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Friday, February 15, 2019

New York State Free Fishing Weekend Feb 16-17


DEC reminds anglers that February 16-17, 2019 is a free fishing weekend in New York. During this period, anyone can fish without the requirement to obtain a New York State fishing license. Free Fishing Day participants are reminded that, although the requirement for a fishing license is waived during free fishing days, all other fishing regulations remain in effect. Outside of Free Fishing Days, anyone 16 years of age and older must have a current State fishing license to fish in New York. Fishing licenses are valid for 365 days from the date of purchase. Visit DEC’s website for more >>More


Friday, February 15, 2019

The Adirondacks Around The Web This Week


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Friday, February 15, 2019

Indian Lake’s Week Long Snocade


Indian Lake has snow and is asking everyone to come make tracks for Snocade. The annual event celebrates a week’s worth of winter activities, February 15-24, from cardboard sled races to snowmobile time trials. My family does not own snowmobiles, but this week long festival is more than just riding the miles of local trails. It’s a celebration of snow.  There are so many things to do that allows us to celebrate winter while enjoying the Central Adirondacks. After enjoying a hardy breakfast, we can ice skate and sled at the Ski Hill for free. There is a » Continue >>More


Friday, February 15, 2019

This Week’s Big Adirondack News Stories


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Thursday, February 14, 2019

High Peaks Etiquette: Downhill Skiers and Bare-Booters


Every winter there are conflicts between backcountry hikers and skiers. While skiing I try my best to educate hikers on the trail, but it isn’t a time when people tend to be very receptive. I realize there are many hikers who are naïve to the world of backcountry skiing. While there are those who will never alter their behavior, I believe that with considerate education most will realize that there are a few simple things they can do that will improve trail use for all users. I thought a quick summary of the » Continue Reading. View original post.


Thursday, February 14, 2019

Current Adirondack Outdoor Conditions (Feb 14)


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 adkalmanack@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. Always carry proper safety equipment – including plenty of food, water, flashlights, space blanket, emergency whistle, >>More


Thursday, February 14, 2019

Long Lake Winter Wonderland Week


The Town of Long Lake is set to celebrate President’s Week with daily winter activities and events. Kicking off the schedule is a Kids Movie Night at the Town Hall on Friday the 15th, with transportation to and from provided by the Town. Call (518) 624-3077 to sign up, pick up will begin around 4 pm, with drop occurring directly following the movie. Over the weekend Raquette Lake will hold their annual Winter Carnival (February 16-17). Fun for all ages, the Carnival features ice golf, a ladies frying pan toss, tug o’ war, and more. The day begins at 11 >>More


Thursday, February 14, 2019

Raquette Lake Winter Carnival This Weekend


The Raquette Lake Winter Carnival is set to kick off on Saturday, February 16th. The two day event will include events for both children and adults, as well as a firework display and all-you-can-eat pancake breakast. Youth activities will start at 11 am, games will include a sack race, sledding, tire obstacle, balloon chase, and tug-of-war. At noon there will be a Ladies Frying Pan Toss with cash prizes of $75, $50, $25. The Team Ice Golf Competition will be held throughout the day for teams with cash prizes of $75, $50, $25. Registration for events will take place at >>More


Thursday, February 14, 2019

Event Highlights Ticonderoga on the Eve of Revolution


Fort Ticonderoga is set to host a living history event Saturday, February 16, 2019 about British garrison life in February 1775, three months before Ticonderoga was pulled into the American War of Independence. Living history programs feature the weapons, trades, and home life of soldiers and families during peacetime at Ticonderoga. A one-time only exhibit will highlight rare objects from the Fort Ticonderoga Museum collection that are a tangible reminder of the men and women that called Fort Ticonderoga home before the American Revolution. Highlighted programming throughout the day brings to life the experience of soldiers in the 26th Regiment >>More


Thursday, February 14, 2019

Forest Rangers Respond To Locator Beacon


New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Forest Rangers respond to search and rescue incidents in the Adirondacks. Working with other state agencies, local emergency response organizations and volunteer search and rescue groups, Forest Rangers locate and extract lost, injured or distressed people from the Adirondack backcountry. What follows is a report, prepared by DEC, of recent missions carried out by Forest Rangers in the Adirondacks. Essex County Town of Keene Wilderness Rescue: On February 5 at 9:24 pm, DEC’s Ray Brook Dispatch received a request for Forest Rangers to respond to a SPOT locator beacon activation between Ausable Lake >>More