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 Martz
The Lemon Tree
Inlet in the Fall
First Time Snowshoe
Foxey Brown Cross-country Ski Trail
Winter Bucket List
Small Towns - Big Snowmobile Adventures!
There are two types of people - those who long for summer for half of the year, and those who long for winter the other half! If you find yourself in the latter group, why not consider a trip to...
The Rhinelander Estate
The Peaks at Peak
The ADK Trading Post Gets Creative
If you've ever been to Long Lake, you probably know about the ADK Trading Post (mostly because of their famous lobster rolls!). Things have gotten a little tricky in the Adirondacks, and everywhere...
Our Family Staycation
Last summer feels like a lifetime ago, but I was just sitting here thinking about the “staycation” my husband, along with my kids and niece, took while his brother was here visiting from North Dakota...
Mother's Day Shopping at Tracy's Rustic Relics
Where to Find the Coolest Stuff
Fall Events Lineup
Fall is one of the most stunning times to visit the Adirondacks. The warm days and cool nights, the dazzling foliage, the quiet towns without the hustle and bustle of summer. Its the perfect time for...
Known for its High Peaks and tough trails, hiking in the Adirondacks can seem a little daunting for beginners or those with families. But, I’m here to tell you, while we do have plenty of difficult...
A favorite pastime of my family here in the Adirondacks is camping. We love go for a weekend to take in the sights and really appreciate the beauty of where we live. It is an easy thing to overlook...
Run the ADKs
Whether you are a serious athlete who competes in marathons, or if you love to just take a casual jog now and then, the Adirondacks are the perfect beautiful setting to do your biking, running, and...
Your Family Reunion in the Adirondacks
Top 4 Ways to Enjoy Winter
You may be thinking “I’m getting the winter blues and I need a vacation,” and I know the first thing that pops into your head is somewhere tropical, but why not try something different? The...
Your Guide to Holiday Shopping
Summer is now just a tiny speck in the rear view as we fly through fall, headed straight for winter. That means it's time to pack up the Halloween decorations, maybe put up a few decorations for...
Top 4 Scenic Foliage Drives
Indian Lake to Speculator Trip distance: 34 miles This drive will give you gorgeous scenic views of the fall foliage, as well as views of two beautiful Adirondack lakes. Starting in Indian Lake,...
Many people think of the Adirondacks as a place to visit in the summer when they can enjoy the lakes and the beautiful green scenery. Or, maybe as a place to visit in the middle of winter when the...
Summertime = Beachtime
One of my favorite summertime activities here in the Adirondacks is taking my kids and spending the day at the beach. We love to go to the public beach in Speculator. This is the beach I grew up on...