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ADK will Open Johns Brook Lodge this Winter


ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club) will open Johns Brook Lodge (JBL) to the public this winter for the first time in decades. Caretaker service will be offered at the lodge for up to 10 guests on weekends. Opening the lodge in the winter has been the vision of many dedicated volunteers READ MORE

Johns Brook Lodge (JBL), 92 years and counting


From May until October every year, guests with a myriad of skills and backgrounds make the 3.5-mile pilgrimage to Johns Brook Lodge (JBL). Most come looking for a comfortable place to stay and hearty meals to fuel their adventures while spending a few nights with the nearby music of Johns READ MORE

Young Members Weekend at JBL


The first ever young members weekend at Johns Brook Lodge occurred in September 2016 and welcomed participants from the Capital District, Long Island, Central and Western New York, and Colombia! Everyone hiked to JBL on Friday afternoon, enjoyed splashing in the brook, ate a delicious dinner, and learned about the history of READ MORE

JBL Base Camp Series: Haystack


Mt. Haystack is New York State’s third highest mountain, after Mount Marcy and Algonquin Peak, with a pretty amazing view. Get a spectacular vantage of Mount Marcy and the cliffs leading down into Panther Gorge from the open rocks of Little Haystack and Mt. Haystack. Break up this long and READ MORE

JBL Base Camp Series: Mount Marcy


Stand on the summit of New York State’s highest peak, surrounded by gorgeous alpine flowers and an endless 360 degree view. Break up this long hike into a couple of days and maximize your time in nature by using Johns Brook Lodge as your base camp. Trailhead: Garden in Keene READ MORE

JBL Base Camp Series: Big Slide & Yard Mt. Loop


There are a number of High Peaks that can be accessed from the Garden Trailhead and many of them require a long and strenuous day hike. Big Slide is often hiked as a day hike over the Brothers, but this certainly isn’t the only way to get there. Get the READ MORE

JBL Base Camp Series: Range Trail


There are a number of High Peaks that can be accessed from the Garden Trailhead and many of them require a long and strenuous day hike. You can lighten your load, shorten your mileage per day, and pack more into your trip by spending a night or two at Johns READ MORE

Have you been to JBL?


Surely anyone working on climbing all the High Peaks has passed by this beautiful building in the woods with its welcoming porch lined with Adirondack chairs. The question is - have you been inside? I’ve been hiking in the High Peaks and a member of ADK for the last 9 READ MORE

ADK Workshops: Guiding Outdoor Experiences


Like many folks who pass the age of forty, I became content, lazy perhaps, no longer engaging in activities of my youth.  A few years ago, my doctor told me quite bluntly, “You’ve let yourself get out of shape, you need to do something.” I knew from my expanding waist READ MORE

On the Trail with ADK: Johns Brook Lodge


You can find more information about Johns Brook Lodge on our website.