ADK Welcomes Back Julia Goren as Deputy Director 


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

Conservation and Advocacy Report – July 2021


The following is a summary of key conservation and advocacy efforts by ADK. Interested in learning more? Subscribe to our email list and to our bi-monthly magazine, Adirondac. Proposed: Visitor Use Management In May, the Adirondack Park Agency (APA) and New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) presented a draft of their READ MORE

What is Photopoint Monitoring?


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!


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

What’s Happening on Mt Jo?


By Andrew Hamlin, Trails Coordinator Today I want to dig into a project that I’m super excited about: the reimagining of the Mt Jo Long Trail. This is a huge initiative by ADK to showcase the importance of sustainable trail design on a mountain of great significance to the Adirondacks. READ MORE

Welcome Back, Volunteers


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


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


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 applauds DEC Campaign ”Love Our NY Lands”


NYS DEC May 19, 2021 – Albany, NY – Yesterday the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) presented their new educational campaign that is designed to meet the growing number of visitors on state-owned and managed lands throughout New York. The "Love Our NY Lands" campaign encourages the practice of responsible READ MORE

ADK Applauds VUM Proposal Led By DEC, APA


May 14, 2021 – Ray Brook, NY – Today the Adirondack Park Agency (APA) and NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) presented a draft of their joint Visitor Use Management (VUM) and Wildlands Monitoring tool during the State Land Committee Report at the APA Meeting in Ray Brook. ADK applauds the READ MORE