Hikes & Events



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

Hyson plans an open-ended hike, with a focus on spore-bearing plants like ferns and mosses, but with the aim of “noticing the things that we usually don’t notice,” she says. “”We’ll let the outdoors direct us to see what we can find.”

Hyson writes the “Everyday Naturalist” column for Adirondac magazine and is an experienced naturalist who loves to explore outdoors and to share her knowledge with others. She has been pursuing her fascination for natural history since childhood and is always seeking to gain a better understanding of the wild outdoors.

Registration is required and there is $10 fee, with under 18 free. Class size is limited to 15 people. You can register here.


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.


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


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


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