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 
10 hours ago
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 
10 hours ago
"Running out of money," Ogdensburg hopes to reshape city government
"Ogdensburg is technically the only city in St. Lawrence County, but it has a pretty small tax base."
news  adirondacks  stlawrencecounty  economicdevelopment  taxes  politics  ogdensburg 
10 hours ago
Plattsburgh mayor proposes layoffs for some city managers (audio)
"Without the consolidation and layoffs, Read said the city would either have to raise taxes, or enact pay cuts for dozens of lower level city employees."
news  adirondacks  clintoncounty  plattsburgh  politics  taxes  economicdevelopment 
11 hours ago
Current Conditions - Adirondack High Peaks
Interior Conditions, Notices - Compiled on Thursday July 20, 2017
news  adirondacks  highpeaks  dec  hike  camp  climb  ski  essexcounty  weather  currentconditions 
7 days ago
Cuomo says $1.3 billion Adirondack tourism industry is booming
"He says there have been more than 12 million visitors to the Adirondacks, and it's a $1.3-billion industry."
news  adirondacks  tourism  politics  economicdevelopment  newyork 
8 days ago
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 
13 days ago
MTA wrote $4.9M check to three upstate ski centers
"They’re stealing from one bankrupt place to prop up another bankrupt place."
news  adirondacks  ski  taxes  economicdevelopment  newyork  politics  orda 
15 days ago
NY issues warning: six North Country drownings in one week
"Water is forceful, and even good swimmers have a tough time staying afloat due to turbulence and hydraulics."
news  adirondacks 
16 days ago
Your Dog And The Adirondack Forest Preserve
"Enjoy your time in the outdoors with your dog, but be sure to protect your dog, protect wildlife and respect other outdoor recreationist."
buzz  adirondacks  forestpreserve  editorial 
16 days ago
No glamping in Forest Preserve
"Glamping introduces artificial conveniences and comforts in overnighting on the Forest Preserve at the expense of wild forest character and conditions"
buzz  adirondacks  editorial  forestpreserve  conservation  wilderness  politics 
16 days ago
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 
16 days ago
Kayaker’s body found in Kiwassa
"This is the second apparent drowning in the area in roughly a week."
news  adirondacks  paddle  saranaclake 
17 days ago
Should Campfires Be Banned In Forest Preserve?
I lean toward "Yes", but it would make winter-camping quite arduous.
buzz  editorial  forestpreserve  fire  conservation  wilderness 
18 days ago
As Adirondack North Creek tourism train cuts back, questions about the future (audio)
Seriously, who really thinks any tourist train in the Adirondacks is both a Unique Selling Proposition or something economically viable? Maddening waste of corridor, ossified thinking by "local leaders".
news  adirondacks  train  northcreek 
18 days ago
Noise in the Park
Haha, the kind of ironic note that I like. Bagpipes!
buzz  editorial  forestpreserve  wilderness 
18 days ago
125 Years of Altitude: 25 Adirondack Hikes
"Here are just a few places to acquaint you with a wide and wild variety of landscapes in this northern corner of New York State."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  forestpreserve 
27 days ago
DEC to Reopen Lower Locks on Saranac Chain of Lakes on Saturday, July 1
Boaters Again Able to Access Five Lakes and 5,000+ Acres of Water Starting this Weekend
news  adirondacks  boating  saranaclake  dec 
27 days ago
Plattsburgh's ambitious budget cuts leave city managers feeling threatened (audio)
Not as threatened as the taxpaying citizens who pay their wages. They are part of the problem, if they are not part of the solution.
news  adirondacks  clintoncounty  plattsburgh  taxes  politics 
4 weeks ago
Sewer woes again close iconic Lake George beach
"On Wednesday, the state Department of Environmental Conservation said unsafe levels of sewage-related E. coli bacteria near the beach will keep it closed until at least Friday."
news  adirondacks  warrencounty  lakegeorge  pollution  beach  dec 
4 weeks ago
Volunteers wanted: Annual Adirondack Loon Census
"The event will take place on Saturday, July 15, 2017, from 8 to 9 a.m."
news  adirondacks  wildlife  conservation  bird 
4 weeks ago
Trail Safe
"The Adirondack Park is, perhaps, the most accessible public land in the world. There are no gates or fees to access a hike and it never closes. I hope you enjoy the majesty and wonder of this extraordinary place."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  highpeaks 
4 weeks ago
Jack Drury Responds To Boreas Ponds Hut-to-Hut Concerns
If the governor is $upporting hut-to-hut $chemes, this endorsement makes $en$e. The only place I wouldn't mind seeing a hut, is in the pit mine at Lewis.
buzz  adirondacks  wilderness  forestpreserve  taxes  conservation  politics 
4 weeks ago
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 
5 weeks ago
State, hiking groups brace for busy season
"ADK Mountain Club and DEC to promote stewardship while steering hikers to lesser-known trails"
news  adirondacks  hike  forestpreserve  highpeaks  conservation  dec 
5 weeks ago
A curious invitation
"Over the last 20 years, at least, the state has bestowed a great deal of money and attention on the Lake Placid area"
buzz  editorial  economicdevelopment  lakeplacid  politics  newyork 
6 weeks ago
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 
6 weeks ago
Holcomb investigation now complete
"Holcomb was the foundation for USA Bobsled, winning 60 World Cup, 10 World Championship and three Olympic medals in his career, making him one of the most decorated pilots in the world."
news  adirondacks  lakeplacid  olympics 
6 weeks ago
13th running of the Great Adirondack Trail Run
"There are a lot of flatter trail runs, this one has a significant amount of elevation gain, so I think people really like the challenge."
