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ADK Welcomes Back Julia Goren as Deputy Director 

2021-07-20T12:25:36-04:00

July 20, 2021 – Lake Placid, NY – ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club) is excited to announce that Julia Goren will be rejoining the organization as Deputy Director in August. Goren is returning to ADK after three years with the Adirondack Council as their VISION Project Director. Goren previously worked for ADK for 14 years, during which time she led the Adirondack High Peaks Summit Stewardship Program and ADK’s Education Department.   Seth READ MORE

What is Photopoint Monitoring?

2021-06-29T08:28:47-04:00

Founded in 1989, the Adirondack High Peaks Summit Stewardship Program has a clear goal: protect New York’s alpine zone and ensure it continues to recover from recreation-related impacts. For over 30 years, summit stewards have worked toward this end by engaging in hiker education, scientific research, and trail maintenance. But READ MORE

Meet the 2021 Naturalists!

2021-06-26T08:01:22-04:00

Every summer, ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club) brings on naturalist interns to the Adirondak Loj and Heart Lake Program Center. Using their unique interests and experiences, they are each tasked with creating a guided walk program that focuses on a specific topic. In years past, we have had a Heart READ MORE

Welcome Back, Volunteers

2021-06-07T12:36:45-04:00

Last weekend, ADK hosted its first major volunteer event since 2019. Over 50 volunteers turned out for ADK Trails Day at the Heart Lake Program Center, where they restored a bridge on the Van Hoevenberg Trail, placed new markers on ski trails, and started defining a rerouted Long Trail on READ MORE

3 Trail Projects We Are Excited About in 2021

2021-06-01T07:37:14-04:00

Another summer, another season of trail work in the Adirondack Park. After working through a pandemic-limited season in 2020, we are excited to bring on a full professional trail crew this year. Here are three projects that we are looking forward to heading into the 2021 season. 1. Protecting Alpine READ MORE

Parking for All 46 High Peaks

2021-07-15T15:50:20-04:00

Updated: May 24, 2021 Trailhead parking in the High Peaks Wilderness is limited and in high demand. To help you plan for your trip, we have listed below in alphabetical order all of the major trailheads in the High Peaks Wilderness, what peaks are most accessible for day-hikers, and READ MORE

ADK and DackMap Announce Partnership

2021-03-29T08:50:54-04:00

Both parties aim to minimize backcountry impacts through hiker education Lake Placid, NY – March 29, 2021 – ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club) and DackMap, a live-based map application, have announced a partnership to expand the reach of outdoor information and education for Adirondack Park visitors. Together both parties aim to enhance READ MORE

The Leave No Trace Basics

2021-01-26T13:38:43-05:00

Say hello to the great outdoors! Now that you’re here, you are invited to help keep these places healthy and beautiful. As people are getting outside in record numbers, the need to put Leave No Trace skills and ethics into action to minimize our collective impact is more important than READ MORE

Do You Hop, Bound, Step, or Amble?

2021-01-26T08:57:30-05:00

By Maggie Newell, ADK Outreach Coordinator A fresh layer of snow reveals what creatures are sneaking around when no one is looking. Excellent camouflage, nocturnal habits, and good hearing help many animals evade observation, but footprints in the snow can give us insights into who is around and what they READ MORE

Four Tips for Sharing the Trail this Winter

2021-01-26T08:57:30-05:00

Unlike the summer, where recreation groups are pretty well separated, trails are often shared by two to three different user groups in the winter months. Since these activities move at different speeds, there are a few things we can all do to ensure that everyone stays safe while enjoying their READ MORE