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The Peaks at Peak
We had one seriously hot summer, but as quickly as September arrived, so did the beautiful cool weather that makes us all turn off the air conditioners and crack the windows at...
Mother's Day Shopping at Tracy's Rustic Relics
As you head through the infamous 4 Corners in Speculator, you'll see a cute little shop with a beautiful flower garden and seasonal Adirondack decorations. To one side of the...
Winter Options on Watch Hill
Watch Hill may not be a big mountain, but it's got a lot to offer - from unique views of the central Adirondacks to a mix of hiking, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing. Located...
The Adirondacks in winter are known for their scenic beauty, fantastic skiing, and out of this world snowmobiling, but there are also lots of other great things going on that you...
Where to Find the Coolest Stuff
If you are anything like me, when you have the chance to do some shopping, you love to wander around and spend time looking at everything. Whether you are in the market for a...
Known for its High Peaks and tough trails, hiking in the Adirondacks can seem a little daunting for beginners or those with families. But, I’m here to tell you, while we do have...
We have great events going on here year round, but when summer comes around our calendars are jam packed! Here is a sampling of what's to come this summer! Farmers Markets Every...
The Southern Adirondacks are peppered with great places to spend the night. Whether you prefer to stay right in the hustle and bustle of town, a secluded cabin in the woods, or in a...
The Perfect Camping Experience for Your Family
The snow is gone, there’s a warm breeze that has the whole family just itching to get outside, and that awesome camping gear that you got over the holidays is calling to you. At...
Best Places to Fish
We all know that avid fishermen are notoriously tight-lipped about their fishing spots. So much so that when I asked around about favorites, the most useful response I got was "on...
Run the ADKs
Whether you are a serious athlete who competes in marathons, or if you love to just take a casual jog now and then, the Adirondacks are the perfect beautiful setting to do your...
Top 4 Ways to Enjoy Winter
You may be thinking “I’m getting the winter blues and I need a vacation,” and I know the first thing that pops into your head is somewhere tropical, but why not try something...
Maple Syrup. Sweet, sticky, delicious. And a staple here in New York state. There are over 2,000 maple sugarmakers in New York, which if you ask me, is something to celebrate! Cue...
Winter Events from Speculator to Inlet
When you’re planning out your winter snowmobile or ski vacation, don’t forget about all of the great things we have going on in our little towns. There is something for everyone,...
Your Guide to Holiday Shopping
Summer is now just a tiny speck in the rear view as we fly through fall, headed straight for winter. That means it's time to pack up the Halloween decorations, maybe put up a few...
Top 4 Scenic Foliage Drives
Indian Lake to Speculator Trip distance: 34 miles This drive will give you gorgeous scenic views of the fall foliage, as well as views of two beautiful Adirondack lakes. Starting...
Summertime = Beachtime
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...
While we are quickly heading into spring, I've got sun and fun on my mind. I'm thinking summer and vacation! As I have lived in the Adirondacks my whole life, sometimes is can be...
Finn-tastic Nordic Skiing!
I've heard that people who live in NYC often never visit the Statue of Liberty and that there are people who live in Florida that have never seen the Everglades. That's how I feel...
Fall on the water!
Last week I was fortunate enough to head out on Piseco Lake for a beautiful sunset cruise with some great friends. My husband, kids, and I got to have a lovely lake-front dinner of...
Small Towns in the Adirondacks
When is comes to the Adirondacks, you may think of some of the larger towns like Long Lake or Speculator. But here, we are also famous for our small towns! Hope and Benson Let's...
We all have our favorite experiences and adventures. I certainly have quite a few of my own including hiking, going to the beach, and stopping by Donuts and More for hot donuts and...
A Break in the Weather After what seemed like weeks and weeks of non-stop rain, we finally got some much needed sunshine in the Adirondacks. So, I grabbed my friend Steven and his...
Golfing in the Adirondacks
The following was written by Christy Wilt, the director of tourism and economic development for Hamilton County. Christy has lived in the Adirondacks for over 20 years and has been...
Have you been as stir crazy this year as I have been? It seemed like the cold weather just didn't want to let go. Well, now that the snow is gone (and hopefully we won't see any...
Top 7 Reasons Not To Snowmobile in the Heart of the Adirondacks
Blogger's note 3/1/17: I have to admit this was one of my all-time favorite blog adventures. I haven't been on the trails yet this year - it's obviously time to go back and relive...
The Faces of Oak Mountain
Oak Mountain is a family friendly ski mountain located in Speculator, NY. Even though it is considered "small," it takes a team of dedicated people to keep it going not just in the...
For Pete’s Sake – a long hike back to Pete’s Hill
One of the hardest things about trying to find hiking partners, is finding ones who have days off during the week. This week in particular I couldn't talk anyone into taking the day...
Car camping gone bad! Although I grew up in the Adirondacks, I car camped only a few times. A couple of times was with my family, and once I went alone with my twins at Rollins...