We’re coming off what’s typically the busiest weekend of fall in the Adirondacks, but interestingly, that’s not the top story of the week. (Keep scrolling to find out!)
Here’s a look at some of the week’s top news, on both AdirondackExplorer.org and AdirondackAlmanack.com. If you want to dig in deeper, take a look at our full slate of topical Explorer newsletters, and/or subscribe to receive our daily Almanack updates.
Have you seen the #CranberryDreams video that’s gone viral and created a boost for Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams”? We created our own Adirondack-themed “Moose Dreams”
PARKING LOTS FILL UP FAST OVER HOLIDAY WEEKEND: Explorer publisher Tracy Ormsbee checked in at three parking areas for popular High Peaks trails early on Saturday morning of Columbus Day/Indigenous People’s Day weekend. Lots at the Garden and Adirondack Mountain Reserve and at the Adirondak Loj quickly met capacity. READ MORE (and watch the video)
PAST PEAK: Hikers sent in some pics from their hikes over the weekend, at various fire tower mountains and other “low peaks.” CLICK HERE TO VIEW
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HIGH PEAKS TRAIL UPDATES: The Phelps Brook footbridge is out and the Elk Lake trail access is closing for hunting season. READ MORE
This week’s top story
PAYING TRIBUTE TO WHAT WAS LOST: Like many beautiful Adirondack Lakes, the Great Sacandaga Lake is man-made. Over a dozen hamlets lie buried under the reservoir, created in 1930 with the damming of the Sacandaga River. A look back on the history by new contributor Gary Peacock is this week’s top story on the Almanack. READ MORE
RECENT DEVELOPMENTS: Great Sacandaga Lake Advisory Council unveiled a series of 15 historic markers that will be installed along the lake to commemorate the lost communities. READ MORE
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