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ADK applauds DEC Campaign ”Love Our NY Lands”


NYS DEC May 19, 2021 – Albany, NY – Yesterday the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) presented their new educational campaign that is designed to meet the growing number of visitors on state-owned and managed lands throughout New York. The "Love Our NY Lands" campaign encourages the practice of responsible READ MORE

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

View from Albany: 30 Years Working for Wilderness


ADK conservation and advocacy work has been important in the protection of New York State public lands. The celebration of Neil Woodworth’s thirty years of service at ADK presents an opportunity to reflect on some of the more important victories during that time. Balsam Lake Mt. and Article XIV, Catskill READ MORE

Take a Hike (or Paddle) to Stop the Invasion!


Take a Hike (or Paddle) to Stop the Invasion! Invasive Species Awareness Week—I SAW—is July 10 to 16 ALBANY, NY. – The Adirondack Mountain Club is pleased to be participating in the New York State Invasive Species Awareness Week (ISAW), which kicks off this Sunday July 10 with events scheduled READ MORE

New Section of Northville-Placid Trail Open


The Northville-Placid Trail (N-P Trail) received an exciting new re-route this year.   First completed in 1924, the N-P Trail is a 135 mile long distance hiking trail that traverses through the heart of the Adirondacks from Northville, NY to Lake Placid, NY.  The final piece of a three-phase project READ MORE

ADK Working on Kaaterskill Falls Safety Project


Now in their seventh week, Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) Professional Trail Crews have been hard at work this summer moving stone for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation's (DEC) Kaaterskill Falls Safety Project.  It is anticipated that it will take fifteen weeks in total to complete the project but READ MORE

Mike Douglas, Gary Koch and Jim Mosher: 30 YEARS of lean-to stewardship and still counting!


The lean-to is wonderfully expressive of the spirit and traditions of these vast mountain lands. To approach one after a day of adventure is to find a mute, yet impelling invitation to chum with Nature, to enjoy intimate communion with the woods and to become an active participant in the READ MORE

ADK’s Volunteer Trail Work 2014 Accomplishments


Over 240 volunteers participated in various ADK Supervised Volunteer trail projects & workshops in 2014. First year crew leaders Jacob Faber and Jacob Veilleux did an excellent job and each brought a unique skill set to the program. Along with the training sessions with the Professional Trails Program, both volunteer READ MORE

ADK’s Professional Trail Crew 2014 Accomplishments


The Professional Trail Crew’s (Pro. Crew) season began with a week of skills training this year. The first day was spent at Heart Lake where the basics were covered such as tool & equipment safety, proper tool use (rock bar, axe, etc.), and how to set up a high line READ MORE

2014 Adirondack Trails Part II


The Professional Trail Crew’s (pro crew) season began with a week of skills training in May.  Most of the training projects focused on replacing foot bridges, some that were damaged during Tropical Storm Irene. The eighteen person crew split up into three different crews. One crew repaired the bridge at READ MORE