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Two ponds with a historical connection

July 20, 2019 The Saranac River is a paddler’s dream, stretching 81 miles from the St. Regis Canoe area to Lake Champlain. more »»

 
 
 
Paddling the Pink ponds of St. Regis

July 19, 2019 I sure am glad I took full advantage of the sun while we had it, before the moisture settled in for an overextended stay; which seemed to be the story of this spring and early summe. more »»

Keene supervisor, hikers argue over trailhead parking

July 19, 2019 At the popular Roaring Brook Falls trailhead in St. Huberts, the parking lot was already packed shortly after 7 a.m. Saturday. more »»

Local business offers scratch-off cards to track hiking challenges

July 19, 2019 SARANAC LAKE — A pair of local women have started a new business to help scratch that hiking itch. more »»

Hiker dies at Mount Marcy

July 18, 2019 A western New York man died at Mount Marcy Tuesday while hiking with his family. Dennis J. Stowell, 61, of Savannah, died of a heart attack shortly before 1 p.m. more »»

Easy access from Lake Placid

July 13, 2019 Lake Placid is loaded with scenic destinations, but not all of them have to take all day to reach. These select destinations are perfect for those not wishing to do much hiking at al. more »»

Under the road and through the woods

July 12, 2019 SCHROON LAKE — People who drive along Interstate 87 — the Northway — are treated to wonderful views of Schroon Lake, even as they zip past at 75 mph. more »»

Frontcountry stewards offer a point of contact in Keene

July 12, 2019 KEENE VALLEY — A new effort to educate hikers along the busy state Route 73 corridor kicked off this weekend, and one frontcountry steward said they’re providing a much-needed point of contact for... more »»

New Adirondack challenge pairs hiking with local beer

July 12, 2019 LAKE PLACID — The Adirondacks have become the world’s leader in hiking challenges, but the latest one is still sure to bring a smile to plenty of people’s faces. more »»

Popping in to climb Fawn Lake Mountain

July 6, 2019 As you can imagine, a day in the Moose River Plains is only enough time to merely scratch the surface of the possible exploring that can be had there. more »»

From bridge to bridge on Two Bridge Brook

July 5, 2019 I’ve driven over the little bridge on Oregon Plains Road thousands of times. And while I’ve stopped there to fish a few times, I’ve never gone and paddled Sumner Brook. more »»

Enthusiastic Lake Placid newcomer mourned after fatal waterfall accident

July 5, 2019 LAKE PLACID — An accidental fall that claimed the life of Garsevan Bekauri, 23, is believed to have occurred on Monday evening, two days before another hiker found him dead at the bottom of a... more »»

Hiker dies of apparent fall from Cascade Mountain waterfall

July 4, 2019 KEENE — A Geneva man died Wednesday after a fall from Cascade Falls in the town of Keene. more »»

Appellate court sides with green group, reverses ruling letting DEC cut trees for snowmobile trail

July 3, 2019 An appeals court on Wednesday reversed the 2017 decision of a lower branch of the state Supreme Court, ruling that the state cutting trees to construct snowmobile connector trails in the Forest... more »»

High Peaks by water

June 29, 2019 LAKE PLACID — As hiking season heats up and parking lots begin to fill earlier and earlier, the High Peaks — with all their allure — may best be avoided during the summer crush. more »»

Bear Mountain to Burnt Rock on a steamy day

June 28, 2019 It’s inspiring to visit an area that you have not fully explored. This is what drives you. more »»

The early bird gets the parking spot on state Route 73

June 28, 2019 KEENE VALLEY — Parking restrictions on state Route 73, aimed at limiting the number of cars and hikers, may be having an effect, even if the message isn’t getting to everyone. more »»

DEC closes portion of Saranac River due to vandalism

June 20, 2019 SARANAC LAKE — The state Department of Environmental Conservation has announced that part of the Saranac River will be closed due to the work of vandals on Wednesday night. more »»

APA board nominations fall by wayside

June 20, 2019 RAY BROOK — Gov. more »»

Proceed with caution when taking on a slide

June 15, 2019 The Adirondacks is becoming quite well-known for its slides and those using those slides to access the summit of many of the High Peaks have multiplie. more »»

A loop with a river, three lakes and a carry

June 14, 2019 PAUL SMITHS — We were not alone. A red eye stared at us through very thin mist and then disappeared. But it was soon back, and it had brought a friend. Or maybe a lover. more »»

 
 

 

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Taking it one step at a time on the Lake Placid Diet

June 20, 2019 It’s like looking in a full-length mirror every time I file a new column. That’s why it’s taken me so long to give you an update on the Lake Placid Diet. I dread looking in the mirro. more »

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