Stories

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...

The Small Town of Wells


Wells is a small town located in the Southern Adirondacks. It is also where I grew up and spent most of my young childhood. It's where I remember my first home, and my first school...

Speculator Vacation


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...

Favorite Experience


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...

Kunjamuk Cave


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...

Playground Hopping


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!


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...