On Tuesday, February 13 at about 12:20 pm, Ray Brook Dispatch received a call regarding a hiker who slipped on the ice near the summit of Mount Jo in the Adirondack High Peaks’ town of North Elba, Essex County, and potentially dislocated his shoulder. [Read more…] about Rangers Rescue 75-Year-Old Adirondack Hiker; Teens Off Trail At Whiteface
Parks & Trails New York (PTNY) and the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation (State Parks) have released a handbook intended to guide multi-use trail advocates through the steps to take the vision for a new multi-use path from concept to reality. [Read more…] about Trails Across New York: A Guide to Developing Greenway Trails
Indy Pass and Unofficial Networks have combined efforts to provide financial assistance to Hickory Ski Center in Warrensburg, New York, so the ski area may run its lifts for the first time in eight years. Hickory features 1,200 vertical feet and four surface lifts. [Read more…] about Hickory Ski Center Hoping For Lift Service This Winter
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
This summer, the Vermont Historical Society installed “A Stitch in Time,” an ongoing exhibit examining the garments in their collections and comparing them to modern-day versions.
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
The origins of skiing in the Adirondacks trace back to as early as 1903, with skiing gaining popularity through the 1920s and early 1930s. The 1932 Winter Olympics held in nearby Lake Placid ignited a fervor for winter sports throughout the region, prompting Vincent Schaefer of Schenectady (the brother of Adirondack conservationist Paul Schaefer) to organize efforts to bring Snow Trains to North Creek in Warren County. [Read more…] about North Creek Snow Train 90th Anniversary Celebration Planned
Paul Smiths Visitor Interpretive Center (VIC), Adirondack Wilderness Advocates (AWA), Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve, and the Adirondack Powder Skier Association have announced that the Jenkins Mountain Open Woods Ski Area in the Adirondack town of Brighton, Franklin County, NY, will be open to the public for backcountry skiing for a second full season, beginning in January 2024. [Read more…] about Jenkins Mountain Open Woods Ski Area Opening For Second Year
When hiking in the backcountry, we should always set out with the goal of minimizing the impact of our travels. When hiking, skiing, or approaching a climb, this means aiming to travel on the most durable surface available. [Read more…] about What’s A Durable Hiking Surface in the Backcountry?
For years, the engine that powered the rope tow at the Ski Bowl in North Creek – believed to be the first rope tow in New York State – lay abandoned in the woods a few hundred feet from the access road to the state-owned Gore Mountain Ski Center. [Read more…] about North Creek Ski Bowl Getting New Lodge, Lift and Zip Coaster