"We’ve had a great summer of weekends with pleasant weather, but the season is winding down. This week saw some summit daytime temperatures falling into the 30s, a reminder that winter is on the way, and to be prepared to encounter cold weather from here on out."
"The spiny water flea has been discovered Indian Lake. Prior to the discovery, which was reported on Aug. 8, Indian Lake was the largest invasive species free lake in the Adirondack Park."
"Riverkeeper’s pollution-seeking patrol boat has been a common sight on the Hudson River estuary from New York Harbor to the Albany area for nearly a decade. On Tuesday, the group and numerous partners will test the water quality in the 150-mile stretch from Troy to Newcomb in the central Adirondacks."
""After being plucked from a freight train via helicopter, Bear and NBA legend Shaquille O'Neal battle dense forest, blood-sucking leeches, and 200 ft. sheer rock faces in the remote Adirondacks in search of their extraction point. Along the way, O'Neal's infectious energy, tales of legendary NBA moments, and unwavering drive to help others reminds us why he is beloved around the world. The Wild will dole out everything it's got, but it's never met a force of nature like Shaquille O'Neal.""
"This hot, glorious summer is almost over. Labor Day is just a couple of weeks away. Soon, kids will be heading back to school, the leaves will start turning. Before we let this season go, we want to tell you about a book called Omnium Gatherum."
"There's a mountain lake with a wild shore and a log mansion built way back in the gilded age tucked away in New York's Adirondack Mountains."
"New York is requesting proposals for fighting invasive aquatic species in the Adirondacks for at least three years with an emphasis on infested waters like Lake Champlain and Great Sacandaga Lake."
"September 2016 will mark the 180th anniversary of Thomas Cole’s 1846 trip to the central Adirondacks and Long Lake. Details of Cole’s sojourn remain obscure, and whether he produced any paintings after the visit to the Central Adirondack region is unknown. As founder of the “Hudson River School,” Cole's journey represents a little-known but important historical event."
"A preservation group has purchased 836 acres near Lake George in the southeastern Adirondacks for eventual sale to New York State for incorporation into the Adirondack Forest Preserve."
"The Department of Environmental Conservation has released a report proposing numerous new hiking, mountain biking and cross-country ski trails in the southern Adirondacks."
"A new film set in the Adirondacks gets its world premiere this weekend in Schroon Lake. The Adirondack Film Society and the Strand Theatre are co-sponsoring the screenings on the Strand's new digital film projection equipment."
"You’ve never seen a museum like this. The Wild Walk is the latest addition to the Wild Center, a museum which promotes the education of the natural history of the Adirondacks, in upstate New York. “We wanted to create a museum that was situated in the natural environment,” says Board of Trustees Member Rick Godin."
"At 11 years old, most dogs start to slow down — not Ariel. The husky-golden retriever-Labrador mix has spent the past three years hiking the 46 Adirondack High Peaks with her owner, Amber Pitcher of East Berne."
"Bethany Garretson is one day into a massive 8-day unsupported thru-hike of the 46 highest peaks in the Adirondack Park."
"Adirondack tourism wants us to know that summer in that region is a time of intense beauty and when the lakes beg for swimmers, the mountains for hikers, and the breweries for drinkers."
"On Saturday, August 6, from 10 am to 12 pm, the Annual Walkabout Lecture and Brunch will take place with Juror of Selection Carolyn Lord. Brunch is $15 for non-members/ $10 for View members. Lord will discuss, in detail, some of her favorite paintings from the exhibition."
"It's high summer in New York's Adirondack Mountains. Brian Mann sends an audio postcard from a canoe trip and a climb up remote Mount Frederica in search of some of the wildest views in the Northeast."
"Again this week, although there is a possibility of some rain in the forecast, conditions remain very dry around the region and the fire danger is elevated. The New York state drought watch remains in effect, and the U.S. drought monitor continues to report the Adirondacks as “abnormally dry.” More fires from unattended and improperly doused campfires were reported this week. Remember it's illegal to leave even a smoldering fire unattended."
"A longtime resident of Cranberry Lake will be honored at a special community reception Friday night. Artist Jeanne Reynolds, who’s lived in the Adirondacks for nearly 70 years, is best known for her watercolors of flowers, landscapes and boats."
"Raquette Lake will celebrate the birth of the Adirondack Great Camps era as inspired by William West Durant this weekend, starting with a special cruise with Raquette Lake Navigation on the W.W. Durant."