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Outdoors

Second harmful algal bloom confirmed on Mirror Lake

LAKE PLACID — Scientists have confirmed the presence of a harmful algal bloom on Mirror Lake. This is the second bloom to be reported in the lake since 2020. Brendan Wiltse, the senior research scientist with the Paul Smith’s College Adirondack Watershed Institute, said both people and ...

Second harmful algal bloom confirmed on Mirror Lake

LAKE PLACID -- Scientists have confirmed the presence of a harmful algal bloom on Mirror Lake. This is the second bloom to be reported in the lake since 2020. Brendan Wiltse, the senior research scientist with the Paul Smith’s College Adirondack Watershed Institute, said both people and ...

EYE ON EDUCATION: Connecting with nature

ONCHIOTA — The sound of fallen leaves crunching beneath the feet of Lake Placid Central School District Superintendent Tim Seymour resounded at a property in Onchiota last week as he walked on a path that Lake Placid high schoolers will soon travel along as they learn wilderness skills and ...

Adirondack 46ers reaffirm partnership with ADK

LAKE PLACID — For the 22nd consecutive year, the Adirondack 46ers have pledged support for the Adirondack Mountain Club’s professional trail crew by announcing a $58,500 donation to fund trail projects in the High Peaks Wilderness for the 2023 season. This is in addition to a 2020 ...

ADK connects kids to nature

LAKE PLACID — The Adirondack Mountain Club has started its 19th year of connecting kids to nature through Marie L. Haberl School Outreach Program: Three Seasons at Heart Lake. ADK staff recently began welcoming students to Heart Lake by introducing them to the wonders and science of fall ...

Sustainable Mount Jo trail project completes first phase

LAKE PLACID — The Adirondack Mountain Club on Tuesday, Oct. 18 announced that phase one of the new Mount Jo Long Trail is complete. Built to withstand erosion from weather events and foot traffic, the lower third of the new trail is now open for hikers to explore on their way to and from the ...