Treks Fundraiser, Thursday, Oct. 3rd

Treks Fundraiser, Thur. Oct. 3, 7:00-9:30 PM

Help Fund the Summer 2020 Expedition Camps!

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Basil and Wicks

Every year Treks supports local students in wilderness summer expedition camps. 
Join us for a great fundraiser at Basil and Wicks with music by the Morehouse Family Band!  Click the Flier for a bigger view.

Can’t make the fundraiser – checks can be sent to:  Kelly Nessle  Adirondack Treks, Inc., Box 23, Johnsburg, NY 12843  |  Phone: 518-251-3739  |  Email:

Sponsors:  Adirondack Treks  |  Northern Forest Canoe Trail
Deepwater Experiential Education Project  |  Montana WIlderness School

Here is a selection of photos from the 2019 Trips…

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Treks Fundraiser, Thursday, Oct. 3rd

Treks Fundraiser, Basil and Wicks, Oct. 3, 7:00-9:30 PM

Basil and Wick’s  |  3195 NY-28  |  North Creek, NY 12853  |  (518) 251-3100  |  Get Directions

ADK Treks in the News 2019!

ADK Treks in the News 2019!

Trekers in the News!

The Annual Whitewater Rafting Trip was held on the Upper Hudson River and everyone had a great time.  Marnie and Marko guided 2 rafts from Beaver Brook Outfitters down the river with 8 kids and one adult enjoying the trip (pictured above, photo from Jim Swedberg).

This Summer

Clayton and Gabe

Molly Smith

Lily San Antonio

Summer Wilderness Treks
Four young people from Johnsburg will have exciting wilderness opportunities this summer sponsored by Adirondack Treks, Inc., a local non-profit, and other similar organizations.

Molly Smith, 14, will be “on the trail” in the Tegami Wilderness in Ontario from July 6-20, with the Northwaters Burke Trip. She will be part of a group of young people from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds who paddles for ten days traveling by canoe through a system of lakes and rivers. Youth who participate are identified as potential leaders in their communities and who want to have a challenging experience. Last summer (2018) another Adirondack Treks youth, Kate Wimberly, Minerva, participated on this same trip and declared it “a great experience” where she learned to “survive on very little.”

Lily San Antonio, 12, will spend July 22-26 with Raquette River Outfitters of Saranac Lake as a Northern Explorer, a Northern Forest Canoe Trail wilderness trip in the Adirondacks.  Lily says, “I want to enjoy the peace and serenity of nature and yet still laugh and have fun with others” on this trip where she hopes she will learn to paddle well enough to take her younger siblings on a paddle once she gets home. 
Clayton Schmale, 16, and Gabe Smith, 17, will be flying to Bozeman, Montana for a 15-day expedition in the Rocky Mts. with the Montana Wilderness School. The young men will join six others from Montana to backpack and fly fish in the Bob Marshall Wilderness area learning leadership, survival skills, conservation ethics, and swift water rescue techniques.   Both participants have been actively involved with Adirondack Treks since they were in 4th grade.  This opportunity was offered to Adirondack Trekkers through former North Creek resident Andrew Morehouse who is working for the school as the Paddling Program manager.  

Adirondack Treks, Inc. was formed in 2009 to offer local youth from ages 9-18 wilderness activities to learn to whitewater kayak, rock climb, X-C ski, paddle, along with basic outdoor living and survival skills.  An annual rafting trip celebrates the end of school. Based on the success of these first summer wilderness camps, the Treks Board will consider making this a permanent part of their program in the future.

Whitewater Rafting Trip 2019

Trek's Whitewater Rafting Trip!

Thurs. June 27, 2019

Whitewater Rafting Trip 2019!
Thursday, June 27, 2019

Treks 2019 Rafting Trip Flyer CLICK HERE!
It’s Time for the annual TREKS Whitewater Adventure!  Don’t miss out on this world class trip!

Adventure: We will spend the day rafting the Hudson River Gorge with Beaver Brook Outfitters. If you haven’t seen this incredible part of your backyard, now is your chance to have a fun day and meet other Trekkers! There will be opportunities for swimming and exploring a waterfall on the river. Please bring your own lunch! (no excess packaging). This is an experiential trip, where you will be learning about all aspects of running a raft trip, including reading water and steering a raft.

