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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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Monarch starting their big migration

As the days are getting cooler and shorter, more and more monarch butterflies are starting their big migration to Mexico, where they will spend the… >>More

In this Magazine

An in-depth look at conservation easements

Most new land preservation in the 5.8-million-acre Park over the past twenty-five years has been done through state-purchased easements, now covering 781,000 acres, or about… >>More

The Video Room

Rome Dam Removal

A video update of the Rome Dam removal by the Ausable River Association. The dam on river left has been… >>More

News Releases

DEC Announces Proposed Modifications to Long Pond Conservation Easement

DEC Press Release 30-Day Public Comment Period Opens September 19 and ends October 19 The New York State Department of… >>More

Explorer Reports

‘Explorer’ paddling rights trial to begin in August

When Adirondack Explorer Editor Phil Brown paddled his eighteen-pound canoe through private property on waters linking public lands in 2009 he touched off a legal… >>More

Outdoor Recreation

Route 73 safety hazard

State bans roadside parking at Roaring Brook Falls Trail

DEC encourages hikers to discover and visit the other numerous hiking opportunities in the area. The DEC web page, Hikes Outside… >>More


Tahawus rail line

State seeks Tahawus rail line abandonment

New York officials said the Tahawus line has no active shippers and the owner has “no reasonable prospect for developing… >>More

Adirondack Almanack

Whirligig Beetles: Four Eyes On You

“What’s this shiny black beetle with four eyes?” asked Erin Hayes-Pontius, a visiting UVM student, from her microscope. Without glancing… >>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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Adventure Planner

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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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