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For many, the Ticonderoga Ferry is a fun and convenient way to travel across Lake Champlain between Ticonderoga, NY and Shoreham, VT. However, Lake Champlain's water levels have been below normal for this time of year, forcing the ferry service to shut down early on October 17th, 2016.

There's a new online shopping service in the Adirondacks, and this one's operated by Google. Known as Google Express, online shoppers along the East Coast and in the Adirondack Park are now able to use the service to order products from select retailers and receive same-day, one-day, or two-day shipping.

The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is planning to rehabilitate the Lower Locks on the Saranac Lake Chains, and from now through Spring 2017, the locks will be closed. Until then, if you want to move your boat from one end of the locks to the other, you'll have to use one of the boat launches.

Photo Credit: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Lake Placid has been recognized as one of the Top 10 Most Authentic Ski Towns - not just in the US, but in all of North America! See where we ranked and who we beat out.

Development of a design and operational draft for the upcoming rail-trail between Tupper Lake and Lake Placid is underway, but more obstacles continue to cause delays. New York State has recently discovered it may not own all of the rail corridor where it plans to build, and until that issue is resolved, the ongoing lawsuit against the rail-trail will be postponed.

Fall has arrived in the Adirondacks, and what's better than a hike to see the beautiful foliage? The High Peaks Wilderness is always a popular destination, and the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) expects the peaks to see a lot of hikers this season. If you'd like to hike a more private peak with the same great foliage views, then pick one of these hidden gems!

From Crown Point, NY to Chimney Point, VT, there's a lot of history to discover on both sides of the Lake Champlain Bridge. Now, there's a new way to see all the historic sites, learn a little about them, and be rewarded for completing a unique treasure hunt - the Lake Champlain Bridge Quest!

Photo provided by LakeChamplainRegion.com
New York State's plan to remove a 34-mile section of track between Lake Placid and Tupper Lake has been anything but smooth. The approval by multiple state departments and Gov. Cuomo sparked controversy this past May, and a lawsuit was filed to prevent the track's removal. Although the original plan would have had the track removed in November, the rail-trail project has been delayed until summer of next year.

Have you been hiking in the High Peaks recently? Did you encounter a lot more people than usual? If so, you're not alone. The High Peaks Area has become extremely popular for tourists, and not only are they crowding the mountains, but trails are being damaged by leftover waste. Unfortunately, the solution to these issues won't be simple.

Photo Credit: Mike Tracy
Many of New York's hunting seasons are on their way, but will we see a moose hunting season added to the list soon? In 2015, the New York State Senate passed a bill that would have led to the creation of moose hunting guidelines. Although the bill died in the State Assembly last year, it has once again been approved this year by the State Senate.

Photo Credit: Gerry Lemmo