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A new trail for mountain biking novices

BETA built this gem of a trail on land purchased by the Lake Placid Land Conservancy in 2017. The 100-acre parcel is now known as… >>More

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Treating Lake George stormwater

The West Brook conservation initiative has helped treat stormwater at Charles R Wood Park in Lake George. In the video above, several people involved with… >>More

In this Magazine

An open door for invaders on Lake George?

Some of Lake George’s top defenders worry that two boat launches on northern Lake George could become portals to invasives that they have so diligently… >>More

The Video Room

Lake George Smelt

Smelt gather near the mouth of West Brook after crossing under Beach Road in the Village of Lake George on… >>More

News Releases

A rescue, two body recoveries, and advice for unprepared hikers

A rescue, two body recoveries, and advice for unprepared hikers

Statistics from Cascade Mountain show that more than 100 hikers were encountered each day on Saturday and Sunday. Approximately 40… >>More

Explorer Reports

Four bids received for rail line to North Creek

Bidders are expected to propose freight and possible passenger excursions, maintain the tracks and infrastructure, and its connections to Canadian Pacific and points south, according… >>More

Outdoor Recreation

Roadside ticketing starts with big weekend

The state created the new regulations due to congested shoulders creating safety hazards for bicyclists and pedestrians forced into vehicle… >>More



Forestry workshops will focus on declining birds

Audubon New York, Audubon Vermont and forestry experts from both states will educate attendees on declining bird populations and what… >>More

Adirondack Almanack

Wild Turkey Nests

Last June I was walking through our field when I flushed a wild turkey hen. She emerged from the raspberry… >>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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One mission of the Adirondack Explorer is to show people how to enjoy New York State’s great wilderness. Every issue includes accounts of hiking, paddling, cross-country skiing, rock climbing, bicycling, and other outdoor pursuits. Subscribers get unlimited access to our Adventure Planner, an online archive of hundreds of recreational stories.

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