Outdoors

Kayak Trip on Saranac River

Kayak Trip – Saranac River The Town of Plattsburgh Parks & Recreation Department will be offering a kayak trip to all Town of Plattsburgh active adults and seniors on July 17 from 5:30 – 8 PM. The trip will start at the Saranac Boat Launch (Bowen Road) at 5:30 PM and travel down the river…

K&J – Mayor’s Cup Tri-Chair Jake DeSnyder & Valcour Sailing Club

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Today we’re talking with Jake DeSnyder who is one of the Tri-Chairs of the Mayors Cup Regatta and Festival in Plattsburgh about the event which has been run in Conjunction with the Mayor’s Office and the Sunrise Rotary.. We spoke with Jake following the announcement of the Stoweaways (performing at the City Docks at 7pm…

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Washed Out Section of River Trail to Get Makeover

The City of Plattsburgh and Plattsburgh State University Administrators are joining forces to re-route and re-construct a portion of the Saranac River Trail that washed out behind the athletic fields on the SUNY campus..  SUNY had granted the original easement for the Multi Use Path in June of 2009 and following it’s construction, the path…

K&J – An Interview with Marty Bowman – Lake Placid Horse Show

The Lake Placid Horse Show Association is now just 5 days away from week number one.. The Lake Placid Horse Show which begins Tuesday June 24th..  and in preparation for the event we’re checking in regularly with Horse Show Expert Marty Bowman join us for the conversation today about the third week, top competitors, the new…

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Summer Brings the Third Thursday Art Walks Back to Saranac Lake

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Thursday, June 19th, kicks off the 16th annual Saranac Lake’s Third Thursday Art Walks. The village, downtown businesses, nonprofits and galleries will host the talents of regional and local artists and musicians of various genres from 5:00 to 7:30pm. Beginning a self-guided tour through downtown Saranac Lake, Art Walkers can go to any participating venue,…

K&J – A New Historical App for the Saranac River Trail

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If you’ve ever wondered about the history of the sites nearby when you’re walking on the Saranac River Trail, fear not.. The Mayor’s Office, in Conjunction with the Kent Delorde House, is out with a new App for your phone which brings all of the landscapes on the trail into perspective..  Don Wickman is the…

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First Weekends Marks First Anniversary

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The weekend marked The first anniversary of “First Weekends” in Downtown Plattsburgh and one of the event coordinators, Tim McCormick says it continues to grow.. and in a press conference this afternoon, the group announced their plans to take over planning fort the Fourth of July Parade..  For now, though, back to the First Weekend…

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DEC / ADK celebrate National Trails Day at Northvill Trailhead

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and the Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) celebrated National Trails Day* and the 90th anniversary of the Northville-Placid Trail on Saturday by dedicating the relocation of the Northville Trailhead to Waterfront Park in Fulton County. DEC Commissioner Joe Martens says “DEC, the Adirondack Mountain Club and others…

BETA at Mt Pisgah for National Trails Day

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On Saturday, June 7th The Barkeater Trails Alliance celebrates National Trails Day at Mount Pisgah.  How exactly does one celebrate National Trails Day you ask?  Well…it’s easy, you get out there and you build some trail!!  The Alliance says they’ve been making “Some really great progress with a flow trail over at Mt. Pisgah and…

K&J – Mountain Biking Trails in the North Country

On July 1st, 2013, Dewey Mountain officially opened it’s mountain biking trails with a different kind of Ribbon Cutting.. Adrian Heyden and his friend Jasper rode through the ribbon at the end of the Mountain Biking Trails at Dewey Mountain.. And the next phase of the trail project for The Village of Saranac Lake is to…

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K&J – CIty Council Re-Considers Plattsburgh Waterfront Building

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Plattsburgh’s City Council is taking a second look at their building on the waterfront at the city docks..  but before we take a step forward on this project, it seems like the council needs to take three steps back…  At their last meeting, Councilors, with the Exception of Paul O’Connell voted to hold off on…

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Dewey Lodge Demolition Begins

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Dewey Mountain Recreation Center is breaking ground on new lodge with Site prep to begin in June.. and the focus turns to equipping the new lodge….  The Volunteer group Dewey Mountain Friends says more than 550 households and businesses have contributed $350,000 to the successful capital campaign to construct their new base lodge. And they’re currently…

Today: Spreading the Word About Bicycle Safety

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The SAFE Kids Adirondack F.U.N. Ride is Today… Volunteers are biking throughout the North Country and making stops at  Northern Adirondack,  Mooers, Rouses Point, Chazy and Cumberland Head elementary schools. While there, Officer Bob Light from SUNY Plattsburgh will talk about bike safety and students will be fitted for a free helmet.  The Event is sponsored by…

K&J – Skateboard Park is One Step Closer to Reality

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It’s been more than 10 years since the concept of a Skateboard Park in the Village of Saranac Lake was perceived and since then, different village boards have found their way to approving different locations for a skate park and then different visions of what a skate park should look like..  Right now, for example,…

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Mayors Cup Committee Honoring “The Spirit of Ianelli”

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The 37th Annual Mayor’s Cup Regatta and Festival Committee is once again going to honor an individual who exemplifies the Spirit of Ianelli… The Award honors the late Mayor John Ianelli, who was not only a former Mayor of the City of Plattsburgh but also a co-founder of the Mayor’s Cup Regatta in 1973. The…

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Plattsburgh Council Says “$30,000 is Too Much”

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Plattsburgh’s City Council sends City Engineer Kevin Farrington back to the drawing board, literally, to look for a lower cost alternative to designing and planning for mold abatement and new bathrooms on the city’s waterfront…   The proposal by AES Consulting to just create the plans for Mold removal and the construction of Bathrooms is $30,000.00.…

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CYC to Hang “I Matter” Banners in Lake Placid

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The Village of Lake Placid gives their blessing to hang flags created by Students at the Lake Placid Middle, High School…  The Banners are sponsored every year by the Lake Placid Wilmington Connecting Youth and Communities Coalition..  Mary Dietrich, who is also the School Board President, is an active member of the CYC.. “There are…

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New Programs for Plattsburgh Recreation

The Town of Plattsburgh Parks & Recreation Department is sponsoring two new programs this summer. First the Recreation Department says they’ll be hosting Soccer Skills Nights on June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, & July 7 from 6-7 PM at the May Currier Park.  Refine foot skills or learn new moves this summer.  Participants will…

Adirondack Park Population Declining

A newly published report identifies four dominant trends shaping life inside the Adirondack Park: • The Park’s population is declining at a steadily increasing pace; • The median age in the Park is eight years older than in the rest of New York State and, more strikingly, five years older than in the communities outside…

DEC Recreational Facilities Opening

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Region 5 Director Robert Stegemann says the Second Pond Boat Launch Site, Saranac Lakes Island Campgrounds and the Lower Locks on the Saranac Lakes Chain will be open and staffed beginning Friday, May 23rd. *We are pleased to have these popular recreational facilities open for Memorial Day weekend,*…