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History Of The Stillwater Mt. Fire Tower

The famed surveyor Verplanck Colvin built the first tower on Stillwater Mountain way back in 1882. The hole that once… >>More

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Welcome To View Finder

This winter, I visited the St. Regis Fire Tower in Paul Smiths with Doug Fitzgerald, who is co-chair of Friends… >>More

In this Magazine

Alewives pose challenge to Champlain salmon restoration

Scientists are trying to understand how salmon are impacted by alewives, an invasive species that has become a main source… >>More


The Video Room

Hull Falls In Slow Motion

Hull Falls is on the East Branch of the Ausable River in Keene in the Adirondack Park. >>More

News Releases

ADK Updates Northville-Placid Trail Guidebook

Lake George, N.Y.—ADK has released the fifth edition of its Adirondack Mountain Club Northville-Placid Trail in time for the Northville-Placid… >>More

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Lake George ‘Million Dollar Beach’ Closed Again by E coli

After several false starts this season, Million Dollar Beach in Lake George is closed again — just two weeks from… >>More

Outdoor Recreation

Rangers Find Boy Missing Overnight Near Schroon Lake

Forest Rangers found a 10-year-old Sunday morning in good health after he went missing overnight in the Pharaoh Lake Wilderness.… >>More


Glamping at Boreas Ponds: Not Your Grandfather’s Cabin Tents

At the Boreas Ponds classification hearing held in Albany on December 7, 2016, Ross Whaley reminded the audience that public… >>More

Adirondack Almanack

Pollinator Project Passing Out 30,000 Wildflower Seed Packets

ADKAction has spent the past three years helping spread the word out about the importance of milkweed. With the distribution… >>More

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