Blog Entries in August 2015

Submitted by Joan Collins on Aug 31, 2015
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The Roosevelt Truck Trail in Minerva is one of the most beautiful trails in the Adirondack Park. The road-sized path takes hikers through a lovely, mature boreal forest of spruce and balsam fir trees on a carpet of sphagnum moss. The 2.5 mile long trail has become a favorite hike during the annual Adirondack Birding Festival. Summer and winter field trips, co-sponsored by the Long Lake Parks
Submitted by Sue Cameron on Aug 19, 2015
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The Schroon Lake Region events calendar has a few choice late summer events filling out the remainder of the season. On a weekly basis, some summertime favorites include arts, dancing and music. DROP IN ON SOME ACOUSTICSOn Monday nights, stop on by the Boathouse Theater for some great acoustic music at the Monday Night Acoustic Music Jam. Many of our local favorites on the music scene gather at
Submitted by Kathryn Behuniak on Aug 11, 2015
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Who knew that unique Japanese-influenced architecture, a National Historic Landmark and an Adirondack mystery are rolled into one Great Camp five miles back from the nearest road in the town of Newcomb? The only way to access Camp Santanoni is on foot, by bike, cross country skiing in the winter or riding a horse drawn wagon. I’ve biked in before and skied partway, but this time I opted to let
Submitted by Alan Belford on Aug 07, 2015
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A Morning Start on the TrailAfter a peaceful night’s camping along Moose Pond Way, Wren and I loaded up our camp and drove the short distance on the rocky and bumpy road to the trailhead for Vanderwhacker Mountain. The morning was cool and the trail was shady as we set off on the easy and wide path. The trail rose and fell smoothly, but generally climbed from the parking area and we made quick
Submitted by Chelsea Cook on Aug 06, 2015
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A Little HistoryOur country’s history is fascinating, and there is no time like the Prohibition Era to get your imagination turning! The 18th Amendment, which was passed in 1919 and stayed in effect until it was repealed by the 21st Amendment in 1933, outlawed the sale, transportation and manufacture of “intoxicating liquors.” As quickly as it took effect, the law produced some badass lawbreakers