FacebookTwitterInstagram Youtube
Adirondack Explorer

Archive for the ‘Outdoor Recreation’ Category

May, 2019

Cedarlands Easement Rec Plan Issued


The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has issued the final recreation management plan (RMP) for Cedarlands Conservation Easement Tract in Hamilton County. Located in Hamilton County, in the town of Long Lake, the 4,890-acre Cedarlands Conservation Easement Tract was acquired by the DEC in 2002. DEC worked with private landowners and land managers to develop public access on these lands they felt protected natural resources and retained timber management jobs. The easement remains a working forest and includes a summer residential camp and the 397-acre McRorie Lake. The final plan enhances recreational opportunities and provides improved access. >>More


May, 2019

Hendrickson Hatch Fly Fishing Tournament June 1-2


The annual Hendrickson Hatch Fly Fishing Tournament has been set for Saturday and Sunday, June 1-2 in Malone. Tournament registration will run from 8 to 9:45 am at North Country Community College in Malone. Fishing will begin at 10 am on Saturday, and ends at 1 pm on Sunday. Registration fee is $70 online or at the door for adults and $25 for children 16 and under. Proceeds from the tournament are going to the Malone Revitalization Foundation for continued enhancement of the Salmon River. Registration includes an invitation to Saturday evening’s reception at the American Legion and a pulled >>More


May, 2019

Featured Hike: Kane Mountain, Caroga Lake


Kane Mountain, located in the Shaker Mountain Wild Forest can be ascended via two routes which can be used to make a loop hike. A fire tower is located on the 2,060-foot summit. Kane Mountain East Trail is the most direct route, ascending 560 feet and 0.8 mile from the Kane Mountain Trailhead Parking Area to the summit. Kane Mountain North Trail descends 560 feet and 1.3 miles from the summit to the Kane Mountain Trailhead Parking Area. A 2.1-mile loop hike from Kane Mountain Trailhead Parking Area over the summit of and back to the trailhead » Continue Reading. >>More


May, 2019

Indian Lake Poker Paddle Set for July 20th


The 2019 Indian Lake Poker Paddle has been set for Saturday, July 20th. Participants can explore the shores and bays of Indian Lake, anything that floats and is propelled by a paddle qualifies, including canoes, kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, rowboats, guideboats, rafts, etc. The Poker Paddle is open to all ages and skill levels. Cash prizes will be awarded for best poker hands. Food, soft drinks and music will be provided at Byron Park, where paddlers start and finish the day. Check in starts at 10:30 am, paddle and card drawings from noon to 3:30 pm. Participation is limited to first >>More


May, 2019

Timberlock Trekkers Summer Program


The Timberlock Trekkers Summer Program for older teens (ages 15-16) has announced two weeks of backcountry canoeing and backpacking with several days of project work in collaboration with the Northern Forest Canoe Trail, set for Sunday, July 28th, through Saturday, August 10th, 2019, at the Timberlock Resort in Indian Lake. This co-ed Trekkers program is led by a team of experienced wilderness leaders and is based out of the 100-year-old Timberlock Resort on Indian Lake, the Trekker teens will spend several days in a lakeside cabin planning and packing before heading into the backcountry. During the trip, the group will >>More


May, 2019

Horse Camp Is A Spring Tradition


On the weekend of May 17-19, the Franklin County Fairgrounds will be bustling with trailers arriving with horses of all colors, sizes, abilities and disciplines. 4H members and their families from the Franklin, Clinton, and Essex County 4H Horse Programs will be participating in a 37- year spring tradition known as Horse Camp. Youth will be brushing up and learning new skills in English and western riding, ranch riding, trail, miniature horsemanship, and showmanship and adding to their knowledge about the health and safety of their equine partners. They will be seen working their horses in the main ring, in >>More


May, 2019

Man Barred From Owning Guns Ticketed for Poaching Turkeys


Department of Environmental Conservation Environmental Conservation Officer Maxwell Nicols reported that on the evening of April 25, he received a tip about a Facebook post showing multiple turkeys killed prior to the season opener with a subject claiming to have harvested the birds during the youth hunt weekend. According to ECO Nicols, he located the photographer at his home, and after a conversation, the man admitted to harvesting three of the birds. When asked where the meat from the birds was, the man reportedly hung his head and looked into his kitchen, where a family member was cooking dinner. Upon >>More


May, 2019

Great Adirondack Boat Race in Long Lake Sunday


The men’s rowing teams from St. Lawrence University, SUNY Canton, and Union College, are set to meet for the 3rd Annual Great Adirondack Boat Race on Sunday, May 12, 2019 in Long Lake. The rowing match will start at 10 am at the Long Lake Town Beach located at 1204 Main Street, NYS Route 30 in Long Lake. The race could start earlier due to weather and wind, and announcements about the race kick off will be available here. The area between Helms Aero Service and the Town Beach Restrooms will be reserved for parking for team trailers and shells >>More


May, 2019

Student Veterans Help Cleanup 120-Acre Boquet Preserve


The Adirondack Chapter of the Nature Conservancy joined forces with a group of student veterans from Paul Smith’s College recently to hang trail signs, clear trash and perform other tasks to get the Boquet River Nature Preserve ready for the season. A dozen people from Paul Smith’s – six student veterans, five other students and a faculty member – worked in collaboration with six Conservancy staff to help prepare the preserve for the summer » Continue Reading. View original post.


May, 2019

Recent Adirondack Rescue Reports


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 North Elba Wilderness Rescue: On May 1 at 8:43 pm, Essex County 911 transferred a cell phone call to DEC’s Ray Brook Dispatch from a Brooklyn hiker reporting that a >>More