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OSI protects 1,200 acres in Adirondacks

The Open Space Institute has purchased 1,200 acres abutting the Hammond Pond Wild Forest in the eastern Adirondacks, with an eye toward selling the land… >>More

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Photo gallery of John Van Alstine’s sculptures (with video)

Sculptor John Van Alstine talks about the interaction of human-made and natural objects. Van Alstine is based in Wells. His work has been widely exhibited… >>More

In this Magazine

On the road with Cycle Adirondacks

Welcome to organized bicycle touring in the Adirondacks, where even a looming storm can’t dampen the good vibe. The event, which started in 2015, brings… >>More

The Video Room

The Torch of Preservation | Tyler Socash | TEDx University of Rochester

Environmental activist and record-breaking hiker Tyler Socash discusses his adventures traversing the Pacific Crest, Appalachian, and Te Araroa trails in… >>More

News Releases

Two men ticketed for using ATVs on Forest Preserve

DEC Statewide Forest Ranger Highlights Forest Ranger Actions for 8/6 – 8/12/18 New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC)… >>More

Explorer Reports

‘Explorer’ paddling rights trial to begin in August

When Adirondack Explorer Editor Phil Brown paddled his eighteen-pound canoe through private property on waters linking public lands in 2009 he touched off a legal… >>More

Outdoor Recreation

Hiking the Lake George 12sters

The Lake Gorge 12sters was founded in 2016 as a way to encourage hikers to explore Lake George to its… >>More


Chuck Schumer at Bear Pond in the Adirondacks

Schumer: EPA ignores renewed acid rain threat

Federal inaction on Midwestern pollution controls represents a threat of returned acid rain deposition in the Adirondacks, according to Sen.… >>More

Adirondack Almanack

DEC Completes Jamestown Falls Redevlopment

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has announced the completion of improvements at the Jamestown Falls river access… >>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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