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OSI protects 1,200 acres in Adirondacks

The Open Space Institute has purchased 1,200 acres abutting the Hammond Pond Wild Forest in the eastern Adirondacks, with an eye toward selling the land… >>More

View Finder

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

Generations of Hornbecks on the trail to Castle Rock

The hike, up Castle Rock in Blue Mountain Lake in July, was a big deal for us. Dad was an avid hiker for years until… >>More

The Video Room

How far is 200 feet?

Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics recommends walking 200 feet to reduce the chances of contaminating water sources and… >>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

Route 73

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


Road salt lawsuit looms as residents fight contamination

New York spent about $214 million in the last snowplowing year, according to New York's Office of General Services. >>More

Adirondack Almanack

Lake Placid’s Olympic Sliding Track Begins Season

The New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) opened the combined bobsled, luge and skeleton track at the Olympic… >>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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