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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Lawsuit Seeks Protection for Bicknell’s Thrush

Bicknell's Thrush, Catharus bicknelli, by T. B. RyderThe Center for Biological Diversity filed a lawsuit today against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for failing to protect Bicknell’s thrush as an endangered species.

The thrush breeds only high in the mountains of the Northeast and eastern Canada, including Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and New York; scientists have predicted that 98 percent or more of the songbird’s U.S. habitat could be lost due to climate change. The Center petitioned for protection for the imperiled songbird in 2010, but the agency has failed to make a final decision on the petition.



Thursday, June 27, 2013

Current Conditions in the Adirondack Park (June 27)

This weekly Adirondack outdoor conditions report is issued on Thursday afternoons, year round.

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Listen for the weekly Adirondack Outdoor Recreation Report Friday mornings on WNBZ (AM 920 & 1240, FM 105 & 102.1), WSLP (93.3) and the stations of North Country Public Radio.

SPECIAL NOTICES FOR THIS WEEKEND



Thursday, June 27, 2013

Free Fishing Days This Weekend

ifishnysquareNew York residents and visitors may fish for free without a fishing license in any of the state*s 7,500 lakes and ponds or 50,000 miles of rivers and streams during the weekend of June 29-30. The Free Fishing Days program began in 1991. Anglers are reminded that although a fishing license is not required during the free fishing day weekend, all other fishing regulations remain in effect.

New York’s sport fishing industry is estimated by state officials to generate $1.8 billion in economic activity annually, and support about 17,000 jobs.


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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Fort Ticonderoga Offers A New Guided Waterway Tour

1775 lake champlain battoeNow you can see Fort Ticonderoga the way two generations of soldiers saw the great lakeside citadel in the 18th century during Fort Ticonderoga’s new sunset tour, The Place Between Great Waters.  The ninety minute tour takes place on scenic Lake Champlain located just below the Fort’s imposing walls.  Costumed historic interpreters will lead the tour in an 18th-century battoe while guests paddle along side in their canoes and kayaks (Fort Ticonderoga canoes will be available for rent the evening of the program).

“Our story is in our landscape,” says Beth Hill, Fort Ticonderoga’s President and CEO. “The unique combination of lakes, hills, mountains, and streams that surround Fort Ticonderoga made it a » Continue Reading.



Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Lake Placid: Heritage Day Features Antique Appraisals

IM000953.JPGDo you have hidden treasure in your attic?  Do you have a family heirloom that you are unsure of the value?   The Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society’s annual Heritage Day will be held on Saturday July 13th at The History Museum, 242 Station Street, in Lake Placid.

As part of that event former Adirondack Museum curator and local expert Ted Comstock will be available from 11:00-1:00 to provide an appraisal of antiques and collectibles and perhaps “fill in the blanks” for those unsure of the age and origin of their objects.



Tuesday, June 25, 2013

$3M Project Will Rebuild Lake George Beach Road

Lake George Beach RoadThe New York State Department of Conservation plans to move forward with a $3 million project to reconstruct a section of Beach Road on State lands and the Lake George Beach parking with porous asphalt and other storm water management features to protect water quality, DEC Commissioner Joe Martens announced today. The project is funded by the state’s New York Works initiative.

Under the plan, the current DEC boat launch would also be moved to the east side of DEC’s Lake George Beach (aka Million Dollar Beach) as part of the two-year project. The project must be approved by the Adirondack Park Agency and the Lake George Park Commission.



Friday, June 21, 2013

This Week’s Adirondack Web Highlights


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Friday, June 21, 2013

Adirondack Events This Weekend (June 21)

Visit the Adirondack Almanack each Friday to find out what’s happening around the Adirondacks.

Featured Adirondack Events – chosen by Adirondack Almanack contributors.

Outdoor Conditions in the Adirondacks – for those headed into the woods or onto the waters this weekend.

We’ve also gathered the best links to regional events calendars all in one place:



Friday, June 21, 2013

This Week’s Top Adirondack News Stories


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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Current Conditions in the Adirondack Park (June 20)

This weekly Adirondack outdoor conditions report is issued on Thursday afternoons, year round.

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Listen for the weekly Adirondack Outdoor Recreation Report Friday mornings on WNBZ (AM 920 & 1240, FM 105 & 102.1), WSLP (93.3) and the stations of North Country Public Radio.

