IMPORTANT TO MEMBERS:
MEMBERS ARE RESPONSIBLE TO HAVE THIER PASSPORT UPDATED & ANY OTHER PAPERS NEEDED TO ENTER THE UNITED STATES. IF UNITED STATES CUSTOMS STOPS A MEMBER FOR ANY REASON WHICH TAKES MORE THAN 20 MINUTES THE PERSON WILL BE LEFT AT THE CUSTOMS OFFICE. THE MEMBER WILL BE PICKED UP BY THE CAR THEY WERE IN ON THE WAY BACK FROM THE MEETUP OR THEY CAN ARRANGE TRANSPORTATION BACK TO MONTREAL. DRIVERS WILL NOT WAIT AS YOU HAVE OTHER MEMBERS IN THE CAR WHICH IS NOT THEIR CONCERN.
Wander for several miles (over 3 miles available - 1 mile minimum) on our well-maintained, self-guided walking trails where onebreathtaking view after another awaits. Each of the many scenic vistas provides our guests with a different perspective of the natural beauty of AusableChasm while interpretive signage describes native flora, wildlife, and geologic history. What's new? We've added another mile of trail to our popular Rim Walk that now allows our guests to explore the entire chasm on foot!
Our rafting tours are an exciting experience for the entire family (2 and up). After you are suited with a life jacket an experienced guide navigates the raft between the towering cliffs of the Grand Flume and past the Broken Needle. You cruise through the rapids and around the Whirlpool Basin and the tour ends with a long glide into the landing area where a trolley/shuttle bus will return you to the welcome center. Or, choose to explore even more by walking back along our new Rim Walk and past the Broken Needle while your guide discusses the formation and history of the chasm.
NEW: raft or tube as many times as you like with our new 2nd trip price option. After guests have taken either the raft or tube at the regular rate you are invited to go again and again for just $5 per trip - that's less than 50% off each additional adult trip! Perfect for guests who want to raft and then tube!
For the more adventurous (must be 48" tall). Hop into
an inner tube and float down Ausable River at your own
pace. Tubes and life jackets provided. Please note:
lockers are not available at the tubing start location
- please plan accordingly. You'll want to leave the
Welcome Center (entrance), one mile from tubing, ready to get wet and have some fun!
Water shoes (or shoes you don't mind getting wet) are a must. Sorry, no flip-flops allowed. Water shoes are available in our gift shop ($9.95 - $19.95).
New: raft or tube as many times as you like with our new ½ price option. After guests have taken either the raft or tube at the regular rate you are invited to go again and again at 50% off each additional trip! Perfect for guests who want to raft and then tube!
Adult/Teen (13+).............$16.95Child (5-12) ........................$9.95Local Resident (Clinton, Essex, Franklin, NY)$8Under 5...............................FREERaft/Tube Adventures (admission required):Adult (13+)Add $12Child (5-12)Add $10Child (under 5)$5Additional Raft/Tube Trips......$5
Complimentary Trolley/Shuttle Bus
Return to the Welcome Center
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Chasm Adventure Packages:
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PO Box 390, 2144 Route 9
Ausable Chasm, NY 12911
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PO Box 390, 2144 Route 9
Ausable Chasm, NY 12911
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Ausable Chasm is conveniently located just off of I-87 between Exits 34 and 35. We are just 12 miles South of Plattsburgh, NY (the areas largest city - located on famous Lake Champlain) and just one mile North of historic Keeseville on Route 9.
From the North (Montreal/Plattsburgh):
There are several options for those traveling from the North. The quickest and easiest Route is to take I-87 South (from Montreal take I-15 South to I-87 South) to Exit 35. Take a left off of the exit on Route 442 East (also called Bear Swamp Road) and follow for a few miles to Route 9. Take a right on Route 9 (South) and follow to Ausable Chasm (approx. 3 miles).
A great option for those who may want a more scenic drive is to follow Route 9 South along Lake Champlain. This Route provides many scenic landscapes and picnic opportunities.
From the South (Lake George/Albany/NYC):
The shortest route from the South would be to take I-87 North to Exit 34. Take a right off of the Exit onto Route 9N North and follow through Keeseville for a few miles to Route 9. Head North on Route 9 for about one mile to Ausable Chasm.
For those with a little more time you may want to travel a very scenic route along Lake Champlain. This route, dubbed "Lakes to Locks Passage: The Great Northeast Journey," is loaded with scenic views, fabulous history, and numerous picnic areas. No matter where you start along this route you will find quaint little villages where the locals are eager to welcome you. The numerous shops along the way will provide you with unique gifts and the many eateries showcase a wide selection of area foods that will keep you going. Please visit the Lakes to Locks website for more detailed information.
