Climate goals, green energy projects, trail work, High Peaks visitor management among topics brought up during hearing By Gwendolyn Craig Lawmakers grilled state department heads about Gov. Kathy Hochul’s proposed environmental conservation … [Read more...] about State’s environmental conservation budget receives lawmakers’ scrutiny
As mountain communities grapple with how to best manage increase in visitors, Explorer looks to how other places are dealing By Gwendolyn Craig The Mountain Wanderer book and map store on the Kancamagus Highway in New Hampshire shuttered for … [Read more...] about Has any park gotten it right? Can we?
Do the experiences in the Catskills travel to the Adirondacks? By Gwendolyn Craig It was a chilly and rainy Monday in September just after 8 a.m. The 70-spot parking lot of the Adirondack Mountain Reserve contained eight cars, one belonging to … [Read more...] about Permits in the preserves
ADK's first Black Summit Steward encourages people of color to explore Adirondack trails By Cloey Callahan, Times Union She grew up in the Town of Newburgh and by high school had joined her high school’s cross-country team, kickstarting her … [Read more...] about ‘Everyone should have access to this joy’
State and local officials see demand for High Peaks shuttles, despite low ridership this year By Gwendolyn Craig Two hiker shuttle buses in the central Adirondack Park High Peaks saw low ridership in their late-season start, but state and local … [Read more...] about Dual hiker shuttle programs wrap up season
Editor's note: We've confirmed with the Adirondack Mountain Reserve that the parking reservation system will open Monday, April 17 for the 2023 hiking season. A permit to hike will be needed starting May 1. (The reservation system will be in place … [Read more...] about AMR permits: Your questions answered