The one that got away

Holden Decker was enjoying one of his first big game hunts in the Adirondacks when something magnificent happened. The 15-year-old had just made his way over a mountain ridge in a quest to bag his first whitetail deer, and there it was — a black bear sitting right in front of him.

The young hunter quickly raised his rifle, took aim, and squeezed the trigger. He shot and the bear ran, then the creature turned back and looked at him. Holden fired again and the bear bolted down the hill and out of sight, completely unscathed.

07
Nov
2017
Author: Shaun Kittle
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Camping, Birding, and Exploring Along Horseshoe Lake

Waking up in a beautiful place

My friend and I camped along Horseshoe Lake the other weekright along the St. Lawrence-Franklin-Hamilton county lines. Wren and I woke early while it was still dark, and I lay in my tent listening to the overhead nocturnal calls of migrants such as Veeries, a Wood Thrush or two, and an early Swainson's Thrush.

03
Oct
2017
Author: Alan Belford
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A Day in Inlet

With its lakeside location, nearby hiking trails, beach, restaurants, and diminutive yet bustling downtown, Inlet is a choice spot for an Adirondack getaway. It's a hub for boating, swimming, fishing, hiking, and relaxing. The whole place even smells outdoorsy and sweet, thanks to the towering pines sprinkled throughout the hamlet. 

19
Sep
2017
Author: Carrie Gentile
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Answer the call: A day on the Hudson

The ravens croaked at us from the blue ledges above the Hudson River as we ate sandwiches and shared stories about the rapids we'd encountered. The birds — large, shiny-black, intense-looking creatures — soared and perched, as if both curious and offended by our presence. The whole thing felt amazing and wild: A spring rafting trip through a remote section of the Adirondacks, along a turbulent river that stretches from the mountains to New York City.

28
Aug
2017
Author: Shaun Kittle
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Cats vs Dogs: 5 times dogs get the win

Cat vs. Dog

You know how they say there are dog people and there are cat people? 

I am a cat person. Cats are cuddly, cute, and natural heating pads on a cold fall evening. They are smart, sassy, and independent — not unlike my favorite people. 

However, I have to admit I am slowly becoming a dog person - by default. You can't really blame me. It's simply a hazard of living the mountain life.

26
Oct
2016
Author: Kim Andresen
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Birding & Paddling Fishing Brook

 

A lovely new area has been opened to the public for paddling and fishing in the Town of Long Lake. County Line Flow and Fishing Brook can both be paddled, and fishing is allowed from the shoreline of Fishing Brook. There are two put-in locations — one on the southeastern edge of County Line Flow and one at a bridge over Fishing Brook to the west of County Line Flow. I opted to put my boat in by the bridge over Fishing Brook.

06
Oct
2016
Author: Joan Collins
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Fall Festivals

A notable temperature shift has been happening over the last couple of weeks, making many people realize summer is coming to an end! While we may be packing away the beach chairs and getting ready to head back to school, paddling or hiking are fun ways to take in the ever-changing fall foliage, or perhaps you'd enjoy warming up next to a fall campfire. There is still plenty to do in the Adirondacks! We love this season, and we celebrate it the way all good Adirondackers should — with great fun and good food while surrounded by gorgeous foliage!

07
Sep
2016
Author: RaChelle Hosley
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A detour in Long Lake

The road from Tupper Lake to Long Lake, routes 3 and 30, is for the most part nice and wide, smooth and straight. It's a relief to have plenty of room to open up the throttle after tooling through towns a bit. But before long, I get tired of the straight and not-so-narrow, so I usually take one of my favorite bike detours in the world. When you see signs for Sabattis Circle Road and the William C. Whitney Wilderness Area, turn right. 

08
Jun
2016
Author: Jess Collier
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Riding the bubble

I'm not old. I'm experienced. Or mature. Or something that sounds dignified while also portrays me as a fun-loving spirit. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

However, as I took an early-morning ride with my coworkers last fall, I can readily admit to feeling my age.  As they piled into the car chattering excitedly and ready for the day's adventure, all I could think was, "Damn, I need more coffee. Now." And, "How the heck are they this cheerful, they're more animated than my overly-talkative six-year-old. It's morning. It's early. Stop talking. Where's my coffee?"**

20
Apr
2016
Author: Kim Andresen
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Amateur Video Crew Possibly Missing Near Indian Lake, NY

Until about a week ago, I truly believed that I had one of the best jobs anyone could have ever ask for. I had been lucky to say that a good portion of what I did for a living was to go out, explore the wonders of the Adirondack Park, and then share those experiences with you. Along the way I have felt the need to not only share the pristine and perfect side of the Adirondacks, but also the unique aspects that sometimes fall on the borderline of odd, weird, and even a little creepy. After all, no place is perfect...

27
Oct
2015
Author: Michelle Clement
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