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Hiking, Skiing, Kayaking

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It's About the Outdoor Experience

If you're an outdoor enthusiast, Clarkson is the answer to your dreams. Year-round! World-class downhill and cross-country skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, hiking, cycling, kayaking and canoeing are just a short drive away. So are rock and ice climbing, whitewater river rafting, fishing, caving, mountain climbing and camping.

That's because you can enter the majestic wilderness of the Adirondack Park just a few miles from campus. The high peaks, valleys, rivers, lakes, woods and wetlands are always awaiting you and your friends in a natural playground of six million acres.

Not surprisingly, Clarkson students have been taking advantage of this neighboring natural environment and pure outdoor experience for years. And you can join right in, thanks to our student-run Outing Club, which is one of the biggest, most active and best-organized in the East.

Of course, you can also enjoy the nature and the outdoors right on our 640-acre campus, thanks to three miles of trails for hiking, biking or cross-country skiing or through woods and wetlands. Not to mention, canoeing and kayaking are within walking distance of your room, thanks to Clarkson's canoe house on the Raquette River.


Nearby Whiteface Mountain ranks #4 in the Best Places to Ski and Stay in North America 2007 by Conde Nast Traveler.

Clarkson Outing Club Home Page

Adirondack Mountain Club, Laurentian Chapter

For Adirondack Park outdoor activities information:

Visit Adirondacks
Whiteface Mountain