DEC Regulations in the Adirondacks

DEC Regulations specifically the DEC State Land Use Regulations. Where to camp in the Adirondacks on State Land is actually very easy. You may stay in most lean-tos except those designated as “day use only” shelters, and there should be a sign on or near the lean-to informing you of this.

Tents may be set […]

DEC Advises Backcountry Visitors To Be Prepared for Winter Conditions In The Adirondacks

Snowshoes, Skis Strongly Recommended For All Trails

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Pete Grannis today advised visitors to the backcountry of the Adirondacks to be prepared for snow, ice and cold, and to be sure to use the proper equipment. “While winter is an opportune time to take advantage of all […]

DEC issues back country warning

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is advising visitors to the Adirondack backcountry to be prepared for snow, ice and cold and to use proper equipment. “Winter offers some great opportunities for outdoor recreation, but it also creates conditions that can be troublesome, and even dangerous, to the unprepared,” DEC Commissioner Pete Grannis […]

DEC’s Trail Information for the Adirondacks

DEC’s Adirondack Trail Information web site provides trail closures and notices for the portion of the Adirondacks in NYSDEC Region 5, which are divided into areas corresponding with the DEC Forest Ranger zones.

Northern Adirondacks includes most of the Adirondack State Forest Preserve and easement lands in Franklin County and a small portion of […]