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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

On Horseback: Otter Creek Horse Trails Ready For Season

Jack Horseback trail riders are gearing-up for another season exploring the Otter Creek Horse Trails located just outside Lowville (DEC Region 6) on both the Independence River Wild Forest Unit of the Adirondack Forest Preserve and on the Independence River and Otter Creek State Forests on the western border of the Adirondack Park in Lewis County.  A group of volunteers are working to distribute maps of the area, and the water will be turned on at the Assembly Area, located in the Independence River State Forest, on May 15th according to DEC. The water is shut off the day after Columbus Day.

Visitors to the area should plan ahead to acquire a map to the more than » Continue Reading.



Friday, May 10, 2013

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Friday, May 10, 2013

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Featured Adirondack Events – chosen by Adirondack Almanack contributors.

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Friday, May 10, 2013

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Thursday, May 9, 2013

Chazy Highlands Management Plan In The Works

Lyon_Mountain_-_View_from_lake_ChazyThe New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is preparing to restart a management plan for nearly 60,000 acres of Forest Preserve and other state-managed lands in the Chazy Highlands Complex. The lands spread across 493 square miles in 34 separate parcels in the northeastern Adirondack Park and are located in the towns of Bellmont, Duane, and Franklin in Franklin County and the towns of Altona, Black Brook, Dannemora, Ellenburg, and Saranac in Clinton County.

Natural features in the Complex include Lyon Mountain,  Haystack Knob, Norton Peak, and  Ellenburg Mountain; Upper Chateaugay Lake and Chazy Lake; and Saranac River and Great Chazy River. The primary recreational uses are fishing and hunting; however the public also » Continue Reading.



Thursday, May 9, 2013

Current Conditions in the Adirondack Park (May 9)

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

Get The Weekly Outdoor Conditions Podcast

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Thursday, May 9, 2013

Lake George Lake Stewards Return to Duty

Lake George Invasive Species Lake StewardThe Lake George Association (LGA) Lake Stewards are back on duty for the boating season in an effort to protect Lake George from new introductions of aquatic invasive species (AIS).  Last Saturday, May 4, was their first day out at launches on the lake.

In years past, the lake stewards have not started at the launches until Memorial Day weekend. However, this year with an additional $20,000 being provided through the Lake George Park Commission from the New York State Environmental Protection Fund, the program is starting earlier and will be collecting data throughout the month of May.  Lake stewards are currently on duty 8 am to 5 pm Thursdays through » Continue Reading.



Thursday, May 9, 2013

Adirondack Wild Seeks ‘Wild Rivers Wilderness’

essexchainAdirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve is proposing newly acquired Forest Preserve in Newcomb and Minerva to be classified Wilderness in honor of one of the Park’s most influential conservation leaders of the 20th century.

The group wants New York State to recognize Paul Schaefer’s historic legacy of protecting the Upper Hudson River by advocating for a Paul Schaefer Wild Rivers Wilderness that is inclusive of the recently acquired Essex Chain of Lakes-Cedar River tract (13,000 acres), Hudson River Stillwater tract (5,000 acres), the Indian River tract (1,400 acres), and the OK Slip Falls tract (2,800 acres).



Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Second Ausable Bike ‘Ride For The River’ Planned

DSCF7905The Ausable River Association (AsRA) will hold its second Ride for the River bike ride and invites residents and visitors to join in on Sunday, July 21. The Ride for the River celebrates the scenic and recreational resources of the Ausable River as well as the communities and businesses of the Ausable Valley. Cyclists of all ages and skill level can register for one of three scenic routes alongside the Ausable River and across its hills and valleys.

Following the Ride, enjoy a picnic and live music with fellow riders as well as friends and family at Jay Covered Bridge in Jay, NY. All proceeds of the Ride benefit the Ausable River Association’s work to protect » Continue Reading.



Monday, May 6, 2013

DEC Advises Hikers To Avoid High Elevation Trails

nys dec logoThe New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is urging hikers to postpone hikes on trails above 3,000 feet until early June when muddy trails are expected to improve. 

Trails and vegetation at higher elevations are most vulnerable at this time of year as snow-melt saturates thin soils where vegetation is already surviving on the edge of existence. Hikers can cause severe erosion of trails and significant damage to vegetation and are also more likely to slip and injure themselves on steep, wet and muddy trails.



Friday, May 3, 2013

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Adirondack Events This Weekend (May 3)

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

Featured Adirondack Events – chosen by Adirondack Almanack contributors.

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



Friday, May 3, 2013

Northeast National Pastel Exhibition Opening at View

W-93_Waterfront Cutter_MarianiThe 9th Annual Northeast National Pastel Exhibition will kick off with an opening reception on Friday May 3, from 5 – 7pm at View in Old Forge, NY. The Northeast National Pastel Exhibition will be on display May 4 – June 29. It’s a highlight of View’s annual exhibition calendar, with thousands of visitors a year from the Northeast and beyond. The exhibition has included works from some of the nation’s foremost pastel artists.

As the exhibition grows, so does its reputation. More artists than ever have submitted work in the hopes of being selected this year by Sally Strand, PSA, IAPS MC, famed pastelist, and this year’s juror of selection. Over $5,000 in awards » Continue Reading.



Friday, May 3, 2013

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Thursday, May 2, 2013

Current Conditions in the Adirondack Park (May 2)

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.

The Outdoor Conditions Report also runs each Friday at Saratoga Wire.

SPECIAL NOTICES FOR THIS WEEKEND



Thursday, May 2, 2013

Boat Owners Targeted for Invasives Education

USLakes-2012The Adirondack Landowners Association (ALA) has announced the beginning of a three-part education program targeting boat and trailer owners to reduce the spread of aquatic invasive species.

According to a statement issued to the press, the ALA has succeeded getting the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to include an educational insert about preventing the spread of invasive species in all boat and trailer registration renewals by mail.



Monday, April 29, 2013

Paddlers Photo Contest Deadline Friday, May 3

Adirondack Photo ContestView, Adirondack Explorer magazine, and Mountainman Outdoor Supply Co. are co-sponsoring their second Paddlers Photo Contest.  The deadline for submissions is this Friday, May 3.

Amateurs and professionals are encouraged to enter.  The awards include subscriptions to Explorer, memberships at View, a Werner Camano paddle from Mountainman, and the winning photos’ publication in Adirondack Explorer.



Friday, April 26, 2013

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Friday, April 26, 2013

Adirondack Events This Weekend (Apr 26)

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, April 26, 2013

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