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Enjoy reading helpful tips and information, and discovering Adirondack hot spots from our resident experts and outdoor adventurers. We've got insider insight on the extraordinary people, places, adventures, and activities that make Hamilton County so truly special. Read along, learn some cool facts, and please feel free to share your tips and join in on the conversation!


Leaf Peeping on Two Wheels Through the Adirondacks

Sep 27, 2020
Author:Katie Stuart
Cycling is popular all summer long on Adirondack roads, but the fall is one of my favorite times to get out on the roads and take in the scenery. Throughout the month of September, the foliage is...

The Peaks at Peak

Sep 21, 2020
Author:RaChelle Martz
We had one seriously hot summer, but as quickly as September arrived, so did the beautiful cool weather that makes us all turn off the air conditioners and crack the windows at night. Along with the...

Paddling at Dawn

Aug 23, 2020
Author:Katie Stuart
Stacy, a Long Lake local for the last 13 years, is an avid paddler and business owner in Long Lake. She moved to Long Lake for a job opportunity and fell in love with the community. They were...

Family Fun Time in Speculator

Jul 13, 2020
Author:Justin Levine
One of the best things about the Adirondacks is how spread out most things are. One can take a beautiful ride on winding roads, soaking in the views of lakes and mountains, catching glimpses of...

Mother's Day Shopping at Tracy's Rustic Relics

May 03, 2020
Author:RaChelle Martz
As you head through the infamous 4 Corners in Speculator, you'll see a cute little shop with a beautiful flower garden and seasonal Adirondack decorations. To one side of the building is a hysterical...

Quirky Facts and Amazing Stories

Mar 29, 2020
Author:Aurora Pfaff
In the central Adirondacks, we have thousands of acres of splash-worthy lakes, summit-able mountains, and mouth-watering restaurants. In other words, there's a lot to do and see. But did you also...

Why You Should Drop Everything and Go Whitewater Rafting

Mar 26, 2020
Author:Janelle Jones
It may still seem far away, but summer is fast approaching. Now, as our rivers begin to unthaw, is the perfect time to start planning warmer weather activities. In between BBQs and trips to the lake...

Early Morning Ice

Mar 05, 2020
Author:Janelle Jones
Waking up before sunrise is hard. Waking up before sunrise to venture out onto a frozen lake to face the elements head on? Now that just seems mad. But for ice anglers, this is heaven. Meet Bethany...

Great Camps, Greater Women

Feb 27, 2020
Author:Aurora Pfaff
The story of the Great Camps of the Adirondacks is often told in relation to men: the men who built them, bought, and sold them. One story frequently told is that of W.W. Durant, who built the first...

Ice Fishing in the Central Adirondacks

Feb 17, 2020
Submitted by guest blogger Mike Crawford, from Upstate Guide Service   For those who don’t ski or snowmobile but still love winter, ice fishing is something you might enjoy! Spending a day admiring...


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