Updated May 15, 2020
The Ausable River Association remains committed to the health and safety of our communities and our watershed in the midst of COVID-19 developments. We are closely monitoring the situation on a regional, state, and federal level, and are adhering to all government and health department recommendations for safe operations. As these recommendations evolve, including New York's phased reopening, we will make decisions about our 2020 events, so please stay tuned to this page for updates. Thank you to everyone who is part of protecting our community's health and preserving the Ausable watershed, for current and future generations.
Guided River Tours
June - September, 2020
Please join the Ausable River Association staff for Guided River Tours held throughout the summer months. We will lead guided hikes to local destinations, a paddling trip on the West Branch Ausable River, a classroom-by-boat on Lake Placid, and more. This year we will also feature expert guest presenters, adding a new depth to the interpretive experience.
Great Adirondack Trail Run
Saturday & Sunday, June 6-7, 2020
This charity event, organized by AsRA busines partner The Mountaineer, supports the Ausable and Boquet River Associations, provides an educational opportunity for children and adults about our sensitive river ecosystems, and gives our guests and locals alike a chance to enjoy the mountains, get some exercise and celebrate the spring season before the summer arrives and the trails get busy. Please visit the Mountaineer's event page for more information.
Thursday, July 9th, 2020
Join the Ausable River Association's staff, board, and our many supporters as we celebrate the Ausable River at the Keene Valley Country Club. Ausable River Association members are invited to this beautiful location on the banks of the Ausable River to celebrate the difference we make in our watershed. Please introduce a friend, neighbor, or partner by bringing them along.
Ride for the River
Sunday, July 19th, 2020
Ride for the River is a celebration of the river and surrounding communities. Cyclists from the watershed and beyond come to show their support for the Ausable River. Collectively they cycle over 2,000 miles, about as far as a one-way trip from Wilmington to Yellowstone National Park. After the ride the cyclists and community enjoy an afternoon of food, music, and cold beverages. The day wraps up with a raffle, complete with great prizes from local and national companies.
Wild & Scenic Film Festival
Friday, August 21st, 2020
The Wild & Scenic Film Festival is a collection of films from the annual festival held the third week of January in Nevada City, CA which is now in its 18th year! Wild & Scenic focuses on films which speak to the environmental concerns and celebrations of our planet.
Ausable River Clean-Up
Late Summer, 2020
Our annual river clean-ups are open to all community members who want to restore and protect the beauty of the Ausable River. This year's clean up will take place at Carpenters Flats near Keeseville, and is in the works for late summer 2020. Please visit our Paddling River Clean-Up page for date announcement and additional details.