This issue of Adirondack Explorer magazine will be a doozy.
It will offer readers thorough explainers surrounding the recent court ruling against “community connector” snowmobile trails; the struggle by small Adirondack communities to fund proper water treatment; Essex County’s remarkable job of being a statewide leader in preventing COVID in the face of a serious tourism rush; a program to fight one non-native species with another; the pressures leading the Whitney estate’s owner to subdivide and sell that coveted Adirondack woodland; even a fascinating look at how and why (and at what cost) Adirondack communities ship all of the park’s garbage elsewhere.
And that’s just our news reporting. We’ll also have our usual assortment of summertime hiking, backpacking and paddling options, plus some cool history and a roundup of new Adirondack books for your summer reading list.
I hope you have some time off coming after this issue arrives around July 1. You’re going to need some of it to read all of these stories, and some to follow where they lead you. Enjoy!
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Shown here: Two species of silver fly, predators of the invasive hemlock woolly adelgid, are stored in vials before getting released on the eastern shores of Lake George. Photo by Gwendolyn Craig