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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 the 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!

 

 

Hiking Wakely Mountain

Date:
Aug 06, 2018
06Aug2018
Author:Beth Lomnitzer
A couple of years ago, the fire tower on Wakely Mountain had some structural damage. Because it is so tall, it takes quite a beating from winds. The four support posts of the tower had weakened over...

Hiking, Birding, and Exploring in Hitchins Bog

Date:
Aug 01, 2018
01Aug2018
Author:Alan Belford
A splendid place Hitchins Bog offers birders a great place to explore boreal habitat, reached along an old railroad bed. Since the bed runs roughly north-south through the bog, birders have their...

Beach Cruiser Biking...Adirondack Style

Date:
Jul 16, 2018
There are different ways you can experience the Adirondacks on bike: bike tours, mountain biking, singletrack trails, bike races, triathlons, and even a quadrathlon. I’m not a racer but I have biked...

Summertime = Beachtime

Date:
Jul 09, 2018
One of my favorite summertime activities here in the Adirondacks is taking my kids and spending the day at the beach. We love to go to the public beach in Speculator. This is the beach I grew up on...

Give the Kids an Adirondack Summer

Date:
Jul 03, 2018
For over a century, getting away to a mountain lake was the peak of family fun. And this is still the case. The mountains and lakes haven't changed much over the decades, even if children have. If...

Family Camping 101

Date:
Jun 18, 2018
Both of my kids went on their first camping trips rather early: aged 8 weeks and 5 weeks old. Since then we have done all types of camping: Car camping, boat camping, river camping, no-tent camping,...

Riding the bubble

Date:
Jun 14, 2018
I'm not old. I'm experienced. Or mature. Or something that sounds dignified while also portraying me as a fun-loving spirit. That's my story and I'm sticking to it. However, as I took an early-...

Have You Seen this Funky Little Town?

Date:
Jun 11, 2018
I've always said that one of my favorite things about the Adirondacks is that you never know what you will find around the next corner. It might be an amazing view, a funky sign that seems to be in...

Take an Education Vacation

Date:
Jun 11, 2018
11Jun2018
Author:RaChelle Hosley
Great Camp Sagamore is gearing up to open for the season. Everything is getting scrubbed down and spruced up after a winter of being closed. I was lucky enough to take a little walk around the...

Experience: Adirondacks

Date:
Jun 11, 2018
Just prior to its May 2018 opening, I was lucky enough to get a sneak peek at the Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake's newest exhibit. It was four years in the making, and covers...

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