Park managers aim for ease and access with reservations By Gwendolyn Craig Madison Fox had heard tickets to see the sunrise on Maine’s Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park would go fast. Cadillac is renowned for being the first place in … [Read more...] about Take a number or wait in line?
A look at efforts to build lasting routes in Whites, Adks By Mike Lynch Ally Scholtz stood on a ledge, looking out at the Crawford Path and Presidential Range in the direction of New Hampshire's Mount Washington, the Northeast's highest peak at … [Read more...] about Sustainable trails, thoughtful designs
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
Coalitions are key to centers, websites and platforms to informing visitors By Mike Lynch On summer weekends, Crawford Notch State Park in the White Mountains of New Hampshire bustles with activity. Vehicles fill trailhead parking lots and … [Read more...] about The power of partners
Managers expand parking and shuttles to deal with busy hiking destinations By Gwendolyn Craig John DeVivo has had it with hikers. Their cars clog up the roads and parking lots of Franconia Notch State Park in New Hampshire, 600 to 800 … [Read more...] about How successful park shuttles could be an example for the Adirondacks
The Adirondack Explorer set out during the 2021 hiking season to learn more about visitor management strategies being tried—and some that seem to be working—in other popular recreation areas. Over the course of the next several issues of … [Read more...] about Solutions reporting: Visitor management