Daily news about the Park by special arrangement with Adirondack Almanack


Stop Ticks

Ticks are making people sick at alarming rates in ever-expanding geographic areas. For anyone who leaves home, but especially those of us who love to play outside, the risk of infection is increasing. READ MORE

By | February 21st, 2020|

Recap: Adirondack Park Environmental Lobby Day 2020

Last week, over 100 advocates converged in the New York State Capitol to lobby senators and assembly members on key Adirondack Park issues. Numerous environmental organizations were represented, inclu READ MORE

By | February 18th, 2020|

3 Reasons to Volunteer as a Trailhead Steward with ADK

I'm Jim Schneider from the Glens Falls-Saratoga Chapter and I'm the volunteer coordinator of ADK’s (Adirondack Mountain Club’s) Trailhead Steward Program (TSP). I work with Bobby Clark, manager of the READ MORE

By | February 3rd, 2020|

Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics Provides Recommendations for Mitigating High Use Impacts in the Adirondack Park

Michael Barrett Executive Director 518-449-3870 (work) 573-355-6030 (cell) Lake Placid, NY – February 3, 2020 – The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics has released a series of re READ MORE

By | February 3rd, 2020|

Debunking the Myth that Street and Nye is a Good “Bad Weather” Hike

Often times I hear people refer to the hike up Street and Nye Mountains as a good “bad weather” hike. I fully understand the sentiment behind this because, compared to other peaks in the region, the v READ MORE

By | January 27th, 2020|

Executive Director Michael Barrett Discusses High Use, New Vision for ADK

Michael Barrett, ADK's Executive Director, spoke with Jim Levulis of WAMC Northeast Public Radio on Thursday, January 23rd. Michael joined ADK in November 2019, succeeding former Executive Director Ne READ MORE

By | January 25th, 2020|

Announcing the 2020 Adopt-a-Lean-to Lottery

ADK's popular Adopt-a-Lean-to program is thirty-five years old in 2020. Hundreds of volunteer adopters donate thousands of hours toward maintaining “their” lean-to and its environs, replacing register READ MORE

By | January 25th, 2020|

ADK Commends Governor Cuomo’s Executive Budget for FY 2020-2021

Michael Barrett Executive Director 518-449-3870 (work) 573-355-6030 (cell) Albany, NY – January 21st, 2020 – In the New York State Executive Budget Proposal released today, Governor Cu READ MORE

By | January 22nd, 2020|

Ticks in Winter

The following appeared in the 2020 Jan/Feb issue of Adirondac Magazine By Dr. Richard Ostfeld Photographs courtesy of Cary Institute/Pamela Freeman The black-legged ticks that infect us with Lyme and READ MORE

By | January 21st, 2020|

2020 New York State Lobby Day Opportunities

In February there are multiple opportunities for you to talk with New York State Assembly members and Senators about the places and issues that are important to you: The Catskill Park, The Adirondack READ MORE

By | January 15th, 2020|

Why Objective Trail Information Matters

By Noah Haber, High Peaks Information Center Staff When preparing for your wilderness adventure, one of the most challenging tasks can be determining a feasible route for your hiking group. Taking the READ MORE

By | January 14th, 2020|

ADK Partners with Nine Pin Cider to Support Summit Stewardship Program

For a second consecutive year, Nine Pin Cider is donating to the Adirondack High Peaks Summit Stewardship Program as a part of their annual 26er Challenge. The Summit Stewardship Program, a partnershi READ MORE

By | January 13th, 2020|

ADK Applauds Governor Cuomo’s Proposal to Restore Mother Nature through a Three Billion Dollar Environmental Bond Act

Contact: Michael Barrett,, 573-355-6030 (cell) Albany, NY—In his annual State of the State address today, Governor Cuomo announced the “Restore Mother Nature Bond Act” proposal that wo READ MORE

By | January 8th, 2020|

A Day with JBL’s Winter Caretakers

Alpenglow is just beginning to grace the distinctive snow-covered slides on Gothics. Leaning on the porch handrail, a guest at Johns Brook Lodge holds a steaming mug of coffee while watching the morni READ MORE

By | January 7th, 2020|

Adirondack and Catskill Organizations Oppose Merger of NYS DEC Forest Rangers and ECOs

Contact: Michael Barrett, Adirondack Mountain Club, 518-668-4447 Peter Bauer, Protect the Adirondacks, 518-251-2700 David Gibson, Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve, 518-469-4081 Wes Gill READ MORE

By | January 7th, 2020|

ADK Applauds Governor Cuomo’s Proposal to Ban Styrofoam Food Containers and Packaging Materials across New York State

December 19th, 2019 Governor Cuomo’s proposal of a statewide ban on polystyrene styrofoam food containers and loose fill packaging materials is a move that ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club) fully support READ MORE

By | December 19th, 2019|