Mud Season: Adirondack’s Fifth Season


Locals living in mountain communities and the hollows below refer to it as the fifth season.  Wives tales stretch back to the horse and buggy days.  You can hear all the locals collectively breathe a sigh of relief, as this month long period offers them respite from seasonal workers and READ MORE

ididaride! 75-mile Bike Tour of the Adirondack Park


Thank you PureADK for your perspective and video of the 11th annual ididaride! bike tour of the Adirondacks. On Sunday, July 31st, 528 cyclists came out to North Creek, NY to take part in the 11th annual ididaride! bike tour. This challenging route is a 75-mile loop that begins at READ MORE

Membership Month Interview Series: Katie


For May is Membership Month, I asked some of ADK’s young members about why they joined and what they love about ADK. Here’s what Katie Alois of the Schenectady Chapter had to say! When did you join ADK? I joined ADK in January 2016, the winter after I hiked to READ MORE

Care for Our Waters: Teen Aquatic Stewardship Program


For as long as I can remember, I’ve been drawn to water like a magnet. At the creek near my home, for hours on end, I’d wade and stare through the water’s silvery surface to investigate the currents, plants, and creatures living there. Each summer I’d go kayaking every chance READ MORE

Teen Aquatic Stewardship Program: Photo Gallery


Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) partnered with the Ausable River Association to offer a Teen Aquatic Stewardship Program this year. Participants, ages 14 to 17, learned about watersheds, developed basic paddling skills, were introduced to basic limnological sampling, compared the water quality of Heart Lake and Mirror Lake, sampled benthic macroinvertebrates READ MORE

Colden: A Mountain of Trail Work Part II


In the November-December 2014 issue of Adirondac magazine, we reported on the achievements of the first year of a four-year trail improvement project on Mt. Colden. This past spring a helicopter made no less than a half-dozen trips from Upper Works, under the supervision of Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), to READ MORE

The Turnaround Time


My day off finally comes, the weather is ideal and I’m anxious to get out on the trail for a much needed wilderness experience. The evening before is spent gathering gear, reviewing the map and preparing for my hike. Backpack, pack cover, non-cotton clothing, warm layers, plenty of food and READ MORE

Exploring the Old Orchard Loop at the NEW Heaven Hill Trails


I needed a short walk this past Saturday so I decided to check out the new Heaven Hill Trails in Lake Placid.  The Uihlein Foundation opened this four-mile trail system on its 940-acre Heaven Hill property on Bear Cub Lane earlier this month.  I chose to walk the 1.5 mile READ MORE

ADK Working on Kaaterskill Falls Safety Project


Now in their seventh week, Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) Professional Trail Crews have been hard at work this summer moving stone for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation's (DEC) Kaaterskill Falls Safety Project.  It is anticipated that it will take fifteen weeks in total to complete the project but READ MORE

On the Trail with ADK: Johns Brook Lodge


You can find more information about Johns Brook Lodge on our website.