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Tick-free existence comes to an end on Cobble Hill

May 10, 2017 As warmer, spring-like weather patterns continue to be resisted by a combination of snow squalls, rain and cold weather, it’s important to recognize and be prepared for some of the hazards that... more »»

Adirondack camping season gets underway

May 4, 2017 FISH CREEK — Despite some snow at the beginning of the month, the camping season officially kicked off a few weeks ago when Fish Creek campground opened its gates on April 7. more »»

NCCC students hope to attract rare bird

May 3, 2017 SARANAC LAKE — American kestrels are a type of falcon that is rarely found in the Adirondacks, but a group of environmental science students thinks it may have found an ideal location to attract... more »»

Take your time and move slowly during early season

May 3, 2017 In recent days, I’ve spent a good deal of time in the woods and on the waters. Despite the muddy trails and a few flash rainstorms, the spring season has remained relatively bugless to date. more »»

Rail trail meetings begin in Saranac Lake

May 2, 2017 SARANAC LAKE — About 30 people gathered at the Saranac Lake Free Library Monday evening, May 1, for the first in a series of public information sessions on the proposed rail trail that would connect... more »»

Remembering a fallen forest ranger

May 1, 2017 SARANAC LAKE — The steady rain stopped just as a forest ranger honor guard started up the rocky path that runs through the middle of Pine Ridge Cemetery Sunday afternoon, April 30. more »»

Conceptual rail trail plan released, info sessions set

April 27, 2017 RAY BROOK — A series of public meetings have been scheduled on the state Department of Environmental Conservation’s conceptual plan for a proposed rail trail between Lake Placid and Tupper Lake. more »»

Short mud season hikes

April 26, 2017 With mud season firmly ensconced in the Adirondacks, getting outside can be a bit of a challenge: You should stay out of the High Peaks, the water is dangerously cold for paddling, the roads are... more »»

Brookies, turkeys and a five-star challenge

April 26, 2017 By JOE?HACKETT The burgeoning spring season has rapidly reclaimed the land from the remaining depths of winter. more »»

Drone regulations are on DEC’s radar

April 21, 2017 Unmanned aerial drone use falls into a bit of a gray area for law enforcement in the Adirondack backcountry, but the state Department of Environmental Conservation says it will soon seek public inpu... more »»

Ski season ends in the Olympic Region

April 20, 2017 WILMINGTON — The Whiteface Mountain Ski Center ended its 2016-17 season on Easter Sunday, April 16, with spring conditions on 28 trails, temperatures in the low 70s and dozens of families scurrying... more »»

Welcoming new chicks into the flock

April 19, 2017 There’s a handful of new additions chirping away at our homestead in Vermontville now that one of our chickens has successfully hatched a clutch of eggs. more »»

Hand of man is evident everywhere

April 19, 2017 It is easy to forget that the lands surrounding many Adirondack communities were nearly denuded a century ago. more »»

First cast of the fishing season 

April 12, 2017 As I gaze out the window of my home in Ray Brook, there are a dozen wild turkeys strutting around the side yard, pecking for leftovers near the bird feeder. more »»

DEC plans big improvements to Buck Pond campground

April 12, 2017 ONCHIOTA — The state Department of Environmental Conservation is planning major upgrades to a local campground, and will take public comments on the plan until May 15. more »»

Historic Debar takes next step

April 5, 2017 DUANE — The state Department of Environmental Conservation is asking for public input on a plan to manage nearly 90,000 acres of land in the northern Adirondacks. more »»

Celebrating opening day with fishing poles and skis

April 5, 2017 The annual trout season opened on April Fools’ Day, with a majority of the lakes and ponds in Adirondacks still locked in ice. Ice jams continue to clog many of the rivers and streams as well. more »»

Scientists monitor resilient elm

March 29, 2017 KEENE VALLEY — A once iconic species of tree that has been hammered by a foreign disease may have found some hope in Keene Valley. more »»

Chilly waters greet anglers for April 1 opener

March 29, 2017 As always, the New York trout season will begin with the sunrise on April 1. more »»

Wiley’s Flies offers assorted buffet

March 23, 2017 RAY BROOK — Vince Wilcox likes to talk. Especially about fishing. And with well over a million of his fishing flies having been sold in the last 15 years, Wilcox has a lot to talk about. more »»

 
 

 

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