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Tourism Numbers Down In The High Peaks

There's no official count yet, but preliminary figures show that the number of visitors to the high peaks was down again this year. The decrease has been happening steadily since 1998. Jody Tosti spoke with the Adirondack Mountain Club's Director about why he thinks the number of campers and hikers is continuing to drop.  Go to full article
Looking out from Pyramid...

The Big Loop: Hiking Gothics, Armstrong & Upper Wolfjaw

As the summer winds to a close, this is the best time of year for hiking in the Adirondacks. The trails are dry and relatively bug-free. The days are still long enough to enjoy a leisurely ramble. Brian Mann made a trek recently in the mountains above Keene Valley, following a classic route that loops over three high peaks. He sends this audio postcard.  Go to full article

Margot and John Ernst are North Country Public Radio

Margot and John Ernst are seasonal residents of Elk Lake. John's family has summered there for generations.  Go to full article

Funny Cide in Saratoga Springs

The rematch between Funny Cide and Empire Maker is looking for likely for Saturday evening in Saratoga Springs. Funny Cide, owned in part by a group of businessmen from...  Go to full article

Brett McLeod is North Country Public Radio

Paul Smith's College graduate and North American Axe-Throwing Champion Brett McLeod explains his hurling technique.  Go to full article
Scientists at Paul Smiths College conference discuss invasive species

Scientists Say Invading Species Threaten North Country Lakes, Rivers

A half-dozen invasive plant and animal species are spreading in North Country lakes and rivers. Organisms like Eurasian watermilfoil and zebra mussels edge out less...  Go to full article
Activist and author Bill McKibben, above, and Greenpeace executive director John Passacantando, below,  spoke in Lake Placid

North Country Activists Condemn Bush War, Envionment, and Energy Policies

Activists gathered near Lake Placid over the weekend to protest the policies of President George Bush. At a rally organized by the group Adirondack Voices for Peace,...  Go to full article

Profile: Ross Whaley is Pataki's Choice to Lead APA

The Adirondack Park Agency is meeting this week in Saranac Lake. Governor Pataki has announced his choice for a new chairman for the agency. Ross Whaley is former President...  Go to full article

Paul Smith's Conferees Link Phosphorous Pollution to Development

Scientists at a water quality conference at Paul Smith's College say phosphorous pollution is damaging lakes and rivers across the Adirondacks. Despite decades of...  Go to full article
Barbara McMartin, Author, Activist

Barbara McMartin, Adirondack Historian, Guide & Activist

For 30 years, Barbara McMartin has been one of the Adirondacks' most prolific authors. From her home in the southern Adirondacks, McMartin has also played a leading role in...  Go to full article

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