Blog Entries in April 2013

Submitted by Elizabeth Lee on Apr 29, 2013
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For some time I've been curious about a little spot on the map that I thought was called Chalice Pond. Chalice--like a medieval goblet or something you'd use for communion. Two guidebooks refer to it as Challis Pond. A History of Essex County, edited by H. P. Smith in 1885, refers to an early settler named Timothy Chellis who lived on a road near the area and Barbara McMartin's guidebook
Submitted by Debbie on Apr 25, 2013
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The snow is melting away now that the April weather has turned more spring-like. All that snowmelt is running into the rivers and creeks and there are waterfalls everywhere. Tristan and I headed to North Hudson to search for waterfalls in Black Brook.The Hammond Pond trailhead is on Ensign Pond Road (Route 4) in North Hudson. Follow the arrow to the left, but keep right when the logging roads
Submitted by Debbie on Apr 25, 2013
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The Hoffman Notch Wilderness fills most of the space between Hoffman Road in Schroon Lake and Boreas Road, which connects North Hudson to Newcomb. There's miles of hiking along the marked trails and many more for brave bushwhackers. A treasure of the Hoffman Notch Wilderness can be found after just a short hike and an easy bushwhack, however, and it's a wonderful sight for children and adults
Submitted by Debbie on Apr 25, 2013
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It's mud season. That means the snow is melting and where it has there are mud puddles. Many folks sit mud season out, but if you have a kid who's been inside for way too long, mud season is a time to get creative and get outside.Gull Pond is a short hike from Alder Meadow Road on the northeast side of Schroon Lake. The half-mile walk from the trailhead is mostly flat. The pond is a popular
Submitted by Chef Shelby on Apr 20, 2013
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I had a chance to talk with Liz and Larry McNamara,owners of The Strand Theater, this morning about some exciting news! But before the great news, you have to understand what Larry, Liz and other historic or small town theater owners have been going through in the past few years. You've probably heard about the Hollywood studios' industry-wide conversion from 35 mm film to an all-digital