Public comments needed by June 15th on new snowmobile trail system
"The proposed new trail network will link the communities of Newcomb with North Hudson and Minerva."
buzz  adirondacks  snowmobile  dec  forestpreserve  conservation 
18 hours ago
Current Conditions - Adirondack High Peaks
Interior Conditions, Notices - Compiled on Thursday May 28, 2015
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Cat Mountain: 05/23/2015
"The new route climbs about a thousand vertical feet in two miles from Edgecomb Pond to the summit."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  warrencounty  lakegeorge 
2 days ago
Peaked Hills - Hoffman Notch Wilderness Area - 5/25/15
"17th Brook typically has a decent amount of water flowing through it, even in dry times."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  essexcounty 
2 days ago
New boat washing station opens in Star Lake
"It’s a perfect location for us to inspect boats as they move into the Adirondack Park"
news  adirondacks  stlawrencecounty  invasivespecies  dec  conservation  boating 
2 days ago
Some bats with white-nose syndrome cured by bacteria, scientists say
"Disease caused by fungus has decimated bat populations in Eastern Canada, U.S."
news  adirondacks  newyork  wildlife  conservation 
2 days ago
Wilmington Slide and Silver Lake Bog Trail - 5/24/15
Another interesting combo-hike - The Bog is always a great showcase for folks unable to hike rugged-terrain.
buzz  adirondacks  hike  clintoncounty  essexcounty 
3 days ago
Lower Loonie Means Fewer Canadian Shoppers
"I look for rock-bottom deals when I'm here, let's put it that way."
news  adirondacks  shopping  border  economicdevelopment  taxes  canada 
3 days ago
Cheney Pond Road Snowmobile Trail - Vanderwhacker Mountain Wild Forest - Minerva - 5/23/15
"The trail runs from Hoffman Road in Minerva, all the way to the Blue Ridge Road in North Hudson."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  essexcounty 
5 days ago
Snapping Turtles: Venerable Denizens of Murky Waters
"Snapping Turtles do indeed snap and lurk below the surface in murky waters, giving fright to small waterfowl and timid skinny-dippers."
buzz  adirondacks  wildlife 
5 days ago
Cycling race plan gets cool response
3000 mile race.... next year. Uh, that dude is crazy.
news  adirondacks  bike  lakegeorge  warrencounty 
5 days ago
Bright forecast seen in Lake George as start of summer season approaches
"Although the most important asset we have is the lake, all the communities around Lake George … we’re much like an amusement park."
news  adirondacks  warrencounty  lakegeorge  tourism  economicdevelopment 
7 days ago
Franklin County considers joining group calling for road signs in English and French
I bet advertising, in French, that there is no occupancy tax, might generate more traffic.
news  franklincounty  economicdevelopment  tourism  border  quebec 
7 days ago
Hikers urged to avoid Adirondack peaks during mud season
"In the High Peaks region, DEC asks hikers to avoid Algonquin, Colden, Feldspar, Gothics, Indian Pass, Marcy, Marcy Dam, Lake Colden, Range Trail, Skylight, Wright and all 'trail-less' peaks."
news  adirondacks  hike  highpeaks  dec 
10 days ago
Adirondack Forest Ranger Search and Rescue Highlights: 5/11-5/17/15
"Search and rescue missions often require Rangers to function in remote wilderness areas from rugged mountainous peaks to white-water rivers, and through vast forest areas from spruce-fir thicket to open hardwoods."
news  adirondacks  hike  franklincounty  warrencounty  dec 
11 days ago
French tourists aboard a luxury cruise stop in Clayton for a day
"Look at the people who are getting off. They are going to spend money here. My taxes are going to go way down."
news  adirondacks  stlawrencecounty  clayton  tourism  economicdevelopment  border  canada 
11 days ago
Greg Norman Branded Real Estate
"The communities and residences are tailor-made for each specific location, taking the local culture, architectural vernacular and consumer demands into careful consideration throughout the planning and design process."
campfire  adirondacks  tupperlake  franklincounty  economicdevelopment  adkclubresort 
14 days ago
DEC Issues Draft Unit Management Plan To Protect and Restore Camp Santanoni Historic Area
"Historic Great Camp is part of the Adirondack Forest Preserve – Public Meeting Scheduled for May 28 in Newcomb"
news  adirondacks  Santanoni  essexcounty  camp  heritage  dec  conservation  newcomb 
14 days ago
Malone village hires company to oversee demolition of building ready to collapse
"This is so complex, so many dimensions –– legally, technically and financially –– that it is really a major story."
