Your Adirondack Basecamp
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...
January 10, 2019
’Twas The Month After Christmas… And I had a new set of skis waiting to hit the slopes! My usual stomping grounds are farther north, but after visiting Gore Mountain for the first time last season I was excited to do some more exploring. Just an...
December 26, 2018
The Schroon Lake Region is a wonderful place to go when you want to explore and relax at your own pace. It is a special slice of the Adirondacks that has welcoming terrain for winter treks, and some surprises when it comes to sophisticated dining...
December 19, 2018
Schroon Lake is a great weekend destination because it’s easy to get to and there’s plenty to do outside of outdoor winter adventure. You can come for the adventure but stay for the nightlife. Check out my list below of hotspots to cozy up to the...
December 10, 2018
Winter in the mountains is spectacular. Evergreens cradle white tufts of snow while lakes, ponds, and waterfalls freeze over, creating crystalline ice sculptures that are tucked among the boulders and trees. Snowshoeing is a fabulous way to see the...
December 4, 2018
The wooden floorboards creek softly under your feet and the mellifluous sounds of 1920’s swing and jazz greet you as you enter. The smell of baked goods wafts from somewhere deep within the room. As you look around you see what seems like a life’s...
November 30, 2018
One of the challenges of the gift-giving season is how everyone on the gift list deserves something special. Yet, finding that something special can be a tough task in a world full of stuff that is all alike. The many artists of the Schroon Lake...
November 13, 2018
Tucked away on the edge of Main Street in downtown Schroon Lake, things are brewing at 9 Mile Coffee. The hum of the La Marzocco espresso machine and whir of the grinder greeted me as I walked into the small but cozy coffee shop just five minutes...
November 13, 2018
Once again, Gore Mountain has been working hard on major improvements for the new season. Improvements include increased and nature-friendly snowmaking capacity, a two-story expansion of the lodge, and trail improvements, along with the return of...
November 1, 2018
Of all the winter sports out there, I think snowshoeing is probably the easiest to learn. Our Adirondack trails simply transform with the seasons. If you can hike there in the summer, you can snowshoe there in the winter, exchanging the bright...

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