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When is it OK to stack rocks on the trail?

Once used to mark the way, cairns nowadays often are seen as monuments to the ego and a blight on the wild landscape. >>More

View Finder

Fall foliage and first tracks

Fall foliage photos from the northern and eastern Adirondacks, including some from Anthony's Nose on the eastern side of Lake George. >>More

In this Magazine

The next land preservation fight?

The list of Adirondack lands protected over the past two decades is long and impressive, but one choice property coveted by conservationists remains wholly in… >>More

The Video Room

Hikers weigh in on paying for High Peaks trailhead parking

We asked hikers if they would pay for parking or to use trails in the High Peaks. Watch this video… >>More

News Releases

A rescue, two body recoveries, and advice for unprepared hikers

A rescue, two body recoveries, and advice for unprepared hikers

Statistics from Cascade Mountain show that more than 100 hikers were encountered each day on Saturday and Sunday. Approximately 40… >>More

Explorer Reports

Four bids received for rail line to North Creek

Bidders are expected to propose freight and possible passenger excursions, maintain the tracks and infrastructure, and its connections to Canadian Pacific and points south, according… >>More

Outdoor Recreation

St Regis Canoe Area

State to update trout management plan

The plan will be largely informed by a series of 16 public meetings that were held across New York State… >>More

Environment

Warming threatens iconic Adirondack bird species

The report determined that 64 percent of North American bird species are at risk of extinction from climate change. On… >>More

Adirondack Almanack

ANCA Meeting Focuses on NYS Clean Energy Legislation

More than 60 people participated in a discussion about New York State’s new Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA)… >>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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