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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Annual Arbor Day Poster and Artwork Contests

2019 arbor day poster by Paul BergwallThe New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s annual State Arbor Day poster contests have begun.

Each year, DEC’s Urban and Community Forestry program offers two artwork contests for New Yorkers – one for all members of the public, and one for fifth-grade students. Both contests aim to promote the value of trees in the environment and New Yorkers’ lives. » Continue Reading.


Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Cole Porter Musical Revue in North Creek

The Seagle Music Colony’s revue HOT!, the Music of Cole Porter will appear in the Lyle Dye Auditorium at Tannery Pond Community Center. » Continue Reading.


Monday, September 9, 2019

Glens Falls ‘Bicyclists Bring Business’ Event

Bicyclists Bring BusinessBicyclists Bring Business, a roundtable discussion and community bike-a-round has been set for September 10th and 11th, in Glens Falls.

Tourism professionals, business owners, municipal officials, and cyclists are invited for a discussion on ways to attract cyclists to communities and help ensure sure that businesses are ready to capitalize on bicycle tourism. » Continue Reading.


Monday, September 9, 2019

Local Summit Hopes To Build School Readiness

bridge to schoolThe Adirondack Birth to Three Alliance, a program of Adirondack Foundation, has announced a summit for school administrators, child care providers, parents, teachers, pediatricians and others involved in the lives of young children.

Featuring keynote speaker Rachel Wagner, Bridge to School: Building School Readiness in our Youngest Learners focuses on ways to build resilience and school readiness for kids advancing from preschool to kindergarten. » Continue Reading.


Sunday, September 8, 2019

APA Board Meeting: Primitive Campsites, Logging, Subdivision

APA Building in Ray Brook NYThe Adirondack Park Agency will hold its monthly meeting at its headquarters in Ray Brook on Thursday, September 12th and Friday September 13th, 2019. Both sessions will convene at 9 am.

The meeting will include consideration of an amendment to a timber harvesting project in Westport, a review of public comments on the replacement of utility poles, consideration of amendments to the Town of Chester Local Land Use plan, a presentation on the final Sentinel Range Wilderness Unit Management Plan, rules for constructing and siting primitive campsites and more. » Continue Reading.


Sunday, September 8, 2019

Ferns Talk And Walk At Mt. Independence

mount independenceForest ecologist Lynn Levine is set to lead a walk and talk, during which she will teach attendees how to identify ferns of the Northeast, on Saturday, September 14th, from 1 to 3:30 pm, at the Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell, Vermont. » Continue Reading.


Friday, September 6, 2019

New Hiker Shuttle Service At Lake Placid Region Trails

Bear Den Mountain Autumn is one of the busiest times of year in the Adirondack Mountains. Families and guests visit the region from throughout the Northeast and around the world to enjoy the fall foliage.

In anticipation of what is expected to be an unprecedented visitor-ship to the Adirondack High Peaks now through Columbus Day, a new free shuttle service is offering to take hikers to six nearby family-friendly hiking trails. » Continue Reading.


Friday, September 6, 2019

The Adirondacks Around The Web This Week


Friday, September 6, 2019

Outdoor Education Day in Warrensburg

fire starting provided by CCEThe Cornell Cooperative Extension of Warren County has announced an Outdoor Education Day, set for Sunday, September 15th from 1 to 3 pm at 377 Schroon River Road in Warrensburg.

The program, run by educators and volunteers, will teach attendees how to use a map and compass, fire starting skills, outdoor cooking tips, and information on turkey hunting. » Continue Reading.


Friday, September 6, 2019

This Week’s Big Adirondack News Stories


Thursday, September 5, 2019

Hikers Find Unresponsive Man; Swollen River Leads To Night In Woods; More Rescues

forest ranger logoNew 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.


Thursday, September 5, 2019

Current Adirondack Outdoor Conditions (Sept 5)

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

Contribute Your Knowledge: Add a comment below, or send your observations, corrections, updates, and suggestions to [email protected]

Learn and practice the seven Leave No Trace principles. Carry out what you have carried in. Do not leave gear, food, or other items at lean-tos and campsites. Do not litter. Take the free online Leave No Trace course here.

BE PREPARED! Start slow, gain experience. Carry proper safety equipment and weather protection and bring plenty of water and lights, and a map. When on the trail, stay together, monitor the time, and be prepared to turn back. Accidents happen to the most experienced people. Be prepared to spend an unplanned night in the woods in cold temperatures. Always carry food, a space blanket, emergency whistle, first aid kit, fire making tools, extra clothing layers and socks, a map and compass, and the knowledge to use them. Inform someone of your itinerary and before entering the backcountry or launching a boat check the National Weather Service watches, warnings, and advisories here. Follow Adirondack weather forecasts at Burlington and Albany and consult the High Elevation, Recreation, or Lake Champlain forecasts.

September 5th, 2019 – SPECIAL NOTICES » Continue Reading.


Thursday, September 5, 2019

American Canadian Genealogical Conference Slated

nnyacgs fall conferenceThe Northern New York American Canadian Genealogical Society’s (NNYACGS) Annual Fall Conference is set for September 27th, 28th, 29th, at the Dannemora Civic Center, 40 Emmons Street, in Dannemora, NY.

Free genealogical research help will be available on Friday and Sunday between 11 am and 4 pm. The Society has thousands of books relating to family histories in Northern New York and can help with research on ancestors here and elsewhere. Saturday will feature two speakers, one at 10 am and another at 1 pm. » Continue Reading.


Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Early Bear Hunting Seasons Opening

black bearBlack bear hunting seasons open this weekend in the southeastern part of the state and next weekend in the North Country.

In northern New York, the early bear season runs from Sept. 14 to Oct. 18 in WMUs 5A, 5C, 5F, 5G, 5H, 5J, 6C, 6F, 6H, and 6J. Bowhunting season for bears also begins on Sept. 14, in the other Northern Zone units (WMUs 6A, 6G, 6K, and 6N). Muzzleloader season then opens in all northern WMUs on Oct. 19, followed by the regular firearms season for bears on Oct. 26.

» Continue Reading.


Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Whiteface Lake Placid 2019-20 Autumn, Winter Events

whiteface mtnThe New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) has announced the 2019-2020 Whiteface Lake Placid fall/winter calendar. Dates and schedules are subject to change.

Scheduled major events include: » Continue Reading.



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