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Wilmington Mountain Bike Fest starts today

August 31, 2018 WILMINGTON — The second annual Wilmington Mountain Bike Festival will be held from Friday, Aug. 31 to Sunday, Sept. . more »»

Weather report from a backwoods airhead

August 31, 2018 Despite the best efforts of man or beast, weather is likely more often to be the determining factor in any type of outdoor endeavo. more »»

DEC kills bear at campground

August 31, 2018 SARANAC LAKE — More than 50 incidents involving bears have been reported at Saranac Islands state campground this summer, but one bruin that would not leave a campsite was euthanized last week. more »»

DEC: Expect bears and busy trails this weekend

August 31, 2018 The state Department of Environmental Conservation is warning Adirondack hikers and backcountry users of busy trails this Labor Day weekend and a nuisance bear in the High Peaks Wilderness that is... more »»

ADK updates Eastern Trails guide

August 24, 2018 The Adirondack Mountain Club does a lot of things inside the Blue Line, from trail work and lobbying the state to running a lodge in the heart of the High Peaks. more »»

Christmas in the heat of the summer season

August 24, 2018 It is the heat of the summer season in the Adirondacks, as a visitor stops along a backcountry trail. more »»

Lyme-carrying ticks have arrived in the Adirondacks

August 24, 2018 Ticks are spreading into the High Peaks, reaching elevations they never have before and carrying Lyme disease to communities in Wilmington, Malone and Tupper Lake, according to research from Paul... more »»

SCA trail crews volunteer to spend summer living and working in the woods

August 24, 2018 BRANT LAKE — People who live in cities like Washington, Los Angeles and New York spend an average of about an hour traveling to and from work each day. more »»

Lake Placid gets new hiking challenge — the 9er

August 17, 2018 LAKE PLACID — Another hiking challenge has been started in the Adirondacks, and the Lake Placid 9er is meant to get people physically prepared to hike bigger mountains. more »»

DEC tickets minor for ATV use on mountain bike trail

August 17, 2018 WILMINGTON — State Department of Environmental Conservation forest rangers have ticketed a minor from out of the local area for riding an ATV on mountain bike trails in Wilmington. more »»

Tale of two hikes

August 15, 2018 BRANT LAKE — On an overcast morning, as my family slept, I snuck away for a quick hike out to Sand Lake, near the town of Speculator. more »»

Old connector routes an option to thin the crowds

August 15, 2018 Following another full week of outstanding weather, the summer season continues to provide visitors and locals alike with an unending list of recreational options. more »»

Finding relief in a pond or mountain stream

August 11, 2018 Seasoned outdoor travelers have long claimed that the Adirondack region knows only three seasons, which include winter, not quite winter and bug seaso. more »»

St. Regis tower gets 100th birthday party

August 10, 2018 LAKE CLEAR — The fire tower atop St. Regis Mountain is 100 years old, and several dozen people gathered Sunday, Aug. 5 at the Lake Clear Lodge and Retreat to celebrate and reminisc. more »»

Solo hiker climbs all 46 unsupported

August 3, 2018 LAKE PLACID — In what was likely the first ever solo, unsupported thru-hike of the Adirondack 46 High Peaks, a Rochester man said he barely slept and should have changed his socks more often. more »»

Unveiling a bounty of backyard berries

August 3, 2018 Over the course of recent days, l have spent a lot of time on my knees. I wasn’t scrubbing floors or praying to the patron saint of anglers either. And yet, my time wasn’t for naught. more »»

Outdoor skills from one generation to the next

July 27, 2018 I learned to camp from my father, who had been the director of several summer camps for boys back in the 1950s. He was also an archery and riflery instructor and physical education instructor. more »»

Adirondack 46ers celebrate a century of High Peaks hiking

July 27, 2018 SARANAC LAKE — Doing anything consistently for a century is usually cause for celebration, and with the anniversary of an Au. more »»

Loon program revisits an old friend

July 25, 2018 SARANAC LAKE — The Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation has been in the field, trapping and tagging loons for 20 year. more »»

APA chairman stepping down

July 20, 2018 RAY BROOK — State Adirondack Park Agency board Chairman Sherman Craig announced his retirement after just two years in the head seat at the agency’s monthly meeting Thursday, July 12. more »»



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