Do you love trail running, hiking, and exploring new places? Come by this Sunday during our Fall Orienteering Open House to check out the Orienteering Course on the SLU campus.
Not familiar with orienteering? Head over to our Orienteering page to learn about the sport and the permanent course at St. Lawrence University.
Guests are invited to stop by to explore the course with friends or family. Orienteering is meant to be a fun, interactive way to bring map and compass skills to life, and can be seen as a competition, an adventure, or both. Compasses and free detailed maps of the Beginner Course (10 control points) will be available.
This open house is free and all are welcome. Youth under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. On-leash dogs welcome. Hot cider provided!
Location: St. Lawrence Orienteering Course begins at the Wachtmeister Field Station, near the Kip Trail.
1:00 pm - Open house begins
Map & compass assistance
Guided tour of the beginner course
3:00 pm - Open house ends
Orienteering is a competitive international sport that combines racing with navigation skills. An orienteering race is a timed event where individuals use specially crafted maps with topographic details of the area they will navigate. Racers select their route and navigate through diverse and often unfamiliar terrain, visiting designated control points described on the map.
For more information, visit: natureupnorth.org/orienteering
Nature Up North
Wachtmeister Field Station, County Route 27
Biology Dept. St. Lawrence University
Canton, NY 13617
Please wear comfortable outdoor boots/shoes and wear long layers. A bathroom is available at the Field Station.