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Loons returning and resilient

April 2, 2016 With spring comes many familiar sounds: the chirp of woodland frogs; the squeals of kids playing outside again; and the haunting call of the common loon. more »»

Oh, to be as old and steady as a tree

April 2, 2016 As I enter my sixth decade on this planet, I’ve become increasingly interested in the past. more »»

Rail bike business is expanding

April 2, 2016 SARANAC LAKE — A local rail bike company used to be one of a kind in the United States. Now the success of its first year has spawned not only its own expansion plans but some competition as well. more »»

Reel Paddling Film Festival returns to Lake Placid Center for the Arts

April 2, 2016 LAKE?PLACID — The Northern Forest Canoe Trail and Adirondack Lakes and Trails are co-hosting the Reel Paddling Film Festival on Friday, April 8 at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts. more »»

Utica, Oneida County boards support Ad’k Scenic Railroad

April 2, 2016 The Oneida County Board of Legislators and the City of Utica Common Council have passed identical resolutions opposing the state’s plan to remove tracks at the northern end of its Adirondack railroad. more »»

Hunting season had no deaths

March 31, 2016 The state Department of Environmental Conservation announced that 2015 was the first year on record without a shooting-related hunting death. Those records go back to the 1950s. more »»

Lake George Association wants boat washes to be permanent

March 31, 2016 LAKE GEORGE — The Lake George Association released a statement in favor of a change in regulations that would make boat inspections a permanent part of boating on the lake. more »»

State parks, historic sites saw attendance rise

March 31, 2016 ALBANY (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo says New York state parks, historic sites and campgrounds saw a 5-percent increase in attendance last year. The governor announced Wednesday that an estimated 65. more »»

Changing seasons

March 30, 2016 more »»

Rescues on Giant, Scarface

March 29, 2016 KEENE — Forest rangers were called to assist four hikers on Giant Mountain Sunday mornin. more »»

Former DEC chief named Conservationist of the Year

March 29, 2016 ELIZABETHTOWN — The Adirondack Council has announced that it will give former state Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens its Conservationist of the Year award at a... more »»

DEC releases rec plan for Kushaqua Tract

March 28, 2016 ONCHIOTA — The state Department of Environmental Conservation released its final recreation plan for the nearly 20,000-acre Kushaqua Tract Conservation Easement near Onchiota and Loon Lake last... more »»

Easter buzz

March 28, 2016 more »»

Scenic trail makes headway in Adirondacks

March 26, 2016 The association behind a new national scenic trail released its annual progress report last week, and it highlights the Adirondack portion of the trail that will eventually run from Crown Point... more »»

Lessons learned amid ever-present, unpredictable dangers

March 26, 2016 I’m kind of cold weather guy, and I freely admit it. I suppose it’s due to my ancestors, who were hardy Irishmen that battled the cold North Sea winds that swept across the Emerald Isle. more »»

Top court considers canoe access

March 25, 2016 ALBANY — New York’s highest court will decide a case pitting a group of landowners’ private property rights against the public’s right to paddle down a waterway adjacent to a state-owned Adirondack... more »»

DEC hails opening of trout, salmon fishing season

March 25, 2016 The 2016 trout and fishing season will open this coming Friday, April 1. more »»

CATS hosts inn-to-inn hike in May

March 25, 2016 Champlain Area Trails is hosting its third annual inn-to-inn hike from Wadhams to the Essex Inn on May 14. Check-in for the hike will be from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. more »»

Top court to consider paddle access

March 24, 2016 ALBANY (AP) — New York’s highest court will decide a case pitting landowners’ property rights against the public’s right to paddle down a stream through private lan. more »»

 
 

 

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