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For the Love of Wild People

2020-02-04T14:18:25-05:00

There are certain aspects one anticipates before arriving at the Adirondak Loj. In the summer, it’s the haunting call of a loon in the evening as the sun sets behind Nye Mountain. When autumn settles in, we trade prospects of loons for the vibrant, variegated leaves that will blanket Mt. READ MORE

5 Adirondack Winter Hiking Tips

2020-02-04T14:18:26-05:00

While winter hiking in the Adirondacks has the potential to be an incredible experience, it requires an extra level of preparation to ensure safety and comfort. Here are five tips that will help you plan for your next winter adventure. 1. Less is Not Necessarily More In cold temperatures, your READ MORE

ADK Builds Education Facility

2020-02-04T14:18:28-05:00

ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club) has built an education facility at the Heart Lake Program Center.  The facility comprises of three Pacific Yurts; one 30 foot diameter classroom yurt and two 20 foot diameter yurts for sleeping quarters.  This space will be used to facilitate the more than 85 outdoor skills workshops, Leave READ MORE

ADK’s Genesee Valley Outdoor Expo

2020-02-04T14:18:30-05:00

The energy was palpable and VERY contagious! It would be impossible to leave the ADK-GVC Outdoor Expo not motivated to spend more time outside. The event was full of hands-on activities from testing out a canoe, kayak, or hammock, making a pinecone bird feeder or survival bracelet, to workshops that READ MORE

Hiking Preparedness

2020-02-04T14:18:31-05:00

A walk in the woods should always warrant a need for certain gear in your bag.  You may never need to use any of these items but it is always better to have and not use than to not have and need.  With the number of people, realizing the benefits READ MORE

Responsible Hiking During Mud Season

2018-05-20T19:02:55-04:00

It’s always surprising when I’m hiking along a trail and step into what I thought was a shallow mud puddle, only to suddenly let out a whoop of shock as mucky water swamps up above my ankles and goes into my boots. To some, the feeling of wet, mucky boots READ MORE

The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF)

2020-02-04T14:18:31-05:00

Congress established the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) in 1964, but without your help it will not be reauthorized. The LWCF, which is funded by a small portion of federal offshore drilling fees, was created to protect our land, water and recreational areas as well as improve outdoor recreational READ MORE

Introducing a New Edition, Soon to Be Released: Eastern Trails

2018-07-20T17:26:18-04:00

The fifth edition of Adirondack Mountain Club Eastern Trails, available this spring from ADK’s retail outlets and online at www.adk.org, is a substantial revision of the fourth. Editor David Thomas-Train has spent much time exploring this beautiful area, which is bordered by Lake Champlain on the east and the High READ MORE

Being Considerate of Private Property

2020-02-04T14:18:33-05:00

Natural landscapes provide something for everyone, which is why so many people chose to participate in different forms of outdoor recreation. Exploring stretches of uninterrupted forests, where you might not encounter someone for hours at a time, helps us shift our focus away from everyday affairs, but we have to READ MORE

Adirondack Mountain Club and Nine Pin Cider Works Announce Partnership

2017-12-20T14:53:09-05:00

December 20, 2017 (Lake George, NY) ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club) and Nine Pin Cider Works, New York's first farm cidery based in Albany, N.Y., have teamed up to promote the second annual Nine Pin 26er challenge. A portion of 26er sales will support ADK's Summit Stewardship Program. Nine Pin has READ MORE