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DEC to close road to Boreas Ponds for repairs

The state Department of Environmental Conservation plans to close Gulf Brook Road, the dirt thoroughfare leading to Boreas Ponds, on weekdays so it can repair… >>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

Raising Kane

It’s scary to get lost while hiking. It’s worse when you have children who depend on you to deliver them safely out of the woods. >>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

Silver Bay YMCA setting new waste water standard on Lake George

Silver Bay YMCA setting new waste water standard on Lake George

Silver Bay, NY: The Silver Bay YMCA Conference and Family Retreat Center plans to modernize its waste water capabilities in… >>More

Explorer Reports

ORDA seeks to modernize cross-country-ski center

The Olympic Regional Development Authority hopes to begin construction this year on what winter-sports enthusiasts hope will be a “magical” transformation of the historic Van… >>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

Environment

Conservation Subdivision Design bill fails

The New York state Legislative Session came to a close Wednesday without addressing several key Adirondack Park issues including a… >>More

Adirondack Almanack

Blue Mountain Lake: Chauncey Hathorn and Bennett Brothers

On a cool autumn evening in 1874, 19-year-old Edward Bennett stood in line holding his two dollar ticket and waited… >>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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