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Wet woods, high water and tall tales | Notes from the North Woods

It’s been an extremely, wet week to be in the woods, which is good for mushrooms, gardeners, whitewater paddlers and waterfall photographers, but not for much else.

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It's time for the Best Fourth in the North!

Events run today through Saturday

Details have been announced for the upcoming 2015 Best 4th In The North Celebration beginning on July 1.

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Hague set for July 3 bash

The Independence party gets started a day early in the town of Hague, where fireworks and a concert will take place Friday, July 3.

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New EPA study: Trout and salmon will vanish by 2100 without action on climate change

All of the Adirondack Park’s iconic trout and salmon fishing destinations and cold-water fisheries would disappear from the landscape by the end of the century without global action to prevent the climate from overheating the park’s rivers, lakes and streams, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reported late Monday.

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The last eastern cougar | Notes from the North Woods

According to a Proposed Rule document recently issued by the US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), the known status of the eastern puma within its historical range is extinct.

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Fly fishing competition lands in Placid | Conservation Conversations

Once again the USA Fly Fishing Competition came to Lake Placid. Some of the top fly fishing guys from around the country, gathered to test their skills and try their luck on the West Branch of the Ausable and Mirror Lake.

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The original anglers | Notes from the North Woods

Nearly 5,000 years ago, a pair of ancient anglers waded out into the frigid waters of the Baltic Sea.

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Montcalm Mile expects to draw record field

Montcalm Mile expects to draw record field

A record field is expected for the 2015 Montcalm Mile.

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Ausable’s Two Fly Challenge | Conservation Conversations

“You’ve got to bring the 2 lines through the loop twice, then spit on it and draw the lines tight”, I said as we sat in room 19 of the Mountain Brook Motel in Wilmington NY”.

Take a hike, buddy! | Notes from the North Woods

In the current age, where everyone has instant access to everything in a moment with the simple push of a button; it’s nice to know there are still a few places left that require more of an effort.

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Lake Placid makes cut for Ironman 70.3 World Championship

Chattanooga, Tennessee and St. George, Utah named other two finalists

Lake Placid is now just one of three locations in the running to host the 2017 Ironman 70.3 World Championship, news that has some locals excited for what it could mean for the village.

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Roe Pond Fishing Tournament held for 25th year in Mineville

The 25th Annual Roe Pond Fishing Tournament for kids was held Saturday, May 23.

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The original campers | Notes from the North Woods

Over the years, I’ve had the good fortune to have traveled in the company of many highly skilled outdoor travelers.

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Passing down the fishing pole | Conservation Conversations

It was 25 years ago, when some fellas from Moriah got together and decided it was time do to something for the kids.

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Lake George Association receives grant to further work

The Lake George Association has been awarded $2,500 from the International Paper Foundation to support a program that monitors streams that feed Lake George to evaluate water quality.

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