Friends of Saranac River Trail: Fall 2017 Update

We hope you have joined us for our events in 2017 including
  • Jeff Olson's talk "Ten Miles a Pint: How to Make Walking and Biking Part of Your Lifestyle (May 10, 2017)
  • Birds of Saraanc River Trail with Prof. Burgess (May 20, 2017)
  • National Trails Day Cleanup (with Sunrise Rotary, June 3, 2017)
  • Water Pollution Control Plant Trek (June 13, 2017)
  • Photo Trek with Penny Clute and Ron Nolland (June 17, 2017)
  • Edible and Medicinal Plants of Saranac River Trail with Prof. Burgess (June 24, 2017)
  • Invasive Species of Saranac River Trail with Zach Simek (July 19, 2017 -- rescheduled due to rain)
  • Natural History of Local Trees with Prof. Burgess (September 23, 2017)
  • Fall Photo Trek with Ron Nolland and Penny Cluet (October 14, 2017)
If you've missed any of them, make sure to follow us on Facebook ( or keep in touch with our events and calendar on As we enter our fourth year, we are planning a mix of old and new treks.
One focus for us in 2018 will be the new (pedestrian and bike-only) bridges at Durkee Street and Saranac Street that will open the Trail directly to downtown via a 10-minute walk.  There will be lots to see, do, and learn about those bridges and the river. (Both of the new bridges are located on the sites of previous bridges. Do you know how many Durkee Street and Saranac Street bridges there have been? Find out and keep in touch for our Bridges Trek in 2018 — date to be announced.)
We'll also launch our first Sculpture on the Saranac River Trail Trek (What's that? Sculpture on the Trail? Keep in touch to find out.)
June 2, 2018 is National Trails Day. We're celebrating with something new this year.
We are grateful for the support we have received from people and organizations including Lake Champlain Basin Program. As we start to plan for 2018, consider helping us with a tax-deductible contribution. You can use the Donate button on with a credit card or send a check to
Friends of Saranac River Trail
32 MacDonough Street
Plattsburgh, NY  12901
We're happy to announce that we've been selected as a local non-profit to receive funds from the sales of Hannaford's "Helps" bags in November! For the entire month if you buy one of these bags at the Plattsburgh, NY location a portion of those sales will be donated to Friends of Saranac River Trail.. As a non-profit we rely on donations and volunteers to keep offering our free-to-the-public Treks and Talks, so on your next grocery run remember every reusable "Helps" bag purchase "Helps" us! 
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Friends of Saranac River Trail is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization chartered by the State of New York and registered with the New York State Attorney's General Charities Bureau. If your company offers a matching program, please let us know.