Blog Entries in October 2015

Submitted by Spencer Morrissey on Oct 30, 2015
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Pharaoh Mountain WildernessI recently found myself in the area of the Putnam Pond Campground with a bit of extra time on my hands, and so, I quickly devised a little loop past a pond, over a ridge, and down to a hidden swamp - it resembles a backwoods trifecta. I made the turn down Putts Pond Road and parked at the hiker parking lot at the top of hill. From here I started my approach to the
Submitted by Spencer Morrissey on Oct 23, 2015
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We know how to make fun family memories in the Schroon Lake Region!Try one of these 7 hikes and let us know what you think! Goose PondDistance Roundtrip/Loop: 3.0 miles Estimated Time Roundtrip/Loop: 2 hours Brief Overview From the parking area you will walk along Crane Pond Road for around a mile to the Gull Pond Trail on the right. The road is an easy walk and so is the trail; small rolling
Submitted by Tammy Whitty-Brown on Oct 19, 2015
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The Oxford Dictionary defines hunting with this definition: “To pursue and kill a wild animal for sport or food." Here in the Schroon Lake Region, and Adirondacks overall, the majority of residents hunt for the food first, and sport second. It is a way of life, and has been since the first settlers came here in the early 1800s. The ground was too rocky to farm for the most part. The families had
Submitted by Spencer Morrissey on Oct 16, 2015
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Another adventure in the wildThere has been a bit of a hiatus between me and the Vanderwhacker Wild Forest, so I felt it was about time I try to refamiliarize myself with the area and check out a couple of trails and a couple of peaks whose names just drew me in. I set my sights on Little Beaver and Beaver Mountains, located just south of Vanderwhacker Mountain. Seeing as how I am not a fan of
Submitted by Sue Cameron on Oct 05, 2015
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The spirits callI recently spent a full day exploring a couple of really interesting places in Newcomb. After leaving our first stop, the Adirondack Interpretive Center, we enjoyed an awesome lunch at the High Peaks Kitchen and Campground in Newcomb on Route 28N. The food is great and inexpensive, and the service is terrific. I’d recommend a stop here for breakfast or lunch since they serve both