About Zachary Matson

Zachary Matson has been an environmental reporter for the Explorer since October 2021. He is focused on the many issues impacting water and the people, plants and wildlife that rely on it in the Adirondack Park. Zach worked at daily newspapers in Missouri, Arizona and New York for nearly a decade, most recently working as the education reporter for six years at the Daily Gazette in Schenectady.

Reader Interactions


  1. Nate says

    I hope that well the winter months continue past this season, that the adk will be able to maintain at least part of the ski shop. That shop is by far the best for sales of consignment gear combined with very knowledgeable staff

    • Sally says

      Totally agree! I have also purchased new gear there that simply not available anywhere else in NYS. I like to look at the stuff before I buy, online purchase is just not as good. I will really miss that ski shop.

  2. Nathan says

    I have enjoyed many full moon parties there, hosted some bonfires for Art back in the late 80’s, dragging fire wood and kegs out on an old chevy truck hood and skandak. Many great times skiing and hanging out in resturant. I hope the skiing, food and bar will remain. The ski shop where i have bought many sets of skis, knowledgeable staff. please add to the great place, not take away!

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