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
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
In early December, Governor Kathy Hochul signed bill number A6412/S6249 into law.
The law amends Highway Law and Vehicle and Traffic Law, to establish minimum maintenance roads in the Tug Hill town of Lorraine in Jefferson County, NY. [Read more…] about Jefferson County Town To Establish Minimum Maintenance Roads
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 Wilmington Flume Trail Network is located in the Wilmington Wild Forest and provides 11.5 miles of trails for snowshoeing and hiking. Those accessing these hiking trails from the Flume Trailhead West will pass a wildlife viewing area overlooking a beaver dam and pond and enjoy scenic views of the West Branch Ausable River. [Read more…] about Recreation Spotlight: The Flume Trails in Essex, and Clinton Counties
The Grass River Complex is located in the northwestern Adirondacks in the towns of Clare, Clifton, Colton and Fine in St. Lawrence County, and includes more than 125,000 acres of Adirondack Forest Preserve and Conservation Easement Lands. The complex is comprised of: [Read more…] about The Northwestern Adirondacks’ Grass River Complex & Lampson Falls
The Capital District Wildlife Management Area (WMA) is located in the towns of Berlin and Stephentown in Rensselaer County, NY. Winter, spring, summer, or fall, if you are craving some Adirondack-like scenery, this 4,000-acre (soon to be 10,000-acre) parcel of woods is the place to go. While touring the many interior access roads (they are not plowed in winter), you may see deer, fisher, or even a moose. [Read more…] about Exploring The Capital District Wildlife Management Area
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has issued an avalanche warning, advising backcountry downhill skiers, snowboarders, and all outdoor adventurers who may traverse slides or steep, open terrain in the High Peaks region of the Adirondacks to be aware of and prepared for avalanche conditions.
Several avalanches have been reported in the High Peaks over recent weeks. Forecast weather will exacerbate existing conditions, making them even more prone to sliding. [Read more…] about Avalanche Warning Issued For Adirondack Mountains
The Catskills Strategic Planning Advisory Group (CAG) submitted its final report on promoting sustainable recreation in the Catskill Forest Preserve to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC).
Comprised of members from local government, recreation, natural resource protection, business and tourism, and other priority areas, the CAG was tasked in October 2020 with providing recommendations to DEC on how to address issues associated with increased public use of the Catskill Park in order to protect these areas. [Read more…] about Catskills Strategic Planning Advisory Group Submits Final Report
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has announced the release of the new DEC Kiosk Survey seeking public input on informational kiosk signage on DEC properties.
Feedback received is expected to help inform DEC improvements to informational kiosk signage throughout the state. [Read more…] about NY State Lands Kiosk Survey Launched