FacebookTwitterInstagram Youtube
Adirondack Explorer

Archive for the ‘Outdoor Recreation’ Category

March, 2019

Bolton Planning A Recreation Hub Strategy


With a few strategic land acquisitions, a new marketing and branding campaign and the support of businesses, local government and not-for-profit organizations, Bolton can become the recreation hub of the southeastern Adirondacks a new plan in the offing says. A new document, “Bolton Recreation Hub Strategy,” prepared by the Chazen Companies for the Lake George Land Conservancy and the Town of Bolton, explains the benefits and costs of becoming a recreation hub, and how it can be done. The report includes a plan » Continue Reading. View original post.


March, 2019

Naj Wikoff: The Healing Powers of Nature


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


March, 2019

Ski with Olympian Andrew Weibrecht for Make-A-Wish


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


March, 2019

Featured Trails: Black Bear Mountain Ski Trails, Inlet


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


March, 2019

Para-Bobsleigh World Championships Coming Lake Placid


The Para-Bobsleigh World Championships are set to take place at Mt. Van Hoevenberg’s combined bobsled/luge/skeleton track on March 30-31, 2019. This will mark the first time that this event is being held in the United States. Athletes from Australia, Austria, Canada, Germany, Great Britain, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United States are expected to compete. Daily admission is $9 for teens and adults and $7 for juniors and seniors. Admission is free to children six and under. Training times are Tuesday, March 26 and Friday, March 29 from 10 am to 1 pm. Racing times are >>More


March, 2019

2 Adirondack Hikers Die, 3 Rescued Fri-Sun


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. Clinton County Town of Black Brook Wilderness Recovery: At 2:04 pm on March 17, DEC’s Ray Brook Dispatch received a call through Franklin County 911 reporting a hiker in distress on Catamount Mountain in >>More


March, 2019

CycleADK Weekender at Paul Smith’s College Returns


Registration is now open for 2019 Weekender at Paul Smith’s College, a family-friendly bicycling event scheduled for June 28-June 30. Introduced by Cycle Adirondacks in 2018, the event was designed with all the amenities and features of CycleADK’s flagship Ultimate Cycling Vacation, but with half the time commitment and a singular event base at the lakeside campus of Paul Smith’s College. Each day features fully supported road cycling routes of various distances, guided off-bike activities, delicious meals and nightly entertainment designed to tell the story of the Adirondacks. While the event is based on the Paul Smith’s College campus, the >>More


March, 2019

Annual Hike-A-Thon Sees Surge in Early Registrations


Early-bird registrations for the Lake George Land Conservancy’s (LGLC) Hike-A-Thon have set new records for the event organizers say. Now in its 7th year, the online registration form went live March 4; just 24 hours later, 363 people had registered, filling up five of the 17 available sites. One week later, the registration total reached 450. With an expected attendance of more 600 hikers, paddlers and volunteers, the Lake George Hike-A-Thon continues to be the LGLC’s largest event. Always scheduled for July 5th, the event has rotated through the days of the week; this year the 5th » Continue Reading. >>More


March, 2019

Indian Lake Irish Road Bowling Saturday


My family has consistently been a part of the Irish Road Bowling tradition that takes to the streets of Indian Lake each St. Patrick’s Day weekend. Last year we joined over 60 teams to take turns bowling along the lane with the hopes of finishing with the lowest score. Don’t worry if you don’t like to bowl, the costumed teams make it just as much to watch as it is to play. For the 13th year, visitors and the community of Indian Lake are celebrating the Irish tradition of road bowling. No matter the weather, Indian Lake  consistently offers » >>More


March, 2019

Adirondack Backcountry Ski Festival This Weekend


The Mountaineer in Keene Valley, is set to host the 17th Annual Adirondack Backcountry Ski Festival the weekend of March 15-17, 2019. Backcountry skiing combines all of the elements of touring, climbing and downhill skiing into one winter mountaineering experience. On Friday, join representatives from Mammut North America for a night of Q&A about Mammut snow safety products and avalanche awareness from 3:30 to 5:30 pm at The Mountaineer. Mammut will raffle off a probe and shovel package. Demos and mini clinics will be held at Otis Mountain between Elizabethtown and New Russia on Saturday. Otis Mountain is a private >>More