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Greg Dower

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Friday, February 2, 2018

The Adirondacks Around The Web This Week


Friday, February 2, 2018

Featured Trails: Bluberry Hill, Elizabethtown

blueberry trails lean toThe Blueberry Hill Trails are located in the town of Elizabethtown on town-owned lands. Part of the Champlain Area Trails, the trail system provides trails for snowshoeing, skiing, and snowmobiling in the winter and hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding in the other seasons. A lean-to provides outstanding views of the Giant Mountain Wilderness. There are several other viewing areas within the trail system that are quite rewarding. A sugarhouse and a small cabin are also found on the property. » Continue Reading.


Friday, February 2, 2018

The Big Adirondack News Stories This Week


Thursday, February 1, 2018

Current Adirondack Outdoor Conditions (Feb 1)

CompassThis weekly report of outdoor recreation conditions in the Adirondacks is compiled each Thursday afternoon.

Contribute Your Knowledge: Add a comment below, or send your observations, corrections, updates, and suggestions to adkalmanack@gmail.com.

Practice Leave No Trace Principles when visiting the Adirondack Park.

SPECIAL NOTICES FOR THIS WEEKEND
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Thursday, February 1, 2018

Recent Adirondack Forest Ranger Missions

DEC Forest RangerNew York State Department of Environmental Conservation Forest Rangers respond to search and rescue incidents in the Adirondacks. Working with other state agencies, local emergency response organizations and volunteer search and rescue groups, Forest Rangers locate and extract lost, injured or distressed people from the Adirondack backcountry.

What follows is a report, prepared by DEC, of recent missions carried out by Forest Rangers in the Adirondacks. » Continue Reading.


Wednesday, January 31, 2018

David Brunner, Joe Martens Join Adk Land Trust Board

Adirondack Land TrustDavid Brunner and Joe Martens have joined the board of directors of the Adirondack Land Trust.

David Brunner, of Au Sable Forks, owns and operates Asgaard Farm & Dairy with his wife, Rhonda Butler. Asgaard was the home of artist Rockwell Kent from the 1920s until his death in 1971. Brunner and Butler acquired the farm in 1988. After working to restore the land and buildings, they put the former dairy farm back into production in 2003. Today Asgaard is known for award-winning goat cheeses and pastured meats, including beef, pork and poultry. Brunner worked previously in finance with BNP Paribas. » Continue Reading.


Wednesday, January 31, 2018

‘Born to Rewild’ Doc Showing At Whallonsburg Grange

born to rewildThe Champlain Valley Film Series will present the documentary film Born To Rewild, on Saturday, February 3 at 7:30 pm at the Whallonsburg Grange Hall, 1610 NYS Route 22 in Essex.

This documentary follows Essex resident John Davis on TrekWest, his 5,000 mile, 8-month journey along the Continental Divide from the deserts of Sonora, Mexico to the snow-covered peaks of British Columbia.

John Davis will be at the screening to introduce the film and answer questions. Davis is also the author of Big, Wild, and Connected: Scouting the Eastern Wildway from Florida to Quebec, about his 7,500 mile journey to follow the potential path of an eastern wildlife corridor.

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Tuesday, January 30, 2018

APA Agenda: Land Classifications, Saranac Power Line

APA Building in Ray Brook NYThe Adirondack Park Agency (APA) will hold its monthly meeting at its headquarters in Ray Brook, NY on Thursday, February 1st, and Friday, February 2nd, 2018.

The meeting will discuss rebuilding a transmission line in Saranac, the State Land Classification Package, and will begin deliberation of the Boreas Ponds Tract classification. On Friday the Agency is expected to vote on a resolution for the Boreas Ponds Tract.

What follows is the agenda issued by the APA: » Continue Reading.


Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Empire State Winter Games Begin Feb 1st

eswg rail jamThe 38th annual Empire State Winter Games are set to kick off on Thursday, February 1 and will run until Sunday, February 4 around the Adirondack region. More than 2,500 participants are expected to compete in 17 different sports during the three-day multi-sport festival.

The event gives amateur athletes the opportunity to compete in world-class Olympic venues in more than 30 events. The Games will kick off with an inaugural Torch Relay departing from New York City. » Continue Reading.


Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Olympic-Themed Events, Activity Set For Lake Placid

lake placid villageThe village of Lake Placid will be celebrating its long Olympic history throughout the month of February with  Olympic themed food and drink specials, village decorations, and a Jumbotron on near the Olympic Center showing Olympic competitions daily. » Continue Reading.


Monday, January 29, 2018

Depot Theatre Announces Main Stage Line-Up

Three hits from the past 39 years are set to headline the Depot Theatre’s 40th Anniversary Season.

The main stage season was selected by the Depot’s Producing Director, Kevin Cochran, whose choices were inspired by an informal survey of audiences last year. » Continue Reading.


Monday, January 29, 2018

Saranac Chamber Names New President

saranac lake chamber of commerceThe Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has selected Keith Braun to serve as its president.

Braun has served on the board since 2014 as the representative for Paul Smith’s College, where he serves as Director of Admissions. » Continue Reading.


Saturday, January 27, 2018

Split Rock Wildway: Our Most Diverse Wildlife Corridor

split rock wildwayJohn Davis’ new book Split Rock Wildway: Scouting the Adirondack Park’s Most Diverse Wildlife Corridor (Essex Editions, 2017) is a look at some of the wildlife thriving in the wooded hills and adjacent waterways linking Lake Champlain with the High Peaks.

Davis and artist friends illustrate the ecological importance, conservation value, and natural beauty of the wildway and its many inhabitants. » Continue Reading.


Friday, January 26, 2018

The Adirondacks Around The Web This Week


Friday, January 26, 2018

Featured Trail: Castle Rock in Blue Mountain Lake

Castle Rock Trail in Blue Mountain Lake is a moderate, 3-mile loop trail offering an amazing view of Blue Mountain Lake.

With an elevation gain of 700 feet, the hike to the summit is generally a gentle slope except for one steep section just below the summit. » Continue Reading.