Adirondacks camping Cross-Country Skiing Current Conditions High Peaks hiking ice fishing skiing snowboarding snowmobiling snowshoeing Tech weather winter sports

More Snow: Current Adirondack Outdoor Conditions (Feb 28) –


CompassCompassThis weekly report of outside recreation circumstances within the Adirondacks is compiled every Thursday afternoon and absolutely up to date by Friday afternoon.

Contribute Your Information: Add a remark under, or ship your observations, corrections, updates, and recommendations to [email protected]

Study and apply the seven Depart No Hint rules. Perform what you might have carried in. Don’t depart gear, meals, or different gadgets at lean-tos and campsites. Don’t litter. Take the free on-line Depart No Hint course right here.

BE PREPARED! Begin sluggish, achieve expertise. Carry correct security gear and climate safety and convey loads of water, lights and a map. When on the path: maintain the group collectively, watch the time, and be ready to show again. Accidents occur to probably the most skilled individuals. Be ready to spend an unplanned night time within the woods in freezing temperatures. All the time carry meals, an area blanket, emergency whistle, first help package, hearth making instruments, additional clothes layers and socks, and a map and compass. Inform somebody of your itinerary and simply earlier than getting into the backcountry or launching a ship examine the Nationwide Climate Service watches, warnings, and advisories right here. Comply with Adirondack climate forecasts at Burlington and Albany and seek the advice of the Excessive Elevation, Recreation, or Lake Champlain forecasts.

February 28th, 2019 – SPECIAL NOTICES

HAZARDOUS WEATHER: One to 3 inches is predicted Saturday afternoon  via Sunday morning; with heavier quantities anticipated for Sunday night time and Monday.  Examine the newest Nationwide Climate Service native climate watches, warnings and advisories right here and Mountain Forecasts right here.

AVALANCHE DANGER: The New York State Division of Environmental Conservation has issued a warning of an Elevated Danger of Avalanches. Avalanche hazard will increase throughout and instantly after main snowfalls as we’ve had just lately, and through thaws akin to we could have Sunday. Skier triggered avalanches and different avalanches have been noticed within the Excessive Peaks, together with on Mt. Colden and the west aspect of Whiteface Mountain. Snow depths within the Excessive Peaks’ excessive elevation slopes vary from three to 6 ft. The present snow pack already has distinct layers shaped by rain and soften/freeze cycles. Because of excessive winds, snows depths are deeper on leeward slopes or areas of snow deposits, similar to gullies. Decrease snow layers could also be reactive to the added stresses of the current snows and thaws, creating circumstances conducive to avalanches. Avalanches can happen in any state of affairs the place snow, slope, and climate mix to create the right circumstances. Whereas a lot of the steep open terrain is discovered within the Excessive Peaks Area of the Adirondacks, avalanche-prone terrain is discovered on mountains all through the Adirondacks, together with Snowy Mountain in Hamilton County. Further info on avalanche hazard, preparedness, and security precautions is on the market on the DEC’s Avalanche Web site.

WINTER TRAIL CONDITIONS: Snowshoes or skis are wanted for backcountry journey in all places and traction units are wanted for icy parking tons and icy locations on trails. A number of inches of recent snow fell once more Wednesday night time throughout a lot of the area, and most areas acquired 6-12 inches of latest snow this week. One to 3 inches is predicted Saturday afternoon via Sunday morning; with heavier quantities anticipated for Sunday night time and Monday. Some lesser used trails stay unbroken Thursday – anticipate to interrupt path Monday in all places and plan accordingly. Summit temperatures are anticipated to be within the teenagers, with the wind chill close to zero all through the weekend. Earlier than getting into the back-country examine the newest Nationwide Climate Service native climate watches, warnings and advisories right here and Mountain Forecasts right here.


SNOW COVER: A number of inches of recent snow fell once more Wednesday night time throughout a lot of the area, and most areas acquired 6-12 inches of latest snow this week. One to 3 inches is predicted Saturday afternoon via Sunday morning; with heavier quantities anticipated for Sunday night time and Monday. There’s present to 1 to three ft of snow throughout the Adirondacks, with the deepest snows within the Southwestern Adirondacks and within the Excessive Peaks and different larger elevation areas.  There’s about 5 ft of snow at Lake Colden (2,750 ft), and extra above about Three,000 ft, within the Excessive Peaks and on different summits. The newest snow depths in inches reported in across the Adirondacks could be discovered right here.

