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Mission Statement

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 responsible recreation.

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 Calendar 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, and lore.

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