Our books

Lost Pond Press is a small publishing company in Saranac Lake, NY, founded by the editor of the Adirondack Explorer newsmagazine. Scroll down to see our books. Click a cover to find out more or make a purchase.


The River's Tale

By Michael Virtanen

A woman flees to the Adirondacks to escape an obsessive boyfriend but finds that the mountains are not the safe haven she thought they were. This is a prequel to the author’s prize-winning novel Within a Forest Dark, also published by Lost Pond Press.

Softcover, 160 pages, $14.95



Adirondack PaddlingBy Phil Brown

The editor of the Adirondack Explorer newsmagazine describes sixty flatwater paddling trips in the Adirondack Park. Color maps and color photos of flora, wildlife, and scenery throughout. Co-published with the Adirondack Mountain Club. 

Softcover, 288 pages, $24.95



Adirondack BirdingBy John M.C. Peterson and Gary N. Lee

Two of the Adirondacks’ most knowledgeable birders reveal their favorite spots for finding the region’s most-coveted avian species. With numerous color photos by Jeff Nadler. Co-published with the Adirondack Mountain Club.

Softcover, 224 pages, $20.95



Forest Dark coverBy Michael Virtanen

Insurance examiner Jack Kirkland travels to the Adirondacks to investigate a death. As he falls in love with the dead man’s girlfriend, he begins to suspect her of murder. Winner of the Adirondack Center for Writing’s award for best fiction of 2007.

Softcover, 120 pages, $11.95



Bob Marshall in the AdirondacksEdited by Phil Brown

The pioneering conservationist Bob Marshall became smitten with wilderness while climbing the High Peaks of the Adirondacks as a young man. This anthology collects his Adirondack writings. Published in collaboration with the Adirondack Council.

Hardcover, 334 pages, $24.95



Front cover By Phil Brown

This guidebook describes a dozen hikes near Lake Placid for people who don’t have the time, stamina, or desire to climb the High Peaks. The destinations offer marvelous views of the region’s scenery. A bonus chapter describes the Saranac Lake 6 challenge.

Softcover, 64 pages, $9.75