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Adirondack shelter

View Mountain Meitheal in a larger map Adirondack shelters originate, as the name suggests, in the Adirondack Mountains of New York state. They are a popular feature in US wilderness areas and in Nordic countries where they are used as temporary accommodation during hiking and fishing trips. The shelters are constructed with three sides, a […]


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Adirondack shelters originate, as the name suggests, in the Adirondack Mountains of New York state. They are a popular feature in US wilderness areas and in Nordic countries where they are used as temporary accommodation during hiking and fishing trips. The shelters are constructed with three sides, a pitched roof and a raised platform which can sleep four or five people. Where fire rings exist, those using them are asked to minimize the use of dead or downed wood, keep fires small and leave firewood for the next users. As of 2012 there are three shelters along the Wicklow Way and a fourth on the Bangor Trail in Co. Mayo. Each shelter has a visitor book in which visitors from over Ireland, Europe, North America and further afield have left their comments and appreciation.

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