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Do You Hop, Bound, Step, or Amble?


By Maggie Newell, ADK Outreach Coordinator A fresh layer of snow reveals what creatures are sneaking around when no one is looking. Excellent camouflage, nocturnal habits, and good hearing help many animals evade observation, but footprints in the snow can give us insights into who is around and what they READ MORE

ADK Links Outdoor and Online Learning


Fall at Heart Lake is usually accompanied by the sounds and sights of fourth graders exploring Mt. Jo as participants in ADK’s (Adirondack Mountain Club’s) Marie L. Haberl School Outreach Program: Three Seasons at Heart Lake. As foliage shifts from green to shades of red, orange, and yellow, ADK educators READ MORE

ADK Receives Leave No Trace Youth Program Accreditation


Seth Jones Education Director 518-523-3441, ext. 119 seth@adk.org Lake Placid, NY – June 16, 2020 – ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club) is excited to announce that the Marie L. Haberl School Outreach Program: Three Seasons at Heart Lake is now an accredited youth program through the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor READ MORE

A Look Back at Chapter Support in 2019


When people join as ADK members, they have the option to associate with one of 27 ADK chapters found across New York and neighboring states. If they do so, part of their member dues go directly to that chapter. Each year, chapters determine which ADK programs they would like to READ MORE

ADK Receives Smart Growth Grant to Improve Heart Lake Program Center Parking, Interpretive Signage


December 11th, 2019 ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club) has been awarded a $66,000 Smart Growth grant by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to use towards improving parking and interpretive signage at the Heart Lake Program Center. This is part of a $600,000 commitment by New York State and READ MORE

Heart Lake Construction Projects Complete


August 23rd, 2019 ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club) is excited to announce that, after three years, construction projects at the Heart Lake Property have concluded. Funded in part by a grant from the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation (OPHRP), this overhaul of the property took place READ MORE

Hungry Hiker Grand Opening set for Memorial Day Weekend


May 23, 2019 Memorial Day Weekend marks the grand opening of ADK’s (Adirondack Mountain Club’s) new dining option at our Heart Lake property: The Hungry Hiker. Based out of a newly constructed building located adjacent to the High Peaks Information Center (HPIC) and parking lot complex, The Hungry Hiker is READ MORE

ADK Promotes Seth Jones as Education Director


Lake Placid, NY —  January 9, 2019– Education is a vital and integral part of ADK’s (Adirondack Mountain Club) mission.  Helping people learn how to recreate responsibly, developing environmental literacy and instilling an outdoor ethic helps protect New York’s public lands.  Seth Jones, manager of ADK’s Education Programs since 2012 READ MORE

Three Seasons at Heart Lake: 4th Graders Learn about Nature


Imagine a winter’s day at the Adirondak Loj: deep snow on a frozen Heart Lake, cold that makes the inside of your nose tingle, abundant animal tracks, and the sounds of excited fourth-graders, putting on snowshoes for the first time and preparing to learn about the winter world around them. READ MORE

College Collegiality


By Zoe Gates At six-thirty in the morning on Saturday, October 15, 2016, a grey mist hung over Heart Lake, muting the reds and oranges and yellows exploding on the surrounding hillsides. The temperature was well below freezing, and frost covered the grass and vehicles around Adirondak Loj. Despite the READ MORE