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Wonderful Early Winter Events!

Nov 22, 2014
As we say farewell to 2014 - and welcome in 2015 - there are a variety of events and activities that are sure to catch your attention! Do you like to participate in an event, or are you a great...

Chain Lakes Road South Opens to Public

Nov 18, 2014
Many new recreational opportunities are now available to the public with the newly opened Chain Lakes Road South access in Indian Lake. This region spans parts of the Blue Mountain Wild Forest, Pine...

Gluten Free in the Back-Country

Nov 16, 2014
Author:Spencer Morrissey
Nutrition on the Trail: Gluten Free Snacks for the Back-Country First off what's gluten? A substance present in certain grains, especially wheat, it is a mixture of two proteins; it causes illness...

A Taste of Mexico in the Adirondacks

Nov 15, 2014
Author:Michelle Clement
The expansive Adirondack Park is comprised of over 6 million acres of land. If you were to translate that into city blocks, you would be able to fit more than 15 million blocks within the park....

A Trail to Veteran's Day...

Nov 06, 2014
Author:Michelle Clement
Over the years, I have created my own Veteran's Day tradition. As long as I am not working, the day typically goes as follows: Early Morning - Wake and spend some time with my family. Late Morning...

Post Thanksgiving Holiday Shopping Extravaganza

Nov 02, 2014
Author:Dean Nervik
November is an especially quiet time for recreational events in our neck of the woods, sort of the "calm before the storm" of winter. But, don't be fooled as there are several fun annual holiday...

Learning to Hunt (Part 2)

Oct 29, 2014
Author:Michelle Clement
This fall I decided that I was going to learn how to hunt (with a little bit of encouragement). In September, I began my journey by learning the basics of gun safety, finding a hunting instructor and...

Hiking & Birding the Shallow Lake Trail

Oct 27, 2014
Author:Alan Belford
Getting Started on the Trail After fixing a flat tire picked up by driving so many dirt roads (Wren slept in the sun while I change the tire), Wren and I made it to the trailhead for Shallow Lake....

A Fall Paddle on Twitchell Lake

Oct 24, 2014
Author:Alan Belford
A Well-known Lake Wren and I had been camping near Stillwater Reservoir and we drove south through Big Moose to Twitchell Lake – right near the Herkimer-Hamilton County line, for a paddle. I chatted...

5 Tips (x2) For Planning Your NY Ski Trip

Oct 22, 2014
Author:Michelle Clement
Bring on the Powder! The first snowflakes of the season are behind us; we've reorganized the garage (packing away the camping gear in exchange for the snowboards, skis, boots and poles), and now we...


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