Registration is now open for the 2021 Adirondack Canoe Classic — known as the 90-Miler — an Adirondack tradition dating back over three decades. The annual event, which takes place from September 10th through 12th, takes paddlers from Old Forge to Saranac Lake, the first 90 miles of the Northern Forest Canoe Trail. [Read more…] about Registration for 90-Miler Paddle Race Is Open
The Adirondack Park Agency (APA) is accepting public comments on Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan conformance for proposed management actions to the Fish Creek Pond Public Campground Unit Management Plan (UMP). [Read more…] about Comments Sought On Fish Creek Pond Campground Changes
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has announced they are seeking public comment on the development of a draft Recreation Management Plan (RMP) for the Western Lassiter Tracts, which is comprised of two privately owned conservation easements-the Beers Lot and Pine Hill conservation easements-that encompass approximately 2,200 acres in the town of Edwards, St. Lawrence County.
DEC is encouraging the public to comment until June 30th, 2021. [Read more…] about Recreation Plan In Works For Western Lassiter Tracts
On May 7th, 2021, at approximately 2:20 pm, State Police responded to the Willsboro Bay state boat launch for an overturned kayak. An investigation at the scene revealed that 28-year-old Patrick S. Wells, and his son, 3-year-old Beckett L. Wells, both of Willsboro, were kayaking in a single-person kayak when, for an unknown reason, they overturned into the cold waters of Lake Champlain. [Read more…] about Father & Three-Year-Old Son Drown Cold Water Kayaking
The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor, along with the New York State Canal Corporation, has launched the NYS Canalway Water Trail Stewardship Program to help ensure the Erie, Cayuga-Seneca, Champlain, and Oswego canals are welcoming and safe for paddlers. [Read more…] about NYS Canals Seek Volunteer Paddling Stewards
In the summer of 2017 I decided to paddle the Eckford Chain of Lakes in the Adirodnacks. We set out one fine August morning from Raquette Lake, crossed the lake, and proceeded up the Marion River, through the carry, putting back in at the Utowana dock, continuing through Utowana Lake into Eagle Lake, and then into Blue Mountain Lake before pulling our boats out at the Blue Mountain beach.
Our conversation (and questions) turned to the name Eckford Chain of Lakes. [Read more…] about Naming the Lakes of the Eckford Chain
The Northern Forest Canoe Trail’s Board of Directors has appointed Anne Brewer, of Lake Placid, as its new chair.
Brewer takes the helm after three years of leadership from Don Hudson, of Arrowsic, Maine. Hudson will remain on the board. [Read more…] about Northern Forest Canoe Trail’s New Board Chair Is From Lake Placid
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Forest Rangers respond to search and rescue incidents in the Adirondacks. 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 Man Rescued After 30-Foot Fall At Giant Mountain, Adirondack High Peaks
The Adirondack Park Agency (APA) and New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) have announced a 60-day joint public comment period on the Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement (GEIS) for the Debar Mountain Complex (DMC) Draft Unit Management Plan and a proposal to reclassify approximately 41 acres of the Wild Forest as Intensive Use.
The plan would also demolish and remove a rustic 1940s Adirondack camp at the north end of Debar Pond that is listed on the State and National Registers of Historic Places. [Read more…] about Comments Sought On Removal of Historic Adirondack Camp
One day as my wife and I and our dogs walked along River Road at Riparius on the Hudson River, my wife said to me in a folksy manner “just think all this water here, is on its way to New York City.”
It’s true the Hudson River has flowed out of the Adirondack Mountains for millennia, southward towards the Atlantic Ocean. And over the last two centuries or so there have been plans to dam the Upper Hudson for one reason or another. Most of those plans have dealt with using the water resources for some down state endeavor. [Read more…] about Hudson River Dam History: The Big Hadley And Glen Dams