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Flies could avert hemlock threat in New York

July 13, 2015 Mark Whitmore, a forest entomologist for Cornell Cooperative Extension, took a trip to Great Smoky Mountain National Park and saw the devastation firsthand. more »»

Trail’s fans outnumber railroad’s at 1st of 2 hearings on state plan

July 9, 2015 TUPPER LAKE — State officials got an earful Wednesday, July 8 on their plan to split up the Adirondack rail corridor, mostly from supporters of removing the railroad tracks, including a large... more »»

State adds Utica hearing on rail/trail plan

July 8, 2015 UTICA — A second public hearing regarding a proposed amendment to the unit management plan for the Remsen-Lake Placid Travel Corridor has been scheduled in Utic. more »»

DEC hears comments on Essex Chain future

July 8, 2015 NEWCOMB — It’s not easy to please everyone, especially when land-use issues are involved. more »»

Tupper goes wild over elevated attraction

July 8, 2015 Over the holiday weekend I took a little trip to Tupper Lake for the grand opening of Wild Walk, The Wild Center’s newest attraction. more »»

Rail bike tours offered between Saranac Lake, Lake Clear

July 3, 2015 SARANAC LAKE — Train service isn’t running yet in this area, but local residents and tourists now have another way to explore the rails. more »»

DEC workers rescue Bluff Island jumper from drowning

July 3, 2015 SARANAC LAKE — A man who was drowning Thursday, July 2 in Lower Saranac Lake after jumping from Bluff Island was pulled into a boat by a handful of state Department of Environmental Conservation... more »»

EPA: Brook trout, salmon could fade from park by 2100

July 2, 2015 A study conducted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency found that brook trout and landlocked Atlantic salmon could disappear from Adirondack waterways by 2100. more »»

Judge blocks attempt to keep Adirondack Scenic RR trains from crossing Lake Colby

July 2, 2015 SARANAC LAKE — A judge has rejected an attempt by the Lake Colby Association to prevent trains from crossing what the group says is an unsafe railroad causeway through the lake. more »»

Grants help groups study species of concern

July 1, 2015 RAY BROOK — Groups in the Adirondacks have been using state grants to study species of concern in the Adirondacks. more »»

Waterfalls provide respite from heavy rains

July 1, 2015 As a result of the season’s off-and-on heavy rains, outdoor travelers have been forced to go without getting out, or they’ve simply learned to deal with the damp hand they’ve been dealt. more »»

Camp Colby will begin Sunday, cautiously

June 27, 2015 SARANAC LAKE — A hunt for an escaped prisoner won’t stop a state-run summer camp from opening Sunday, but it will prompt caution to protect the young campers. more »»

GIVING BACK: 46ers celebrate naming of Grace Peak

June 26, 2015 NORTH HUDSON — Grace Hudowalski once said, “Mountains can give you a lot if you can take it. more »»

Options for planning a bass attack

June 24, 2015 In recent weeks there has been growing interest in bass fishing across the region, as anglers waited for the official opening day of the season. more »»

Forging bonds through bands and mountains

June 24, 2015 My love affair with the High Peaks began almost 20 years ago with a scantly planned hike up Ampersand Mountai. more »»

EMBARK: 'Adirondack: Life and Wildlife in the Wild, Wild East'

June 22, 2015 Living a simple life in the mountains isn’t so simple. more »»

Grace tribute planned in North Hudson

June 17, 2015 NORTH HUDSON — This weekend, an Adirondack icon and the High Peak named in her memory will be celebrated at the Town of North Hudson Park. more »»

Catching up amid a swirl of biting flies

June 17, 2015 I’ve spent most of the past week chasing after brook trout in locations ranging from small mountain ponds to hidden meadow creeks, and other such confines that provide potential piscatorial haunts. more »»

Rail trail on track

June 17, 2015 RAY BROOK — The state is sticking with its compromise plan for the contested Adirondack railroad corridor. more »»

EMBARK: Choosing the right kayak

June 15, 2015 Kayaks come in a brightly colored array of shapes and sizes, but choosing one doesn’t have to be as difficult as paddling the Opalescent River. more »»

 
 

 

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