Writer Michael Benson tells the story of the 2015 prison breakout in the northern Adirondacks by inmates David Sweat and Richard Matt in his book, “Escape from Dannemora.”
Scientists are trying to understand how salmon are impacted by alewives, an invasive species that has become a main source of food for salmon, a keystone predator that eats smaller fish. It is believed the alewives cause a thiamine deficiency in salmon, hindering their ability to reproduce naturally.
Champlain Valley’s many quiet, country roads are ideal for cycling, so it’s no surprise that the Adirondack North Country Association chose the region for a new annual event called Bike the Barns.
Environmental groups are alarmed by a conceptual proposal floated by the Cuomo administration to establish lodging facilities near Boreas Ponds—in an area they believe should be classified as “untrammeled” Wilderness.
State wants to replace moldering Frontier Town at Exit 29 with $32 million Gateway to the Adirondacks By Rick Karlin Since its closure in 1998, Frontier Town could be more accurately described as a ghost town, but parts of the moldering theme park would be granted new life in a $32 million plan by the state to establish a Gateway to the Adirondacks at Exit 29 on the Northway. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the plan in his State of the State Message in January and filled in some of the details later in the month. It will include an >>More
APA’s proposals for classifying Boreas Ponds Tract all assume the state will need motor-vehicle access to maintain a concrete spillway built in the 1990s. By PHIL BROWN The Adirondack Park Agency held public hearings on Boreas Ponds at eight different locations around the state in November and December. Hundreds of people spoke, offering a potpourri of opinions. But one constant was a sea of green T-shirts bearing the slogan “I Want Wilderness.” BeWildNY, a coalition of eight environmental groups, created the T-shirts to push the idea that Boreas Ponds should be classified as motor-free Wilderness. Green groups have floated several >>More
(This story originally appeared in the September/October 2013 issue of the Adirondack Explorer.) By Explorer Staff Jessica Seem brought her two sons to the Adirondacks for vacation this summer after reading on the Internet about the Saranac Lake 6er challenge. They drove 260 miles from central Massachusetts and spent the next several days climbing six smallish mountains near the village of Saranac Lake. Thanks to a tourism initiative begun by the village in May (of 2013), hikers who climb all six peaks earn a patch and the right to ring the 6er bell at downtown’s Berkeley Green. The peaks range >>More