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DEC asks anglers to take it easy on cold-water species

August 15, 2016 The state Department of Environmental Conservation is asking anglers to take care with cold-water fish as water temperatures rise due to heat and lack of rain. more »»

Off to camp

August 13, 2016 SARANAC LAKE — “Best. Week. Ever!” shouted Eric Johnston Jr. with his hands stretched well over his head. “I’m friends with literally everyone in my cabin,” he added enthusiasticall. more »»

Class of 46 reunion

August 13, 2016 Two Paul Smith’s College alumni almost didn’t hike the High Peaks this summer, and it all came down to a judge’s decision to disallow the renaming of the college. more »»

How much is too much on the trail?

August 13, 2016 Although I owned a pair of Dunham “waffle stompers” back in the 1970s (which was over a century ago), my favorite hiking boots were a pair of Converse high top Chuckie D sneakers. more »»

APA, DEC seek comment on ski trail reroute

August 13, 2016 RAY BROOK — The state Adirondack Park Agency voted to approve a Department of Environmental Conservation plan to reroute two trails at Mount Van Hoevenberg at the agency’s regular meeting Friday... more »»

Saranac Lake native catches huge halibut in Alaska

August 12, 2016 SARANAC LAKE — A native of this community is one of two fishermen who caught an enormous halibut Sunday off the coast of Alaska. more »»

DEC announces waterfowl hunting season

August 12, 2016 The state Department of Environmental Conservation announced the 2016-17 waterfowl hunting seasons this week. more »»

Becoming a High Peak hiker

August 11, 2016 Sweat soaked nearly every inch of my cotton shirt as I hauled across several steep ledges lining the ascent of Big Slide Mountain. more »»

Campers no longer need permits at Essex Chain Lakes sites

August 11, 2016 NEWCOMB — The state Department of Environmental Conservation says campers using sites in the Essex Chain Lakes will no longer need to make reservation. more »»

Regal perch

August 10, 2016 more »»

Village board irked by Pisgah trail names

August 9, 2016 SARANAC LAKE — In the future, village officials say they should be the ones to name new mountain biking trails at the village-owned Mount Pisgah Ski Center. more »»

Mountain hop

August 9, 2016 more »»

APA to hear about Van Ho trail change

August 9, 2016 RAY BROOK — Proposed changes to the cross-country ski trail system at Mount Van Hoevenberg will be on the agenda as the state Adirondack Park Agency meets Friday at its headquarters. more »»

Camp Colby mansion has gone from grandeur to an unused backdrop

August 8, 2016 SARANAC LAKE — The state Department of Environmental Conservation has a history of acquiring old great camps. Some of those go on to be sold back into private hands. more »»

Conservationist magazine adds digital edition

August 8, 2016 ALBANY — The state Department of Environmental Conservation’s magazine, The Conservationist, will go digital, the DEC announced last week. The magazine will continue to be printed as well. more »»

How to get involved with backyard science

August 6, 2016 Citizen science is a growing field of study, and while the scientists may be the ones studying the hard numbers, normal citizens have become an increasingly important part of many studies. more »»

Overcoming summer doldrums on a backwoods brook

August 6, 2016 As the dog days of summer descend upon the mountain scene, it’s time for ethical anglers to consider the impact of their adventures. more »»

Run goes from Whiteface to Utica brewery

August 5, 2016 WILMINGTON — Teams of runners will descend from the summit of Whiteface Mountain next month, and the next day they will be enjoying cold beers from the F.X. Matt Brewing Company in Utica. more »»

Access opened to restricted wildlife management areas

August 5, 2016 WATERTOWN — The state Department of Environmental Conservation is opening several restricted wildlife management areas (WMAs) to the public for a two-week period this month. more »»



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