DOWNHILL FACILITIES: Downhill circumstances can be wonderful, however quick this weekend on 6-12 inches of recent snow this week. One to 3 inches is predicted Saturday afternoon by way of Sunday morning; with heavier quantities anticipated for Sunday night time and Monday. All amenities are working with almost all of their terrain open, excepting slides and a few steeper larger mountain terrain, as avalanche advisories stay in impact. Newest Circumstances: Titus, Whiteface, Gore, Oak Mountain, McCauley Mountain, Mt Pisgah and West Mountain.

CLASSIC CROSS-COUNTRY SKI REPORT: All of the groomed cross nation amenities are working with almost all of their terrain and wonderful circumstances on 6-Eight inches of recent snow by way of Wednesday. One to 3 inches is predicted Saturday afternoon by way of Sunday morning; with heavier quantities anticipated for Sunday night time and Monday.  Snowboarding is superb on the Tupper Lake trails, at Paul Smiths, Dewey Mountain, Cascade and Mount Van Hoevenberg, and at Garnet Hill close to North Creek, and at Lapland Lake close to Northville.

BACK-COUNTRY SKI REPORT: Backcountry routes are all ski-able with good, although variable, circumstances by way of the weekend (except for Keene Valley which picked up much less snow this week, so trails are skiable, however with thinner circumstances). In all places downhills will probably be quick, and a few blowdown might stay, so use warning. Some trails stay unbroken from current snow, and drifts. Some areas could also be windblown to frozen granular, however there’s a strong base in all places. One to 3 inches is predicted Saturday afternoon by means of Sunday morning; with heavier quantities anticipated for Sunday night time and Monday. An replace with extra detailed circumstances within the Tri-Lakes and Excessive Peaks space might be discovered right here, courtesy the Adirondack Ski Touring Council / Barkeater Trails Alliance. Further circumstances reviews for again nation snowboarding might be discovered on the Adirondack Backcountry Snowboarding Fb Group Web page.

SNOWMOBILE REPORT: Snowmobile trails acquired a reset across the area this week, and all trails are open and in good to wonderful situation. Anticipate to come across busy trails and use warning, prudent velocity, and hold proper. Anticipate to come across icy areas, particularly on in style trails. See further native snowmobile reviews under, by area.


RIVERS AND STREAMS: Rivers and streams across the area are operating about regular for this time of yr. Many rivers and streams stay open, or cowl in skinny ice.

LAKE ICE: Most ice could be very thick, however many individuals and automobiles have gone by way of the ice this yr already, and proceed to take action each weekend, together with snowmobiles, ATVs, and vans. Use excessive warning on ice – ice that holds snow, might not maintain the load of an individual. Verify ice depths often whereas crossing. Keep away from ice over in channels and close to different operating water, close to inlets and retailers and close to boathouses and docks – particularly these with “bubblers” or different ice prevention units.

STREAM GAGES: Stream gages could also be affected by snow and ice. The next streamgage readings have been noticed on Thursday afternoon. Comply with the newest river forecasts right here and USGS stream gages right here.

Moose River at McKeever – four.61 ft (2/28): four.60 ft (2/21)
Raquette River at Piercefield – 6.07 ft (2/28): 6.65 ft (2/21)
AuSable River at Ausable Forks – 2.23 ft (2/28): 2.19 ft (2/21)
Hudson River at North Creek – Three.85 ft (2/28): Three.86 ft (2/21)
Schroon River at Riverbank (Route 11) – Three.51 ft (2/28): Three.37 ft (2/21)
Lake Champlain at Whitehall – 97.10 ft (2/28): 97.31 ft (2/21)


SUN AND MOON SATURDAY: Dawn Saturday in Lake Placid can be at 6:31 am and sundown at 5:45 pm, offering 11 hours and 14 minutes of daylight. The Moon will rise at four:33 am Saturday morning, and set at 1:57 pm, Saturday afternoon. Will probably be about 14% illuminated.