news  adirondacks  events  keene 
6 weeks ago
Ride of the Century
"A classic tour around Lake George"
buzz  adirondacks  bike  lakegeorge  warrencounty 
6 weeks ago
Million Dollar Beach in Lake George closed again, to reopen soon
"It’s not a new issue for the beach — closed last summer more than once due to high bacteria levels."
news  adirondacks  warrencounty  beach  lakegeorge 
6 weeks ago
Popular Adirondack beach to open after bacteria tests
"The Department of Environmental Conservation says the Lake George Million Dollar Beach will open Sunday."
news  adirondacks  warrencounty  lakegeorge  beach 
6 weeks ago
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 
6 weeks ago
Lewis County trail officials seek vandals who damaged signs, railings
"Someone broke and ripped down the recreation area sign, kiosk, all the trail signs and broke all the railings on the bridges."
news  adirondacks  atv  lewiscounty  crime 
6 weeks ago
10 great Adirondack hikes that aren't High Peaks
"By now, you’ve probably heard some of the horror stories."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  highpeaks  conservation 
7 weeks ago
NCPR mixes messages on muddy trails (audio)
"I'm really sensitive about the impact I have in the woods.  I'm careful to follow Leave No Trace principles."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  dec  highpeaks  conservation  wilderness 
7 weeks ago
Jailing 'Operation Gravy Train' Suspects Could Cost County $100K
"The state pays no money towards county jails. County jail costs are mandates that the county has. It's their burden to bear."
news  adirondacks  crime  stlawrencecounty  taxes 
7 weeks ago
Mug Shots Of Operation Gravy Train Suspects
SLC cannot afford to either deal with this or not deal with this.
news  adirondacks  crime  stlawrencecounty 
7 weeks ago
After drug bust, officers reflect on SLC opioid crisis: "We can't arrest our way out of this." | NCPR News
"More than 100 people were taken into custody last week and the list of suspects continues to grow."
news  adirondacks  stlawrencecounty  crime 
7 weeks ago
A journey into the Adirondack wilderness for trout
"Overall it was a great weekend away, with 30-plus fish caught."
buzz  adirondacks  fish 
7 weeks ago
Beyond Leave No Trace
"Leave No Trace focuses on the immediate, local impacts of recreational use while ignoring largerissues of change over time and connections through space."
campfire  adirondacks  hike  camp  conservation  wilderness  forestpreserve 
7 weeks ago
How to be a Thru-Hiking Elitist
"13) Inform each day or section hiker you pass their aroma of fresh linens is offensive and they should be ashamed."
campfire  adirondacks  hike  camp  conservation  wilderness 
7 weeks ago
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 
7 weeks ago
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 
8 weeks ago
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 
8 weeks ago
Warren County mulls changes to occupancy law
"It’s not a burden on them. It’s a pass-through." Or, a tariff. Whatever.
news  adirondacks  warrencounty  taxes  economicdevelopment 
8 weeks ago
Hunting Guide Pleads Guilty In Deaths Of Protected Birds
"Saiff is also the owner and operator of Bill Saiff Outdoors and Seaway Waterfowl Professionals."
news  adirondacks  hunt  crime  jeffersoncounty  conservation  bird  wildlife 
8 weeks ago
The History of the Adirondack Fire Towers
"The first Adirondack fire tower, made of wood, was built on the summit of Mount Morris (now known as Big Tupper Ski Area) with other towers being constructed over the course of the next five years."
buzz  adirondacks  heritage  fire  hike  climb 
8 weeks ago
NY may offer luxury camping services in the "forever wild" Adirondacks (audio)
"One of the biggest backers of this idea is Bill Farber, chair of the Hamilton County board of supervisors."
news  adirondacks  forestpreserve  conservation  economicdevelopment  newyork  politics  dec  taxes 
8 weeks ago
Rail-trails celebrated as ‘vibrant sign of renewal’
Getting ready for my annual bike-vacation. No trains at all.
buzz  editorial  bike  adirondacks  newyork 
8 weeks ago
BATS: Our Flying Mammal Neighbors
"What bat species grace our lovely Adirondack Park?  Of Earth’s thousand-plus bat species (second most species-rich mammal order after rodents), we have nine."
buzz  adirondacks  wildlife  conservation 
8 weeks ago
Adirondack officials: Be respectful, considerate of others on High Peak summits
"Sometimes, however, a small group of people can tarnish the reputation and/or experience of the hiking community as a whole."
news  adirondacks  hike  highpeaks  conservation  wilderness 
8 weeks ago
'Bike therapy' is latest tool to fight addiction in the Adirondacks
"It builds your confidence back up, it gives you a little self-worth when you're out there, and you get that sense of accomplishment."
news  adirondacks  bike  warrencounty  washingtoncounty 
8 weeks ago
@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 
9 weeks ago
Lake Flower resort plan in limbo
Crazy thing about this, conservation issues are not even mentioned anymore.
news  adirondacks  saranaclake  economicdevelopment  politics  forestpreserve 
9 weeks ago
How Mountain Biking Is Saving Small-Town, USA
"In Michigan, Copper Harbor, a former mining and port town on the Upper Peninsula with a population of just 108, has built over 35 miles of singletrack and now sees more than 20,000 visitors a year on its trails."
campfire  bike  economicdevelopment 
9 weeks ago
State buys Marion River Carry, resolving Township 40 quagmire
"It’s a popular carry for paddlers on the upper reaches of the Raquette River, and for more than 100 years it was one of the passages by which tourists came to the heart of the Adirondacks."
news  adirondacks  forestpreserve  newyork  hamiltoncounty  conservation 
9 weeks ago
Forget Peak Bagging, Name Baggers See It All
"For me it’s all about pursuing unique forms of recreation that take me through the backdoor of beyond."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  forestpreserve 
9 weeks ago
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