RaChelle is the Aide to the Director of Tourism and Economic Development in Hamilton County. Living in the Adirondacks her whole life, she has always loved the area but is growing to love it more and more as a place to raise her two children. She loves taking her kids hiking, boating, to the beach, or in and out of local shops. She loves finding new (kid friendly) adventures!
Written by RaChelle Hosley
Best Places to Fish
Oak Mountain Downhill Skiing
Take an Education Vacation
Long Lake Events
The Small Town of Wells
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...
Things To Do Indoors
We are right in the thick of winter here in the Adirondacks and let me tell you what, it has been COLD! There have been many consecutive nights of negative temperatures — some nights as low as -20,...
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...
Holiday Shopping Ugh
Getting Ready for Winter
We are just getting our first official snowfall, so now is the time to get prepared so you are not caught off guard! Snowmobile If you own your own snowmobiles, now is the time to get them registered...
Stories of the Adirondacks
Reasons to Love Fall
Fall is a favorite time for many here in the Adirondacks. I have quite a few reasons of my own for loving the season, but I decided to ask around to see what everyone else had to say. Fall Colors ...
Fall on the water!
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...
Small Towns in the Adirondacks
When is comes to the Adirondacks, you may think of some of the larger towns like Long Lake or Speculator. But here, we are also famous for our small towns! Hope and Benson Let's start way down south...
My Favorite Restaurants
Adirondack Saddle Tours
It was a beautiful day in July when my friend Stephanie and I hopped in the car and headed north. Our end goal was Inlet, or more specifically, Adirondack Saddle Tours. I was going to take my first...
Adirondack Fourth of July
Adirondack Experience The Museum On Blue Mountain Lake
As many of you know, our beloved museum in Blue Mountain Lake has undergone a lot of changes in the last few months. They have changed from The Adirondack Museum to Adirondack Experience, the...
A Break in the Weather After what seemed like weeks and weeks of non-stop rain, we finally got some much needed sunshine in the Adirondacks. So, I grabbed my friend Steven and his dog Theo and we...
Things to Do Along the Way
Interview with an Angler
In my house, Murphy's Law is not a thing. We refer to it as RaChelle's Law... if it can go wrong, it already has - or it will! This is the way my life goes in general, but especially over the last...
Got Cabin Fever?
Winter Waterfall Challenge
Cross-Country Skiing in the Adirondacks
Valentine's Day Tradition
While this will be mine and my husband's first Valentine's Day as a married couple, it is hardly our first rodeo. This will be our 11th Valentine's Day together. Our first being on the day of the...
Ice Skating In The Adirondacks
This year, I made a resolution to stay home more. Well, that went out the window fast! There are just way too many great events going on to sit at home. There is a little something for everyone. I...
How to Bartend
The Faces of Oak Mountain
Oak Mountain is a family friendly ski mountain located in Speculator, NY. Even though it is considered "small," it takes a team of dedicated people to keep it going not just in the winter but all...
Being Naughty at the Ice Bowl
Give the Adirondacks
Christmas is just around the corner, and while we sit here and cross our fingers, pray and do snow dances in hopes of a good winter, it's never too early to think about summer. Maybe your family is...
Getting Oak Mountain Winter Ready
Your Next Family Getaway
If you are looking for a great place for a winter family get-together, Long Lake might just be the place! With great shops, restaurants, and plenty of fun activities, this quaint town should be at...
Jasper Day Trail
Dinner with a view
Things to learn this winter
Summer has flown by and now we are headed into peak foliage season. But as much as I love fall, right now I have snow on the brain! If you are looking for a reason to visit this winter, here it is -...
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...
Adirondack Museum with Friends
Fun with Friends There is so much to do here in the Adirondacks, what better way to experience it than with friends?? I love getting a few friends together to go for a hike, take a boat ride, pack a...
Swimming Holes in the Adirondacks
Here in the Adirondacks we know how to enjoy life. We're always up for camping, paddling, fishing, hiking, and more. But we also enjoy relaxing, and what better way to do that than with a nice, cold...
Camping With the Family (Dog Included)
Green is the New Black
Summer is approaching very quickly, which means camping, hiking, and beaching! It is one of the best times of year here in the Adirondacks, and we are just busting at the seams with things to do....
My Family Every year my family climbs Panther Mountain in Piseco. It has been a tradition of ours since my daughter was two. It is a great hike, easy enough for young kids to do mostly on their own...
Farming in the Adirondacks
The Big Melt!
Fun and Excitement for your Valentine's Weekend!
Let's Make Tracks! 3rd annual Snocade From February 12th through February 22nd of 2016, Indian Lake will kick off SnoCade, a festival of all things snow! This is Indian Lake's 3rd year hosting this...
The Family Behind the W.W. Durant
Adirondack Ice Bowl
Family and Community Traditions for the Holidays Family Traditions Some of my favorite memories involve family holiday traditions. When I was a kid, my sister and I would bake and decorate hundreds...
2015-2016 Winter Events
As the cold sets in you may want to bundle up and wait the winter out - but then you would miss out on so many great events going on in the heart of the Adirondacks! From ice fishing to snowmobiling...