DO NOT RELY ON TECHNOLOGY: Don’t depend upon digital know-how within the backcountry. Cellphone protection is spotty at greatest and sometimes non-existent. GPS sign may be poor beneath heavy tree cowl. Batteries expire shortly in chilly temperatures. Plan and put together rigorously earlier than getting into the backcountry and all the time carry a map and compass – and know tips on how to use them.

AVOID MINES AND CAVES WHERE BATS ARE PRESENT: DEC has urged outside adventurers to droop exploration of cave and mine websites which will function seasonal houses for hibernating bats. Human disturbances are particularly dangerous to the State’s bat inhabitants because the arrival of the illness referred to as white-nose syndrome, which has killed greater than 90 % of bats at hibernation websites in New York. All posted notices proscribing using caves and mines ought to be adopted. Should you encounter hibernating bats whereas underground, DEC encourages you to go away the world as shortly and quietly as potential. Anybody getting into a northern long-eared bat hibernation website from October 1 by way of April 30, the standard interval of hibernation for bats, could also be topic to prosecution. Study extra right here.

KEEP PETS LEASHED: Hold your pet underneath management. Restrain your pet on a leash when others strategy. Gather and bury droppings away from water, trails and camp websites. Maintain your pet away from consuming water sources. Canine have to be leashed within the Japanese Zone of the Excessive Peaks when on trails, at primitive tent websites, at lean-to websites, all over the place above four,000 ft, or at different areas the place the general public congregates. Canine ought to be stored leashed in all places within the Adirondack Park for the security of your canine, the safety of wildlife and uncommon crops, and out of courtesy to fellow recreationists.

GROUP SIZE RESTRICTIONS: Giant teams have considerably extra impression on the paths, pure assets and different customers. DEC regulation restricts group measurement within the Excessive Peaks Wilderness (which now consists of the previous Dix Mountain Wilderness) to not more than 15 hikers (day customers) or Eight campers (in a single day customers) and encourages this apply to be adopted in different areas. Outdoors the Excessive Peaks Wilderness, DEC regulation requires a short lived allow be issued to authorize organized occasions of greater than twenty individuals; tenting on the similar location for greater than three nights; or tenting in teams of greater than 10 individuals.

VOLUNTEER FOR TRAIL WORK: It doesn’t matter what your sport, should you’re a path consumer contemplate contributing your efforts to one of many many organizations devoted to sustaining the area’s community of hundreds of miles of trails.


* signifies new or current gadgets.

Together with Dix Mountain, Big Mountain, Hurricane Mountain, Jay Mountain, McKenzie Mountain, Sentinel Vary Wildernesses, Lake Placid, and Wilmington
These are current modifications, older modifications for this space may be discovered right here.

* Deep Snow – Snowshoes Required (2/28): Snowshoes or skis are required all over the place within the Excessive Peaks Wilderness. Snow depths vary from 2 to three ft at decrease elevations. At Lake Colden there’s about 5 ft of snow and extra above Three,000 ft (914 m).

** Higher Jay Ice Dam (2/28): The Higher Jay ice jam stays in place. The channel minimize two weeks in the past by crews from Essex County and the City of Jay, with help from New York State, stays open. Temperatures are forecast to stay under freezing with minimal precipitation over the subsequent 10 days suggesting the jam will stay by way of the subsequent week or extra. Study extra about ice and ice jams on the Ausable River Affiliation’s web site.

* Gulf Brook Street (2/28): Gulf Brook Street is skiable on recent snow Wednesday. The street is closed to motor automobiles, and is plowed to the parking space. Gulf Brook Street will reopen to motor automobiles on the finish of mud season in spring.

Elk Lake Conservation Easement Tract: The paths by way of the Elk Lake Conservation Easement Tract – to Mt. Marcy by way of Panther Gorge and to Dix Mountain – are open for public use. Nevertheless, the Clear Pond Gate is closed for the winter. The Clear Pond Parking Space is 2 miles from the Elk Lake Trailhead – plan your travels accordingly.

