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Protect the Adirondacks Stands in Solidarity with Black Lives Matter

Protect the Adirondacks stands in solidarity with the quest for equality and justice in the Black Lives Matter movement that is transforming American society. This is a major moment in American history where a number [...]

2020-06-23T15:16:19-04:00June 10, 2020|

Debate over amendments to Article 14 in the NYS Constitution in 2020, Part 5: how New York’s lead environmental agency acted as a private lobbyist for NYCO Minerals, Inc, to assist the mining company in an amendment to mine the Forest Preserve

This is the last article in a 5-part series on possible amendments in 2020 to Article 14, Section 1, of the NYS Constitution, the famed forever wild provision. This article looks back at the amendment [...]

2020-07-06T07:36:34-04:00July 6, 2020|

Stillwater Mountain is a short and easy hike to a small mountain with a firetower in the western Adirondacks

Stillwater Mountain is just under 1-mile-long and gradually climbs to a small mountain with stunning views of the western Adirondacks Stillwater Mountain 0.95 miles (1.9 miles round-trip) Webb, Herkimer County Western Adirondacks Hiking, Snowshoeing   [...]

2020-07-04T22:30:05-04:00July 4, 2020|

Debate over amendments to Article 14 in the NYS Constitution in 2020, Part 4: an overview of the issues entangled in a possible amendment for Cathead Mountain in southern Hamilton County

This is the fourth article in a series that looks at three possible constitutional amendments to Article 14, Section 1 that are being debated in 2020. This article looks at the issue of utilizing Forest [...]

2020-07-06T07:34:24-04:00July 2, 2020|

At the end of June, five weeks after Memorial Day and the re-opening of the North Country, COVID-19 cases have slowed, hospitalizations and ICU rates have dropped, and testing is very high

Updated July 2, 2020 Since the state's first documented case on March 1st, Coronavirus (COVID-19) has spread to all corners of New York State. As of state reporting through June 30th there were 394,079 confirmed [...]

2020-07-02T15:42:58-04:00July 2, 2020|

Debate over amendments to Article 14 in the NYS Constitution in 2020, Part 3: amendment is needed to remove the former state prison at Camp Gabriels from the Forest Preserve

Protect the Adirondacks has reviewed the options for the future of the Camp Gabriels complex, a former state prison in the Town of Brighton in Franklin County in the northern Adirondack Park. The site is [...]

2020-07-01T20:35:04-04:00July 1, 2020|

Peaked Mountain is a terrific 3.4-mile hike along Thirteenth Lake that climbs to a mountain with stunning vistas of the Siamese Ponds Wilderness

Peaked Mountain is reached by a trail that runs along Thirteenth Lake, traverses a beautiful forest, passes Peaked Mountain Pond, and climbs to a mountain with stunning views of the central Adirondacks Peaked Mountain 3.4 miles [...]

2020-07-01T07:01:18-04:00June 30, 2020|

Ferd’s Bog is an easy hike to a boardwalk that extends deep into complex and lovely wetland and bog

Ferd's Bog is a 0.6-mile round-trip hike to a beautiful open bog Ferd's Bog 0.3 miles (0.6 miles round trip) Raquette Lake, Hamilton County Central Adirondacks Hiking, Birdwatching   Ferd’s Bog is a 50-acre wetland [...]

2020-06-29T06:55:32-04:00June 27, 2020|
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