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Kid-Approved Summer Fun

School’s out for the summer and the kids want to play! Why not join them in the fun? A vacation to the Adirondacks offers plenty of opportunities to explore the outdoors, and it’s good fun for the...

Hiking Wakely Mountain

07Aug2018
Author:Beth Lomnitzer
A couple of years ago, the fire tower on Wakely Mountain had some structural damage. Because it is so tall, it takes quite a beating from winds. The four support posts of the tower had weakened over...

Give the Kids an Adirondack Summer

For over a century, getting away to a mountain lake was the peak of family fun. And this is still the case. The mountains and lakes haven't changed much over the decades, even if children have. If...

Experience: Adirondacks

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...

Things To Do Indoors

We are right in the thick of winter here in the Adirondacks and let me tell you what, it has been COLD! There have been many consecutive nights of negative temperatures — some nights as low as -20,...

7 Days at Lake Durant

 My adventures in  car camping days began a few years ago . While paddling on a local lake, I encountered a  friend paddling with other people from the Albany area. I was all ears when they told...

Camping... closer than you think

 Submitted by guest blogger, Alyssa Devlin. Read on to see why Alyssa can't wait for the warmer months to roll around once again!  This  past summer, I went for a canoe camping trip with my family....

Adirondack Firetowers

19Oct2016
Author:RaChelle Hosley
We all have fears. Some people are scared of spiders (myself included), some people are scared of snakes, or clowns, or dogs, or small spaces. And some people are scared of heights. If you fall into...

Where to watch on football Sunday

I have been there. You're not going to stop traveling just because it's football season. But when you're at your destination, you need to figure out how to see the game.  I've taken time out of...

A memorable wedding getaway in Inlet

Inlet is the perfect place for an Adirondack wedding getaway. My boyfriend Andy and I were invited to a wedding in Inlet last summer, and we decided to make a full weekend escape out of it, camping...

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