The Explorer tests the navigability of a posted stretch of the Beaver River. By PHIL BROWN The Beaver River starts at Lake Lila and flows for eight miles through largely wild country to Stillwater Reservoir, and in so doing it connects two of the … [Read more...] about Forbidden river
State legislators tried to clarify paddlers’ rights as far back as 1989—and they’re still trying.. By PHIL BROWN The Greek philosopher Heraclitus once said, “You cannot step into the same river twice.” His idea was that everything is always in … [Read more...] about A twenty year standstill
Deer River's scenic stillwater By Phil Brown Every time I drive past the Deer River Flow on Red Tavern Road, I slow down to admire the stunning view southeast toward Debar Mountain. On a few occasions, I have stopped to take pictures. Finally, I … [Read more...] about Let the good times flow
6 whitewater trips to whet your appetite By Mal Provost There is a time for all things, and the creak of winter will soon give way to the creeks of spring. Whitewater paddlers, rejoice! The Adirondack Park abounds in whitewater. Oddly, many folks … [Read more...] about Surf’s Up!
By Phil Brown Winter came late. We didn’t get our first decent snowstorm until the second week of December, maybe six inches over two days—enough to ski the new trail at Henry’s Woods outside Lake Placid. The 2.5-mile trail winds, climbs, and … [Read more...] about A sweet treat for skiers
With snowshoes, you can go just about anywhere in the Adirondack Park. But with more than two thousand miles of trails, where do you start? Below are suggestions from four gung-ho Adirondack snowshoers. DEBAR MOUNTAIN By Tony Goodwin Although only … [Read more...] about Favorite winter treks