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Have the 46 High Peaks become too crowded? That's a question many environmental advocates have asked in response to the significant rise in the number of hikers recently.

In addition to more hiking incidents, such as winter rescues, increased activity endangers natural resources. As we prepare for another busy summer season where even more hikers are expected to hike the high peaks, some feel it is time to update the region's management plan.

Photo Credit: Jacob Geer
Located just outside the Blue Line, Plattsburgh International Airport is one of the main northern access points for people interested in visiting the Adirondacks from far away. To help upgrade the airport's facilities and create jobs, New York State will kick-start a $43 million revitalization project.

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If there's one word to describe the current winter season, it's "unpredictable." Temperatures have fluctuated between above freezing one week to single digits the next, and rainy days have been very common. Even worse, this warm weather has created dangerously thin ice on lakes and ponds in the Adirondacks, making snowmobile & ice safety of the utmost importance this time of year.

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One of the greatest aspects of the Adirondack Park is its numerous hiking and biking trails, which bring visitors to breathtaking landscapes and scenery. As a way to increase access even more, the Adirondacks will be included in an ambitious three-year, $200 million project to create the nation's largest multi-use trail here in New York State!

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The debate over the future classification of the Boreas Ponds Tract has been one of the most significant in recent years, with various groups advocating for full access, no access, or some access. Although official public hearings have ended, a few Adirondack media outlets will host a public forum to discuss what the future holds for this controversial tract.

On Monday, January 23, 2017 Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a new $20 million project to create state-of-the-art skiing, lodging, dining, and year-round activities at Gore and Whiteface Mountains.

According to a press release, the investments are intended to both enhance current facilities and create new opportunities to further develop on- and off-season tourism. 


Skiers and snowboarders take the lift at Gore Mountain.

In the summer of 1973, the largest manhunt in New York State at the time took place in the Adirondacks for serial killer Robert Garrow. After 12 days of fear, the manhunt ended and Garrow was captured alive. Adirondack Films aims to produce a true account of Garrow's life, and Act 1 of the movie will be shown on January 28th.

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For over four decades, the Frontier Town theme park in North Hudson was an entertainment hotspot in the Adirondacks. However, ever since it shut down in 1998, the region has struggled economically. To revitalize this community, there is a $32 million project to transform the old theme park into a recreational hub - the Gateway to the Adirondacks!

The recent snowfall in the Adirondacks has transformed the region into a winter wonderland, creating the perfect setting for the upcoming holidays. From outdoor winter activities to even more holiday entertainment, look forward to everything this weekend has to offer in the Adirondacks: December 16-18!

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During the chillier months of the year, a local brewpub can be a great place to escape the cold and spend time with friends and members of the community. Tupper Lake's own Big Tupper Brewing is set to reopen its brewpub on Wednesday, December 7th, and offer an updated menu and more!

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