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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

APA Agenda: Big Changes For Most Popular Adirondack Areas

APA Building in Ray Brook NYThe Adirondack Park Agency (APA) will hold its monthly meeting at its headquarters in Ray Brook, NY on Thursday, May 10th, 2018.

The meeting will include discussion on the Vanderwhacker Wild Forest and the High Peaks Wilderness Unit Management Plans (UMPs), proposed amendments to the Gore Mountain Intensive Use Ski Area UMP, an Arbor Day tree dedication, a presentation on the Lake Champlain Basin Program, and discuss proposed enhancements for the Ski Bowl Village located in the Town of Johnsburg.  What follows is the agenda issued by the APA: » Continue Reading.


Monday, May 7, 2018

Hamlets to Huts Test Run Slated

hamlets to huts logoThe nonprofit Adirondack Hamlets to Huts, Inc. (AHH) will conduct a test run of its first route slated for implementation, the North Creek Indian Lake Circuit, from May 8th to May 13th. This five-day, four-night route begins and ends in North Creek and involves three days of hiking and a rafting trip down the Hudson River.

The hiking portion of the route provides opportunities to summit Balm of Gilead, Peaked, and Chimney mountains while covering approximately 24-30 miles, depending on options taken. » Continue Reading.


Monday, May 7, 2018

Ausable Ride for the River Bike Tour July 15th

Annual Bike Tour of Ausable RiverThe 7th Annual Ride for the River has been set for Sunday, July 15. The family-friendly event is a fully supported road cycling tour featuring three distance options, all showcasing the Ausable River watershed.

Ride for the River was created by Ausable River Association (AsRA) in 2012 to celebrate the resilience of local communities following the devastating flooding caused by Tropical Storm Irene.

In partnership with CycleADK, the 2018 ride will feature interactive route stops allowing cyclists to learn about the impacts of road salt, invasive species, and undersized culverts on Ausable streams and habitat. » Continue Reading.


Sunday, May 6, 2018

ADK Basics: Getting A Good Start In Life

adk basicsADK Basics, are five fun and simple ways to help children ages 0-3 get the best possible start in life.

Eighty percent of brain growth happens by the age of three. Beginning from birth, young brains develop like little muscles, getting bigger and stronger the more they interact with family members, caregivers and friends. » Continue Reading.


Saturday, May 5, 2018

Hotel Saranac Honored By NYS Preservation League

hotel saranac after restorationThe Preservation League of New York State has selected the historic Hotel Saranac to receive an award for Excellence in Historic Preservation.

The League’s statewide awards program honors achievements in retaining, promoting and reusing New York State’s irreplaceable architectural heritage. » Continue Reading.


Friday, May 4, 2018

Featured Trails: Adirondack Interpretive Center, Newcomb

AIC Trails in NewcombThe Adirondack Interpretive Center features 3.6 miles of interpretive trails on its 236-acre property, along the shoreline of Rich Lake and Rich Lake outlet. Trailheads are located at the AIC building and are open daily from dawn to dusk. » Continue Reading.


Friday, May 4, 2018

The Adirondacks Around The Web This Week


Friday, May 4, 2018

This Week’s Big Adirondack News


Thursday, May 3, 2018

‘I Love My Park Day’ Events Across The Adirondacks

i love my park daysThe New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has announced ‘I Love My Park Day’ stewardship events have been set for Saturday, May 5 at five locations across the Adirondacks.

Locations include: » Continue Reading.


Thursday, May 3, 2018

Snow, Waters High, Cold: Current Adk Conditions (May 3)

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 [email protected]

Practice Leave No Trace Principles when visiting the Adirondack Park.

SPECIAL NOTICES FOR THIS WEEKEND
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Thursday, May 3, 2018

Work Begins On Nine Adirondack Northway Bridges

i87A two-year, $5.1 million project to rehabilitate nine bridges along the Interstate 87 (the Adirondack Northway) in Essex, Warren, and Saratoga counties has begun.

The project will replace bridge joints, approach slabs, and bearings, as well as repair concrete and steel. The nine bridges, which are on or over the Northway, include: » Continue Reading.


Thursday, May 3, 2018

Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Theme ‘Prehistoric Park’

Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Logo with DinosaurMembers of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee have chosen ‘Prehistoric Park’ as the theme for the 2019 Carnival.

The theme was chosen from ideas gathered from the community and Committee members. » Continue Reading.


Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Inaugural Quadrathlon Planned For Indian Lake

AQA logoAn inaugural World Quadrathlon Federation sanctioned event has been set for Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 9 am at Bryon Park, Route 28, in Indian Lake. “Do the Q” will include swimming a half mile; kayaking four miles; cycling a 30K (18.2 miles) and running a 5k (3.1 miles).

Registration is limited to 50 participants and racers must compete in all events (no relay teams). The routes for each leg have not been set yet, but they will be in the Indian Lake region. Quadrathlons are increasing in popularity in Europe, but this will be the first in the U.S. » Continue Reading.


Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Adirondack Foundation Welcomes New Staff

adk foundation staffAdirondack Foundation has announced the hiring of Connie Prickett, Stanzi Bliss, and Janine Scherline.

With the arrival of new staff, the Foundation is also marking the retirement of Vice President Melissa Eisinger and bidding farewell to Communications Officer Chris Morris, who is pursuing a nonprofit journalism venture. » Continue Reading.


Wednesday, May 2, 2018

DEC Seeks River and Stream Monitor Volunteers

Ausable River Near AuSable Forks in AugustThe New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has announced they are recruiting participants for the 2018 summer sampling season to conduct water quality assessments in streams and rivers as part of the State’s Water Assessments by Volunteer Evaluators (WAVE) project. » Continue Reading.



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