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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 »»

Winch Mountain, and its changing springtime conditions

April 26, 2019 Fifteen years — that’s how long it’s been since I set foot on Winch Mountain. It was time to revisit an old frien. more »»

Outside Magazine names Hurricane Mountain best hike in New York state

April 26, 2019 KEENE — Outside Magazine, which has 38 million readers across its platforms each month, recently released a list of the best hikes in each of the 50 states. more »»

Branching off the Northville-Placid Trail

April 20, 2019 Fulton County is one of those regions that don’t get much traffic in the way of hikers, outside of Kane Mountain that i. more »»

Azure skies on Azure Mountain

April 19, 2019 ST. REGIS FALLS — Spring hiking isn’t the easiest thing in the world, and the state Department of Environmental Conservation asks hikers to avoid certain areas during mud season. more »»

Latest hiking challenge leads to cascades rather than summits

April 13, 2019 In a world that is loaded with Adirondack hiking challenges, the latest will draw people to roaring falls and gentle cascades rather than mountain summits, providing a change of pace for those... more »»

Take care of the gear that takes care of you

April 12, 2019 We would have no ground to stand on if we said this past winter was not conducive to some epic outdoor adventures. more »»

A different approach to familiar Blueberry Mountain

April 6, 2019 I have lived in the Adirondacks all my life, and never at any moment resided too far from the High Peaks Region. more »»

From Marcy ski to shining sea

April 5, 2019 SARANAC LAKE — Many people hike the state’s highest mountain each year. But one local guide recently went from the roof of New York to its lowest point in one day, just to see if he could. more »»

DEC works with Keene on Garden parking closure

April 5, 2019 KEENE — The state Department of Environmental Conservation is coordinating with the town of Keene over this summer’s closure of the popular Garden parking area, a trailhead that provides access to... more »»

Evening grosbeak continue to appear in North Country

March 30, 2019 VERMONTVILLE — Local volunteers spent about six days combing the Tri-Lakes region for birds during the annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count late last year, and despite spotting 40 species, one... more »»



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