Your Adirondack Basecamp
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,...
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...
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...

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