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Outdoors

15K hikers sign up for AMR parking system

ST. HUBERTS — More than 15,000 hikers signed up to use the new Adirondack Mountain Reserve pilot parking reservation system over the summer, AMR and the state Department of Environmental Conservation announced Monday. The online reservation system, HikeAMR, was launched in May in an effort ...

Updated trailhead offers southern access to High Peaks

NEWCOMB — The Adirondac Upper Works trailhead was busy Friday morning with hikers and campers embarking on and returning from trips into the High Peaks Wilderness as members of Open Space Institute showed off the new work they’ve put into the trailhead here. There’s a new, larger ...

Summer camp programs in full swing

VERMONTVILLE — Playing capture the flag, four square, making bracelets and hanging out with friends. That’s all part of a normal day for children who take part in the town of Franklin Summer Youth Program. Kate Mountain Park has been home to the summer program for almost 20 years. ...

Bear escapes from Adirondack Wildlife Refuge in Wilmington

WILMINGTON — A black bear has escaped from the Adirondack Wildlife Refuge in Wilmington. The bear, named Ahote, dug out of its enclosure on Thursday morning, according to the refuge. The refuge monitored the bear’s enclosure on Thursday night in case Ahote returned, and the refuge ...

Common Ground Alliance Forum to be held virtually, open to all

LAKE PLACID — The 15th annual Adirondack Common Ground Alliance Forum is slated for Wednesday, July 21, and it is open to anyone. It will be conducted virtually over two two-hour blocks from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. A one-hour closing session is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 8 to report the ...