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ADK’s 2021 Calendar Showcases “Special Places” in the Adirondack Park

The 2021 edition of ADK’s (Adirondack Mountain Club’s) award-winning calendar is now available and features an array of outstanding professional Adirondack photographers. This year, ADK chose to empha READ MORE

By | July 10th, 2020|

Trail Work Report: Avalanche Lake – Lake Colden Connector

For the last month, ADK’s (Adirondack Mountain Club’s) professional trail crew has been hard at work rerouting a popular hiking trail: the connector trail between Avalanche Lake and Lake Colden. This READ MORE

By | July 7th, 2020|

Sneak Peek: The New “Kids on the Trail!” Book

ADK’s long-popular Kids on the Trail! Hiking with Children in the Adirondacks will soon be released in a second edition. Seventy-one hike descriptions are accompanied by distance and elevation data, c READ MORE

By | July 1st, 2020|

ADK Applauds Emphasis on Education, Stewardship, and Data Collection in Recommendations Released by High Peaks Strategic Planning Advisory Group

Michael Barrett Executive Director 518-449-3870 (work) 573-355-6030 (cell) michael@adk.org Lake Placid, NY– June 22, 2020 – The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has releas READ MORE

By | June 22nd, 2020|

Protecting High Peak Summits: Announcing the Dr. Norton G. Miller Memorial Fund

ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club) is pleased to announce the creation of the Dr. Norton G. Miller Memorial Fund in support of the Adirondack High Peaks Summit Stewardship Program and ADK’s science and sc READ MORE

By | June 22nd, 2020|

ADK Receives Leave No Trace Youth Program Accreditation

Seth Jones Education Director 518-523-3441, ext. 119 seth@adk.org Lake Placid, NY – June 16, 2020 – ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club) is excited to announce that the Marie L. Haberl School Outreach Progr READ MORE

By | June 16th, 2020|

Adirondack Park Agency Board Appointments Improved: Adirondack Clean Water, Air and Wildland Preservation Advocates Say Thank You

John Sheehan, Adirondack Council, 518-441-1340 Ben Brosseau, Adirondack Mountain Club, 518-217-8072 Raybrook, NY – June 9, 2020 – The Adirondack Park’s largest conservation and recreation advocates to READ MORE

By | June 9th, 2020|

Invasive Species Highlight: Brazilian Elodea

This post is a part of New York Invasive Species Awareness Week. You can learn more about the event here. What is Brazilian elodea? Brazilian elodea (Egeria densa), also known as Brazilian Waterweed, READ MORE

By | June 9th, 2020|

Against the Odds, ADK’s Professional Trail Crew Starts Summer Season

Earlier this month, ADK’s (Adirondack Mountain Club's) professional trail crew returned to the Heart Lake Program Center to start training for the summer season. Once in question due to the coronaviru READ MORE

By | June 9th, 2020|

Northville-Placid Trail Challenge, Fire Tower Challenge Resume (Updated)

Michael Barrett Executive Director 518-449-3870 (work) 573-355-6030 (cell) michael@adk.org UPDATE – June 17, 2020 – The ADK Fire Tower Challenge will now resume on Friday, June 19. All fire tower trai READ MORE

By | June 8th, 2020|

Adirondack 46ers Make Critical Contribution to Summit Stewardship Program

Seth Jones Education Director 518-523-3441, ext. 119 seth@adk.org Lake Placid, NY – June 3, 2020 – Amidst a global pandemic and a subsequent shortage of New York State funding, the Adirondack 46ers ha READ MORE

By | June 2nd, 2020|

Hiking During Coronavirus: Please Pack a Face Mask

Update 5/15: Last night, Governor Cuomo signed an executive order extending "New York on PAUSE" for regions of the state that do not meet the requirements to begin reopening. This extends restrictions READ MORE

By | May 12th, 2020|

A Major Peak Gets a New Name

By Grace L. Hudowalski, Published in 1942 The high, slender pinnacle to the south of Dix Mountain has a new name—Hough Peak! To most of us this comes as a surprise for we have been calling this mounta READ MORE

By | May 11th, 2020|

ADK Property Updates

Rachel Karp Director of North Country Operations 518-523-3441, ext. 116 rachel@adk.org UPDATE – June 26, 2020 – Below is an outline of our reopening process as it aligns with New York Forward, which w READ MORE

By | May 7th, 2020|

Your Support Has Never Mattered More

These unprecedented times weigh heavily on each and every one of us. We hope you and yours are healthy, staying safe, and finding moments of happiness during this crisis. Though our collective attenti READ MORE

By | May 1st, 2020|

The Restore Mother Nature Bond Act: Protecting the Environment and the Economy

This November, New York State voters have the chance to be part of an exciting, once-in-a-generation opportunity to protect clean water and restore wildlife habitat while also creating jobs and streng READ MORE

By | April 29th, 2020|