The new book Seneca Ray Stoddard; and Intimate Portrait of an Adirondack Legend (Warren County Historical Society, 2023) by Daniel Way, MD is a complete biography of Seneca Ray Stoddard, including unique photographs and a virtual tour of Stoddard’s house, which no longer exists. [Read more…] about New Book On Seneca Ray Stoddard Published
New Field Guides to Adirondack Invasive Species
Two organizations that work to protect Adirondack lands and waters from environmental and economic harm caused by invasive species —The Nature Conservancy’s Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program (APIPP) and the Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP) — have released a pair of free complementary guides on invasive species in the Adirondacks. [Read more…] about New Field Guides to Adirondack Invasive Species
Man’s Body Recovered After Falling Through Schroon Lake Ice
On Saturday, March 4 at 2:15 am, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Forest Rangers were requested for assistance with the search for a missing person suspected of falling through the ice while snowmobiling on Schroon Lake, in Essex County, NY, earlier in the evening.
Rangers responded in an airboat, but heavy snow and wind slowed the response. [Read more…] about Man’s Body Recovered After Falling Through Schroon Lake Ice
Forest Rangers Rescue Two Adirondack Hikers
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Forest Rangers respond to search and rescue incidents throughout 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 Rescue Two Adirondack Hikers
NYS Awards $8M in Clean Water Project Grants to Adirondack Communities
The NYS Environmental Facilities Corporation (EFC) has awarded $638 million in grants to municipalities statewide for water infrastructure projects and Town of Indian Lake in Hamilton County was the biggest winner among Adirondack communities. [Read more…] about NYS Awards $8M in Clean Water Project Grants to Adirondack Communities
The Pottersville Fair: Gambling, Races, and Gaslight Village
Those traveling on the Adirondack Northway (I-87) between Exits 27 and 28 probably don’t realize they are passing over Pottersville, the northern Warren County hamlet that borders southern Schroon Lake.
For a hundred years, from the 1870s into the early 1960s, the tiny village was home to amusements that drew thousands. The most remarkable of them, the Pottersville Fair, drew 7,000 on a single day in 1913. Later it hosted a large dance hall, roller skating rink, and the Glendale Drive-in, while nearby Under the Maples on Echo Lake was host to circus acts and an amusement park that was a forerunner of the Gaslight Village theme park in nearby Lake George. [Read more…] about The Pottersville Fair: Gambling, Races, and Gaslight Village
Remembering Murdered Game Warden William Jackson
The LaGoy brothers were rough. A neighbor near Severence, on the road between the village of Schroon Lake and Paradox Lake in the Adirondacks, once wrote a letter to a local newspaper asking for a telling retraction.
“I was not lost,” D.S. Knox wrote. “My wife was much excited by the delay of about an hour of time over due, thinking as I have an organic heart trouble, caused to give her alarm, and not ever thinking of any of the LeGoy family causing any harm as neither of us believe that any of the LeGoy family ever would cause any personal harm without a provocation.”
It was rather important to Knox to make it clear to the world, that even if his wife had been talking out of school, neither of them harbored any ill will toward the LaGoys. [Read more…] about Remembering Murdered Game Warden William Jackson
Early Stunt Men, Daredevils ‘The Human Fly’ & ‘Hurricane Hutch’ in NY
Daredevil stunt man and movie actor Rodman “The Human Fly” Law had been shot out of a “monster sky rocket” and had jumped in a specialized “aeroplane parachute” from the Brooklyn Bridge and the 792-foot Woolworth Building, the tallest building in the world at the time.
For his next feat, Law came to the Adirondacks. [Read more…] about Early Stunt Men, Daredevils ‘The Human Fly’ & ‘Hurricane Hutch’ in NY
Adirondack Communities Rebrand As ‘Adk Hub’
The Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism and the communities of Minerva, Newcomb, North Hudson, and Schroon Lake have announced the creation of a new brand and website to promote tourism in the southeastern Adirondacks.
Formerly known as the Schroon Lake Region, the region is now branded as the Adirondack Hub, emphasizing the region’s position as the ideal launching point for Adirondack adventures. [Read more…] about Adirondack Communities Rebrand As ‘Adk Hub’