"Paluch and Olio are the latest recipients of a summer research fellowship program offered through the Kelly Adirondack Center. Now in its fourth year, the competitive program selects students enrolled in an undergraduate, master’s or doctoral program in urban planning, public policy, environmental science, the physical sciences or social sciences."
"A tour of hidden Adirondack mountain camps from the late 19th and early 20th Centuries reveals how women in another era fashioned retreats of freedom and creativity for themselves."
"A program on Lake George is an example of the kind of success New York can have when it commits to protecting the environment — not to mention one of upstate's best known tourist attractions. It didn't come easily. Even as the state was aware of a growing problem with invasive plants and creatures in the lake — things like Asian clams, Eurasian watermilfoil, spiny water fleas — it resisted the idea of requiring boats entering the lake to be inspected. First came a voluntary program in 2012, then a mandatory one in early 2013, and finally a round-the-clock one later that year."
"Briggs says he welcomes a state plan for proposed upgrades to improve services, including rehabilitating the 173 campsites and repaving the nearly four mile campground loop."
"The state Department of Environmental Conservation said its proposed amendment to the Vanderwhacker Mountain Wild Forest Unit Management Plan will improve access for hikers and paddlers. The land includes 44 ponds and miles of trails."
"For example, there is a complete Adirondack deer hunter's camp on display. Among the many items that have made the museum famous, my personal favorites are the boats. The museum has everything from classic guideboats to turn-of-the-century motorcraft and even an antique Native American kayak. It amazes me that somebody came up with a design using simple materials like wood and sealskin and made a seaworthy kayak."
"Painters, quilters and furniture-makers will be among more than 35 artists featured at a first-time art show on tap next month that will also honor a 92-year-old local artist."
"The family-owned and operated business has stores in Watertown and Boonville. And after hearing that the former IGA grocery store had to close down, Great American owners felt it was time to expand."
"Some of the week’s events include an Adirondack Forest Pest Summit, Emerging Aquatic Invasive Species of Concern Seminar, Asian Clam Research and Removal Day, and a Terrestrial Invasive Plant Identification & Management Training. All of these events are free and open to the public. Different events are being offered across the Adirondacks each day of Invasives Week to promote regional participation."
"When a boat is taken out of the water, remove all plants, animals, mud and thoroughly wash all equipment, especially in crevices and other hidden areas. It should be noted that on many low-slung bass boat trailers, it’s necessary to trim the motor up in order to keep the lower unit from dragging on the ground when boat and trailer are pulled out of the water. As a result, the section of the lower unit immediately in front of the prop forms a reservoir which can hold up to a couple of cups of water. Once the boat is trailered, the motor cannot be lowered enough to drain this area. As a result, this area contains an overlooked bit of water that’s large enough to carry exotic stowaways. This could be prevented by giving this area extra attention in the form of a hot-water flush. If your boat or equipment was used in waters known to contain zebra mussels or if you found zebra mussels attached, use a hot (104 degree F) water spray."
" It’s invasive species awareness week. And if you’re going for a hike, keep an eye on the trees."
"The best-selling author of Adirondack fiction, Matthew J. Glavin of Cranberry Lake, has died after a long illness. Glavin was 62 years old."
"The Adirondack Park is the largest park in the Lower 48. It’s the size of Vermont, covers one-fifth of New York state and has 3,000 lakes, 30,000 miles of rivers and streams and more wilderness than anywhere else on the East Coast. It was also the first constitutionally protected wilderness in the world: In 1894, it was protected as “forever wild” by New York state’s Constitution, which bans development, logging and the sale or lease of public forests."
"The trail's terrain is gentle compared to the sheer vertical nature of the High Peaks; it is pieced together from old jeep trails, portage routes, established trails (like the High Falls Loop), and some new trail work. This trail proves that you don't need to climb mountains to get a wilderness experience, as there is plenty to be found here."
Boaters enjoy the feel of sun and spray. So it’s tempting to boat without wearing a life jacket especially on nice days. But modern life jackets are available in a wide variety of shapes, colors, and sizes. Many are thin and flexible. Some are built right into fishing vests or hunter coats. Others are inflatable as compact as a scarf or fanny pack until they hit water, when they automatically fill with air."
"Selecting the best life jacket for the boating activities that you enjoy can be a daunting challenge when you enter a West Marine store. There are a wide variety of different life jackets, but that’s a good thing, because there are a wide variety of types of boating."
"At 2,440 feet in elevation, Baxter Mountain is certainly not one of the tallest Adirondack peaks. The stunning views from the top however will surprise hikers who give it a try. Indeed, for a small investment of time and energy, outdoor recreation enthusiasts who make it to the top of Baxter Mountain are treated to scenery that rivals and exceeds that seen from the top of many taller Adirondack peaks."
"Looking for a great seasonal hike in the Adirondacks? How about an easy, family-friendly hike? Maybe you prefer a quiet paddle in a canoe or an exhilarating kayaking adventure. The Adirondack Regional Tourism Council (leaves DEC website) provides directions and trail descriptions for hundreds of hikes (leaves DEC website) through the woods and up mountains; and directions and descriptions of routes for hundreds of paddles (leaves DEC website) on the lakes, ponds and rivers of the Adirondacks."
"Hiking in the Adirondacks is a favorite activity of residents and visitors alike. There are countless trails and mountains to discover throughout the 6-million-acre Adirondack Park. Hikes vary from short and easy to steep and strenuous."