A mother goose leads her pack of goslings across a carry between two ponds. Paddlers should be aware that geese are among the most protective of all birds, as both parents protect the nest.
(Photo — Joe Hackett)

Summer shift arrives during time of transition

As the annual “summer shift” returns to the Adirondacks for the briefest season of all, local residents have been busy opening camps, battling black flies and welcoming the usual influx of weekend visitors. Despite such traditions, year-round residents and visitors alike will likely ...


ADK releases updated NPT guidebook

The Adirondack Mountain Club has released its latest trail guide, just in time for thru-hikers of the Northville-Placid Trail to start their 138-mile journey through the Adirondack Park — after the black flies have largely died down. The Adirondack Mountain Club offers what is ...

Cobble Lookout near Wilmington offers views of Whiteface and Esther mountains, as well as the Jay and Giant mountain wilderness areas.
(Enterprise photo — Justin A. Levine)

Big views for low investment

WILMINGTON — Cobble Lookout may offer the best views for such little effort of anywhere in the northern Adirondacks. Situated not far from Whiteface and Esther mountains, the views from Cobble Lookout stretch down to the Jay and Giant mountain wilderness areas, as well as up to the ...

Participants make their way through a past Warrior Run course.
(Enterprise photo — Justin A. Levine)

New course for Tupper’s Warrior Run

TUPPER LAKE — The wide trails are trimmed, and soon the walls and ropes of the Warrior Run will tower next to the trees in Tupper Lake. This week, Tupper Lake Chamber of Commerce Events Coordinator Krit Lamere hopes to begin the construction of the Warrior Run, which starts on July 15. ...

DEC to reopen lower locks on Saranac Chain of Lakes Saturday

Repairs and rehabilitation work on the Lower Locks that provide passage on the Saranac River allowing boaters to access the waters between Lake Flower and Lower Saranac Lake have been completed and the locks will be open for use on July 1, New York State Department of Environmental ...

James “Bone” Bayse was announced as the new general manager at Gore Mountain Ski Center in North Creek at Tuesday’s State Olympic Regional Development Authority Board of Directors meeting at the Conference Center at Lake Placid.
(Enterprise photo — Antonio Olivero)

Bayse selected as Gore Mountain general manager

LAKE PLACID — James “Bone” Bayse, former New York Ski Educational Foundation Program Director at the Gore Mountain Ski Center in North Creek, is the mountain’s new general manager. State Olympic Regional Development Authority CEO Mike Pratt announced Bayse’s promotion at ...

ECO busts illegal hunting after Facebook post

A state Department of Environmental Conservation officer busted a man who broke the law while turkey hunting after the subject posted photos of the violations on Facebook. ECO Brad Buffa received a tip that a Keeseville man had posted photos of himself with turkeys he shot during the May ...

The McKenzie Boulders, seen here Monday, would be recognized and managed as a bouldering area, complete with a much larger parking area, if the Saranac Lakes Wild Forest unit management plan goes through as written.
(Enterprise photo — Justin A. Levine)

Wild forest plan will recognize some local favorites

SARANAC LAKE — The largely ambitious Saranac Lakes Wild Forest unit management plan includes a few cases of the state simply acknowledging what many people already use. The state Department of Environmental Conservation’s plan calls for changes to parking areas, boat launches and trails ...

No source found yet for bacteria that closed Lake George beach

LAKE GEORGE (AP) — State environmental protection officials are still trying to trace the source of bacteria that has forced the several closures of a popular Adirondack lake beach dating back to last summer. With the busy tourist season kicking in this week, Million Dollar Beach on the ...

Adirondack 46ers trailhead stewards Ron Konowitz, center, Joe Ryan and Brian Hoody, talk with some hikers at the Cascade Mountain trailhead outside of Lake Placid Saturday morning. The trio of stewards saw nearly 500 hikers pass by their tent during an eight-hour shift.
(Enterprise photo — Justin A. Levine)

46ers launch trailhead steward program

LAKE PLACID — Somewhere in the neighborhood of 500 hikers began the trek up Cascade Mountain on Saturday, and each one of them was greeted by a team of 46ers who were handing out trash bags, telling people about Leave No Trace principals and offering suggestions to those hikers who were ...

Brad Batty, of Redford, paddles along Turtle Pond last Saturday as Long Pond Mountain rises behind him.
(Enterprise photo — Justin A. Levine)

Paddle to a one-of-a-kind hike

I honestly thought we would be all alone at the top of Long Pond Mountain, so to say I was surprised to see three other canoes at the trailhead would be an understatement. My uncle Brad and I set out early on Saturday morning, after a breakfast of fresh eggs and bacon. We drove down to ...

Hatcheries are the lifeblood of sport fishing industry

The Seth Green State Hatchery located on Spring Brook in Caledonia County, New York, is the oldest fish hatchery in the country Established in 1864, the hatchery continues to provide brook, brown and rainbow trout as it has for more than a century. There are currently dozens of other ...


State land bank lingers in Albany

Though the state legislative session ended Wednesday, the North Country’s Sen. Betty Little and Assemblyman Billy Jones say they anticipate lawmakers will return to Albany and might pass a land bank for the Adirondack and Catskill Forest Preserves. The Senate and Assembly almost ...

DEC looks for input on plan for state land in St. Lawrence Co.

The state Department of Environmental Conservation is seeking public input on a plan for more than 16,000 acres of state land in central St. Lawrence County. DEC released the St. Lawrence Foothills Unit Management Plan last week. It calls for new trails, parking areas and lean-tos on lands ...