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Outdoor Recreation


Book Review: ‘Adirondack Trail Skier’

After last week’s snowstorm, a lot of people got out to ski and or at least were prompted into thinking… >>More

Natural History


Sixty Hours Without Power

Essex County Officials have asked NYSEG to request more crews in addition to the 30 trucks already on the job.… >>More



New Wood-Pellet Projects: Paul Smith’s College

Paul Smith’s College is installing a state-of-the-art wood-pellet boiler system, which will heat its three academic buildings. This project is… >>More

History & Culture


Adirondack Murray’s Guide Honest John

“Honest John Plumbley [sic], the prince of guides, patient as a hound, and as faithful, – a man who knows… >>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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