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NOLS Northeast

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Welcome to NOLS Northeast

At NOLS Northeast, you’ll explore the heart of upstate New York’s Adirondack Park, one of the oldest and largest designated wilderness areas in the U.S. Some of our students travel halfway around the globe to access the world-class paddling, hiking, and rock climbing opportunities that abound here--and for others, the Adirondacks are a backyard wilderness only a half day’s drive from home. Whether you’ve slept in a tent before or not, you’ll probably camp on your first night at our campus, a great opportunity to test out your gear before heading into the backcountry. In the field, you might summit peaks like Dix Mountain, hiking up steep, rocky mountain trails till you reach the panoramic views and cool breezes at the top. Or you’ll canoe along ancient waterways that were once trade routes for the Iroquois, Algonquin, and other indigenous peoples. Humans continue to coexist with wilderness today, with small village hamlets tucked alongside designated wilderness areas. On some courses, you’ll spend a day doing trail work with the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). For many students and instructors, the Adirondacks are the first place they explored and experienced the wilderness: a place they’ll always remember and return to.

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730 State Route 86 P.O. Box 411
Gabriels, NY 12939
Phone
800-710-6657

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Head to NOLS Northeast and explore the mountains, lakes, and rivers of the Adirondacks. Courses include backpacking, service, climbing, and canoeing for adults, teenagers, and friends and family of NOLS alumni. With over 6.1 million acres, a patchwork of public and private lands, the Adirondack Park in northern New York is the largest park in the Lower 48. It's also just hours from major cities like Montreal, New York City, and Boston. You'll find sparkling lakes, clear ponds, and rivers large and small that punctuate this landscape, while Mount Marcy and other high peaks preside over countless smaller peaks and valleys. Experience the landscape that provided shelter and sustenance to the Algonquian and Mohawk Native Americans and the unique boreal forests that are home to beaver, deer, moose, fisher, pine marten, osprey, bobcat, and over 250 species of birds.

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LEADERSHIP IN ACTION: SMALL BUSINESS OWNER AT AGE 15

POSTED BY: LINDSAY YOST ON 8/13/15 8:03 AM

At age 14, Adam Liszewski completed a NOLS Northeast Backpacking course in the Adirondack Park of upstate New York. Just a year prior, at age 13, Liszewski had started a business called STOKES All Natural Firestarters. In catching up with Adam, now 15, here is what I have learned about both the growth of his business and his reflections on his NOLS experience.

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