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Outdoor Recreation


Adirondack Downhill Ski Season Begins Thursday

The 2015-16 Adirondack skiing and snowboarding season will kick-off on Thanksgiving morning at Whiteface Mountain. The season is beginning on… >>More

Natural History


Adirondack Wildlife: Fisher Families In Fall

Along with the crisp mornings and crimson colors that signal summer’s slide into fall, there are changes occurring in the… >>More



To Motorize The Forest Preserve, APA Sustains A Legal Fiction

I wish to recognize Adirondack Park Agency board member Art Lussi for his insistence over the past several months that… >>More

History & Culture


9 Local Performances Of The Nutcracker Ballet

Throughout the Adirondacks and beyond, one holiday tradition that our family and many others look forward to each year is… >>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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