State’s Frontier Town Plan Missing Key Transportation Piece
Uh..... If you add the cost of the new Frontier Town "Base Camp" and this scheme together, probably would be cheaper to actually limo-service visitors up here.
buzz  adirondacks  economicdevelopment  transportation 
22 hours ago
Spruce Mountain - Lake George Wild Forest - 1/21/18
"It was a warm day and a fleece and microspikes were all that was needed for extra gear."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  lakegeorge  washingtoncounty 
yesterday
NY aiming to invest $13 million to bolster tourism up north
"The North Country Regional Economic Development Council convened a task force last year to create a model for successful lodging development to help sustain tourism. The group found that there's a lack of full-service, modern lodging options."
news  adirondacks  newyork  taxes  economicdevelopment  tourism  politics 
yesterday
On the Question of an Eighth Principle: Land Stewardship in the Age of Social Media
"None of us were born knowing how to best care for wild nature – we all had to learn it along the way, sometimes before, but more often, after we’ve already gone outside."
buzz  campfire  adirondacks  hike  camp  conservation  forestpreserve  wilderness 
2 days ago
Trudeau Institute gets $5 million in 2018 state budget proposal
"...to support the partnership between the State, Clarkson University and the Trudeau Institute to form a world-class biotech enterprise"
news  adirondacks  newyork  taxes  economicdevelopment  politics  saranaclake 
2 days ago
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 
2 days ago
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 
2 days ago
Hotel Saranac has reopened, plans open house (audio)
"The Hotel Saranac project was driven in part by a $2 million state grant through the REDC economic development program."
news  adirondacks  lodging  heritage  taxes  economicdevelopment  saranaclake  franklincounty 
3 days ago
Ice jam cancels snow trains from Spa City to North Creek
"The ice jam has also delayed plans by rail company Iowa-Pacific Holdings to bring more out-of-service rail cars to the Adirondacks for long-term storage, a move strongly opposed by environmental groups and the state."
news  adirondacks  train  forestpreserve  politics  ice  conservation  warrencounty 
3 days ago
Time for 6ers to start giving back
"But while the number of 6ers has grown, their presence on trails when not hiking is nonexistent."
buzz  editorial  hike  saranaclake  conservation  forestpreserve 
3 days ago
Current Adirondack Outdoor Recreation Information
Weather, Backcountry conditions, Notices. Compiled on Thursday January 18, 2018
news  adirondacks  highpeaks  dec  currentconditions  weather  hike  camp  climb  ski  snowshoe  newyork 
4 days ago
Rescue group announces two scholarships each year in memory of fallen hiker
"The scholarship will provide financial assistance to search and rescue volunteers and members of the public who wish to increase their wilderness survival skills and medical training."
news  adirondacks  hike  highpeaks 
5 days ago
Governor goes big on winter sports venues in state budget plan
"Our state has continuously ranked among the worst states in the country when it comes to property taxes; this needs to change."
news  adirondacks  orda  newyork  economicdevelopment  politics  taxes 
5 days ago
Snow and winter games team up to give Olympic Authority boost
"Agency that runs Lake Placid sports venues makes dent in historic operating shortfalls"
news  adirondacks  orda  ski  snow  lakeplacid  northcreek  whiteface  goremountain  taxes  politics  economicdevelopment 
15 days ago
Outdoors: First step in hike should be learning
"Everyone wants to go out and enjoy the wilderness."
news  adirondacks  wilderness  camp  hike 
15 days ago
As Cell Service Expands, National Parks Become Digital Battlegrounds
"For visitors to the parks, the call of the outdoors increasingly comes with crisp 4G service, and not everyone is wild about that."
news  adirondacks  wilderness  forestpreserve 
23 days ago
DEC Advises Backcountry Visitors of Winter Conditions Throughout the Adirondacks
Winter Recreational Opportunities Available with Proper Preparation and Precautions
news  adirondacks  weather  snow  dec 
5 weeks ago
Why Now—More than Ever—We Must Live by Leave No Trace
"Explore and find new experiences at lower elevations and all will benefit.”
