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Outdoor Recreation


Ironman Isn’t The Only Adirondack Triathlon

During the summer triathlon season my family spend a lot of time watching for athletes on local roads. It makes… >>More

Natural History


Horntails: The Wasp and the Fungus

No one could fault you for running away, screaming in terror, if you saw a large, flying, cigar-shaped insect armed… >>More



Volunteers Sought For Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Survey

On July 31, the Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) will host a Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA) citizen science monitoring training at… >>More

History & Culture


Gulf Brook: A Keene Valley Pollution Case From 1900

In 1896, New York City resident Prestonia Mann purchased an Adirondack estate in Keene Valley and set about to create… >>More

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