The new initiative builds on AsRA’s ongoing effort of preventing the spread of aquatic invasive species through placement of wader wash stations along the river during fishing season. [Read more…] about Boot Brushes Spreading At Adirondack Hiking Trails So Invasive Species Won’t
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and Olympic Regional Development Authority (Olympic Authority) have released the final Unit Management Plan (UMP) for the Belleayre Ski Center. Belleayre Ski Center is located in Highmount in the town of Shandaken, Ulster County, within the Catskill Forest Preserve and is the only State-operated ski center in the Catskills. [Read more…] about Belleayre Ski Center Management Plan Released
The merger of two nationally accredited land trusts streamlines operations and ensures continued open space protection in New York’s Adirondack Park.
Effective January 1, 2023, the Lake Placid Land Conservancy (LPLC) will merge into the Adirondack Land Trust as approved by the New York State Attorney General’s office and the Secretary of State. The assets, programs and land stewardship responsibilities of LPLC will be transferred to the Adirondack Land Trust. [Read more…] about Adirondack Land Trust, Lake Placid Land Conservancy Merger Takes Effect in New Year
The Adirondack Foothills Trails Alliance has announced that the 2022 Adirondack Mountain Bike Festival is set to take place Saturday and Sunday, October 1st and 2nd, at McCauley Mountain in Old Forge. [Read more…] about 2022 Adirondack Mountain Bike Festival Oct 1-2
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has announced the release of a new New York State Trail Supporter Patch. The newest design for 2022 features a white bicycle on a red background. [Read more…] about New Bike Trails Supporter Patch Released
The Town of Harrietstown and Saranac Lake Innovative Cycling Kids have completed a free community Bike Park in the Village of Saranac Lake. [Read more…] about Harrietstown Opens New Bike Park in Saranac Lake
In partnership with the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry’s (ESF) Sustainable Resources Management Department (ESF), DEC recently installed a new trail bridge on Morgan Hill State Forest in the Town of Fabius, Onondaga County. [Read more…] about Morgan Hill State Forest Gets New Rec Trail Bridge
The Adirondack Park Agency (APA) has announced they are accepting public comment regarding Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan conformance for proposed amendments to the Whiteface Mountain Ski Center Unit Management Plan. The Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) has proposed new management actions to increase public accessibility, improve user safety and enhance recreational experiences. The APA will accept public comments until April 11th, 2022. [Read more…] about Whiteface Mountain Ski Center Management Plan Comments Sought
The 2022 patches consist of five designs that resemble the international symbols for some of New York State’s most popular outdoor recreation activities – cross-country skiing, hiking, horseback riding, camping, and biking. Each patch will be available individually for a limited time; however, the entire series can be purchased at any time. [Read more…] about New Recreation-Themed NYS Trail Supporter Patches
DEC recently released the Recreation Management Plan (RMP) for the Flatrock Mountain Conservation Easement.
The Flatrock Mountain Conservation Easement encompasses approximately 511 acres southwest of Old Forge in the town of Webb, Herkimer County. This property is primarily accessed from State Route 28 and Minnehaha Road. [Read more…] about Final Recreation Plan for Flatrock Mountain Easement Issued