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Man dies in Old Forge snowmobile crash

OLD FORGE (AP) — Authorities say a 40-year-old upstate New York man has died in a snowmobile accident in the Adirondacks. The Post-Star of Glens Falls reports that officials in Herkimer County say Ian Dilley of Hudson Falls in Washington County was snowmobiling on a trail in the ...

Mountaineer will host 15th Backcountry Ski Festival

KEENE VALLEY — The Mountaineer outdoor gear store is gearing up for its annual Backcountry Ski Festival this March after last year’s was canceled due to a lack of snow. The festival will be held the first weekend in March and offers clinics, demos and a presentation by Patagonia brand ...

From left, Steven Engelhart, executive director of Adirondack Architectural Heritage, talks about the history of Great Camp Santanoni while standing on its main lodge front porch in February 2012 with Joe Martens, then commissioner of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Schenectady Daily Gazette reporter Stephen Williams and Mike Carr, then executive director of The Nature Conservancy’s Adirondack Chapter.
(Enterprise photo — Peter Crowley)

Little: Transfer Camp Santanoni from DEC to Parks

A bill introduced by state Sen. Betty Little would transfer management of Great Camp Santanoni from the state Department of Environmental Conservation to the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. The bill, one of a dozen or so introduced by Little since the new year that ...

Boreas Ponds forum planned for Feb. 2 in Schroon Lake

SCHROON LAKE — Several Adirondack news organizations invite the public to attend a forum on use of the Boreas Ponds tract, the state’s newest addition to the Adirondack Forest Preserve. The forum will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2 in the auditorium of Schroon Lake Central ...

From left, Steven Engelhart, executive director of Adirondack Architectural Heritage, talks about the history of Great Camp Santanoni while standing on its main lodge front porch in February 2012 with Joe Martens, then commissioner of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Schenectady Daily Gazette reporter Stephen Williams and Mike Carr, then executive director of The Nature Conservancy’s Adirondack Chapter.
(Enterprise photo — Peter Crowley)

Little: Transfer Camp Santanoni from DEC to parks department

A bill introduced by state Sen. Betty Little would transfer management of Great Camp Santanoni from the state Department of Environmental Conservation to the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. The bill, one of a dozen or so introduced by Little since the new year that ...

Jerome “Champ” Branch steps carefully this morning as he crosses Bloomingdale Avenue in front of Stewart’s Shop in Saranac Lake. Freezing rain earlier in the morning changed to snow in some parts of the Adirondacks.
(Enterprise photo — Peter Crowley)

Area schools closed due to ice and sleet

Schools throughout northern New York, including the Tri-Lakes region, are closed today due to freezing rain, sleet and snow blanketed the Northeast since Monday evening, making roadways dangerous. A winter weather advisory is in effect until 10 p.m. today, according to the National ...

People get ready to ski down Whiteface Mountain in December. (Enterprise photo — Justin A. Levine)

Cuomo announces $20M for ‘mountain coaster,’ Whiteface, Gore

LAKE PLACID — In the wake of a warm winter and record financial losses, the state is pledging $20 million worth of upgrades to its winter sports facilities at Whiteface Mountain in Wilmington, Mount Van Hoevenberg in Lake Placid and Gore Mountain in North Creek. The plan emphasizes ...

This illustration shows what a state-sponsored development at the former Frontier Town theme park in North Hudson might look like. The Schroon River is in the background.
(From Upper Hudson Recreation Hub Master Plan by Chazen Companies, Open Space Institute, Saratoga Associates)

Master plan released for Adirondack ‘Gateway’ at former Frontier Town

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday released a master plan for a $32 million “Gateway to the Adirondacks” at the former Frontier Town theme park in North Hudson. Local newspapers, including the Enterprise, broke the news on Jan. 12 after the governor’s office released its 2017 State ...

Rangers help injured, lost in backcountry

State forest rangers responded to a trio of injuries in the backcountry in the past two weeks, and they also located a lost hiker. --- Town of Long Lake Early in the morning on Sunday, Jan. 8, a snowmobiler missed a turn and was thrown 150 feet through the air, according to a state ...

