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November, 2019

State Police Investigating Tree Stand Incident

New York State Police have announced that on November 8, 2019, State Police responded to a report of a larceny and criminal mischief at a hunting tree stand located in Handsome Pond Hunting Club, off of State Route 30 in Long Lake, in Hamilton County. Police say their investigation revealed that on October 12, 2019, an unknown white male tampered with a tree stand and stole two memory cards from trail cameras.The male is described as a white male with a stocky build. He has a white mustache and white hair. The » Continue Reading. View original post.

November, 2019

Hunters Are Reminded: Be Safe

With several hunting seasons underway New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is reminding hunters to put safety at the forefront when going afield. DEC estimate about 500,000 people hunt in New York State, which has a population of about 19.54 million. In 2018, 13 hunting-related shooting incidents were reported in New York, leading to three deaths, down from 166 incidents in 1966, of which 13 of which were fatal.  Most big game hunters involved in firearm-related incidents were not wearing hunter orange. Every year, hunters are seriously injured, paralyzed, or killed by falling out of tree stands. Falls >>More

November, 2019

New Trail Maps for Central, Northern Champlain Valley

Champlain Area Trails (CATS) has published two new trail maps that cover hiking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing opportunities in the Champlain Valley, from Ticonderoga and the nearby Pharaoh Lake Wilderness north to the Canadian Boarder. The Central Champlain Valley Trail Map is the latest update of the trail map first published 12 years ago, which covers a geographic area from Peru south through Ticonderoga and into northern Warren County. New this year, the Northern Champlain Valley Trail Map expands north from Willsboro Point to Canada. Both maps include topographical detail so hikers will know the physiographical » Continue Reading. View >>More

November, 2019

Exploring Adirondack Climate Change Impacts

On the whole, processes that contribute to the accelerated climate change we are currently experiencing are a threat to the Adirondack Park, our national security, and the world’s human security. Here are a few stories about the impacts » Continue Reading. View original post.

November, 2019

Featured Hike: Coney Mountain, Tupper Lake

Located in the 17,123-acre Horseshoe Lake Wild Forest is the 2,280-foot Coney Mountain. The forest also provides easy access to Tupper Lake and Horseshoe Lake for fishing and boating. Camping in this area provides an excellent base camp opportunity for wilderness canoe trips into surrounding Wilderness Areas. Located just outside of Tupper Lake, Coney Mountain is a 1.1-mile one-way hike is an excellent, family-friendly trip that boasts stunning 260-degree views on its bare summit. The trail itself is rocky but well-maintained and utilizes switchbacks to make the 523-ft elevation gain feel mild at most » Continue Reading. View original post.

November, 2019

Lake Placid’s 10th Holiday Village Stroll Planned

The village of Lake Placid is set to host their 10th Holiday Village Stroll, complete with holiday shopping, family fun, arts and entertainment from Friday, December 13th through Sunday, December 15, 2019. The Holiday Village Stroll weekend is packed with activities for kids and families including a skating party, opportunities to visit with Santa, holiday movie screenings at the Palace Theatre, a tree-lighting ceremony, holiday crafts, story time and free sleigh rides around Mirror Lake. Adults can enjoy strolling Lake Placid’s Main Street adorned with ice sculptures, holiday shopping deals, specialty drinks, local beer tastings, and live music throughout the >>More

November, 2019

Lost Hikers, Overdue Hunter, Swiftwater Rescues

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 October 30 at 1:09 pm, DEC’s Ray Brook Dispatch received a call from two women who became lost while hiking in the High Peaks. The callers >>More

November, 2019

Take A Veteran Fishing On Veterans Day

Each year the New York State (NYS) Department of Environmental Conservation offers four opportunities to fish Adirondack waters without a fishing license. The free opportunities throughout the calendar year provide a sampling of fishing experiences. The days are meant to allow people to test new waters or introduce someone to a new sport. Since 1991 these reoccurring events have allowed visitors and residents alike the opportunity to get outside and cast a line. My husband grew up fishing and shares that love with both our children. My son likes the competition while my daughter is more interested in scaring the >>More

November, 2019

Furbearer Hunting, Trapping Seasons Underway

Furbearer trapping and hunting seasons have begun in New York State. Trappers should note special permit requirements for fisher and marten trapping seasons. DEC encourages all trappers to report trapped fishers and martens, and to provide required samples. Fishers and martens are medium-sized members of the weasel family, which also includes weasels, ermine, mink, and river otters. While fishers have been expanding their range throughout New York in recent decades, the state’s martens are restricted to the Adirondacks. Coyote hunting season began Oct. 1 across much of the state and hunting seasons for other furbearers such » Continue Reading. View >>More

November, 2019

Carl Heilman, Neal Burdick ‘Trails of the Adirondacks’ Talk

Traditional Arts in Upstate New York (TAUNY) is set to host a talk and book signing with Carl Heilman and Neal Burdick for their book, The Trails of the Adirondacks: Hiking America’s Original Wilderness with photography by Carl Heilman, foreword by Bill McKibben, and text by Neal Burdick, on Saturday, November 9th, from 1 to 3 pm. This event will include a presentation and book signing by Carl Heilman and Neal Burdick, followed by a reception with light refreshments. Published by Rizzoli International with ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club), this book celebrates America’s original <a href="https://www.adirondackalmanack.com/tag/hiking" » Continue Reading. View original >>More


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