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Archive for the ‘Outdoor Recreation’ Category

June, 2019

Featured Trail: New Wolf Pond Trail and Lean-to


The Wolf Pond Trail and the Wolf Pond Lean-to are located in the central Adirondack town of North Hudson in Essex County. Hikers and campers may access the 2.3-mile Wolf Pond Trail from Boreas River/Wolf Pond Parking Area on the Blue Ridge Road near the bridge over the Boreas River. The gently rolling and easy to navigate trail, located in the Vanderwhacker Mountain Wild Forest, crosses Wolf Pond Brook and proceeds northeast. The trail ends at the outlet of Wolf Pond and a lean-to is located up a short spur trail on the southwestern side of the » Continue Reading. >>More


June, 2019

Father’s Day Frogs and Classic Cars in Old Forge


If your father appreciates the unique and unusual, perhaps Old Forge should be part of the Father’s Day program. With an all weekend classic/antique car show to an ugly tie fashion show, Old Forge is celebrating the men, caregivers, and mentors in our lives. Old Forge kicks off the weekend festivities with the annual Classic and Antique Auto Show with a Friday evening car parade. Participants meet at the Hiltebrandt Recreational Center on North Street at 6:45 pm before cruising down Main Street in front of the spectator-lined street. Hitlebrandt Recreational Center continues to be the Saturday event headquarters. From >>More


June, 2019

Climbers’ Coalition Pushes Back On High Peaks Parking Restrictions


Recreational use in the Adirondack Forest Preserve has been increasing at a noticeable rate for the last several years. Most notably, hiker traffic has exploded in the High Peaks Wilderness and gone beyond the current carrying capacity of many trails and parking areas. This explosion in hiker traffic has gained the attention of land managers and lawmakers, who this past summer proposed new trails and alternate parking solutions in the amendments for the High Peaks Wilderness Unit Management Plan (HPWUMP). The Adirondack Climbers’ Coalition (ACC) is very concerned about the potential impact of some of these » Continue Reading. View >>More


June, 2019

Man Sought In Connection With Ski Center Vandalism


According to a press release issued by New York State Police, on June 9, 2019 the New York State Police received a call that an individual had caused damage to trails at the Cascade Ski Center with a vehicle. The ski center reported an individual drove a Toyota 4-Runner on the cross country ski trails, causing damage. State Police are looking to speak with the pictured individual in regard to the incident, and also were provided with » Continue Reading. View original post.


June, 2019

Wilmington Whiskey Run, Heritage Festival and Speakeasy


The Wilmington Historical Society is set to host the Wilmington Whiteface Heritage Festival on Saturday, June 15th from 11 am to 4 pm at Festival Field located at 2 Cunningham Lane (just off Springfield Road) in Wilmington. One of three events happening throughout the day, it is free and the public is encouraged to attend. The Heritage Festival will follow the 3rd annual Whiskey Run event which begins at 9:30 am. The final event of the day is a Speakeasy Soiree at Pourman’s Tap House which will take place from 8 to 11 pm, also free and open to the >>More


June, 2019

DEC Releases Oswegatchie Conservation Easement Plans


The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has announced the release of a Recreation Management Plan (RMP) for the Oswegatchie Conservation Easement (CE). The Oswegatchie CE encompasses approximately 16,929 acres in the towns of Croghan and Diana in Lewis County, including more than 14,000 acres within the Adirondack Park. The property surrounds 3.5 miles of the Middle Branch of the Oswegatchie River, shares 9.6 miles of boundary with forest preserve lands, and one mile of boundary with state forest land. The Oswegatchie CE is primarily accessed from Bald Mountain Road, leading north from Long Pond Road in the >>More


June, 2019

Featured Hike and Paddle: Long Pond Mountain


Long Pond Mountain (2,530 feet), located in the St. Regis Canoe Area is a great destination that covers both paddling and hiking in one trip. The trailhead is located on the shores of Long Pond and can be reached by a paddling 1.5 miles from the main Long Pond hand launch site off Floodwood Road in the St. Regis Canoe Area. From the Long Pond Parking Area, a 0.3 mile carry on a woods road leads to the Long Pond Hand Launch and a 1.5 mile paddle to the trailhead for the carry to Mountain » Continue Reading. View original >>More


June, 2019

Ranger Reports: Drowned Angler Recovered, Overdue, Lost Hikers


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 May 27 at 9:50 am, DEC’s Ray Brook Dispatch received a radio transmission from an Assistant Forest Ranger who encountered a hiker with an ankle injury >>More


June, 2019

New Edition of Adirondack Paddling Guide Published


In time for Celebrate Paddling Month in the Adirondacks, the Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) has released a new and expanded edition of Adirondack Paddling: 65 Great Flatwater Adventures. The book describes paddling day trips throughout the Adirondack Park, including on new state lands acquired since the first edition was published in 2012. Written by Phil Brown, the expanded edition includes four new trips made possible by the Finch, Pruyn conservation deal: Boreas Ponds, Essex Chain Lakes, Blackwell Stillwater, and County Line Flow. Brown also added a chapter on Jabe Pond, in the hills above Lake George. Adirondack Paddling contains over >>More


June, 2019

Lake Placid Marathon Course Information, Road Closures


The annual Lake Placid Marathon and Half Marathon are set to take place from 8 am to 2 pm on Sunday, June 9, with an expected 1,100 runners from 32 states and six countries. Both races begin and end at the Olympic Speedskating Oval and include the use of Main Street, Mirror Lake Drive/Lake Placid Club Drive, Parkside Drive, Morningside Drive, Sentinel Road, River Road, Mill Pond Drive, McLenathan Avenue and School Street. Use caution and expect delays. Temporary Closures: Main St. – Closed between Lake Placid Club Drive (Central Garage Mobil) and Mirror Lake Dr. (High Peaks Resort) between >>More