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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 »»

Waiting for opening day with skis on

March 23, 2017 Despite the recent delivery of another batch of snow, it appears the spring season is underway. more »»

Bishop aims to break Winter 46er speed record

March 17, 2017 LAKE PLACID — Curious minds from across the Adirondacks and the world followed the Garmin GPS coordinates of Stefanie Bishop this past weekend as the Long Island endurance athlete continued her... more »»

Waiting for spring to appear

March 16, 2017 Over the course of the past week, I’ve enjoyed a few days skating on the local lakes and ponds which were recently resurfaced by another cycle of thaw-rain-refreeze. more »»

DEC alters freshwater fishing regulations

March 16, 2017 With the opening day of trout season just around the corner, the state Department of Environmental Conservation has announced numerous changes to freshwater fishing regulations that will go into... more »»

Birders from all over flock to Keene to see largest of owls

March 9, 2017 KEENE — While sports fans were gathering in Lake Placid for the cross-country skiing Junior National Championships, birders from throughout New England, eastern Canada, the middle Atlantic states an... more »»

Groups to urge lawmakers to OK Cuomo’s mega-trail plan

March 9, 2017 ALBANY (AP) — Outdoor enthusiasts and activists from across New York will gather in Albany to urge state lawmakers to back Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan for a 750-mile trail system. more »»

Recaptivating youth interest in outdoors

March 8, 2017 I spent a majority of the past week skiing through the local woods, where I found snow conditions ranging from bare ground to bulletproof, with a few pockets of crust and dust and just a hint of... more »»



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