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Trail Work Report: Avalanche Lake

2020-02-04T14:18:21-05:00

June 26, 2019 For most of June, ADK's (Adirondack Mountain Club's) professional trail crew—often referred to as the "pro crew"—has been working on the one mile stretch of trail bordering Avalanche Lake in the Eastern High Peaks Wilderness. Avalanche Lake, a popular destination due to its dramatic rock formations and READ MORE

Meet the Naturalists!

2020-02-04T14:18:21-05:00

June 20, 2019 Every summer, ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club) brings in five naturalist interns to the Adirondak Loj and Heart Lake Program Center. Using their unique interests and experiences, they are each tasked with creating a guided walk program that focuses on a specific topic. In years past, we have READ MORE

The Lost Pond Nature Trail: From Dream to Reality

2020-02-04T14:18:21-05:00

June 12, 2019 By Jamie Savage Transcribed from his ribbon cutting ceremony speech on May 31st, 2019 In conjunction with National Trails Day and the 10th Anniversary of the opening of the Cranberry Lake 50, we are here to celebrate the opening of another new trail in the Cranberry Lake READ MORE

Five Summer Opportunities for Kids to Get Outside

2020-02-04T14:18:21-05:00

June 9, 2019 Looking for ways to get your kids outside this summer? Here are a few ways that you and your young adventurers can get out in the Adirondacks, both with ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club) and other local organizations. Heart Lake Naturalist Programs Starting at the end of June READ MORE

The USACE is Updating the Kinzua Dam and Allegheny River Master Plan

2020-02-04T14:18:21-05:00

June 6, 2019 Take Action to protect the Allegheny River Watershed, including the Allegany State Park, and to address the ongoing injustice to the Seneca Nation. In the 1960s, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers invaded and seized the sovereign lands of the Seneca Nation at Allegany in western New READ MORE

Summit Stewards Begin 2019 Season, Mark 30th Year of Program

2020-02-04T14:18:21-05:00

June 1, 2019 The past few weeks marked the beginning of another summer of stewarding for the Adirondack High Peaks Summit Stewardship Program. But this isn't just any season: it's the 30th anniversary of the program, marking three decades of successful public education and alpine stewardship. Here's what you need READ MORE

Hemlocks Treated in Plotterkill, Anchor Diamond Preserves

2020-02-04T14:18:22-05:00

May 28, 2019 By Mal Provost This article originally appeared in the ADK Schenectady Chapter newsletter, "The Lookout" Pesticide technicians and volunteers in the Capital Region finally got a weather break in early May. Taking advantage of a dry spring day—a requirement for pesticide treatments, and a rarity this time READ MORE

Hungry Hiker Grand Opening set for Memorial Day Weekend

2020-02-04T14:18:22-05:00

May 23, 2019 Memorial Day Weekend marks the grand opening of ADK’s (Adirondack Mountain Club’s) new dining option at our Heart Lake property: The Hungry Hiker. Based out of a newly constructed building located adjacent to the High Peaks Information Center (HPIC) and parking lot complex, The Hungry Hiker is READ MORE

A Voice for the Mountains

2020-02-04T14:18:22-05:00

May 9, 2019 One Summit Steward shares her love for the mountains we call home, and asks for your help in protecting them. When asked to explain my summer job it usually comes out something like this: “Well, I’m a summit steward, so I work on top of a mountain READ MORE

Changes to High Peaks Regulations Coming in 2020

2020-02-04T14:18:22-05:00

April 24th, 2019 In 2018, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) released an amendment to the Unit Management Plan (pdf link) for the High Peaks Wilderness Complex. This document, which addresses a broad range of topics from biodiversity to recreation regulations, represents a series of actions that READ MORE