It is with a heavy heart that we need to inform you that the executive committee, in order to safeguard the health and safety of our members, has voted to cancel the annual summer picnic scheduled for Sunday, August 30, at Ellicott Creek Park.

We have also decided that we must cancel in-person meetings in the fall for similar reasons.

     The business meeting and election will take place during a Zoom video conference scheduled for Tuesday, September 8, at 7 PM. We plan on hosting additional presentations on Zoom during the fall. 

     On a positive note, we will combine the meeting and election with a virtual version of our annual ice cream social and slide show. Members are asked to send up to 10 of their favorite photos from their latest adventures to Doug Gaffney ( by September 1. He will prepare the slide show, as usual, and display the images during the conference for all to enjoy. Each presenter will be given an opportunity to comment on their images, as always. We encourage our members to prepare their own delicious treats to feast on while watching the show.

     So, mark your calendars, start going through your photos, and begin shopping for your favorite toppings! See you at the show!

Outings for ADK-NFC have Resumed!

Please note, that new guidelines have been established to remain as safe as possible during this pandemic. A brief overview is listed below:

*Day trips ONLY.

*REGISTER WITH TRIP LEADERS EARLY! (Outings are limited to a maximum of 10 participants).

*Carpooling and spotting of cars are not allowed. Participants from different households are to provide their own transportation.

*The trip plan may not include eating in restaurants prior to or after the outing. Purchasing food from take out windows, such as ice cream stands, is allowed.

* Do NOT register for an outing if you can answer YES to any of the below:

    1. Do you currently have any symptoms of a respiratory infection (including cough, fever, sore throat, shortness of breath, or loss of taste/smell)?
    2. Have you had any of the above symptoms in the past 14 days?
    3. Have you tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 14 days?
    4. Have you had contact with any confirmed or suspect COVID-19 case within the last 14 days?
    5. Have you traveled out of state and are you required to quarantine per NYS Mandates?
    6. *All participants must carry hand sanitizer and face masks.

*Masks are to be readily accessible so that they may be donned quickly when needed.

*Masks must be worn when within 6 feet of others, especially at busy trailheads and parking areas, public restrooms, when passing others on a trail, at a destination such as a summit, pond, or other attraction, and when stopping at rest areas, gas stations, and other crowded areas.

*Participants from different households are not to share equipment, food, or drinks. They need to maintain physical distancing of 6 feet or more from members of other households.

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.

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

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