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Bill to let larger ATVs on trails advances (update)

June 10, 2014 ALBANY - Larger off-road vehicles would be allowed on New York's public trails under legislation advancing in the state Assembly, which has raised an alarm among environmentalists who say it will... more »»

Northville celebrates new beginning of trail to Lake Placid

June 9, 2014 NORTHVILLE - Dozens of people packed a closed section of Main Street in this village Saturday to witness the opening of a new starting point for a nationally recognized hiking trai. more »»

Environmentalists question legality of Jay Wilderness mining plan

June 9, 2014 Environmentalists are crying foul over the state's plan to override Adirondack Park wilderness protections to allow exploratory mining in part of the Jay Mountain Wilderness. more »»

New plan for Adirondack portion of national trail

June 9, 2014 The state Department of Environmental Conservation has released a revised draft of the Adirondack Park Trail Plan for the North Country National Scenic Trai. more »»

Group proposes new southern Adirondack wilderness

June 9, 2014 ALBANY - An environmental group on Friday proposed establishing a new wilderness area in the southern Adirondacks combining almost 4,000 acres of timberland that New York recently bought with about... more »»

UP CLOSE: Kayaker makes film a career in Lake Placid

June 5, 2014 LAKE PLACID — A respected whitewater kayaker, Lake Placid resident Ed Huber has carved out a niche in the television and movie industry inside and outside the Adirondacks. more »»

The way of the waters

May 30, 2014 Several years back I published a column that detailed the need for outdoor etiquette as it concerns anglers, hunters and paddlers. more »»

Summer staff take posts in backcountry

May 30, 2014 Following a week of training, a group of 40 backcountry stewards and assistant forest rangers were deployed on state lands and wildlife management areas across New York last weekend to protect the... more »»

Wiltse, Buker join Ausable River Association

May 29, 2014 WILMINGTON — The Ausable River Association (AsRA) recently hired Brendan Wiltse as its full-time Stewardship and Outreach Coordinator. more »»

UP CLOSE: Outdoor legend and his canoe

May 15, 2014 LAKE PLACID — For 35 years, Gary Hodgson roamed the woods and waters as a forest ranger for the state Department of Environmental Conservation. more »»

BUSY HANDS: Rebuilding a canoe business

May 9, 2014 LAKE PLACID — For Joe Moore, owner of Placid Boatworks, building pack canoes means everything. That’s why, when a fire destroyed the company building 263 Station St. more »»

Mirror Lake ice is out

April 28, 2014 LAKE PLACID —Lake Placid Volunteer Ambulance Service officials announced April 27 that the Mirror Lake ice went out Saturday afternoon, April 26 at 4:55 p.m. as declared by ice meister Jack Irvin. more »»

UP CLOSE: Clark is your High Peaks information guide

March 13, 2014 LAKE PLACID — Three summers ago, Bobby Clark visited the High Peaks, climbing Mount Marcy and camping at Marcy Dam. more »»

Loppet skiers enjoy fast conditions

March 10, 2014 LAKE PLACID — Rescheduling the Lake Placid Loppet cross country ski races this year couldn’t have worked out any better. more »»

Paralympic skier who climbed Kilimanjaro will speak in Lake Placid

March 3, 2014 LAKE PLACID — Paralympic sit-skier and wheelchair track athlete Chris Waddell, who climbed the 19,340-foot Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania using a specially designed hand cycle, will be in Lake Placid... more »»

Decision on rail trail slow in coming

March 3, 2014 ALBANY — Five months ago there appeared to be a light at the end of the tunnel for a decades-long debate over whether to repair railroad tracks running through the Adirondack Mountains or rip them u... more »»

Placid’s toboggan chute having a great season

February 16, 2014 LAKE PLACID — It’s been a busy season for the Lake Placid Toboggan Chute. Butch Martin, the North Elba Parks District manager, said the toboggan chute has pulled in some $15,000 so far this winter. more »»

Snowstorm creates excellent skiing conditions

February 14, 2014 Plenty of new snow has made for excellent skiing and snowshoeing conditions in the backountry. more »»

ADIRONDACK GADABOUT: Skiing, skating conditions improving

February 8, 2014 As the region sinks deeper into another winter season, the local weather patterns have been excellent for making ice, but rather spotty when it comes to providing for snow. more »»

DEC would get tougher on invasive-carrying boats

February 5, 2014 The state Department of Environmental Conservation is proposing regulations that would restrict the transport of aquatic invasive species at state boat launches it oversees. more »»

 
 

 

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