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Gov Cuomo Announces Downtown Saranac Lake as $10 Million North Country Region Winner
State to Collaborate with North Country Regional Economic Development Council to Revitalize Saranac Lake's Downtown
news  adirondacks  saranaclake  newyork  economicdevelopment  politics  taxes  franklincounty  essexcounty 
11 days ago by adirondacks
Vacation rental regulations coming to Lake Placid, North Elba | News, Sports, Jobs - Adirondack Daily Enterprise
"In 2016, Essex County began extended its 3 percent occupancy or “bed” tax to Airbnbs and other vacation rentals, just like it does with hotels and motels."
news  adirondacks  taxes  essexcounty  lodging  tourism  politics  lakekplacid 
18 days ago by adirondacks
Landowner closes Little Porter Mountain trail
"Please respect private property and use one of the other two routes to the summit of the mountain."
news  adirondacks  hike  essexcounty 
9 weeks ago by adirondacks
DEC proposes moving Cascade trailhead to Mt Van Ho
"The DEC experimented with moving the Cascade trailhead and parking area to the Mount Van Hoevenberg on Columbus Day last fall."
news  adirondacks  hike  highpeaks  dec  conservation  essexcounty 
may 2018 by adirondacks
Finding variety on Lost Pond
"While parking can be tricky, there are a number of fantastic destinations that can be targeted from the little dead-end."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  essexcounty  keene 
march 2018 by adirondacks
Court sides with North Elba in Old Mountain Road case
“What’s going to end up being the legacy of this case is that the State Land Master Plan does not have the authority to close a road, and pretty much every road that they’ve closed with the State Land Master Plan has been closed illegally.”
news  adirondacks  snowmobile  forestpreserve  essexcounty  wilderness  dec 
march 2018 by adirondacks
2 State Police Helicopter Pilots Honored for Mountain Rescue
"McLain and Rumrill piloted the state police helicopter that plucked two hikers from the Albany area off the top of Algonquin Peak"
news  adirondacks  dec  highpeaks  hike  essexcounty 
march 2018 by adirondacks
A ski day at Whiteface Mountain, then a vanishing
"This isn't a typical search and rescue operation like we often see in the Adirondack backcountry."
news  adirondacks  whiteface  essexcounty  ski  wilmington 
february 2018 by adirondacks
No sign Saturday of missing skier at Whiteface Mountain
"Officials say first responders are walking the mountain, searching for clues"
news  adirondacks  whiteface  ski  essexcounty  wilmington 
february 2018 by adirondacks
Crews searching for missing skier at Whiteface
"He has not been seen since Wednesday and was reported missing after the lifts closed."
news  adirondacks  whiteface  ski  essexcounty 
february 2018 by adirondacks
Universiade inspection is underway
"Gov. Cuomo proposed a $62.5 million investment into state Olympic Regional Development Authority facilities in his state budget earlier this month."
news  adirondacks  essexcounty  lakeplacid  orda  taxes  economicdevelopment  politics  newyork  fisu 
january 2018 by adirondacks
Four decades after the 1980 Olympics, North Country still a winter sport powerhouse
"The Olympic venues in Lake Placid and Wilmington are expensive and maintaining the legacy of the 1932 and 1980 games takes a big investment."
news  adirondacks  olympics  lakeplacid  heritage  essexcounty  taxes  economicdevelopment  orda 
january 2018 by adirondacks
Lake Placid signs on for 2019 International Children’s Games
"Lake Placid officials say they expect between 500 and 800 young athletes to compete in the games next January."
news  adirondacks  essexcounty  lakeplacid  events  economicdevelopment  politics  taxes 
january 2018 by adirondacks
Cascade & Porter Mountains - High Peaks Wilderness Area - 1/20/18
"That last 0.2 mile transformation to climb above treeline can lead to a world of  isolation on the summit"
buzz  adirondacks  hike  highpeaks  essexcounty  snowshoe 
january 2018 by adirondacks
What’s in the bid for the World University Games?
