Quantcast

Outdoors

Subscribe

Opening day for trout and April Fools | Notes from the North Woods

Researchers finally confirmed what most children already knew, which is the fact that outdoor recreation provides a variety of important benefits beyond the obvious fun and games.

Tease photo

Spring will be seasonally delayed | Notes from the North Woods

Although the arrival of the spring season has come and gone, it appears the winter season will continue to maintain command over the local landscape, with a deep snowpack in the woods, and chilly temperatures in the air.

Tease photo

‘Great Upstate Boat Show’ returns to Qby.’s sports dome next weekend

A boat show that is hosted in a dome for all-weather comfort, is set to open Friday March 27 featuring event discounts, prizes and a wide array of watercraft accessories.

The sporting life: Old as the hills, fresh as the rain | Notes from the North Woods

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.

Tease photo

Thurman ‘Maple Days’ to begin this weekend

Over the next three weekends, area visitors and residents can experience how maple syrup is made if they participate in one of northern Warren County's signature events — Thurman Maple Days. There's also a lot more on tap, including craft sales, visits to a goat farm that produces nationally renowned cheeses, and demonstrations at a rural sawmill.

Tease photo

Learning my lesson | Notes from the North Woods

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.

Tease photo

Armchair angling | Conservation Conversations

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.

Tease photo

Jack Jay, Robber Jay | Notes from the North Woods

Last weekend, I witnessed a fairly large bird repeatedly attack a group of smaller birds at my feeder.

Tease photo

Ice/cold water training on Bulwagga Bay | Conservation Conversations

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.

Tease photo

Damn coyotes! | Notes from the North Woods

In last week’s column, I referred to the process of rewilding our youth, in the same manner we rewilded our lands.

Tease photo

Conservation Conversations

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.

Tease photo

Snowshoe softball tournament enters sixth year

If you’re looking for some good old fashion North Country style fun in the great outdoors with your family, neighbors and friends, exercise a bit and demonstrate your support for a great cause, then sign up for the annual “Be A Donor” (B.A.D.) Snow Shoe Softball Tournament.

Tease photo

Into the wild | Notes from the North Woods

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.

Tease photo

Wild or not, off to the woods we go | Notes from the North Woods

Currently, the Adirondack Park remains the largest state protected area in the contiguous United States.

Tease photo

Oil spill response | Conservation Conversations

Minus 18 degrees was displayed on the console of the truck when my cohort picked me up for the trip.