The Time and the Valleys Museum has released an informative self driving tour around the four reservoirs of the Delaware Water Supply System. [Read more…] about A New Delaware Water System History Driving Tour
These words will likely sound familiar to anyone who has undertaken the journey to become a 46er, as they are inscribed on a plaque at the summit of Esther Mountain, High Peak #28. The plaque was placed on the summit in 1939 by The Adirondack 46ers to honor “the indomitable spirit” of the peak’s namesake, Esther McComb. [Read more…] about A Mountaintop Plaque Recalls Teenage Adventurer Esther McComb
The Whiteface Landing Trail in the McKenzie Mountain Wilderness, in Wilmington, Essex County, ascends 6.0 miles and 3,320 feet from the trailhead on State Route 86 to the 4,867-foot summit and its 360 degree views. [Read more…] about Featured Adirondack Hike: Whiteface Mountain
The Finger Lakes Museum has finished their season, after hosting 300 this programming season partaking in self-guided paddles, a virtual Paddle Keuka kayaking challenge, Scouts merit badge programs, outdoor concert series and tree plantings, and more. [Read more…] about Finger Lakes Museum Finishes Season With New Trails
Check out the Hike Smart NY page before your next outdoor adventure, to learn about safety, best practices, and preparedness. [Read more…] about Hike Smart This Fall With These Tips
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Forest Rangers respond to search and rescue incidents in the around New York State. Working with other state agencies, local emergency response organizations and volunteer search and rescue groups, Forest Rangers locate and extract lost, injured or distressed people.
What follows is a report, prepared by DEC, of recent missions carried out by Forest Rangers. [Read more…] about Forest Rangers Respond to Lost Hikers, Overturned Boat
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The first Europeans to see the Adirondack landscape of Northern New York came to explore, to document important military operations and fortifications, or to create maps and scientifically accurate images of the terrain, flora, and fauna.
These early illustrations filled practical needs rather than aesthetic ones. In 1818, the Adirondacks was still a mysterious “wild, barren tract…covered with almost impenetrable Bogs, Marshes & Ponds, and the uplands with Rocks and evergreens.” [Read more…] about Early Images of the Adirondacks: Science, Art, Tourism
This is a story of a fascinating but rather forgotten individual from the history of the Adirondacks.
Along with his slightly older mentor Ebenezer Emmons, and his younger contemporary Verplanck Colvin, he was among the first to accurately survey much of the Adirondacks. He also proposed a number of early dams, canals, locks and inclined planes and considered using historic waterways and canals to traverse the Adirondacks by water. [Read more…] about Dams, Canals, Locks & Inclined Planes: Farrand Benedict In The Adirondacks
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has announced the completion and grand opening of the Onondaga Lake Boat Launch Site in the town of Geddes, Onondaga County. [Read more…] about New Onondaga Lake Boat Launch Opens