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Outdoor Recreation


Roads Less Traveled: The Five Ponds Wilderness

Old forest roads get more use than one would think in the Adirondacks. Although they see few motor vehicles these… >>More

Natural History


Understanding Zebra Mussel Impacts On Lake Champlain

Invasive species have earned their bad reputations. English sparrows compete with native birds from Newfoundland to South America. Australian brown… >>More



Cuomo Nominates Basil Seggos To Head DEC

Governor Andrew Cuomo has nominated one his top advisers, Basil Seggos, to serve as commissioner of the Department of Environmental… >>More

History & Culture


World War Two: Wartime in the Adirondacks

In August 1939, tanks began rolling toward the border. That short sentence should call to mind the beginnings of World… >>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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