About Us

Our mission: Through its news reporting and analysis, the nonprofit Adirondack Explorer furthers the wise stewardship, public enjoyment for all, community vitality, and lasting protection of the Adirondack Park.

How we do it: Our reporters dig deeply into the issues on which the future of the park rests—the impact of climate change on our ecosystem, the challenges of keeping our waters clean and our wilderness areas wild, and the health and economic vitality of Adirondack communities. Our recreation stories provide ideas for enjoying this special place with hikes, paddles, skis, fishing and bicycling.

The hunger for this news—and reliable facts—is greater than ever.

First published in 1998, the nonprofit Explorer gets the message out through its bimonthly magazine and its digital offerings, including the Adirondack Explorer website (Adirondackexplorer.org) Adirondack Almanack (http://www.adirondackalmanack.com) and weekly and daily email newsletters (sign up here). The Explorer offers daily news on AdirondackExplorer.org and a wide variety of Adirondack voices, subjects and commentary on AdirondackAlmanack.com.

The magazine is also available in digital form and in addition to six magazines a year, 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.

In 2014, the Explorer began publishing family-oriented guide books to short hikes in various regions of the Adirondacks. This year, the sixth in the series, “12 Short Hikes on Preserves Near Lake George” was published.

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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The Explorer team is committed to bringing you the Adirondacks’ best reporting, writing, photography and artwork. Click here to meet the team.

Adirondack Explorer Board August 2018

Adirondack Explorer Board of Directors

  • Richard Beamish
  • Tom Curley, Chairman
  • Adam Federman
  • Charlotte Hall
  • George Hearst III
  • Tamara Jolly
  • Larry Master
  • Ed McNeil
  • Tracy Ormsbee, Secretary
  • Lynne C. Poteau
  • Laurel Skarbinski
  • Rex Smith
  • Curt Stiles, Finance Officer
  • Timothy L. Thompson, Vice Chairman
  • Charles B. Updike
  • Bridget Williams
  • Craig Weatherup
  • Robert F. Worth
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