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Woodcarver Carl Borst works on his raccoon in the window of Goody Goody's in Saranac Lake
Woodcarver Carl Borst works on his raccoon in the window of Goody Goody's in Saranac Lake

For the Love of Wood: Adirondack Carousel's Creatures Come to Life

Work is underway on a menagerie of wooden figures that will be displayed in the Adirondack Carousel in Saranac Lake. Organizers say the carousel building, still in the planning stages, will incorporate the fun of a traditional merry-go-round with the look of an Adirondack camp. It will include 20 indigenous animals. Carvers from across New York and the country are donating their time and talents to create the carousel animals. But you won't find any horses in this collection, instead there's a beaver, raccoon, eagle, loon, trout and even a blackfly. Todd Moe caught up with one of the carvers, who's working on the raccoon in a toy store window in downtown Saranac Lake this summer.  Go to full article

Commentary: Returning to the North Country

Phil Kokotailo moved from a small town in the North Country to a suburb of Cleveland seven years ago. He teaches high school English there. But after school is out, he comes back for good reason.  Go to full article

Cycling For Trees

Arborists and tree care specialists began riding yesterday in the 12th annual Tour des Trees, sponsored by the International Society of Arboriculture. This year's route is 600 miles from Ottawa to Montreal, passing through the North Country from the Thousand Islands to Watertown across the Adirondacks and Lake Champlain to Vermont. David Sommerstein talks to two participants on the road.  Go to full article

Outdoor Recreation Call-in

Playing outdoors is a way of life in the North Country. It's also a fast-growing industry and sometimes a cause for conflict between people who see outdoor fun differently. ...  Go to full article
Triathlete Sandy Izzo<br />photos by Nancie Battaglia

Focus On Outdoor Recreation: The Drama and the Perils of the Lake Placid Ironman

This week, North Country Public Radio is exploring outdoor recreation. It's a passion for many in the region, but also a major business - a cornerstone of the tourism...  Go to full article

Music Fills the Hills: The Seagle Music Colony

For nearly 90 years, the Seagle Music Colony in the eastern Adirondacks has offered talented young singers a secluded summer haven to polish their skills. The seven-week...  Go to full article

Focus On Outdoor Recreation: Mountain Biking

The Adirondack Park Mountain Biking Initiative holds its summer meeting this Thursday in Newcomb. The group - headed by Lee and Judi Borland of Lake Placid - is working to...  Go to full article

Hurricane Crag: Rock Climbing in the Adirondacks, part 1

Rock climbing in the Adirondacks--these days it's more sophisticated and much safer. But the reasons people climb are much the same. They go looking for adventure and amazing...  Go to full article

Five Days of Outdoor Recreation Stories

David Sommerstein talks with Brian Mann about this week's special series on outdoor recreation.  Go to full article

Nature Walks: What to Look for on the Hiking Trail

Horticulturist Amy Ivy tells us what she looks for during hikes through the Adirondacks.  Go to full article

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