news  adirondacks  franklincounty  malone  taxes  economicdevelopment 
14 days ago
Values in Conflict in the Backcountry
"Without some degree of management, 'wildness' cannot survive the number of people who seek to enjoy it."
buzz  wilderness  adirondacks  conservation 
15 days ago
New York loon status report: "pretty good" (audio)
"New York's loon population continues to expand, and there are more breeding pairs of loons in the Adirondacks now than in the 1980's."
buzz  adirondacks  wildlife  bird  conservation  newyork 
15 days ago
Roadside checkpoints raise thorny questions (audio)
Isn't there some kind of special spray that just targets invasives?
buzz  adirondacks  newyork  border  canada  politics 
17 days ago
Canoe case in top court
"Landowners appeal dismissal of trespass suit against Explorer editor, contending constitutional property rights are at stake."
news  adirondacks  paddle  wilderness  politics  media 
17 days ago
Plans continue for Adirondack Park-wide boat inspection pilot program
Dealing with invasives once they are here is fine, but we should also control our borders.
news  adirondacks  invasivespecies  conservation 
17 days ago
Arnold Mountain and Gelina Basin - Jay Mountain Wilderness - 5/9/15
"It is located near the northern end of the Jay Mountain Wilderness Area."
buzz  adirondacks  essexcounty  jay  hike 
18 days ago
Fire is the main-killer for most Adirondack Camps.
buzz  adirondacks  fire  loonlake  franklincounty 
18 days ago
Border Patrol Checkpoints: How Far is Too Far?
"The Supreme Court has said very clearly for 40 years that border patrol can't hold you at checkpoints unless they have a reason to do so, unless they have some reasonable suspicion."
news  adirondacks  border  newyork  canada 
19 days ago
NY reminds boaters to clean, drain vessels to stop invasives
"State Environmental Conservation Police will be inspecting boats in the Adirondacks to ensure people are aware of new state regulations requiring that boats and trailers be clean and drained before launching on state lands."
news  adirondacks  invasivespecies  boating  dec  conservation 
22 days ago
NYCO Finishes Test Drilling In Jay Mountain Wilderness
"NYCO cleared eleven sites but drilled at only eight. Of those eight, five yielded evidence of wollastonite reserves beneath."
buzz  adirondacks  essexcounty  lewis  economicdevelopment  forestpreserve  conservation 
23 days ago
Rocky Peak Ridge Traverse - Chapel Pond to New Russia - 5/2/15
"We went to Giant first and enjoyed the bare rock summit and warm temperatures with almost no wind."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  highpeaks  essexcounty 
23 days ago
Lure of the wild trout stock
"DEC stocks tens of thousands of exotic fish in Adirondack waters each year, a practice that some observers believe diminishes populations of native brook trout."
wildlife  buzz  adirondacks  newyork  fish  dec  conservation  economicdevelopment  forestpreserve 
23 days ago
LewisCo ATV trail system open for the season; riders asked to keep safety in mind
Since 1997, there have been 16 fatal accidents in the county, according to the report. From 1997 to 2014, there have been 357 personal injury accidents and 23 property damage crashes.
news  adirondacks  lewiscounty  atv 
23 days ago
Ironman eliminates pro races in Lake Placid
"Fewer focused professional races will offer bigger prize purses and a more competitive field."
news  adirondacks  events  lakeplacid  essexcounty 
24 days ago
MV103: Loon calls -- a hauntingly beautiful part of the Adirondacks
"For those unfamiliar with the Adirondacks, that haunting cry floating across a still nighttime lake might conjure up thoughts of mountain spirits returning to take back their land."
buzz  adirondacks  wildlife  bird 
24 days ago
Dry weather prompts brush fire warnings throughout region
"Dry conditions, warm weather, low humidity and gusty winds set the stage for a wildland fire north of Tupper Lake and brush fires that have broken out all over Vermont."
news  adirondacks  fire  weather  tupperlake  franklincounty 
24 days ago
Adirondack Forest Ranger Search and Rescue Highlights: 4/27-5/3/15
"Working with other state agencies, local emergency response organizations and volunteer search and rescue groups, Forest Rangers locate and extract lost, injured or distressed people from the backcountry."
