Please bring lunch, water, raingear, shoes that can get wet and a daypack to carry everything. Directions and more details to be provided upon registration.

Maximum group size: 10

                           

Saturday, October 24                  

                            10 a.m. ~ 12 p.m. Workday – Pollinator habitat seeding

                            Glenview Preserve, Harrietstown

Equipment needed: Please bring close-toed shoes that can get dirty, comfortable clothes that can get dirty, work gloves if you have them, water and a snack. ALT will provide necessary tools. Directions and more details to be provided upon registration. 

Max number of attendees: 10