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APA offers 4th, wilder option for Boreas

October 14, 2016 RAY BROOK — In a surprise move, the state Adirondack Park Agency announced a fourth alternative as it began the process of classifying the Boreas Ponds tract Thursday, Oct. 13. more »»

Group keeps planning rail trail behind closed doors

October 14, 2016 RAY BROOK — The state Department of Environmental Conservation hosted a third closed-door meeting Wednesday afternoon, Oc. more »»

Hikers find snow atop some High Peaks

October 14, 2016 KEENE — Hiking traffic at the High Peak’s most popular trails appears to have been down a bit for this Columbus Day and Canadian Thanksgiving weekend compared to Labor Day weekend’s massive crowds. more »»

Rail Explorers to end operations in Tri-Lakes region

October 14, 2016 SARANAC LAKE — Rail Explorers USA, which operates a rail bike operation between here, Lake Clear and Tupper Lake, announced Thursday, Oct. more »»

Lake Flower Resort responds to Adirondack Park Agency

October 14, 2016 SARANAC LAKE — Developers of the proposed Lake Flower Resort and Spa have made a few changes to their plan that could make it easier for them to get a shoreline variance from the state Adirondack... more »»

Soaking in every last bit of autumn

October 12, 2016 As autumn takes command of the local landscape, I have been forced to choose between a variety of outdoor activities that continue to unfold across a landscape that grows more magnificent with each... more »»

Seven bee species added to endangered list

October 12, 2016 The federal government recently added seven bee species native to Hawaii to the endangered species list. The rule adding the bees goes into effect on Halloween this year. more »»

Zombie Run 5k and Spooky Scramble kid’s race Sunday in Lake Placid

October 7, 2016 LAKE PLACID — The Zombie Run 5k and Spooky Scramble half-mile kid’s race will be held Sunday, Oct. 9 at Heaven Hill Farm on Bear Cub Lane. Cost for the 5k is $10 and $5 for the kid’s half-mile rac. more »»

Hiker alerts

October 6, 2016 LAKE PLACID — In the wake of a late summer hiking period that may have been the busiest in the history of the Adirondack Park, state agencies have collaborated to launch a website focused on alertin... more »»

NY Fall Foliage Report, Oct. 6-12

October 6, 2016 Bright, beautiful peak fall colors will be making their debut in New York state this Columbus Day weekend, according to observers for Empire State Development’s I Love New York program. more »»

Off to the waters we go

October 5, 2016 As the rising sun burned the morning fog from the waters, my reel began to screech. It was a familiar sound that summoned up memories from the not-so distant past. more »»

DEC celebrates first firewood awareness month

October 5, 2016 The state Department of Environmental Conservation is celebrating the first-ever National Firewood Awareness Month by encouraging people to “burn it where you buy i. more »»

Multiple hunting seasons are opening this week

September 29, 2016 The state Department of Environmental Conservation is reminding the public that various hunting seasons open this week. more »»

Thrill of the hunt is what matters

September 28, 2016 With the annual big game hunting season looming on the calendar, it is time for all woods walkers and similar outdoor travelers to be aware and dressed accordingly. more »»

The why and how of leaves changing color

September 28, 2016 With the onset of fall, many things fill the Adirondack air: The smell of wood stoves burning, the color of the trees, and the sounds of cursing as a slow driver holds up traffic while looking at... more »»

Placid board approves stormwater project

September 23, 2016 LAKE PLACID - The village board passed a resolution Monday to improve the stormwater drainage system that dumps directly into Mirror Lake. more »»

APA sets tentative Boreas hearing dates

September 23, 2016 RAY BROOK - The state Adirondack Park Agency's State Land Committee last week set tentative dates for public hearings on classification of the 20,000-acre Boreas Ponds tract, which the state recentl... more »»

DEC to reclaim ponds for brook trout

September 21, 2016 The state Department of Environmental Conservation is hoping that two local ponds, each currently overrun with non-native species, will be able to be reclaimed with brook trou. more »»

Hunting no longer just a man’s game

September 21, 2016 “In a civilized and cultured country, wild animals only continue to exist at all when preserved by sportsmen. more »»

ADK feels strain of hiking boom

September 15, 2016 Adirondack Mountain Club staff say they were overwhelmed by unusually large crowds of hikers on Labor Day weekend — the most they’ve ever seen, some staff said. more »»



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