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The imaginative Wild Walk we reported on last year makes huge strides as it receives $250,000 from the North County Regional Economic Development Council (NCREDC).


The Adirondack's own Whiteface Mountain and local photographer Charlie Samuels are featured in the February issue of Road & Track magazine!
Help create a documentary and send Annie In The Water across the country to help outdoor tourism.
In the last five years, the State has been slowly purchasing over 69,000 acres of land in the Adirondacks. As the State struggles to grapple management of the tens of thousands of acres they've acquired, residents and conservationists have begun to speak out in defense of the land's preservation. 
This Labor Day, instead of kicking back by the pool, kick butt on the course! We're talking 80 kilometers in a figure-8 design featuring $8,000 in prizes in 8 categories. Intrigued? We thought so!

Lake Placid will hold the first-ever ADK 80K endurance race on the Mount Van Hoevenberg trail August 31 & September 1, 2013.

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4,867 feet in the air, the new multi-media exhibit at Whiteface Mountain opens June 20th, making this the highest museum exhibit in New York State!

keenebarn2.jpgThe Keene New York Barn is in desperate need of repair and with enough interest, it can be saved! 

At the intersection of Routes 73 and 9 in Keene, New York, you will pass an old Keene Barn that has quite noticeably seen its share of Adirondack weather.

With its sagging roof and weathered red paint, set in an overgrown field with a backdrop of evergreens and mountains, this old Keene Barn is a photographer's dream. In fact, Adirondack photographer, Carl Heilman II was one of the first ones backing the rescue of this old barn.
The Wild Center has plans to build a multi-million dollar 'Wild Walk' so that visitors to this 31-acre site in Tupper Lake can "walk up into the Adirondack treetops."

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"We have worked on this Wild Walk project behind closed doors for five years," said Stephanie Ratcliffe, the Executive Director at the Center. "We designed it so it could become an iconic symbol for this inventive and creative region."

Carl Heilman II has been the capturing the majestic beauty of the Adirondack Mountains in Upstate New York for over 30 years, using an artist's eye to bring observers of his photography closer to nature through panoramic images of snow-glistening mountains and crystal clear forest streams!

Well-known already from the Adirondacks to the Capital Region as a photographer, maker of snowshoes, and author, he now has two more books coming out this spring: 

  
I sat down with the multi-talented Adirondacker to find out more about his life, books, and snowshoes!  

Spring is in the fresh mountain air! Take a break from your spring cleaning and escape to the gorgeous Adirondack Mountains region to unwind and celebrate winter's departure.