Town, village want a study of their campgrounds
The town of Moriah and village of Port Henry are seeking a grant to review each municipality’s campsite.
Whether it's witnessing a rural sawmill in action, touring a world-famous gourmet cheese-making operation tucked away in the hills, or taking a hayride or interacting with llamas, the Thurman Fall Farm Tour Oct. 12 has some intriguing experiences in store.
Acting on its vision of people hiking on trails between local communities, Champlain Area Trails (CATS) is hosting a hamlet-to-hamlet hike on Sunday, Oct. 13 between Wadhams and Essex.
Town officials here are inviting residents and visitors to join them this holiday weekend for a backcountry hike, a Harvest Craft Fair and a night of jazz music.
Notes from the North Woods
I spent last weekend chasing tails, square tails to be exact.
The event was inspired by the best-selling children’s book series, “The Adirondack Kids,” by Gary and Justin VanRiper. The father-and-son writing team from Camden created and launched The Adirondack Kids in 2001, which revolves around three best friends who grow up in the Adirondacks along the Fulton Chain of Lakes, with Inlet as their home base. There are now 13 books in the series with more than 115,000 copies sold.
Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve presents its highest honor, the Paul Schaefer Wilderness Award, to Gary Randorf for a lifetime of achievement in protecting and educating the world about the wild Adirondack Park.
Safety classes required for everyone
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has signed legislation to improve safety for boaters in New York’s waterways by requiring safety classes for all boat operators.
11,600 acres of land, water
Gov. Andrew Cuomo Tuesday, Oct. 1 announced that for the first time in more than 100 years, access to approximately 11,600 acres of lands and waters on the Essex Chain Lakes tract in the center of the Adirondacks is now open to the public for outdoor recreation.
Meets with town officials, green group
As reporters waited in the sun for a press conference to begin Thursday, Sept. 26 outside the Gore Mountain Ski Center base lodge, Gov. Andrew Cuomo was meeting inside with local government leaders in a closed-door session to discuss the upcoming classification of newly acquired state land in the Central Adirondacks.
The second annual Capital Region Nordic Alliance (CRNA) Nordic Tune Up is back, partnering with the North Creek business community for a one-day, family-oriented day of nordic activities on Sunday, Sept. 29.
Notes from the North Woods
In recent years, the arrival of the annual big game hunting season has featured conditions more in keeping with summer’s heat, than autumn’s cool breeze.
On Wednesday, Sept. 18, a woman hiking alone on the Northville-Placid Trail between Wakely Dam and the Stephens Pond (Blue Ridge Wilderness).
Saturday, Sept. 14 dawned cool and pleasant for the town of Minerva’s third annual Pant-Pedal-Paddle contest.
The Board of Directors for ARISE announced Sept. 13 that they plan on re-opening Big Tupper Ski Area for the 2013-2014 ski season.