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Outdoor Recreation


Searching For Quiet Waters In Solo Canoe

Moving to the Adirondacks in 1998 offered new opportunities to explore the lakes and rivers in my solo canoe near… >>More

Natural History


Appreciating Bears Through The Seasons

Bears – we love ‘em and we hate ‘em. We’re fascinated with them, and we fear them. They are like… >>More


State Acquires 6,800 Acres of Former Finch, Pruyn Land

The state has acquired a 6,800-acre tract next to the High Peaks Wilderness that includes long stretches of the Hudson… >>More

History & Culture


Superheroes and Villains Is 2016 Winter Carnival Theme

Members of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee have chosen “Superheroes and Villains” as the theme for the 2016 Carnival.… >>More

The Video Room

Early-Season Ice Climbing With MudRat

  Kevin “MudRat” MacKenzie posted this video on YouTube after climbing the Skinny Slide on Upper Wolfjaw Mountain in search… >>More

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Each issue of the Adirondack Explorer contains reviews of the non-fiction books that matter most to our readers. The subjects include Adirondack history, outdoor recreation, wildlife, natural history, and public policy. Most of the past reviews are now available online.

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