Have You Seen this Funky Little Town?

I've always said that one of my favorite things about the Adirondacks is that you never know what you will find around the next corner. It might be an amazing view, a funky sign that seems to be in the middle of nowhere, a nostalgic rock painted like a pig, or a single community that has an intriguing number of outhouses. But more importantly, as you travel from village to village you will discover that each community has it own unique personality that makes it stand apart.

13
Oct
2015
Author: Michelle Clement
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Last Minute Adirondack Fall Foliage Tour Ideas

As the calendar changes from August to September, we're reminded that it's time pull the sweaters out of the closet, grab a pumpkin spice dessert of some sort, and get ready to delve into our favorite fall activities. Wondering where to begin? Read on for some great travel ideas, then start planning now to visit the Adirondacks and truly experience an awesome autumn getaway.

29
Sep
2015
Author: Michelle Clement
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Hiking & Birding the Shallow Lake Trail

Getting Started on the Trail

After fixing a flat tire picked up by driving so many dirt roads (Wren slept in the sun while I change the tire), Wren and I made it to the trailhead for Shallow Lake. The trailhead sits next to Upper Pond of the Brown's Tract Ponds, and she explored the water's edge while I laced up my hiking boots.

28
Oct
2014
Author: Alan Belford
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A Fall Paddle on Twitchell Lake

A Well-known Lake

Wren and I had been camping near Stillwater Reservoir and we drove south through Big Moose to Twitchell Lake – right near the Herkimer-Hamilton County line, for a paddle. I chatted with a man who carried a large board from his car and placed it in his canoe. "I got it all measured last time," he said. "Now I've got to go to my camp and put it in." With that he and his dog were off on the flat waters toward his camp.

25
Oct
2014
Author: Alan Belford
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Adirondack Fire Tower Challenge

The Challenge

"To complete the Challenge and receive the official full-color patch, hikers must climb and document, by date, ascents of at least 23 fire tower summits: 18 of 23 Adirondack Park summits and all 5 Catskill Park summits. Climbing each tower itself is not required, nor in fact recommended, for those towers that have not been restored for safe public use. The mountain should have a standing fire tower on the date of your ascent." Information from adk-gfs.org (www.adk-gfs.org/firetower.challenge.php)

02
Oct
2014
Author: Spencer Morrissey
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