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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 coronavirus pandemic, the development of a stringent health and safety plan, which was approved by the state in May, and READ MORE

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 trail hikes on or after this date will count towards the patch awarded by the challenge. ADK encourages all hikers READ MORE

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 on non-essential travel, gatherings, and other risk-reducing strategies for these parts of the state. With the governor’s “New READ MORE

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 key to most illness prevention in the backcountry—as well as everywhere else. What may not be READ MORE

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 Mountain Club) has decided to extend its property closures through May 14 to continue minimizing risks associated with the spread of the disease. This READ MORE

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 response and effective immediately, the ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club) Fire Tower Challenge is suspended until further notice. This action was taken by the ADK Glens READ MORE

Adirondack Mountain Club Lodging Properties Closed through April 30


Michael Barrett Executive Director 573-355-6030 michael@adk.org Update April 8, 2020 – ADK extends property closures through May 14. Update March 20, 2020 – Following Gov. Cuomo's directive for New York State to PAUSE, we have made the following changes to our operations: There will be no parking booth attendant; parking fees READ MORE

Special Notice: Hike Locally, Individually


Dear ADK Members and Supporters, In keeping with messaging shared by Governor Cuomo and New York’s Department of Environmental Conservation, ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club) is encouraging its members and supporters to stay home as much as possible and to limit unnecessary travel. Though hiking remains a permissible activity, the Governor READ MORE