SARANAC LAKE - Hungry Bear Publishing Feb. 17 released an eBook on Amazon.com's Kindle platform titled "New York's Adirondack Park: A User's Guide," by local author Andy Flynn and friends from the Adirondack Forest Preserve Education Partnership.
The "User's Guide" answers the question - "What is the Adirondack Park?"
Using the Adirondack Park's leading government, not-for-profit and historical organizations, the "User's Guide" gives the public - residents and visitors - a reference guide from respected sources that helps them responsibly use the Forest Preserve while giving them informational links to community assets, such as attractions, special events, communications, transportation, tourism organizations, and recreational opportunities. There are also helpful tips on using the Forest Preserve, hiking, camping, fishing, horseback riding, bicycling and more.
The book includes 13 of Flynn's stories from the "Adirondack Attic" book series to help illustrate the "how-to" aspects of using the Forest Preserve and give a historical perspective.
"The stories complement the resource information and educational components of this book by humanizing the 6-million-acre Adirondack Park," Flynn said. "After all, it's the people who live in Adirondack communities that make this protected place so special."
In addition to Flynn's stories, officials from the New York State Adirondack Park Agency and Department of Environmental Conservation 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 eBook is available for $6.99 on the Kindle platform at www.amazon.com. download.
A print version of the book is expected to be released in the summer of 2013. For more information about the "User's Guide," visit www.hungrybearpublishing.com.