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Outdoors

Placid rail trail work continues

LAKE PLACID — A new trailhead for the 34-mile Adirondack Rail Trail is set to go up on Station Street, featuring a picnic pavilion, year-round restrooms, interpretive signage and a parking area. The Lake Placid Village Board of Trustees is working with the Open Space Institute, a New ...

Adirondack Watershed Institute begins 25th season

PAUL SMITHS — With the return of blackflies, wildflowers and increased daylight, Paul Smith’s College Adirondack Watershed Institute officials are excited to begin their 25th season managing the largest aquatic invasive species spread prevention program in New York state focused on the ...

Paul Smith’s College VIC readies for birding celebration

PAUL SMITHS — Northern New York Audubon and the Paul Smith’s College Visitor Interpretive Center this week announced their partnership in the 20th Great Adirondack Birding Celebration, which will be held from Friday, May 31 to Sunday, June 2. The GABC invites adventurers and nature ...

New York Harmful Algal Bloom System now active

ALBANY — State Department of Environmental Conservation Interim Commissioner Sean Mahar and state Department of Health Commissioner James McDonald this week reminded New Yorkers to learn about and be aware of harmful algal blooms, or “HABs,” as the 2024 HABs notification season starts. ...

Smart Growth grant gives Keene Community Trails a boost

KEENE — A transformational trail project in Keene is getting a boost from a $125,000 Smart Growth grant from the state Department of Environmental Conservation. The funding will allow the town, in partnership with the nonprofit Barkeater Trails Alliance and the Keene Youth Commission, to ...

Wilmington readies for Ausable Two-Fly Challenge

WILMINGTON — The Ausable Two-Fly Challenge is set to take place from May 16 to 18 along the West Branch of the AuSable River. The event, now in its 24th year, brings more than 100 anglers to the Adirondack Park. The Ausable Two-Fly Challenge promises some of the best fishing in the region ...