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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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State announces initiatives to address overuse

The state announced several initiatives today to address issues related to overuse in the High Peaks. The High Peaks, Dix, Giant and Hurricane Wildernesses, Baxter… >>More

In this Magazine

Big plans proposed for Boreas Ponds

The state Department of Environmental Conservation has proposed dozens of new trails, parking areas, canoe launches, campsites, and other facilities in the High Peaks Wilderness—some… >>More

The Video Room

Orient Express at McKenzie Pond Boulders

Adirondack Explorer Editor Phil Brown on the Orient Express, a fun, easy problem (rated V0) at the McKenzie Pond Boulders.… >>More

News Releases

The Mountaineer Supports Summit Stewardship through Patagonia grant

Keene Valley, NY – The Mountaineer, an iconic local outfitter, recently partnered with Patagonia to support educational and research efforts… >>More

Explorer Reports

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Revamped 46er app helps hikers identify peaks

In 2011, Keith Kubarek developed version 1.0 of “ADK46erNow," an app designed to help hikers with all aspects of their climbs of the forty-six High… >>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


Lake George beachgoers can call to check on Million Dollar water

Would-be swimmers at Lake George’s Million Dollar Beach, which closed for 10 days last summer and one day this year… >>More

Adirondack Almanack

Dry Weather May Mean Less Lyme Disease

Over the past few decades, black-legged tick populations have grown relentlessly. These are the ticks that carry Lyme disease, and… >>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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