Welcome to the ADK Albany Chapter

The Albany Chapter along with its parent Club is dedicated to the protection and responsible recreational use of the New York Forest Preserve, parks and other wild lands and waters. The Chapter is a wholly volunteer organization committed to public service and stewardship. It seeks to use a balanced approach to outdoor recreation, advocacy, environmental education and natural resource conservation. The Albany Chapter was established on October 13, 1922, six months after the Main Club. Today the Albany Chapter membership numbers over 2000 and the organization hosts numerous outings, and volunteer trail-work opportunities all over Upstate New York for people of all abilities.  This website is here to help you get to know the Adirondack Mountain Club organization, to provide you with information on current environmental protection efforts pursued by ADK, and to help coordinate recreational outings.

Recent and Pinned News:

Quick link to National Weather Service mountain point forecasts!

Welcome to the new website!  For a short write up and site FAQ please read this post

The 2018 photo contest winners have been decided!  Thanks to everyone who participated!  The winning photos are on display here!

For up-to-date information on backcountry trail conditions and alerts in the Adirondack High Peaks, visit the NYS DEC page on Backcountry Information for the High Peaks Region.


For information about other regions of the Adirondack Mountains, visit the NYS DEC Adirondack Backcountry Information page.


For information on trail conditions in the Catskill Mountains, go to the NYS DEC Catskill Backcountry Information page.

New Website FAQ

Hi, welcome to the Adirondack Mountain Club Albany chapter's new website.  While the new site isn't quite finished, we wanted to [...]

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