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January, 2018

Recent Adirondack Forest Ranger Missions


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 Search: On Dec. 28 at 8 pm, DEC Ray Brook Dispatch received a radio call from the Adirondack Mountain Club’s John’s Brook Lodge outpost concerning a 57-year-old male from >>More


January, 2018

2018 Snocade Set For Indian Lake Feb 16-24


The Town of Indian Lake has announced that their 2018 Snocade is set to run from February 16-24, 2018. The week-long family friendly festival begins on Friday at 4 pm with a Happy Hour kick-off followed by a Tricky Tray at the Indian Lake Central School at 7 pm. Throughout the week featured activities will include fireworks, dog sled rides, demonstrations, breakfast outings, guided snowshoe, ski, and snowmobile excursions. There will be musical, theater and celestial events. Free skating and sliding at the local skating rink, children and adult games, kitty kat races, cardboard and duck tape sled races and >>More


January, 2018

Hurricane Mtn Fire Tower’s 2017 Season Recap


Hurricane Mountain’s fire tower continued to benefit in 2017 from a strong partnership between dedicated community volunteers and the state Department of Environmental Conservation. The tower restoration project also attracted generous financial support from the 46er Trust and daughters of the Longware family that organized the “Save the Tower” Campaign back in the early 2000’s. The result was a highly successful year that sets the stage for more progress in 2018 and beyond. Most significant, the tower was staffed again for the first time in nearly 40 years, since the state officially closed the station in 1979. (The tower was >>More


January, 2018

International Children’s Games Coming To Placid


According to an announcement sent to the press, the International Children’s Winter Games will bring their competition to Lake Placid in 2019. As many as a thousand athletes are expected to participate from Jan. 6-11, 2019 in the multi-sport and cultural event that gives young athletes from around the world a chance to compete on a world-class stage. International Children’s Games President Torsten Rasch and Lake Placid Village Mayor Craig Randall, along with other members of the ICG, are expected to sign the letter of agreement officially announcing Lake Placid as the ICG host in winter 2019 at the Olympic >>More


January, 2018

Pete Nelson: Thirty Below on Big Crow


Last Saturday night was the coldest night of the winter so far in Keene. Cold even by old-timers’ standards. These kinds of temperatures descend with considerably less frequency than they used to, and I hate wasting rare opportunities, so I concluded to rise early and take in the most frigid air of the year with a hike. I awakened with the temperature still bottoming out and headed for the Crows, overlooking the Keene Valley, in order to watch the sun rise on a crystal clear, bitterly cold morning.  For fun I counted twenty-six items of clothing and footwear I put >>More


January, 2018

ADK Offering Free Winter Naturalist Series


This winter ADK is teaming up with the Uihlein Foundation to offer free naturalist walks once a month at the Heaven Hill Trails just outside of the village of Lake Placid on Bear Cub Lane. Community hikes are on the last Saturday of every month, start at 2 pm, and are on the following dates: January 27, February 24, and March 24. Participants should meet at the Heaven Hill trailhead and be prepared for a 1-2 mile walk in winter conditions. Snowshoes or micro-spikes will be provided if needed. ADK also offers free, one-hour presentations once a month at Heart >>More


January, 2018

Long Lake Winter Carnival Set For Saturday


The Long Lake Winter Carnival is scheduled for Saturday, January 13th at noon, and will be held at Mt. Sabattis Recreation Center in Long Lake. Events begin with a bonfire, snowmobile parade, and coronation of the King and Queen. Activities are slated throughout the day. The Cardboard Sled Races start at 1 pm with prizes awarded for speed and overall award for Best Decoration. Sleds can be made with cardboard, paint, wax and tape only. Racing categories are for individuals and for teams. Other events throughout the day include a Wackiest Hat Contest, Town-Wide Photo, Human Foosball, Men’s Feats of >>More


January, 2018

Governor Boosts University Games, Another Meeting Set


New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has expressed his support in hosting the 2023 World University Games in the Adirondacks. The news was released in the annual State of the State booklet. A follow up discussion has been planned for January 17th. The State of the State booklet reads that “in conjunction with the Governor’s ongoing commitment to modernizing winter sports infrastructure across the state, the Governor will work together with local government and the private sector to help Lake Placid put forth the best possible bid. Bringing the Games back to Lake Placid will further strengthen the city’s legacy as >>More


January, 2018

Upcoming Lake Placid Sporting Events


The New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) has announced a list of events planned for the 2018 Whiteface/Lake Placid winter season. Dates and schedules are subject to change. Jan. 19-20, 2018 – FIS Freestyle Aerial Skiing World Cup. The world’s best freestyle aerial skiers return to Lake Placid for two nights of jumping at the Olympic Jumping Complex. These athletes soar as high as 60 feet in the air before landing. This is the final Olympic qualifying World Cup event. March 4-10, 2018 – Lake Placid and Wilmington will play host to the 2018 United States Collegiate Ski >>More


January, 2018

Unique Events Planned For Colton Winterfest


Every year the town of Colton’s Winterfest Weekend includes many indoor and outdoor activities. This year, with the theme ‘Get Your Kicks on Route 56,’ the festival also includes activities leading up to and following Winterfest Weekend. The festival officially kicks off on Thursday, January 25 with the All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner at Colton-Pierrepont Central School (CPCS) and ends Sunday, January 28 with Rock ‘n Skate in the town’s Pavilion at Swift Field. The schedule of weekend activities, now available on the town website, will be updated as more details are confirmed. In recent years educational presentations have » Continue Reading. >>More