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Breaking down the B’dale Bog Trail

January 30, 2019 SARANAC LAKE — The Bloomingdale Bog Trail is a snowmobile trail that is also popular with cross-country skiers, fat tire bikers and walkers during the winter, when snowmobile grooming keeps the... more »»

The good ol’ days of snowball hooliganism 

January 30, 2019 My ears are still ringing, and I can’t stop chuckling after engaging in some of the long, lost fun I enjoyed as a kid. Admittedly, I was somewhat of a delinquent, but not in the classic sense. more »»

Christmas Count spots 40 species

January 23, 2019 SARANAC LAKE — The annual Audubon Society Christmas Bird Count took place late last month, and although a few species of expected birds were not seen, volunteers counted 40 species during the... more »»

TNC survey takes pulse of voters

January 16, 2019 A bipartisan sample of likely 2020 New York voters said in a recent survey that climate change is not only happening, but that the state should take concrete steps to address it. more »»

Mountaineering Festival brings climbing stars to town

January 16, 2019 KEENE VALLEY — The Mountaineer and Adirondack Rock and River will host the 23rd annual Adirondack International Mountaineering Festival from Friday, Jan. 18 to Monday, Jan. 21. more »»

Police: Pennsylvania teen runs away to Adirondacks

January 14, 2019 Police in southeastern Pennsylvania are looking for a 17-year-old who left home and told his parents he is in the Adirondack Mountains to camp and doesn’t want to be found. Stephen C. more »»

Comprehensive look at an Adirondack icon

January 9, 2019 SARANAC LAKE — It all started in Saranac Lake, at what many consider to be the first hotel in the interior of the Adirondacks built to cater to the rich and playful. more »»

TNC spokesman brings big mountain experience

January 2, 2019 KEENE VALLEY — The Adirondack chapter of The Nature Conservancy hired a new director of communications and community engagement late last year, and with years of big mountain guiding and public... more »»

Reporter tackles new sport at Mount Van Hoevenberg

December 28, 2018 I’ve never cross-country skied. OK, that’s a lie. I did last year, but I fell most of time, so I don’t really like to count it as an actual outing. more »»

XC ski plan could have big impact on Adirondack Park

December 14, 2018 RAY BROOK — The state Adirondack Park Agency is reviewing a guidance document on cross-country ski trails. If it’s eventually approved, it could lead to an increase in skiing on Forest Preserve lands. more »»

APA approves change that could lead to rail trail

December 14, 2018 RAY BROOK — The state Adirondack Park Agency on Friday approved a change to the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan that could pave the way for a hotly contested trail replacing the railroad... more »»

Forest rangers rescue Canadian man on Algonquin Peak Monday

December 14, 2018 LAKE PLACID — State Department of Environmental Conservation forest rangers rescued a 38-year-old Ottawa man from near the summit of New York’s second-tallest peak Monday, Dec. 10. more »»

APA committee passes rail trail precursor to full board

December 13, 2018 RAY BROOK — A state Adirondack Park Agency committee approved some high-profile items at Thursday’s meeting, with approval by the full board possible Frida. more »»

Fore-season golfing in the Ad’ks

December 12, 2018 PAUL SMITHS — As anyone who lives in the Adirondacks knows, having a multitude of pastimes lined up for the winter months is essential. more »»

Take the long way home for added enjoyment

December 12, 2018 I recently had an opportunity to enjoy a long day of backcountry skiing, covering a route that offered a wide range of terrain and very little human traffic. more »»

Case closed: Towns win back Old Mountain Road

December 7, 2018 LAKE PLACID — Old Mountain Road, a historic highway that was — until recently — part of a state wilderness area, has been returned to two local towns after more than a decade-long legal battle. more »»

Winter is settling in for the season

December 5, 2018 During the winter season, it often appears as if the Adirondacks are a vast land of ice and snow that will remain locked forever in an eternal battle for the heart of the land. more »»

Wooley book is a study of Adirondack photography

December 5, 2018 A new book of historic photographs offers much more than just a glimpse into the post-Gilded Age-era Adirondacks as it seeks to highlight the importance of one particular “town photographer. more »»

Canadian who died on Long Lake mountain identified

December 4, 2018 LONG LAKE — A 51-year-old Canadian man died while hiking a popular fire tower peak in the Adirondacks on Saturday, Dec. 1. more »»

Christmas Bird Count returns

November 28, 2018 SARANAC LAKE — The 63rd annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count will take place in late December this year, and locals with an interest in birding are encouraged to sign up to watch for birds at... more »»



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