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On to the next adventure: outdoors writing

September 20, 2014 I first visited the Adirondacks almost 20 years ago, when a friend invited me to join him on an impromptu “anti-Spring Break” trip. “Let’s go the other way,” he suggested. more »»

Boat inspections keep invasives out

September 20, 2014 RAY BROOK — Lake George Park Commission Executive Director Dave Wick says he’s heard few complaints about a mandatory boat inspection program that took effect on Lake George this year. more »»

Fly fishing into early autumn

September 20, 2014 As the current weather patterns have already taken a decided turn toward autumn, it is an appropriate time to consider participating in a few of the traditional seasonal offerings. more »»

Wild Center awarded major federal museum grants

September 19, 2014 TUPPER LAKE — The Wild Center has won more than a half-million dollars from the federal government to bring new science and nature programs to students and daily visitors. more »»

Support for marina flows in

September 18, 2014 SARANAC LAKE — Supporters of a plan to refurbish and expand the former Crescent Bay Marina turned out in droves Wednesday night for a town of Harrietstown Planning Board meeting on the project. more »»

Man dies after dive at Union Falls Pond

September 17, 2014 A Massachusetts man died Friday night after he broke his neck while diving into the water at Union Falls Pond. Jeffrey M. more »»

Work underway on $6.2M Adirondack Express II chairlift

September 17, 2014 NORTH CREEK — Construction began this week on a new chairlift at the state-owned Gore Mountain Ski Center. more »»

Helping groom the trails

September 17, 2014 ... more »»

Shoring up Cascade slope

September 16, 2014 KEENE— The state Department of Transportation wants to stabilize a 100-foot section of state Route 73 that’s slowly slipping into Upper Cascade Lake. more »»

‘Paddles up’

September 15, 2014 Take that, Michigan. The unofficial count was 2,718 kayaks and canoes clustered together into a makeshift raft on Fourth Lake in Inlet, despite Saturday’s inclement weather. more »»

Amtrak brings ‘Great Dome’ upstate for foliage tours

September 15, 2014 ALBANY (AP) — Amtrak is bringing its vintage “Great Dome” car to upstate New York for a six-week run during the fall foliage seaso. more »»

Seeking out undeveloped environments

September 13, 2014 We often travel to wild places in an effort to recapture a piece of our past. more »»

Butterfly decline

September 13, 2014 The monarch butterfly population has been shrinking for nearly two decades in the Adirondacks and throughout North America, and now scientists are asking the U.S. more »»

Research identifies threats to Adirondack loons

September 13, 2014 Biodiversity Research Institute’s Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation and the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Adirondack Program announced this week that three new articles summarizing research... more »»

Treed bear prompts concern in Lake Placid

September 12, 2014 LAKE PLACID — Fortunately, it took off. At about 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Lake Placid village police officers responded to a call from a passerby on Parkside Drive to find a young bear in a tree. more »»

Coyote spotted in Saranac Lake

September 12, 2014 SARANAC LAKE — At least one coyote has been spotted among some village neighborhoods recently. Sunita Halasz said she saw one about a week ago at about 7 a.m. on Cliff Road. more »»

Biologists: Fishing impact of new lake pest is mild

September 12, 2014 MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont fisheries biologists say a new invasive species found in Lake Champlain is not expected to have a major impact on fishing in the lake. more »»

Police: Woman drowned in Lake George last week

September 11, 2014 PUTNAM (AP) — Authorities say an autopsy has determined that a 31-year-old woman found dead in an Adirondack lake last week had drowned. more »»

N.Y. launches season’s first fall foliage report

September 11, 2014 ALBANY (AP) — The state’s tourism office has launched the season’s first fall foliage map that provides updated information on where the autumn colors are emerging across New York. more »»

N.Y. gets easement on Wilderness Act cabin

September 11, 2014 JOHNSBURG (AP) — The family of environmental activist Howard Zahniser has granted New York state a conservation easement on the cabin where much of the Federal Wilderness Act of 1964 was drafte. more »»

 
 

 

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