Hiking

Submitted by Shaun Kittle on Jul 20, 2017
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Let’s talk about finding a sense of solitude. I’m used to spending my time among the higher peaks of the region. I love the mountains, but so do lots of other people. That’s generally OK, but sometimes I want something different, something that feels more remote. For years I’ve seen the pictures of a place called Pharaoh Lake Wilderness Area. I’ve drooled over the Milky-Way-splashed night sky
Submitted by Pamela Merritt on May 24, 2017
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If you've never tried camping, just the thought can seem daunting. But it's really like a video game. I like to think there are actually three "skill levels" to choose from. The Schroon Lake area has wonderful options at every level. Here are some tips to choose just the right mix of gorgeous nature and the easy side of civilization. There are all kinds of ways to enjoy everything we have to
Submitted by Pamela Merritt on Apr 27, 2017
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Newcomb is a wonderful destination for spring hiking. There is a mountain that is just the right height, historic sites to explore, and an entire complex of lakeshore and forest trails. Top to bottom, it is Adirondack hiking that is all within the spring conservation guidelines that avoid damage to trails and delicate vegetation. One sweet mountainGoodnow Mountain is a fun trail that even
Submitted by Joan Collins on Apr 04, 2017
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A Season of ChangeIt is always a welcome sign of spring when birds begin to return to the Adirondacks. At this time of year, each day brings new arrivals along with their beautiful songs. Just this morning, an American Robin sang at dawn outside our home. Spring is a fascinating season of change in the avian world. Year-round birds change their behavior as they get ready to nest, many of our
Submitted by Pamela Merritt on Feb 17, 2017
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I had a thrilling destination in mind for my next snowshoeing adventure. It was the Adirondack Interpretive Center at Newcomb. All this fresh snow put me in mind of some fresh trails. I had not yet visited this incredible complex, which combines science, conservation, and some awesome scenery. The AIC (as it is known) is a one-stop source for outstanding learning experiences in the central