New York State and The Nature Conservancy have reached an agreement to protect more than 14,600 acres of ecologically rare and culturally significant natural resources in the Adirondacks through two conservation easements and a research consortium. The collaboration is expected to provide new public recreational access in the Raquette River corridor and establish a first-of-its-kind freshwater research preserve. [Read more…] about State, Nature Conservancy Reach Agreement On Follensby Pond Plans
Online registration for the 2024 New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Summer Camps program will open Sunday, March 24, 2024, at 1 pm. [Read more…] about DEC Summer Camps Registration Opens March 24th
In January, Governor Kathy Hochul announced $1.8 million in grants to support 27 not-for-profit organizations involved with the stewardship of state parks, trails, historic sites, and other public lands.
The grants support public-private partnerships leveraging private funds for new state park amenities, to engage in state park and historic site maintenance and beautification projects, and to provide educational programming and special events. [Read more…] about $1.8M For Sate Parks, Trails, Historic Sites and Other Public Lands
Although legislation was passed in 2004 that banned the sale of small lead fishing tackle in New York, the Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation has continued to document Adirondack loons dying from lead poisoning after ingesting lead jig-heads and sinkers that are still legal to use. [Read more…] about Fishing With Lead Leading Cause of Adirondack Loon Deaths
A drama of Shakespearean size is unfolding at the Adirondack Park Agency. As 2024 begins, the regulatory body finds itself wading through legal and ethical issues on a freshwater wetlands at the western edge of the Village of Saranac Lake.
The wetlands flow from the base of Dewey Mountain, under the George LaPan Memorial Highway, along the high school grounds and into Ampersand Bay on Lower Saranac Lake. [Read more…] about Hamlet of Saranac Lake: Shakespearean Size Adirondack Park Agency Drama
Constructed in 1885, the Adirondack Fish Hatchery is located in the Adirondack Mountains in Franklin County, NY, several miles northwest of the Village of Saranac Lake. The site was selected in 1884 due to its location near a consistent flow of cool, clean water from Little Clear Pond and easy access to a railroad and telegraph and telephone lines. [Read more…] about Adirondack Fish Hatchery in Saranac Lake
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is advising recreationists in the Adirondacks and Catskills of wet and dangerous conditions following recent mild temperatures and heavy rain from a storm Sunday and Monday, which killed at least one person and closed roads across Upstate New York. [Read more…] about Dangerous Conditions in the Adirondacks and Catskills
Adirondack Architectural Heritage (AARCH) has announced the recipients of our Adirondack Rural Revitalization Program (ARRP) grants. A total of $680,734 will fund 11 projects in eight of New York’s Adirondack/North Country counties. [Read more…] about Adirondack Architectural Heritage Rural Revitalization Grants Announced
The first of three construction phases converted a 9.9-mile stretch of former New York Central Railroad rail bed between Lake Placid and Saranac Lake into a shared-use path. Once completed the trail will be open all year, free of charge, for hikers, bikers, cross-country skiers and snowmobilers. [Read more…] about First 10 Miles of Adirondack Rail Trail Completed
A new era of alcoholic beverage production is dawning in the Adirondacks. You can drink locally-brewed beer from any one of several micro-breweries, or imbibe vodka distilled from potatoes grown in Gabriels (in the town of Brighton, Franklin County) and filtered through the high-quality quartz crystals known as Herkimer diamonds.
“Drinking local” has a long tradition in the Adirondack Park. Consider the honorable history of Adirondack beer. [Read more…] about Adirondack Beer Brewing Traditions