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Deer hold the advantage so far this season

November 17, 2016 The current big game hunting season has been rather slow to date. The warm weather systems, combined with a lack of snow cover, have provided deer with a true home-field advantage. more »»

APA classifications under the radar

November 9, 2016 RAY BROOK — The state’s recently acquired 20,000-acre Boreas Ponds tract is up for classification this year, but more than 100 other parcels are also being classified or reclassified by the agenc... more »»

Look to the sky for clues of animal movement

November 9, 2016 Back in the day, calendars were used to mark the passing of time by noting particular events and activities that were pursued during the various seasons. more »»

Bolster youth interest with outdoor education

November 2, 2016 Although the annual New York big game hunting season is currently in full swing, there appears to be a distinct lack of both deer and hunters in the local wood. more »»

Peregrine falcon population holding steady in Adirondacks

November 2, 2016 Peregrine falcons, a top predatorial bird, nest high up on cliff-sides around the Adirondacks and are monitored each year by a combination of volunteers and state Department of Environmental... more »»

Notes give view into private rail trail meetings

October 28, 2016 RAY BROOK — If a rail trail between Lake Placid and Tupper Lake is completed as it’s now being planned, it may look similar to a plan previously put forward by Adirondack Recreational Trail Advocates. more »»

Snow Day

October 27, 2016 LAKE PLACID — Despite the power outages Saturday night, Oct. more »»

A pursuit firmly woven into our fabric

October 26, 2016 Hunting is an activity that permits enthusiasts to interact with the natural world in a manner that is difficult to achieve through any other means. more »»

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 »»

 
 

 

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