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Outdoors

Frozen dock in Lake Placid ice marked for safety

LAKE PLACID — If you’re snowmobiling on Lake Placid this winter, be careful around the northwestern side of the lake — there’s a dock frozen into the ice about 100 yards from shore. On Jan. 6, the Lake Placid Shore Owners Association posted a notice about the dock to its Facebook ...

Lake Placid Toboggan Chute to open Saturday

LAKE PLACID — North Elba Park District Manager Butch Martin confirmed Wednesday, Jan. 12 that the Lake Placid Toboggan Chute on the shore of Mirror Lake will open for the season on Saturday, Jan. 15, the first day of a three-day holiday weekend that honors Martin Luther King Jr. The hours ...

Ski patrol keeps skiers safe

WILMINGTON — A crew of Whiteface ski patrol volunteers stood half-way up the ski mountain on Saturday evening, Jan. 8, preparing to make their final descent of the day to look for skiers who needed help getting down as the trails closed for the day. “We have a saying,” volunteer ski ...

Oval opens for public skating

LAKE PLACID — The oval is opening! The full mission hasn’t been accomplished yet at the 400-meter Olympic Speedskating Oval, as construction is not complete; however, it is reaching a major milestone Thursday, Dec. 23 when it reopens — as promised — for public skating before ...

Officials warn of thin Mirror Lake ice

LAKE PLACID — It doesn’t look like visitors to this village will be playing on Mirror Lake until after the new year, as the ice is new and not thick enough to safely walk on. Actually, emergency management officials never claim that ice is safe, according to Greg Hayes, fire driver at ...

DEC hires Forest Preserve coordinator for Adirondacks

The state Department of Environmental Conservation on Monday, Nov. 29 announced two new staff positions that will promote sustainable use of public lands in the Adirondack and Catskills parks. The DEC appointed two “coordinators” — one for each park. Josh Clague, who joined DEC’s ...