How to Read a Map


By Tyler Socash, Education Programs Coordinator One of the most critical items that should come with us on any outdoor adventure is a physical map of the area that we are recreating in. Maps can tell us whether to turn left or right at the junction, confirm the name of READ MORE

How to Be Good Visitors in Bear Habitat


The following appeared in the 2021 Mar/Apr issue of Adirondac Magazine By Bobby Clark, High Peaks Information Center Manager There is a common saying among outdoor recreators: “A fed bear is a dead bear.” Studies suggest it takes only three instances of a black bear ­obtaining human food before it READ MORE

ADK and DackMap Announce Partnership


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

ADK applauds increase to EPF, reauthorizing bond act in one-house budget proposals


March 18, 2021—Albany, NY—Last weekend, the New York State Senate and Assembly posted their respective budget proposals in response to the Governor’s Executive Budget that rolled out in January. ADK applauds legislators for focusing on the Environmental Protection Fund (EPF), invasive species management, and the $3 billion Environmental Bond Act in their proposals. Of particular note is a proposed increase in the READ MORE

Trekking Poles: Essential Tool or Silly Affectation?


The following appeared in the 2021 Mar/Apr issue of Adirondac Magazine By Tom Welch I have been accused, often rightfully, of a lot of things. “Set in his ways” is not one of these. Over the years, I have made 180-degree turns on a lot of long-held beliefs. Here is READ MORE

High Peaks Advisory Group Releases Final Report


Report pushes for investments into education, stewardship programs Lake Placid, NY – March 5, 2020 – The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has released a list of recommendations compiled by the High Peaks Strategic Planning Advisory Group (HPAG) for managing high recreational use in the High Peaks READ MORE

ADK releases updated edition of best-selling High Peaks guidebook


Changes reflect new zoning, recent additions to the High Peaks Wilderness Lake Placid, NY – March 1, 2021 – The brand-new 15th edition of High Peaks Trails, the flagship of ADK’s (Adirondack Mountain Club’s) comprehensive Forest Preserve Series of guidebooks, has just been released. The volume is edited by longtime Adirondack READ MORE

Skiing the High Peaks Periphery


The following appeared in the 2021 Jan/Feb issue of Adirondac Magazine The upcoming new edition of ADK’s guidebook to the High Peaks ­contains numerous trails that offer mostly easy to moderate ski trips away from the “high” High Peaks. Here, author/­editor Tony Goodwin suggests five of his favorites. 1 - Boreas READ MORE

NYS Assembly Passes a Green Amendment


The Right to Clean Air & Water Now Up to NY Voters in November Albany, NY–February 9, 2021–Today, the New York State Assembly joined their Senate colleagues in passing A.1368/S.528, a bill to add environmental rights to Article 1 of the State Constitution: “Each person shall have a right to READ MORE

OSI and ADK Move to File Brief Supporting NYSDEC in Adirondack Tree Cutting Case


Groups urge ruling in favor of a balanced approach between preservation and public access Albany, NY—February 2, 2021—The Open Space Institute (OSI) and ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club) have moved to jointly file an Amicus Brief in support of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) in a case READ MORE