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Wet woods, high water and tall tales | Notes from the North Woods

It’s been an extremely, wet week to be in the woods, which is good for mushrooms, gardeners, whitewater paddlers and waterfall photographers, but not for much else.

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'Wild Walk' to be unveiled Saturday, July 4

The Wild Center is preparing to open its latest addition to the public this Saturday — 1,270 feet of elevated walkway snaking through the Adirondack tree canopy called Wild Walk.

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It's time for the Best Fourth in the North!

Events run today through Saturday

Details have been announced for the upcoming 2015 Best 4th In The North Celebration beginning on July 1.

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Hague set for July 3 bash

The Independence party gets started a day early in the town of Hague, where fireworks and a concert will take place Friday, July 3.

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New EPA study: Trout and salmon will vanish by 2100 without action on climate change

All of the Adirondack Park’s iconic trout and salmon fishing destinations and cold-water fisheries would disappear from the landscape by the end of the century without global action to prevent the climate from overheating the park’s rivers, lakes and streams, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reported late Monday.

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The last eastern cougar | Notes from the North Woods

According to a Proposed Rule document recently issued by the US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), the known status of the eastern puma within its historical range is extinct.

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Fly fishing competition lands in Placid | Conservation Conversations

Once again the USA Fly Fishing Competition came to Lake Placid. Some of the top fly fishing guys from around the country, gathered to test their skills and try their luck on the West Branch of the Ausable and Mirror Lake.

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The original anglers | Notes from the North Woods

Nearly 5,000 years ago, a pair of ancient anglers waded out into the frigid waters of the Baltic Sea.

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DEC plan intends to bolster tourism in Essex Chain Lakes Complex

A new plan recently announced by the DEC intends to expand and enhance recreational opportunities in the Essex Chain Lakes Complex to boost area tourism.

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‘Bicycle Ride with Veterans’ through Chester and Wrnsbg. set for Sunday June 14

A patriotic bicycle ride for teenagers and adults through Chestertown, Warrensburg, Lake George, and Queensbury features citizens riding side-by-side with veterans and military personnel. The event is to raise money for the Global War on Terrorism Monument, to be situated in Crandall Park, Glens Falls.

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Bikers have many reasons to ride — and to attend Americade

Bikers at the world-renowned touring motorcycle rally Americade — including several who have attended for decades — talk about their machines, why they ride, and what Americade means to them. Award-winning comic Alonzo Bodden also talks about why he enjoys Americade, his cross-country two-wheeled trip and why he returns each year to Lake George.

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Ausable’s Two Fly Challenge | Conservation Conversations

“You’ve got to bring the 2 lines through the loop twice, then spit on it and draw the lines tight”, I said as we sat in room 19 of the Mountain Brook Motel in Wilmington NY”.

Take a hike, buddy! | Notes from the North Woods

In the current age, where everyone has instant access to everything in a moment with the simple push of a button; it’s nice to know there are still a few places left that require more of an effort.

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Lake Placid makes cut for Ironman 70.3 World Championship

Chattanooga, Tennessee and St. George, Utah named other two finalists

Lake Placid is now just one of three locations in the running to host the 2017 Ironman 70.3 World Championship, news that has some locals excited for what it could mean for the village.

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The original campers | Notes from the North Woods

Over the years, I’ve had the good fortune to have traveled in the company of many highly skilled outdoor travelers.

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