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Daily news about the Park by special arrangement with Adirondack Almanack


A Voice for the Mountains

May 9, 2019 One Summit Steward shares her love for the mountains we call home, and asks for your help in protecting them. When asked to explain my summer job it usually comes out something like this: READ MORE

By | May 7th, 2019|

ADK to Host Leave No Trace Hot Spot in Eastern High Peaks Wilderness this August

April 29, 2019 (Lake Placid, NY) The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics and its Subaru Traveling Trainer team are partnering with ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club), the New York State Department of READ MORE

By | April 30th, 2019|

Changes to High Peaks Regulations, Zoning Delayed

In 2018, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) released an amendment to the Unit Management Plan (pdf link) for the High Peaks Wilderness Complex. This document, which addr READ MORE

By | April 24th, 2019|

Dress for (Immersion) Success!

The temperature (air) has hit 50 for the first time in 5 months... Are YOU ready to paddle yet?? We're all looking forward to getting our of our winter caves and back on the waves. Of course, this tim READ MORE

By | April 24th, 2019|

The Garden Parking Lot in Keene Valley will be Closed Starting April 29, 2019

From the Town of Keene: The Garden Parking Lot at the Garden Trailhead will be closed to public motor vehicles and pedestrians beginning April 29, and continuing until bridge construction is complete. READ MORE

By | April 24th, 2019|

Celebrate Earth Day by Working for Wilderness

Volunteer Outside Whether with ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club) or an organization in your neighborhood, volunteering to improve your wild spaces is a great way to ensure they stay healthy for future ge READ MORE

By | April 22nd, 2019|

Five Tips for Hiking with Dogs

By Amy Harff, 2018 Fall Education Intern Hiking with your four-legged friend can be a lot of fun, but it is important to know how to minimize their impact and keep your dog safe for a paw-sitive exper READ MORE

By | April 17th, 2019|

How You Can Use Social Media to Both Promote and Protect the Adirondacks

One of the most complex aspects of high use in the Adirondacks is the role that social media plays in over-promoting specific areas. It is generally accepted that, to a degree, social media has dispro READ MORE

By | April 9th, 2019|

Adirondack Mountain Club hires new Outdoor Skills Coordinator

ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club) is excited to announce the hiring of our newest Education Department member, Mary Glynn, as Outdoor Skills Coordinator. Mary is a familiar face at ADK; she worked on our READ MORE

By | April 8th, 2019|

Mud Season: Quick Facts

Just what is mud season? Running anytime from late March into mid-June—it varies each year depending on weather—mud season is when hiking trails in the Adirondacks are most susceptible to damage. Than READ MORE

By | April 3rd, 2019|

Adirondack 46ers Continue Support for ADK’s Stewardship Programs in the High Peaks Wilderness

Last year, ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club) and the Adirondack 46ers (46ers) entered a three-year joint commitment to promote stewardship and conservation throughout the High Peaks Wilderness. The 46ers READ MORE

By | April 2nd, 2019|

New York State Budget 2019-2020

There is a lot to be happy about in the $175.5 billion New York State Budget that passed on Saturday March 30, 2019. The Environmental Protection Fund (EPF) was refunded at $300 million, including an READ MORE

By | April 2nd, 2019|

ADK releasing updated High Peaks map this spring

ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club) is releasing the fifteenth edition of the High Peaks topographic map this spring to account for changes in the region over the past few years. The 2018 revised Unit Mana READ MORE

By | March 27th, 2019|

The Garden Parking Lot in Keene Valley will be Closed for Summer 2019

Press release from the Town of Keene: The Garden Parking Lot at the Garden Trailhead – one of the main access points to the eastern High Peak Wilderness – will be closed to public motor vehicles durin READ MORE

By | March 26th, 2019|

Mud, Bugs, and Bog Bridges

Just us. No streets, no cities, no nothing. Just my fellow trail workers, the clouds, the mountains, and the tall trees that swayed lazily in the breeze. I was on a week-long high school trail project READ MORE

By | March 22nd, 2019|

View From Albany: Tick-Borne Diseases

For all of us who love the outdoors, a familiar annoyance is quickly transforming into a real health threat to humans. The blood-thirsty tick waits for us on the shrubby vegetation and leaf-litter of READ MORE

By | March 15th, 2019|