Mohawk Valley Alpiners Hiking Club

located in the Central Mohawk Valley of Upstate New York


Wed. 6/20 All day Vrooman's Nose hike

A very popular hike either in and out or a loop; 485 ft. elevation gain. Beautiful views of Schoharie Valley

Sat. 6/30 All day John Pond-Clear Pd. loop This is a loop hike with the last 1/3 mile on road back to the trailhead. John Pond has a lean-to with nice views of the cliffs across the pond. The trail is mostly level with some elevation the last 1/4 mile. We’ll take a short side tr... more
Sat. 7/7 All day Paddle/Hike North Lake

We will paddle across North Lake then hike to the two caves on Ice Cave Mountain. Return to boats and paddle/explore North Lake.


Wed. 7/11 All day Hike Square Falls

Moderate hike to a lovely falls, 3+ miles.

Fri. 7/20
Sun. 7/22
4:00 PM
5:00 PM
Moffitts Beach Camp-out

Friday-Sunday Camp-out at Moffitts beach State Campground on Sacandaga Lake

Wed. 7/25 All day Moss Lake Paddle Starts with a small carry - Sites claim it is 100 to maybe 440 yards. The lake is only 3/4 miles across, so we could do 3 miles paddling the shoreline. Much history is found in a small lake along with wildlife. A small island had a nesting osprey.... more
Sat. 7/28 All day Full Moon Paddle Picnic at Northville’s waterfront park (bring your own food) at approximately 7:00 p.m. followed by moonlight paddle. Launch in Little Lake approximately 8:30 p.m. It is a lighted launch area. Leisure paddle, bring headlamps & battery op... more
Wed. 8/1 All day Handsome Pond Hike Will enter John Dillon Park on Rt. 30 North, Long Lake at 10:00 a.m. Park cars at the Welcome Center parking lot then hike to Handsome Pond, approximately 2.5 miles. I have reserved the two lean-to’s. Bring a trail lunch. No dogs on this hik... more
Sat. 8/11 All day Wolf Pond Hike-Newcomb area The trail to Wolf Pond is a winding trail with rolling terrain. A bridge crosses Wolf Pond Outlet then follows the stream for 1/2 mi. Once the pond is reached, views of Skylight, Marcy, Haystack, Basin, and Saddleback may be seen. 400’ of ele... more
Wed. 8/15 All day Hike Harvey Mt.

Excellent views of Southern Taconic Range, elevation 2065 ft. with gain of 480 ft. Hopefully blueberries will be abundant

Sat. 8/25 All day Paddle Lake Lila

A large lake (1,446 acres) can make an all day paddle with a chance for a small hike (1.5 miles oneway) up Frederica Mountain

Wed. 8/29 All day Paddle day at Glimmerglass

We will be planning a water day - kayak or swim. SUB’s (stand up boards) are also for rent here, so try one out! They even have an 8 person board. It will also be a picnic day - potluck. Beautiful location

Sat. 9/8 All day HIke Balsam Lake Fire tower

Elevation gain of 1147 ft. Beautiful views. Bring a trail lunch

Sat. 9/15 All day Hike Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty is a 4.5 mile hike with sheer cliffs and panoramic views of the Lake George area. We could do Bumps Pond to add distance

Wed. 9/19 All day Hike Chimney Mt.

This is a great hike in the fall. Seems we always do it winter. The hike is up a steep mile but we will explore the chimney and look for some of the caves. Dogs should be leashed in the cave area. Bring trail lunch.


Sat. 9/22 All day Hike Spruce Lake Spruce Lake is along the N-P Trail but we will access it from the end of Jessup River Road. From this trailhead it is a 1 mile hike to N-P trail and then another 2 miles on the N-P trail to the first of three lean-tos on this lovely lake. It ... more
Sat. 9/29 All day Hike Gleasman Falls This is an easy hike on clear trails to Gleasman's Falls. Located in Lewis County, it crosses three horse trails which are part of the Otter Creek Horse Trail system. The trail is mostly in wooded terrain until the last bit and then it follows the ... more
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