news  adirondacks  hike  dec  essexcounty  hamiltoncounty  stlawrencecounty 
24 days ago
A Walk in the Park
"BUSHWHACKING THROUGH NEARLY IMPENETRABLE BOGS in the central woods of the Adirondacks, I am little more than bait as I swat away the black flies that swarm my skin."
buzz  adirondacks  conservation 
28 days ago
St. Lawrence County judge faces criticism over pistol permit restrictions
"They argue that they’ve passed the extensive background check conducted by law enforcement officers, but still have restrictions imposed."
news  adirondacks  stlawrencecounty  politics 
4 weeks ago
Adirondack Forest Ranger Search and Rescue Highlights: 4/20-4/27/15
"New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Forest Rangers respond to search and rescue incidents statewide."
news  adirondacks  hike  washingtoncounty  lakegeorge 
4 weeks ago
West Mountain Ski Center continues uphill battle
It's a difficult business environment - weather, economy, gas, subsidized-comptetition.....
news  adirondacks  ski  queensbury  warrencounty 
4 weeks ago
Noble Mountain (2927') - Giant Mountain Wilderness Area - 4/26/15
"Threre were quite a few slabs of rock along the way where views were plentiful."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  essexcounty 
4 weeks ago
A Giant of a Spring Hike 4/22/15
"There were occasional snow showers just to keep things interesting."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  highpeaks  essexcounty 
4 weeks ago
Plattsburgh-Havana flights are coming soon
"More than 600,000 people fly from Trudeau airport every year now to Cuba."
news  adirondacks  airport  clintoncounty  plattsburgh  politics  transportation  economicdevelopment 
4 weeks ago
Experts say salt is Lake George's worst enemy
"The level of salt in Lake George isn’t at the point of panic, but three decades of monitoring the lake’s chemical composition found chloride levels tripled."
news  adirondacks  warrencounty  lakegeorge  pollution  conservation 
4 weeks ago
John Brown's funeral and gravestone (audio)
"The abolitionist John Brown was hanged in December 1859 after he and his followers raided the United States Arsenal in Harpers Ferry."
buzz  adirondacks  heritage  politics  lakeplacid  essexcounty 
5 weeks ago
Adirondack Forest Ranger Search and Rescue Highlights: 4/13-4/19/15
"Working with other state agencies, local emergency response organizations and volunteer search and rescue groups, Forest Rangers locate and extract lost, injured or distressed people from the backcountry."
news  adirondacks  dec  franklincounty  essexcounty  saratogacounty  hike 
5 weeks ago
An Adirondack solution in Japan
"We hoped that we could learn much from what they do in Adirondacks for nature preservation and sound tourism."
news  adirondacks  forestpreserve  conservation 
5 weeks ago
Mud season and messy times in the north country
"Why not take advantage of the minimal crowds and venture forth?"
buzz  adirondacks  weather  hike  paddle 
5 weeks ago
More Than 3,000 Ride in the Snirt Run
"It wasn't long ago that this year's event was in jeopardy because of insurance issues."
news  adirondacks  atv  events  lewiscounty 
5 weeks ago
Effort forms to reduce salt entering Lake George's waters
"As our main drinking water supply, Lake George will eventually become a health hazard to people suffering from hypertension if we don’t stop these ominous trends."
news  adirondacks  warrencounty  lakegeorge  pollution  conservation  transportation 
6 weeks ago
Luxury cruise ship will stop in Clayton almost a dozen times this summer (audio)
"The ship’s new route will bring it to the Thousand Islands village almost a dozen times this summer, each time with as many as 200 people aboard."
news  adirondacks  stlawrencecounty  border  tourism  clayton 
6 weeks ago
Donation Of Historic Amusement Park May Be Brought To Referendum (audio)
"The small park of about 8-and-a-half acres was a summer destination for decades after opening in the 1920s."
news  adirondacks  fultoncounty  caroga  heritage  politics 
6 weeks ago
Adirondack Forest Ranger Search and Rescue Highlights: 4/6-4/12/15
"DEC Forest Rangers’ knowledge of first aid, land navigation and technical rescue techniques are often critical to the success of their missions."
news  dec  warrencounty  hamiltoncounty  hike  ski  adirondacks 
6 weeks ago
Spring Cycling - Get out and Ride!
"The season is here, and it’s time to take advantage of it and have fun."
buzz  bike  adirondacks  weather 
6 weeks ago
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