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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Historical Landmarks

The celebration of Hamilton County's Bicentennial is happening this year, and we have been doing a little delving into our history! While 1816 marks the inception of the county, Wells and Lake Pleasant are actually the only two current towns that also existed then. Hope was formed in 1818, then Morehouse in 1835, closely followed by Arrietta in 1836 and Long lake in 1837, Indian Lake came along in 1858, Benson in 1860, and finally Inlet in 1902 when it broke away from Morehouse.

13
Apr
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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Last Minute Adirondack Fall Foliage Tour Ideas

8.31.16 Editor's update: 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? We pulled this blog from our archives (originally published 9.29.15) and freshened it up to bring you some great travel ideas. Plan now to visit the Adirondacks over the coming months and truly experience an awesome autumn getaway.


 

29
Sep
2015
Author: Michelle Clement
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August Event Round Up

Durant Days and Boat Parade Weekend

August 1st and 2nd 

Come out and celebrate William West Durant the inventor of the Great Camps Style Architecture, who was born in Raquette Lake. You can take a boat tour of Raquette Lake, tour great camps, and listen to music performed by a wide variety of artists. The night will end with a fireworks show. If you are interested in the history of Raquette Lake this is something you won't want to miss!

30
Jul
2015
Author: Katherine Stuart
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2014, What a Year!

2014 in the 'DACKS

As we get ready to ring in a new year and bid farewell to an old, we often find ourselves reflecting over what has happened throughout the past year. It may be that as the family gathered together for the holidays, you shared photos and stories from last summer's camping trip. Or maybe you have found that 2014 wasn't a year that you could get away during and are looking forward to planning a family ski trip or romantic Adirondack getaway in the new year.

28
Dec
2014
Author: Michelle Clement
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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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Picnic in Speculator

Great food, good company and even a little history along the Sacandaga River Pathway 

This week I had a meeting in the Speculator, New York area of the Adirondacks. When my meeting concluded, I stepped out of the air conditioned building and was greeted by sunshine and a warm, gentle breeze. It was so nice out, that the though of going back indoors to eat lunch didn't appeal to me. Therefore, I decided that I would grab a sandwich and eat outside.

17
Jul
2014
Author: Michelle Clement
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