ADK Free Winter Programs

The Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) is offering free educational programs at Heart Lake and the Adirondak Loj this winter. Programs run from Jan. 2 through March 22. All programs are free and open to all ages.

Campfire Astronomy Programs will be held every Friday night starting at 8 PM. Heart Lake is a great place to see the rest of the universe! Come enjoy a toasty campfire next to Heart Lake every Friday evening in the winter. Hot chocolate and tea will be available for all. Over the campfire an ADK naturalist will tell stories and myths about the night sky along with background information on the stars in view that particular night. Then it’s a short stroll down to the shore of Heart Lake where participants can look through a telescope at the night sky.

Winter World Snowshoe Walks will be offered every Saturday at 1 PM and Sundays and holidays at 10 AM with a knowledgeable ADK guide. You’ll be led on a mile long snowshoe walk around the shores of Heart Lake. Come and learn how to identify animal tracks in the snow, see how trees and animals adapt to the winter landscape and much more. So awaken your curiosity with us while enjoying the beautiful frozen landscape of Heart Lake in the winter.

If you have an aversion to the outdoors you can stay inside and learn about Rocks & Minerals of the Adirondacks.  It is an interactive program held inside the ADK Loj every Saturday at 10 AM. Come learn the fascinating story of how the bedrock and minerals of the Adirondacks were formed over a billion years ago. Ask plenty of questions then check out some of the beautiful rocks and minerals that can be found throughout the Adirondacks, including marble, garnet, and beautiful opalescent crystals. Participants can sign up at the Loj front desk.


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