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Lisa Ballard wins award for ‘Explorer’ story

Saranac Lake native Lisa Ballard has won a national award for a story about hiking with her brother that appeared in the Adirondack Explorer. Her… >>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

Parking area location is hot topic at Boreas Ponds meeting

Even before New York State bought the Boreas Ponds Tract in 2016, people started arguing about how close to the ponds the public should be… >>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

DEC seeking public input on recreational opportunities in Boreal South Management Unit

DEC seeking public input on recreational opportunities in Boreal South Management Unit

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is seeking public input to improve recreational opportunities and natural resource… >>More

Explorer Reports

State seeks to prevent algae blooms on Champlain, Lake George

By Michael Virtanen New York environmental authorities and stakeholders have issued detailed plans for preventing harmful algae blooms on Lake Champlain and Lake George, which… >>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

Adirondack Explorer Publishes Outings Guide

The Adirondack Explorer recently published a special edition of its Annual Outings Guide in commemoration of the magazine’s twentieth anniversary.… >>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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