** Mt. Van Hoevenberg East Path: The brand new Mt. Van Hoevenberg East Path is now open to public use. The 1.7-mile path, situated within the city of North Elba, Essex County, climbs 920 ft to the two,940-feet summit of the path. The trailhead is situated the Olympic Sports activities Complicated, whereas the summit is situated within the Excessive Peaks Wilderness.

* Mr. Van Ski Path (2/7): Anticipate blowdown, moist spots, and troublesome crossings.

* South Meadow Lane – Marcy Dam Truck Path (2/28): Skiable, good situation. South Meadow Lane is closed to motorcar use for the season. Don’t block the opening when parking on the entrance. That is utilized by emergency response automobiles.

* Avalanche Lake / Lake Colden (2/28): Avalanche Ski Path and Avalanche Move Path is skiable with good circumstances. Ice on Lake Colden and Avalanche Lake is skinny and non-existent round inlets and retailers. Use warning.

Corey’s Street Closed: The gate on Corey’s Street has been closed to accommodate logging operations in Ampersand Park. Parking is obtainable at Raquette Falls Trailhead.

* Adirondack Mountain Reserve / Ausable Membership (2/28): In all probability skiable. Parking is prohibited alongside the Ausable Membership Street and on the trailhead. Parking is on the market on Route 73.

Backyard-Porter Mtn. Path – Cascade Mtn.: The Porter and Little Porter Path from the Backyard in Keene are closed because of the determination of a personal landowner. A reroute is being deliberate. As this can restrict entry to Cascade by way of Porter – additional crowding the Route 73 Cascade trailhead – strategy Porter Mountain by way of the path from Marcy Subject till the reroute is full.

Owls Head: Owls Head in Keene is open to hikers mid-week solely. The general public is prohibited from parking on the personal street resulting in the trailhead between four pm Friday and seven am Monday. The path to the summit of Owls Head is just not an official DEC path neither is there an easement for public use of the path. Public use of the path is on the landowner’s discretion.

* Bike Trails: Path stewards chargeable for bike and fats bike trails within the Wilmington-Lake Placid-Saranac Lake ask riders to abide by path closures posted on TrailHUB.

Bradley Pond Path: A brand new part of Bradley Pond Path to Sanatanoni Mountain has been constructed close to the start of the path to keep away from the 2 crossings which had unusable bridges. The brand new path part crosses Santanoni Brook on a newly constructed bridge after which joins the previous path a brief distance later. (2018)

Ouluska Brook Bridge: The bridge over Ouluska Brook on the Northville-Placid Path has collapsed into the brook. Crossing the brook is feasible solely throughout low water circumstances.

Together with Aldrich Pond Wild Forest, Lavatory River Complicated, Cranberry Lake Wild Forest, 5 Ponds & Pepperbox Wildernesses, Watson’s East Triangle Wild Forest, William C. Whitney & Spherical Lake Wilderness
These are current modifications, older modifications for this space might be discovered right here.

Aldrich Pond Wild Forest (1/Three): Powell Street resulting in South Creek Lake typically experiences flooded circumstances resulting from beaver exercise. Customers ought to train warning and concentrate on altering street circumstances all through the seasons.

S78 Snowmobile Path (12/20): S78 Snowmobile Path (Grass River Railroad) on the Conifer-Emporium Conservation Easement Tract is closed from Intersection 2 to Conifer. DEC has moved the path closed indicators from C7A to S78 (close to Intersection 2). A “No Snowmobiling on Plowed Street” signal is situated on the Conifer finish of the path.

Lake Lila Street: Stay on the street and don’t trespass on adjoining privately-owned lands.

Pigeon Lake Wilderness: There’s an space with vital blowdown on the Norridgewock Path about 1.5 miles south of Beaver River Station. A tough and short-term reroute has been flagged with pink flagging. All customers ought to train warning when touring via this space (7/5).

Together with Grass River Complicated, Raquette Boreal Complicated, Whitehill Wild Forest, Horseshoe Lake Wild Forest,
These are current modifications, older modifications for this space might be discovered right here.

