The Adirondacks are Calling Capital Region Outdoor Enthusiasts
Hiking, Paddling, Skiing, Biking with the Crooked Canes
We are a group of active people who enjoy hiking and other outdoor activities. We schedule weekly hikes throughout the year, along with seasonal paddles, cross-country ski outings and bike rides. These events frequently take place in the Adirondacks but also throughout the local region and beyond, including the Catskills, Taconics and Vermont, especially to places off the beaten path. Most outings take place on Thursdays (sometimes moved to other days due to weather). While most of us live in the Lake George/Glens Falls/Saratoga Springs area, active Canes live throughout the Capital Region.
The Crooked Canes is not an official entity or association and we don't collect dues. We're merely individuals sharing a common interest in enjoying outdoor activities and have a website allowing us to share information with anyone who chooses to join us. Our "members" or attendees of our outings are typically of retirement age, enjoy being outdoors, and wish to balance socialization with exercise without testing endurance limits. Our outings vary in length and difficulty, and while some are subjectively "easy", they still require participants to be fit and aware of their physical limitations.
We have been hiking since 1979. Check out our Outing Archives to see the types of outings we enjoy.
Join the Canes
Joining the Canes is easy. It entails adding your name and contact info to our email list, accepting all risks associated with our activities by submitting an Acknowledgement of Risk Agreement form, and agreeing to abide by our practices. Information relating to these issues can be found here on our website. (See Practices and Acknowledgement of Risk).