From the East (Burlington, VT):
The most direct, most scenic, and easiest route is via the Lake Champlain Ferry that departs from Downtown Burlington, VT (King Street Dock) and land at Port Kent, NY (Just a few miles away). The crossing is about onehour across the widest section of Lake Champlain. The Green Mountains to the East and the Adirondack Mountains to the West provide stunning landscapes that are a photographers dream. Once you arrive at Port Kent just follow Route 373 (West) up the hill to AusableChasm. There is a special package available for those who will be taking the ferry round-trip. View our packages for more information.
From the West (Lake Placid/Watertown):
Ahhh...traveling through the Adirondacks! While the roads are winding and the routes are much less direct, the views are absolutely spectacular. Traveling amongst towering 4,000 foot mountains and along our many rivers, streams, and lakes makes this route a one-of-a-kind.
For those beyond the Saranac Lake Region take Route 3 East to there and then Route 86 East through Lake Placid and on to Jay, NY. In Jay, take a left onto Route 9N (North) and follow through AuSable Forks and Keeseville to Route 9 North. We are just one mile North of Keeseville on Route 9.
Furthermore, all participants in Moderate/Difficult or Difficult hikes are REQUIRED to carry the following four items in their backpacks at all times (no exceptions). None are expensive or difficult to find (try camping departments in Canadian Tire, Wal-Mart or sports stores).
1. Whistle (to signal your whereabouts if lost or hurt) / un sifflet (pour signaler, si tu est perdu ou blessé)
2. Medical kit (for blisters, cuts, etc.) / trousse de premiers soins (pour ampoules, blessures, etc.)
3. Emergency survival blanket (if youare lost or hurt, to keep warm whilewaiting for assistance) / Couverture ou sac de survie (si perdu ou blessé, pour rester chaud en attente del’aide)
4. Disposable rain poncho (available at dollar stores)
- The hiking organizer will ask each person prior to the hike if they have these items in their pack. If the answer is No, the hiking organizer can tell the person not be permitted to participate in the group hike. Your safety and that of the group takes priority over other considerations. Ensure these four small but essential items are kept in your pack at all times.
Don’t make the mistake of believing that help is just a 911 call away. In many mountain areas, there is poor or NO cell phone service and you are many kilometres from major centres. A severely sprained or twisted ankle or knee could prevent youfrom continuing, your group would be required to split up, some hiking down to the trail head for help while others wait with you. It could be several hours before aid reaches you. Or you could get separated from your group and lose your way. With a whistle, youcan signal for help much louder and further than with your voice, making it easier for searchers to locate you. With an emergency blanket, youstay warm. A disposable rain poncho keeps youdry. The total cost of these items should not be more than $20 and take up very little room in your pack.
In addition, for longer distance hikes where there is a possibility of darkness falling while on the trail (Adirondacks or late autumn when days are short), another essential item is either a flashlight or headlamp (or both). When it’s dark in the forest, it is dark. Headlamps are compact and prices start at $15-$20 for a basic model.
All members of Montreal Outdoor Adventurous & Active Singles Groups , are assumed to accept the following Waiver of Responsability/décharge de responsabilité
- If you are NOT in agreement to this Waiver of Responsibility, please remove yourself as a member of Montreal Outdoor Adventurous & Active Singles Groups. Si vous N’ETES PAS d’accord de ce décharge de responsabilité, veuillez démissionner votre adhésion a Group.
- Members who have chosen NOT to receive communications (emails) from the Organizer assume responsibility for checking the Discussion/Message Board for new information. Les membres qui ont choisi de ne pas recevoir les communications (courriels) de la part de l'organatrice doit assumer toute responsabilte deverifier Discussions/Tableau demessages pour nouveau information.
Participant Information and Responsibility Waiver
The Montreal Outdoor Adventurous & Active Singles Group is a club for people who want to get outside and get active. All outings/activities are coordinated by volunteers and not by certified guides. All participants undertake these ventures on a totally voluntary basis understanding the risks involved.
It is your responsibility to ensure that your current health status allows you to participate in any given activity. You also hereby agree to cooperate with the group and respect the requests made of the group by the activity Organizer.
I fully understand that outdoor activities carry with them a certain amount of risk. I acknowledge and accept all risks for injury or damage which I or a minor in my care might suffer during any Club outing activity. I hereby release the group and the activity organizer/s from all responsibility for any injury to myself or minor(s) in my care and release the said GROUP and organizer/s from any and all claims including any claims which might be made in my name by my heirs, successors, administrators, and executors of my will.
Fiche d’information et décharge de responsabilité
Le groupe « The Montreal Outdoor Adventurous & Active Singles Meetup » regroupe des personnes ayant un intérêt pour le plein air. Les activités sont dirigées par des bénévoles et non des guides certifiés. Tous les participants s'engagent à ces entreprises sur une base entièrement volontaire comprendre les risques encourus.
Il est de votre responsabilité de vous assurer que votre état de santé vous permet d’exercer les activités proposées. De plus, vous vous engagez à suivre les consignes du coordonnateur.
