ADK Applauds Creation of Adirondack, Catskill Park Coordinator Positions


November 29, 2021 ADK applauds the NYSDEC for creating two new coordinator positions for the Adirondack and Catskill Parks. The park coordinators will provide crucial leadership in both regions by evaluating and revising the NYSDEC’s Forest Preserve policies and procedures. This will include drawing from visitor data, community feedback, the READ MORE

Winter Gear: Canister Stoves


The following appeared in the 2021 Nov/Dec issue of Adirondac Magazine By Tom Hart Canister stoves offer a convenient and relatively lightweight means of either cooking meals and preparing hot drinks in the backcountry or providing hot water for an unanticipated night out in the woods. Canister stoves generally provide READ MORE

Five Ways You Made an Impact in 2021


November 24, 2021 Since 1922, ADK has been teaching people how to explore and protect New York’s public lands and waters. Over that time, we have empowered millions of outdoor recreators by welcoming them into a community centered around education and stewardship. This impact has been made possible thanks to READ MORE

Town of North Elba Supports Mt. Jo Trail Project


November 12, 2021 The Town of North Elba has awarded ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club) a $50,000 grant from the Local Enhancement & Advancement Fund (LEAF) to improve accessibility on the Mt. Jo Long Trail. Serving over 15,000 hikers a year, Mt. Jo is an iconic mountain in North Elba that READ MORE

Conservation and Advocacy Report – November 2021


The following is a summary of key conservation and advocacy efforts by ADK. Interested in learning more? Subscribe to our email list and to our bi-monthly magazine, Adirondac. Update: Catskill Advisory Group Since November 2020, ADK has been participating in the governor-appointed Catskill Strategic Planning Advisory Group (CAG), which has been meeting READ MORE

By the Numbers – ADK’s 2021 Trail Work Impact


With projects and programs limited last year we were reminded of just how important trail work is to the stewardship of public lands. Heading into this summer, we were eager to resume normal trail work operations, which included hosting a successful ADK Trails Day at the Heart Lake Program Center, READ MORE

Summit Stewardship Program 2021 End of Season Report


By Kayla White, Stewardship Manager In its 32nd year, the Adirondack High Peaks Summit Stewardship Program has adapted and continued to protect the alpine ecosystem while expanding its outreach through new avenues. With changing state and federal guidelines and an increased understanding of the pandemic, we were able to safely hire READ MORE

Adirondack 46ers Give Back to ADK Trails Program


October 26, 2021 – Lake Placid, NY – For the twenty-first consecutive year, the Adirondack 46ers have pledged support for ADK’s (Adirondack Mountain Club’s) professional trail crew by announcing a $46,000 donation to fund trail projects in the High Peaks Wilderness for the 2022 season. This is in addition to a READ MORE

The First Black Summit Steward and the Journey to Representation


By Klarisse Torriente It was the day before Father’s Day when I asked my dad to meet me at the trailhead of Wyndham Peak in the Catskills. We were slated to do our first hike together since we attempted when I was 8, and failed miserably. Of course I picked READ MORE

Choosing the Right Path: A Muddy Day with Fourth Graders


By Tom Manitta & Maggie Newell Fall is a very popular time of year at Heart Lake. Vibrant leaves and cool weather are a welcome relief after the bugs and heat of summer. With the brisk breeze comes another exciting thing for ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club) educators: it's the start READ MORE