The Village of Lake George on Thursday received a $4,273,923 grant from the state to rebuild its wastewater-treatment plant, a $17 million project. The Lake George grant is the largest of the $44 million in grants announced by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to support 24 essential drinking water- and wastewater-infrastructure projects. The grants are funded through New York’s Water Infrastructure Improvement Act, as well as the new Intermunicipal Water Infrastructure Grants Program.
By Noelle Connors Adirondack Hamlets to Huts postponed the test run of their first circuit loop from this fall to next summer. Adirondack Hamlets to Huts is a nonprofit which stems from the Adirondack Community-Based Trails and Lodging System Initiative. It is seeking to establish a network of huts and lodges in local communities connected by hiking trails to increase tourism. The Adirondack Hamlets to Huts had planned this weekend, September 27-October 1, to test the first circuit from North Creek to Indian Lake. According to Joe Dadey, Executive Director of Adirondack Hamlets to Huts, the testing is intended to >>More
A state Supreme Court Judge has ruled that the 34-mile section of tracks between Lake Placid and Tupper Lake should remain in place.
Fall Foliage is approaching peak colors in the higher elevations of the High Peaks.
She is an artist—a printmaker—and serves on the board of BluSeed Studios. Her art is about climate change, which species are vulnerable to changes in temperatures and flooding. She has traveled extensively in Central America, Australia, New Zealand, Nepal, and India—exploring parks and meeting people. She has a bachelor’s of science degree in wildlife ecology and art from Cornell University and a master’s in environmental science and education from Antioch University. Before her work with the Wild Center, Kretser was director of education for the Adirondack Mountain Club for seven years. Her younger sister, Heidi, also returned to the Adirondacks >>More
Jen Kretser, from Vermontville, is an example of an Adirondacker who traveled the world and then returned to the place that inspires her. “It gives me the strength to do the work that needs to be done and the work I want to do,” she said. The blueberry-laden field she took us to at Norman Ridge is behind her childhood home, where her parents still live. It has awesome mountain panoramas, and the trail leads to a lean-to built by her father where family and friends congregate for campfires. “I grew up here running around catching snakes and building forts,” >>More
The number of people using the Forest Preserve in the Adirondack Park, especially in the High Peaks region, has increased dramatically in recent years, causing some people to say there is a need for more forest rangers.
Falcon Guides releases new editions of two hiking books by Lisa Densmore Ballard.
A local company has started helicopter tours in the High Peaks region, raising concerns about trips over wilderness areas.
In the nineteenth century, the Bog River’s reputation for remoteness attracted numerous writers of the day, who invariably depicted the headwaters as dismal, lonely, and insect-infected.