Snowmobile Path Closures (1/18): A piece of the C8D Snowmobile Path on Cayey Street is briefly closed. Snowmobilers can use the S86 or the 705 Path to attach with the C8E to detour across the closed part. S80 Snowmobile Path (Railroad Grade and the Lake George Haul Street) on the Tooley Pond Conservation Easement is closed from intersection 33 to the Lake George Street. Path 710 (New Bridge Connector Street) will probably be shared with logging vans between intersections 33 and 34. S80A and S80B Snowmobile Trails (Slouch Pond Street, Second Brook Street and the Ticket Path) situated on the Tooley Pond and Grass River Conservation Easement Tracts. Indicators and maps have been posted at applicable intersections.

Raquette Boreal Complicated: DEC has improved entry and leisure alternatives at Jamestown Falls on the Raquette River alongside State Route 56. Enhancements embrace: Rehabilitated entry street, A hand launch on the river, Info kiosk, and ADA compliant primitive campsite with the next accessibly designed function: hardened tent pad, picnic desk, hearth ring, and privy. (Eight/2)

Together with the Saranc Lake and Paul Smith’s Space, DeBar Mountain Wild Forest, Kushaqua Tract, Santa Clara Tract, Saranac Lakes and the St. Regis Canoe Space
These are current modifications, older modifications for this space may be discovered right here.

Santa Clara Tract/ Madawaska-Quebec Brook Primitive Space: The next gates are closed Pinnacle Street, Howe Entry Street, 4 Mile Street, Vanderwalker Street (East Department St. Regis River), and Madawaska Movement/Quebec Brook.

* Connery Pond Street (2/21): The gate on the Connery Pond Street is closed for the season, the street just isn’t being plowed. Use the close by trailhead parking space alongside State Route 86.

Loon Lake Mountain Path: Lyme Adirondack Forest Firm, the personal landowner of the Kushaqua Conservation Easement Tract, is conducting a timber harvest within the space of the Loon Lake Mountain Path. Be ready to come across logging vans and heavy gear at any time on the path and the easement lands within the space throughout this lively harvest operation. Contact the DEC Ray Brook Workplace at 518-897-1291 for questions relating to this harvest operation. (2018)

Together with Chazy Highlands Wild Forest, Lake Champlain Islands Complicated, Sable Highlands Tract, Taylor Pond Complicated, Wilmington Wild Forest, 5 Mile Conservation Easement Tract, Gold Mine Conservation Easement Tract
These are current modifications, older modifications for this space might be discovered right here.

Sable Highlands Tract: The gate on Barnes Pond Street is closed till the 2019 Massive Recreation Searching Season. Hikers and skiers should use the street to entry the six campsites alongside the street. (12/6)

* Bike Trails: Path stewards liable for bike and fats bike trails within the Wilmington-Lake Placid-Saranac Lake ask riders to abide by path closures posted on TrailHUB.

Together with the Previous Forge Space, Black River Wild Forest, Fulton Chain Wild Forest, Ha-De-Ron-Dah Wilderness, Independence River Wild Forest, Pigeon Lake Wilderness
These are current modifications, older modifications for this space could be discovered right here.

Stillwater Mountain (12/27): Stillwater Mountain Hearth Tower and the path to it are open to the general public.

* Webb-Inlet Snowmobile Trails Methods (2/28): The City of Webb & Inlet Snowmobile Path System has GREAT circumstances general with 5” of latest snow on as much as 12” of packed base. The Decide Path for right now is Path #10 to Massive Moose. All trails are in prime situation, and forecasted chilly temps will proceed the good driving. Please use good judgement and train warning and courtesy. Many riders will probably be out having fun with our path system, and visitors shall be encountered on the busiest trails. Circumstances instantly off the packed trails are variable. The newest Webb and Inlet path circumstances may be discovered right here.

