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Climbing & Birding West Mountain

28Dec2015
Author:Joan Collins
With our landscape still snow-free during this past December, my husband George and I decided to climb West Mountain in Raquette Lake. For boreal birding purposes, we opted for a longer route to the...

2015 Most Popular Blogs

2015 TOP 3 BLOGS IN REVIEW We scoured our blogs for the most popular, most informative, and just downright oddest pieces from the past year. In case you missed them on the first go-round, here are...

Amateur Video Crew Possibly Missing Near Indian Lake, NY

26Oct2015
Author:Michelle Clement
DISCLAIMER: This story is a fabrication, written as a spooky story for Halloween. Enjoy!! Until about a week ago, I truly believed that I had one of the best jobs anyone could have ever ask for. I...

Try a new type of adventure: Surf and Turf style

05Oct2015
Author:Spencer Morrissey
Do you like to hike? Do you like to paddle? Than I am pretty sure you will like doing a bit of both packed into one adventure. A surf and turf works like this: First you paddle to a trail (surf),...

Lovely Views from the Summit of Mud Pond Mountain!

The short trail up Mud Pond Mountain in Long Lake rewards climbers with spectacular views! It is less than a half-mile in length, but quite steep with an elevation gain of 600 feet. The trail  is in...

Why Birding and How Do I Start?

Being "bitten by the birding bug" can be a positive, life-changing experience. Bird watching can become such an all-consuming activity that it is often hard to recall what life was like in the pre-...

Ouida Girard

09Aug2015
Author:Katie Stuart
After she published Griffin: Ghost Town in the Adirondacks, many people recognized the name of Ouida Girard. However, you may not know Ms. Girard is a native of the Adirondacks. Born in Griffin, a...

August Event Round Up

Durant Days and Boat Parade Weekend August 1st and 2nd  Come out and celebrate William West Durant the inventor of the Great Camps Style Architecture, who was born in Raquette Lake. You can take a...

Paddling Mud Pond in the Cedarlands Conservation Easement

Mud Pond A peaceful paddling and birding destination  Mud Pond, with a boreal bog mat bordering much of its western shoreline, is a scenic place to paddle. I count it as one of my favorite canoeing...

A Beautiful Weekend for the 11th Annual Adirondack Birding Festival!

30Jun2015
Author:Joan Collins
The three-day annual Adirondack Birding Festival was held for the 11th year in a row with perfect weather! Sixty-seven people traveled to Hamilton County to attend field trips, dine on the W.W....

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