January 12, 2014

Outdoors Briefs: Jan. 12, 2014

NY offers free Adirondack snowmobiling map 

ALBANY (AP) — The state is offering a free map showing more than 10,000 miles of groomed and back country snowmobile trails in the Adirondacks and northern New York.

Popular snowmobiling areas include the Moose River Plains in the southwestern Adirondacks and the Tug Hill region farther west.

According to the state tourist office, trail markers designate routes open to sledders.

Much of the 6-million-acre Adirondack Park is open to cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.

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Cock-A-Doodle-Shoe race set for Jan. 18 at New Land Trust

SARANAC — The Cock-A-Doodle-Shoe 5k & 10k Snowshoe race will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday Jan. 18 at the New Land Trust in Saranac.

The event, presented by DION Snowshoes, is one of the Northeast’s regional qualifiers for the 2014 USSSA National Snowshoe Championships held in Bennington, Vt. The race makes use of rolling trails that cover most of the New Land Trust’s 287 scenic acres.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the New Land Trust, a non-governmental, nonprofit organization dedicated to developing and sustaining the property for health of the environment and the enjoyment of the public, a press release states.

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Adk Mountain Club Algonquin Chapter to meet Feb. 14

PLATTSBURGH — The public is invited to join the Algonquin Chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, for the group’s program and meeting in the second floor meeting room of the Old Clinton County Courthouse on the corner of Margaret and Court streets in Plattsburgh.

Gary Peacock will present “Paddling an Highway: Old Forge to Saranac Lake.” This past August, Peacock followed the route of early Adirondack settlers, sportsmen, writers and philosophers, and will offer up a slightly different slant on the famous route that is well-known as “paddling the 90-miler.”  His presentation will include a slideshow and details from his paddle as well as insights from Adirondack icons from the pre-Great Camp era of the mid-19th century.

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