Independence River Wild Forest: Huge Otter Lake Street has been rehabilitated as much as Tommy Roaring Brook. The street might be briefly blocked past Tommy Roaring Brook till additional rehabilitation happens. (11/7)

Pigeon Lake Wilderness: A everlasting reroute has been constructed on the Norridgewock Path across the space of serious blowdown about 1.5 miles south of Beaver River Station. (9/27)

Black River Wild Forest: Loop Street at North Lake is open for public motorcar use to Campsite #18. The street stays closed past this level as a result of a serious washout at Golden Stair Creek. DEC plans to put in a bridge to switch the previous culvert in 2019. (7/12)

Black River Wild Forest: Stone Dam Path north of Stone Dam Lake to its intersection with the Chub Pond Path is overgrown and might be arduous to seek out and comply with.

Independence River Wild Forest: The Erie Canal Path Bridge over Otter Creek has been broken and is closed indefinitely.

Ha-De-Ron-Dah Wilderness: Moose River Mountain Path has heavy blow down and is troublesome to comply with at occasions. East Pond-Misplaced Creek Path between East Pond and the Huge Otter Lake East Path is tough, grown in and should include blowdown. The path is troublesome to comply with at occasions.

Together with Blue Mountain Wild Forest, Township 19 Easement, Township 20 Easement, Blue Ridge Wilderness, Moose River Plains Complicated, Perkins Clearing/Speculator Tree Farm Easement, Sargent Ponds Wild Forest, West Canada Lakes Wilderness
These are current modifications, older modifications for this space could be discovered right here.

* Raquette Lake – Lengthy Lake Snowmobile Trails (2/27): General Good to nice. On Wed snow falling anticipating 1-Three inches of accumulation in a single day. Our grooming staff goes out day by day throughout vacation week and over the weekend. The newest Lengthy Lake- Raquette Lake Snowmobile Path Circumstances could be discovered right here.

** Perkins Clearing / Speculator Tree Farm Easement (2/28): Pine Lakes Street and Cave Hill Street, on the Speculator Tree Farm Tract are open to snowmobiling. Trails on adjoining Forest Protect lands are tough. The south finish of Perkins Clearing Street can be plowed for logging for a lot of this winter. Snowmobiles might want to used the southern bypass path.

Northville-Placid Path (1/Three): A logging operation is happening on the conservation easement lands alongside the Northville-Placid Path south of Tirrell Pond. Logging gear shall be crossing the Northville-Placid Path at one location. There’s a 100-foot buffer on both aspect of the path outdoors of that crossing. Be attentive for logging exercise when on that part of path.

* Newcomb Path- C7B (2/28): Logging on this path from Lengthy Lake Switch Station past the swamp to about 6 Mile Street. Presently no fuel out there in Newcomb. The newest Newcomb Path- C7B Snowmobile Path Circumstances may be discovered right here.

* Tarbell Hill/ Jim Hen to Spur to Dock Street (2/28): Street & Financial institution Driving. C7B Banks minimize by City of Lengthy Lake. Spur path connecting finish of Jim Fowl to Dock Street is open. The newest Tarbell Hill/ Jim Chook to Spur to Dock Street Circumstances might be discovered right here.

* Tupper Path / Kickerville – C7B (2/28): Groomed. All Lengthy Lake City Roads are shelved. Use warning/watch velocity on native roads and close to driveways. The newest Tupper Path / Kickerville – C7B Snowmobile Path Circumstances might be discovered right here.

* Sabattis Street C7B (2/28): Good. Low hanging branches on some sections. Use warning. Banked shelf is maintained weekly by Hamilton County Freeway and native groomers. There are a number of sections the place you need to hop on and hop off on the stretch earlier than and after Bear Pond. There’s logging 1 mile from Sabattis/Practice Tracks. Street is snow coated and rideable. The shelf is sweet from simply past Bear Pond heading into Lengthy Lake/Route 30 all alongside the remainder of the street, however there are various areas that want brushing with low hanging branches. See the newest Sabattis Street C7B Snowmobile Path Circumstances might be discovered right here.

* Raquette Lake Spur Path connecting Raquette Lake to Northpoint Street (2/28): Opena nd in good situation.

