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Hunting camp evolves with new demographic

November 12, 2014 Regrettably, less than 8 percent of the U.S. population regularly participates in the most traditional of all outdoor recreational pursuits. more »»

Finding a way to get out of range

November 8, 2014 Unfortunately, I spent the majority of last weekend indoors, which is a highly unusual event in my normal autumn routine. more »»

NYSEF gets kids physical year-round

November 7, 2014 LAKE PLACID — Mountain sports become a way of life for some. more »»

Rail trail meetings continue

November 7, 2014 TUPPER LAKE — If the state departments of Environmental Conservation and Transportation have learned one thing from the recent round of public comment sessions, it’s that the public is interested in... more »»

DEC approves fire tower restoration plan

November 7, 2014 Restoration of the fire towers atop St. Regis and Hurricane mountains is expected to start next year. more »»

ORDA ponders zip line at Whiteface

November 3, 2014 WILMINGTON — The state Olympic Regional Development Authority is still considering putting a zip line at one of the facilities it manages. The idea has been many years in the making. more »»

Summit steward program gets a boost

November 1, 2014 LAKE PLACID — If you’ve hiked in the Adirondack High Peaks, you’ve probably met a summit steward. more »»

A hard lesson in hunting preparedness

November 1, 2014 It’s been a relatively wet week in the local woods, which made for quiet travel and expanded views. more »»

Rail-trail debate continues in Old Forge

October 31, 2014 OLD FORGE — The state Department of Environmental Conservation and the state Department of Transportation have been busy researching rail trail options, and they are ready to share what they have... more »»

DEC seeks to amend Wilmington Wild Forest plan

October 31, 2014 WILMINGTON — The Wilmington Wild Forest Unit Management Plan is under review for a possible amendment to identify improvement and expansion of trails within the unit, state Department of... more »»

State priorities explained at Utica rail-trail meeting

October 29, 2014 UTICA — While the fate of the Remsen-Lake Placid Travel Corridor remains uncertain, one thing is for sure: People have strong opinions on this issue, and no two opinions are alik. more »»

Car hits, kills moose near Bloomingdale

October 29, 2014 A moose died after it was struck by a sport-utility vehicle while crossing state Route 3 outside Bloomingdale Tuesday night, Oct. 28. more »»

DEC hears Open Space Plan comments

October 29, 2014 RAY BROOK — Officials with the state Department of Environmental Conservation heard comments from five people during a public hearing on the draft of the Open Space Plan Thursday, Oct. 23. more »»

Reflections on Snow Mountain

October 24, 2014 KEENE VALLEY— Sunday was a cold, dreary day to be on the summit of Snow Mountain. more »»

Mutual respect important as opening day arrives

October 24, 2014 The long wait is finally over. Opening day of the regular big game hunting season arrives with sunrise at 6:02 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25. more »»

DEC seeks help reducing human-bear encounters

October 24, 2014 LAKE PLACID — If you live in the Adirondacks, you live with black bears. The large, four-legged mammals don’t make the best neighbors, though. more »»

Let comments begin on rail-trail proposal

October 20, 2014 The state wants to hear from the public on a proposal to convert a section of the Adirondack railroad corridor between Lake Placid and Tupper Lake to a recreational trail. more »»

Paul Smith’s prof explores micro-connections in new book

October 20, 2014 SARANAC LAKE — We are all connected, we are all part of the Earth, and we are all just a pile of atoms. It seems romantic and maybe even a touch poetic to think that way, but it’s completely true. more »»

Born to fly

October 17, 2014 WILMINGTON — It took a few minutes for the red-tailed hawk to get its bearings, and then it was gone. more »»

The ever-changing character of Adirondack seasons

October 17, 2014 Many claim the Adirondack region has no respect for seasons, and for good reason. Our local microclimates have been known to deliver an unexpected snowfall at any time of the year. more »»

 
 

 

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