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St. Regis tower gets 100th birthday party

August 10, 2018 LAKE CLEAR — The fire tower atop St. Regis Mountain is 100 years old, and several dozen people gathered Sunday, Aug. 5 at the Lake Clear Lodge and Retreat to celebrate and reminisc. more »»

Solo hiker climbs all 46 unsupported

August 3, 2018 LAKE PLACID — In what was likely the first ever solo, unsupported thru-hike of the Adirondack 46 High Peaks, a Rochester man said he barely slept and should have changed his socks more often. more »»

Unveiling a bounty of backyard berries

August 3, 2018 Over the course of recent days, l have spent a lot of time on my knees. I wasn’t scrubbing floors or praying to the patron saint of anglers either. And yet, my time wasn’t for naught. more »»

Outdoor skills from one generation to the next

July 27, 2018 I learned to camp from my father, who had been the director of several summer camps for boys back in the 1950s. He was also an archery and riflery instructor and physical education instructor. more »»

Adirondack 46ers celebrate a century of High Peaks hiking

July 27, 2018 SARANAC LAKE — Doing anything consistently for a century is usually cause for celebration, and with the anniversary of an Au. more »»

Loon program revisits an old friend

July 25, 2018 SARANAC LAKE — The Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation has been in the field, trapping and tagging loons for 20 year. more »»

APA chairman stepping down

July 20, 2018 RAY BROOK — State Adirondack Park Agency board Chairman Sherman Craig announced his retirement after just two years in the head seat at the agency’s monthly meeting Thursday, July 12. more »»

Mountain vistas to soothing waters

July 18, 2018 LONG LAKE — “Hot” is the word that many people would use to describe this summer. more »»

Back to basics as the mercury rises

July 18, 2018 With the heat of the summer season already bearing down on the region, it is time for bass anglers to go back to the basics. more »»

Ride for the River returns for 7th year

July 13, 2018 WILMINGTON — Ride for the River, a family-friendly road cycling tour benefitting the conservation work of Ausable River Association returns this weekend for the seventh straight year. more »»

APA makes momentous decisions approving High Peaks, Vanderwhacker plans

July 13, 2018 RAY BROOK — The Adirondack Park Agency approved the state Department of Environmental Conversation’s unit management plan amendments for both the High Peaks Wilderness Complex and the Vanderwhacke... more »»

DEC offers black bear tips

July 13, 2018 The state Department of Environmental Conservation has offered recommendations on avoiding conflicts with bears, including in the backcountry where at least one bear has been a repeated issue this... more »»

Family fun time on Moose Pond

July 11, 2018 I’ve been doing a lot of paddling this summer, but very little (or none) of it has been with my family. more »»

Don’t underestimate economic role of granola crunchers

July 11, 2018 There is a common myth that remains firmly entrenched in the psyche of many tourism and hospitality experts. It has lingered far and wide, even in the face of evidence to the contrary. more »»

Crews continue search Paul Smiths area for Bangor man

July 10, 2018 PAUL SMITHS — Searchers from several state agencies continued to look for a missing Bangor man in the woods around Slush Pond Road Tuesday with no new findings, according to Department of... more »»

Police, rangers search for man missing 3 weeks

July 9, 2018 PAUL SMITHS - State police and the Department of Environmental Conservation are conducting a wilderness search in the Paul Smiths area for a man last seen on June 18. Bruce K. more »»

Summer days spent with pack, paddle and poles

July 7, 2018 As the long Fourth of July holiday arrives to usher in the the summer season, there is no reason for anyone to miss out on the multitude of outdoor adventures that are currently available across th... more »»

Stay cool with a dip in the lake

July 6, 2018 SARANAC LAKE — With sweltering heat and high humidity unabashedly announcing that summer is here, the area known for its cold winters is, luckily, also home to a number of beaches and swimming... more »»

Lighter than expected crowd for High Peaks Wilderness meeting

June 28, 2018 LAKE PLACID — A lot of empty chairs filled a ballroom at the Olympic Conference Center in Lake Placid Thursday, June 21 as the state Department of Environmental Conservation held its third and final... more »»

Beyond the fog

June 27, 2018 It was so foggy that we basically paddled until we saw land in front of us and then turned. Sure, I could have gotten out the map and compass, but that’s no fun. more »»



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