Walk into any gin mill during sledding season and you are bound to hear: “Ski don’t!” “Artic Scrap!” “Yamaha-ha-ha-ha!” "Polaris – pull off lake and repair in spring"…
We are as serious about our sleds that we ride as we are about the gear that we wear to ride them. You will notice that most people that ride seriously wear gear that matches their sleds… men, women and children. Not only does the
Submitted by Guest Blogger: Brooke Clark
The ride to Schroon Lake was always far too long when I was heading up to ride snowmobiles with my dad. I would wait for him to pull into the driveway, only to run out at top speed to climb in and go! He had the most beautiful sled with a leopard seat, and the smell! Oh, how I loved the smell when he got that machine started. I am so fortunate that I
The Adirondack Mountains — and the townships within them —are beautiful places to live and visit. Travelers come from around the world to spend time here because of the scenery, the outdoor activities, the hospitality of the local people, and the unique businesses that are scattered throughout our region. However, the reality of the Adirondacks is this: It is a challenge to live here year-round!
It’s been a while in the waiting to reach my 800th Adirondack peak, and sifting through the 900 or so that I have not climbed I focused on Texas Ridge in Schroon Lake. Located just north of the Loch Muller trailhead, the ridge stands diligently waiting at more than 3,000 feet. I chose this peak because of its massive expanse and my deep curiosity of such a name in northern New York.
Well, we’ve achieved official Adirondack winter temperatures. That means crisp air, gorgeous snowy landscapes, and….. ice.
And given the amount of lakes and ponds in the Schroon Lake region, there is potential for a tremendous amount of frozen water. I’m sure many have favorites, but here are MY top picks for places & ways to play on the ice!
1. Ice skatingOk, so this was a no-brainer. A