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Work continues on St. Regis fire tower

July 26, 2016 PAUL SMITHS — A nonprofit group continues to rehabilitate the nearly 100-year-old fire tower that sits atop one of the area’s most popular hikes. Last week, Friends of S. more »»

Millions of orchids grow on former mine site in Star Lake

July 25, 2016 STAR LAKE — Millions of orchids are now growing in a hundred-acre wetland in the Adirondack Park that developed on waste from a vast open-pit iron mine, a transformation scientists say is most... more »»

Symposium for lake and river associations Friday

July 25, 2016 PAUL SMITHS — Lake and river associations within the Adirondack Park will convene Friday at Paul Smith’s College for the annual Adirondack Lakes Alliance Symposium. more »»

Conservationists hope to bring loons back to Massachusetts

July 25, 2016 WINDHAM, Maine — The common loon’s haunting wail that pierced the dusk on Massachusetts lakes disappeared long ag. more »»

Luckhurst takes on 52-peak challenge

July 23, 2016 Neil Luckhurst is no stranger to hiking in the Adirondacks and has done multiple single-season assaults on the 46 High Peaks. He has even bushwhacked all of them too. more »»

Friluftsliv is alive and well in the Adirondacks

July 23, 2016 Recognizing the human need for a comfortable coexistence in the outdoors is an example of what the concept of “friluftsliv” has to offer. more »»

Appeals court upholds tree-cutting injunction

July 23, 2016 A mid-level state appeals court has upheld a temporary injunction that prohibits the state Department of Environmental Conservation from cutting additional trees for a community connector snowmobile... more »»

Young NY hunters can now wear pink instead of orange (update)

July 22, 2016 ALBANY - New York has authorized fluorescent pink as alternate protective coloring for young hunters in an appeal to girls who'd rather not wear blaze orange. Democratic Go. more »»

More salt, sand than expected in Mirror Lake

July 19, 2016 LAKE PLACID — The AuSable River Association was surprised to find high concentrations of road salt and suspended solids such as sand in unexpected locations along the southeast shore of Mirror Lake... more »»

Tupper board hopes to bid on invasive program

July 19, 2016 TUPPER LAKE — This town’s government has agreed on a partnership with an award-winning invasive plant program to stop the spread of Japanese knotweed here. more »»

Rangers rescue nearly a dozen people

July 19, 2016 Each week, the state Department of Environmental Conservation forest rangers perform search and rescue duties on both public and private land in New York. more »»

New York seeks comment on management plan for 92K acres

July 18, 2016 WARRENSBURG (AP) — New York is seeking public comment on a proposed change to a management plan for 92,000 acres of state-owned land in the Adirondacks. more »»

Two-thirds of the Tupper Triad

July 18, 2016 Coney Mountain, Goodman Mountain and Mount Arab are part of the Tupper Lake Triad, a family-friendly hiking challenge. For more information, visit more »»

Rangers provide invaluable public service

July 16, 2016 Each and every week, you can read in this paper about state forest rangers rescuing lost people or providing backcountry medical care to hikers with broken ankles. more »»

Paul Smith’s professor plans to hike all 46 High Peaks in 8 days

July 16, 2016 PAUL SMITHS — Bethany Garretson believes one of the most powerful forms of renewable energy is human energy. She’ll need a lot of it come August. more »»

Cooking up an appetite with tasty camp fare

July 16, 2016 The old saying “an Army marches on its stomach” also holds true for hikers, paddlers and similar outdoor travelers. more »»

Zip line coming to Lake Placid in August

July 16, 2016 LAKE PLACID — For all the years Jen Jubin has spent at her family’s Cascade Cross Country Ski Center, she’s never been up in one of the ground’s trees. more »»



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