Old Plattsburgh's Historic Waterfront - August 27, 2016 9 AM

Explore the Lake City's fascinating past with a guided tour of “Old Plattsburgh’s” historic waterfront.” From taverns and trains to luxurious hotels, steamboats, and the sinking of the Titanic; we'll stroll in the footsteps of Presidents of the United States and some of the wealthiest men in America. This amazing journey will even take you to the edge of outer space! Hosted by Friends of Saranac River Trail and  Greater Adirondack Ghost and Tour Company!

Trek Leader: Matt Boire is an 8th generation North Country native and works as the Tour Director for the Greater Adirondack Ghost and Tour Company. His 5th Great-Grandfather fought in the Battle of Plattsburgh and his 10th Great-Grandmother was hung as a witch in Salem, Massachusetts in 1692.

Peace Point Park (next to City Marina at the foot of Dock Street)
Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 9:00am to 10:30am

Water Pollution Control Plant Trek - July 30, 2016 1PM POSTPONED


Solve the mystery of how what goes down your drain gets cleaned, reclaimed, and made  environmentally friendly. Come to the Plattsburgh Wastewater Treatment Plant and see how we help keep the lake clean! Park at the Plant on Green Street or park behind the Amtrak Station. Some walking and stairs are involved so wear good shoes.

Plant is on Green Street (turn onto Green from Bridge Street)
Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Invasion Along Saranac River Trail - July 23, 2016 - 9 AM

Do you know how to identify invaders?  Join the Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program (APIPP) for an invasive species trek along Saranac River Trail. Learn about invasive plants and insects currently invading or approaching the region. This trek will discuss how to identify these harmful invaders, their potential impacts, and what you can do to help!

Trek leader: Zachary Simek is the Terrestrial Invasive Species Project Coordinator for the Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program (APIPP). In his role, he coordinates terrestrial invasive species surveying, management, and outreach efforts across the Adirondack Park. He is a 2013 graduate of Paul Smith’s College and currently resides in Lake Placid where he enjoys hiking, fishing, and all things outdoors.

Walking required.

Sponsors: Friends of Saranac RiverTrail (http://saranacrivertrail.org, Lake Champlain Basin Program (http://lcbp.org), and Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program (http://adkinvasives.com)

Meet on Steltzer Avenue at the Riverside Cemetery
Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 9:00am to 10:30am

Photo Trek 3 - August 6, 2016 - 9 AM

Grab your camera, or even your smartphone, and join photographers Ron Nolland and Penny Clute on a trek specifically for all of you photo enthusiasts! Walk along the trail, and get tips and pointers while enjoying Saranac River Trail. 

Meet on Steltzer Ave. at Riverside Cemetery
Saturday, August 6, 2016 - 9:00am to 10:30am

Counting on Saranac River Trail

Data thanks to Clinton County Department of Health. Measured Saranac River Trail users. (A few months of missing data during the shake-down period.) Check back for updates!

Month 2014-15 2015-16
November 4230 5965
December 2428 3639
January 1976 2736
February 2543 2946
March 4893 5347
April 9682 8675
May -  
June -  
July 6875  
August 8947  
September 11612  
October 8190  

Plattsburgh Wastewater Treatment Plant tour: Sat Apr. 9,2016 - 1:00 PM

See how the WWTP helps keep the lake clean. Visit the plant and follow the path of through the process. Register here http://bit.ly/1PM5acZ.

No charge, but registration is necessary because space is limited. 

Tour requires walking and climbing stairs. Kids must be accompanied by an adult.

Saturday, April 9, 2016 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Trek: Plattsburgh Wastewater Treatment Plant 2016

Back by popular demand -- a repeat of our Trek through the Plattsburgh Wastewater Treatment Plant. Make your plans now for Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 1 - 2:30 PM!

  • See how it works
  • Ask your questions
  • Find out what you can do to help keep Lake Champlain clean!

This Trek is part of Talks, Treks & Tasks --  a series of events on and around Saranac River Trail sponsored by Friends of Saranac River Trail and Lake Champlain Basin Program.

Photo Trek II

Great Photo Trek today let by Ron Nolland http://ironic.zenfolio.com                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           and Penelope Clue http://penelopeclutefineartphotography.zenfolio.com.


Photo Trek II - October 10, 2015, 10AM

Here's a photo by Don Craig from the first Photo Trek. Join us on October 10, 2015 at 10 AM for Photo Trek II. Meet at Saranac Street Bridge and Pine Street. We'll focus on fall foliage and tripods -- get yours out of the closet (we'll have some extras for you to experiment with).

Photos from Nature Trek

Check out some pictures from last Saturday's Nature Trek. We hope to see you all join us next Saturday for our Photo Trek!


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