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DEC to close road to Boreas Ponds for repairs

The state Department of Environmental Conservation plans to close Gulf Brook Road, the dirt thoroughfare leading to Boreas Ponds, on weekdays so it can repair… >>More

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Crews clean up contaminated soil at Lake Flower Superfund site

The state Department of Environmental Conservation is currently removing contaminated sediment from Lake Flower in Saranac Lake. The sediment is located in Pontiac Bay and… >>More

In this Magazine

Battle against invasive species continues in Adirondack waters

Last year marked the first time in ten years that the number of lakes in the Adirondack Park where aquatic invasive species were found did… >>More

The Video Room

Timelapse of hikers on Cascade Mountain

Timelapse video from a busy September weekend in 2017 on Cascade Mountain. About 550 hikers visited the summit on this… >>More

News Releases

Goats and More at Third Annual Bike the Barns

AU SABLE FORKS — A herd of dairy goats will be among the main attractions at this year’s Bike the… >>More

Explorer Reports

ORDA seeks to modernize cross-country-ski center

The Olympic Regional Development Authority hopes to begin construction this year on what winter-sports enthusiasts hope will be a “magical” transformation of the historic Van… >>More

Outdoor Recreation

Raising Kane

It’s scary to get lost while hiking. It’s worse when you have children who depend on you to deliver them… >>More


Ausable River dam’s fish passage postponed again

By Michael Virtanen Federal authorities have granted the utility operating a power dam on the Ausable River near Lake Champlain… >>More

Adirondack Almanack

David Gibson: Bill Would Wrest Away Santanoni Success

We all have a tendency to wrest failure from the jaws of success. We either don’t recognize or admit when… >>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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