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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 »»

GIVING BACK: Group says new weather station would help assess Mirror Lake salt pollution

September 28, 2018 LAKE PLACID — Over the past few decades, the amount of road salt runoff that has entered Mirror Lake has increased greatly. more »»

Search-and-rescue missions abound

September 28, 2018 RAY BROOK — The state Department of Environmental Conservation released its annual report on how forest rangers spend their year, showing what rangers have been saying: Search-and-rescue missions... more »»

Adirondack hikes included in NY guidebook

September 26, 2018 SARANAC LAKE — The fourth edition of Falcon Guides’ “Hiking New York” is out, and while the book features hikes in 10 different regions of the state, the Adirondacks loom large with two dozen... more »»

Communication is key for autumn travelers

September 26, 2018 As the summer finally fades away and the possibility of a fresh dumping of snow grows closer with each passing day, sportsmen and women, anglers and an ever-growing contingent of woods walkers will... more »»

Ontario man speedflies off Mount Colden, lands in Avalanche Lake

September 21, 2018 LAKE PLACID — The skies over the High Peaks can be filled with eagles, hawks and — frequently — the State Police helicopter. But on Saturday, Sept. more »»

Placid waters for late-season paddle

September 19, 2018 It started back in June, when my friend Jason Labonte asked if I wanted to go paddle Lake Placid. more »»

Learning to adapt to changing weather patterns

September 19, 2018 As another big game hunting season looms on the near horizon, hunters will again most likely be confronted and confounded by the obvious lack of snow on the ground, especially in the upper... more »»

DEC to ban roadside parking at Roaring Brook Falls

September 17, 2018 ST. HUBERTS — The state Department of Environmental Conservation announced that starting Friday, roadside parking along state Route 73 at Roaring Brook Falls will be permanently banned. more »»

Hunting season is upon us

September 14, 2018 The leaves are changing color and the smell of woodsmoke is noticeable here and there. And soon, the woods will be filled not only hikers, but also with hunters. more »»

Are you prepared for that hike?

September 14, 2018 LAKE PLACID — About two dozen service industry workers participated in a Guest Information Summit and Leave No Trace Workshop Tuesday morning, Sept. more »»

Trust your gut to get through hunting season

September 14, 2018 At this time of year, the ever-diminishing length of daylight hours triggers a natural hormonal responses in all wild creatures. more »»

Time is short, and so are these trips

September 7, 2018 Although this summer seemed hotter than normal, everyone I talk to still doesn’t want to think about winter coming. more »»

Canoe Classic back for 36th edition

September 4, 2018 SARANAC LAKE — The Adirondack Canoe Classic enters its 36th year, as the three-day, 90-mile paddling race kicks off Friday, Sept. 7 in Old Forge and ends in Saranac Lake on Sunday, Sept. 9. more »»

Adventure in a remote wilderness

August 31, 2018 Sometimes a hike has no view at the end. Sometimes there’s clouds or trees blocking the vista. And sometimes, you just run out of time before getting to where you wanted to go. more »»

Wilmington Mountain Bike Fest starts today

August 31, 2018 WILMINGTON — The second annual Wilmington Mountain Bike Festival will be held from Friday, Aug. 31 to Sunday, Sept. . more »»

Weather report from a backwoods airhead

August 31, 2018 Despite the best efforts of man or beast, weather is likely more often to be the determining factor in any type of outdoor endeavo. more »»

DEC kills bear at campground

August 31, 2018 SARANAC LAKE — More than 50 incidents involving bears have been reported at Saranac Islands state campground this summer, but one bruin that would not leave a campsite was euthanized last week. more »»

 
 

 

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