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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 attention has rightly turned to the most immediate and basic needs, we ask you to remember that our READ MORE

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 supports. Styrene, a component of polystyrene, is a suspected carcinogen and neurotoxin. Humans ingest styrene when it migrates into food and READ MORE

Honoring Neil Woodworth


November 27th, 2019 Last week, ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club) hosted an event at the New York State Museum in Albany honoring the 30-year career of Neil Woodworth, who will be retiring at the end of the year from his position as ADK's executive director. The setting was befitting of Neil's READ MORE

5 Membership Benefits


Your ADK membership helps ensure that New York State's Forest Preserve and other wild lands and waters are being protected for generations to come. Your membership also helps to maintain multi-use trails for hiking, skiing, snowshoeing and more. However, there are 5 member benefits that maybe you didn't know about. READ MORE

Volunteer High Peaks Information Center Host Program


ADK’s (Adirondack Mountain Club) High Peaks Information Center (HPIC) is located at ADK’s Heart Lake Program Center, which abuts one of New York’s busiest trailheads. The HPIC serves as a gateway to the Eastern High Peaks Wilderness and is a major jumping off point for adventures in the High Peaks. READ MORE

ADK’s Genesee Valley Outdoor Expo


The energy was palpable and VERY contagious! It would be impossible to leave the ADK-GVC Outdoor Expo not motivated to spend more time outside. The event was full of hands-on activities from testing out a canoe, kayak, or hammock, making a pinecone bird feeder or survival bracelet, to workshops that READ MORE

ADK Hires New Development Director


ADIRONDACK MOUNTAIN CLUB HIRES LYNN SHANKS AS DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR Lake George, NY --- Adirondack Mountain Club Executive Director Neil Woodworth and Board President John Gilewicz announced that, effective November 13, Lynn Shanks will join the ADK staff as Director of Development, overseeing fundraising and marketing.  As part of the management READ MORE

Aquatic Invasive Species: European Frog-bit


Photo by Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org European frog-bit is a free-floating perennial invasive plant originating in Europe, parts of Asia, and Africa. The plant has small (1.5 to 6.5 cm), rounded,  kidney-shaped or heart-shaped leaves with dark purple, spongy undersides. The plant spreads rapidly creating dense READ MORE

Aquatic Invasive Species: Yellow Floating Heart


Photo by David Cappaert, Bugwood.org Yellow Floating Heart (Nymphoides peltata) is a perennial non-native invasive aquatic plant that originated in Europe and Asia. The Yellow Floating Heart, which has a bright yellow flower, was introduced to North America as an ornamental plant for backyard ponds. It causes damage to READ MORE

#LeaveNoTraceWithADK: Social Media and the Backcountry


While navigating the spellbinding terrain along the Pacific Crest Trail, I found it difficult to resist the temptation to take photos. Each endless vista around each corner was more jaw-dropping than the last! As I hiked onward, smartphone in hand, impermanence was weighed against the magnitude of the moment. “After READ MORE