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Status of Seasonal Access Roads in the Adirondacks

June 4th, 2015 · No Comments · Adirondack News

As of June 3, 2015:

See the Adirondack Trail Information web pages for more information.

Blue Mountain Lake Wild Forest/Township 19 Conservation Easement

  • O’Neill Flow Road is open to motor vehicles to the gate at Barker Pond Road.
  • Barker Pond Road is be open to motor vehicles to the Barker Pond parking lot.

Moose River Plains

  • Moose River Plains (Limekiln Lake-Cedar River) Road is open to motor vehicles its whole length from the Limekiln Lake gate near Inlet to the Cedar River Gate near Indian Lake.
  • Otter Brook Road is open to motor vehicles to the Squaw Lake barrier.
  • Rock Dam Road remains closed.

Perkins Clearing/Speculator Tree Farm

  • All roads designated for public motor vehicle traffic on the Perkins Clearing and Speculator Tree Farm Conservation Easements are open.
  • The section of Jessup River Road, in the Perkins Clearing Conservation Easement, leading to the Spruce Lake Trailhead is soft and should only be traveled by four-wheel drive trucks, SUVs and other high axle vehicles.

Essex Chain Lakes Complex

  • The Shadow Dam Gate and the Cornell/Deer Pond Road will be closed for 1-2 weeks beginning Monday, June 8 to allow for replacement of one of the bridges on the road which is in poor condition.
  • Chain Lakes Road South is open for motor vehicle access to the Old Gooley Club Parking Area.
  • Chain Lakes Road North and Drakes Mill Road are open to allow for public motor vehicle access to the Hudson River/Polaris Bridge Parking Area.

Lake George Wild Forest

  • Gay Pond Road in the Hudson River Recreation Area is open to motor vehicles but is rough.
  • Buttermilk Road Extension in the Hudson River Recreation Area is closed to all motor vehicles.
  • Lily Pond Road off State Route 8 south of Brant Lake is open to motor vehicles.
  • Jabe Pond Road off Split Rock Road and State Route 9N west of Lake George is open to motor vehicles.
  • Dacy Clearing Road is open to motor vehicles from the Hogtown Parking Lot to Dacy Clearing, it may be rough in spots.

Reminder: Seasonal access roads are rough, dirt or gravel roads. Four wheel drive trucks, SUVs and other high axle vehicles are recommended.

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PenAir Announces New Service from Plattsburgh International Airport

May 21st, 2012 · No Comments · Adirondack News


PenAir logoANCHORAGE, ALASKA – PenAir, one of Alaska’s largest regional airlines, will begin service between Plattsburgh, New York, and Boston’s Logan International Airport. Non-stop flights begin on June 15th with 2 flights per day, Monday thru Friday and one flight each Saturday and Sunday. The Plattsburgh to Boston inaugural flight will be flight 161 departing Plattsburgh at 3:05PM, arriving Boston’s Logan Airport at 4:30 PM on June 14, 2012.

“We are excited to start our venture into this market and to bringing our brand of customer service to the Northeast. We are an established 57-year old Alaskan company that prides ourselves on customer service, safety and reliability”, says Hall.

An introductory fare of $66.00 (inclusive of tax) each way will be available on or by calling central reservations at 800-448-4226 starting May 21st. Seats are limited and travel is good from June 15 – June 28, 2012.

The full schedule of flights below officially starts June 15, 2012.

PenAir Schedule - Plattsburgh/Boston

All schedules and fares are available at or by contacting PenAir Central Reservations at 800-448-4226.

“We are extremely pleased to welcome PenAir to our community. They are an airline that prides itself on delivering
excellent service and customer satisfaction. These are two qualities we are thrilled to offer passengers we serve. We have no doubt that PenAir will be successful at Plattsburgh International Airport.” states James Langley, Jr., Chairperson of the Clinton County Legislature.

“We welcome PenAir’s commitment to this special market and look forward to working with them to continue to build the future of Plattsburgh International Airport’, states Garry Douglas, President of the North Country Chamber of Commerce which serves as the marketing and development agency for the airport. “We are especially pleased that they will be basing aircraft and crewmembers here, representing an additional commitment. Now everyone can help the airport development effort by making maximum use of PenAir for both personal and business travel.”

