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Adirondack Explorer

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How green is Stefanik? 

North Country’s congresswoman
increasingly votes for the environment.

On the photographic trail 

Carl Heilman’s latest Adirondack book
beckons hikers to the park.

Oases amid food deserts 

Small communities seek alternatives as
grocery stores get farther from home.

A peaceful lake vista 

Cook Mountain Preserve offers Lake George views without Lake George crowds.

Iron determination 

Stricken with a disease that robs mobility, one man seeks the extreme challenge of Ironman Lake Placid.

Bandmates for science 

Bird enthusiasts flock to Crown Point to trap and band birds for national database.

New trails in Old Forge 

Cyclists carve out a mountain biking
destination on the park’s western edge.

Green groups explained 

As a new nonprofit organizes, the Explorer examines what sets all the activists apart.

A classic kids’ hike 

Pitchoff is a fun and scenic day trip to
remember and revisit when the next

generation comes along.

20 years on the river 

The Ausable Two-Fly Challenge heads
into its third decade reuniting fishing friends and family.

High Peaks, low crowds 

The Nippletop-Dial loop is a hike away from the more peopled paths of the park’s busiest region.

Champion paddle trips 

Celebrate two decades of access by paddling a northern Adirondack route in former timberlands.

Counting on the census 

Park communities want to avoid a 2020
undercount that could leave the North Country disadvantaged.



Brief Bio  




It’s Debatable  


On the Wild Side  


Naturalist’s Lens  

Views of the Park  

Book Reviews  

Book Explorer