Presidents' Dinner

What is the Fall Outing?

Join ADK members from all over the state as we enjoy hiking, paddling and biking in the beautiful Finger Lakes region October 26-28th. We will offer 8 outings on Friday, 12 outings on Saturday and 8 outings on Sunday. We have trip leaders from the Niagara Frontier Chapter as well as the Genesee Valley, Cold River, Onondaga and our own Finger Lakes Chapters. Information about the outings can be found by clicking the Outings tab above. The Niagara Frontier Chapter also coordinated the outings, is providing financial tracking and website maintenance. There will be a Fall Outing Headquarters at the Seneca Lodge which will have outing information and ADK clothing, publications and merchandise for sale.

Cost & Other Details

Registration for the Fall Outing will be $25/person. People who are simply coming to attend the Presidents' Dinner will not have to pay a Fall Outing registration fee, but they also will not be able to register for outings or the wine tours. The registration system can only register one person at a time. For couples to register, one person will choose the lodging and outings and events. The second person will then return and register for outings and events, then proceed to make one credit card payment for both registrations.

There will be a meet and greet Friday night at Castle Grisch Winery which features a tasting of a half dozen of their wines and light hors d'oeurves and a seasonal sangria punch which is $15/person.

ADK will host the Presidents' Dinner Saturday night at the Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel. The Presidents' Dinner Recognizes Outstanding Service and Achievement. Presentation of ADK Organizational Awards, Distinguished Volunteer Award, and other special awards make the evening a special event. There will be a buffet dinner and the event is $45/person. More information is available here.

If there is demand, there will be wine tours of either Seneca Lake or Keuka Lake wineries. The cost of this varies based on the wineries chosen to visit by the group who will be going. If you are interested, check out the Wine Tours tab above.

Of the 28 outings offered, only one will have a cost, that is the Saturday Waterfall Tour of Montour Falls which includes a picnic lunch and admission to Havana Glen State Park. The cost for that is $8.

Fall Outing Lodging

We have arranged for event pricing for the Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel. In addition, while most accommodations in Watkins Glen require a 2 night stay, the Harbor Hotel is offering this event pricing for one night only. We have also arranged to book the entire Seneca Lodge complex for this outing. Information on both of these are under the Lodging tab above.


During registration there will be options for a Saturday and Sunday morning buffet at the Seneca Lodge. The cost will be $12/person and it is open to all regardless of where you are staying. We are also offering bag lunches both days, but there must be enough demand to make these worthwhile.

If there is insufficient demand your money will be refunded.


Please look through all the outings and events and lodging offerings before you go to register. Click the Registration tab above to register for the event and outings. If you have questions email