Chapter History

The History of the Chapter

The North Jersey Chapter was founded in 1969, and the Ramapo Chapter in 1971 by local hikers who came together to become part of ADK. The two chapters eventually merged in 2009. Below are the histories which have been about both of the chapters over the years.


Membership at the Adirondack Mountain Club

ADK members are vital to the success of our mission. As direct supporters, members are connected with opportunities to engage with the ADK community and to give back to the public lands and waters we all love.


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