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Outdoors

Hiker shuttles to start after all

KEENE VALLEY — A new hiker shuttle along state Route 73 may start rolling this summer after all. Though many local officials believed the state-funded hiker shuttle system would be postponed for a second year, the state Department of Environmental Conservation announced on Friday that ...

Loon center gets funds from federal oil spill settlement

SARANAC LAKE — The Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation is one of six grant recipients in a natural resource damages settlement from the tank barge Bouchard B-120 oil spill. The oil spill happened in Buzzard’s Bay, Massachusetts, in April 2003. More than 500 common loons wintering ...

DEC urges New Yorkers to help avoid bear conflicts

ALBANY — State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos encouraged New Yorkers Friday to take a few simple precautions to avoid conflicts with bears. “DEC is receiving reports of bears roaming neighborhoods in several parts of upstate New York,” Seggos said ...

CATS to open Essex Quarry trails June 26

ESSEX — The Essex Quarry Nature Preserve trails will open next Saturday. The nature preserve is located a short distance from the ferry dock in Essex. The property was purchased by Westport-based nonprofit land trust Champlain Area Trails, or CATS, in late 2019. Staff and volunteers have ...