Oregon firm worked on Acadia National Park reservation system By Gwendolyn Craig A Portland, Oregon-based research and planning firm will help the state address increased visitation in parts of the Adirondack Park’s High Peaks and the … [Read more...] about DEC awards contract for visitor management framework
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What’s next for free shuttles in the Adirondacks?
Data shows low ridership during 2022 season By Gwendolyn Craig The second year of a free hiker shuttle on state Route 73 through the Adirondacks' eastern High Peaks did not transport as many hikers as some would have liked. The state and its … [Read more...] about What’s next for free shuttles in the Adirondacks?
Tracking changes to alpine vegetation
Summit steward report shows 2022 saw fewer High Peaks hikers By Mike Lynch In its end of season report for 2022, the Adirondack High Peaks Summit Stewardship Program reported 32,844 hiker contacts between Memorial Day and Indigenous Peoples … [Read more...] about Tracking changes to alpine vegetation
Officials tout year 2 of AMR reservation ‘pilot’
Adirondack Mountain Reserve presses to make system permanent By Gwendolyn Craig Trustees of the Adirondack Mountain Reserve in the High Peaks want to keep a pilot reservation system permanent, though the state Department of Environmental … [Read more...] about Officials tout year 2 of AMR reservation ‘pilot’
ADK makes progress with Mount Jo trail refresh
New route is more gradual; seen as model for future trail work By Tim Rowland Over the decades, many people’s first impression of an Adirondack hike has been Mount Jo, a tiny little peak with a great big view, located only a few steps from the … [Read more...] about ADK makes progress with Mount Jo trail refresh
Stewards point the way
At trailheads and summits around the Northeast, stewards provide some words and a welcome By Gwendolyn Craig Stephanie Ley looked like she had just heard a sour note. The 32-year-old watched one hiker after another weave through the trees at … [Read more...] about Stewards point the way