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Outdoors

100 years and counting

LAKE PLACID — Many people have heard of the Northville-Placid Trail, even though they may not have hiked any section of it — or the entire 138 miles — or know the trail’s history. That can change with a visit to the Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society’s History Museum at ...

Speed limit proposed for Mirror Lake, Mill Pond

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Village Board of Trustees wants to pass a new local law that would impose a new speed limit for motor boats and prohibit electric surfboards from being used on Mirror Lake and Mill Pond. The proposed local law would make two changes to the village’s policy ...

DEC outlines plans for Adirondack summer hiking season

As the summer hiking season ramps up, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation on Monday, May 23 announced several initiatives designed to promote public safety and wilderness protection in the Adirondacks and Catskills this year, including the hiring of 19 assistant forest ...

APA seeks public comment on Whiteface upgrades

RAY BROOK — The state Adirondack Park Agency is currently accepting public comments on proposed amendments to the Whiteface Mountain Ski Center Unit Management Plan, which call for the widening of ski trails, creation of new trails and construction of a new ski lift. Comments are being ...

DOT transfers rail trail ownership to DEC

The state departments of environmental conservation and transportation, in cooperation with the Office of General Services, Friday, March 11, announced the completion of the transfer of jurisdiction for a 34-mile segment of the Remsen-Lake Placid Travel Corridor. This portion of the future ...