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Cannonball Commentary: 90 Miles by Canoe? in a Single Day

The Adirondack Canoe Classic begins tomorrow in Old Forge. The 90-mile race will take more than 250 canoes, kayaks, and guide boats all the way to Saranac Lake. Over the summer, race organizer Brian McDonnell paddled the entire course in a single day--a journey he describes as the "90-mile cannonball." He sent this commentary.  Go to full article
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Economy, Wet Weather Hurt Summer Tourism

It's been a tough summer for tourism businesses around the nation. Here in the North Country, the struggling economy conspired with cool, wet weather to keep summer travelers at home. Brian Mann spoke with Ann Melious, head of the Adirondack Regional Tourism Council.  Go to full article

Frank Pastizo is North Country Public Radio

Frank Pastizzo from Saranac Lake explains what it takes to tell a good story.  Go to full article

Clinton To Tout North Country E-Commerce

Senator Hillary Clinton will make a swing through Jefferson and St. Lawrence counties Saturday. She'll unveil an initiative to promote locally made foods and crafts on the...  Go to full article

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...  Go to full article
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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...  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

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