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Cheers, tears and hear, hears after classification

February 7, 2018 Snow conditions have been nearly ideal for skiing and snowshoeing, even though plummeting temperatures and mind-chilling windchills have made long jaunts more challenging than usual. more »»

APA approves Boreas Ponds classification

February 2, 2018 RAY BROOK — The state Adirondack Park Agency board voted to approve a classification for the Boreas Ponds tract Friday that will add more than 11,000 acres to the High Peaks Wilderness Area, while... more »»

DEC reroutes section of Whiteface Mountain trail

February 2, 2018 WILMINGTON — The state Department of Environmental Conservation said in its weekly backcountry conditions report that a small portion of the Whiteface Mountain hiking trail has been rerouted. more »»

Tread lightly: Thickness of ice can be deceptive

January 31, 2018 I’ve been enjoying some of the season’s best ski conditions in recent days. The deep woods currently retain a deep, firm snowpack that allows skiers and or snowshoers to go just about anywhere. more »»

Despite rumors, cougars officially extinct in eastern U.S.

January 31, 2018 After nearly a decade of debate — and decades of rumors — the eastern cougar has officially been declared extinct and will be removed from the list of endangered species later this month. more »»

Bathing in nature’s sights, sounds and smells

January 24, 2018 It is likely to be a bit cool for bathing in the local forests at this time of year, especially if the skinny red snake in the thermometer remains curled up in the bulb like a snoozing cobra. more »»

‘Split Rock’ provides readers guided tour of wildlife corridor

January 24, 2018 What started out as a blog on wildlife and the Adirondacks has been turned into a book that will take readers on a walk through the Split Rock Wildway, a loose collection of public and private... more »»

New management team takes over at VIC

January 17, 2018 PAUL SMITHS — The Paul Smith’s College VIC has a new manager and program coordinator who are looking to build upon the nature center’s previous successes. more »»

When Frontier Town builds it, they will come

January 17, 2018 As the winter weather continues to take hold of the land, the recent cold snap served to deliver an echo from the past. more »»

Slip sliding away

January 12, 2018 LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Toboggan Chute on Mirror Lake is expected to open this weekend in time for the busy Martin Luther King Jr. more »»

EYE ON EDUCATION: Learning to fly ... in sneakers and snow

January 12, 2018 LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid modified and varsity cross country running teams will host a series of 5K runs/walks, starting later this month and ending in mid-April. more »»

DEC hosting Great Camp Santanoni open weekends

January 12, 2018 NEWCOMB — The state Department of Environmental Conservation will open buildings at the historic Great Camp Santanoni in Newcomb for three weekends this year, the fifth in a row. more »»

DEC hosting Great Camp Santanoni open weekends

January 12, 2018 NEWCOMB — The state Department of Environmental Conservation will open buildings at the historic Great Camp Santanoni in Newcomb for three weekends this year, the fifth in a row. more »»

New winter recreation maps will be released soon

January 12, 2018 SARANAC LAKE — With no shortage of trails in the Tri-Lakes area, choosing a place to go cross-country skiing or snowshoeing can be a daunting task. more »»

Bird Count reveals 100th species

January 10, 2018 SARANAC LAKE — Local birders faced extreme temperatures when they ventured out around the area to look for birds during the annual Audubon Society’s Christmas Bird Count. more »»

Nature therapy as old as mankind itself

January 10, 2018 The Barkeaters, who originally ranged across the Adirondack region and throughout New England, had a widely varied diet that was adjusted according to the season to take advantage of annual... more »»

ADIRONDACK LIVING: Adventure Land

January 5, 2018 LAKE PLACID — Bob Maswick and a group of fellow outdoor enthusiasts recently took a six-hour cross-country ski trip in the High Peaks Wilderness Area near Lake Placid. more »»

Wind chill hits minus 77 atop Whiteface

January 5, 2018 The summit of New York’s fifth-highest mountain hit an astounding low today — wind chills of nearly 80 degrees below zero, with the possibility of dropping even further. more »»

Lee recognized for outdoors writing

January 4, 2018 A retired forest ranger who has written a weekly column about the outdoors for more than 30 years was recently honored by the New York State Outdoor Writers Association. The M. more »»

Prof hopes there’s room for ’shrooms at PSC

December 30, 2017 PAUL SMITHS — A Paul Smith’s College professor is looking to grow the school’s curriculum by adding a fungal component to one of its majors in the hopes that the “College of the Adirondacks” will... more »»

 
 

 

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