"It’s something that is planned and has the ability to affect some of the ongoing issues of the region."
news  adirondacks  lakeplacid  economicdevelopment  politics  taxes  events  essexcounty  fisu 
january 2018 by adirondacks
Whiteface toll road draws x-country skiers seeking early Adirondack trek
"The trees were silver and the morning was bright, perfect conditions for a ski."
buzz  adirondacks  ski  whiteface  essexcounty  orda 
november 2017 by adirondacks
Do you recognize this couple? They lost these photos
"In addition to the wedding photos, there's pictures of the MacIntyre Range."
buzz  adirondacks  photography  highpeaks  essexcounty 
november 2017 by adirondacks
2013: Mine seeks state land (Forest Preserve Land Swap)
"Environmentalists disagree on whether proposed swap is good for the Forest Preserve."
campfire  adirondacks  forestpreserve  essexcounty  politics  economicdevelopment  conservation 
october 2017 by adirondacks
Cascade reroute works, offers other possibilities
"Regular trailhead parking for Cascade, Porter and Pitchoff will be open again on Tuesday of this week."
news  adirondacks  hike  highpeaks  essexcounty  dec 
october 2017 by adirondacks
A Day In The Life on Cascade Mountain
"At the trailhead, the temperatures were in the 30s and it was raining."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  highpeaks  essexcounty 
october 2017 by adirondacks
Cascade Mt Trailhead and Parking – Temporary Relocation and Reroute for Columbus Weekend / Canadian Thanksgiving
Effective Columbus Day and Canadian Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend (Fri, October 6 through Mon, October 9 2017)
news  adirondacks  hike  highpeaks  essexcounty  dec 
september 2017 by adirondacks
The History of Tahawus: Once a Thriving Mining Community, Now an Adirondack Ghost Town
"This once thriving mining community has laid abandoned since 1962, but don’t expect to find your stereotypical tumbleweed blowing in the wind."
buzz  adirondacks  heritage  essexcounty  highpeaks  tahawus 
september 2017 by adirondacks
Buck and Bear Mountains - Dix Mountain Wilderness - 9/4/17
"This area is full of great peaks.  Even at 2000'-3000' they offer great views and nice terrain."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  essexcounty 
september 2017 by adirondacks
New Willsboro trail to be wheelchair accessible
"There are not a lot of accessible areas into the forest in the Adirondacks, particularly on state lands there's not a lot of opportunities"
news  adirondacks  essexcounty  willsboro 
september 2017 by adirondacks
SUNY-ESF to hold Adirondack bicycle tour at Newcomb Campus this September
"The event, which will be held on Sept. 9, is free and gives students the chance to explore the upstate New York wilderness, right at the start of fall."
buzz  adirondacks  bike  newcomb  essexcounty  events 
august 2017 by adirondacks
Popular Adirondack trail being closed for 10-day repair work
"The trail along Avalanche Lake will be closed while repairs are being made to the Hitch-Up Matilda boardwalks beginning Tuesday and lasting through next weekend."
news  adirondacks  highpeaks  hike  camp  dec  essexcounty 
august 2017 by adirondacks
Search continues near Gothics for missing hiker
The whole situation is becoming a bit ridiculous. Hope they find that hiker.
news  adirondacks  hike  highpeaks  dec  essexcounty 
august 2017 by adirondacks
Adirondack Stewards Maintain Peak Order
"Acting as human keep-off-the-grass signs isn't the stewards' only purpose."
news  adirondacks  highpeaks  conservation  forestpreserve  wilderness  hike  essexcounty 
july 2017 by adirondacks
Adirondack town torn over tourism plans (video)
"There is a standoff between environmental groups and local leaders over the future of a stunning piece of land in the Adirondacks."
news  adirondacks  essexcounty  wilderness  politics  forestpreserve 
july 2017 by adirondacks
Adirondack Experience Sues to Vacate Village of Lake Placid Effort to Seize Property via Eminent Domain
"Within days, Adirondack Experience will also file a separate suit against the Town of North Elba to reverse suspicious punitive actions taken by Town Assessor"
news  adirondacks  museum  lakeplacid  essexcounty  politics  taxes  bluemountainlake 
july 2017 by adirondacks
Cornell Postdoc Found Dead in Adirondack Mountain River
"He was always happy, and he spread happiness to everybody he met."
news  adirondacks  wilmington  essexcounty  ausableriver 
july 2017 by adirondacks
High Point Trail Grand Opening Hike
"Sunday, June 25 at 1:00 p.m. is the Grand Opening Hike on the High Point Trail on Willsboro Point in Willsboro."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  essexcounty  willsboro  lakechamplain 
june 2017 by adirondacks
Lake Placid moves forward with eminent domain against Adirondack Experience museum (audio)
"This dispute pits Lake Placid, one of the North Country’s most high profile tourist destinations against the Adirondack Experience museum on Blue Mountain Lake, one of the region’s most respected cultural institutions."
news  adirondacks  museum  lakeplacid  essexcounty  politics 
june 2017 by adirondacks
Owls Head Trail Closed on Weekends
Effective immediately the trail to the summit of Owls Head in the town of Keene in the Adirondacks is closed to public access and use on weekends.
