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What's New In the Adirondacks

September 2015 Archives

Hunting seasons have opened for several different species of small and big game in New York State. The Adirondacks provide many opportunities to hunt and trap all kinds of different animals: Deer, bear, beavers, rabbits, coyote, upland game birds, waterfowl, and more.

Hunting and trapping are important for managing herd populations around the state. The sale of licenses, equipment, accessories and guide services also brings tens of millions of dollars to state and local economies each year, according to the NYS DEC.

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When you go trout fishing in the Adirondacks, you're generally after one of four types of fish: Brook Trout, Lake Trout, Rainbow Trout, or Brown Trout. 

You might already be aware that two of these fish are not native to the area, and were introduced by outsiders for sport. What if I told you that no trout is native to the Adirondacks?

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Looking for weekend plans? Check out these eight fall festivals happening throughout the Adirondacks!

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The 91-year-old Northville-Placid Trail that winds through the heart of the Adirondack Park recently reached the end of a six-year improvement project, and is now able to provide outdoor recreationists with a dramatically enhanced experience.

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Editor's Note: This article has been updated to include more details about where the trail will be running and a link to the DEC's full plan and map.

A 4,600-mile North Country National Scenic Trail is being created to span from North Dakota across the northern tier of the United States, and the Department of Environmental Conservation recently announced that the plan for the 158-mile Adirondack route portion of the trail has been finalized.

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As part of Governor Cuomo's NY Works program, the Department of Environmental Conservation recently announced that $600,000 worth of improvements will be made to the Paradox Lake Campground and Boat Launch.

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It's no secret that the Adirondacks boast some of the best fall foliage in the country, but Country Living Magazine recently took note of two towns in particular and included them in its list of "50 Small Towns Across America With The Most Beautiful Fall Foliage."

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Photo: Carl Heilman II
In July, Paul Smith's College announced that it would be re-branding itself as Joan Weill-Paul Smith's College in exchange for a $20 million gift from the Weill family. Although many students and alumni have expressed their disapproval of the name change, a judge recently ruled that they could not participate in the related lawsuit.

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Want to have a great weekend? Check out these seven events happening throughout the Adirondacks!

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Thurman Fall Farm Tour
Looking for weekend plans? Check out these five events happening throughout the Adirondacks!

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Marcy Dam, located in the High Peaks, has been the subject of countless photos and the site of immeasurable reflections over the years, but the Department of Environmental Conservation will begin dismantling the log dam after it was damaged by floodwaters in 2011.

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Photo Credit: Marcy Dam via photopin (license)
Get ready for a weekend of foliage, food, and feel-good music! The first ever Adirondack Music Festival is coming to Old Forge this weekend, and you don't want to miss it.

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The New York State Fair in Syracuse hosts a wide variety of competitions involving crafts, food, livestock, flowers, talent, and more, but one local municipality walked away with a victory in the most refreshing competition of all.

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This past spring, a number of improvements were made to the Upper Saranac Lake Boat Launch, but the Department of Environmental Conservation recently announced that additional parking has been added so more people can take advantage of it.

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Waterfowl season is right around the corner, and the Department of Environmental Conservation recently announced the official dates and updated regulations.

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Want to have a great weekend? Check out these five events happening throughout the Adirondacks!

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If you're in the market for a one-of-a-kind item, you'll want to check out Ticonderoga's Street Art Project Auction tomorrow!

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Photos provided by Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce
In April, we wrote about "The 46ers," a documentary by local filmmaker Blake Cortright that focuses on the people who have summited all 46 of the Adirondacks' High Peaks. The wait is over, and you can finally go see the film in theaters!

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Photo: Crystal Hutchins
The Ring of Fire on Great Sacandaga Lake is an end-of-summer tradition! Before you start any fires this weekend, though, be sure to brush up on some safety tips to prevent unintended blazes.

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Attention, anglers! The DEC recently announced that it will host a free fishing event this weekend as part of Governor Cuomo's New York Open for Fishing and Hunting Initiative and the DEC's I FISH NY program.

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Have a great Labor Day Weekend with these five events happening throughout the Adirondacks!

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The NYS DEC recently made a few changes to whitetail deer hunting regulations in the state to better manage deer populations. Some areas have more than enough deer, while other areas are struggling to support the herd.

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The initial release of information was somewhat difficult to understand, so let me break down the new rules for you, based on Wildlife Management Unit (WMU):