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Behind the scenes at Rollins Pond
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Breakdown of Adirondack campgrounds
The state Department of Environmental Conservation operates public campgrounds within the Adirondack Park. Most of these campgrounds have reservable sites, but also serve customers on a first come, first served basis. Except for a few exceptions, each campground has hot showers, potable water and trash and recycling.
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How to start a fire in wet conditions
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Additional gear to take ice fishing
Anyone with an ax and a fishing pole can do this," Tim LaDue of Lake Clear says about ice fishing. LaDue has a variety of shanties, augers, poles and tip-ups to make his ice fishing more action-packed and fun, but with a fishing license, pole or line and a way to get through the ice to the water, LaDue is right. Anyone can go ice fishing.
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Choosing the right tip-up
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Shelter from the wind and cold
When thinking of ice fishing, the classic sight of someone hunched over a hole in the ice, jigging rod in hand, perched on a cooler is most likely what comes to mind.
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Basics of Adirondack bass fishing
WHO
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Tips for fishing with young anglers
The combination of Father’s Day weekend, the opening of bass season and New York’s free fishing weekend makes it an ideal time to introduce children to the sport. Here are some tips and techniques for fishing with young anglers:
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Misadventures in falconry
One day I received a phone call from Zack, my friend and falconry sponsor. He was very excited and told me that he was getting ready to go out and do some kite training with his new peregrine, a big female that he had named Fresca.
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Discovering the freedom of the heel
The first run was awkward and clumsy as if I were riding over the snow-covered ground during an earthquake.
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Ice Fishing 101
Ice fishing, aka hardwater angling, is a popular pastime practiced primarily along the ice belt, a cold-weather zone located north of the 41st parallel that spans the globe. In the United States, the pursuit is enjoyed from the far northwest through the Great Lakes and into New England.
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Doing the dirty work
As the four Student Conservation Association workers sat around a campfire on a St. Regis Pond island, storm clouds moved across the sky. An occasional lightning bolt lit up the water and thunderclaps drowned out the crackling of the small fire.
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Densmore shares her passion for the trail
Saranac Lake native Lisa Densmore has penned a new hiking guidebook for the Adirondacks that is geared toward hikers of all levels.
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Madawaska Flow to Quebec Brook
DISTANCE: Up to 7 miles round trip
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Seven Carries Route
DISTANCE: 6 miles one way
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5 Bike Routes from Saranac Lake
Had enough of hiking on muddy, icy trails? Water still a little cold and choppy for your tastes? Tired of swatting flies in the woods? Well, the solution is simple: Get on your bike.
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