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Essex Chain will open for camping July 1

June 18, 2014 RAY BROOK — The state is gearing up for a large influx of visitors this summer to one of its prized acquisitions in the Finch, Pruyn and Co. land deal. more »»

New attraction to open at Whiteface

June 18, 2014 A new summer playground is set to open this week at Whiteface Mountain Ski Center. more »»

Kites take flight in Keene Valley

June 16, 2014 KEENE VALLEY — Tim Steele of Bristol, Vermont, held the Tinker Bell kite in his hands as his daughter Una, 3, ran as fast as she could down the field. more »»

Budding biologists go into the field

June 12, 2014 Morning sun shimmers on the West Branch of the AuSable River for the start of the second annual Conservation Day at Intervale Lowlands, a 160-acre private nature preserve in Lake Placid. more »»

Professional river protector

June 12, 2014 The nonprofit AuSable River Association (ASRA) is looking to broaden its scope of work in coming years, and Brendan Wiltse expects to play a key role in that as its stewardship and outreach... more »»

Trail run to celebrate 10 years

June 11, 2014 KEENE VALLEY — The Mountaineer will host the 10th annual Great Adirondack Trail Run Saturday. more »»

Bill to let larger ATVs on trails advances (update)

June 10, 2014 ALBANY - Larger off-road vehicles would be allowed on New York's public trails under legislation advancing in the state Assembly, which has raised an alarm among environmentalists who say it will... more »»

Northville celebrates new beginning of trail to Lake Placid

June 9, 2014 NORTHVILLE - Dozens of people packed a closed section of Main Street in this village Saturday to witness the opening of a new starting point for a nationally recognized hiking trai. more »»

Environmentalists question legality of Jay Wilderness mining plan

June 9, 2014 Environmentalists are crying foul over the state's plan to override Adirondack Park wilderness protections to allow exploratory mining in part of the Jay Mountain Wilderness. more »»

New plan for Adirondack portion of national trail

June 9, 2014 The state Department of Environmental Conservation has released a revised draft of the Adirondack Park Trail Plan for the North Country National Scenic Trai. more »»

Group proposes new southern Adirondack wilderness

June 9, 2014 ALBANY - An environmental group on Friday proposed establishing a new wilderness area in the southern Adirondacks combining almost 4,000 acres of timberland that New York recently bought with about... more »»

UP CLOSE: Kayaker makes film a career in Lake Placid

June 5, 2014 LAKE PLACID — A respected whitewater kayaker, Lake Placid resident Ed Huber has carved out a niche in the television and movie industry inside and outside the Adirondacks. more »»

The way of the waters

May 30, 2014 Several years back I published a column that detailed the need for outdoor etiquette as it concerns anglers, hunters and paddlers. more »»

Summer staff take posts in backcountry

May 30, 2014 Following a week of training, a group of 40 backcountry stewards and assistant forest rangers were deployed on state lands and wildlife management areas across New York last weekend to protect the... more »»

Wiltse, Buker join Ausable River Association

May 29, 2014 WILMINGTON — The Ausable River Association (AsRA) recently hired Brendan Wiltse as its full-time Stewardship and Outreach Coordinator. more »»

UP CLOSE: Outdoor legend and his canoe

May 15, 2014 LAKE PLACID — For 35 years, Gary Hodgson roamed the woods and waters as a forest ranger for the state Department of Environmental Conservation. more »»

BUSY HANDS: Rebuilding a canoe business

May 9, 2014 LAKE PLACID — For Joe Moore, owner of Placid Boatworks, building pack canoes means everything. That’s why, when a fire destroyed the company building 263 Station St. more »»

Mirror Lake ice is out

April 28, 2014 LAKE PLACID —Lake Placid Volunteer Ambulance Service officials announced April 27 that the Mirror Lake ice went out Saturday afternoon, April 26 at 4:55 p.m. as declared by ice meister Jack Irvin. more »»

UP CLOSE: Clark is your High Peaks information guide

March 13, 2014 LAKE PLACID — Three summers ago, Bobby Clark visited the High Peaks, climbing Mount Marcy and camping at Marcy Dam. more »»

Loppet skiers enjoy fast conditions

March 10, 2014 LAKE PLACID — Rescheduling the Lake Placid Loppet cross country ski races this year couldn’t have worked out any better. more »»

 
 

 

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