Owls Head Trail Closed on Weekends

Owls Head Trail Closed on Weekends

Press release from New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Effective immediately the trail to the summit of Owls Head in the town of Keene in the Adirondacks is closed to public access and use on weekends. The trailhead and all but the last 0.1 mile of...
2017 Lake Placid Memorial Day Weekend Outdoor Recreation Report

2017 Lake Placid Memorial Day Weekend Outdoor Recreation Report

It is shaping up to be a delightful Memorial Day weekend of outdoor fun in Lake Placid, NY, frequently cited as one of the country’s “Best Outdoor Towns.” After the typical Adirondack roller coaster spring weather, things are finally heating up. Air...
Take a hike–doctor’s orders

Take a hike–doctor’s orders

Evidence supports the Adirondack Lifestyle Wellness Theory. . . again. Maria felt under the weather; she was tired and lethargic. Despite her normally sunny disposition she had little enthusiasm for life. She had a tough time mustering any strong feeling, good or bad,...
Adirondacker on the Left Coast

Adirondacker on the Left Coast

By guest author Ann Melious This morning I hiked beside the San Francisco Bay, crossed a ridge and followed a trail through a seasonal wetland. I stood within ten feet of a Great Egret that eventually tucked her neck into an S-curve and sailed over the cattails. As in...
Happy What-Feels-Like the First Day of Fall in the Adirondacks

Happy What-Feels-Like the First Day of Fall in the Adirondacks

Swim in the Adirondacks soon. Although the meteorological and the astronomical calendars disagree, it is easy to believe fall starts on August 1 in the Adirondacks. Trees apt to change colors first get started, and the average daily temperature is lower each day....
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