Hiking

Family Camping 101

Both of my kids went on their first camping trips rather early: aged 8 weeks and 5 weeks old. Since, we have done all types of camping: Car camping, boat camping, river camping, no-tent camping,...

5 ways to spring hike the ADKs

29May2018
Author:Shaun Kittle
Wildflowers, waterfalls, endless views, and the return of our summer birds — sounds like spring in the Adirondacks! Anyone who hikes here knows there’s a huge variety of trails, but in spring we try...

Five fantastic Adirondack falls

Spring hiking in the Adirondacks is unlike being there any other time — the place feels like it's overflowing. Water spills off of cliffs that are dry most of the year and streams swell to...

Speculator Vacation

While we are quickly heading into spring, I've got sun and fun on my mind. I'm thinking summer and vacation!  As I have lived in the Adirondacks my whole life, sometimes is can be difficult to see my...

A Gift For Everyone

We all know people who are just impossible to shop for. Well, let me break down the perfect Adirondack gifts — by personality! The Adventure Seeker Do you know someone who's an adrenaline junkie and...

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,...

Pond Hoppin’ the Moose River Plains Area

25Sep2017
Author:Spencer Morrissey
It was one of those days that looked like the weather was not going to cooperate with us, so we postponed our anticipated autumn summit hike. But it turned out we were wrong — can you believe it? So...

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...

Fall Events

We are just as sad as you that summer seems to be coming to an end far too quickly. However, just because summer is almost over, it doesn't mean the fun has to stop! There are tons of great events...

Exploring Chimney Mountain

07Aug2017
Author:Shaun Kittle
The enormous pillar of stone seemed to rise from the mist like a brontosaur lifting its head. I had ascended the steep, bedrock-paved trail, clambered over boulders, and then, through the treetops, I...

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