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Judge delays snowmobile bridge

DEC wants to build a bridge over the Cedar River as part of a snowmobile trail connecting Indian Lake with towns to the north. Because… >>More

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Mountain Biking at McCauley Mountain in Old Forge

The July issue of the Explorer features a story by Tim Rowland about mountain biking at McCauley Mountain in Old Forge. The two of us… >>More

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Study makes economic case for Adirondack protections

Protect the Adirondacks reviewed 40 years of U.S. Census Bureau and other data that show park towns and their 130,000 inhabitants mirror national trends in… >>More

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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

Paddlers envision ‘hydraulic jump’ on Saranac River

The advocacy group AdkAction and two local paddlers, Tyler Merriam and Scott McKim, have asked the state for $404,000 in… >>More


Stefanik campaign

On the environment, Rep. Stefanik moves to the middle

Since 1970, the league, has identified important environmental legislation and then rated lawmakers strictly by counting the number of pro-… >>More

Adirondack Almanack

Westport Library Annual Book Sale, Preview Party

The Westport Library’s annual book sale has been set for July 6, 7, 8 from 9 am to 4 pm.… >>More

Book Reviews

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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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