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Ouida Girard

Date:
Aug 09, 2015
09Aug2015
Author:Katie Stuart
After she published Griffin: Ghost Town in the Adirondacks, many people recognized the name of Ouida Girard. However, you may not know Ms. Girard is a native of the Adirondacks. Born in Griffin, a...

Camping and Paddling at Limekiln Lake

Date:
Aug 07, 2015
Two Souls in Need of Rest Wren and I were exploring various places in Hamilton and Herkimer Counties this past week, and after poking around Moss Lake and some other areas around Old Forge just over...

A three peak spectacle in Speculator

Date:
Aug 05, 2015
05Aug2015
Author:Spencer Morrissey
After a day or so contemplating how I would spend my day off, I set my sights on three peaks between Speculator and Wells: Guideboard Hill, Speculator Mountain, and Cutknife Mountain. We had pretty...

So you like trout fishing, huh? See what Long Lake has to offer...

Date:
Aug 05, 2015
05Aug2015
Author:Spencer Morrissey
Five Top Spots for Trout Fishing Long Lake is one of those small towns of the Adirondack Park whose recreational offerings are as diverse as you could ask for. From climbing to the top of a mountain...

Insiders' Secrets

Date:
Aug 03, 2015
03Aug2015
Author:Michelle Clement
Don't Settle... Travel Like a Local! We know our hometowns like the back of our hand. We know where to go to find that perfect cup of coffee, we know where the best place to enjoy a sunset is, or how...

August Event Round Up

Date:
Jul 29, 2015
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...

The Trail That Led Us to OK Slip Falls

Date:
Jul 26, 2015
26Jul2015
Author:Michelle Clement
Long lost friends, trail building and 230 (+/-) feet of falling water Last summer a new trail opened in the Hudson Gorge Wilderness (known locally as the former Finch Pruyn lands), that now leads...

Sargent Ponds Loop--A guided hike for Long Lake

Date:
Jul 22, 2015
22Jul2015
Author:Spencer Morrissey
A guided tour of the Sargent Ponds Wild Forest A few years back Long Lake asked me to lead hikes for them in the Long Lake Region, of course I jumped on the opportunity. This year's outings started...

Quiz: Do You Know These ADK Facts?

Date:
Jul 20, 2015
With a rich  and vibrant history, the Adirondack's boasts not only millions of acres of ground to explore, but probably equal amounts of cool facts, statistics, folklore and more. So here is where we...

Paddling Mud Pond in the Cedarlands Conservation Easement

Date:
Jul 19, 2015
Mud Pond A peaceful paddling and birding destination  Mud Pond, with a boreal bog mat bordering much of its western shoreline, is a scenic place to paddle. I count it as one of my favorite canoeing...

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