Search - List of Books by Barbara McMartin

Barbara McMartin (November 18, 1931 — September 27, 2005) was the daughter of Dr. D. Malcolm McMartin, Johnstown, NY physician, and Barbara Clark McMartin. Growing up in Johnstown, she became the valedictorian of the Class of 1949. She graduated from Vassar College, cum laude in Mathematics in 1964, received a master's degree from Hunter College, and in 1972 she received a PhD in mathematics from the Graduate Division of City University of New York.

In 1972 McMartin turned from mathematics and became involved in the environmental movement in the Adirondacks where her primary focus was the nature, culture, and management in the Park. She served as vice-president the Adirondack Mountain Club and the Association for the Protection of the Adirondacks and was a member of many environmental groups.

In the years between 1972 and 2005 she wrote 25 books, both guide books and histories of the Adirondacks. She wrote and maintained the popular eleven book Discover series which covers all regions of the Adirondack Park for outdoors people. Her other guides include: The Adirondack Park, A Wildlands Quilt; Fifty Hikes in the Adirondacks; Fifty Hikes in the Hudson Valley; and three books for young people, on hiking, camping, and canoeing.

In 1976 she completed Caroga, an Adirondack Town Recalls its Past. Her other histories include: Hides, Hemlocks and Adirondack History, The Great Forest of the Adirondacks, To the Lake of the Skies (story of the Benedicts), The Glove Cities, Perspectives on the Adirondacks, The Privately Owned Adirondacks and Adirondack Timeline. She also wrote a series of pamphlets and Citizen's Guides for the Adirondack Park Agency.

She was proudest of her service on NYSDEC advisory committees: the High Peaks Advisory Committee from 1974 to 1978 and the Forest Preserve Advisory Committee from 1979 to 2003. She chaired the Forest Preserve Advisory Committee from 1979 to 2003 where she helped write many NYSDEC policies.

She served as volunteer curator at the Caroga Historical Museum and at the Fulton County Museum. She had numerous photograph exhibits of her work and published many magazine articles. In 1992 she chaired the NYS Adirondack Park Centennial.

Among the many awards were the Founder's Day Award from the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake as well as both the Adirondack Communicator and Adirondack Heritage Awards fromthe Adirondack Council.

Selected Books   more �

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Total Books: 48
Perspectives on the Adirondacks A Thirty-year Struggle by People Protecting Their Treasure
50 Hikes in the Adirondacks Short Walks Day Trips and Backpacks Throughout the Park Fourth Edition
Discover the Northwestern Adirondacks Four Season Adventures Therough the Boreal Forest and the Park's Frontier Region
The Adirondack Park A Wildlands Quilt
Discover the Southern Adirondacks
1999 - Discover the Southern Adirondacks (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781888374230
ISBN-10: 1888374233
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50 Hikes in the Adirondacks Short Walks Day Trips and Backpacks Throughout the Park
1997 - 50 Hikes in the Adirondacks Short Walks Day Trips and Backpacks Throughout the Park [50 Hikes] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780881503999
ISBN-10: 0881503991
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Travel, Outdoors & Nature
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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Fun on Flatwater An Introduction to Adirondack Canoeing
1995 - Fun on Flatwater an Introduction to Adirondack Canoeing (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780925168405
ISBN-10: 0925168408
Genre: Sports & Outdoors
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The Great Forest of the Adirondacks
Fifty hikes in the Hudson Valley From the Catskills east to the Taconics and from the Ramapos north to the Helderbergs
Fifty Hikes in the Adirondacks Short Walks Day Trips and Backpacks Throughout the Park
Discover the Eastern Adirondacks Four Season Adventures Near Lake George Pharaoh Lake and Beyond
1988 - Discover the Eastern Adirondacks Four Season Adventures Near Lake George Pharaoh Lake and Beyond [Discover the Adirondacks] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780942440409
ISBN-10: 0942440404
Genres: Travel, Outdoors & Nature
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Fifty Hikes in the Adirondacks
1983 - Fifty Hikes in the Adirondacks (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780942440003
ISBN-10: 0942440005
Genre: Travel
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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Fifty Hikes in the Hudson Valley From the Catskills to the Taconics and from the Ramapos to the Helderbergs
Discover the Adirondacks 2 Walks Waterways and Winter Treks in the Southern Adirondacks
Adventures in Hiking A Young Peoples' Guide to the Adirondacks
Adventures in Camping An Introduction to Adirondack Backpacking
Colvin in the Adirondacks A Chronology and Index  Research Source for Colvin's Published and Unpublished Works
Hides Hemlocks and Adirondack History How the Tanning Industry Influenced the Region's Growth
Guide to the Eastern Adirondacks Lake George Pharaoh Lake  beyond
Guide to the Eastern Adirondacks Lake George Pharaoh Lake Beyond (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780935272161
ISBN-10: 093527216X
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Discover the South Central Adirondacks Including the Siamese Ponds Wilderness Area
Discover the South Central Adirondacks Including the Siamese Ponds Wilderness Area [Discover the Adirondacks series] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780942440300
ISBN-10: 0942440307
Genre: Travel
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Discover the Southeastern Adirondacks Four-Season Adventures on Old Roads and Open Peaks
Discover the Southeastern Adirondacks Four-season Adventures on Old Roads and Open Peaks [Discover the Adirondack Series] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780942440331
ISBN-10: 0942440331
Genres: Reference, Travel
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