Mark April 8, 2024 on your calendars, because much of the Adirondack Park will lie within the path of totality for what promises to be a spectacular solar eclipse.
Now is the perfect opportunity to support what matters! This year, AWA has been working to protect the Adirondacks by advocating for your interests on the High Peaks Strategic Planning Advisory Group; creating a visitor use app to educate recreationalists and collect data for local land managers; and working to restore access to Cathead Mountain, an action which could lead to a significant boundary expansion of the Silver Lake Wilderness. But we can’t do this without you! Your gift will support our mission of promoting the knowledge, enjoyment, expansion, and protection of the Adirondack Park’s wildest places.
Promoting the enjoyment of all Adirondack lands and waters through responsible low-impact recreation.
Wild Thoughts Podcast #2: A Road is a Road
In the second installment of AWA’s “Wild Thoughts Podcast”, Bill Ingersoll, and Pete Nelson discuss the thorny issue of roads in the Adirondack Forest Preserve. This month the Adirondack Park Agency is accepting public comments on the topic of No Material Increase and CP-3 access roads, terms we’re sure are at the tip of everyone’s tongues.
Protecting Remoteness: AWA at the Adirondack Sports Summer Expo
Protecting and expanding remoteness is an AWA core value, and we have several projects underway that specifically challenge the State of New York to better protect remoteness, which is a rare and threatened resource, even in the Adirondack Park.
Beginning with the 2022-2023 winter season, the Jenkins Mountain Open Woods Ski Zone is open to backcountry skiers! These trails represent the first officially-maintained backcountry ski zone in the Adirondacks outside of Gore and Whiteface.
Meet AWA at Albany Winter Sports Expo
Join Adirondack Wilderness Advocates at the 2022 Adirondack Sports & Northeast Ski Expo in Albany! AWA’s booth will provide information on many of our current advocacy efforts.
AWA to Attend Adirondack Sports Expo
Join Adirondack Wilderness Advocates at the 2022 Adirondack Sports Expo in Saratoga Springs! AWA’s booth will provide information on many of our current advocacy efforts.
Explore the Wilderness!
The wilderness areas of the Adirondack Park are huge and protect many distinct habitats. Get started on your next adventure by learning about each area! Download vintage topographic maps, read historical texts, learn about the management concerns — and more. New area descriptions added frequently!