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This Land is Your Land


Woody Guthrie said it best…this land is your land. These words reflect our deep connection to nature and remind us of our duty to protect the places we love. The peaceful solitude and restorative energy we enjoy in the wild are not guaranteed. Crowds and harmful human behaviors are damaging READ MORE

Lobby Days Recap


Catskill Park Awareness Day Photo by Ramsay Adams In February, ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club) participated in two important Lobby Days at the Capitol in Albany, NY. The first was the Catskill Park Awareness Day on February 5. ADK staff and volunteers, and other regional conservation organizations who form READ MORE

Support ADK Advocacy


Ignoring all warning signs, historical data, and scientific evidence, the Federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has introduced rule changes that will increase unmitigated greenhouse gases and other toxic emissions. Lakes and streams, forests, plant and animal life, and human health are all at risk. We cannot allow this to happen. READ MORE

ADK’s 2019 Calendar Showcases Fire Towers


“Fire towers enabled our forebears to literally see the forest through the trees, moving them to comprehend its vast scale, understand its importance, and dedicate themselves to its preservation.” — Wesley H. Haynes, historic preservationist   Lake George, NY—August 27, 2018—The 2019 edition of ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club)'s award-winning calendar, READ MORE

Fire Tower Fever


Blue Mt. Lake and Lake George, NY—July 7, 2018–ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club), a leading nonprofit committed to environmental advocacy and ethical outdoor recreation throughout New York, and Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake (ADKX), is sponsoring a celebration of fire towers and the people who restore and maintain READ MORE

Interview with Pro Trail Crew Member, Peter Schaffner


Second year Pro Crew member, Peter Schaffner shares his insights on what it means to be part of ADK’s Professional Trails Crew… What do the trails represent to you? How important is access to wilderness? Hiking and outdoor recreation has always been a part of my development, identity and stability. READ MORE

Support ADK’s Trail Work


“Trail work is about having the patience to set a rock, and the intelligence to improvise when a tool breaks on the first day of a backcountry project. It’s about having the tenacity to keep trying—to keep lifting, hiking, chopping, digging—and the humility to know your limits.” Dove Henry, in READ MORE

Go Take a Hike! Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library


For Immediate Release: Friday, June 1, 2018 Contact: Andrea Masters, Publications Editor, (518) 668-4447 Ext. 27; andrea@adk.org Upcoming Event at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library Go Take a Hike! – June 12 beginning at 6:30 pm Lake George, NY—Hiking is more popular than ever. If you are curious about how READ MORE

A Letter to Governor Cuomo: Forest Preserve Tax Law


February 14, 2018 Hon. Andrew Cuomo, Governor State of New York Executive Chamber State Capitol Albany, NY 12224   Dear Governor Cuomo, We write to ask that you amend your proposed State Budget and legislative proposals in order to restore existing provisions of Real Property Tax law 534 and 542 READ MORE

Fire Tower Guide Released in a Second Edition


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: For More Information: Andrea Masters Publications Editor (518)668-4447 ext. 27 Andrea@adk.org Review copy available upon request   Fire Tower Guide Released in a Second Edition Points to the bright future of Adirondack and Catskill Park towers today November 28, 2017 (Lake George, NY) ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club) has released READ MORE