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Entries from February 18th, 2006

Sable Highlands – The newest Adirondack Recreation Area

February 18th, 2006 · 2 Comments · News

Update: Barnes Pond – Rambling Around the Sable Highlands

New trail opens onto wilderness vista

In 2002, Governor George Pataki put forth his goal of preserving over 1 million new acres of open space over the next decade. Early this year, he made a significant step toward that goal by announcing the purchase of over 100,000 acres of land located in the northern region of Franklin and Clinton Counties.

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Wilmington Notch Roadwork Ahead

February 18th, 2006 · No Comments · News

Update: July 2006 – Roadwork is complete. Still dangerous, but now the wall is bulletproof. Watch out for cyclists!!


The New York State Department of Transportation after years of temporary solutions, much research, and public comment has announced the commencement of repairs this Spring along Routes 73 and 86 in Essex County. Luck Brothers of Plattsburgh, NY has been awarded the contract – Yeah for them! Construction along these two routes will significantly impact access to the Lake Placid – High Peaks region of the Adirondacks from points East, specifically the Northway.

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Birding Buzz

February 18th, 2006 · No Comments · Destination Marketing

Los Ranchos de Albuquerque: A bird creates a buzz

“I don’t think I’m exaggerating,” Powell said, when he estimated that as many as 400 birders descended on the 800 block of Pueblo Solano Road Northwest from Jan. 23 to Feb. 1.

All for a Yellow Grosbeak. Another good reason to increase the birding activity in the Adirondack region. The more birding, the more likelyhood of rare bird sightings.