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Sharing our public spaces responsibly

There has been a lot of talk recently about what it means to “recreate locally” and “recreate responsibly.” As I’ve mentioned more than once before, we’re fortunate enough to have a broad variety of options for recreation available to us at any given time. When considering what ...

Ranger school didn’t close for COVID; it sped up the program

On Friday, Alex Hohman, 21, of Queensbury, will become one of the very few college students in the country to graduate this spring in an on-campus ceremony. Hohman attends the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Wanakena, on the western edge of the Adirondack Park, about ...

AMR limits parking; Mountain Club extends closure

ST. HUBERTS — The Adirondack Mountain Reserve announced on Wednesday that its trailhead parking lot capacity will be reduced amid concerns over the spread of the novel coronavirus. Meanwhile, the Adirondack Mountain Club announced it will extend the closure of its properties through May 14. ...

Rangers help family of hikers, kids lost in wilderness

365体育网站 State Department of Environmental Conservation forest rangers based in the Adirondack Park helped a family of hikers who took a wrong turn and a group of kids who got lost in the woods over the weekend. --- Town of Indian Lake --- On April 4 at 6:20 p.m., Hamilton County 911 transferred a ...

Essex County prepares for launch of hiker shuttles

KEENE VALLEY — Essex County is on track to launch a new bus system to shuttle hikers to and from popular trailheads along state Route 73. Funding for the new service, slated to launch this summer, was ultimately included in the state budget. The Essex County Board of Supervisors ...

Keene suspends hiker shuttle indefinitely

KEENE — The hiker shuttle run by the town of Keene will not operate for the foreseeable future. The shuttle, which transports hikers from Marcy Field to the popular Garden trailhead, will not start service for the upcoming season amid concerns over the spread of the novel coronavirus, ...

Fishing season begins amid coronavirus

The worst day of fishing is better than the best day of quarantine. How true is that? With all of this happening with the coronavirus, anglers are more than ready to go out for a day of fishing as trout and salmon season began on Wednesday. But it might be a little more difficult ...

Feed the soul: In chaotic times, gardening becomes therapy

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Dig. Plant. Breathe. As spring’s arrival in the Northern Hemisphere coincides with government stay-at-home orders, the itch to get outside has turned backyard gardens into a getaway for the mind in chaotic times. Gardeners who already know that working ...

Adirondack forest ranger tests positive for COVID-19

A state Department of Environmental Conservation forest ranger based in the Adirondack Park has tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. The forest ranger was deployed downstate to help with the state’s coronavirus response when he was exposed to the ...