Your Adirondack Basecamp
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 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...

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