About Adirondack Explorer

The Adirondack Explorer is a nonprofit magazine covering the Adirondack Park's environment, recreation and communities.

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  1. Lorraine Duvall says

    Read the stories of a group of Adirondack women continuing to paddle as they age. These inspiration stories have been published in the Adirondack Almanack and in the award winning book, “In Praise of Quiet Waters: Finding Solitude and Adventure in the Wild Adirondacks.”

  2. Lorraine Duvall says

    A great Adirondack woman was Barbara McMartin. Her legacy continues through her books. She was the author of 25 books including guidebooks and histories of the Adirondacks. Her 2002 book, Perspectives on the Adirondacks: A Thirty-year Struggle by People Protecting Their Treasure is a treasure in itself.
    At an Adirondack Research Consortium meeting in Lake Placid in 2005 Barbara McMartin moderated a plenary session entitled: Developing a Research Agenda for the Adirondacks and was presented an award for her contributions to the Park. She died a few months later. She received many awards throughout the years, including one from Governor George Pataki. She chaired the Forest Preserve Advisory Committee from 1979 to 2003 where she helped write many policies.
    Barbara McMartin’s straight talk was well known around the Park. She told it like she saw it – what we needed to do to preserve the lands, water, and air while making a greater piece of the Park available to more people.

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