Northern Rivers Protogrove serves people in the Watertown, Thousand Islands, Adams, and Carthage areas of Northern NY who have an interest in Druidism, a polytheistic, nature-based religion that honors the nature spirits, ancestors, and Indo-European Gods. We are part of the Ár nDraíocht Féin (ADF) tradition and place an emphasis on Celtic traditions such as Irish, Scottish, Welsh, etc. Originally founded in the summer of 2012 as The North Country Druidic Study Group, we officially became an ADF protogrove in February of 2013 and changed our name to Northern Rivers.
Our name reflects the pride we have in our homeland. Northern NY boasts several lovely rivers and their tributaries – The Indian River, The Black River, Salmon River, and, of course, The Saint Lawrence River, home to the beautiful 1000 Islands. These rivers have been a source of inspiration, industry, food, and tourism in our region. They are part of our identity.
We aim to offer open rites for each of the eight High Days. We also organize social outings, study group sessions, craft meets, and park cleanups. Anyone is welcomed to attend regardless of spiritual path or membership – we only ask that you have an open mind and are respectful of our tradition.
We only use photos taken by group members who have given permission for internet use or ADF graphics intended for group/membership use.
The header image was taken by Weretoad in 2012.