2017 Lake Placid Memorial Day Weekend Outdoor Recreation Report

2017 Lake Placid Memorial Day Weekend Outdoor Recreation Report

It is shaping up to be a delightful Memorial Day weekend of outdoor fun in Lake Placid, NY, frequently cited as one of the country’s “Best Outdoor Towns.” After the typical Adirondack roller coaster spring weather, things are finally heating up. Air temperatures hit 70 in the Adirondack Mountains this week and the water in […]

New York State Issues Muddy Trail Advisory for Adirondack High Peaks

New York State Issues Muddy Trail Advisory for Adirondack High Peaks

As a new season of outdoor hiking and recreation on public lands in the Adirondack Mountains kicks off, New York State officials issued a warning to hikers. The state’s Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) urged hikers to be cautious and postpone hikes on trails above 2,500 feet until trails at high elevation have dried and […]

Take a hike–doctor’s orders

Take a hike–doctor’s orders

Evidence supports the Adirondack Lifestyle Wellness Theory. . . again. Maria felt under the weather; she was tired and lethargic. Despite her normally sunny disposition she had little enthusiasm for life. She had a tough time mustering any strong feeling, good or bad, about her two young children, happy marriage, or her home nestled in the […]

The Drastic Moods of Spring in the Adirondacks

The Drastic Moods of Spring in the Adirondacks

After a warm and almost hot road bike ride last week, I had to bundle up – just put a coat on, it’s all relative – to go outside this morning. Then, after a chilly weekend, Monday morning dawned 28 degrees and snowing, with an inch of snow on the ground at 2,200 feet outside […]

Short But Sweet Adirondack Hikes – Baxter Mountain

Short But Sweet Adirondack Hikes – Baxter Mountain

A favorite hike report originally published in 2011.  Little effort but big views. At 2,440 feet in elevation, Baxter Mountain is certainly not one of the tallest Adirondack peaks. The stunning views from the top however will surprise hikers who give it a try. Indeed, for a small investment of time and energy, outdoor recreation enthusiasts who […]

Major Arctic Outbreak Imminent in the Adirondacks

Major Arctic Outbreak Imminent in the Adirondacks

By Meteorologist Garrett Marino From one extreme to the other. A strong dichotomous temperature pattern has developed across the country this week, which will conclude on Sunday with the coldest temperatures for cities Philadelphia and New York likely since 1994 (near...
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