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Easy access to big views on Baxter

November 14, 2018 KEENE VALLEY — For a short, relatively easy hike, Baxter Mountain near Keene Valley can tick a lot of boxes on various checklists. more »»

No skiing: Whiteface toll road will stay plowed for elevator renovation

November 9, 2018 WILMINGTON — The Veterans Memorial Highway, which allows people to drive nearly to the summit of Whiteface Mountain, will be plowed through the winter as work on the summit elevator continues for a... more »»

Pickerel and Rock ponds make a pretty pair

November 7, 2018 SARANAC LAKE — Shoulder season in the Adirondacks can be tough, especially when rain in November could easily turn to snow at any time. more »»

Adirondack Council reveals results of High Peaks hiker surveys

November 7, 2018 KEENE VALLEY — A recent survey revealed that hikers in and around the High Peaks Wilderness Area overwhelmingly want the state to prioritize its time and money toward protecting the area’s wild... more »»

Keene hunter dies as rifle goes off accidentally

October 31, 2018 A woman found her husband dead from a rifle shot Tuesday in an orchard on their property in Keene, where he had been hunting. more »»

White-nose syndrome still having impact

October 31, 2018 The state Department of Environmental Conservation is reminding the public to stay out of caves and mines where bats are spending the winter as a disease continues to threaten already decimated... more »»

Adirondacks warming faster than the global average, study shows

October 31, 2018 HAGUE — The Adirondacks have warmed more than two times the global average, according to scientific studies done by SUNY Plattsburg. more »»

Island challenge

October 24, 2018 SARANAC LAKE — There are so many islands in Lower and Middle Saranac lakes that the state Department of Environmental Conservation has a campground named Saranac Lake Islands. more »»

A natural change of pace during snowless stretches

October 24, 2018 As l gaze out the window of my home in Ray Brook, it is easy to forget that the annual big game hunting season has not yet received a single day of tracking snow. more »»

New kid in camp’s lifelong tools of the trade

October 19, 2018 As a youngster, l was considered to be somewhat of a scallywag, which is a polite Irish term that was often used to explain that l was just a regular old pain in the ... butt. more »»

NOLS releases latest wilderness navigation guide

October 19, 2018 The National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) has published an updated edition of its manual on wilderness navigation, and with the techniques tested in the field by NOLS instructors, this may be... more »»

DEC: Cascade shuttle to trailhead a success

October 12, 2018 LAKE PLACID — The state Department of Environmental Conservation closed parking along state Route 73 this past Columbus Day weekend to curtail the number of cars lined up near the Cascade and... more »»

UP CLOSE: Look to the heavens with stargazer David Craig

October 12, 2018 KEENE — David Craig has a tackle box and a crosshair scope, but he’s not a fisherman or a hunter. more »»

NORTH COUNTRY AT WORK: Forest rangers gear up to tackle growing number of backcountry emergencies

October 5, 2018 WILMINGTON — State Department of Environmental Conservation forest rangers are increasingly busy with searches and rescues, mostly in the Adirondack and Catskill parks, and throughout those... more »»

DEC warns visitors of leaf peepers, trailhead changes, black bears and trail projects

October 5, 2018 RAY BROOK — Bear activity in the High Peaks has decreased, the state Department of Environmental Conservation says, but it adds that visitors to the North Country should be on the lookout for slow... more »»

DEC touts efforts after report says High Peaks trails need ‘major work’

October 5, 2018 RAY BROOK — In September, the Adirondack Council released a preliminary report saying that the High Peaks and surrounding areas have at least 130 miles of trail that need “major work. more »»

It’s getting a little squirrelly around here

October 4, 2018 With the opening day of the annual big game hunting season set to arrive on Oct. 20, outdoor travelers should take the usual precautions, and be aware that hunters will be in the woods. more »»

Glennon, Smith look to new opportunities at AWI

October 3, 2018 SARANAC LAKE — Things were looking bleak for the small staff of the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Adirondack office earlier this year when the parent organization announced the program’s... more »»

Green group: High Peaks trails ‘need major work’

September 28, 2018 LAKE PLACID — The Adirondack Council released a preliminary report on the condition of trails in the High Peaks Wilderness Area and found that well over 100 miles of trail “need major work. more »»

State tries to lighten load on trails

September 28, 2018 LAKE PLACID — Hundreds of cars parked along state Route 73 at the Cascade Mountain trailhead will not be a problem this Columbus Day weeken. more »»



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