TAUNY (Traditional Arts in Upstate New York) is set to host a talk and book signing with Neal Burdick of Canton for the recently published book, The Trails of the Adirondacks: Hiking America’s Original Wilderness. The book includes photography by Carl Heilman, a foreword by Bill McKibben, and text by Burdick.
Published by Rizzoli International with ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club), this new title celebrates one of America’s original hiking destinations through contemporary photography by Carl Heilman, maps, and archival photos. Burdick text adds historical context, and sidebars by Christine Jerome and Stuart F. Mesinger, along with excerpts from The Adirondack Reader provide additional perspective.
Carl Heilman II has spent the last forty years hiking and photographing the Adirondack Mountains. His photographs of the region continue to be published in magazines such as Outside and National Parks and presented as shows on PBS. Neal Burdick, in addition to being editor of Adirondac, writes regularly for Adirondack Explorer, Adirondack Life, and other regional periodicals; has coedited four regional anthologies; and was a charter board member of the Adirondack Center for Writing. Bill McKibben is an environmentalist and writer who frequently contributes to The New York Times, Atlantic Monthly, and Outside.
A book signing and reception will follow the presentation. The book is available in hardcover. It is 10″ x 10″, with 288 pages and 270 photographs, and a fold-out Adirondack Park map and sells for $45.00. Books will be on sale at The TAUNY Center and can also be purchased in advance online.
This event will take place on Sunday, April 28 from 1:30 to 3:30 pm at the TAUNY Center, 53 Main Street, Downtown Canton, NY. For more information, visit their website.