We are excited to announce a year of celebration in honor of ADK’s centennial anniversary. Since 1922, the organization has been teaching people how to protect and explore New York’s public lands and waters. Read below to learn how you can get involved this year.

Events and other opportunities will be added to this page as they become available. If you are not an ADK member, click the button below to join our contact list.

NTD volunteer trails

National Trails Day, June 4

This year, ADK will host National Trails Day projects dispersed along the Northville-Placid Trail (NPT). All projects are one day in duration (from 8 a.m. to approximately 3:30 pm). Projects range from side cutting, drainage clearing and blowdown removal to campsite improvements (including privy relocations and tent pad installation). The entire program is free of charge for all participants, but donations are appreciated. Each volunteer will receive a National Trails Day t-shirt!

100 Mile Challenge logo

100 Mile Challenge, May 29–September 5

Walk, run, hike, paddle, or pedal—or any combination of any human-powered activity—100 miles in 100 days in any location you want, raise $100 or more in sponsorships, and receive a 100 Mile Challenge patch!  Additional prizes will be awarded to the three people who raise the highest amounts, and to those who reach the following sponsorship levels:
$250 – Choice of water bottle, t-shirt, or hat
$500 – Choice of 2 – water bottle, t-shirt, or hat
$1000 – Fleece vest and choice of 1 – water bottle, t-shirt, or hat
(While supplies last due to current supply chain issues.)

An aerial view of a hotel

Centennial Celebration and Fall Outing, September 23–25

The Cold River Chapter is hosting the Centennial Celebration and Fall Outing at the Silver Bay YMCA Conference & Family Retreat Center in Silver Bay, New York. Join us for all three days or come just for the Centennial Celebration on Saturday.

Numerous outings are planned for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday; there will be musical entertainment on Friday night by Dan Berggren and Jamcrackers, and, for the Centennial Celebration on Saturday, noted environmentalist and Johnsburg resident Bill McKibben will join us.

Click below for details and registration.

The ADK Memorial Pathway

In 2022, honor a loved one with a dedicated engraved paver at Heart Lake while supporting ADK’s mission and commemorating ADK’s Centennial. The ADK Memorial Pathway will start at the Loj and head down to Heart Lake, replacing the current pathway.

Peaks and Ponds, Adirondack Day Hikes

This new ADK publication will be available in March 2022 and features thirty-seven classic and less-traveled day hikes throughout the Adirondack Park that can be enjoyed year-round. Written by ADK staff members Bobby Clark and Cat Hadlow, the book includes historic information about ADK’s role in conservation, trail building and maintenance, land easements, and more, telling the story of ADK’s 100 years of “Educating, Exploring, and Protecting” the Adirondack Park’s wild lands and waters. Stay tuned for information about our upcoming launch party and book signings.