All adventures and activities are initiated and organized by individual members with no claim of expertise. GLAC itself does not designate, approve, organize, or coordinate any official club events.
Various club members arrange hikes on Monday mornings, Midweek, and Friday afternoons. Many hiking trails around the greater Kalamazoo area are explored on these excursions with specific locations to be announced on the forum. Keep your eye on the forum.
Midweek Splashes coordinated by Teresa L take us to area rivers on weeknight evenings. Watch the GLAC forum for details.
Carolyn P will organize regular rides and will post on the forum. She will usually lead these rides on Thursdays during the day.
As a group, we have adopted a 2 mile section along M43 to keep litter under control. It’s an opportunity to meet other GLAC members while doing something good for the outdoors. We have completed our spring clean-up. Our remaining 2023 trash pick- ups will take place the weeks of July 15th, and September 23rd. Rain dates, if necessary are the following weeks. Contact Carolyn P for more information, and watch the forum for details.
Any club member may lead hikes, paddles, bike rides or other activities at any time. These activities will be announced via the GLAC forum
Memorial Weekend Paddle
May 27, 2023
Pine Lake, Barry County. Meet at 3pm at the cottage of Brad P and Carrie Z. Check the forum for directions.
Summer Kayaking Trip
August 22-24, 2023
Kathy B is putting plans in place for the 4th annual trip to Mecosta County. All the cabins she reserved have been spoken for but you can still reserve a spot to camp at the School Section at Lake Veterans Park and join in the fun. If you do not have your own kayak, don’t let that hold you back. You will be able to rent a kayak if needed. Watch for updates on the forum or contact Kathy.
Biking the Great Allegheny Passage
September 11-15, 2023
This 150 mile trail is for non-motorized traffic and goes from Pittsburg Pennsylvania to Cumberland Maryland. It has incredible scenery and many unique features. The group will ride about 40 miles a day- resulting in a four day, three night trip on the trail. The ride will be self-supported and will be completed relay style with riders taking turns shuttling the car(s). Participants will stay in motels or bed and breakfasts along the way instead of camping. Let Dave G know if you have an interest in participating. There will be a planning meeting sometime this summer.
Alaska Iditarod Race
February 25- March 4, 2024
GLAC member Kim E plans tours for the Comstock Community Center and invites GLAC members to join in this adventure. She notes it may provide a great opportunity to see the northern lights in addition to the many highlights offered in this tour. Participants will visit Fairbanks and Anchorage, ride the Alaskan Railroad, travel scenic highways, visit a wildlife center, visit the winter visitor center for Denali, meet some of the mushers and their dogs, and get an up close look at the beginning festivities for the Iditarod and the start of the race. At least five GLAC members have expressed an interest in attending. It’s not too late for you to add your name to the list.