Your Adirondack Basecamp
March 19, 2019
It was a dark and stormy day… No really, even one of the most definitively beautiful spots in the world has its gloomy days. My friend Andrea and I were facing one of those days recently on a planned trip to meet in Schroon Lake and catch up on...
March 7, 2019
Sticking close to the road While birding is often done by exploring trails and waterways by foot, boat, and at this time of year, skis and snowshoes, good birding can also be found directly along our winding mountain roads, requiring little effort...
March 6, 2019
Submitted by guest blogger Zohar Gitlis At the time of this writing I’m curled up in front of my wood stove, drinking tea and watching the frost send tendrils up my windows. The days are getting longer but winter’s hold is still tight. Sugaring,...
February 20, 2019
A chance to witness history from my skis For Adirondack history buffs and cross-country skiers alike, Camp Santanoni may offer an equally alluring attraction. After all, the site boasts one of the last best surviving Great Camps in the Adirondacks...
February 18, 2019
So Much Snow Newcomb has lots of snow. Deep snow. Up-to-your-eyeballs snow. Enough-to-submerge-me snow. It-looks-like-you’re-driving-your-car-down-a-bobsled-track-the-snow-walls-are-so-high snow. In fact they’ve apparently received somewhere around...
February 6, 2019
A few inches of fresh snow and the potential of more in the forecast have snowmobile enthusiasts anxiously awaiting good ground cover. I spoke with the Schroon Lake and North Hudson Snowmobile Club to learn about to learn about the trails they...
February 6, 2019
Staring down from the top of a mountain was not something I ever pictured myself doing on a crisp Friday morning with temperatures in the teens. But, there I was, perched at the top and ready to glide down on a pair of downhill skis. This is not...
January 31, 2019
The Schroon Lake Ice Fishing Derby will be in its 27th year on the weekend of March 2-3, 2019. This annual celebration of the joys of ice fishing is equally welcoming to those new to the sport, or anyone else who is curious about these "ice towns...
January 25, 2019
Photos by Shaun Ondak  The Adirondacks is home to all sorts of outdoor adventure like cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, but it takes some preparation to do it right, especially in winter. But don’t feel intimidated! The Schroon Lake Region is...

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