Hungry Trout Fly Shop owner uses frozen lakes to provide outdoor learning By Eric Teed Jessica and Adam Payne and their two children, Henry, 8, and Norah, 9, didn’t get skunked ice fishing with guide Evan Bottcher on the Martin Luther King Jr. … [Read more...] about Ice fishing picks up new fans, thanks to guide
Wild ice skaters reflect on changes to popular winter pastimes By Chloe Bennett Gliding across a vast waterbody is what wild ice skater Elizabeth Lee calls her frozen trips to “the wild blue yonder.” She is part of a group of such skaters who … [Read more...] about Is the future of outdoor skating on thin ice?
Animal tracks, signs tell stories of the forest in winter By Tim Rowland Walk through the forest with Elizabeth Lee and you will never look at a forest in the same way again. Cold, frozen and lifeless to the untrained eye, these spartan … [Read more...] about The secret side of winter
DEC commissioner issues warning; Empire State Winter Games changes plans for outdoor activities By Mike Lynch Dangerously cold weather is forecast to hit the Adirondacks Friday and Saturday, causing the state to issue a warning to people about … [Read more...] about Temperatures to plunge in the Adirondacks this weekend
Volunteers forge ahead on annual winter carnival tradition Photos by Tom French Known as the IPW 101 (Ice Palace Workers), the volunteers who build the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival's icy structure each year know their roles without being told. … [Read more...] about Saranac Lake ice palace takes shape
Ample food sources lead to bumper crop of pine grosbeaks this winter By Joan Collins Things quiet down by late summer and fall as many of the Adirondack breeding bird species head south. But as winter arrives, birds to our north irrupt into our … [Read more...] about Pine grosbeaks: A favorite winter finch