story request:
Northville-Placid Trail Centennial
ADK - StoryBridge
Requester: ADK Voices
Deadline: No Deadline
Tell your story

The Northville-Placid Trail (NPT) has been connecting people to the Adirondack Park for a century. Completed in 1924 as the Adirondack Mountain Club’s first trail project, this 138-mile thru-hiking trail was originally built to increase access to the recently formed Adirondack Park. Since then, the NPT has adhered to this legacy by creating a century of memories for those who have explored its remote and wild character.

To celebrate this, the Adirondack Mountain Club wants to hear your NPT story. Tell us about your adventures on this trail, whether those be backpacking trips, trail projects, or other ways that you connected with the NPT. We will share your stories online and in print to help share the importance of this incredible trail.

Additionally, our partners at the Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake would like to include sections of submitted stories in an associated exhibit celebrating the Northville-Placid Trail centennial. By sharing your story here, you consent to your story being included in their exhibit. Please contact us at if you have any questions.

Photo: West Lake at sunrise, West Canada Lake Wilderness

These stories may be edited, published and shared.

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Tips for telling a great story
  • Tell your story as if you were talking to a friend or a relative. Make it personal.
  • Add photos! It is best if the first photo you add is a nice image of yourself so that people can see you as they listen to or read your story.
Tips for audio recording
  • You can re-record as many times as you want. Take a couple of practice runs until it feels more natural talking into your computer.
  • Try not to use a pre-written script so that your story sounds as natural as possible. It is ok if it is not perfect.
  • Try to speak as clearly as possible, and get as close to the microphone as you can.
  • Try to find a quiet place with no background noise. It is even better if the room has carpet. This will reduce the amount of echo on the recording.
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