Input sought from waterfowl hunters

The state Department of Environmental Conservation is asking waterfowl hunters to chime in with their recommendations on the 2017 hunting season. The DEC has formed waterfowl hunter task forces that cover all of New York, except for Lake Champlain, and has set up a website for hunters to ...

People get ready to ski down Whiteface Mountain in December. (Enterprise photo — Justin A. Levine)

Governor: $20M for Whiteface, Gore, Van Ho ‘mountain coaster’

LAKE PLACID — In the wake of a warm winter and record financial losses, the state is pledging $20 million worth of upgrades to its winter sports facilities at Whiteface Mountain in Wilmington, Mount Van Hoevenberg in Lake Placid and Gore Mountain in North Creek. The plan ...

This illustration shows what a state-sponsored development at the former Frontier Town theme park in North Hudson might look like. The Schroon River is in the background.
(From Upper Hudson Recreation Hub Master Plan by Chazen Companies, Open Space Institute, Saratoga Associates)

Master plan released for Adirondack ‘Gateway’ in North Hudson

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday released a master plan for a $32 million “Gateway to the Adirondacks” at the former Frontier Town theme park in North Hudson. Local newspapers, including the Enterprise, broke the news on Jan. 12 after the governor’s office released its 2017 State of ...

APA seeks comment on Moose River Plains amendment

RAY BROOK — The state Adirondack Park Agency is accepting public comment on a proposed amendment to the unit management plan for the Moose River Plains Wild Forest. The Moose River Plains Wild Forest is located in the towns of Webb and Ohio in Herkimer County and the towns of Arietta, ...

Rob Van Avery, left, fist-bumps Adirondack Mountain Club Wilderness trip leader Tyler Socash after successfully summiting Wright Peak as part of Winterfest on Jan. 7.
(Photo provided — Rob Van Avery)

Healing High Peaks: Tales of personal atonement atop Wright

What about the person behind the number? That’s the thought that crossed my mind while driving away from the Adirondak Loj on Jan. 7 after summiting Wright Peak with six new friends, people who until six hours before were complete strangers. Rob Van ...

The St. Regis River is lined with snow as it flows out of St. Regis Pond.
(Photo — Joe Hackett)

Seven Carries by skate and ski

Over the past couple weeks, I’ve spent a lot of time skiing, skating and exploring the local woods. In the deep woods, there is still a solid base of snow that allows skiers to travel off track or trail without worrying about trashing their equipment. This is especially evident in the ...

The state’s tree nursery in Saratoga Springs sells a wide variety of hardwood and conifer bare-root stock, like these sugar maples, during its annual tree sale.
(Enterprise photo — Justin A. Levine)

Tri-Lakes has long history of state-run tree nurseries

LAKE CLEAR — The state tree nursery in Saratoga is holding its annual sale, serving as a reminder that there was once a couple of large state-run tree nurseries in Lake Clear that were responsible for millions of trees being planted around the state. Shortly after the Adirondack ...

Sen. Betty Little

Little introduces plethora of bills that could affect Adirondacks

Owners of leased hunting camps would gain the ability to prevent the state from purchasing land under one of a state senator’s proposed bills. Long-serving Sen. Betty Little, whose district covers much of the Adirondack Park, introduced the Adirondack Sportsmen’s Club Preservation ...

Big Tupper Ski Area’s Chair 2 in Tupper Lake remains dormant this winter as the Adirondack Club and Resort project is still in the process of garnering environmental permits.
(Enterprise photo — Kelly Carroll)

LA Group files lien on nine resort-related land parcels

TUPPER LAKE — The LA Group, a go-to consulting firm for developers, has filed a lien against the corporation behind the Adirondack Club and Resort, citing hundreds of thousands of dollars in unpaid fees. The Saratoga Springs-based group, the full name of which is Landscape Architecture ...