Who can go: Ages: 8 and up Limit: 40 people, Parents Welcome! (space permitting)

Trip Coordinator: Kelly Nessle, 251-3739. Trip Questions, Contact Beaver Brook Outfitters, 1-888-454-8433 or 251-3394 Trip Essentials: Sneakers, water shoes, or solid sandals with heel straps. Sunscreen, Personal medications, if any, Bathing suit and shorts (no cotton). Synthetic long sleeve shirt (if it’s a cool day)

The Plan:
Meet at 8:45 AM at Beaver Brook Outfitters, Rt. 28, North River. We will leave the rafting base shortly before 10:00 AM, and be on the river between 10:30 and 11:00 AM. The river determines the rest of the schedule. We stop halfway for a lunch break. We will be off the river sometime between 3:00 and 4:00 PM. We will know the timing details a day or two ahead of time.

Cost: $30 (includes tip). $5 Treks Membership Fee.  |  Deadline to Sign-up: Sunday, June 23, 2019

Paperwork: Release forms will be emailed to participants before the trip and you can bring completed forms with you on the day of the trip
Make checks payable to “Treks,” and Bring them to Beaver Brook on the day of the trip

More Paperwork –  fill out the Medical History and Release Form  and you need to fill out the Informed Consent and Code of Conduct Form.

Beaver Brook Release Form CLICK HERE!

Questions? Contact Kelly Nessle,
518- 251-3739

Beaver Brook Outfitters

Beaver Brook Outfitters
3921 Rt. 28. North Creek, NY 12853  |  Website  |  888-454-8433

Learn Cross Country Skiing 2016

Learn Cross Country Skiing 2016

Adirondack Treks – Learn Cross Country Skiing – March 2015!

Get out and enjoy this years great snow – learn cross country skiing with Treks!  This year’s course starts March 1, 2016.  Lessons will be at Johnsburg CS or at the North Creek Ski Bowl
Tuesday and Thursday afternoons 2:45PM – 4:45PM.

All equipment provided – totally free!   Open to 4th, 5th, and 6th graders – 3rd graders with permission from Mr. Tomb.  March 3rd class will be at JCS  Contact Steve Tomb at 518-251-3492 or by email  Paperwork (see buttons below) needs to be turned into Laurie West, Principal’s office at JCS.

Participants need to join Adirondack Treks $5/year – click the link below and fill out the participant forms – returning them to Kelly Nessle or Steve Tomb.  Questions?  Call Kelly at 251-3739 or email her or Steve Tomb above


Parent’s Permission Form Emergency Contact Form Join Treks!  See The XC-Ski Flyer!

February Movies at Tannery Pond!

February Movies at Tannery Pond!

Fundraiser Movies for Treks
Wed. Feb. 17th and Friday Feb. 19th – Awesome Movies!

Wednesday, Feb. 17th  Deeper  7 PM

Tannery Pond Community Center, 228 Main Street, North Creek, NY 12853.
Showtime 7PM, Adults $10, Kids (under 18) $5   |  Directions

Hang on tight as Jeremy Jones travels to the world’s snowboarding meccas and ventures past boundaries to explore untouched realms. Lots of adventure, lots of great photography, “Deeper” brings you mind-boggling breakthroughs in the sport of snowboarding. 

Friday, Feb. 19th Antarctica: A Year On Ice  7 PM

Tannery Pond Community Center, 228 Main Street, North Creek, NY 12853.
Showtime 7PM, Adults $10, Kids (under 18) $5   |  Directions

Antartica: A Year on Ice  “A visually stunning journey to the end of the world”…This one-of- a-kind documentary brings spectacular photography and a deeply personal adventure to capture the splendor of the frozen continent.

Tannery Pond Community Center

Movie Update Sun. Jan 17, 7PM

Movie Update Sun. Jan 17, 7PM

The Movie – McConkey originally scheduled for Christmas week has been rescheduled for Sunday, January 17 at 7PM.

Tannery Pond Community Center
228 Main Street, North Creek, NY 12853.
Showtime 7PM, Adults $10, Kids (under 18) $5   |  Directions

McCONKEY The life and times of extreme freeskier Shane McConkey is explored in this personal portrait. “Great story! This was a great all around film—not just a good ski film.” Terrific cinematography. 2 hrs. Watch the Trailer Below