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Debate over amendments to Article 14 in the NYS Constitution in 2020, Part 2: amendment is needed to clean up violations at the Mt. Van Hoevenberg Olympic Winter Sports complex

Protect the Adirondacks has long believed that an amendment to Article 14, Section 1 is needed for the Mt. Van Hoevenberg Winter Olympic Sports Complex At the Mt. Van Hoevenberg Winter Olympic Sports Complex, the [...]

2020-06-26T14:11:38-04:00June 26, 2020|

Debate over amendments to Article 14 in the NYS Constitution in 2020, Part 1: amendments have come to be a necessary tool for managing the Adirondack Park

Article 14, Section 1, of the New York Constitution, the famed “Forever Wild” provision, has been amended 16 times since 1938. It has been amended five times since 2007, making this period the most active [...]

2020-07-01T20:37:10-04:00June 24, 2020|

Crane Mountain and Crane Mountain Pond make a great trip that shows the rugged and varied terrain of the southern Adirondacks

Crane Mountain is a challenging, yet spectacular mountain in the southern Adirondacks Crane Mountain, Crane Mountain Pond 1.4 miles (2.8 miles round trip); 2.7 miles (5.4 miles round trip); 4.1-mile loop Johnsburg, Warren County Southern Adirondacks [...]

2020-06-21T14:59:25-04:00June 21, 2020|

Spruce Mountain is a short hike in Saratoga County that provides great views of the rolling foothills in the southern Adirondacks from a restored firetower

Spruce Mountain is an easy climb for people of ages that leads to a wide open summit and firetower with a terrific panoramic view Spruce Mountain 1.25 miles (2.5 miles round trip) Corinth, Saratoga County Southern Adirondacks Hiking, Snowshoeing, Cross-country [...]

2020-06-21T09:59:20-04:00June 21, 2020|

Goodman Mountain is a fun and easy hike outside of Tupper Lake with an open summit that provides terrific views

Goodman Mountain is a short, easy hike that for people of all ages and abilities that leads to an open summit and great view, renamed in 2002 for a civil rights activist with Tupper Lake roots Goodman [...]

2020-06-19T11:34:42-04:00June 17, 2020|

Balm of Gilead Mountain is a wonderful short hike in the central Adirondacks near Thirteenth Lake outside of North Creek

Balm of Gilead Mountain is a short hike through a beautiful northern hardwood forest to a rocky, open summit with great views of the Siamese Ponds Wilderness area and the central Adirondacks Balm of Gilead Mountain 1.5 miles [...]

2020-06-25T19:02:31-04:00June 17, 2020|

Loon Lake Mountain is a rugged peak with a firetower that provides a sweeping view of the mountains and lakes of the northern Adirondacks

Loon Lake Mountain is a moderate hike to an open, rocky summit with a firetower that provides great views of the Northern Adirondacks Loon Lake Mountain 2.8 miles (5.6 miles round trip) Franklin, Franklin County [...]

2020-06-25T19:00:37-04:00June 16, 2020|

Panther Mountain (Echo Cliffs) is a short hike to a great view of Piseco Lake and the southern Adirondacks

Panther Mountain, also known as Echo Cliff, is a short 0.6-mile steep climb to a wide open cliff that provides an extraordinary view of the southern Adirondacks  Panther Mountain/Echo Cliff 0.6 miles (1.2 miles round trip) [...]

2020-06-19T11:45:59-04:00June 14, 2020|

Tenant Falls is a short, popular hike to three beautiful waterfalls and remote swimming holes

Tenant Falls is a short 2.1 mile trail through beautiful mature forests that leads to three extraordinary waterfalls and swimming holes Tenant Falls 2.1 miles (4.2 miles round trip, 1.8 miles round trip to the first waterfall) Wells, [...]

2020-06-25T18:58:22-04:00June 14, 2020|
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