Tupper Lake, N.Y. - During the Adirondack Research Consortium’s annual conference on Thursday, May 16th, Tim Holmes, Membership and Appeals Officer for The Wild Center will reveal findings from a recently commissioned socio-economic study of the Center’s regional impact and reach. The Wild Center is a major catalyst and economic engine for the North Country. In a typical year, visitors to The Wild Center and Center operations generate more than $14 million in total regional revenue and 277 jobs.
Even before officially opening in 2006, The Wild Center was a driving economic force in the region. Read more »
Adirondack Challenge and Mayor’s Cup Regatta Dominate Summer Calendar
Adirondack Region, N.Y. - This summer, the Adirondack Region of Northern New York’s scenic waterways dominate the summer calendar from the Black River to Lake Champlain with annual paddling festivals, as well as the inaugural Adirondack Challenge.
In celebration and recognition of the Adirondack Region’s 3,000 lakes, rivers and streams, the Adirondack Challenge, scheduled for July 21 in Indian Lake, will feature an invitational whitewater race, a well as an internationally competitive flatwater race. Enjoy a full day of festivities, live music, local food and children’s activities. To learn more, visit: www.iloveny.com/adkchallenge. Read more »
New York State Campgrounds Set to Re-Open May 17 Throughout Adirondack Park
Adirondack Region, N.Y. - Get a jump on summer and start planning your vacation to the Adirondack Park of northern New York, and book event passes and get prime camping spots when campgrounds reopen for the summer season mid- May.
On May 17, state owned and operated campgrounds will welcome visitors throughout the Adirondack Region. Spots fill up fast, especially at island campgrounds like the Saranac Islands in the Adirondack Lakes Region. Find the perfect Adirondack campsite on ReserveAmerica.com and book now to ensure availability during preferred travel dates. Camping rates are between $16 and $22 per night, and most campsites allow up to six people per site.
In each region of the Adirondacks, summer offers untold adventures and opportunities for discovery. Read more »
Buffalo, N.Y. - New York Sea Grant is taking applications for a week-long teacher training cruise on Lake Ontario. The July 7-13 Shipboard and Shoreline Science Workshop takes place aboard the 180-foot EPA Great Lakes National Program Office research vessel the Lake Guardian, docking in Youngstown, NY. Applications will be accepted through April 30.
The unique learning opportunity for fifteen Grades 4-12 educators and non-formal youth educators teaches them techniques for including Great Lakes science and technology in their classroom curriculum. Read more »
Cornwall, N.Y. - On Saturday, May 4 at 10 a.m., come to the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum for Dig In! Join Environmental Educator Megan Hoffman at the Museum’s Outdoor Discovery Center, on Muser Drive, across from 174 Angola Road, Cornwall, to learn about burrowing animals of all kinds. “Did you know that a single chipmunk can store up to 8-pounds of food in its burrow and each female raises two litters of pups per year, usually 2-6 at a time?” said Megan. Read more »
With the Largest U.S. Park in the Lower 48 and Vast Areas Where Only Stars Light the Night, New York State Has a Long Tradition of Environmentalism
Albany, N.Y. - What better place to celebrate Earth Day than somewhere with no light pollution, no building towering over the forest canopy, no cell phone towers or fast food restaurants, and not much that moves faster than a horse? Head for New York State’s Amish Trail and that’s just what you’ll find. And that’s just one of the many pristine, frozen-in-time treasures of New York State.
There are huge stretches of land where you can drive for hours and never pass a billboard or strip mall, idyllic islands where you’ll feel suspended in time, and vast wilderness areas where you can’t help but connect with nature. In fact, Adirondack Park, with more than 6.2 million acres, is the largest park outside of Alaska, bigger than Yellowstone, Yosemite, Grand Canyon, Glacier and Great Smoky Mountains National Parks combined. Read more »
Pulaski, N.Y. - - With preparations completed on filming of the epic 2012 “The Run,” Team E Media is excited to announce the Sportsman Channel, reaching into 50 million homes, as the official national network for the mini-series. “The Run” will debut on the Sportsman Channel April 29 and run through the end of June 2013.
“The Run” will air 3 times weekly, with the Sportsman Saturday’s fishing block being the prime showing. “The Run” is a 4-part mini-series that chronicles the annual salmon run beginning on Lake Ontario and continuing up New York’s Salmon River in Oswego County. Read more »