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NYS DEC releases recreation plan for Kushaqua Tract

March 31, 2016 ONCHIOTA — The state Department of Environmental Conservation recently released its final recreation plan for the nearly 20,000-acre Kushaqua Tract Conservation Easement near Onchiota and Loon Lake,... more »»

Loons returning and resilient

March 30, 2016 With spring comes many familiar sounds: the chirp of woodland frogs; the squeals of kids playing outside again; and the haunting call of the common loon. more »»

Oh, to be as old and steady as a tree

March 30, 2016 As I enter my sixth decade on this planet, I’ve become increasingly interested in the past. more »»

Ranger search for MacNaughton hiker was dangerous

March 24, 2016 RAY BROOK — Three state forest rangers were miles from assistance, hiking down an unnamed stream on a trailless mountain, when one of them fell through some ice into the freezing water below, soakin... more »»

Despite lung cancer, man and son tackle 46 High Peaks together

March 24, 2016 The plan, Dave Clark says, is to start anew every three weeks. Every time, it begins on a hospital bed and ends atop an Adirondack High Peak. more »»

Outdoorsman loved to visit Union Falls, where he died

March 24, 2016 A 57-year-old fisherman who died this week will be remembered fondly, according to family and friends. more »»

Scenic trail makes headway in Adirondacks

March 23, 2016 The association behind a new national scenic trail released its annual progress report last week, and it highlights the Adirondack portion of the trail that will eventually run from Crown Point... more »»

Lessons learned amid ever-present, unpredictable dangers

March 23, 2016 I’m kind of cold weather guy, and I freely admit it. I suppose it’s due to my ancestors, who were hardy Irishmen that battled the cold North Sea winds that swept across the Emerald Isle. more »»

Despite terminal lung cancer, man and his son set out to become 46ers together

March 18, 2016 The plan, Dave Clark says, is to start anew every three weeks. Every time, it begins on a hospital bed and ends atop an Adirondack High Peak. more »»

An easy walk to a spectacular view

March 16, 2016 INDIAN LAKE — It’s not too often that a new trail opens up in the Adirondacks, but when the state acquires something as beautiful as OK Slip Falls, it has to get a trail in place quickly because... more »»

Waiting for the turn of seasons

March 16, 2016 Although the mountaintops are still snow-capped and ice still secures the lakes and ponds, there are already numerous signs that indicate the spring season will soon be underway. more »»

A hard day for schoolmates of boy killed by boulder

March 14, 2016 Connor McLaughlin had made friends quickly in his first year at Greenwich Middle Grade School, and his classmates had a hard time Monday dealing with his death the day before. more »»

Fitness program tracked fatal hike

March 14, 2016 An avid hiker who perished in the High Peaks recently liked to keep track of her trips using a fitness tracker that can be viewed online. more »»

Falling rock kills 12-year-old boy at Roaring Brook Falls

March 14, 2016 A falling boulder killed a 12-year-old boy from Greenwich, New York, Sunday, March 13 at the base of Roaring Brook Falls near St. Hubert. more »»

‘A fatal mistake’

March 14, 2016 LAKE PLACID — Anger. Grief. Love. Thankfulnes. more »»

APA allows bikes in Essex Chain, Pine Lake lands

March 14, 2016 RAY BROOK — The state Adirondack Park Agency decided Friday, March 11 that bicycling in two primitive areas conforms to the State Land Master Plan. more »»

Falling rock kills 12-year-old boy at Roaring Brook Falls

March 13, 2016 A falling rock killed a 12-year-old boy from Greenwich, New York, Sunday, March 13 at the base of Roaring Brook Falls near St. Huberts. more »»

It was a short season for nearby ski centers

March 10, 2016 SARANAC LAKE — The snow on Monday, March 7 was too little, too late for some of the area’s ski centers. After a bleak, rainy and snow-less winter, the ski season is ending sooner than norma. more »»

Volunteer rescuers prep for the unexpected

March 9, 2016 TUPPER LAKE — As state forest rangers were busy with three separate search and rescue missions last weekend, a dedicated group of volunteers was on stand-by and conducting training in case the... more »»

 
 

 

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