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Two-Fly Challenge hits the river

May 23, 2017 WILMINGTON — The 18th annual Ausable River Two-Fly Challenge fishing tournament concluded Saturday, and organizers and competitors alike hailed the great fishing and camaraderie of the event. more »»

State buys Marion River Carry, resolving Township 40 quagmire

May 22, 2017 ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration celebrated the Adirondack Park’s 125th birthday by adding to it. Saturday was the 125th anniversary of when Go. more »»

DEC campgrounds are now open

May 21, 2017 The state Department of Environmental Conservation announced Friday, May 19 that DEC-operated campgrounds in the Adirondack and Catskill parks are officially open for the summer camping season. more »»

Is it time to extend PFD requirement?

May 17, 2017 Eight years ago, New York became the first state in the nation to enact a law requiring that life jackets be worn on all small boats from Nov. 1 to May 1 each year. more »»

We are all equal in the eyes of a fish

May 17, 2017 The burgeoning spring season has rapidly reclaimed the local landscape, bringing blooming wildflowers, fresh fish and a wide variety of outdoor recreational opportunities. more »»

Spring rains bring fun, excitement to Hudson

May 10, 2017 INDIAN LAKE — With a fresh dusting of snow on the ground, most people weren’t thinking about swimming this past weekend. more »»

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 »»



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