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National Trails Day 2022: Northville-Placid Trail

National Trails Day 2022: Northville-Placid Trail

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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). Please see each individual project for additional details by either following the registration link or reading the descriptions below.  

The entire program is free of charge for all participants, but donations are appreciated. Each volunteer will receive a National Trails Day t-shirt! Camping for the weekend is also available. Locations are dependent on each project and details will be provided upon registration.

Lake Placid Terminus (Moderate) 

Two volunteer crews will start from the NPT Lake Placid terminus hiking southbound, and side-cut, clear drainages and remove blowdown that crosses the NPT. Some participants may be asked to help install bog bridging and/or harden the tread.

Total hiking mileage may vary depending on rate of work, with a maximum hiking distance of 6 miles total.  

Long Lake – Catlin Bay (Easy)

One volunteer crew will rehabilitate campsites on the southern end of Long Lake. This includes trash removal, fireplace rehabilitation, and privy relocations. The crew will hike north from the Tarbell Road NPT trailhead.

Total hiking milage is 3 miles.

Long Lake – Kelly Point (Difficult)

One volunteer crew will work to rehabilitate campsites on the NPT at the northern end of Long Lake. This includes trash removal, fireplace rehabilitation, and privy relocations. The crew will launch canoes from the Long Lake DEC boat launch to paddle to the northern campsites on Long Lake.

Total paddling mileage is estimated to be 11 miles roundtrip – prior canoe paddling experience required.

Route 30 – Tirrell Pond (Moderate)

One volunteer crew will side-cut, clear drainages, and remove blowdown that crosses the NPT while hiking northbound from the Blue Mountain Lake/Lake Durant NPT trailhead on Route 30 toward Tirrell Pond.

Total hiking mileage may vary depending on rate of work, with a maximum total hiking distance of 6 miles. 

Fall Stream Campsite (Difficult)

One volunteer crew will hike from the Haskell’s Road NPT trailhead approximately 4.4 miles north to the Fall Stream Campsite with the parts necessary to assemble a privy at the Fall Stream Campsite. The crew will construct the new privy and privy hole.

Total hiking distance is 8.8 miles.  

Mud Lake (Moderate) 

One volunteer crew will side-cut, clear drainages, and remove blowdown that crosses the NPT from W River Rd NPT trailhead southbound toward Mud Lake.

Total hiking mileage may vary depending on rate of work, with a maximum total hiking distance of 6 miles. 

Woods Lake (Easy)

Two to three volunteer crews will hike approximately .3 miles from the Benson Road NPT trailhead and install tent pads at the Woods Lake campsites.

Total hiking mileage is 1 mile.  

 

Date And Time

June 4, 2022 at 08:00 AM to
03:30 PM
 

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