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History Of The Stillwater Mt. Fire Tower

The famed surveyor Verplanck Colvin built the first tower on Stillwater Mountain way back in 1882. The hole that once… >>More

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Scenes from Cobble Hill

In late May, I joined Explorer publisher Tracy Ormsbee and Brendan Wiltse for a hike to Cobble Lookout in Wilmington.… >>More

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Beds at Boreas Ponds?

Environmental groups are alarmed by a conceptual proposal floated by the Cuomo administration to establish lodging facilities near Boreas Ponds—in… >>More


The Video Room

Hull Falls In Slow Motion

Hull Falls is on the East Branch of the Ausable River in Keene in the Adirondack Park. >>More

News Releases

ADK Updates Northville-Placid Trail Guidebook

Lake George, N.Y.—ADK has released the fifth edition of its Adirondack Mountain Club Northville-Placid Trail in time for the Northville-Placid… >>More

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Lake George ‘Million Dollar Beach’ Closed Again by E coli

After several false starts this season, Million Dollar Beach in Lake George is closed again — just two weeks from… >>More

Outdoor Recreation

DEC Seeks Volunteers for Trail Maintenance in Adirondacks

DEC is seeking volunteers to maintain trails in the towns of Peru and Black Brook in Clinton County and town… >>More


PROTECT Statement On End Of 2017 Legislative Session

What follows is a statement issued by PROTECT.  The 2017 New York State Legislative session ended on June 21st as both… >>More

Adirondack Almanack

Garden Blight: Better Never Than Late

It’s not too early to start thinking about late blight. No relation to early blight, with which it shares a… >>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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