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Peak’s name change to honor Battle of Plattsburgh hero

The name of an Adirondack Peak in Lewis has been changed back to its original name, MacDonough Mountain.

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Montréal adventurer gears up for Project 46

KEENE — For one man, his attempt to scale all 46 High Peaks in 12 days starting Tuesday, Feb. 18, is a way to honor the memory of his son while raising money for a good cause.

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Crowd enjoys deep snow, powder at Wbg.’s Hickory Ski Center

Hickory Ski Center, renowned for its traditional skiing experience is back in a big way after the recent heavy snowfall and cold weather.

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Empire State Winter Games boasts record turnout, spirited competition

Over 1,400 athletes from throughout New York returned to the Olympic Village of Lake Placid to compete for gold and glory in the Empire State Winter Games Feb. 6-9.

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Brant Lake fest on ice surpasses expectations

People from Speculator to Albany attended the Brant Lake Winter Carnival for a variety of outdoor activities dreamed up by the members of the Tri-Lakes Business Alliance, a local group that is boosting not only the regional economy but community life in the lower Adirondacks.

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Lake George regulations could impact Schroon Lake

SLA president expects increased boat traffic on Schroon Lake

Will new boating regulations on Lake George affect Schroon Lake? Mark Granger, president of the Schroon Lake Association, believes so.

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Brant Lake Winter Carnival on Saturday features an array of activities

Grab your skates or sled! ...Or compete in snowshoe softball or broomball. Try your hand at throwing a frying pan the farthest! A rousing success in its debut year, the second annual Brant Lake Winter Carnival has a strong lineup of activities and events appealing to all ages.

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Winter Empire State Games’ events continue

Events take place through Sunday, with athletes of all ages from every corner of the state descending on Lake Placid and the Tri-Lakes area to compete for the gold, much like the global Winter Olympic Games taking place at the same time in Sochi, Russia.

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State announces new site to promote Adirondack touring

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the launch of a new interactive Adirondack recreation planning tool to promote tourism attractions in the Adirondack Region and spur economic development opportunities.

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Lake George outhouse race pitted 'newbies' against veteran competitors

Lake George's iconic outhouse race over ice attracted some intriguing competition this year, including a new bride in her wedding dress and firefighters with a giant mock fire hydrant.

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Outdoor playing fields | Notes from the North Woods

A few weeks back, I published a story titled The Outdoor Gym.

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Beat the blahs on the trails of CATS

However, if that exploring does not include a trip up a high peak, Champlain Area Trails, along with other town and community trail systems, offer the chance to get into nature and hike without the extreme conditions that come with higher elevation excursions.

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Lake George Winter Carnival kicks off this weekend

Real winter weather, a crowd with cabin fever, and dozens of competitors in the annual outhouse races on ice will combine this weekend for a standout edition of Lake George Winter Carnival.

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Timber!

Paul Smith’s Woodsmen to demonstrate logging skills of yore

While carnivals in the tamer, less hardy parts of the country tend to feature innocuous demonstrations like baton twirling and juggling, North County folks are cut from a sturdier cloth and prefer to take their festivities with a flash of blue steel and glimpse of danger.

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Camp Chingachgook fishing tournament planned

YMCA Camp Chingachgook welcomes ice fishermen to its shores Feb. 15 and 16 to raise funds for camper scholarships.