* Powerline Path S80 (previously often known as C8B) (2/28): Path on North Level reduce all the best way to Energy Line Path S80. Keep on the ROAD all the best way to the S80 -POWER LINE TRAIL. Don’t use Steamboat Street – this isn’t a delegated snowmobile path. The newest Powerline Path S80 Snowmobile Path Circumstances might be discovered right here.

* Northpoint Street S80 (2/28): Banks reduce and shelved being maintained. That is “street” driving Keep on the shoulders when you possibly can. This path will get tough on weekends throughout day, however it’s shelved by Hamilton County and groom early Saturday and Sunday mornings when circumstances allow. The whole size of Northpoint street all the best way to the Raquette Lake Spur Path/Canoe Carry is minimize to AVOID Forked Lake Street. Comply with Northpoint all the best way to Lengthy Lake/Powerline path into city.

* Lake Eaton S86 (2/28): Could be tough in some sections when trails are moist. The newest Lake Eaton / S86 Snowmobile Path Circumstances may be discovered right here.

* Practice Tracks / C7 Snowmobile Path (2/28): Rails coated

* Forked Lake Street (2/28): Good. Street driving.

* seventh Lake Mt. Path (2/28): The newest Seventh Lake Mountain Path Snowmobile Path Circumstances may be discovered right here.

* Limekiln Lake-Cedar River Street / Moose River Plains Street (2/28): The Limekiln Lake-Cedar River Street (aka the Moose River Plains Street) and different state designated snowmobile trails are open, in excellent situation.

* Uncas Street / Browns Tract / Dump Street (2/28): Good. Uncas is among the many first to have naked spots, use the Dump Street when essential. The newest Uncas Street / Browns Tract / Dump Street Snowmobile Path Circumstances might be discovered right here.

** O’Neil Circulate Street (2/21): The O’Neil Stream Street (Snowmobile Route 538 between Indian Lake and Newcomb) not has shared use with logging vans.

Blue Mountain: The entry street to the radio towers on Blue Mountain is a personal street. Using the street by individuals aside from approved personnel with administrative duties is prohibited and is taken into account trespassing.

West Canada Lakes Wilderness: Spruce Lake Lean-tos #1 and #2 have been restored in 2018 season by volunteer crews from Lean2Rescue.

Northville-Placid Path: A damaged foot bridge spanning Lamphere Brook within the West Canada Wilderness was changed with a brand new 35-foot bridge within the fall of 2018.

Otter Brook Truck Path: Crews from the Scholar Conservation Affiliation Adirondack Corps cleaned and brushed out an approximate seven-mile part of the Otter Brook Truck Path from the gate off the Otter Brook Street to a mile east of the intersection with the path to Misplaced Pond. DEC expects to wash and brush out the rest of the path between the path to Misplaced Pond and the Moose River Plains Street in the summertime of 2019. (9/27)

Together with Indian Lake, Newcomb, Camp Santanoni, Essex Chain Lakes, Hoffman Notch, Hudson Gorge, Jessup River, Siamese Ponds and the Vanderwhacker Mountain Wild Forest
These are current modifications, older modifications for this space might be discovered right here.

* Camp Santanoni Winter Weekends: One Winter Weekend occasion at Camp Santanoni stays: March 16-17. Cross-country skiers and snowshoers could have entry to the historic camp properties situated within the city of Newcomb in Essex County to relaxation, tour the buildings, and think about interpretative shows.

Goodnow Movement Street: Goodnow Move Street is a personal street past the intersection with the Chain Lakes Street North and shouldn’t be utilized by the general public.

Siamese Ponds Wilderness (2018): The previous website of the 55 foot bridge over the East Department of the Sacandaga River on the Botheration Pond Loop Path is now a foot crossing (rock hopping). Hikers might have hassle crossing throughout occasions of excessive water following heavy rain or throughout spring snow soften. Put on path crampons and use climbing poles with metal or carbide ideas when traversing ice coated rocks. A 30-foot bridge on the Puffer Pond Path over a tributary to the Thirteenth Lake south of the lake has collapsed and can’t be crossed.

Essex Chain Lakes Complicated (11/26): Gates are closed and locked, and all seasonal entry roads are closed to motorcar use for the winter. The closed roads are: Cornell Street, Deer Pond Street, Chain Lakes Street North. Drakes Mill Street, Camp Six Street, and Chain Lake Street South.

