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Outdoors

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 ...

Feedback sought on DEC endangered species regulations

The New York state Department of Environmental Conservation on Thursday announced the start of a public comment period for threatened and endangered species draft regulations. While no specific substantial changes to existing threatened and endangered species protections are included in the ...

Lake Placid’s Cobble Hill trail closed for construction

LAKE PLACID — Professional trail work at Cobble Hill in Lake Placid resumed on Monday and is expected to continue for three weeks while Tahawus Trails focuses on making major improvements to the steepest section of trail, including the rock slab. The work will entail moving large ...

AMR parking reservation system returns for fourth year

ST. HUBERTS — HikeAMR, the Adirondack Mountain Reserve's reservation-based parking system, will return for a fourth year on May 1, operating through Oct. 31. A partnership between AMR and the state Department of Environmental Conservation, the three-year HikeAMR pilot program was created as ...

Whiteface Mt. plans to end ski season on Sunday

WILMINGTON — This looks to be the final weekend for skiing and snowboarding at the Whiteface Mountain Ski Center. Whiteface reported Friday that the 1980 Winter Olympic venue will be open today and Sunday — serviced by the Cloudsplitter Gondola, Face Lift and Summit Lift. On Friday, ...