25 Years of Maple Syrup

Author:RaChelle Martz
2023 marks the 25th season of maple syrup for Karen and Dave McComb at McComb’s Oak Hill Farm in Speculator. They began their venture in 1999 and have grown their maple syrup business year after year...

Among the Wildflowers

Author:Janelle Jones
Wake up! Hibernation is over and it’s time to get out and enjoy spring in the Adirondacks. If you listen closely you’ll hear birds happily singing in the trees, frogs rhythmically adding their...

Three Spring Birding Hotspots

Author:Justin Levine
Hamilton County, in the heart of the Adirondacks, is a birder’s dream - and for a whole lot of reasons! From cool places to stay to amazing food to incredible birding options and rare species, the...

Adirondack Weddings

As you may have guessed, the timeframe between Thanksgiving and Valentine's days is the most popular time to get engaged. Maybe you've just gotten engaged or are just thinking to the future. The...

5 Soul-Cleansing Roadside Waterfalls

Author:Eileen Mowrey-Floss
Spring is a time of renewal in the Adirondacks. After a long winter buried in snow and ice, the land slowly comes back to life—and we begin a restorative process of our own, too. But it takes...

Best Places to Fish

We all know that avid fishermen are notoriously tight-lipped about their fishing spots. So much so that when I asked around about favorites, the most useful response I got was "on the water!" So...

A Few Full-day and Multi-day Paddles in the Central Adirondacks

Author:Alan Belford
Paddling Season! With a warming spring sun upon us and the Dark-eyed Juncos, Song Sparrows, and Brown Creepers singing early spring to my yard, our lakes and waterways are beginning to open up. Such...

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...

Half Day Paddles in the Central Adirondacks

Author:Alan Belford
It’s time to start thinking about paddling It may seem strange to read (or in my case, write) a canoeing blog when all of our lakes are frozen solid, but with longer days, warmer temperatures, and...

Riding the bubble

I'm not old. I'm experienced. Or mature. Or something that sounds dignified while also portraying me as a fun-loving spirit. That's my story and I'm sticking to it. However, as I took an early-...


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