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Jan 25, 2016
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...

Proper Layering, Part 2: Head Protection

Jan 19, 2016
Be sure to protect that noggin I'm not a doctor and my nickname isn't "Doc," but I do know one thing: I can regulate my temperature like a thermostat by putting on or taking off my winter cap. The...

The Family Behind the W.W. Durant

Jan 18, 2016
Author:RaChelle Hosley
Double Take Have you ever seen a boat frozen into the lake in the middle of winter? You might figure someone waited a little too long to get their boat out of the water before the freezing...

Exciting Winter Birding along Sabattis Circle Road

Jan 11, 2016
Looking for a quiet back road with great boreal habitat for birding? Sabattis Circle Road in the Town of Long Lake fits the bill – no pun intended! This six-mile long, half-circle road leads through...

A quick trip up the Pisgahs

Jan 05, 2016
Author:Spencer Morrissey
Its official, well it's been official for some time now, but both Pisgah mountains are on state land and have become a welcome part of the Hudson Gorge Primitive Area. Big Pisgah Mountain has been a...

Adirondack Ice Bowl

Jan 04, 2016
Author:RaChelle Hosley
The Annual Adirondack Ice Bowl Pond Hockey Tournament, which has been happening since 2009, will once again be held on 4th Lake in Inlet. Participants and spectators alike look forward to planning...

Proper Layering, Part 1: Materials

Jan 02, 2016
No matter the destination, no matter the part of the Adirondacks, no matter the conditions at hand, I see improperly prepared people hiking in the winter cold. I mostly contribute that to a lack of...

Climbing & Birding West Mountain

Dec 28, 2015
Author:Joan Collins
With our landscape still snow-free during this past December, my husband George and I decided to climb West Mountain in Raquette Lake. For boreal birding purposes, we opted for a longer route to the...

2015 Most Popular Blogs

Dec 27, 2015
2015 TOP 3 BLOGS IN REVIEW We scoured our blogs for the most popular, most informative, and just downright oddest pieces from the past year. In case you missed them on the first go-round, here are...

Holiday Traditions

Dec 21, 2015
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...


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