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Soaking it all in

July 12, 2017 We arrived at a small, dirt parking lot big enough to fit three, perhaps four cars. The road continued into the forest. The track ahead was covered in six inches of water. more »»

Enjoy your own companionship while alone

July 12, 2017 Although the summer has provided a fair share of sun and mild temperatures this season, it has also produced a spat of extreme weather incidents all across the North Country. more »»

Early season high water and wet travel

July 5, 2017 As the seasonal shift from spring to summer continues, water levels on the local rivers and streams remains quite hig. more »»

Bald eagle numbers on the rise and going strong

July 5, 2017 The state Department of Environmental Conservation is celebrating reaching a new record number of breeding bald eagle pairs around New York. more »»

Body of missing swimmer recovered near Wilmington Flume

July 4, 2017 WILMINGTON — Just before recovery efforts hit the 24-hour mark, rescuers were able to retrieve the body of a man who is believed to have drowned in the Ausable River Monday afternoon, July . more »»

46ers launch trailhead steward program at Cascade

June 29, 2017 LAKE PLACID — Somewhere in the neighborhood of 500 hikers began the trek up Cascade Mountain on Saturday, June 24 and each one of them was greeted by a team of 46ers who were handing out trash bags,... more »»

Big views for low investment

June 28, 2017 WILMINGTON — Cobble Lookout may offer the best views for such little effort of anywhere in the northern Adirondacks. more »»

ADK releases updated NPT guide book

June 28, 2017 The Adirondack Mountain Club has released its latest trail guide, just in time for thru-hikers of the Northville-Placid Trail to start their 138-mile journey through the Adirondack Park — after... more »»

Summer shift arrives during time of transition

June 28, 2017 As the annual “summer shift” returns to the Adirondacks for the briefest season of all, local residents have been busy opening camps, battling black flies and welcoming the usual influx of weekend... more »»

Paddle to a one-of-a-kind hike

June 21, 2017 I honestly thought we would be all alone at the top of Long Pond Mountain, so to say I was surprised to see three other canoes at the trailhead would be an understatement. more »»

Hatcheries are the lifeblood of fishing industry

June 21, 2017 The Seth Green State Hatchery located on Spring Brook in Caledonia County, New York, is the oldest fish hatchery in the country Established in 1864, the hatchery continues to provide brook, brown... more »»

GIVING BACK: Busy on new ‘beaver deceiver’

June 15, 2017 KEENE VALLEY — Take a trip with Kathy Smith to the Rooster Comb trailhead, and you won’t need to scale the 2,762-foot mountain for a story. more »»

Owls Head hike now closed on weekends

June 15, 2017 KEENE — The popular Owls Head Mountain trail is closed on weekends for the summer, and it will then close permanently at the end of the season, according to a statement from the state Department o... more »»

N.Y. Legislature considers variety of outdoors bills

June 15, 2017 From ski helmets to hunting licenses, the state Assembly and Senate are looking at bills that may have an impact on the way people recreate throughout the Empire State. more »»

Higher ground

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Short hikes outside the Tri-Lakes

June 7, 2017 Too often, it’s easy to fall into the trap of exploring the seemingly endless trails that are within just a few miles of the Tri-Lakes. more »»

Tougher access can equal better fishing

June 7, 2017 It’s official, the spring season is now firmly entrenched. Wild flowers are blooming and the trout are jumping. Black flies are in my hair and behind my ears. more »»

DEC website steers hikers to less popular peaks

June 5, 2017 The state Department of Environmental Conservation’s website was sporting a new look Monday morning, designed to encourage hikers to avoid the crowded trails of the High Peaks Wilderness Are. more »»

Cornell students complete Lake Placid walking trail guide

June 1, 2017 LAKE PLACID — After a multi-year process, a batch of Cornell University students have completed their work to create a guide to the local trails in this village and the town of North Elba. more »»

Nature provides time-tested cure

May 31, 2017 The human sensory system evolved in a completely wild all-natural world, which may explain why our brains are more relaxed when we are in natural spaces. more »»

 
 

 

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