Monday, July 2, 2018

ADK’s Summer Naturalist Series at Adirondak Loj

adk mountain clubThe Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) has announced their Summer Naturalist Series is now underway.

Visitors can explore the natural world of the Adirondacks through hands-on activities by attending one or all of the following naturalist led interpretive programs, which will continue to run through August. All programs are free and open to the public.

Scheduled programs include:

The Heart Lake Nature Museum makes a great introduction to the natural world of the Adirondack High Peaks, for kids and adults alike. An ADK naturalist is always on hand to answer questions. Check out the interactive exhibits, check out the touch table or simply browse through field guides. Museum is open daily from 9 am to 5 pm.

Take a hike up Mt. Jo with an ADK Naturalist and discover some of the secrets of the history, ecology, and geology of Mt. Jo. The hike is one-mile to the top (one way), with a 700-foot elevation gain. Mt. Jo hikes start at 9 am outside the Adirondak Loj daily.

Every day from 10 am to 4 pm, an ADK naturalist will be atop Mt Jo to answer questions.

Naturalist Guided Walks Join an ADK Naturalist and learn about the natural history of the Adirondacks both on land and water. Interpretive walks and paddling programs run at 9 am and 1 pm all summer long through August.

Relive a tradition started by Henry Van Hoevenberg in 1878 by joining around the campfire. Shows run from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm every Wednesday at the Adirondak Loj amphitheater.

ADK Naturalist will lead night walks every Friday from 8:30 to 9:30 pm. Meet outside the Adirondak Loj.

Sunday Kids Program Every Sunday at 10 am join an ADK naturalist for one hour of exploration and activities specifically for kids. Meet at the Nature Museum.

Saturday Naturalist Talks ADK offers a one-hour presentation every Saturday night at the Adirondak Loj amphitheater (High Peaks Information Center (HPIC) if raining). Topics range from natural and cultural history to adventure travel and live music. Lectures start at 8 pm.

For more information on daily programming, ADK membership or lodging, visit the Adirondak Loj, call (518) 523-3441 or visit ADK’s website.

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