After the 2013 film “12 Years a Slave,” which won the Academy Award for that year’s best picture, most people are familiar with the story of Solomon Northrup, a free black man who was kidnapped and sold into slavery in 1841.
It’s not as widely known, however, that Solomon was a son of the Adirondacks. He was born in the tiny town of Minerva to a father who was a freed slave and a mother who was
Update 2/12/15: It's time! I just read this blog recalling Kelly's first ski trip to Gore, and now I'm chomping at the bit to try it out for myself. I mean, c'mon how cool does this local ski mountain sound? I'm sure it will be just as great an experience as my recent snowshoe trip to the Natural Stone Bridge & Caves! Have you skied Gore lately? Feel free to share your insider tips with this
The ten-mile round trip cross-country ski to Great Camp Santanoni is a classic Adirondack journey to a storied destination.
Open House during Three Winter Weekends at Great Camp SantanoniThis year, my husband George Yellott, and friends Pat and John Thaxton, and I skied to Great Camp Santanoni during the first of three New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s (NYS DEC) “
An Adirondack Tradition... That was this week's blog theme. There are so many in this area, it was hard to pinpoint exactly which way to head. I could talk about feeding bear at the dump - remember those days? Or how about tubing the Schroon on a hot summer day? Climbing Mt. Severance for the first time, and crossing through the under-highway tunnels? Skiing at the Golf Course? Ohhhhh the choices
Nordic skiing in the Schroon Lake Region-A half dozen easy to moderate locationsThe Schroon Lake Region stretches far and wide, allowing for dozens of possibilities for cross-country skiing. From Ticonderoga to North Hudson the boundary is seemingly endless. Schroon Lake village makes for an excellent basecamp location for a long weekend or an extended vacation with the family, so why not pull