The Adirondack Explorer set out to learn more about visitor management strategies being tried—and some that seem to be working—in other popular recreation areas. Throughout 2022, the Explorer dove into shuttle systems, trail maintenance, permits, stewardship programs and more. Some of these ideas are already underway in the Adirondacks.
As mountain communities grapple with how to best manage increase in visitors, the Explorer looks to how other places are dealing
The advisory committee’s report for the High Peaks acknowledged that there will need to be more than one strategy to help manage visitors, and not every strategy will work everywhere in the park.
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