Field Trips & Events
Low’s Ridge – Upper Dam Trail Leaf Peeping and Birding
Saturday, September 29, 2018
7:00am – 11:00am
Meet at the Geiger Arena parking area in Long Lake for transportation to the Wolf Pond Trailhead on Long Lake’s “Little Bus”!
(Traveling from the east? The bus can meet you at a more convenient location)
Register with the Long Lake Parks and Recreation Department
Maximum of 15 participants
Join Joan Collins for a walk into beautiful Hitchins Pond and the Upper Dam on the Bog River. Common Loons nest on Hitchins Pond each year. Bald Eagles and Great Blue Herons are also a common sight. The route is an old dirt road that passes through many lovely and varied habitat areas including a boreal bog, marsh, mixed forest, and ponds/lakes.
After the 2.5 mile walk on level terrain to Hitchins Pond, there will be a food break at a scenic picnic area. Participants may order lunch from the Adirondack Trading Post. Lunch menus will be provided before departure. Order and enjoy a warm Panini delivered picnic side via guide boat! There will be an optional 2 mile round trip hike up Low’s Ridge featuring spectacular views of the Bog River Valley and High Peaks. The round trip distance is 5 miles, or 7 miles if the hike up Low’s Ridge is added.
Bring food (lunch can be ordered at departure), water, a jacket, appropriate attire/hiking shoes, binoculars, hat, sunscreen, and insect spray. There is an outhouse at Hitchins Pond and a restroom at the Geiger Arena meeting location.
This field trip is jointly sponsored by Northern New York Audubon and the Long Lake Parks and Recreation Department.
Great Adirondack Birding Celebration
Paul Smiths Visitor Interpretive Center
Paul Smiths, NY
8023 State Rt 30
A 3 day, family friendly birding celebration featuring day-long and partial day bird walks, naturalist programs, activities, and guest speakers. Read more about the Great Adirondack Birding Celebration.
Adirondack Boreal Birding Festival
Hamilton County, NY
The three-day festival featuring birding hikes, walks, safaris, outings, and seminars. Read more about the Adirondack Boreal Birding Festival and register today!