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ADK Trailhead Stewards Reached Thousands of Hikers in 2020

2021-01-26T08:57:31-05:00

ADK’s (Adirondack Mountain Club) Trailhead Stewardship Program (ADK TSP) has finished its fourth season of education at the Heart Lake Program Center. Normally running from Memorial Day Weekend through Columbus Day Weekend, the program saw a delayed start in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. After New York State came READ MORE

By the Numbers: 2020 Professional Trail Crew Season

2021-01-26T08:57:32-05:00

The season that almost didn’t happen. Three months later, following a spring of uncertainty during which the program was nearly cancelled due to the pandemic, ADK’s (Adirondack Mountain Club’s) professional trail crew is officially done for the 2020 summer season. With a smaller team than usual, the professional trail crew READ MORE

Announcing the 2020 Adopt-a-Lean-to Lottery

2021-01-26T08:57:39-05:00

ADK's popular Adopt-a-Lean-to program is thirty-five years old in 2020. Hundreds of volunteer adopters donate thousands of hours toward maintaining “their” lean-to and its environs, replacing registers, and reporting problems. Major construction is not required, but many adopters have worked on roof replacement, privy locations, log-staining, and other projects under READ MORE

Celebrate Earth Day by Working for Wilderness

2021-01-26T08:57:45-05:00

Volunteer Outside Whether with ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club) or an organization in your neighborhood, volunteering to improve your wild spaces is a great way to ensure they stay healthy for future generations. ADK has projects from May through August, which can be found on our website. Learn the 7 Leave READ MORE

Volunteer High Peaks Information Center Host Program

2021-01-26T08:57:48-05:00

ADK’s (Adirondack Mountain Club) High Peaks Information Center (HPIC) is located at ADK’s Heart Lake Program Center, which abuts one of New York’s busiest trailheads. The HPIC serves as a gateway to the Eastern High Peaks Wilderness and is a major jumping off point for adventures in the High Peaks. READ MORE

ADK Announces New Stewardship Ambassador Program

2021-01-26T08:57:50-05:00

ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club) is excited to announce its ADK Stewardship Ambassador program, a new volunteer program created to inspire outdoor enthusiasts to protect New York’s wild lands and waters.  ADK is seeking human powered outdoor recreationists who are passionate about sharing their story while on the trail and interested READ MORE

Backcountry Water Monitors Trip: Long Pond and Island Pond

2021-01-26T08:58:04-05:00

Adirondack Mountain Club's (ADK) Backcountry Water Monitors Program is a partnership with the Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program (APIPP), Adirondack Watershed Institute (AWI) of Paul Smith’s College, the NY Natural Heritage Program (NYNHP), The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Invasive Species Coordination Unit, the Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP) and READ MORE

Colden: A Mountain of Trail Work Part II

2019-09-10T14:51:10-04:00

In the November-December 2014 issue of Adirondac magazine, we reported on the achievements of the first year of a four-year trail improvement project on Mt. Colden. This past spring a helicopter made no less than a half-dozen trips from Upper Works, under the supervision of Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), to READ MORE

Hurricane Trail Re-route: A Herculean and Timely Effort

2021-01-26T08:58:21-05:00

Many times, 3694-foot Hurricane Mountain has been in the news due to demolition threats to its 35-foot fire tower (built in 1919 and closed in 1979). No more: 2015 will see the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) restore the historic structure to full public access and provide READ MORE

ADK’s Volunteer Trail Work 2014 Accomplishments

2021-01-26T08:58:21-05:00

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