A long history of getting outside in the Adirondack Park
In his groundbreaking 1869 guidebook, “Adventures in the Wilderness, Camp-Life in the Adirondacks,” Boston preacher William H.H. Murray wrote that spending time recreating in nature rejuvenates both body and spirit for the city dweller: “I deem the excursion eminently adapted to restore impaired health. I most highly recommend a month’s experience among the pines.”
Since then, millions of people have sought “R&R” in the Adirondack region. With millions of acres of public land, containing hundreds of mountains to hike and thousands of miles of lakes and rivers to paddle, the Adirondack Park is a year-round destination.
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HOW TO GUIDES
Get started in a variety of popular outdoor activities in the Adirondacks
POPULAR POSTS: HIKING
Some ideas for hiking trips before the ski and snowshoe seasons get fully underway.
At 3,460 feet, Mount Adams is one of the higher fire tower peaks.
Organizations are coming up with a plan to educate visitors about the challenging and unpredictable conditions that exist in April.
POPULAR POSTS: PADDLING
A homage to an overlooked, yet quiet place.
An easy, two-car, mostly flatwater float along the Oswegatchie between Cranberry Lake and Newton Falls.
More than 700 paddlers from all over the country gathered in Old Forge this morning for the 40th anniversary of the Adirondack Canoe Classic, also known as the 90-Miler.
POPULAR POSTS: BIKING
Several dozen people gathered Friday afternoon in North Elba to celebrate the official opening.
Exploring rail history on an 18-mile bike ride through an underused part of the northern Adirondacks
Annual Bike the Barns event brings attention to Adirondack agricultural heritage
POPULAR POSTS: WINTER SPORTS
Historic, challenging ski hill has been open to uphill skiers but wants to revive lifts
The Saranac Lake 3P (pole/pedal/paddle) will consist of six legs over nearly 14 miles, including skiing trails at Mount Pisgah and Dewey Mountain.