Plan Out Your Adirondack Winter!

C'mon, everyone! Get ready for some winter fun!
(And maybe cross a few gift purchases off your list!)

When I woke up this morning, it was 4 degrees. There's also a nice 2-inch layer of fresh snow on the ground.

So...There might still be Thanksgiving turkey in the fridge but winter is a-comin' and that means....SNOW SEASON IN THE ADIRONDACKS!

Are YOU ready?

Woman snowshoeing on lake

05
Dec
2017
Author: Beth Lomnitzer
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7 Days at Lake Durant

 My adventures in  car camping days began a few years ago . While paddling on a local lake, I encountered a  friend paddling with other people from the Albany area. I was all ears when they told stories about their camping excursions, and consequently they invited me to join them. I did a couple of nights with them that summer with borrowed equipment. Now with my own equipment I camp with them four or five times a summer at various New York state campsites.  In October of each year they get together to decide campgrounds they want to book; I just go with the flow!

01
Aug
2017
Author: Lisa Sciacca
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Things to Do Along the Way

Memorial Day is right around the corner, and you know what that means... It's time for the Great Adirondack Garage Sale!

With sales from Speculator to Inlet to Indian Lake to Long Lake (and everywhere in-between), there are over 200 miles of sales. And if this isn't reason enough to visit the Adirondacks over Memorial Day weekend, here are a few more things you can do along the way.

09
May
2017
Author: RaChelle Hosley
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How to Bartend

Hello 2017!
It's a new year, so why not take the time to learn something new? Here's something easy you can learn, and that's sure to impress your friends at your next party — how to bartend! Learning how to make a few of your favorite cocktails is easy and fun. So, as you get ready to pack your bags and head to the Adirondacks for a long winter weekend, don't forget to bring these essentials!Glasses

11
Jan
2017
Author: RaChelle Hosley
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Car camping!

Car camping gone bad!

Although I grew up in the Adirondacks, I car camped only a few times.  A couple of times was with my family, and once I went alone with my twins at Rollins Pond, when they were ten. I spent most of my time digging trenches around the tent due to the downpours, and when it cleared I was chasing after them on their bikes or keeping them out of the fire. Needless to say, it was stressfull! The plan was to stay five days — we stayed two nights!

10
Aug
2016
Author: Lisa Sciacca
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Gluten Free on the trail!

Trying to eat gluten free is one of the hardest things I have ever tried to do - I love wheat and wheat products. While being a celiac is not something we have to deal with, Corenne and I both have sensitivity to wheat. With this said, we try our hardest to avoid as much wheat as possible and we have found that on the trail it isn't as hard as it might appear. It just takes a little recipe trial and error - unless you want to rely on processed bars & sandwiches each and every time you head out.

06
Jul
2016
Author: Spencer Morrissey
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Summer Events

Ready for a Summer Vacation?

Its time to pack up the RV and hit the road! Summer is just around the corner and the Adirondacks is the place to be. Whether you prefer to immerse yourself in the wilderness, or you like to get out and mingle with the locals, there is plenty for you to do here! We have tons of events going on all summer, with more being added all the time.

25
May
2016
Author: RaChelle Hosley
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A memorable wedding getaway in Inlet

Inlet is the perfect place for an Adirondack wedding getaway. My boyfriend Andy and I were invited to a wedding in Inlet last summer, and we decided to make a full weekend escape out of it, camping and paddling before the wedding then staying in a cozy cottage after.

06
Apr
2016
Author: Jess Collier
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1/4 pound of lobster lovin'

Fallin' in love with The Sandwich

As a child, and even into early adulthood, I despised sandwiches! Unless it was the occasional grilled cheese, just the thought of a sandwich turned my stomach. So other than out of complete desperation, they pretty much lived on my "will not eat" list. Then one day, I discovered what a sandwich really could be...

The problem was -- I was doing it all wrong! I have since learned that the childhood lunchbox staple of meat, mayo, and tasteless white bread is not even close to what a true sandwich is  — or should be.

16
Mar
2016
Author: Michelle Clement
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The Family Behind the W.W. Durant

Double Take

Have you ever seen a boat frozen into the lake in the middle of winter? You might figure someone waited a little too long to get their boat out of the water before the freezing temperatures hit. What if I told you it wasn't a mistake? What if I also told you it was run as a bar and restaurant frozen right there in the lake? The W.W. Durant Winter Boat is just one of the many endeavors the ambitious and successful Pohl family takes on.

19
Jan
2016
Author: RaChelle Hosley
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5 destinations to visit via snowmobile

Destination Snowmobile!

Got the itch? No, not that kind of itch! I'm talking about the one where you are pacing back in forth in front of your sled, just waiting for enough snow to get out on the open trail. I know plenty of riders here in the 'dacks that are waiting impatently for that moment. While you wait, ease that anticipation by planning your rides of the 2015-16 season. Then when the snow does fly, you can spend more time riding and less time arguing with your buddies as to where you want to go.

08
Dec
2015
Author: Michelle Clement
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Gluten Free (GF) Snack Recipes for the Pack

Trying to eat gluten free is one of the hardest things I have ever tried to do - I love wheat and wheat products. While being a celiac is not something we have to deal with, Corenne and I both have sensitivity to wheat. With this said, we try our hardest to avoid as much wheat as possible and we have found that on the trail it isn't as hard as it might appear. It just takes a little recipe trial and error - unless you want to rely on processed bars & sandwiches each and every time you head out.

24
Nov
2015
Author: Spencer Morrissey
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Gluten Free in the Back-Country


Nutrition on the Trail: Gluten Free Snacks for the Back-Country

First off what's gluten? A substance present in certain grains, especially wheat, it is a mixture of two proteins; it causes illness in people with celiac disease and many more people are finding that they have a slight intolerance. Those with intolerances find that gluten can cause fatigue, upset stomach and lack of a restful night's sleep.

17
Nov
2014
Author: Spencer Morrissey
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A Taste of Mexico in the Adirondacks

The expansive Adirondack Park is comprised of over 6 million acres of land. If you were to translate that into city blocks, you would be able to fit more than 15 million blocks within the park. However, we are lucky that rather than being an outrageously oversized city, the Adirondack Park is a beautiful mosaic of breathtaking vistas, undisturbed wilderness and over 100  towns and villages each with their own unique identity & rich culture.

16
Nov
2014
Author: Michelle Clement
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Oak Mountain Welcomes Chef Lou From Hell's Kitchen

A thing of the past

In the past, if someone were to have asked me to imagine food options at a ski area, two images would have come to mind:

Bad Ski Food

Exhibit A - Nachos... better described as canned "cheese" product smothering salty, yet flavorless corn chips.

Exhibit B - Avoiding the over priced artery cloggers and brown bagging it!

12
Oct
2014
Author: Michelle Clement
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An Adirondack Ghost Story

Over the past few weeks I have devoted quite a bit of my time to learning how to hunt. And now as the calendar switches from early to late fall, I am continuing on with that mission. However, in the spirit of October, I felt it would be appropriate to trade the rifle in for a camera and kayak and head out on a different type of hunting expedition.

05
Oct
2014
Author: Michelle Clement
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Adirondack Insiders' Guide: Summer

Finding the best travel information

When I travel, I often find myself asking for advice from people that I meet along the way. It could be the night attendant at the lodging property, the local couple standing in line behind me at a coffee shop, or the waitress who is serving us lunch. As a result, I have discovered that the best advice doesn't necessarily always come from a printed travel guide. The locals themselves often hold the key to the best way to enjoy the area.

24
Jul
2014
Author: Michelle Clement
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