SARANAC LAKE - Hungry Bear Publishing recently released the print version of "New York's Adirondack Park: A User's Guide," by Andy Flynn and Friends, which answers the question - "What is the Adirondack Park?" A Kindle version was released on Amazon.com in February 2013.
With information from the Adirondack Park's leading government, nonprofit and historical organizations, the "User's Guide" gives residents and visitors a reference guide that helps them safely and responsibly use the state-owned Forest Preserve. It gives them informational links to community assets such as attractions, special events, communications, transportation, tourism organizations and recreational opportunities. There are also tips on using the Forest Preserve, hiking, camping, fishing, horseback riding, bicycling and more.
Officials from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and APA contributed to this book, along with members of the Adirondack Forest Preserve Education Partnership: the DEC, Adirondack Regional Tourism Council, Adirondack Mountain Club, Wildlife Conservation Society, Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program, and Leading Edge.
The book includes 13 of Flynn's stories from the "Adirondack Attic" from the archives of the Adirondack Museum.
Flynn is an author, publisher and newspaper editor living in Saranac Lake. In his spare time, he operates Hungry Bear Publishing with his wife, Dawn.
"New York's Adirondack Park: A User's Guide" is 96 pages and retails for $8.95. It is available in Adirondack bookstores, at Amazon.com and online at www.hungrybearpublishing.com.