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Outdoors

UP CLOSE: Meet Mirror Lake’s watershed steward

LAKE PLACID — Lake Placid native Sophie Morelli has fond memories of working on her Regents exams in high school and, after completing them, leaping into the cool water of Mirror Lake. The 23-year-old has had plenty of chances to enjoy this waterbody at the center of the village while ...

SWIMMING THROUGH TREES: Hoel Pond to Slang Pond for lunch

A scenic lunch spot is just what the doctor ordered for such a beautiful day, and the paddling map offered us up a destination that we couldn’t turn down — a peninsula camp on Slang Pond. We started out our morning by picking up a few choice beverages and swinging by the farmers ...

DEC launches hiker education campaign

The state Department of Environmental Conservation has launched a new campaign designed to educate nature-seekers about Leave No Trace principles and hiking preparedness, DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos recently announced. The campaign, “Love Our NY Lands,” is the latest effort by the ...

Peter Day plans boat rental service on Mirror Lake

LAKE PLACID — The owner of a local real estate agency has applied for authorization to operate a new boat rental business on Mirror Lake. Peter Day, owner of Martha Day Realty, has submitted an application to the town-village Joint Review Board seeking authorization to operate a boat ...

SWIMMING THROUGH TREES: Exploring Horseshoe Lake and Curtis Pond

The Cranberry 50 is a 50-plus-mile trail that loops around Cranberry Lake, the third largest lake in the Adirondack Park. This flowage created by a dam on the Oswegatchie River has been a destination for more than a century and with the creation of the trail by Five Ponds Partners and the ...

DEC launches hiker education campaign

The state Department of Environmental Conservation has launched a new campaign designed to educate nature-seekers about Leave No Trace principles and hiking preparedness, DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos announced Tuesday. The campaign, “Love Our NY Lands,” is the latest effort by the DEC ...