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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|

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|

An Interview with ADK Run Club

Tell us a bit about yourself!  My name is Kelly! My husband and I live in Elizabethtown, NY with our (amazing) dog Fitzy! I work from home as a healthcare analytics specialist for Philips and as a ful READ MORE

By | April 21st, 2020|

Soap, Water and Sanitizing Gel: How to Keep Your Hands Clean in the Backcountry

The following appeared in the 2020 May/Jun issue of Adirondac Magazine By Tom Welch, M.D. Regular readers of this column and my other writings know that I view maintaining good hand sanitation as the READ MORE

By | April 14th, 2020|

Northville-Placid Trail Challenge Temporarily Suspended

Notice from the ADK Schenectady Chapter To all interested in hiking the wonderful Northville Placid Trail, In line with Governor Cuomo's directive for New York State to PAUSE amidst the COVID-19 pande READ MORE

By | April 9th, 2020|

Adirondack Mountain Club Extends Property Closures through May 14

Michael Barrett Executive Director 573-355-6030 michael@adk.org  April 8, 2020 – Based on current projections for the trajectory of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in New York State, ADK (Adirondack Moun READ MORE

By | April 8th, 2020|

ADK Commends Governor and the State Legislature for Passing Critical Environmental Protection Measures

Michael Barrett Executive Director 518-449-3870 (work) 573-355-6030 (cell) michael@adk.org Albany, NY – April 4, 2020 –  Even in these difficult times, the New York State legislature successfully pass READ MORE

By | April 3rd, 2020|

5 ADK Publications to Pass the Time

For outdoor enthusiasts, staying at home and self-quarantining are challenging tasks. It goes against our strong desire to adventure far and wide. However, we can satiate that need to explore right no READ MORE

By | March 30th, 2020|

Fire Tower Challenge Temporarily Suspended

Notice from the ADK Glens Falls-Saratoga Chapter As of this morning, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) has closed access to all NYSDEC controlled fire towers. In res READ MORE

By | March 27th, 2020|