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Adirondacks Walk of Fame: who’s who, who’s missing

The new Adirondack Welcome Center off the Northway in Queensbury honors 21 people in an Adirondacks Walk of Fame. They include artists, inventors, athletes, an escaped… >>More

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Adaptive Skiing at Double H Ranch

The Adaptive Winter Sports Program is one of many programs the Double H Ranch in Lake Luzerne offers children with chronic illnesses or disabilities. In… >>More

In this Magazine

Wild ideas for the park

Wilderness areas are meant to offer an escape from modernity and its hubbub. They are places to nourish your soul, venture deep into the natural… >>More

The Video Room

Skiing the Tupper Lake Triad

Phil Brown skis the Tupper Lake triad in March 2018. Video by Mike Lynch >>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

Cuomo calls for New York ecotourism, using electric shuttles for crowded spots

“In heavily traveled areas and popular state-owned destinations, New York will invest in safe and environmentally friendly transportation options, launching electric shuttle systems and installing… >>More

Outdoor Recreation

Delighting in Dippikill

The Dippikill Wilderness Retreat is the largest student-owned natural preserve in the country. It has belonged to the Student Association… >>More


Adirondack advocates seek smarter growth plans

The clamor for a new way intensified over the last decade as critics watched the Adirondack Park Agency approve a… >>More

Adirondack Almanack

Poetry: When I Look Up

  When I Look Up When I look up I see the quiet survival of the solar system. I see… >>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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