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DEC rebuilds road in Boreas Ponds tract

The Gulf Brook Road was in bad shape when I visited Boreas Ponds in June. So bad that it took thirty minutes to drive my… >>More

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A look at Lake Champlain cormorants (photo gallery)

Crown Point bridge, Four Brothers Islands, and Rouses Point are a few of the places where you can find them in large numbers. The dark… >>More

In this Magazine

Oil pollution still oozes at Star Lake mine

Cleaning up oil pollution at the J&L mine site in star lake will cost $30 million. >>More

The Video Room

How to poop outside

Learn about proper techniques for pooping outside in this instructional video by the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics. >>More

News Releases

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Rangers rescue campers and hikers

On Oct. 11 at 9:09 p.m., Ray Brook Dispatch received a request for assistance from two hikers, 25 and 26… >>More

Explorer Reports

‘Explorer’ paddling rights case in judge’s hands after trial

A new ruling is expected by year’s end in the eight-year-old lawsuit that pits landowners against outside paddlers over rights to a two-mile waterway in… >>More

Outdoor Recreation

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Columbus Day weekend at High Peaks trailheads: 1,300 shuttle rides, 27 parking tickets

About 300 people hiked a new Van Ho trail instead of shuttling to Cascade, according to the New York Department… >>More


DEC backs extended hunting camps leases, land offset

The original 1999 easement, for which the state paid $1.7 million, allowed six hunting camps in perpetuity, requiring removal of… >>More

Adirondack Almanack

Mallards: The Chevy Impala of Ducks

My francophone wife is often amused as I commence à apprendre la langue, like the time I said connard when… >>More

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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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