What is Photopoint Monitoring?

Founded in 1989, the Adirondack High Peaks Summit Stewardship Program has a clear goal: protect New York’s alpine zone and ensure it continues to recover from recreation-related impacts. For over 30 y [...]

By |June 29th, 2021|

Meet the 2021 Naturalists!

Every summer, ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club) brings on naturalist interns to the Adirondak Loj and Heart Lake Program Center. Using their unique interests and experiences, they are each tasked with c [...]

By |June 22nd, 2021|

What’s Happening on Mt Jo?

By Andrew Hamlin, Trails Coordinator Today I want to dig into a project that I’m super excited about: the reimagining of the Mt Jo Long Trail. This is a huge initiative by ADK to showcase the importan [...]

By |June 16th, 2021|

Welcome Back, Volunteers

Last weekend, ADK hosted its first major volunteer event since 2019. Over 50 volunteers turned out for ADK Trails Day at the Heart Lake Program Center, where they restored a bridge on the Van Hoevenbe [...]

By |June 7th, 2021|

3 Trail Projects We Are Excited About in 2021

Another summer, another season of trail work in the Adirondack Park. After working through a pandemic-limited season in 2020, we are excited to bring on a full professional trail crew this year. Here [...]

By |June 1st, 2021|

Parking for All 46 High Peaks

Updated: May 24, 2021 Trailhead parking in the High Peaks Wilderness is limited and in high demand. To help you plan for your trip, we have listed below in alphabetical order all of the major trailhe [...]

By |May 24th, 2021|

ADK Applauds VUM Proposal Led By DEC, APA

May 14, 2021 – Ray Brook, NY – Today the Adirondack Park Agency (APA) and NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) presented a draft of their joint Visitor Use Management (VUM) and Wildlands [...]

By |May 14th, 2021|

Summer Clothing Layers for Hiking

By Tyler Socash, Education Programs Coordinator “Dress for success” is a phrase we’re probably all familiar with. It’s an old adage from the business world, but it also applies to outdoor recreation. [...]

By |July 14th, 2021|

How to Read a Map

By Tyler Socash, Education Programs Coordinator One of the most critical items that should come with us on any outdoor adventure is a physical map of the area that we are recreating in. Maps can tell [...]

By |April 19th, 2021|

How to Be Good Visitors in Bear Habitat

The following appeared in the 2021 Mar/Apr issue of Adirondac Magazine By Bobby Clark, High Peaks Information Center Manager There is a common saying among outdoor recreators: “A fed bear is a dead be [...]

By |March 29th, 2021|