Summer

Paddling the Sacandaga River Out of Speculator

A Nice Walk Before Our Paddle In the heart of the Adirondacks, the Sacandaga River out of Speculator offers a great marsh to explore for both paddlers and birders alike, and I was excited for the...

Surf-Turf-n-Sky: Good Luck for Great Paddling, Hiking & Birding

Starting with a Hike Wren and I were out looking for a short hike and paddle the other week and I decided that Good Luck Lake and the West Branch of the Sacandaga River might fit the bill. The...

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...

Paddling Round Lake

Sunny Paddling Weather! Our warm weather of late has made for terrific paddling in the southern Adirondacks, and Wren and I took advantage of it to enjoy some time birding on Round Lake this past...

Hiking and Storming on Pillsbury Mountain

A Long and Winding Road The adventure of hiking up Pillsbury Mountain begins with the road to the trailhead. Wren and I bumped along through Perkins Clearing and Sled Harbor and she was anxiously...

An Evening Paddle at Mason Lake

A Beautiful Place Mason Lake is a quiet body of water directly along Route 30 - just south of Lewey Lake - which many folks pass on their way through the southern Adirondacks. If they don't stop,...

Paddling Along the Jessup River - and Battling Beaver Dams While We're at it!

Waiting to Run Free and Explore Since the Jessup River sits on a busy stretch of Route 30, I left Wren in the car while I unloaded the boat and our gear for our paddle last week. Wren patiently...

Outside the Comfort Zone in the Adirondacks

Guest Blogger: Sara Welch My husband didn't marry me for my outdoorsy ways. I love trail mix, but I don't use it the way it was intended—I munch it on the couch while binge-watching my favorite show...

Paddling South Inlet

Windy Weather We've had quite a bit of windy weather of late and my afternoon paddle on South Inlet last week was no different. I chatted at the put-in with a few folks who were coming off the water...

Exploring Brown's Tract Inlet on Foot

A Change in Plans I had been interested in paddling Brown's Tract Inlet this past week, but the day I had slated for exploring it became quite windy, meaning a paddle across the wide waters of...

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