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Picnic in Speculator

Jul 16, 2014
Author:Michelle Clement
Great food, good company and even a little history along the Sacandaga River Pathway  This week I had a meeting in the Speculator, New York area of the Adirondacks. When my meeting concluded, I...

A Family Hike At John Dillon Park

Jul 09, 2014
Author:Michelle Clement
Discovering John Dillon Park  Last fall I discovered an absolute gem for family camping, hiking and picnics. It's International Paper's John Dillon Park located on New York State Route 30 (The...

A Diversity of Species Birding at the Newcomb Bioblitz!

Jun 29, 2014
Author:Alan Belford
Each year in the Adirondacks, the All-Taxa Biodiversity Inventory (ATBI) seeks to document the array of species which inhabit a certain patch of the park by inviting volunteer naturalists of all...

Paddling Long Lake & Jennings Pond

Jun 28, 2014
Author:Michelle Clement
I Love The Adirondacks!  I was lucky to be able to grow up in the Adirondacks. Some of my fondest childhood memories are of playing on the water with my friends, hiking with my family and camping...

Time traveling to the old-school Adirondacks

Jun 16, 2014
The Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake in Blue Mountain Lake is just so cool. It's like time traveling.  I'm pretty fascinated by Adirondack history. We talk nowadays about how...

Five Family Friendly Hikes

May 28, 2014
Plentiful Hiking New York State is not lacking in hiking opportunities, especially when it comes to the Adirondack Park. Not all hiking in the Adirondacks is perfect for the entire family, especially...

Paddling the Kunjamuk

May 27, 2014
We got a little wet paddling the Kunjamuk River in Speculator, but we still had fun. On Memorial Day, my boyfriend Andy and I met our friends Brandon and Katie to go for a paddle. We live in Saranac...

A Flood of Spring Migrants

May 19, 2014
Author:Alan Belford
Great Birding in the Adirondacks during Spring Migration Spring is a constantly changing time of year in the Adirondacks. Migrating birds have been arriving in our area for weeks with each day adding...

5 Secluded Flatwater Paddles in The Adirondacks

May 14, 2014
Author:Spencer Morrissey
The Adirondacks is filled with paddling opportunities, far too many to write about in one single blog, but below you can read about five destinations that are well worth checking out. Where are your...


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