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:
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!
As of June 21st 2018 the muddy trail advisory has been lifted and summer conditions are present in the Adirondacks. Muddy areas are still present in some locations, and extreme weather is possible in the Adirondacks year round. Be sure to come prepared with adequate clothing and equipment, and please adhere to leave no trace practices when on the trail. For more up-to-date information visit this website.