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American woodcock remains elusive and interesting

October 26, 2016 With names like the timberdoodle, bog sucker, mud snipe and mud bat, the American woodcock can maybe draw some immature giggles when it’s mentioned. more »»

First major snow perks up skiers

October 24, 2016 LAKE PLACID — Despite the power outages Saturday night, officials at the state Olympic Regional Development Authority took advantage of the first measurable snow in the Olympic Region to promote... more »»

Village rail trail meeting draws questions, provides few answers

October 21, 2016 SARANAC LAKE — Village of Saranac Lake Trustee Rich Shapiro held the first open meeting related to the rail trail on Tuesday, Oct. 18, at the Harrietstown Town Hall. more »»

Hunting takes time, patience and experience

October 19, 2016 All the natural signs point to the obvious: Autumn is rapidly taking control of the land. more »»

Chester Challenge offers hikers another test

October 19, 2016 Another hiking challenge has popped up in the Adirondacks, and this one offers a choice in which trails to take. more »»

Rail trail advisory board member hosts open meetings

October 17, 2016 (Editor's note: This article has been corrected to reflect that the Adirondack Rail Trail Advisory Committee is not hosting open meetings; rather, the village of Saranac Lake representative to the... more »»

APA offers 4th, wilder option for Boreas

October 14, 2016 RAY BROOK — In a surprise move, the state Adirondack Park Agency announced a fourth alternative as it began the process of classifying the Boreas Ponds tract Thursday, Oct. 13. more »»

Group keeps planning rail trail behind closed doors

October 14, 2016 RAY BROOK — The state Department of Environmental Conservation hosted a third closed-door meeting Wednesday afternoon, Oc. more »»

Hikers find snow atop some High Peaks

October 14, 2016 KEENE — Hiking traffic at the High Peak’s most popular trails appears to have been down a bit for this Columbus Day and Canadian Thanksgiving weekend compared to Labor Day weekend’s massive crowds. more »»

Rail Explorers to end operations in Tri-Lakes region

October 14, 2016 SARANAC LAKE — Rail Explorers USA, which operates a rail bike operation between here, Lake Clear and Tupper Lake, announced Thursday, Oct. more »»

Lake Flower Resort responds to Adirondack Park Agency

October 14, 2016 SARANAC LAKE — Developers of the proposed Lake Flower Resort and Spa have made a few changes to their plan that could make it easier for them to get a shoreline variance from the state Adirondack... more »»

Soaking in every last bit of autumn

October 12, 2016 As autumn takes command of the local landscape, I have been forced to choose between a variety of outdoor activities that continue to unfold across a landscape that grows more magnificent with each... more »»

Seven bee species added to endangered list

October 12, 2016 The federal government recently added seven bee species native to Hawaii to the endangered species list. The rule adding the bees goes into effect on Halloween this year. more »»

Zombie Run 5k and Spooky Scramble kid’s race Sunday in Lake Placid

October 7, 2016 LAKE PLACID — The Zombie Run 5k and Spooky Scramble half-mile kid’s race will be held Sunday, Oct. 9 at Heaven Hill Farm on Bear Cub Lane. Cost for the 5k is $10 and $5 for the kid’s half-mile rac. more »»

Hiker alerts

October 6, 2016 LAKE PLACID — In the wake of a late summer hiking period that may have been the busiest in the history of the Adirondack Park, state agencies have collaborated to launch a website focused on alertin... more »»

NY Fall Foliage Report, Oct. 6-12

October 6, 2016 Bright, beautiful peak fall colors will be making their debut in New York state this Columbus Day weekend, according to observers for Empire State Development’s I Love New York program. more »»

Off to the waters we go

October 5, 2016 As the rising sun burned the morning fog from the waters, my reel began to screech. It was a familiar sound that summoned up memories from the not-so distant past. more »»

DEC celebrates first firewood awareness month

October 5, 2016 The state Department of Environmental Conservation is celebrating the first-ever National Firewood Awareness Month by encouraging people to “burn it where you buy i. more »»

Multiple hunting seasons are opening this week

September 29, 2016 The state Department of Environmental Conservation is reminding the public that various hunting seasons open this week. more »»

Thrill of the hunt is what matters

September 28, 2016 With the annual big game hunting season looming on the calendar, it is time for all woods walkers and similar outdoor travelers to be aware and dressed accordingly. more »»



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