Become a Peak Protector


Have you climbed one of the Adirondack High Peaks? If so, you have no doubt entered the ‘alpine zone,’ New York’s rarest and most fragile ecosystem. Comprised of 173 acres across 21 peaks, these areas are recognizable by the presence of small, delicate plants carpeting open, rocky summits. Several decades READ MORE

We Can Build Better Trails


Each trail is a story. From trailhead to summit, the paths beneath our feet tell us something about the place we are visiting, the people who have come before us, and ourselves. With over 2,000 miles of trails, the Adirondack Park contains a great legacy within its vast network. READ MORE

A Year of Change: Thank You!


This past year, ADK was forced to make difficult decisions in response to the pandemic, including closing facilities like Johns Brook Lodge, reducing the number of seasonal positions in our Summit Stewardship Program, and canceling our volunteer trail programs. But our commitment never waned. With your support, we were able READ MORE

Support Wildlands Stewardship


Adirondack headlines are painting a bleak picture: High use in the High Peaks, litter on the trail, cars parked along busy roads, increasing hiker rescues. Are there drawbacks to high use? Yes, and they absolutely must be addressed. But good can also come from more visitors to our majestic Adirondacks. READ MORE

Donate to the Norton G. Miller Memorial Fund


Edge of the Everglades


DATES OF TRIP: December 27, 2020 ( Sunday)  – January  2, 2021 (Saturday) COST OF TRIP: $2,042 Per Person Double Occupancy TRIP LEADER: David Pisaneschi MAILING ADDRESS:180 South Main Avenue, Albany, NY 12208 EMAIL ADDRESS: dapadk@gmail.com TELEPHONE NUMBER: 518-459-5969 TRIP SIZE: Minimum 8; Maximum 14, plus leader DESCRIPTION: Kayak at 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

Lobby Days Recap


Catskill Park Awareness Day Photo by Ramsay Adams In February, ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club) participated in two important Lobby Days at the Capitol in Albany, NY. The first was the Catskill Park Awareness Day on February 5. ADK staff and volunteers, and other regional conservation organizations who form READ MORE

5 Membership Benefits


Your ADK membership helps ensure that New York State's Forest Preserve and other wild lands and waters are being protected for generations to come. Your membership also helps to maintain multi-use trails for hiking, skiing, snowshoeing and more. However, there are 5 member benefits that maybe you didn't know about. READ MORE

Wilderness Pledge


Click here to take the Wilderness Pledge.