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Daily news about the Park by special arrangement with Adirondack Almanack


Special Notice: Hike Locally, Individually

Dear ADK Members and Supporters, In keeping with messaging shared by Governor Cuomo and New York’s Department of Environmental Conservation, ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club) is encouraging its members a READ MORE

By | March 20th, 2020|

Opinion: The Restore Mother Nature Bond Act Could Revolutionize Trail Work in the Adirondacks

Governor Cuomo’s Restore Mother Nature Bond Act, if passed by the legislature and approved by voters, would provide three billion dollars to invest in combating natural resource degradation throughout READ MORE

By | March 18th, 2020|

ADK’s 2020 Calendar Wins Silver

The national Calendar Marketing Association (CMA) has bestowed a Silver Award on ADK’s 2020 Calendar, the most recent of a significant number of CMA awards for ADK’s calendar over the last fifteen yea READ MORE

By | March 13th, 2020|

Why Does Geotagging Matter?

The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics has five recommendations for responsible social media practices in the backcountry. The first—Think Before you Geotag—addresses a seemingly harmless aspect READ MORE

By | March 10th, 2020|

A Look Back at Chapter Support in 2019

When people join as ADK members, they have the option to associate with one of 27 ADK chapters found across New York and neighboring states. If they do so, part of their member dues go directly to tha READ MORE

By | February 27th, 2020|

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) michael@adk.org 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) michael@adk.org 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|