As has been my custom for more than a decade or so, I recently spent another fine, March day traveling down Schroon Lake way in order to attend the annual Adirondack Sportsman’s Dinner.
Recently, while watching our family dog toss his stuffed toy around the room, I wondered if he was simply playing, or actually refining his hereditary hunting skills.
North Country winters are normally long and cold. That’s the way it is here. But last year, and now this frigid season, however, things are way out of control.
Tourists takeover this popular summertime destination between May and September, but as the ice covers the lake, the locals come out to reclaim what is theirs: the fish.
Last weekend, I witnessed a fairly large bird repeatedly attack a group of smaller birds at my feeder.
It may not seem like spring will ever get here, but in time, Lake Champlain will thaw and pose a potential danger. Ice fishermen, dog walkers, cross country skiers and cold water wanderers of all sorts, can become victims if they break through thawing or rotten ice.
The Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership (TMSP) in coordination with the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce and Silver Bay YMCA Teen Center are announce they will host the first Ticonderoga End of Winter Carnival Saturday, March 7, at the Ticonderoga Armory, Ticonderoga Recreational Areas, and Northern Lake George Paddle, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
In last week’s column, I referred to the process of rewilding our youth, in the same manner we rewilded our lands.
The Beatles did a song a while back called Day Tripper, if you are lucky, you can listen to it on your way to one of the following programs.
I suppose it’s one of the most common afflictions of age, and it likely explains our unrelenting desire to return to familiar, natural surroundings.
The annual Hague Winter Weekend will take place starting Friday, Feb. 13, and run through Sunday, Feb. 15.
Currently, the Adirondack Park remains the largest state protected area in the contiguous United States.
Minus 18 degrees was displayed on the console of the truck when my cohort picked me up for the trip.
The 2015 edition of the Brant Lake Winter Carnival features the coronation of a king and queen as well as a frying pan tossing contest, an outhouse race, a display of vintage snowmobiles, a broomball tournament, a snowshoeing race and other activities.
As I pen this week’s column on a cold Feb. 1 morning, there is a slight chill in the air. The thermometer reads -8 F, and a stiff wind is blowing in hard from the west. The sun is shining and the scene is idilic.