news  adirondacks  hike  essexcounty  dec 
june 2017 by adirondacks
DEC website steers hikers to less popular peaks
"DEC hopes that visitors will hike lesser used trails, rather than overused trails such as Cascade Mountain."
news  adirondacks  dec  hike  highpeaks  conservation  essexcounty 
june 2017 by adirondacks
OSI purchases over 600 acres adjacent to Lake Champlain for recreation, water protection
"With regionally rare pitch pine populations, the property also provides habitat for regional wildlife, including nesting bald eagles, goshawks, grouse, turkeys and porcupine."
news  adirondacks  lakechamplain  essexcounty  conservation 
june 2017 by adirondacks
After mud and black flies, Dix delivers awesome Adirondack views
"It's been a tough spring for hikers. But on the other side of all that mud and all those bugs you find crowd-free summits and Wagnerian views."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  highpeaks  essexcounty 
may 2017 by adirondacks
@NYSDEC: Keeseville couple charged for polluting Ausable River
Elizabeth D. Smith and Roger R. Smith, each charged with one felony count of unpermitted discharge of industrial waste and three misdemeanors charges – endangering public health, safety or the environment, disturbing the bed or banks of a stream, and failure to report a spill.
news  adirondacks  essexcounty  dec  crime  pollution  keeseville  ausableriver 
may 2017 by adirondacks
Lake Placid stunned by untimely death of bobsled great Steve Holcomb
"He was a three-time Winter Olympian, winning a gold medal at the 2010 Vancouver games piloting the “Night Train” four-man bobsled."
news  adirondacks  essexcounty  olympics  lakeplacid 
may 2017 by adirondacks
Olympic Family Mourns The Loss Of Olympic Champion Bobsledder Steven Holcomb
"Holcomb competed for Team USA in three Olympic Winter Games, making history at Vancouver 2010 when he piloted the “Night Train” U.S. four-man bobsled team to the gold medal."
news  adirondacks  olympics  lakeplacid  essexcounty 
may 2017 by adirondacks
New Amish neighbors present potential traffic troubles in Northern NY
"Strict religious requirements prevent Amish people from using most technology."
news  essexcounty  transportation  adirondacks  willsboro 
may 2017 by adirondacks
Is Frontier Town 'Gateway' A $32 Million Boondoggle?
"The plan to rebuild and reinvent the former Frontier Town wild west theme park site in North Hudson has not received much scrutiny, but it’s now being fast-tracked for planning and construction by the state."
buzz  editorial  northhudson  essexcounty  politics  taxes  economicdevelopment  tourism 
may 2017 by adirondacks
County aims to curb Frontier Town trespassing
"Plans are underway to transform the long-neglected site into a tourism hub called the Gateway to the Adirondacks, a project state and local officials say will revitalize the regional economy."
news  adirondacks  essexcounty  northhudson 
may 2017 by adirondacks
Wolf Pond - Vanderwhacker Mountain Wild Forest - 4/2/17
"A new trail had been in the works to Wolf Pond for many years."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  essexcounty 
april 2017 by adirondacks
Giant Mountain - Giant Mountain Wilderness - 3/17/17
"The problem was that with 3 feet of new snow on the ground, most trails were not broken out yet."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  climb  highpeaks  essexcounty 
march 2017 by adirondacks
Laying siege to the tower
"A classic route near Chapel Pond combines technical ice climbing with alpine-style mountaineering."
buzz  adirondacks  ice  climb  essexcounty 
march 2017 by adirondacks
The lure of thin ice
"In 1996, the amazing Jeff Lowe climbed a futuristic ice route at Poke-O-Moonshine. No one has repeated it in 21 years. That won’t stop Matt Horner from trying."
buzz  adirondacks  ice  climb  essexcounty 
january 2017 by adirondacks
First solo winter hike in the Adirondacks: Cascade and Porter
"Hiking a mountain in pleasant summer weather can be taxing enough and it is not recommended to try winter hiking unless you have prior experience under the best of conditions!"
buzz  adirondacks  hike  highpeaks  essexcounty 
january 2017 by adirondacks
"Palmer Pond Mountain" - Hoffman Notch Wilderness - 12/28/16
"This is an unnamed peak immediately south of Palmer Pond at Exit 29 of I87."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  essexcounty 
december 2016 by adirondacks
A Struggling Theme Park Asks: Do You Still Believe in Santa?
"Santa’s Workshop in North Pole, in Wilmington, N.Y., is among the last of the theme parks in the region, outlasting the Land of Makebelieve, Frontier Town, Time Town, Gaslight Village and other Adirondack roadside attractions."
news  adirondacks  whiteface  wilmington  heritage  essexcounty 
december 2016 by adirondacks
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