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What's New In the Adirondacks

Actions will be taken towards increasing both non-motorized and motorized public access to a contiguous tract of lands in Franklin County.

Photo credit: Ethan Miller
The nationally recognized Small Business Week is being celebrated on a smaller, more local scale.

Photo credit: TACC Members Preparing for Small Business Week, photo provided.
Existing and emerging trails in the Adirondacks are being added to what will become the longest hiking trail in the entire country.

You've probably heard of paddle boats, maybe even ridden in one, but have you heard about their popular land cousin the rail bike? Later this summer, you'll be able to try a rail bike out for yourself on the Saratoga & North Creek Railway (SNCRR) in Warren County.

For all you hunters out there, you know that when spring comes, so too does turkey season. The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced this year's turkey season will begin on May 1st and continue until the end of the month. They are also predicting it will be a more prosperous one than in years' past.

The 2017 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival is still nine months away, but it's not too early to get excited about the recently announced theme!

The Crown Point Historic Site has been mysteriously and erroneously left off the Knox Cannon Trail for nearly 90 years - until now.


We know that the Adirondacks is the place to be when looking to escape into the outdoors, but how does it compare to the rest of the country? Well according to a recent Buzzfeed article listing the 15 best places to reunite with your college friends, the Adirondack Mountains ranked in the top ten at number eight, beating out some popular adventure destinations!


Photo credit: Mike Tracy

Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out these five events happening throughout the Adirondacks!

mountain-climbing.jpg Image from the Crux Climbing Center in Willsboro,
one of this week's top events!

In 2013, a controversial project was announced by the New York Departments of Environmental Conservation and Transportation to remove a 34-mile section of the Adirondack Scenic Railroad between Tupper Lake and Lake Placid and transform it into a multi-use trail. To combat this proposal, the Preservation League of New York State has recently included the endangered track in its annual "Seven to Save" list to help encourage negotiations about the track's future.