Jessup River Wild Forest: The Oxbow Path has reopened.

** C8 Snowmobile Path (2/28): The C8/Sabael Path south of Pashley Street has been reopened, reconnecting Speculator and Indian Lake. Keep inside the snow fencing and on the path.

Together with Hammond Pond Wild Forest, North Creek, Schroon Lake, the Lake George Valley, Pharaoh Lake Wilderness, Lake Champlain, Cut up Rock Wild Forest, and Champlain Space Trails Society Trails
These are current modifications, older modifications for this space may be discovered right here.

* Cut up Rock Wild Forest (2/21): The gate at Lewis Clearing Bay Trailhead alongside Lake Shore Street is open. Anglers can use the Lewis Clearing Bay Path to entry the ice on Lake Champlain.

* Route 9N Closure, Hague: A brief phase of Route 9N (Lakeshore Drive) in Hague might be closed beginning Monday, Feb. 25, till Thursday, Might 23, to permit the New York State Division of Transportation to make repairs to a retaining wall. The closure — simply south of the Hague city seashore park and Route 9N’s intersection with Route Eight — can be between Streeter Hill and Holman Hill Street and Dock Street. In the course of the work, Streeter Hill Street and Holman Hill Street will solely be accessible by motorists from the north; Dock Street will solely be accessibly from the south. The signed detour from Route 9N includes Warren County Route 11, the Adirondack Northway (Interstate 87) between Exit 24 and Exit 25, and Route Eight.

* Lake George Wild Forest (2/28): Gates at Hogtown, Dacy Clearing, Shelving Rock, and Log Bay are open to snowmobile use. All designated snowmobile trails on Forest Protect lands on the japanese shore of Lake George are open. Examine with native snowmobile golf equipment for path circumstances.

* Schroon Lake / North Hudson Snowmobile Trails (2/28): Schroon Lake / North Hudson snowmobile trails are open and in good situation.

** Warren County Snowmobile Trails (2/28): Snowmobile trails in Warren County are open and good situation.

Together with Ferris Lake Wild Forest, Shaker Mountain Wild Forest, Silver Lake Wilderness, Wilcox Lake Wild Forest
These are current modifications, older modifications for this space might be discovered right here.

Jockeybush Lake Path: Hikers on the Jockeybush Lake Path might have problem crossing the Jockeybush Lake Outlet throughout excessive waters following durations of rain.

Northville-Placid Path: A brand new lean-to was constructed by DEC employees alongside the path simply north of the West Stony Creek crossing. (9/27)

Northville Placid Path: The path is brushy between Silver Lake and Mud Lake and could also be troublesome to comply with in areas. This part is scheduled to cleaned and brushed out in Summer time 2019. (9/27)


DEC Trail Supporter PatchDEC Trail Supporter PatchMake sure to correctly put together and plan earlier than getting into the backcountry. Go to DEC’s Mountaineering Security webpage and Adirondack Path Info webpage for extra details about the place you plan to journey. Verify the Adirondack Almanack Outside Circumstances Stories every Thursday afternoon. A map of the Adirondack Park could be discovered right here; lively alerts are up to date by midday Friday right here.

This weekly report of outside recreation circumstances within the Adirondacks is compiled by Adirondack Almanack founder and editor John Warren for publication every Thursday afternoon. John’s condensed model for radio might be heard Friday mornings on WSLP Lake Placid, and the stations of North Nation Public Radio.

The NYS Trails Supporter Patch is obtainable for $5 in any respect retailers the place sporting licenses are bought, on-line and by way of phone at 1 (866) 933-2257. Patch proceeds assist keep and improve non-motorized trails all through New York State.

Editorial Employees

Tales beneath the Almanack’s Editorial Employees byline come from press releases and different notices.

To have your information observed right here on the Almanack contact our editor John Warren at [email protected]

View all posts by →

(perform(d, s, id) var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); = id; js.src = ‘’; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); (doc, ‘script’, ‘facebook-jssdk’));

About the author