We all know it was a busy summer, just by looking around at our favorite lakes, trails and campgrounds. And now, thanks to recent reports, we have some data to prove it.
Take, for example, information from these recent Explorer articles:
- Boat inspection sites across the Adirondacks and especially on Lake George saw increased activity.
- DEC Ranger-conducted backcountry rescues hit an all-time high this year.
- Many Adirondack communities are experiencing a real estate boom, limited only by a lack of inventory.
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WHAT’S NEXT FOR HIGH PEAKS TRAFFIC: With the summer/fall tourism season winding down, state and local organizations are assessing what to do to manage crowds next year. (And the DEC released meeting notes from the past 8 months of High Peaks Advisory Group meetings.) READ MORE
ARMY TRAINING EXERCISES: Fort Drum’s plans to conduct training drills in the Adirondacks has raised questions, which Peter Bauer addresses in an Almanack commentary piece. READ MORE
OLD SCHOOL REBELLION: Did disgruntled Adirondack guides sink the Buttercup into the depths of Long Lake? READ MORE
What people are talking about
HIKER PERMITS: Recent news releases and commentary have attempted to cast widespread support for a hiker permit, aka “limited entry” system in the High Peaks Wilderness (or at least in the popular Eastern side). But pushback is growing READ MORE
HALLOWEEN: Tri-lakes community groups offer socially distanced drive-in movie nights as a Halloween alternative. READ MORE
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