Hikes & Events


SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Please note that new events and outdoor education activities, as well as important updates, are frequently added to this listing so check back regularly. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to stay up to date. For more information on specific trails and/or maps, click here.

MAY

 
Saturday, May 25. Song Birds
 

Join conservation biologist, zoologist and conservation photographer Larry Master as he leads an early morning song bird workshop on the Bobcat Trail in Whallonsburg.

The hike begins at 8 am, when the bird chorus will be most lively and will last about 3 hours. Bring binoculars and tick repellant!

The Song Bird Hike is free, but registration is requested by calling (518) 962-2287 or emailing info@champlainareatrails.com.

JUNE

Saturday, June 15. Edible Plants. Michael Burgess. 9am-noon. Rugar Woods (Clinton County). 

On the campus of Plattsburgh State, Rugar Woods is a 50-acre forest bordered by  the Fieldhouse and Saranac River and provides a wonderful opportunity to see an array of edible plants.

The workshop is free but registration is required by calling (518) 962-2287 or emailing info@champlainareatrails.com.

JULY

Saturday, July 6. Mt. Defiance History Hike, A Guided Hike at Ticonderoga. 9-11:00 am.

A guided tour up this historic mountain, led by Ft. Ticonderoga staff. Fee is $15. Register here.

Saturday, July 20. Foraging Early Mushrooms. Ari Rockland-Miller, Time and Location TBD.

AUGUST

Saturday, August 17. Mosses, Ferns and Fungi, Oh My! Audrey Hyson. 9:00 am-noon. Flying Squirrel Trail, between Westport and Essex.

The workshop is free but registration is required by calling (518) 962-2287 or emailing info@champlainareatrails.com.

SEPTEMBER

Saturday, September 21. Harvest Festival Hike on the Viall’s Crossing Trail.10:00 am.

In conjunction with the Adirondack Harvest Festival, Essex County Fairgrounds in Westport. Leaves from and returns to the Festival, in time for a fabulous lunch by numerous vendors.

Saturday, September 28. Foraging Autumn Mushrooms. Ari Rockland-Miller, Time and Location TBD.

OCTOBER

Saturday, October 19. Photographing Nature with Manny Palacios. Clinton County. Time and Location TBD.

NOVEMBER

Saturday, November 2. Crown Point State Historical Park Guided Hike. Time TBD.

DECEMBER

Saturday, December 7. Wickam Marsh Wildlife Management Area Hike. Peru, 9am-noon.