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Ticks in Winter


Blacklegged ticks, which transmit the agents of Lyme disease, babesiosis, and anaplasmosis, disappear in winter, right?  Well, not entirely.  Although human encounters with these ticks are less likely in winter, there are plenty of ticks out in the environment lurking in a state of (almost) suspended animation.  Larval ticks that READ MORE



Rizzoli International Publications, Inc. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Jessica C. Napp, Rizzoli New York, Associate Director of Publicity, 212 387 3436 or jnapp@rizzoliusa.com THE TRAILS OF THE ADIRONDACKS: HIKING AMERICA'S ORIGINAL WILDERNESS Photography by Carl Heilman II Text by Neal Burdick, Foreword by Bill McKibben In association with the Adirondack Mountain Club READ MORE

New York Green Amendment


Become part of the movement that is sweeping the nation to secure for all people constitutional recognition and protection of their inalienable rights to pure water, clean air, a stable climate and healthy environments. New York Legislators passed S 2072/A 2064 on April 30, 2019.  This proposed Constitutional Amendment is READ MORE

Lobby Days Recap


Catskill Park Awareness Day Photo by Ramsay Adams In February, ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club) participated in two important Lobby Days at the Capitol in Albany, NY. The first was the Catskill Park Awareness Day on February 5. ADK staff and volunteers, and other regional conservation organizations who form READ MORE

Invest in Nature


Nature is counting on you. As a champion of the land, you want to see New York’s wilderness safeguarded against environmental threats and improper use. You rightfully expect safe and accessible trails, clean waterways, and thriving ecosystems in our public lands. You won’t stand for pollution and acid rain. ADK READ MORE

5 Membership Benefits


Your ADK membership helps ensure that New York State's Forest Preserve and other wild lands and waters are being protected for generations to come. Your membership also helps to maintain multi-use trails for hiking, skiing, snowshoeing and more. However, there are 5 member benefits that maybe you didn't know about. READ MORE

NYS Forest Rangers


The New York State Forest Rangers protect NYS Public Lands and keep visitors to these wild areas safe. The Ranger force, with just 109 field-level rangers, oversees five million acres of state public land and 42 public campgrounds. Additionally, there are over 18 million acres of forest and wild lands READ MORE

ADK Promotes Seth Jones as Education Director


Lake Placid, NY —  January 9, 2019– Education is a vital and integral part of ADK’s (Adirondack Mountain Club) mission.  Helping people learn how to recreate responsibly, developing environmental literacy and instilling an outdoor ethic helps protect New York’s public lands.  Seth Jones, manager of ADK’s Education Programs since 2012 READ MORE

View From Albany: Environmental Bill of Rights


Environmental Bill of Rights For the past two years, a bill that is incredibly important for the health of communities and the environment has been flying through the New York State Assembly but grinding to a dead stop in the Senate. The Environmental Bill of Rights is a concurrent resolution READ MORE

Wilderness Pledge


Click here to take the Wilderness Pledge.