News

Due to Recent Events

All Adk Mtn Club activities – meetings and outings – will be suspended until further notice.

ADK has made the difficult decision to temporarily close the Adirondak Loj & Heart Lake Program Center and the Johns Brook Property from March 16 through April 30 in order to minimize risks associated with the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19). This decision was made by Michael Barrett, Executive Director, after consulting with Tom Andrews, President, and relevant staff directors.

Please note that one of our recommendations is that staff and chapters avoid in-person meetings and gatherings until further notice. This is drawn from advice for businesses given by the CDC and will help minimize the spread of COVID-19.

Please click THIS LINK to read full report from the main club.

We want to ensure that we are still with you … virtually!  Stay tuned to weekly updates and our Facebook page to enjoy fellow members’ past treks and adventures found during these difficult times!

 


ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Information Brief

Cycle the Erie Canal- July 12-19th – Buffalo to Albany 400 miles- for information on the bike ride please visit https://www.ptny.org/cycle-the-erie-canal. Registered ADK cyclists may submit their name and contact information to Mike Lex at blex@roadrunner.com. He will compile and share the list with members registered for the ride.

            -Mike Lex, Biking chair

Update from your Hiking Chair

Are you interested in climbing the Adirondack high peaks? Have you become a 46er and want to share your expertise with Aspiring 46ers?  If you are interested in leading a workshop, informal discussion, or a hike, please email lesliesalathe@live.com.

I would like to form a group of ADK hikers that want to participate in longer outings. Please contact me if you are interested.

Our chapter will continue to offer popular themed hikes throughout the year. I look forward to hearing from present and future leaders that would like to share their expertise in wildlife studies or field ecology while leading an outing.

            -Leslie Salathe, Hiking & Winter sports chair

ADK 46er Updates

Our Chapter’s 46ers webpage has been updated. It now includes useful information for Aspiring 46ers and a colored, terrain map showing the locations of the 46 High Peaks in Adirondack Park. Also updated is the list of Niagara Frontier Chapter members who have completed the 46 High Peaks.

We want you on our list! Please submit any new entries or updates to David Kowalski (dfk2008@gmail.com).

Congratulations to our Chapters Recent 46ers!

New Year 2020 brought several new additions to our ADK-NFC 46-er List:

  • Scott R. Patronik finished on Cascade (10/01/16)
  • Dan Perry finished on Whiteface (8/25/2012)
  • James E. Pankow finished on Santanoni (11/17/12)
  • Rick Albrecht finished on Nippletop (10/20/12)
  • Jamie Shanahan finished on Panther Peak (9/19/16)

Thanks for the updates, Scott, Dan, James, Rick and Jamie!

To view Our Chapter’s 46ers List, click here.


46er FLAG

Carry on our Chapter tradition of carrying our ADK-NFC 46er Flag to the top of your 46th peak. Call Lynn Kenney (825-7329) to pick up the 46er Flag so it can be a part of your celebratory photo when you complete your final peak to become an Adirondack 46er.


Here’s a fun way to display the wonderful opportunities offered by ADK!

To enlarge the image, click here.


ADK-NFC Meeting Cancellation Policy
The Executive Committee approved a new policy coordinate the decision to cancel the Monthly General Meetings with the Amherst Central School Closings. Since the Amherst Community Church property abuts Amherst High School, the winter weather conditions that warrant school closings will also dictate our General Meetings. When Amherst Schools or After School Activities are cancelled on the day of our ADK meeting on the 2nd Tuesday of the month, then our monthly general meeting will be cancelled. Cancellation news will be reinforced with emails and Facebook postings.


MEMBERSHIP UPDATE:
Join the ADK Niagara Frontier Chapter!
Click here to visit the Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) website. Select a Membership Type and Number of Years. Under Chapter, select Niagara Frontier.

Affiliate Membership of the Niagara Frontier Chapter:
We welcome ADK members of other Chapters to become Affiliate Members of the Niagara Frontier Chapter! Affiliate Members receive our monthly newsletter and may attend our chapter outings and events. Annual dues are $5. Contact the ADK Membership office to arrange Affiliate Membership: (518) 668-4447 or laurie@adk.org


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ADK By-Laws2016

Education Scholarship Application

Education Scholarship Guidelines

Education Scholarship Info

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