The Next Generation’s Take on the Adirondacks

by Adirondack Life | December 2023, Photography

Liz Strut, age 15 North Country School, Lake Placid

Last spring we launched the My Adirondacks Project with our friends at the Adirondack Land Trust (ALT) because we were curious about what kids who live in or visit this place see and feel when they turn their attention to the natural world. We asked them to send us a photograph taken in the Adirondacks and tell us why what they captured matters to them.

The kids delivered!

We are thrilled to see new perspectives on a place we’ve covered every which way since 1969—always from adults’ perspectives. And for the folks at the ALT in the “forever business”—conserving today what will continue to benefit future generations—the hope for this project is that it fosters connections to nature for our next stewards of the Adirondacks. After all, childhood experiences shape who we are and influence what we care about as adults. A first hike, camping trip, cast of a fly rod or tremolo of a loon form the foundation for a lifelong love of this park.

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