2021 Field Trips and Workdays

Our open space is your personal space

The Adirondack Land Trust invites you get outside with us. When possible, we will hike, do trailwork and enjoy wide open spaces.

We ask your understanding that these are tentative plans, contingent on weather, and changes in health and safety guidance. 

THURSDAY, JULY 8 (FULL — wait list only)

Naturalist Hike at Private Conservation Site, town of Jay

9 a.m.–12 p.m.

Leader: Brian McAllister, naturalist and educator focused on birds and plants

Brian will lead a moderately steep hike of 1.6 miles round trip at a mountainous Adirondack Land Trust–owned site in the town of Jay where some northern tree species are near the southern limit of their range, and where some southern species reach their northern limit. Plenty of stops along the way for interpretation.


Paddle Osgood Pond

Leader: Jess Grant, Adirondack Land Trust 2020 Intern for the Future of the Adirondacks

Jess will share one of her favorite places from her research on publicly accessible sites protected by the Adirondack Land Trust. A former kayak guide now working for the Adirondack Council, Jess will lead a paddle on Osgood Pond. Participants must provide their own canoe or kayak, cleaned, drained and dried to prevent introduction of invasive species.



Mother’s Day Wildflower Hike

Coon Mountain Preserve, Westport; 11 a.m.– 2 p.m.

Leaders: Elizabeth Lee, NYS licensed guide and Director of Education & Interpretation at Lake Champlain Maritime Museum; and Dan Spada, plant ecologist and past president of the Adirondack Research Consortium

Coon Mountain is bursting with wildflowers around Mother’s Day, and you don’t have to be a mom to sign up for this moderate 1.4-mile round-trip summit hike, including a steep and rocky section, with stops along the way to enjoy the woodland flora.


Neotropical Migrants of the Champlain Valley

8 a.m.–12 p.m.

Leader: Derek Rogers, Development Director for Champlain Area Trails, eBird Adirondack region editor for Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Derek will lead a moderate 1.4-mile round-trip summit hike, including a steep and rocky section, with stops along the way to look and listen for woodland warblers and other species that breed in the Champlain Valley.


This field season we did not pre-schedule volunteer workdays because of uncertainties posed by COVID-19. However, if you’re interested in volunteering and would like to be informed about future fieldwork or other opportunities, please visit our website and let us know what interests you: adirondacklandtrust.org/About-Us/Volunteer

Register: To sign up or learn more, please contact Kimberly Corwin Gray at Kimberly.Gray@adirondacklandtrust.org or (518) 461-0947