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Tank cars

Schumer joins fight against tank cars on Adirondack rail line

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer has written a letter to a federal agency condemning the storage of empty tanker cars on a rail line in the… >>More

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Ausable River Ice Jam

Ice Jams develop on the West Branch of the Ausable River

Heavy rains and melting snow in the mountains caused ice to break up on the east, west, and main branches of the Ausable River today.… >>More

In this Magazine

Tim Burke has an Olympic gold in his sights

Tim Burke grew up in Paul Smiths, New York, and now lives in Lake Placid. He will be competing in his fourth Winter Olympics and… >>More


The Video Room

A lunchtime ski at Dewey Mountain

Explorer Editor Phil Brown skis to the summit of Dewey Mountain during his lunch break. >>More

News Releases

Andrew Cuomo

Governor Cuomo releases 2018-19 budget proposal

Governor Andrew Cuomo released his 2018-19 budget proposal on Tuesday. Following is Protect the Adirondacks’ news release on what’s in… >>More

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Tank cars near Boreas River

Is rail car storage violating Wild, Scenic and Recreational Rivers System Act?

Adirondack Wild and the nonprofit law firm Earthjustice are urging the Adirondack Park Agency (APA) in a letter to use… >>More

Outdoor Recreation

Skiing Avalanche Pass

Revisiting a classic Adirondack ski

On a clear day, skiers can obtain a spectacular view from the middle of the frozen Avalanche Lake of Algonquin… >>More


Great Lakes Author Dan Egan talks about invasive species

There’s an urgency to “The Death and Life of the Great Lakes” by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Great Lakes reporter Dan… >>More

Adirondack Almanack

Winter Birding Weekend Planned For Long Lake

The Town of Long Lake is planning a Winter Birding Weekend for January 27-28. Events will include field trips, 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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