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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...

Take an Education Vacation

Jun 11, 2018
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

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...

Party like the Gilded Age

Jun 10, 2018
If there was one single person who drew the most people to the Adirondacks, it just might be Seneca Ray Stoddard. His parents, Charles Stanley Stoddard and Julia Ann Ray, gave him both of their names...

Long Lake Events

Jun 05, 2018
Author:RaChelle Hosley
If you're looking for something to do this summer, look no further than the action-packed town of Long Lake! All summer long they have great events, many of which you can not only spectate at, but...

5 ways to spring hike the ADKs

May 28, 2018
Author:Shaun Kittle
Wildflowers, waterfalls, endless views, and the return of our summer birds — sounds like spring in the Adirondacks! Anyone who hikes here knows there’s a huge variety of trails, but in spring we try...

Fishing for a Good Time With Your Kids

May 21, 2018
Whether you’re looking for a way to get your kids outdoors, sneak in a little extra family time, or just go out and show your son or daughter how to catch their own dinner, fishing can be a great...

Arr mateys! It's Pirates Weekend

May 13, 2018
Avast, ye mateys! Calling all landlubbers and scallywags alike! There is a brand new event coming to the Speculator region—Pirates Weekend! This action-packed weekend is full of fun stuff for...


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