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Good Times in Small Towns | Notes in the North Woods

I’ve recently returned from a long weekend, spent in the hamlet of Indian Lake.

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Adirondack Distance Festival Schedule

The 18th edition of the festival will take place Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 27-28, in the towns of Schroon Lake and Chestertown.

County, CATS and Lewis team for trail

The Town of Lewis, Essex County and Champlain Area Trails (CATS) are teaming up to develop multi-use trails at Thrall Dam Park in Lewis.

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The great Adirondack Flycasting Championships | Notes from the North Woods

Although the ancient Egyptians have been credited with utilizing a combination of fur and feathers on a hook for the purpose of angling for fish, there is very little known about the history of flyfishing prior to the seventeenth century.

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The survival of a native species | Notes from the North Woods

September 11 is a date that will long be remembered in the history of this country.

The circle of life

Last evening, I said to my wife, “maybe we should start a fire, it’s getting cool”.

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New York begins its long big game season | Notes from the North Woods

It may seem far too early for hunters to be taking to the woods again, especially in light of the recent 90 degree temperatures.

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Clarkson students to tackle 46 for suicide prevention

Clarkson students Kolby Ziemendorf and Catherine Zarnofsky are scaling the 46 high peaks in an effort to raise awareness for suicide prevention.

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Autumn is knocking on the forest floor | Notes from the North Woods

After enjoying a pleasant and slightly wet, Labor Day weekend, I’ve already been making plans for the impending Fall season.

Cabela’s, Bass Tracker, LL Bean: Sporting scenes in the Adirondacks | Notes from the North Woods

I recently received a phone call from an old friend who wanted to know if I could help him arrange to get a wild turkey for use as a prop in a photo shoot that was to be produced in the area.

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Berried Alive and Under the Shroom | Notes from the North Woods

By nature, humans are foragers.

Flowers tell all! | Conservation Conversations

Frank Woolner wrote a book called “Grouse and Grouse Hunting” back in 1970.

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The 2014 Essex County Fair

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Jay: Fishing, hunting licenses available

Despite glitches in the DEC’s new fishing and hunting licensing software that has slowed processing times, permits are still available for sale, said Jay Town Clerk Beatrice Pelkey.

Cuomo announces designation of monies to fund outdoor recreation

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo anounced funding for multiple projects on Monday, July 21 that will expand and improve outdoor recreational opportunities in the Adirondack Park, including $750,000 to upgrade the Abanakee Dam on the Indian River, which was the site of the Govenor’s Adirondack Challenge in Indian Lake on July 20 to highlight recreational opportunities and promote the region’s tourism industry.

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