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Outdoors

DEC: Avoid high-elevation trails and trails that cross rivers, streams

ALBANY — The State Department of Environmental Conservation Wednesday, July 12 issued a high-water advisory following recent heavy rains and is urging hikers to postpone hikes near waterways and on high-elevation trails. DEC advises hikers on how to recreate safely and reduce negative impacts ...

Bridge to Nowhere is somewhere again

LAKE PLACID — When Lake Placid Middle-High School Class of 2023 graduate Chris Byrne was a kid, he and his family spent weekends meandering through the Henry’s Woods Trail System on Bear Cub Lane. Byrne wasn’t the biggest fan of the trail system itself, but he was all about the ...

Watershed stewards now on duty at Mirror Lake

LAKE PLACID — The watershed stewards for Mirror Lake recently began their summer program, teaching the public about invasive species and inspecting watercraft for any potential organisms that may spread into the lake. Meanwhile, Mirror Lake Watershed Association officials are reporting ...

ADK to host BioBlitz Saturday at Cascade Welcome Center

LAKE PLACID — The Adirondack Mountain Club will be hosting a free BioBlitz event on Saturday, June 24 at Cascade Welcome Center. Surrounded by 200 acres of forest and wetland, Cascade Welcome Center is home to a variety of ecosystems that have yet to be explored by naturalists. ADK is ...

Keene Arts exhibit benefits Champlain Area Trails

KEENE — Champlain Area Trails will benefit from an art exhibit at Keene Arts throughout July. Four Adirondack artists — Kevin Raines, Rob Powell, Dan Keegan and Steve Van Nort — have teamed up with the Keene Arts owners Mal and Zizi MacDougall to create a benefit exhibition to ...