In celebration of its 25th Anniversary the Lake George Land Conservancy (LGLC) is hosting a Hike-A-Thon on July 5th, the first of its kind for Lake George. The lake-wide event will involve eight parks and preserves in six towns and is expected to engage hundreds of participants of all ages. The Hike-A-Thon will include nine simultaneous hikes and events at eight locations around Lake George: eight different hikes and one gathering at LGLC’s Peggy’s Point, an accessible park in Hague. Participation is free and open to the public. Everyone who pre-registers will receive an event t-shirt and certificate of participation. >>More
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It is now mid-June and I, along with most people who raise vegetables here in the Adirondacks, have finished getting the plants into the garden. At this point, it is pretty much a waiting game. We already have some lettuce and herbs, but otherwise it will be a month or two before serious vegetables start rolling in. In the meantime, different fruits and berries will be ripening at regular intervals, the first of which has already made its appearance – rhubarb. Actually, rhubarb is a vegetable, but in the United States, it was decided by the courts back in 1947 >>More
Visitors to the Adirondack region were outdoors oriented, preferred hotel accommodations to other types, and spent $82 for every occupancy tax dollar spent on marketing in 2012, according to the latest leisure travel information study. For the tenth year in a row, the Lake Placid CVB / Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (ROOST) contracted an independent third party to conduct a Leisure Travel Information Study. For the last two years, ROOST engaged PlaceMaking to conduct the survey applying the same methodology as in the previous years (conducted by the Technical Assistance Center at SUNY Plattsburgh). The Lake Placid CVB / >>More
Governor Andrew Cuomo announced today that 7,200 acres of former Finch, Pruyn lands are now open to the public, enabling canoeists and kayakers to paddle down a remote stretch of the Hudson River and fishermen and hikers to walk to the Cedar River. The state recently acquired 21,200 acres of former Finch, Pruyn lands from the Nature Conservancy, but most of the lands are still under lease to hunting clubs and so not open to the public. The lands that are open include a twelve-mile corridor of the Hudson River south of the hamlet of Newcomb. As a result, paddlers >>More
The three-day celebration of two wheels, the Annual Wilmington Whiteface Bike Fest, will roll into the Lake Placid region once again from June 14-16. The bikefest is designed to promote and showcase cycling opportunities in and around Wilmington. This year’s festival will feature a beginner, instructional mountain bike program, the popular jump jam, the “Poor Man’s Downhill race, beach party, food games, lives music, a “best calves” contest and the 12th annual Whiteface Mountain Uphill Bike Race. On Sunday, hundreds of cyclists will hit the roads, back country roads and trails during the Wilmington Whiteface 100k (WW100) mountain bike race. >>More
I have a love-hate relationships with the morning. I am a morning person, and like getting up early and maybe even accomplishing a few things before work. On the other hand, I hate getting up. I like lying in bed with the animals and listening to the birds chirp. I like flipping the pillow over to get the cool side one more time before I roll out of bed. During the winter, it’s easy for me to get a good night’s sleep. The sun goes down before dinner, so by six or so in the evening, I’m ready for bed. >>More
In the natural world predation is relentless, and evading predators strongly favors the evolution of camouflage colors in animals. How contradictory then, for small, defenseless creatures – like red efts and monarch butterflies – to be sporting a bright shade of orange. But there is more to their cheerful color than meets the eye. Both the eft and the monarch are poisonous. Once a predator has tasted one, it soon gets sick, and from that experience learns not to eat another. Thus an individual eft or butterfly may sacrifice itself, but the education of predators benefits the species as a >>More
The Adirondack Park is held up as the great wilderness area in the eastern United States. It’s the place where people come for a wilderness experience and to enjoy the great outdoors. One great myth about the wild Adirondack Park is that there is an abundance of motor-free lakes and ponds. In fact, the Park faces a scarcity of quiet waters where one can paddle a canoe or kayak without interruption from motorboats, jet skis, floatplanes, and other types of motorized watercraft. Of the 200 largest lakes and ponds in the Adirondack Park, from Lake Champlain, with 262,864 acres, to >>More
// // ]]> On Friday afternoons Adirondack Almanack compiles for our readers the best web highlights. You can find all our weekly web round-ups here. Subscribe! More than 9,900 people get Adirondack Almanack each day via RSS, E-Mail, or Twitter or Facebook updates. It’s a convenient way to get the latest news and information about the Adirondacks. The post This Week’s Adirondack Web Highlights appeared first on The Adirondack Almanack.