J’assume librement et volontairement les risques de toute blessure et dommage qui pourraient survenir pendant toutes excursions et pour un mineur dans ma charge; consciente de tels risques, j’accepte de participer aux sorties/excursions. Je décharge de toute responsabilité le groupe « The Montreal Outdoor Adventurous & Active Singles Meetup» ainsi que le/les organisateur/s de toute activité en égard à toute réclamation ou action y inclus tout action qui pourrait être intentée contre eux par, ou au nom de mes héritiers, successeurs, ayants droit, administrateurs et exécuteurs testamentaires.
Need a ride?Youmust email a driver and ask for a ride- it is not acceptableto state "I need a ride" and expect people to offer you spacein their car. Update your RSVP comment to state "I have a ride with XYZ". You must have a confirmed ride (or, if you are driving & no passengers, say "I'll meet you there") the day before meetup or you will be switched to the bottom of the waiting list. Gas contribution $20.00 person
Have room in your car? Please indicate in your RSVP if you can take passengers and how many. Please update the number of remaining seats in your car. Exchange cell or home tel. numbers in case of last minute changes or emergency
THE MEETUP UP WILL BE CANCELLED IF RAIN IS IN THE WEATHER FORECAST THE DAY OF EVENT. A message will be posted on the meetup site by 5:00 am if the event is to be cancelled. The meetup may be cancelled due to unknow circumstancesbut members will be told 24 hours in advance with a message on the meetup site.
MEMBERS SHOULD BE COVERED WHILE HIKING IN THE USA FOR YOUR PROTECTION: CIBCEmergency Travel Medical Insurance
CIBC Emergency Travel Medical Insurance takes the worry out of travel by taking care of your emergency medical expenses, and providing access to a wide range of medical and travel services anywhere in the world.
CIBCEmergency Travel Medical Insurance provides maximum total coverage of $2 million (CAD) for you, your family, or your travellingcompanion whileoutsideyour provinceof residence. Youare protected from the potentially high cost of emergency medical care in excess of what is covered by your Canadian Government or Provincial Health Insurance Plan, youget help in finding medical aid worldwide, and you have access to pre-trip planning adviceand en route travel assistancewith everything from lost baggage to emergency legal services. Purchase coverage before each individual trip, or get a multi-trip annual plan for year round coverage.
CIBCEmergency Travel Medical Insurance could be for you if you:
- Travel outsideyour provinceof residence
- Have coverage by a Canadian Government or Provincial Health Insurance Plan
- Want protection from emergency medical expenses that may occur while you're travelling
- Want access to assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week while travelling
- Are a CIBC customer
CIBCEmergency Travel Medical Insurance key benefits, customized coverage and competitive rates
- Get competitive rates based on one traveller, one traveller with dependent children, two travellers with dependent children, or two travelling companions
- Choose a Single Trip Plan (up to 212 days)
- Opt for a Multi-Trip Annual Plan for an unlimited number of trips per year (maximum duration of 15 or 31 days per trip depending on coverage selected)
- Travellers between the ages of 55 and 74 who are travelling for 23 or more days, or travellers 75 or older, and travellers of any age with a pre-existing medical condition can also apply for coverage (see the “Information you need to know” section)
You're covered for these emergency medical expenses and associated costs:
- Hospital and doctors' bills that exceed the amount paid by your Canadian Government or Provincial Health Insurance Plan
- Ground ambulanceand emergency return home by regular flight or air ambulance
- Paramedical services
- Prescriptions ordered by your doctor
- Emergency dental treatment and relief of dental pain
A medical emergency during your trip can involve additional expenses that are also covered by CIBCEmergency Travel Medical Insurance. These include the return home of your dependant children or a companion travelling with you; transportation of a friend or family member to your bedside; vehicle services and incidental expenses; automatic extension of coverage; and return of deceased.
Call the toll-free CIBC Travel Assistance hotline 24/7 for help in:
- Finding a doctor, hospital or other medical facility
- Verifying your coverage, arranging payments, and co-ordinating claims with your Canadian Government or Provincial Health Insurance Plan (where permitted)
- Monitoring your condition and keeping your family informed
- Providing emergency translation services
- Arranging your transportation home, if medically required
Before you go, get pre-trip tips and assistance on:
- Passport, visa, and currency exchange information
- Health hazards advisory and inoculation requirements
- Weather information
- Consulate and embassy locations
- Translation and interpreter services
While you're away, call us for help in dealing with:
- Lost baggage
- Emergency cash services
- Emergency ticket replacement
- Prescription drugs replacement
- Legal and bail bond services
We also providean emergency message service so youcan easily contact your family, friends or employer from anywhere in the world. All these en route travel servicesare for your convenience only; CIBCEmergency Travel Medical Insurancedoes not cover any expenses related to these helpful services.
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