Saturday, April 2, 2011

Northville-Placid Trail ADK Chapter Established

The newest chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) will focus on enhancing and promoting the Northville-Placid Trail (NPT).

The NPT, which stretches 133 miles through some of the wildest and most remote parts of the Adirondack Park, was the first trail project undertaken by ADK after it was formed in 1922. In November, Tom Wemett, a self-described “NPT fanatic,” launched a new Web site devoted to the trail. Tom also circulated a petition to create a new ADK chapter to help protect, preserve and promote the trail and to raise money to enhance and maintain it.

The petition was accepted by ADK’s Board of Directors on March 26, and the board approved the creation of ADK’s 27th chapter.

ADK members belonging to other chapters can join the Northville-Placid Trail Chapter as an “affiliate,” for a fee of $25 a year, while maintaining their membership in their current chapter. To join or become an affiliate of the NPTrail Chapter, call ADK’s Membership Department at (800) 395-8080.

ADK has chapters throughout New York and northern New Jersey and nearly 28,000 members. ADK chapters organize a variety of hikes, paddling trips, bike rides and other outings in the Adirondacks and closer to home. ADK chapters also sponsor social gatherings, trail maintenance projects, and lectures and educational programs. The chapters provide a voice on local conservation and environmental issues of importance to their members.

The Adirondack Mountain Club is the oldest and largest organization dedicated to the protection of the New York Forest Preserve. ADK helps protect the Forest Preserve, state parks and other wild lands and waters through conservation and advocacy, environmental education and responsible recreation. ADK publishes “Adirondack Trails: Northville-Placid Trail,” the definitive guide to the trail.

More information is available online.

Photo courtesy www.nptrail.org.

 

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