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Greg Dower

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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Hudson River Source to Sea Clean-Up May 5th

riverkeeper sweepIn a massive, one-day effort stretching from New York Harbor to the Adirondacks, some 2,000 volunteers will help clean-up the shorelines at more than 100 locations along the Hudson River and its tributaries during the 7th Annual Riverkeeper Sweep on Saturday, May 5.

With 112 projects scheduled, this effort is the largest in the event’s history. Teams of volunteers, organized by local schools, businesses, scout troops, paddling groups, park staff and others, will remove trash and plant trees and native grasses. » Continue Reading.


Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Warmwater Fishing Season Opens Saturday

16 lb. 9 oz. NYS record walleye caught by Thomas ReedMay 5th marks the opening of the fishing season for many of New York’s most popular sportfish, including walleye, northern pike, pickerel, and tiger muskellunge.

Fishing for these species, especially walleye and pike, can be especially good in cooler periods of early spring, and anglers are encouraged to take advantage of the exceptional fishing opportunities across the state. » Continue Reading.


Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Recent Forest Ranger Search, Rescues

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.


Monday, April 30, 2018

Historic Saranac Lake Plans Trudeau Acquisition, Expansion

The E. L. Trudeau home and office, 118 Main Street, c. 1900. The Board of Directors of Historic Saranac Lake (HSL) has announced a plan to pursue acquisition and redevelopment of the former Trudeau home and medical offices at 118 Main Street, Saranac Lake.

The initial conceptual design include restoration of the building’s exterior. The entry level is expected to host museum exhibits, collections storage, and a museum store that will expand upon HSL’s existing exhibits at the Saranac Laboratory Museum nearby. Additional possibilities for the first floor include public space for arts and cultural events, and office space. The second floor will host unique apartments to complement the historic location. » Continue Reading.


Monday, April 30, 2018

Adirondack Lakes 2018 Summer Theatre Festival Set

Blue Mountain Lake Arts CenterThe Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts has announced the line-up for its 2018 Adirondack Lakes Summer Theatre Festival.

This year the touring festival will feature the romantic comedy Talley’s Folly; free outdoor performances of its Shakespeare in the Parks production, Much Ado About Nothing; and Seussical: The Musical. » Continue Reading.


Monday, April 30, 2018

200-Mile Great Adirondack Garage Sale May 25-27

great adirondack garage saleThe eighth annual Great Adirondack Garage Sale has been set for May 25-27 and will encompass an over 200-mile “garage sale trail,” along routes 28, 30 and 3.

The event includes the communities of Old Forge, Inlet, Raquette Lake, Indian Lake, Blue Mountain Lake, Long Lake, Tupper Lake, Lake Clear, Paul Smiths, Malone, Cranberry Lake, Piercefield, Newcomb and Speculator.

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Friday, April 27, 2018

Featured Hike: Lampson Falls Trail

lampson falls trailLampson Falls, located in the Grass River Wild Forest, is one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the Adirondacks with a vertical drop of approximately 100 feet. The 2,900-foot long accessible trail provides an enjoyable stroll through the forest ending at an overlook of the falls.

The majority of the trail is at a grade of 5% or less, however users should be prepared for steeper grades of up to 10% to get them to a point mid-falls for a great view of the falls and the surrounding area, level resting areas are provided at close intervals. » Continue Reading.


Friday, April 27, 2018

The Adirondacks Around The Web This Week


Friday, April 27, 2018

ADKX Honoring 46ers at Benefit Gala

The Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake is set to honor The 46ers with the 2017-2018 Harold K. Hochschild Award at its annual benefit gala on Saturday, July 28 from 6 to 9 pm.

The Adirondack Forty-Sixers, Inc. is a hiking and service club whose members have climbed the summits of the 46 peaks over 4,000 feet in elevation in the Adirondack mountains of northern New York state. » Continue Reading.


Friday, April 27, 2018

The Big Adirondack News Stories This Week


Thursday, April 26, 2018

Waters High: Current Adirondack Outdoor Conditions (Apr 26)

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, April 26, 2018

Great Lakes Invasives Writer to Keynote FUND Meeting

death and life of the great lakesPrize-winning reporter and The Death and Life of the Great Lakes author Dan Egan is set to deliver the keynote address at the 2018 FUND for Lake George Annual Meeting on Saturday, July 7, 2018, at the Sagamore Resort Conference Center.

An account of how invasive species have devastated the largest freshwater ecosystem on earth, Egan’s The Death and Life of the Great Lakes shows what the future could hold for Adirondack waterways if invasive species are not stopped. Only hours from the Adirondacks, the Great Lakes are among the main sources of invasive species directly threatening the region. » Continue Reading.


Thursday, April 26, 2018

Canoes: Rushton Artifacts Featured In Canton

boat in the Rushton factoryA “White Glove” event featuring items from the Rushton Collection has been set for May 5th, the first day of Canton Canoe Weekend and Rushton Memorial Races, at the Silas Wright House in Canton.

Attendees will be able to don white cotton gloves and carefully handle Rushton-related objects and archival items under the watchful eyes of a curator. » Continue Reading.


Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Comments Sought On Lake George Battlefield Management

The Adirondack Park Agency (APA) and the Lake George Park Commission (LGPC) has announced they are holding a joint public comment period to solicit comments for the Lake George Battlefield Park Unit Management Plan.

Public comment will be accepted until May 3, 2018. » Continue Reading.


Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Adirondack Wild: Limit Motors at Boreas Ponds

Photo by Phil Brown 2016. View of Gothics from Boreas Ponds.What follows is a press release issued by Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve:

In a letter submitted today to the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, the nonprofit advocate Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve recommends that the Boreas Ponds tract be managed in ways that avoid damage to natural resources and enhance opportunities to experience solitude.

The highly controversial decision by the NYS Adirondack Park Agency in February, approved by Governor Cuomo, not to consider an all-Wilderness alternative, but to split the 20,000-acre Boreas Pond tract between Wilderness and Wild Forest classifications was opposed by Adirondack Wild, which offered many reasons why the entire tract should be managed as an addition to the High Peaks Wilderness area. » Continue Reading.