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Retired DEC scientist wins award for book on reptiles, amphibians

The Snake and the Salamander is a wonderfully illustrated book about reptiles and amphibians, by a veteran New York Department of Environmental Conservation herpetologist. >>More

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October snowfall at Bloomingdale Bog

The northern Adirondacks has been cold and wet, with the region experiencing several snowfalls in late October. The snow isn't sticking to the ground in… >>More

In this Magazine

Volunteers play key role in fighting water pollution

Water is the lifeblood of the Adirondack Park’s tourism, adventuring and second-home economy, as well as its wilderness. Its lakes and rivers face multiple threats… >>More

The Video Room

Ron Konowitz talks about Wright Peak Ski Trail reroute

Ron Konowitz, of Adirondack Powder Skier Association, talks about the Wright Peak Ski Trail proposal in the High Peaks Wilderness.… >>More

News Releases

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Phone coordinates pinpoint unprepared hikers

Dressed in cotton and inappropriate footwear, the unprepared hiker found himself in inhospitable conditions. >>More

Explorer Reports

Adirondack communities get water, sewer grants

The Cuomo administration has announced more than $5 million in state grants for five Adirondack communities to help their upgrade water and sewer systems. Grants… >>More

Outdoor Recreation

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Perilous days in the mountains

Three DEC Forest Rangers assisted Long Lake Rescue Squad recover a 51-year-old Ontario, Canada man who had cardiac arrest on… >>More


Ski trails open up, waters ice over

Some ponds and lakes are freezing up early, and people are already hitting groomed and backcountry ski trails.  >>More

Adirondack Almanack

DEC to Hold Annual Children’s Holiday Party

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has announced its 42nd Annual Children’s Holiday Party has been set… >>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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