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A Magical Ride Aboard the Avery Mae

Aug 16, 2018
Step back in time and immerse yourself in the life of quiet luxury on a beautiful electric boat cruise with Raquette Lake Navigation Co. Join Captain Rachel as she takes you on what feels like a...

Fall Festivals

Aug 13, 2018
Many people think of the Adirondacks as a place to visit in the summer when they can enjoy the lakes and the beautiful green scenery. Or, maybe as a place to visit in the middle of winter when the...

Hiking Wakely Mountain

Aug 06, 2018
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

Aug 01, 2018
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

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

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

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

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

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?

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...


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