Bird banding is still going on at Crown Point State Historic Site, and there are more weekend events to plan for around the Park. Plus, the news roundup this week includes a conversation about public roads in wild forest and a moose on the loose.
Fishing, Bird Banding & More Fun Around the Adirondacks
Here’s what’s happening:
- Ausable River Two-Fly Challenge: May 19 – 21
- Twilight Bird Hike at Crown Point State Historic Site: May 20
- Lamphear Memorial Fishing Derby: May 20 & 21
- 26th Annual War College of the Seven Years War at Fort Ticonderoga: May 20 – 22
- Rusty DeWees Comedy Show at Paul Smiths: May 21
- Bird Banding at Crown Point State Historic Site: through May 21
- Plattsburgh Card & Collectible Show: May 21
- Paddlesport Demo Day in Saranac Lake: May 21
- 100 Bird Trap Shoot in Long Lake: May 21
- North Country Jazz Project Benefit Concert: May 22
- Birds & Blooms at AIC: May 22
View the full events calendar >>
News Around the Park With Public Roads, a Moose on the Loose & More
APA Looks Into Complicated Matter of Public Roads in Wild Forest
Adirondack Explorer reports that the Adirondack Park Agency (APA) has been tasked with initiating a cap on the miles of road in lands designated as wild forest. While it’s clear what constitutes wild forest, what exactly is considered a road, and what is considered material increase, leaves more room for questions.
The “material increase” is important, as it has been stated in the APA rules and regulations that there will be no material increase in the mileage of roads and snowmobile trails open to motorized vehicles in the wild forest.
The matter is open to a 60-day public comment period, and you can find more info here: https://apa.ny.gov/Mailing/2022/05/stateLand.htm
The DEC Rescues a Moose on the Loose in Schenectady
A female moose (cow moose) recently found its way into a fenced-in backyard in Schenectady. The DEC posted a video on Twitter of a forest ranger successfully releasing the moose in the southern Adirondacks. The moose had to be immobilized first, which is a last-resort option.
You can see the video of the release here: https://twitter.com/NYSDEC/status/1526268763905171456
Raquette Lake Navigation Owners Pass the Torch to the Next Generation
Raquette Lake Navigation owners Dean and Donna Pohl have officially transferred ownership of the business to the second generation, Rachel and Jim, as shared by a Facebook post on Tuesday. The siblings have worked with Raquette Lake Navigation from its beginnings in 1991. The parents will stay on board in some capacities.
The cruise company that boasts near-perfect Google reviews offers dining and sightseeing tours on Raquette Lake, and their 2022 season starts up on June 4. Find them at raquettelakenavigation.com.
Whiteface Veterans Memorial Highway Opens This Friday
The Veterans Memorial Highway on Whiteface Mountain reopens for the season this Friday, May 20. Drive up to the top of the mountain and enjoy the spectacular views from 8:45am to 5:30pm daily through October 10.
Check out the rates here: https://whiteface.com/todo/whiteface-veterans-memorial-highway/
Lake Placid Highlighted as One of the Top Charming Small Towns in the State
Not surprisingly, Lake Placid has received yet another accolade: the Village has been highlighted along with eight others in the state on World Atlas’s recent roundup of the nine most charming small towns in New York.
With only 2,303 residents, Lake Placid fits the bill for “small,” and it’s certainly charming, with gorgeous scenery, year-round outdoor activities, and its rich history with the winter Olympics.
Plan ahead for Memorial Day Weekend >>
- Adirondack Explorer: When it comes to wild forest, how many roads are too many?
- World Atlas: 9 Most Charming Small Towns In New York