SPECIAL NOTICES FOR THIS WEEKEND



Friday, June 14, 2013

This Week’s Adirondack Web Highlights


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Friday, June 14, 2013

Adirondack Events This Weekend (June 14)

Visit the Adirondack Almanack each Friday to find out what’s happening around the Adirondacks.

Featured Adirondack Events – chosen by Adirondack Almanack contributors.

Outdoor Conditions in the Adirondacks – for those headed into the woods or onto the waters this weekend.

We’ve also gathered the best links to regional events calendars all in one place:



Friday, June 14, 2013

Lake George Hike-A-Thon Set For July 5th

AdkAlm_Sidebar_HATIn celebration of its 25th Anniversary the Lake George Land Conservancy (LGLC) is hosting a Hike-A-Thon on July 5th, the first of its kind for Lake George. The lake-wide event will involve eight parks and preserves in six towns and is expected to engage hundreds of participants of all ages.

The Hike-A-Thon will include nine simultaneous hikes and events at eight locations around Lake George: eight different hikes and one gathering at LGLC’s Peggy’s Point, an accessible park in Hague. Participation is free and open to the public. Everyone who pre-registers will receive an event t-shirt and certificate of participation.

To document the occasion, aerial photographs will be taken by photographer Carl Heilman » Continue Reading.



Friday, June 14, 2013

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Thursday, June 13, 2013

Current Conditions in the Adirondack Park (June 13)

This weekly Adirondack outdoor conditions report is issued on Thursday afternoons, year round.

Get The Weekly Outdoor Conditions Podcast

Listen for the weekly Adirondack Outdoor Recreation Report Friday mornings on WNBZ (AM 920 & 1240, FM 105 & 102.1), WSLP (93.3) and the stations of North Country Public Radio.

SPECIAL NOTICES FOR THIS WEEKEND



Thursday, June 13, 2013

DEC Expands Bobcat Hunting and Trapping

bobcatBobcat hunting and trapping seasons have been expanded under a new set of regulations adopted by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC).

According to a DEC press release: “After careful consideration of the public comments received, DEC adopted rules affecting bobcat hunting and trapping in New York to implement certain aspects of the state’s Five-Year Bobcat Management Plan.” The Bobcat Management Plan drew fire last year and public comments received by the department were overwhelming against the expanded season.



Thursday, June 13, 2013

2012 Adirondack Tourism Study Released

Roost logoVisitors to the Adirondack region were outdoors oriented, preferred hotel accommodations to other types, and spent $82 for every occupancy tax dollar spent on marketing in 2012, according to the latest leisure travel information study.

For the tenth year in a row, the Lake Placid CVB / Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (ROOST) contracted an independent third party to conduct a Leisure Travel Information Study. For the last two years, ROOST engaged PlaceMaking to conduct the survey applying the same methodology as in the previous years (conducted by the Technical Assistance Center at SUNY Plattsburgh).

The Lake Placid CVB / Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism is the accredited destination marketing organization (DMO) responsible for promoting » Continue Reading.


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Monday, June 10, 2013

Wilmington Whiteface Bike Fest This Weekend

WBF_FINALThe three-day celebration of two wheels, the Annual Wilmington Whiteface Bike Fest, will roll into the Lake Placid region once again from June 14-16. The bikefest is designed to promote and showcase cycling opportunities in and around Wilmington. This year’s festival will feature a beginner, instructional mountain bike program, the popular jump jam, the “Poor Man’s Downhill race, beach party, food games, lives music, a “best calves” contest and the 12th annual Whiteface Mountain Uphill Bike Race.

On Sunday, hundreds of cyclists will hit the roads, back country roads and trails during the Wilmington Whiteface 100k (WW100) mountain bike race. Cyclists from throughout the northeastern United States and Canada hope that this event will qualify them » Continue Reading.



Friday, June 7, 2013

This Week’s Adirondack Web Highlights


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Friday, June 7, 2013

Adirondack Events This Weekend (June 7)

Visit the Adirondack Almanack each Friday to find out what’s happening around the Adirondacks.

Featured Adirondack Events – chosen by Adirondack Almanack contributors.

Outdoor Conditions in the Adirondacks – for those headed into the woods or onto the waters this weekend.

We’ve also gathered the best links to regional events calendars all in one place:



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