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Sunday, October 20, 2019

Blue Mountain Wild Forest Comments Being Sought

The Adirondack Park Agency (APA) and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) are holding a joint public comment period to solicit comments for an amendment to the Blue Mountain Wild Forest Unit Management Plan. Public comment will be accepted until October 30, 2019. The 37,800-acre Blue Mountain Wild Forest is part of the Adirondack Forest Preserve. It is comprised of five separate tracts of land in the central Adirondacks situated between the communities of Indian Lake, Blue Mountain Lake, Long Lake, and Newcomb. The Department of Environmental Conservation has proposed to locate a » Continue Reading. View >>More

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Annual North Country Symposium Set for Nov 18th

The 17th Annual North Country Symposium, “Movement in the North Country,” has been set for Monday, November 18th, 2019 from 8:30 am to 3 pm, at the Eben Holden Conference Center at St. Lawrence University. The mission of the North Country Symposium is to convene stakeholders in Northern New York to explore and ultimately enhance the region’s economic, environmental, and educational vitality. This forum will share important concepts, trends, and key information and is expected to bring together community leaders and stakeholders to catalyze new approaches to North Country development. This year’s event will feature a keynote address on “Rewriting >>More

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Fort Ticonderoga Gets Grant To Restore Historic Walls

Fort Ticonderoga, a premiere historic and travel destination, has been awarded the Save America’s Treasures Grant, funded by the Historic Preservation Fund and administered by the National Park Service, Department of Interior through a competitive process. The property was awarded $465,000 to be utilized in the restoration of the north demi-lune, a stone defensive structure connected to the fort. Originally constructed in the 18th century, the north demi-lune was used to defend Fort Ticonderoga against invaders and was part of the fort’s outer defenses that Ethan Allen and Benedict Arnold saw as they crossed Lake Champlain on their » Continue >>More

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Parsing the Name Partridge

On spring evenings, just before dark, I used to hear a faint drumroll coming from somewhere off in the wooded hills. It sounded to me like an old tractor starting up, although it seemed like an odd time for a farmer to start work. I later learned that it was the drumming of a ruffed grouse. Not a partridge; this was Connecticut. Years later I lived in Maine, where my husband took up bird hunting: not for grouse, but for “partridge.” They are the same bird, Bonasa umbellus. Ruffed grouse is the most widespread upland game bird in North America >>More

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Lorraine Duvall: A Visit to Paddle Boreas Ponds

“I’m from Canajoharie, the others from Albany and Catskill,” a women said when I saw her with two friends on Boreas Ponds last week. “We met through the Facebook page ‘Paddling in the Adirondacks’ and we’ve been going on trips together ever since,” she said, “often driving hours, as we did today.” These three middle-age women in their colorful kayaks were among the twenty or so paddlers I saw on the a trip to Boreas Ponds on a partly sunny, 60-degree Fall day. <img class="alignright wp-image-158801" src="https://www.adirondackalmanack.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Dave-slepping-boats-with-Monique-at-Boreas-Ponds-540×419.png" alt="Dave slepping boats with Monique" width="250" height="194" srcset="https://www.adirondackalmanack.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Dave-slepping-boats-with-Monique-at-Boreas-Ponds-540×419.png » Continue Reading. View original >>More

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Poetry: Petting Zoo

Petting Zoo I still have this picture of myself when I was 7 months or so in a fold-out camping chair at a petting zoo somewhere in the Adirondacks. I’m touching the snout of a ram. And judging by the look in my eye, I would have turned down knighthood just to grasp a few strands of his wool. Strapped in. Two creatures sent along different neural pathways but attuned. Locked in the symmetry of boundaries held in place by a universal grammar of touch. Read More Poems From The Adirondack Almanack HERE. View original post.

Friday, October 18, 2019

Featured Hike: Fivemile Mountain, Lake George

Fivemile Mountain is located within the Lake George Wild Forest and is part of the 10.8-mile Tongue Mountain Range Trail. There are two trailheads to begin this hike, both of which are moderate out-and-back hikes. Trail One From the Five Mile Point trailhead at the Clay Meadow Parking Area, follow the Five Mile Point Trail to mile 2.0, then turn north at the intersection onto the Tongue Mountain Range Trail. Continue 1.7 miles and 685 feet elevation to the top of Fivemile Mountain. At 0.9 miles past the Fivemile Mountain summit is the Fivemile Mountain lean-to. Clay Meadows Parking » >>More

Friday, October 18, 2019

The Adirondacks Around The Web This Week

Assessing A New Model For Hiking Trail Construction Fall Foliage and First Tracks (Photos) National Lead Superfund Site OK’d For Reuse, Residents Concerned Opening A Small, Independent Book Shop in the Adirondacks Reconsidering An Old Idea, A High Peaks Permit System Banding Northern Saw-whet Owls in the Adirondacks (Video) Saratoga Planners Envision Adirondack Trail Connection   Subscribe to the Adirondack Almanack daily news e-mail. Follow Us on Twitter and Facebook. View original post.

Friday, October 18, 2019

Lake Placid Sliding Track Opens, Events Set

The New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) has opened the combined bobsled, luge and skeleton track at the Olympic Sports Complex for U.S. national team training. Workers have been working to chill the concrete and lay the ice on the 20-curve, mile-long chute on Mt. Van Hoevenberg, just five miles east from the two-time Winter Olympic village. The season highlights at the famous track occur late-November through February when the complex plays host to three World Cups. Viessmann FIL Luge World Cup and BMW Sprint Cup racing returns Nov. 29-Dec. 1, BMW IBSF World Cup » Continue Reading. >>More

Friday, October 18, 2019

This Week’s Big Adirondack News Stories

State, Protect Disagree on Tree-Cutting Limits Advocates Seek Sentinel Plan Range Changes Heating Assistance Caught in Red Tape Construction Underway at Mt Van Ho DEC Pitches Primitive Campsite Changes Bova Pleads Guilty To Magen Goyette Murder Local Farmers Face Difficult Harvest Stefanik Spreads Rumors About Biden Finch Spills 2M Gallons of Wastewater Into Hudson   Subscribe to the Adirondack Almanack daily news e-mail. Follow Us on <a » Continue Reading. View original post.


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