Current Campaigns

Trails Campaign

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 be carefree, primal, and truly alive.  Trails quietly draw us into a personal and respectful relationship with the land.  And trails, built durably and responsibly, help protect our wild places.  Read More.

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Invest in Nature

As a champion of the land, you want to see New York’s wilderness safeguarded against environmental threats and improper use.  You rightfully expect safe and accessible trails, clean waterways, and thriving ecosystems in our forest preserves.  You won’t stand for pollution and acid rain.  ADK is with you, working diligently on behalf of our beloved natural places.  Everything we do hinges on the support of caring people like you. ADK’s critical work can only be accomplished with your support.  Every alpine plant saved, every trail cleared, every hiker informed, and every acre protected starts with you. Read More.

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Support ADK Advocacy

It is no longer deniable; climate change is real. And our reliance on fossil fuels is certain to bring dire and irreversible changes much sooner than previously thought, according to a recent New York Times article, “Coal is Killing the Planet. Trump Loves It.,” October 8, 2018.  The EPA’s proposed Affordable Clean Energy Rule and weakening of the Mercury Rule will have devastating effects on our beloved Adirondacks and Catskills. Your gift today ensures ADK is poised and ready to take action against these threats at both the state and federal level. Read More.

Stand with ADK to protect our environment!

Summit Stewardship Program

Donors who support the Summit Stewards are helping protect twenty-seven of New York’s rare, threatened, and endangered alpine plant species, an important component in fulfilling our Stewardship Mission.

Summit Stewards work atop Mt. Marcy and Algonquin every day of the week, five months of the year, and are positioned on seven other peaks throughout the season. Summit stewarding is hard, sometimes dangerous work, but it is sweetened by beautiful vistas. Although they may be wet, cold, tired, and talked-out, they will still say hello to you and engage you in conversation, hoping you will ask a question or want to listen as they interpret for you.

Your gift protects fragile alpine plants from hiker trampling. Some of these plants are so rare they are at risk of extinction. Read more.


Education Campaign

Your donation today will allow the next generation of conservationists to get out there and fall in love with nature. You decide if you want to help younger children or teenagers. No matter which you choose, you are making a difference – being their hero!


Three Seasons at Heart Lake

If you agree that ADK needs to reach the next generation and that students need time in nature, then please make your gift today. If you have ever wondered how kids today can live near New York State’s remarkable wild forest preserves and not know an eft from an elbow, then join us as we introduce them to the gift the state’s forebearers left for us all. Soon the wild waters and lands will be theirs to protect. Your gift today means 300 children will be better prepared to assume this responsibility.


Sustain ADK’s Heart Lake and Johns Brook Properties

Your donation will help ADK care for its essential Heart Lake and Johns Brook properties. These beloved places are steeped in Adirondack tradition, provide unforgettable wilderness experiences, and are central to ADK’s mission to teach responsible recreation and stewardship. With your gift, ADK is better able to serve and educate property visitors and guests now and into the future.


Wilderness Legal Defense Fund

The ADK Wilderness Legal Defense Fund was established to ensure that ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club) is able to pursue legal actions in a timely manner to protect our precious natural resources. ADK’s victory over the Lows Lake wilderness classification was a result of such necessary legal action. Legal battles are expensive and often take a long period of time. This fund readies ADK to take legal action, if and when necessary. ADK Wilderness Legal Defense Fund is being managed by Adirondack Foundation (previously Adirondack Community Trust).



Your gift to AmazonSmiles helps protect and advocate for New York State’s wild lands and waters while also teaching people who to enjoy natural places responsibly.

Contact Lynn Shanks at 518.668.4447 ext. 23 for information about making a gift of stock or other assets.


Mail your donation to:
814 Goggins Road
Lake George, NY 12845