The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has announced they will begin closing the gates at the Million Dollar Beach, Mossy Point and Rogers Rock boat launches on Lake George on April 15th, to increase protections from aquatic invasive species. The overnight closure will continue through December 15th. [Read more…] about Lake George Boat Launch Season Narrowing
New York State’s Watercraft Inspection Steward Programs are now recruiting boat stewards for the 2021 season. [Read more…] about Boat Stewards Sought for 2021 Boating Season
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
If you’re headed into to the woods or onto the waters, now is the time to be sure you’ve got some extra clothing and be prepared to spend an unplanned night in cold temperatures.
Summit temperatures are not expected to rise out of the 30s this weekend. [Read more…] about Cold Temperatures, Dry Conditions In The Adirondacks This Weekend
Although colder spots have been seeing nighttime temperatures in the 40s, on Wednesday much of the region reached the lower 80s, and it’s remained warm enough for comfortable camping, with water temperatures warm enough for swimming. Temperatures are forecast to remain near normal for the next week.
There is some rain and morning fog in the forecast for this weekend however, so keep an eye on the weather. Summit temperatures are expected to remain mostly in the 50s, although Sunday morning could be windy and rainy at higher elevations. Be prepared against hypothermia by bringing extra clothing, and plenty of food and water. [Read more…] about Adirondack Conditions: Dry, Waters Remain Low, Popular Areas Remain Busy
The Lake Flower Boat Launch will reopen for the launching and retrieval of trailered boats on Friday, September 4, in time for the upcoming Labor Day Weekend. [Read more…] about Lake Flower Boat Launch Reopening Friday For Trailers
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has announced that the Westport Boat Launch on Lake Champlain will be temporarily closed to remove sediments accumulated in front of the ramp. [Read more…] about Westport Boat Launch Being Closed For Sediment Removal
The Lake Champlain Basin Program and the Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center teamed up with local artist Nikki Laxar to showcase the message Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers! on a 420 sailing dinghy that will be featured on the Burlington, VT waterfront for the next three years.
Lake Champlain is host to 51 non-native and invasive species. [Read more…] about Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers! Sets Sail on Lake Champlain
The Shore Owners’ Association of Lake Placid (LPSOA) is seeking public input to help inform the development of a lake management plan for Lake Placid.
Earlier this year, LPSOA began working with Dr. Brendan Wiltse from the Ausable River Association on the development of a lake management plan. Lake Placid is classified as AA-S by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, the highest water quality classification possible. The lake serves as the drinking water source for the Village of Lake Placid and is an important recreational asset to the area. [Read more…] about Public Input Sought For Lake Placid Management Plan
The new boat launch site on Otisco Lake is complete and open to the public. Prior to the launch’s completion, Otisco was the only Finger Lake without a public boat launch.
With this facility, boaters will have a new option to explore the region and its fishing and boating-related recreational opportunities. [Read more…] about New Otisco Lake Boat Launch Opens