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A Day In The Life on Cascade Mountain

On Saturday, September 30, I hiked Cascade Mountain with the intention of documenting the crowds through a timelapse video and other photos. Starting the trail… >>More

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Call For More Forest Rangers

The number of people using the Forest Preserve in the Adirondack Park, especially in the High Peaks region, has increased dramatically in recent years, causing… >>More


The Video Room

Cobble Lookout: Short, easy hike with great view

Brendan Wiltse, science and stewardship director at the Ausable River Association, talks about one of his favorite easy hikes in… >>More

News Releases

New York State Drafts Plan To Protect Lake Sturgeon

The lake sturgeon is an odd fish. It grows fast but reaches sexual maturity late. The female matures between ages… >>More

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Nature Conservancy’s new accessible trail now open in Willsboro

As the Adirondack Chapter of the Nature Conservancy was looking to improve its Boquet River Nature Preserve in the Town… >>More

Outdoor Recreation

Recent Adirondack Forest Ranger Missions

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Forest Rangers responded to 15 search and rescue incidents in the past two… >>More


Pete Nelson: To Address Overuse, Focus on Parking

This Columbus Day weekend I decided to put the issue of overuse in the High Peaks region to a little… >>More

Adirondack Almanack

A Fisher of Men and a Fish in the Water

A few weeks ago, the Adirondacks and North Country lost a native who led a unique life, a man who… >>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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