Your Adirondack Basecamp
August 21, 2019
It’s easy to find something to do in the Adirondacks, especially if you like being outside, but it can be hard figuring out where to begin. If you’re traveling with the family, that can be even more difficult as differing ideas converge on what...
August 21, 2019
Submitted by guest blogger Susan Repko Outside time As soon as I see the morning light in the summer, I start thinking about how to spend the entire day outside. After months of gray and cold, Adirondackers go into overdrive during this time of...
August 8, 2019
An amazing time of day It was a beautiful evening as I unloaded my boat for a paddle on Cheney Pond, one of my favorite little gems to explore in the Adirondacks. The mosquitoes were pestering me as I unloaded the boat, but once I pushed off onto...
August 7, 2019
Nostalgia isn’t always bad. It can lead you to try things you remember loving as a kid. Like square dancing. I hadn’t square danced since I was in my elementary school enrichment class where Hot Cross Buns blaring on a plastic recorder was...
August 6, 2019
Submitted by guest blogger, Susan Repko Walking down our classic Main Street just became more enjoyable thanks to a few new businesses. The local folks are glad to see that more storefronts are happily occupied. Now you can buy what everyone...
August 1, 2019
Don't drive through — stop and take a look You may have driven through Newcomb, and thought “there is not much here.” But wait! If you are an outdoor enthusiast you will be pleasantly surprised, as there is plenty to do and see!. Camp In the fall...
July 23, 2019
Submitted by CycleADK and Dave Kraus. Photos courtesy of Cycle Adirondacks/Pure ADK.  For a cyclist, finding the perfect route for a great day trip is an evergreen quest. Here’s my take: It would be on unfamiliar roads, but not too far away, and...
July 15, 2019
Submitted by guest blogger, Susan Repko Who’s here The Schroon Lake community is a wonderful mix of people. Locals who were born here, retirees who moved north while their friends went south, and second homeowners who rush up the Northway on...
July 15, 2019
You need a basecamp for your vacation. A place to leave your gear, get a great night’s sleep, and put your feet up. You want proximity to outdoor activities, attractions, and maybe even some shopping. The Schroon Lake Region is your perfect...
July 4, 2019
Submitted by guest blogger Julianna Carattini Give a girl a fish and you will feed her for a day. Teach a girl to fish and you will give her memories that last a lifetime. I have been fishing for as long as I can remember and probably even before...
July 3, 2019
The 46 High Peaks are awe-inspiring, alluring, and mysterious. The deep valleys between the mountains are wet and mossy green, and boulders punctuate the open forests there, creating an impressive preview of the towering cliffs, rocky summits, and...
June 25, 2019
There isn’t anywhere I’d rather spend the summer than the Adirondacks. But perhaps what I love most about the region is that there’s no shortage of community events  — from local music to farmers markets and charitable events and causes. Last...
June 19, 2019
Submitted by guest blogger Susan Repko The ceremony Every Memorial Day in Schroon Lake, I walk into the crowd by the Veterans Wall to attend the annual ceremony. I stand by the town’s classic bandstand, where you can see the lake sparkling in the...
June 19, 2019
Anywhere you go in the Adirondacks during summer is going to be great. Lakes, mountains, fields, and streams – it’s all great. But why settle for great when you could have spectacular? Schroon Lake is a small, unassuming mountain town located...
June 11, 2019
The next big Broadway star or opera diva could be right here in the Adirondacks this summer. The legendary Seagle Music Colony in Schroon Lake is celebrating its 104th birthday this year and it’s as vibrant as ever, bringing world-class young...
May 28, 2019
Spending the night indoors is a fine way to pamper yourself, and it’s pretty easy to prepare for a trip when there’s a bed waiting for you on the other end. But if you really want to be immersed in nature and take in all of the sights and sounds of...
May 23, 2019
If you like craft beer, you need to visit Paradox Brewery in Schroon Lake. And depending on when you visit, you might even get to sip your pint while enjoying a view that includes some of the High Peaks.  Paul and Joan Mrocka opened Paradox six...
May 14, 2019
The Adirondack spring Spring in the Adirondacks can be moody. The promise of warmth and sun are often met with the realty of a chilly rain or even snow. In fact, a birding trip I was scheduled to guide in early May has been postponed due to a...
May 8, 2019
I was cruising along the scenic route between Schroon Lake and Ticonderoga when the big brown sign marking the Arnold Pond trailhead caught my eye. I slowed down in time to read the bright yellow text — it said 0.3 miles to the pond and I had time...
April 16, 2019
When I step into rustic furniture maker Barry Gregson’s woodshop studio on the bottom floor of his house, I am immediately met with tree limbs packed tightly along the walls from floor to ceiling. I look up in awe to notice that even the ceiling...
March 25, 2019
A change in the seasons It is sometimes difficult to remind yourself that spring is coming – complete with warm sun, green leaves, and baseball – when winter continues to dominate the landscape. While my cross-country skis and I don’t complain...
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,...

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