First came word that the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism was suspending ads touting the Adirondacks. Then the governor urged people to stop gathering in groups, and ultimately ordered employers to send workers home. This week the American … [Read more...] about Does social distancing mean discouraging Adirondack visitors this spring and summer?
In the near future, if hikers on the Northville-Placid Trail choose, they can stop in the Town of Long Lake via a new spur trail that comes out at the top of Mount Sabattis, offering a rare mountaintop view on the NPT journey that looks out over the … [Read more...] about Hamlets to huts: an idea worth exploring
The long-awaited Boreas Ponds land classification decision by the Adirondack Park Agency in early February is worth celebrating. The classification will split the 20,543-acre tract into 11,412 acres of Wilderness, 9,118 acres of Wild Forest, which … [Read more...] about Process left ideas off the table
It’s January, time for a fresh, blank sheet on which to start our new year. Plenty of us are making renewed attempts at weight loss or looking to get better organized or at least vowing to break our addiction to twenty-four-hour cable news. Here at … [Read more...] about 10 hopes for the New Year
The Fund for Lake George has developed a low-impact development (LID) certification that, if widely adopted, could significantly reduce one of the greatest threats to water quality—storm-water runoff—by stopping it at its source. And in a region … [Read more...] about A good idea for development
This November’s election may be an offyear, but it’s an important one for New Yorkers. The ballot will include the question of whether to hold a convention to make changes to the New York State Constitution, a chance that comes along once every … [Read more...] about Consider a convention