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Outdoors

State expected to help Essex County launch hiker shuttle bus system

KEENE VALLEY — Essex County is gearing up to launch a bus system to shuttle hikers to and from popular trailheads along state Route 73 this summer. Gov. Andrew Cuomo is expected to announce approximately $1.2 million in state funding for the new system as part of his Executive Budget ...

Pisgah’s playground

SARANAC LAKE — After days of warm weather, ice and ... rain, Mount Pisgah finally saw its first layer of fresh snow in the new decade, and on Sunday, Saranac Lake’s kids were out in force, playing in the powder, building ramps and trying to fly, just for a moment. It was the ski ...

DEC releases new regulations for feeding of deer, moose

PLATTSBURGH — New regulations aim to reduce problems caused by wildlife feeding and lay out strict procedures for using tick-control devices designed to treat deer. According to a state Department of Environmental Conservation press release, prohibition of wild deer- and moose-feeding is ...

State plans to rebuild Whiteface Mid-Station, starting this spring

The state will rebuild the Mid-Station Lodge. The popular midway stop at Whiteface Mountain Ski Center, which was destroyed by fire Nov. 30, is slated to be rebuilt for an estimated cost of $14 million, Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office told the Enterprise Saturday. It's one of the projects ...

DEC camper scholarships available

PLATTSBURGH — The Lake Champlain Chapter of Trout Unlimited will again provide scholarships for interested young men and women 11 to 17 years old to attend the state Department of Environmental Conservation’s popular summer camp program. The camps — located at Camp Colby, Pack Forest, ...