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Nature Walks with Ed Kanze: Sawyer Mountain

August 31, 2023 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
$3.00 – $5.00
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August 31: Sawyer Mountain

Sawyer Mountain rises just south of the village of Blue Mountain Lake. The views are good but not spectacular, but the forest is lovely and shady, and the trail is just right for an outing on a humid August day. We’ll look for summer wildflowers, newly fledged songbirds, and early fall migrants. Total walking distance is 2.2 miles.

This trail head is located on rt 28/30, 4.4 miles from the intersection of 28 and 30 in Indian Lake, or 6.8 miles from the intersection of Rt 30/28N in Blue Mountain Lake.

Meet at the trailhead at 1pm. 

What to Bring: Proper footwear for a hike like sneakers or boots, appropriate clothing, water and snacks if desired.

Registration required for this hike. Directions and more information will be sent once you register. Click HERE to register

Ed Kanze is a 1978 graduate of Middlebury College. He earned a B.A. in Geography and won the Bermas Prize for highest departmental honors. He lives with his wife and two children on 18 acres along the Saranac River.

In April 2005, at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, Ed’s essay about the passenger pigeon, “In Search Of Something Lost,” was named by the John Burroughs Association as the Outstanding Published Natural History Essay of 2004.  The same essay earned a gold medal in environmental writing from the International Regional Magazine Association. PBS featured Ed and his nature writing in the documentary, “The Adirondacks.”  His essays and articles have appeared in Adirondack Life, Audubon, Birder’s World, The Conservationist, Utne Reader, and many more.

Ed has published five books. His most recent, Over The Mountain And Home Again: Journeys Of An Adirondack Naturalist brings together stories of nature and adventure in New York State’s Adirondack Park, the largest park in the Lower 48.