adirondacks

Mountain Biking at Pine Lake

Submitted by guest blogger Phil Brown Pine Lake doesn’t get the attention it deserves. When the state acquired 65,000 acres of former Finch, Pruyn lands, a lot of ink was spilled about Boreas Ponds,...

Forked Lake Camping By Land and By Lake

Camping is one of the best ways to experience the natural beauty, serenity, and wildness of the Adirondacks. For many, it is also a cherished family tradition that brings back wonderful memories and...

Short Hikes

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 plenty of difficult...

Canoe Camping on the Essex Chain Lakes

Heading into the newly opened Essex Chain Lakes Tract on a Sunday night with a mid-September forecast for 30 degrees should be a guarantee of solitude. It almost was. With only one other camping...

5 Great Options for Spring Hikes

We’ve all been there: winter (no matter where you have been) feels like it has stretched on forever. Every day the sun is creeping higher on the horizon and you’re feeling that itch to get out and do...

A Hike to OK Slip Falls

Submitted by guest blogger Bayle Reichert I easily get the travel bug. After moving to Saranac Lake at the beginning of January, I have been longing for a new adventure. I have visited many of the...

5 Reasons to Snowmobile Hamilton County

Winter is most fun when you get outdoors and play in the snow, and this doesn’t change the older we get. A favorite winter pasttime in the Adirondacks is snowmobiling, and the mountains and their ...

Top 4 Ways to Enjoy Winter

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 you heard is somewhere tropical, but why not try...

Maple Fest!

21Feb2019
Author:RaChelle Martz
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 MapleFest!   This...

Oak Mountain Downhill Skiing

08Feb2019
Author:RaChelle Hosley
Raised in the ADK  I have lived in the Adirondacks my entire life. I've grown up experiencing all that the mountains have to offer, and I have to say, one of my favorite places to go as a kid (and...

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