buzz  adirondacks  conservation  wilderness  forestpreserve  editorial 
6 weeks ago
Luckhurst tackles another charity challenge
"100 highest mountains within the Blue Line in a single winter season"
news  adirondacks  hike 
7 weeks ago
Amish death reminder of buggy hazards on North Country roads
"You have to be cognizant that there could be buggies in that area coming the other way, and they probably going to be on the roadway partially in your lane that you’re going to pass into."
news  adirondacks  stlawrencecounty  accident  transportation 
7 weeks ago
Panther Gorge: The Remote Adirondack Moderate Mecca You’ve Never Heard Of
"Panther Gorge is a hidden gem surrounded by New York's highest peaks."
buzz  adirondacks  highpeaks  climb  hike  camp 
8 weeks ago
Tourism debate considers how best to promote Lake George region
Don't blame the whatever TPA for your own marketing issues and greater economic trends. NGOs always want a part of the action, and sometimes they get it.
news  adirondacks  warrencounty  tourism  economicdevelopment  politics  taxes 
8 weeks ago
Want to get outdoors in winter? Some tips to make it safe and easy
"Even if you love the outdoors, winter can be challenging and sometimes even a little risky."
buzz  adirondacks  weather  hike  camp  ski  snowshoe 
8 weeks ago
An Adirondack endangered species?
"Hamilton County searches for solutions to save privately owned cabin-cottage resorts"
news  adirondacks  hamiltoncounty  economicdevelopment  politics  tourism  taxes 
9 weeks ago
It’s not just rangers DEC needs more of
"The DEC desperately needs more foresters, who make management plans for units of the Adirondack Forest Preserve."
buzz  adirondacks  editorial  dec  conservation  newyork  forestpreserve 
9 weeks ago
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 
9 weeks ago
Dave Fadden's favorite place: His family's museum
"It was built in 1954 with two rooms to house Ray Fadden’s collection of artifacts and his beading"
buzz  adirondacks  museum  franklincounty  onchiota  heritage 
9 weeks ago
Two years later, family seeks answers about missing hunter
"The search for Thomas Messick remains in limited continuous status since Jan. 20, 2016."
news  warrencounty  hunt  dec  adirondacks 
9 weeks ago
We're pouring millions of tons of salt on roads each year
"Road salt use is common and growing throughout Canada, Europe, Japan, China and even South America."
campfire  adirondacks  transportation  conservation  pollution  buzz 
10 weeks ago
Lussi Clashes with APA
Next thing you know, someone will suggest a "land bank" for this.
news  adirondacks  forestpreserve  wilderness  economicdevelopment  conservation  politics 
10 weeks ago
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 
10 weeks ago
Kratom group accuses coroner, DEA of ‘shadow campaign’
"AKA is deeply concerned that the agency [DEA] may also be seeking to encourage findings of kratom in death reports from coroners and medical examiners."
news  adirondacks  tupperlake  franklincounty 
12 weeks ago
Selling out the Forest Preserve for Convenience
Bridge, internet, strip-mine .... what incentives are the supporters getting this time?
news  adirondacks  forestpreserve  newyork  conservation  wilderness  politics 
october 2017
North Elba to support rail-trail appeal
Rail-Trail is classic example of Adirondack Dysfunction. Let it return to wilderness, No Lollipop for anyone.
news  adirondacks  politics  train 
october 2017
Sales tax, occupancy tax figures show summer growth in Warren County
Keep your eye on the special interests angling for some of that bed tax money.
news  adirondacks  taxes  economicdevelopment  warrencounty  tourism 
october 2017
Some forest rangers call pace of Adirondack emergencies "unsustainable"
"The Adirondacks are booming with more hikers, more campers, more rock climbers and paddlers than ever before."
news  adirondacks  hike  dec  highpeaks 
october 2017
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
Forest, Forest Everywhere. But Not an Acre to Touch
We should only add to the Forest Preserve - never lease, sell, or exchange. It's SIMPLE.
news  adirondacks  forestpreserve  politics  conservation  economicdevelopment 
october 2017
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
Congresional candidate changes party affiliation after remarks
"Both sides are only interested in keeping their chintzy little jobs and the teensy-weensy bits of power they have."
news  adirondacks  politics  plattsburgh  newyork 
october 2017
The Jamaican Apple Pickers of Upstate New York (via @ncpr)
"New York is the second-largest apple-producing state in the country"
buzz  adirondacks  clintoncounty  newyork 
october 2017
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