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Forest rangers seek more staff, funds holding up progress

December 8, 2017 SARANAC LAKE — State Department of Environmental Conservation forest rangers have taken their message of increased staffing needs to the street and have so far gotten more than a half-dozen towns t... more »»

 
 
 
White Plains flights planned via Cape Air in Lake Clear

December 8, 2017 SARANAC LAKE — Beginning March 1, 2018, passengers boarding planes at the Adirondack Regional Airport will be able to disembark in White Plains. more »»

Pleasant walk with a memorable otter show

December 6, 2017 REDFORD — I’d been walking for a while and it seemed like the hike might start to drag on, but I bent down to tie my shoe and noticed the silver slivers of a sun-dappled pond through the trees,... more »»

Waiting for the first big snow of the year

December 6, 2017 With the conclusion of the annual big game hunting season in the bank, outdoor enthusiasts will be forced to seek alternative adventures until there is enough ice and snow to kick off the season fo... more »»

Snowfactory gives Mount Van Hoevenberg a boost

December 1, 2017 LAKE PLACID — At the tail end of October, it was still 81 degrees. Nevertheless, the Mount Van Hoevenberg Cross Country and Biathlon Center hosted a training camp for the U.S. more »»

Luckhurst tackles another charity challenge

November 29, 2017 Neil Luckhurst, a chiropractor from Montreal, has done eight rounds of the 46 High Peaks, including three in winter, and has done two other self-imposed Adirondack hiking challenges. more »»

Nature’s compass never runs out of battery

November 29, 2017 Women are known to have a better sense of direction than men. It is a fact that has been proven scientificall. more »»

Wilderness advocate carries nearly 2,000 letters to APA

November 23, 2017 RAY BROOK — A Keene man began hiking Wednesday morning, No. more »»

Whiteface draws big crowds on opening weekend

November 23, 2017 WILMINGTON — Whiteface Mountain opened its slopes this Saturday, Nov. 18 to much succes. more »»

Mount Van Hoevenberg, North Creek Ski Bowl open Friday for nordic skiing

November 22, 2017 LAKE PLACID — The Mount Van Hoevenberg Nordic Center in Lake Placid and the Ski Bowl in North Creek will open Friday for the 2017-18 winter seaso. more »»

Snow falls as holiday season arrives

November 21, 2017 The first significant snowstorm of the new season finally arrived just in time for the long Thanksgiving holiday weekend. more »»

Shoulder season suggestions

November 15, 2017 LAKE PLACID — Getting outdoors this time of year can be tricky. There’s not enough snow at low elevations, but the High Peaks are dangerously cold and winter-like. more »»

Skiing starts Saturday

November 15, 2017 Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday that the state Olympic Regional Development Authority will open the Whiteface and Gore mountain ski centers on Saturday, almost a week ahead of schedul. more »»

Tried and true: Get out in the woods and stay there

November 15, 2017 With the conclusion of the annual big game hunting season looming on the near horizon, it’s time for hunters to redouble their efforts. more »»

DEC examines Sentinel Range Wilderness

November 8, 2017 LAKE PLACID — The state Department of Environmental Conservation released its proposed unit management plan for about 23,000 acres of land in Jay, Wilmington and North Elba this week, and is... more »»

Hunters need to think outside the box

November 8, 2017 Each breath appeared to crystallize in the cold morning air as I trudged across a long, open field on the way to camp. The view was only slightly infringed by the steam of my own breat. more »»

Group to provide $70K-plus to High Peaks programs

November 3, 2017 LAKE PLACID — The Adirondack 46ers hiking group has pledged more than $70,000 over the next three years to help support the Adirondack Mountain Club trail crew and summit steward programs. more »»

Bat Week celebrates misunderstood mammal

November 1, 2017 RAY BROOK — The annual Bat Week celebration culminated this week on Halloween, but bats — one of the world’s most abundant mammals — are still facing threats. more »»

Big-game hunting season is a time like no other

November 1, 2017 While traveling from Saranac Lake to Tupper Lake earlier this week, I happened upon a most welcome sign. more »»

Tupper Lake holds first Triad hiking challenge

October 27, 2017 TUPPER LAKE — The first ever Tupper Triad Challenge drew an almost capacity crowd to three small mountains near Tupper Lake Saturday, Oct. 21, and among the crowd were runners, walkers and stroller. more »»

Adirondack Lake Survey Corporation funding may end soon

October 27, 2017 RAY BROOK — The long-running field operations of the Adirondack Lake Survey Corporation are likely to cease at the end of the year due to a lack of funding. more »»

 
 

 

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Lake Placid Half Marathon among the most walker-friendly races in Northeast

May 11, 2017 Since launching the Lake Placid Diet more than three years ago, I’ve had my ups and downs with weight and highs and lows with self-esteem, health issues and achieving my goals. more »

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