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Outhouse Races take over icy Lake George

 It may seem odd enough to some just walking out on the ice during Lake George’s Winter Carnival, but what about racing beautifully crafted outhouses?

Cool days and cold nights | Notes from the North Woods

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.

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‘Wild, Wild, West’ Winterfest activities slated

Indian Lake’s 30th annual Winterfest “Wild, Wild, West” will be taking place Thursday, February 13 to Sunday, Feb. 15, and once again activities are planned for the whole weekend.

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It’s a good life | Notes from the North Woods

After being asked to describe his 60-plus year career as an Adirondack guide, the late Tony Deepe of Lake George claimed simply, “It’s been a good life.”

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Daydreams, schemes and other such things | Notes from the North Woods

As I peer out the back porch window, there are thick frost flowers clouding my view.

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Brant Lake Winter Carnival plans discussed at business alliance meeting

Plans for the wildly successful annual Brant Lake Winter Carnival -- and the potential dissolution of the Adirondack Performing Arts Committee -- were the leading topics discussed recently by members of the Tri-Lakes Business Alliance.

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Cold weather puts ‘em on ice | Notes from the North Woods

The recent cold snap and heavy snowfall has certainly helped to firm up ice conditions across the region. The recent cold snap and heavy snowfall has certainly helped to firm up ice conditions across the region.

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Saranac Lake Fish and Game Club preps for gun show

Vendors participating in the Saranac Lake Fish and Game Club's gun show discuss memorabilia, exchange of ideas before this weekend's event.

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Re-wilding a natural experience | Notes from the North Woods

The term “rewilding” is credited to conservationist and environmentalist activist/terrorist Dave Foreman, who is recognized as one of the founders of the Earth First! movement.

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A Puppy’s Present! | Conservation Conversations

The weather man said 40 degrees and rain, with driving wind gusts up to 50 miles per hour.

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A classic Adirondack Christmas story | Notes from the North Woods

Every year, our family gathers around an extremely well decorated tree on Christmas eve, in order to share a long held tradition of reading a Christmas story.

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The first winter ski | Notes from the North Woods

Well, I finally got out there! I’d been patiently awaiting the first ski trip of the New Year, since the beginning of Big Game season,

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Fish trap expected to pay dividends for salmon fishery

A significant upgrade at the Ed Weed Fish Culture Station in Grand Isle is expected to pay dividends for the health of the salmon population in Lake Champlain.

2014-15 Family Fun Day Passes for Ski Bowl Park now available

The town of Johnsburg and Gore Mountain announce the release of the 2014-15 Family Fun Day Passes for Ski Bowl Park.

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Fat Guys in the Woods! | Notes from the North Woods

I recently watched an episode of “Fat Guys in the Woods”, a new reality show which features a group of three or four amateur woodsman roughing it in the forested mountains of Tennessee.