2016 Top 3 Blogs In Review
We scoured our blogs for the most popular, most informative, and just downright funniest pieces from the past year. In case you missed them when they were originally published, here are our top three Adirondack Experience picks. Enjoy!
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!
Everyone wants to be "green," whether it be through recycling or repurposing, myself included! I love scouring pages on Pinterest, looking for the next great DIY idea, and hoping for someway to reuse something rather than throw it out.
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.
Farming As a Means of Survival
The Central Adirondack region has traditionally not been known as farm country. Between the weather, the short seasons, and the terrain, it has always been a less than ideal place to cultivate. However, settlers found their way to providing for their families and making the land and resources work for them.
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.
Crowded Malls? No thanks!
Black Friday shopping is a phenomenon that has taken over the country. People are camping out for days waiting for the hottest, newest merchandise at the best deals. If this doesn't sound appealing to you, shop local this season! Avoid the crowds and long lines, and get great gifts for everyone on your list, all while still getting great deals!
Made OF the Adirondacks
The Elusive Adirondack Moose
It's In the Air...
So Much to Explore...
As we say farewell to 2014 - and welcome in 2015 - there are a variety of events and activities that are sure to catch your attention! Do you like to participate in an event, or are you a great spectator? Perhaps you just want to relax, browse or shop ? Yep, you can do all that here!
THUNDER ON THE HILL!
Who says you need a lot of snow to have fun? (most of the time we do! )
November is an especially quiet time for recreational events in our neck of the woods, sort of the "calm before the storm" of winter. But, don't be fooled as there are several fun annual holiday favorites that start the day after Thanksgiving! Pre-holiday events and shopping deals abound when Inlet hosts the "Adirondack Christmas on Main Street," Indian Lake is the scene for the "Christmas County Tour" and Speculator puts on the "Holiday Stroll".
Now that school is back and session, my three-year-old daughter has been feeling a little left behind. She doesn't need a cool lunch box or new backpack like her school-aged brothers. In her eyes, they have this fun new routine that everyone is fussing about and she is missing out.
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.