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Outdoors

Paddling fest events underway

SARANAC LAKE — Celebrate Paddling ADK, an annual month-long festival celebrating the paddling culture of the Adirondacks, officially kicked off on Friday. Paddlers gathered to share their love for the water with a paddling mixer hosted at Sunset Bistro in Saranac Lake. The energy carried ...

Camp Colby registration opens this Wednesday

SARANAC LAKE — The New York state Department of Environmental Conservation announced this weekend that online registration for the 2024 summer camp program at Camp Colby will open Wednesday at 10 a.m. Applications can be submitted through the online registration program available via the ...

State grant supports Follensby Clear Pond invasive species management

A grant from the New York state Department of Environmental Conservation will support the Upper Saranac Foundation’s efforts to remove aquatic invasive species, or AIS, from Follensby Clear Pond. A total of $3 million was awarded to municipalities and nonprofit organizations this year to ...

Fishing challenge set in Tupper Lake

TUPPER LAKE — The 11th Annual Gary LaQuay Fishing Challenge will take place on Saturday, June 15 from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. Proceeds from the event will benefit High Peaks Hospice. Tickets for the fishing challenge can be purchased for $30 online at tupperlake.com/events or in-person at ...

Hiker dies near Marcy Dam

LAKE PLACID — A 68-year-old hiker from Pennsylvania died near Marcy Dam this past Friday after suffering a “medical emergency,” the state Department of Environmental Conservation confirmed Sunday. Because of privacy concerns, the DEC did not specify what kind of medical emergency the ...