Outdoors

Adirondack Council Honors the Marshall Family

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ELIZABETHTOWN, N.Y. – The Marshall Family of Saranac Lake will be named “Conservationist of the Year” by the Adirondack Council at a gathering here on Saturday, in celebration of several generations of advocacy on behalf of the Adirondack Park’s wilderness and communities. This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the federal Wilderness Act, which was…

Adirondack Public Observatory Celebrates – Friday

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Construction at The Adirondack Public Observatory is complete and the board is inviting the public to a grand opening celebration for its Roll-Off-Roof Observatory this Friday from 4 until 6pm.. The Roll-Off-Roof Observatory on Big Wolf Road in Tupper Lake has been under construction since 2012, but now its ready to be officially open for…

Mayors Cup Begins Thursday

With the End of the Fourth of July Holiday and the Independence Day Celebrations, we look ahead to Mayors Cup in Plattsburgh.. The Regatta and Festival is now in it’s 37th year… and in many years, the Fourth and Mayor’s Cup come in back to back weekends.. We caught up with Plattsburgh Mayor Jim Calnon…

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Lake Placid’s I Love BBQ Festival This Weekend..

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The Olympic Speed Skating Oval will once again become home to the I Love Bar B Que Festival in Lake Placid this weekend July 4th through the 6th..  The event is now in it’s 9th year and benefits the Thomas Shipman Youth Center in Lake Placid, just down the street from the skating oval. The…

“Protect” Loses Article 78 / Tupper Transformation Begins

Tupper Lake – 07/03/14 – The Article 78 Lawsuit filed by the environmental group PROTECT the Adirondacks in association with the Sierra club and several seasonal camp owners in Tupper Lake has been rejected by the court in a 5 to nothing vote.. The lengthy battle the Adirondack Club and Resort Project has faced went…

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Mountaineer Supports Nature Conservancy

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KEENE VALLEY, NEW YORK – The Mountaineer, in partnership with Patagonia, Inc., today made a $1,000 donation to The Nature Conservancy’s Adirondack Chapter to support the nonprofit organization’s work with state and local transportation agencies to upgrade bridges and culverts with structures that simulate natural stream conditions. Replacing substandard culverts with properly sized, fish-friendly structures…

A 20 Year Horse Show Veteran – Heather Hooker

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The Lake Placid Horse Show Association is Gearing up for Week Number Two… The I Love New York Horse Show which gets under way with a limited schedule today and then continues through Sunday July 6th… On Sunday we spoke with one competitor whose been coming to the horse show since she was a child..…

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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…