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ADK Applauds Governor Cuomo’s Proposal to Ban Styrofoam Food Containers and Packaging Materials across New York State


December 19th, 2019 Governor Cuomo’s proposal of a statewide ban on polystyrene styrofoam food containers and loose fill packaging materials is a move that ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club) fully supports. Styrene, a component of polystyrene, is a suspected carcinogen and neurotoxin. Humans ingest styrene when it migrates into food and READ MORE

Help Protect Our Alpine Zones


You and I have something in common: our love of the Adirondack Mountains. We are awed by their beauty and lured by their wild, natural state. We are also keenly aware that, despite their stoic and unyielding facade, our Adirondack Mountains are vulnerable. Heavy use puts the High Peaks Wilderness, 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

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

ADK to Host Leave No Trace Hot Spot in Eastern High Peaks Wilderness this August


April 29, 2019 (Lake Placid, NY) The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics and its Subaru Traveling Trainer team are partnering with ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club), the New York State Department of Conservation (DEC), and other regional organizations to host community programs and education activities from August 7 to READ MORE

Dress for (Immersion) Success!


The temperature (air) has hit 50 for the first time in 5 months... Are YOU ready to paddle yet?? We're all looking forward to getting our of our winter caves and back on the waves. Of course, this time of year we'll be getting our ‘sea legs' back under us READ MORE

Celebrate Earth Day by Working for Wilderness


Volunteer Outside Whether with ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club) or an organization in your neighborhood, volunteering to improve your wild spaces is a great way to ensure they stay healthy for future generations. ADK has projects from May through August, which can be found on our website. Learn the 7 Leave READ MORE

The Garden Parking Lot in Keene Valley will be Closed for Summer 2019


Press release from the Town of Keene: The Garden Parking Lot at the Garden Trailhead – one of the main access points to the eastern High Peak Wilderness – will be closed to public motor vehicles during the spring and summer of 2019 due to the replacement of the Johns READ MORE

Mud, Bugs, and Bog Bridges


Just us. No streets, no cities, no nothing. Just my fellow trail workers, the clouds, the mountains, and the tall trees that swayed lazily in the breeze. I was on a week-long high school trail project with ADK, working near the shores of Spruce Lake along the Northville-Placid Trail (NPT). The assignment was READ MORE

Tick-Borne Diseases


With an estimated 52,000 new cases of Lyme disease in 2017 in New York State alone, we cannot afford to let our guard down. Last year's budget provided $1 million in funding for public awareness, treatment, and prevention of Lyme disease and other TBDs. There has been a significant increase READ MORE