18 Million Acres of Forest!

Interesting wildlife encounters on roads throughout Upstate New York may not be too unusual, but an animal an Upstate New York man and his wife recently saw, sure was.

According to experts, New York State is 62% forested, meaning 18.6 million acres of the state's 30 million total acres, making it the second-most forested state in the country, trailing only Virginia.

Explore the Adirondacks enough, you'll see your fair share of deer, possibly a bear, maybe even a moose.  Head down toward the Catskills and you may see some bald eagles or a bobcat.

Dan Burkholder and his wife were traveling in Palenville, NY - about 45 miles south of Albany -  when they saw a furry, white object scurrying along the road they were traveling.

According to Burkholder's Facebook post, his "$14 dollar dashboard camera" caught a  rare, albino fox on video.  While Burkholder's video produces evidence of the cool encounter, the real thrill for him and his wife came during the moment when the animal came into focus. "The sighting gave Jill and me a sense of wonder at the way natural beauty can suddenly surprise and delight," he wrote on his page.

How Rare are Albino Foxes?

According to sources, an encounter with an albino fox is very rare.  The snowy white fur coat makes them easy prey for predators, so survival in the wild can be tricky.  Some wildlife experts will say that it happens only "once in every hundred thousand births. Others claim it is even rarer—one in a million."

See the Video Here

These Are The 22 Drive-In Theaters Left In NY State

New York State has the highest number of drive-in movie theater screens in the entire country. That means there's probably one not too far from wherever you are. There are a handful here in the Capital Region. 
Back in the swinging '60s, drive-in theaters were all the rage, with over 4,000 scattered across the country and a whopping one hundred fifty right here in New York State alone. But times have changed, and now there are only twenty-two of these nostalgic gems left in New York State. Check them out.

Gallery Credit: I Love NY

New Thrill Ride Being Built At The Great Escape In Lake George

Last August, the Great Escape in Lake George announced that they'd be retiring the Alpine Bobsled Ride to make way for their newest thrill-coaster called "The Bobcat".
This week, we found incredible aerial shots taken from Adirondack Drone that show workers assembling this awesome-looking wooden coaster, and you can see the pics in a gallery of the photos below.

Gallery Credit: Brian Cody TSM Albany

30 Interesting Facts About the ADKs You Probably Didn't Know!

From its awe-inspiring high peaks and crystal clear lake, ponds, and streams to its stunning wildlife, our mountains are second to none. And as you'll find, there's no shortage of interesting facts about figures about the mighty ADKs - here are 30 fascinating ones you may not have known!

Gallery Credit: Brian Cody TSM Albany


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