The Adirondack Park Agency (APA) is accepting public comment for a proposed amendment to the Hammond Pond Wild Forest and Port Henry Boat Launch Unit Management Plan. The plan covers nearly 50,000 acres of Wild Forest designated “forever wild” Adirondack Forest Preserve land and includes a segment of the interstate North Country Scenic Trail and a controversial boat launch on Eagle Lake on Route 74 west of Ticonderoga. The Hammond Pond Wild Forest (HPWF) is located in the eastern portion of the Adirondack Park in the Towns of Keene, Elizabethtown, Westport, North Hudson, Moriah, Crown Point, » Continue Reading. View >>More
The Ticonderoga Historical Society has invited readers across the region to a “big read” style project focusing on the life of famed suffragist and Adirondack resident Inez Milholland. The program is part of its ongoing programming related to the anniversary of women’s suffrage. The book of focus will be Inez: The Life and Times of Inez Milholland, a 2016 biography by Linda J. Lumsden. The book provides insight into the life – and untimely death of Milholland. The project will kick off on April 15, with e-mail and Facebook updates and discussions. An in-person discussion group will be held at >>More
Great Camp Sagamore in Raquette Lake has announced the hiring of Emily Martz as the organization’s next Executive Director, beginning on April 1, 2019. In an announcement sent to the press, the institution said it conducted a multi-month search that attracted over 90 applications for the position from around the country. Garet Livermore, the current Executive Director, announced his resignation in December, but is expected to continue to work with Sagamore in a variety of roles. Emily Martz holds a PhD in history from the University of Delaware and has taught at both Clarkson University and Paul Smith’s College. She >>More
Is being out in Nature healing? An increasing body of evidence says yes according to Florence Williams, the author of The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes US Happier, Healthier, and More Creative. What makes us happy? For a long time, research has pointed to having good relationships, being engaged with one’s community, meeting one’s basic needs of food, housing, and income, getting exercise, and being involved in some cause more significant than one’s self; spending time helping others. But what about the environment we live in, does that matter, and if so, does it matter in some significant way? To >>More
I am thankfully every day that my children are healthy. It is something I never take for granted. Though neither of my kids have ever been seriously sick, we all saw our young cousin’s struggle with stage 4 cancer. I’m not going to dwell on the devastating effects this type of diagnose has on any family, but I will mention that any moments of joy woven through those trips to the hospital and countless mental treatments lifted spirits. It’s those moments of happiness when children have the chance to remember they are still children. I was thrilled to read that >>More
Back in the cabin after five wet days camping five and a half miles back in these wildlands— beside the long shifting beaver meadow kept open since the loggers left their flooded “flowed land” and its rotted log dam gave out soon afterward —the pungency of wet wool drifts to the corners of the front room as the fresh fire kicks up when someone picks up your wet pack whose surprising weight pulls them off balance to tell us how what we don’t know while walking can always come clear later like the brook trout’s —you hope—first tentative tugs on >>More
Black Bear Mountain Ski trails are in the part of the Moose River Plains Complex which lies West of Route 28, between Fourth and Eighth Lakes in the Fulton Chain of Lakes. Black Bear Mountain Lower Ski Trail extends 3 miles from private land along State Route 28 to the Bug Lake Trail. The trail follows for 0.4 miles along an easement over private land and continues easterly for 2.6 miles. Wet areas make portions of the trail unsuitable for use during non-winter seasons. A 5.8-mile loop using both trails is possible but it requires skiing the 0.6 miles » >>More
E-bikes Charge into the Adirondacks (Phil Brown) Hammond Pond Plan Includes North Country National Trail The First Pennsylvania At Fort George BARRED! Adirondack Bartender Challenge IV DEC’s Peregrine Falcon Program (North Country at Work) Social Media Super Bloom Tourists Cause Small Town Crisis Englebright: Time For Bold Climate, Green Job, Enviro Justice Legislation Claim: Cheaper Ski Passes Are Killing Skiing What Climate Deniers Get Wrong (Curt Stager) <a » Continue Reading. View original post.
View Arts Center in Old Forge has announced a Spring Ladies Night, set for March 28th from 6:30 to 9 pm. The night will begin with an introduction to essential oils while learning to make essential oil infused cocktail and mocktails. After participants create their cocktails, they will learn the art of wet felting with a step-by-step Felted Acorn project. This project has been designed specifically for beginners. No prior knowledge of felting is necessary. Attendees will receive two drink tickets. Participants must be twenty-one years or older to purchase tickets. Registration ends March 26th, 2019. Tickets are $20 per >>More
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