Your Adirondack Basecamp
September 27, 2018
Every autumn season I try to visit the charming mix of trees at the Adirondack Interpretive Center in Newcomb. This educational nature complex has everything for an immersive fall foliage experience, from groomed trails for hiking to knowledgeable...
September 18, 2018
What makes an Adirondack town perfect? Well, sure the mountains and waterways are exceptional. But, to make a town perfect you need all that and a local craft brewery. And not just any craft brewery, but one that has a beer garden, a selection of...
September 10, 2018
I have a favorite road in the Schroon Lake Region, Blue Ridge Road. It has scenic delights and fun attractions. This is especially true in the autumn. It runs between North Hudson and Newcomb through dense forest and across bridges, with frequent...
August 29, 2018
Love nature? Love fall? Love marathons? Well then grab your running shoes and start preparing for the Adirondack Marathon Distance Festival, happening Sept. 22-23. This is a weekend of fun and running, or walking, in the beautiful Adirondacks...
August 28, 2018
Every season in the mountains holds its own distinct beauty, but perhaps the most dramatic and photo worthy of them all is fall. Different shades appear as the season progresses, with the peak offering a show-stopping display of reds, yellows,...
August 16, 2018
Taking advantage of an opportunity Wren, my dog, and I had some work to do near Blue Ridge Road recently and we took advantage of it to check out part of the Boreas Ponds Tract – a nearly 21,000 acre parcel which the state purchased in 2016. It has...
August 3, 2018
Eric Bright is a Schroon Lake-based luthier with an eye for detail and a set of snorkeling gear. The wood he uses comes from the muck on the bottom of the lake; his guitars produce a timeless sound that's as soft as the ripples on the water's...
August 3, 2018
Newcomb, NY is a haven for hikers, with nearby trails leading to the eastern High Peaks, Mount Goodnow, and into Great Camp Santanoni. It also is home to Lake Harris and the Hudson River for boating, camping, or just relaxing.  And now...
August 2, 2018
Looking for summer relaxation? Consider an Adirondack lake beach, for a delightful blend of the familiar and the exotic. The familiar is the expanse of sand and sun, and the availability of picnic treats from beachside vendors. What might be...
July 19, 2018
Frogs and birds “I like mink frogs,” I thought to myself as Wren, my dog, and I pushed off onto the waters of Cheney Pond the other day, listening to their characteristic knocking calls from the cool shallows. They were adding a new voice to the...

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