Sargent Ponds Loop--A guided hike for Long Lake

Author:Spencer Morrissey
A guided tour of the Sargent Ponds Wild Forest A few years back Long Lake asked me to lead hikes for them in the Long Lake Region, of course I jumped on the opportunity. This year's outings started...

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!

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....

Barker Mountain and Barker Pond

Author:Spencer Morrissey
In search of trail potential I have been working with the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) off and on, trying to determine locations of family-friendly trails, in particular in Hamilton...

Metcalf Mountain, an Indian Lake 3k’er

Author:Spencer Morrissey
Metcalf Mountain There is a small group of hiking enthusiasts out there whose goal is to climb all the Hamilton County 3000 foot mountains. This is a pretty decent accomplishment considering it's a ...

DIY Exploring—A Bushwhacking Overview

Author:Spencer Morrissey
Adirondack Bushwhacking I have been exploring the Adirondack backwoods for decades and much of that time has been spent off-trail, through the forest, thick and thin, bushwhacking. I took on the...

Macomber Mountain—A venture to a Hamilton County 3K’er

Author:Spencer Morrissey
Macomber Mountain I have a fascination with bushwhacking and exploring something new, and who knows, maybe even previously uncharted. My buddy Jim has been itching to do the 3000 foot peaks in...

Don't Stress It!

Life Lesson on Stress Management Recently I was asked to share a life lesson that I have learned in the Adirondacks. And with that question, my mind simply started spinning. I have been blessed to...

Low-Impact Travel Tips

Author:Michelle Clement
Green before "green" was cool! Long before the first Earth Day was recognized on April 22, 1970, the Adirondack Park was setting a national precedence for being a "green" location. Green may not have...

A Cascade Trifecta: The Mountain, The Lake, and The Waterfall

Author:Spencer Morrissey
A bit of bushwhacking and a bit of trail hiking in the Inlet Region  Springtime is a challenging time for hiking, especially for portions of the hiking experience that is completed off-trail, but I...


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