About Us

The Adirondack Explorer is dedicated to promoting the wise use, public enjoyment and lasting protection of Adirondack Park by providing a unique journalistic voice for the Park. First published in 1998, the nonprofit Explorer gets the message out through its bimonthly magazine and its digital offerings, including the best-read online news journal in the Park, the Adirondack Almanack (http://www.adirondackalmanack.com).

The magazine covers the people, places and politics of the region with a special emphasis on the Park’s wildlife, natural attributes, conservation needs and recreational opportunities. Every issue includes several narratives about excursions you and your family can take in the Park.

In addition, subscribers receive the Annual Outings Guide a yearly collection of the best excursion stories from the Explorer, to help you plan your own Adirondack adventures.

The magazine is also available in digital form, with the vivid presentation of iPad and Android mobile devices as well as desktop computers. The banner link at the bottom of this page will take you to sample editions of both print and digital editions. You may also check out the sample stories displayed below.

The Explorer offers daily blogs and news links on this site and a wide variety of Adirondack voices, subjects and commentary on the Adirondack Almanack. In 2014, the Explorer began publishing family-oriented guide books to short hikes in various regions of the Adirondacks. This year, the fourth in the series will be published, a guidebook on the state’s newly acquired Finch Pruyn lands.

As a nonprofit, the Explorer relies on tax-deductible contributions from supporters as well as subscription and advertising revenue. Without this help from our readers we wouldn’t be able to bring you this publication.

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Recent Features from Adirondack Explorer

History & Culture

A mountain ministry

Publisher Tom Woodman interviews Rev. Philip Allen, pastor of St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Indian Lake The Reverend Philip Allen is… >>More

Outdoor Recreation

A new, improved view

Snowshoers can enjoy a wild panorama from the newly restored fire tower on St. Regis Mountain. By Mike Lynch As… >>More

Natural History

History, natural and human

The largely abandoned Wardsboro Road near Lake George connects the present with the past. By David Thomas-Train The midsection of Lake George,… >>More


The Explorer team is committed to bringing you the Adirondack’s best reporting, writing, photography and artwork.
From left: Founder Dick Beamish, Board Chair Charlotte Hall, Publisher Tom Woodman, Customer Service Director Andreas Mowka, Associate Publisher Betsy Dirnberger, Designer Sue Bibeau and Editor Phil Brown.

From left: Founder Dick Beamish, Board Chair Charlotte Hall, Publisher Tom Woodman, Customer Service Director Andreas Mowka, Associate Publisher Betsy Dirnberger, Designer Sue Bibeau and Editor Phil Brown.