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Five Tips for Camping in the High Peaks Wilderness

2021-01-26T08:57:33-05:00

Known for its high alpine summits and forested valleys, the Adirondack High Peaks Wilderness is one of the most popular outdoor destinations in the Northeast. Due to the remoteness of many of its mountains, visitors often choose to overnight camp in the backcountry, making places like Marcy Dam and Lake READ MORE

Leave No Trace: A Decade of Partnership

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

December 18th, 2019 The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics, a non-profit based in Boulder, CO, has a clear mission: to protect the outdoors by teaching and inspiring people to enjoy it responsibly. ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club) has been officially involved in sharing that message since 2009, a ten-year READ MORE

This Land is Your Land

2021-01-26T08:57:40-05:00

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

2021-01-26T08:57:40-05:00

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

Changes to High Peaks Regulations, Zoning Delayed

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

In 2018, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) released an amendment to the Unit Management Plan (pdf link) for the High Peaks Wilderness Complex. This document, which addresses a broad range of topics from biodiversity to recreation regulations, represents a series of actions that the DEC will READ MORE

ADK releases 5th edition of trail guide: Eastern Trails

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

Lake George, NY — July, 30, 2018– ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club) announces the release of the fifth edition of its popular trail guide, Eastern Trails, which is part of a substantial reconfiguration and revision of the Forest Preserve Series of Adirondack and Catskill guides. Eastern Trails highlights some of the READ MORE

ADK’s View on Boreas Ponds Tract Proposal

2021-01-26T08:57:52-05:00

The Adirondack Park Agency (APA) has finally released its proposal for classification of the 20,543 acre Boreas Ponds Tract.  The APA will consider a proposal known as Alternative 2B at its meeting on February 1 and 2.  Alternative 2B is a compromise which is very close to the proposal endorsed READ MORE

The Adirondack Quest

2021-01-26T08:57:55-05:00

Who isn't familiar with the Forty-Sixers? The Fire Tower Challenge? Or other such activities, many overseen by ADK chapters and organizations in an effort to expose us to various aspects of the Adirondack Park? After completing my own 46er quest, I looked forward to taking more time to experience some of READ MORE

Boreas Ponds Classification Hearings

2021-01-26T08:58:02-05:00

Speak Out to Protect Boreas Ponds as Wilderness: Attend a Boreas Ponds Classification Hearing This spring Governor Cuomo finalized the purchase of the Boreas Ponds Tract and instantly added almost 21,000 acres of state land to the Adirondack Park. Boreas Ponds is located between the High Peaks Wilderness area and Dix Mountain Wilderness area READ MORE