Trail Work Report: Avalanche Lake


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!


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


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


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


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


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

Trails Guide Us


Photo by Joanne Kennedy Trails guide us. To a destination, yes, but more importantly, trails take us on a journey. They provide a path to discovery, ask us to ponder our place in the universe, and sometimes compel us to face our fears. On the trail we can READ MORE

Hemlocks Treated in Plotterkill, Anchor Diamond Preserves


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


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

Nine Pin Cider Donates More Than $4,000 to ADK


May 20, 2019 ALBANY, N.Y.  — Nine Pin Cider, New York’s first farm cidery, presented a donation of more than $4,000 to ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club) as part of their partnership and collaboration for the 26er Cider Series. First taking place in 2016, the 26er Series resumed in 2018 and now READ MORE