ag2017_patches_web Patch Work

A roundup of Adirondack challenges

When bragging rights and Instagram shots just aren’t enough, you can prove your outdoor prowess through well-earned colorful souvenirs. From Lake George to the Five Ponds Wilderness Area there is a wide variety of award programs tailored to Adirondack enthusiasts of all abilities. read more


  ag2017_chester_web The Chester Challenge

by Elizabeth Folwell

When Fred Monroe was a kid he would take guests at his parents’ cottages on Loon Lake up nearby Stewart Mountain for a quarter. Now that easy hike on private land is free, thanks to an ambitious project spearheaded by the former town supervisor. read more


Archived Articles

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
February 2016   Double Jeopardy Two harrowing tales of winter peril
At Home in the Adirondacks 2015   The Saranac Experiment They considered themselves pioneers, wanting only to live cooperatively with the earth, to protect it and to never own it. This is their story
December 2014   Trouble in Santaland In the 1950s Santa’s Workshop caused traffic jams as thousands of families converged on Wilmington’s theme park. Is nostalgia enough to keep this landmark alive in the 21st century?
August 2013   Losing a Landmark The fate of the most photographed barn in the Adirondacks
February 2017   One Giant Year Carl Heilman II photographs the same High Peaks view in every season