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DEC hosting Great Camp Santanoni open weekends

January 12, 2018 NEWCOMB — The state Department of Environmental Conservation will open buildings at the historic Great Camp Santanoni in Newcomb for three weekends this year, the fifth in a row. more »»

New winter recreation maps will be released soon

January 12, 2018 SARANAC LAKE — With no shortage of trails in the Tri-Lakes area, choosing a place to go cross-country skiing or snowshoeing can be a daunting task. more »»

Bird Count reveals 100th species

January 10, 2018 SARANAC LAKE — Local birders faced extreme temperatures when they ventured out around the area to look for birds during the annual Audubon Society’s Christmas Bird Count. more »»

Nature therapy as old as mankind itself

January 10, 2018 The Barkeaters, who originally ranged across the Adirondack region and throughout New England, had a widely varied diet that was adjusted according to the season to take advantage of annual... more »»


January 5, 2018 LAKE PLACID — Bob Maswick and a group of fellow outdoor enthusiasts recently took a six-hour cross-country ski trip in the High Peaks Wilderness Area near Lake Placid. more »»

Wind chill hits minus 77 atop Whiteface

January 5, 2018 The summit of New York’s fifth-highest mountain hit an astounding low today — wind chills of nearly 80 degrees below zero, with the possibility of dropping even further. more »»

Lee recognized for outdoors writing

January 4, 2018 A retired forest ranger who has written a weekly column about the outdoors for more than 30 years was recently honored by the New York State Outdoor Writers Association. The M. more »»

Prof hopes there’s room for ’shrooms at PSC

December 30, 2017 PAUL SMITHS — A Paul Smith’s College professor is looking to grow the school’s curriculum by adding a fungal component to one of its majors in the hopes that the “College of the Adirondacks” will... more »»

Encountering an inexperienced, motley crew

December 30, 2017 It appears winter has arrived in time for the holidays. Fortunately, local trails already had a generous base of snow, which allowed both nordic and alpine skiers to hit the trails. more »»

UP CLOSE: Free as a bird ... on skis

December 29, 2017 WILMINGTON —New York Ski Educational Foundation Freeride Program Head Coach Justin Perry sat in front of his Apple Mac computer, editing a video from his ski team’s latest excursion to the Area 51... more »»

DEC warns of extremely cold temperatures in the Adirondacks

December 27, 2017 ALBANY — The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Tuesday, Dec. more »»

Big Tupper Ski Area scheduled to re-open next winter

December 22, 2017 TUPPER LAKE — The developers of the Adirondack Club and Resort project developers and caretakers of the Big Tupper Ski Area say they plan to open up the currently dormant ski mountain at the start o... more »»

Judge dismisses Adirondack snowmobile trail lawsuit

December 15, 2017 An acting New York Supreme Court justice recently dismissed a lawsuit over the state Department of Environmental Conservation’s cutting of snowmobile trails in the Adirondacks after several years of... more »»

Stefanik supports support for Adirondack Lake Survey Corp. to EPA

December 15, 2017 RAY BROOK — Republican U.S. Rep. more »»

Town supervisor hopes to get trails built

December 13, 2017 VERMONTVILLE — The supervisor for the Town of Franklin has some big plans, ones which he hopes will help get the sleepy town on the map, literally. more »»

Forest rangers seek more staff, funds holding up progress

December 8, 2017 SARANAC LAKE — State Department of Environmental Conservation forest rangers have taken their message of increased staffing needs to the street and have so far gotten more than a half-dozen towns t... more »»

White Plains flights planned via Cape Air in Lake Clear

December 8, 2017 SARANAC LAKE — Beginning March 1, 2018, passengers boarding planes at the Adirondack Regional Airport will be able to disembark in White Plains. more »»

Pleasant walk with a memorable otter show

December 6, 2017 REDFORD — I’d been walking for a while and it seemed like the hike might start to drag on, but I bent down to tie my shoe and noticed the silver slivers of a sun-dappled pond through the trees,... more »»

Waiting for the first big snow of the year

December 6, 2017 With the conclusion of the annual big game hunting season in the bank, outdoor enthusiasts will be forced to seek alternative adventures until there is enough ice and snow to kick off the season fo... more »»

Snowfactory gives Mount Van Hoevenberg a boost

December 1, 2017 LAKE PLACID — At the tail end of October, it was still 81 degrees. Nevertheless, the Mount Van Hoevenberg Cross Country and Biathlon Center hosted a training camp for the U.S. more »»



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