PenAir will also begin service from Boston Logan International Airport to Bar Harbor, ME on May 24, 2012 and Boston to Presque Isle, ME on June 15, 2012.

PenAir is one of the largest regional airlines in Alaska and one of the largest operators of Saab 340 aircraft in the United States. Operations began in a remote village of Alaska in 1955 with a 2-seater-Taylorcraft aircraft. PenAir now operates 11 Saab, 30-passenger aircraft, employs over 500 people in the state of Alaska and is training and hiring over 50 employees on the East Coast. Founder Orin Seybert recently retired from the day to day operations of the company and turned the reigns over to his son, Danny Seybert, who is the Chairmen of the Board and CEO. The airline is a codeshare partner with Alaska Airlines and has electronic ticketing agreements with American, Delta, Alaska, USAir, United and several other carriers.

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Steamship Ticonderoga

May 2nd, 2011 · No Comments · Adirondack Life

The Steamship Ticonderoga
Steamship Ticonderoga at Shelburne Museum 2009_08_22-23_vermont_11 Steamship Ticonderoga Steamship Ticonderoga Drawing

Visit the Steamboat Ticonderoga
Ticonderoga (steamboat) – Wikipedia
Amy’s Dusty Trail: Vacation Memories #2 The Shelburne Museum
LOC: Ferry TICONDEROGASteamer Ticonderoga, Lake Champlain, N.Y.
The ‘Ti’s’ Last Trip – LIFE

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Delightful Scenery, Good Roads

May 25th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Adirondack Life

Adirondack Mountains

“Git up Thar”

The Adirondacks are the paradise of the stagecoach driver. A peculiar genius is this Adirondack driver, as a rule. He does not at all suggest the immortal older Weller. If ever there was a distinctly American type, it is he ; but he belongs to his coach as much as Sandy in the old song belonged to his mill. He is essentially a product of the region. There is nothing conventional either in his speech or his appearance. The only concession he is known to make to the generally accepted social decalogue is in the matter of smoking. Adirondack Stage DriverAn Adirondack stage-driver smokes continually, but he never appears on the roof of his coach with a pipe in his mouth ; that would be beneath his dignity. He smokes cigars, and he smokes them from the time he gets up in the morning until he goes to bed at night. In all other respects he has contempt for the dictates of fashion. His topboots and big straw hat are picturesque, but they do not convey any impression that their owner is oppressed with ideas of order ; in fact, they look hot and uncomfortable. Moreover, he drives in his shirt-sleeves, — a proceeding which would have horrified the older generation of English mail-coachmen… (Link)

An Adirondack Stage
Agnew Bros Stage Line
Stages through the ages
“The Great Stagecoach Robbery”
Stage Coach in Hamilton county, 1910 (jpg)
Stage Coach in Hamilton county, 1910 up close (jpg)
Adirondack Stage Coach

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Adirondack Stagecoach 1903

May 25th, 2010 · No Comments ·

An Adirondack Stage
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Lake Champlain Bridge R.I.P.

December 22nd, 2009 · 1 Comment · News

August 27, 1929 – December 28, 2009

Lake Champlain Bridge - Plaque

NYSDOT | Lake Champlain Bridge

Update: Bridge Demolition Delayed Until Monday

It’s Gone: Lake Champlain Bridge Demolition Video

(via The In Box)

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ATVs are for Wusses

December 5th, 2008 · No Comments · Miscellania

Now that the headlines are proclaiming the arrival of $25/barrel oil, it may be time to consider a vehicular upgrade.  The Yin of yesterday’s art post must be balanced by the Yang of Total Destruction or the equilibrium of this blog will never recover.  The environmental-types would definitely not approve.  I want one.

“The unmanned, remote control tank that can go from 0-60 in 3.5 seconds and reach 80 mph while driving over piles of rubble and lesser UGVs? Well, guess what… Now it’s got a big frikkin’ gun on it.” [via BotJunkie]

Howe and Howe Technologies Inc.MS1 Video- Weaponized

Ripsaw MS1 new badass footage

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