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Friday, August 16, 2019

Featured Trip: Big Pond, Schroon Lake

Big Pond is located a mile from the Big Pond Trailhead Parking Area in the Hoffman Notch Wilderness. Big Pond is great for fishing and is dominated by northern pike, but also contains brown bullhead. Hikers can choose to hike one mile to the pond or continue down the Big Pond Trail another 4.7 miles to intersect with the Hoffman Notch Trail. Hoffman Notch is a 38,488-acre wilderness named for the “notch” or valley between the Blue Ridge Mountain Range and the Washburn Mountain Range. The area features ponds and streams for fishing and 15 miles of » Continue Reading. >>More

Friday, August 16, 2019

The Adirondacks Around The Web This Week

Adirondack Preservation Award Winners Announced A Renewed Fight to Protect Migratory Birds Underwater Finds At Split Rock Falls (Video) Saranac Lake Surge Brings Pro Baseball to the North Country Trump Admin’s Major Changes To Endangered Species Protections HBO Doc Aims To Revive Search for Garrett Phillips’ Killer Re-Evaluating, Re-Interpreting The Champlain Monument Resistance, Conspiracy Fuels Tupper Zoning Meeting Lana Del Rey’s Life In Lake Placid <a class="LinkItem" href="https://sway.office.com/DtPbeGHPVIzBhrIP?ref=Link" » Continue Reading. View original post.

Friday, August 16, 2019

Wilmington Notch Campground Closing Early

The Wilmington Notch Campground and Day Use Area will close early, on September 4th, to install a new well and water system and provide time for repairs and maintenance work before the onset of winter. The nearby Meadowbrook Campground and Day Use Area will remain open until Columbus Day. Campers with reservations to the Wilmington Notch Campground between Sept. 3 and Oct. 14 are being notified through ReserveAmerica of the planned closure. These reservations will be canceled and fees refunded. These campers will be informed of the opportunity to reserve a campsite at the Meadowbrook Campground or any of the >>More

Friday, August 16, 2019

This Week’s Big Adirondack News Stories

Man Seriously Hurt After Rental Boat Hits Kayak US Bobsled, Skeleton Parting with CEO Raids Against Immigrants Reach Vermont Police Smell Marijuana, Find 167lbs Judge: Jreck Will Be Sold Amid Frauds Tinman Drew Largest Attendance in Years New Boating Law In Effect In 2020 DEC Appeals Forest Preserve Tree Cutting Case Route 73 Meeting Focuses On More Parking Warren Co Writes Off $.5M » Continue Reading. View original post.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Adirondack Preservation Award Winners Announced

Adirondack Architectural Heritage (AARCH) is set to present its annual Preservation Awards on Monday, September 9 to six recipients that exemplify extraordinary stewardship of individual historic properties and ongoing preservation work in communities across the Adirondacks. The recipients of the 2019 AARCH Preservation Awards are: Laura Finley, for the restoration of the boathouse on 14 Mile Island on Lake George (Town of Bolton, Warren County) and for the Finley family’s long-term stewardship of the island’s historic buildings. Jeffrey Robillard for the restoration and stewardship of Northbrook Lodge on Osgood Pond (Town of Brighton, Franklin County). Dillon Klepetar for the restoration >>More

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Following Firewood Regulations Helps Protect Forests

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is reminding the public that they can help protect New York State’s forests from invasive pests and diseases by following the New York State Firewood Regulation. Untreated, NY-grown firewood must stay within a 50-mile radius of its source or origin. Untreated firewood may not be brought into NY from any other state. Heat-treated firewood can be transported anywhere in NY, but it must have a receipt or label that says, “New York Approved Heat-Treated Firewood/Pest-Free”. Visit the DEC website for more details. Photo provided by DEC. View original post.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Current Adirondack Outdoor Conditions (Aug 15)

This weekly report of outdoor recreation conditions in the Adirondacks is compiled each Thursday afternoon and fully updated by Friday afternoon. Contribute Your Knowledge: Add a comment below, or send your observations, corrections, updates, and suggestions to adklmanack@gmail.com. Learn and practice the seven Leave No Trace principles. Carry out what you have carried in. Do not leave gear, food, or other items at lean-tos and campsites. Do not litter. Take the free online Leave No Trace course here. BE PREPARED! Start slow, gain experience. Carry proper safety equipment and weather protection and bring plenty of water and lights, and a >>More

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Six Nations Indian Museum Campfire Stories

Don’t expect a typical museum experience at Onchiota’s Six Nations Indian Museum. Though there are glass-enclosed cases filled with old things, this is a museum that evolves with the living history of the Haudenosaunee, thanks to the Fadden family. Founded in 1954 by Ray Fadden then passed to his son John, the tradition continues through the family of third-generation artist David Fadden. The Faddens continue to pursue Ray’s dream of providing people with an ongoing account of the Haudenosaunee (People of the Long House). The Haudenosaunee Six Nations include the Mohawk, Seneca, Onondaga, Oneida, Cayuga, and Tuscarora. The museum is >>More

Thursday, August 15, 2019

A Call For Climate Action; Bill McKibben Event at Wild Center

The Adirondack Explorer asked Vermont author, environmentalist and former Adirondacker Bill McKibben to discuss the climate-crisis arguments in his new book, Falter, and how the issue affects the Adirondacks. McKibben will speak about climate change at an upcoming event hosted by the Explorer and The Wild Center on August 28. Explorer: Let’s start with the scary. Your book compares our climate trajectory to earlier periods of mass extinction—but with advanced warning that past inhabitants of our planet didn’t get. Are we heeding the warning? McKibben: We’re essentially paying no attention. We’ve emitted more carbon since 1989 when I wrote “The >>More

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Elizabethtown Expanding Local Recreation, Trail Connections

The Town of Elizabethtown, NY was awarded a $250,000 infrastructure grant from the Northern Border Regional Commission. NBRC received 152 applications this year for the State Economic & Infrastructure Development grant, requesting more than $43,000,000 in funding. NBRC chose 45 applications, funding only 28% of all applications. A total of just under $14M was awarded for federal fiscal year 2019 in this program. The grants are earmarked for infrastructure connected to the town’s efforts in building and upgrading its recreation economy. Provisions for bike paths that connect trail systems like the town-owned Blueberry Trails to downtown, along with funds » >>More