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Owls Head hike now closed on weekends

June 15, 2017 KEENE — The popular Owls Head Mountain trail is closed on weekends for the summer, and it will then close permanently at the end of the season, according to a statement from the state Department o... more »»

N.Y. Legislature considers variety of outdoors bills

June 15, 2017 From ski helmets to hunting licenses, the state Assembly and Senate are looking at bills that may have an impact on the way people recreate throughout the Empire State. more »»

Higher ground

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Short hikes outside the Tri-Lakes

June 7, 2017 Too often, it’s easy to fall into the trap of exploring the seemingly endless trails that are within just a few miles of the Tri-Lakes. more »»

Tougher access can equal better fishing

June 7, 2017 It’s official, the spring season is now firmly entrenched. Wild flowers are blooming and the trout are jumping. Black flies are in my hair and behind my ears. more »»

DEC website steers hikers to less popular peaks

June 5, 2017 The state Department of Environmental Conservation’s website was sporting a new look Monday morning, designed to encourage hikers to avoid the crowded trails of the High Peaks Wilderness Are. more »»

Cornell students complete Lake Placid walking trail guide

June 1, 2017 LAKE PLACID — After a multi-year process, a batch of Cornell University students have completed their work to create a guide to the local trails in this village and the town of North Elba. more »»

Nature provides time-tested cure

May 31, 2017 The human sensory system evolved in a completely wild all-natural world, which may explain why our brains are more relaxed when we are in natural spaces. more »»

Deer harvest increases, but guidelines not being followed

May 31, 2017 Hunters in New York took more deer last year, but the state says that less than half of all hunters are following reporting guidelines required by law. more »»

Who will fill the boots of the old-timers?

May 24, 2017 As noise from vehicles and similar human contraptions continue to intrude on our everyday life, the solitude and silence of wild lands continues to attract travelers to the region. more »»

DEC announces waterfowl hunting dates, regs changes

May 24, 2017 The state Department of Environmental Conservation announced the waterfowl hunting season dates for this year, as well as several changes to hunting limits and how to report banded bird. more »»

Two-Fly Challenge hits the river

May 23, 2017 WILMINGTON — The 18th annual Ausable River Two-Fly Challenge fishing tournament concluded Saturday, and organizers and competitors alike hailed the great fishing and camaraderie of the event. more »»

State buys Marion River Carry, resolving Township 40 quagmire

May 22, 2017 ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration celebrated the Adirondack Park’s 125th birthday by adding to it. Saturday was the 125th anniversary of when Go. more »»

DEC campgrounds are now open

May 21, 2017 The state Department of Environmental Conservation announced Friday, May 19 that DEC-operated campgrounds in the Adirondack and Catskill parks are officially open for the summer camping season. more »»

Is it time to extend PFD requirement?

May 17, 2017 Eight years ago, New York became the first state in the nation to enact a law requiring that life jackets be worn on all small boats from Nov. 1 to May 1 each year. more »»

We are all equal in the eyes of a fish

May 17, 2017 The burgeoning spring season has rapidly reclaimed the local landscape, bringing blooming wildflowers, fresh fish and a wide variety of outdoor recreational opportunities. more »»

Spring rains bring fun, excitement to Hudson

May 10, 2017 INDIAN LAKE — With a fresh dusting of snow on the ground, most people weren’t thinking about swimming this past weekend. more »»

Tick-free existence comes to an end on Cobble Hill

May 10, 2017 As warmer, spring-like weather patterns continue to be resisted by a combination of snow squalls, rain and cold weather, it’s important to recognize and be prepared for some of the hazards that... more »»

Adirondack camping season gets underway

May 4, 2017 FISH CREEK — Despite some snow at the beginning of the month, the camping season officially kicked off a few weeks ago when Fish Creek campground opened its gates on April 7. more »»

NCCC students hope to attract rare bird

May 3, 2017 SARANAC LAKE — American kestrels are a type of falcon that is rarely found in the Adirondacks, but a group of environmental science students thinks it may have found an ideal location to attract... more »»



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