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Outdoors

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 ...

DEC opens campgrounds today, announces upgrades

ALBANY — The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced Thursday that its 56 campgrounds and day use areas will be open to the public starting today. While two DEC campgrounds opened earlier this spring — Fish Creek on April 2 and Wilmington Notch on May 7 — most ...

Sunset Strait boat speed limit reduced

LAKE PLACID — The North Elba Town Council adopted a law last week decreasing the speed limit for boats traveling through Sunset Strait on Lake Placid from 20 miles per hour to 15 miles per hour, and imposing a no-wake zone. The law may be revised in the future, however. The law was ...