ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club) is the only nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting and advocating for New York State’s wild lands and waters while also teaching people how to enjoy natural places responsibly. Since 1922, the organization has offered people opportunities to stay and play in as well as protect, discover, and explore the outdoors. Today, ADK has 30,000 members in 27 chapters statewide and is served by a professional, year-round staff. The organization is recognized as a vital voice in the commitment to environmental stewardship and ethical outdoor recreation in New York State. For more information on membership or making a difference, head to www.adk.org or follow ADK on Instagram, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.
ADK High Peak Summit Stewards hike to the summits of the tallest Adirondack mountains every day in the summer and on weekends through Columbus Day to educate every hiker about protecting alpine plants from human trampling by staying on the bedrock or other solid surfaces. Stewards are on Mt. Marcy and Algonquin Peak seven days a week and spoke with over 35,000 hikers in 2016.
ADK’s trails crews are the premiere trail maintenance infrastructure in New York State. The Professional Trail Crew, the ‘trail engineers’, are essentially the ‘muscle’ of the program. No other non-profit in N.Y.S. completes more trail work than ADK. The trail work that crews complete provides access to the some of the most remote, wild, and beautiful lands and waters this state has to offer.