It rained, it was warm. It snowed, it was warm. And then, it rained a great deal. The weather pattern in the Adirondacks this spring has been a challenge. Outdoor recreation enthusiasts had to be light on their feet and equipment in order to make the best of Mother Nature’s fickle moods as she threw everything into the mix in May, including 36 inches of snow.
Hiking and running trails are wet from the recent torrential rain and the NY State Department of Environmental Conservation has issued a Muddy Trails Advisory and have asked hikers to avoid venturing above 3000 feet to protect the trails and surrounding vegetation.
Severe flooding in parts of the Adirondacks has closed roads and Franklin County has declared a state of emergency due to the flooding.
The good news is the rain has ceased and weather experts are predicting a lovely upcoming weekend in the Adirondacks. Skies are predicted to be sunny and clear, with highs in the upper 60s on both Saturday and Sunday. If you are looking for a dry, but very lush, green place to spend time outside this weekend, try the Adirondacks.