The Long Way Home

Musician and cancer survivor Dan Snyder reclaims his Adirondack roots

by Joe Connelly

Dan Snyder’s trek to raise money for cancer research lasted eight days, but the journey to get there took a lifetime. It started on a sunny morning on August 30, 2016, at the southernmost point of the Northville–Placid Trail. Dan Snyder had just completed a grueling four months of chemotherapy and two months of radiation treatment for stage three prostate cancer, and he wanted to celebrate with a 133-mile walk in the woods. read more


Deaf Film Camp

Where summer fun and self-expression meet

by Amy Feiereisel

“One!” Veronica shouts, as the director of Deaf Film Camp, Michael Kaufer, signs the number to the campers, counselors and teachers in the dining hall. They stomp their feet. The floor trembles. “Two!” Campers raise and shake their hands furiously. “Three!” They clap as though it’s the curtain call of a Broadway performance. read more


Archived Articles

June 2017   Death of Jon Cody The man behind the myth
October 2016   High Profile Our enduring fascination with Adirondack Fire Towers
2015 Annual Guide to the Great Outdoors   Club Adirondack Teeing off at seven noteworthy courses
August 2017   Deaf Film Camp Where summer fun meets self-expression
August 2017   The Long Way Home Musician and cancer survivor Dan Snyder reclaims his Adirondack roots
Annual Guide to the Great Outdoors 2015   Trail Safe A forest ranger's backcountry tips that could save your life
August 2011   Ride of the Century A classic tour around Lake George
June 2017   Seeds of Revival How a wave of new farmers is transforming Essex County towns
2017 Annual Guide   Patch Work A roundup of Adirondack challenges
2017 Annual Guide   The Chester Challenge New trails to conquer in the southeastern park
June 2017   Links to the Past The demise of the Loon Lake Golf Course
October 2009   Still Crazy After All These Years Rehabbing a Lyon Mountain antique
Collector's Issue 2010   Hen Party Coming home to roost in Adirondack backyards— practical poultry advice
April 2017   Up in the Air Drone photography can capture unparalleled views of the Adirondacks. but as drones’ popularity grows, how will they affect privacy rights, the environment and the wilderness experience?
May/June 2017   Raquette Lake Navigation Company Floating a family business
June 2015   The Secret Life of Ponds Inside these shape-shifting, primitive worlds
April 2013   Operation Opalescent A quest to ride the park's steepest water
June 2017   Best of the Adirondacks 2017 Winners of our Readers' Choice Awards
June 2017   Packaging the Park How an Adirondack entrepreneur found a global market
February 2017   The Ice Man Climbing guide Ian Osteyee
At Home in the Adirondacks 2016   Origin Story From field to plate at Farmhouse Pantry
August 2000   Storm King A tall, true tale of the Miller Camp boys
August 2005   The Siege of Ticonderoga A tall, true tale of tomahawks, tears and Atomic Fireballs
June 2016   Vanishing Acts Some Adirondack creatures are gone forever. Others are back. The stories behind the rise and fall of our moose, elk, wolf, panther, beaver and lynx
April 2014   Black Rooster Maple A young family pursues the sweet life in Keene
February 2017   The Loner Alan Como survived two decades in the woods. Was he a hermit, a common thief, homeless, or a combination of all three?
April 2017   Bird Notes A Q & A with photographer Jeff Nadler
  Glade Runners The ups and downs of backcountry skiing on Lyon Mountain
February 2010   Will Freeze for Fish Icy angling on the Chateaugay Lakes
February 2015   Frozen in Time Since 1898 Saranac Lake's elaborate ice palaces have been winter carnival showstoppers