Paul Smiths, NY, Jan 25, 2012 — It's shaping up to be another tough week weather-wise for the North Country. Rain and temperatures in the forties forced volunteer crews in Saranac Lake to suspend work on the Winter Carnival ice palace.
The Mt. Van Hoevenberg cross country ski center in Lake Placid closed because of the drizzly weather.
The forecast at Whiteface Mountain this morning includes a chance for rain. And the Ski Bowl in North Creek is closed, with just 60% of Gore Mountain's trails open.
One bright spot this winter has been the VIC at Paul Smiths. The facility was threatened with closure in 2010 when the Adirondack Park Agency decided that it was too expensive to operate.
But Paul Smiths College and a group of local residents have worked to keep the VIC open. Brian Mann checked out the trails last week and has our story. Go to full article
Paul Smiths, NY, May 30, 2011 — Early last year after state budget cuts, the Adirondack Park Agency announced it couldn't afford to keep running the visitor interpretive center at Paul Smiths.
It seemed natural the school would take over the much-loved interpretive center. But nothing is simple. It ended up working out, and Paul Smiths VIC reopened this weekend. Nora Flaherty has the story of how the college is making the VIC its own. (Tomorrow, Brian Mann reports on the rebirth of the Newcomb VIC.) Go to full article
Mar 16, 2001 — For all its natural beauty, the Adirondack Park is a place defined by people. Towns and villages are scattered within the blue line. Laws and regulations protect the environment. As Brian Mann reports, the Adirondack Park Agency is working to reshape one of its Visitor Interpretive Centers. The idea is to bring the human element into sharper focus. Go to full article