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Putting in. What could go wrong? Photo: David Sommerstein
Putting in. What could go wrong? Photo: David Sommerstein

Early bird campers get the wilderness to themselves near Old Forge

Tent? Check. Marshmallows? Check. If you don't mind chilly dips in the water or black flies, early season camping is a great time to beat the crowds to the wilderness.  Go to full article

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The Cub Scouts of Pack 78 in Colton.
The Cub Scouts of Pack 78 in Colton.

Heard Up North: the law of the pack

Earlier this month, Todd Moe gave a presentation on radio and NCPR for a group of Cub Scouts, their den leaders and parents in Colton. Some of the boys are working on their Communication badges, which requires them to learn more about local media outlets.

After the meeting, Todd asked the Scouts - tigers, wolves, bears and Webelos -- to recite their motto and talk about Scouting for today's Heard Up North.  Go to full article
A fern meadow on Schuyler Island (Photo:  Brian Mann)
A fern meadow on Schuyler Island (Photo: Brian Mann)

Audio postcard: Kayaking and camping on Lake Champlain's Schuyler Island

Schuyler Island, on Lake Champlain, is one of the most historic places in the North Country. Benedict Arnold fled there with his rebel fleet after the Battle of Valcour Island in 1776.

These days, the 120-acre island is part of the Adirondack Park, with wild forests and meadows and marshes. Brian Mann paddled to Schuyler Island for a camping trip last weekend and sends this audio postcard.  Go to full article

Gas prices cut truck sales

The North Country has long been home to four-wheel-drive trucks and full-size SUVs. Our roads, whether they're caked with ice or riddled by potholes, often demand something a little more rugged. But rising gas prices are making even die-hard SUV drivers think about getting something more fuel-efficient and selling their beloved gas guzzlers. Trouble is, no one's buying. Even some dealers won't accept full-size trucks or SUVs as trade-ins anymore. And, as Jonathan Brown reports, a kind of vehicle hysteria is setting in.  Go to full article

APA Withdraws Campground Regulation

The Adirondack Park Agency has withdrawn a proposed regulation that could have adversely affected owners of campgrounds and long-term campers in the Adirondacks. The decision, which was announced Thursday by Senator Betty Little, comes after a meeting last week between elected officials around the park, campground owners, the APA and other state officials. As Chris Knight reports, the agency was under intense political pressure to scrap the proposed regulation.  Go to full article

Little: Campground Regulation "Arbitrary"

State Senator Betty Little says a regulation being proposed by the Adirondack Park Agency could adversely affect owners of campgrounds and long-term campers in the Adirondacks. As Chris Knight reports, the Senator plans to meet with APA officials next week to discuss the rule change.  Go to full article
Camping on Sacandaga (Source: NYS DEC)
Camping on Sacandaga (Source: NYS DEC)

Despite Rain, Campgrounds Expected To Fill Up

Despite the rainy forecast, traffic is expected to be heavy this weekend at north country campgrounds. Earlier this spring, five of the region's campgrounds made a list of the 100 most popular family campgrounds in the U-S. As Brian Mann reports, state officials want visitors to leave the beer kegs at home.  Go to full article

Bear Canister Rule Proposed for High Peaks

New York state wants overnight campers to carry bear-resistant canisters in the eastern High Peaks. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article
View of Lake Champlain from Split Rock area
View of Lake Champlain from Split Rock area

APA Approves Plans For Lake Champlain, Indian Lake

The Adirondack Park Agency approved two new management plans last week. The documents will shape public recreation in the Siamese Ponds wilderness area, near Indian Lake, and along a popular shoreline of Lake Champlain. As Brian Mann reports, pro-environment groups won major concessions during last-minute negotiations.  Go to full article

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