Sunday, February 11, 2018

Tree and Shrub Sale at Saratoga’s State Tree Nursery

red oak seedlingsMore than 50 species of trees and shrubs from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s (DEC) Saratoga Tree Nursery are now available to public and private landowners and schools.

Spruces, pines, shrub willows, dogwoods, high bush cranberry, winged sumac, white cedar, and wetland rose are among the 50 species available from the State’s Saratoga Tree Nursery. The sale provides low-cost, native tree and shrub seedlings from New York seed sources to encourage landowners to enhance the state’s environment for future generations. Mixed species packets are also available. » Continue Reading.


Saturday, February 10, 2018

Featured Trail: Whiteface Landing

whiteface landingWhiteface Landing is located at the northeast end of Lake Placid lake.

With only 200 feet of elevation gain to the lake, this 7.2 mile out-and-back trip is suitable for all levels of skiers and snowshoers. » Continue Reading.


Saturday, February 10, 2018

1775 British Garrison Living History Event at Fort Ti

1775 British Garrison Living History EventFort Ticonderoga has announced a one-day living history event on Saturday, February 17th, looking at British garrison life in February 1775, three months before Ticonderoga was pulled into the American War of Independence.

This Living History event will feature the weapons, tactics, trades, and people during peacetime at the fort. » Continue Reading.


Saturday, February 10, 2018

Indian Lake Forever Snocade Benefit Feb 24th

Blue Mountain Lake Arts CenterForever Snocade, part of the Indian Lake Winter Carnival, is set for Saturday, Feb 24th at 7 pm, at the Indian Lake Theater located at 13 West Main Street.

Forever Snocade is a live performance featuring the region’s talented local actors poking fun at winter life in the Adirondacks. » Continue Reading.


Friday, February 9, 2018

The Adirondacks Around The Web This Week


Friday, February 9, 2018

Great Snowmobiling Conditions: Ride Safely

snowmobilingWe have plenty of snow, and snowmobile trail conditions are very good around the Adirondacks. Trails will be busy this weekend, and some areas will be a little icy, especially on turns, so it’s a good time to review basic snowmobile safety.

Everyone operating a snowmobile should be familiar with safe riding practices and all applicable laws, rules, and regulations. The best way to learn is by taking a snowmobile safety course. To find a course, go to the State Parks Snowmobile Education webpage. A safety certificate is required for youth between ages 10 and 18. » Continue Reading.


Friday, February 9, 2018

The Big Adirondack News Stories This Week


Thursday, February 8, 2018

A Little North Country Sign Humor

An oldies channel recently played an old favorite of mine from the past: “Signs,” which originated with a Canadian group in 1971, the Five Man Electrical Band. A line of the song called to mind a rather interesting hike from long ago. The second stanza begins with, “And the sign said anybody caught trespassin’ would be shot on sight,” a lyric reminiscent of certain signs that once caused me more than a little consternation.

In the late 1970s, while exploring the fringes of a unique natural area in Clinton County, I found myself on a very old, rocky, uneven road that crossed both state and private land. The owners of the private land, according to my map, had taken liberties with their property claims, planting some of their posted signs on state-owned land. » Continue Reading.


Thursday, February 8, 2018

Deep Snow, Avalanche Conditions In The Adirondacks (Feb 8)

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 8, 2018

February Adirondack Winter Festivals

Snow isn’t just for shoveling. These snowy Adirondack days are providing the perfect weather for a February filled with winter festivals.

In all the far reaches of the Park, celebrating snow and ice is a tradition showcasing the playful aspects of wintertime. » Continue Reading.


Thursday, February 8, 2018

Wanakena Ranger School History Talk Feb 15th

Ranger School, as seen from Cranberry Lake

Dr. Michael Bridgen will speak about the Wanakena Ranger School, and the events and figures that formed it at a St. Lawrence County Historical Association Brown Bag Lunch event on Thursday, February 15th, at noon.

Since the Wanakena Ranger School was established in 1912, it has trained over 5000 students in forest and environmental technology.

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Wednesday, February 7, 2018

State Land Tax Cap Could Cost Adirondack Communities

NYS capital buildingThe Cuomo Administration has proposed to cap Forest Preserve property tax assessments and change state law from the current system of locally assessed property taxes to a system of Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILOTs) with a rate set by the State Comptroller.

The state is doing this to save money because Forest Preserve assessments and the PILOT for tax payments would be centrally controlled. This proposal raises issues about a likely decrease in state lands tax payments over time and subsequent tax shift to private lands in Forest Preserve communities in the Adirondacks and Catskills. » Continue Reading.


Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Whiteface Ski History Slideshow in Placid Thursday

The Wilmington Historical Society will present “Whiteface Ski History” at the Lake Placid Olympic Museum, located in the Olympic Center, on Thursday, Feb. 8, at 7 pm.

The free presentation will include an overview of Wilmington’s Whiteface Mountain ski area history from the 1940s to the 1980 Olympics. » Continue Reading.


Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Research Aids Dairy Calf Managers in Winter

Sarah Murray checks calves bedded in deep straw and wear calf coats at Murcrest Farms in Northern New YorkResearch funded by the Northern New York Agricultural Development Program has identified steps dairy farms can take to reduce winter season respiratory illness in dairy calves.

Respiratory illness in calves can negatively impact weight gain, age at their first calving, first lactation milk production, farm revenue and costs. » Continue Reading.


Wednesday, February 7, 2018

globalFEST Features New Golden Age of Latin Music

Las Cafeteras photo by Rafael CardenasThe Lake Placid Center for the Arts (LPCA) has announced two young Latin bands will perform at globalFEST: The New Golden Age of Latin Music on Tuesday, February 13 at 7 pm.

Acoustic alt-folk band Las Cafeteras, from East Los Angeles and indie mambo Orkesta Mendoza, from Tucson, AZ will take turns on stage. » Continue Reading.


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