The Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) is dedicated to the conservation, preservation, and responsible recreational use of the
New York State Forest Preserve and other parks, wild lands, and waters vital to our members and chapters.
The Adirondack Mountain Club's 28,000 members enjoy hiking, canoeing, kayaking, cross-country skiing, camping, backpacking,
biking, mountaineering, snowshoeing, and other "muscle-powered" outdoor activities. And they're committed to protecting the
places they play in, volunteering countless hours to advance ADK's mission of protecting natural resources and promoting
The Glens Falls / Saratoga Chapter
When you join the Adirondack Mountain Club, you may choose to "affiliate" with
the Glens Falls-Saratoga Chapter. The Glens Falls-Saratoga Chapter has a membership of over 3,000, making
it the second largest ADK chapter - and it's growing fast!
Many members reside in Saratoga, Warren or Washington Counties of New York State, but we also have a
growing number of members from across the northeastern states.
The chapter offers something for everyone. Activities include hiking, canoeing, cross-country skiing, kayaking, social events, interesting
programs, etc. You do not have to be an athlete or drive long distances to enjoy many of our outings.
Hikes range from short, easy walks to more challenging climbs in the High Peaks. Many activities are local and do not
require a long drive. Hikes and Kayaking are listed in the Outings Calendar which is found in the
link on our home page.
As a chapter member, you will also receive the bi-monthly
Chepontuc Footnotes Newsletter
that will list events, items of interest and
programs scheduled at the Glens Falls and Saratoga libraries. These items will also be listed on our home page.
Additional ADK Club nformation
Since our founding in 1922 in New York City, ADK has been dedicated to protecting wild lands and waters through environmental
advocacy and trail construction and maintenance. It continues as a sponsor of the Adirondack High Peaks Summit Stewardship Program.
ADK also offers a variety of educational programs, outdoor skills workshops, and lectures aimed at instilling a love of the natural
world in people of all ages.
We operate the High Peaks Information Center, the Adirondak Loj, the Johns Brook Lodge, and a Wilderness
Campground in the Adirondack High Peaks. ADK's 27 chapters across New York State offer numerous opportunities to get outdoors in
the Adirondacks and closer to home, and ADK's Adventure Travel Program organizes exciting trips to all parts of the globe.
ADK also publishes comprehensive hiking, paddling, and winter sports guides and trail maps, as well as books on Adirondack nature, history,