‘Becoming an Outdoors-Woman’ programs come to Tri-Lakes

TUPPER LAKE — A pair of local guides will offer several adventures this year as part of the state Department of Environmental Conservation’s “Becoming an Outdoors-Woman” program.

Sheila and Sonny Young, who own and operate the Adirondack Foothills Guide Service in Tupper Lake, are offering four programs this summer and fall. They offer a couple of hiking trips as well as a guided paddle on the Raquette River. In addition to the trips, women can also sign up for wilderness first aid or a map-and-compass course.

The first event is this Saturday, called “The Complete Hiker,” followed by the Raquette River paddle on Aug. 19.

For a full listing of the events, including more information on the BOW program, go to www.dec.ny.gov/education/68.html.

To register, contact the Youngs directly at 518-359-8194 or www.adkfoothillsgs@gmail.com.