Events

Celebrate 100 years of adventure with us!

Join the Celebration

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of this historic trail, organizations throughout the Adirondacks are creating museum exhibits, hosting trail work parties, gatherings with NPT alumni, and more. Whether you want to get your feet — and hands — dirty on the trail or learn about the trail’s history, find an event to join the celebration.
May 31 - June 2
Northville's Kick-Off Celebration

3 day Olympic-style kickoff event to recognize National Trails Day and the NPT 100 Celebration. Hikers, visitors and trail workers can expect full community support educating the public on the NPT Trail and Northville’s iconic, historic role.

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May 24 - October 14
NPT 100 Exhibit

Coming soon, Adirondack Experience - The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake to open a temporary exhibit honoring the Northville-Placid Trail 100th anniversary.

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June 1
National Trails Day - NPT

Adirondack Mountain Club will kick off its trails season and a summer of centennial celebrations with National Trails Day, in Northville, NY. Following a day of projects, festivities will be held in the evening in honor of the NPT’s centennial anniversary.

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June 25 - June 29
Volunteer Project: Rock Lake to Mud Lake Clearing

Join the 5-day Rock Lake to Mud Lake Clearing volunteer project, hosted by the Adirondack Mountain Club. Open to those aged 14 and older, the program involves trail maintenance, camping in the Silver Lake Wilderness, and daily hikes of 3-7 miles, offering a perfect chance for trail enthusiasts to contribute to the Adirondacks without prior experience.

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July 9
Half Way in Hamilton County

HOORAY FOR HALFWAY! Put on your best hiking apparel and start your day with a guided nature walk with Ed Kanze, then head over to the ADKX campus in the afternoon for a campfire, s’mores, and stories from the trail.

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July 9, August 13, & September 10
Tuesday Trail Talks and Tours

The ADKX is introducing a new monthly series in conjunction with our temporary exhibit called Tuesday Trail Talks & Tours. Join us each month to learn more about the people who hike, maintain, and work to preserve the Northville-Placid Trail today. A short tour of the exhibit will be given by ADKX’s project team after each presentation.

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July 11
Huntington Lecture Series - Trail Makers:100 Years of the NPT

Join Conservator and Collections Manager of the Adirondack Experience, the Museum on Blue Mountain Lake, Doreen Alessi-Holmes to learn about the history of this roughly 138 mile trek across the Adirondacks.

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July 14 - July 29
Northville-Placid Trail Traverse

Adirondack Hamlets to Huts is excited to celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the Northville Placid Trail (NPT) by offering a guided, supported trip for trekkers seeking to hike the entire 138 miles of the trail or one or two 4-day sections of the trail. Our lodging includes diverse options: community stays, cozy glamping, and lightweight backcountry camping.

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July 31 - August 4
Volunteer Project: Bog Bridge Replacement

Join the 5-day Bog Bridge Replacement volunteer project by the Adirondack Mountain Club, open to those 14 and older. No experience needed. Help replace bog bridging in the Blue Mountain Wild Forest section of the Northville-Placid Trail, camp on the trail, and contribute to trail sustainability with guidance from experienced crew leaders.

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August 24
Trail Mix & Tunes at Piseco Lake

Located at the Inn on Piseco Lake - The Irondequiot. There will be live music, food, venders, activities and crafts for kids, demonstrations and info tables, and special appearances by Smokey the Bear and Bigfoot! S'mores and a campfire will close out the evening! More details to come.

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September 14
Trail's End Celebration in Lake Placid

This event will take place at the North Elba Historical Society.

More details to come.

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September 14
Birding Hike with Joan Collins

Join Joan Collins on a bird walk through diverse habitats, offering sightings of various bird species, including Black-backed Woodpeckers. The event, starting from the Route 28N trailhead near Long Lake at 7 a.m., requires registration and is jointly sponsored by Northern New York Audubon and the Long Lake Parks and Recreation Department. Maximum of 15 participants - Rain date: September 15th, 2024.

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Ongoing Events

Don’t worry about missing out on special events! There are many ongoing celebrations of the NPT. Explore happenings taking place repeatedly throughout 2024, including the new exhibit in celebration of the Northville-Placid Trail at ADKX, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake.

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