Friday, June 28, 2019

ADK Free Summer Naturalist Series

adk mountain club logoADK (the Adirondack Mountain Club) has announced their free Summer Naturalist Series, hosted by their Naturalist Interns each summer will run through August. All programs are free and open to the public.

The following programs are now underway:

The Nature Museum: The Heart Lake Nature Museum offers an introduction to the natural world of the Adirondack High Peaks for kids and adults. An ADK naturalist is on hand to answer questions and foster curiosity. Interactive exhibits, a touch table and field guides are available. The Nature Museum is open daily from 9 am to 5 pm.

Mt. Jo Guided Hike: A hike up Mt. Jo with an ADK Naturalist features 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 stationed atop Mt Jo to answer questions.

Naturalist Guided Walks, Paddles: ADK Naturalist lead guided walks to learn about the natural history of the Adirondacks on land and water. Interpretive walks and paddling programs run at 9 am and 1 pm through August.

Wednesday Evening Campfire: A tradition started by Henry Van Hoevenberg in 1878. Shows run from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm every Wednesday at the Adirondak Loj amphitheater.

Friday Night Hike: ADK Naturalists lead dusk and nighttime walks from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm every Friday. Meet outside the Adirondak Loj.

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

All Summer Naturalist series are free and open to the public. The Adirondack Loj is located at 1002 Adirondack Loj Rd, Lake Placid. More information is available online, or by calling (518) 523-3441.

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