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A loop with a river, three lakes and a carry

June 14, 2019 PAUL SMITHS — We were not alone. A red eye stared at us through very thin mist and then disappeared. But it was soon back, and it had brought a friend. Or maybe a lover. more »»

High Peaks, Giant Mountain hikers ticketed

June 14, 2019 KEENE — Hikers flocked to the High Peaks and Giant Mountain wilderness areas this past weekend to capitalize on the warm weather, and at least 70 of them were met with parking tickets. more »»

New York state asks public to report moose sightings

June 14, 2019 The state Department of Environmental Conservation is asking the public to report moose sightings as part of a multi-year project to study the Adirondacks’ largest anima. more »»

NY monitoring algae blooms

June 14, 2019 The state Department of Environmental Conservation has revamped the way people can find harmful algae blooms (HABs), and the department is encouraging the public to learn more about them as water an... more »»

New Mount Van Hoevenberg trail rerouted due to construction

June 14, 2019 LAKE PLACID — The new Mount Van Hoevenberg East Trail, which opened last fall, has been temporarily rerouted due to construction at the nearby Olympic Sports Complex. more »»

Police seek whoever damaged ski trails by driving SUV on them

June 10, 2019 LAKE PLACID — On Sunday, the New York State Police received a call that a person had damaged cross-country ski trails at Cascade Ski Center by driving a four-wheel-drive SUV on the. more »»

Sorting through the wide world of trekking poles

June 8, 2019 While trekking poles are relatively simple to use, they can be confusing to purchase, and even a bit scary to those with commitment issues. more »»

Easy access to a remote Adirondack experience

June 7, 2019 LAKE CLEAR — One of the best things about the Adirondacks is how quickly you can get to a place that feels like the middle of nowhere, and the St. more »»

Soggy spring hiking on Snow Mountain

June 1, 2019 KEENE VALLEY — There’s certainly no shortage of hiking opportunities in the Keene Valley area, but Snow Mountain via Deer Brook offers essentially two hikes: one easy, and one a little more... more »»

Another Notch in the belt from the Sentinel Range

May 31, 2019 This peak is not officially named, but has gained a label from the rock climbers who love the walls it possesses. more »»

Billy’s Bald Spot and beyond 

May 25, 2019 I’ve been flirting with this hike for a while now, starting way back in the summer of 2014 when I was adventuring in the area over near Razorback Pon. more »»

Bear spray can be difficult to find

May 24, 2019 RAY BROOK — In the summer of 2018, there were dozens of bear-related incidents in the North Country, including a recurring campsite raider that was eventually euthanized by the state Department o... more »»

Canoeing/fishing trip to Little Clear and Grass

May 18, 2019 Canoeing is not one of those sports where the learning curve is beyond the average recreationist. However, it does take a sort of finesse and, quite honestly, patience with your fellow paddler. more »»

The brown-headed cowbird, an avian parasite

May 17, 2019 VERMONTVILLE — At first glance, the brown-headed cowbird is somewhat plain, as its name would suggest. more »»

Leave No Trace

May 17, 2019 LAKE PLACID — The Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism is readying a team of ambassadors to get on social media and promote the Adirondacks, but the group was given a quick course in Leave No Trac... more »»

Easy stroll through an old logging field

May 11, 2019 WILMINGTON — With the state Department of Environmental Conservation asking hikers to stay below 2,500 feet in elevation during mud season, Monday’s sunshine and summer-like weather provided a... more »»

Delving deep into the kill vs. kiln debate

May 10, 2019 So, is it Cooper Kiln Pond or Cooper Kill Pond? I have seen it both ways. The USGS map for the region reads “Cooper Kill Pond,” while other maps and writings call it “Cooper Kiln Pon. more »»

High water moments on the Saranac River

May 4, 2019 The Saranac River can be paddled much of the year, including late in summer when water levels are low. more »»

An Adirondack paddle with an Everglades feel

May 3, 2019 As many of you know, Lake Placid is a hub for hiking mountains of all sizes and trails of all abilities. more »»

Barnum Pond icebreaker

April 27, 2019 PAUL SMITHS — It was sunny and warm, even relatively early in the morning, as I pushed my kayak into Barnum Pond. more »»



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