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Smooth stretch of highway? | Conservation Conversations

This is another in the series of Road Trip articles, bringing you the conservation message.

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Area businesses get behind CATS Grand Inn-to-Inn Hike

The business communities in Westport and Essex see potential benefits coming from the upcoming Grand Inn-to-Inn Hike on Saturday May 3.

Winter still hanging on | Notes from the North Woods

I spent most of the past weekend in Elizabethtown, in order to visit with family and friends, and to check out a few of the local rivers and streams.

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Bogstompers Wanted

If you’ve got a knack for the natural world, then local scientists have a job for you

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Gore named one of 'most underrated' ski resorts on continent

Locals know how challenging and exciting skiing at Gore Mountain can be — particularly with its new trails and 'Interconnect' routes to the North Creek Ski Bowl — but Gore's attributes haven't been heralded as much as those of Vale, Stowe Mountain, Telluride or Maine's Sugarloaf. This week, however, it was named as one of the five "most underrated" ski resorts in North America by a skiing website and its amenities were praised as among the best anywhere.

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‘Frozen Boat’ program available locally

Inspection now will allow boats into Lake George

The Lake George Park Commission has established a “Frozen Boats” program that allows local residents to have their boats certified as invasive-free with a Vessel Inspection Control Seal in advance of the 2014 boating season.

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A guide’s life—long days, short pay | Notes from the North Woods

The annual sugaring season has finally arrived, and soon, frost heave season will be upon us.

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Gobbler gospel and cutting hair | Conservation Conversations

I’m always yelping about buying local if possible, so when I found out about Mountain Hollow Game Calls, I knew I had to meet these guys.

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Maple weekend events set

Adirondack maple producers and businesses invite all to celebrate spring’s sweetest product with special events, tours and tastings during Maple Weekend, March 29-30, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

More road time | Conservation Conversations

Yes, this is another addition to the road trip series, presenting you with places to go and see, and things to do.

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ROOST chief exhorts lawmakers to look outward in promoting region

Jim McKenna, head of the office that spearheads tourism efforts for Essex and Hamilton counties, dazzled lawmakers from across the North Country on Thursday, Feb. 27 with a lively presentation that stressed the importance of tourism in growing the region’s economy and why local officials need to be ahead of the curve when it comes to marketing their communities.

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New York’s sporting connections | Notes from the North Woods

Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently unveiled over four dozen new outdoor access projects that are intended to connect hunters, anglers, bird watchers and other outdoor enthusiasts to an additional 380,000 acres of untapped and underutilized State lands across New York.

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Bug eyed for stream bugs | Conservation Conversations

Five of Trout Unlimited’s Lake Champlain Chapter members, myself included, donated our time to help pass down the magic of fly fishing and fly tying to a young generation of 4H students this past Saturday at the Cooperative Extension building in Westport NY.

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County hatchery prepares for spring

Thousands of trout to be stocked throughout the county

This year the hatchery plans to stock approximately 47,000 trout throughout 65 bodies of water in the county, making it one of the most unique and ambitious stocking programs in the northeastern United States.

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Cuomo energizes state lawmakers at 2014 Adirondack Winter Challenge

With an aim of boosting tourism, Gov. Andrew Cuomo visited Lake Placid and Lake Clear and joined about 400 public officials and community leaders in the Adirondack Winter Challenge Event that featured friendly competition in outdoor sports.

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