Jun 042014 0 Responses

Bella Luna! Learn About Moths and Butterflies of the Adirondacks.

June is here, and that means it’s time for the arrival of lots of different insects in the Adirondacks. We know about those pesky black flies and biting midges that plague us during the late spring and early summer weeks, but what about the more beautiful (and less invasive) insects of the Adirondacks? At the [...]

Jun 022014 0 Responses

Planning a Graduation Party Made Simple

Is there a special high school senior in your life who will be graduating from high school this month? If so, then you’re probably in the midst of planning a graduation party. Maybe you’ve already got everything figured out, from the invitations and decorations to the menu, but if you’re like so many busy people, [...]

Mar 302014 0 Responses

Maple Season Yields a Sweet Adirondack Delight

If you’re an avid reader of our blog, you know that we’re fans of maple syrup made right here in the Adirondacks. In Speculator, we’re lucky to have McComb’s Oak Hill Farm, which produces some of the most delicious maple syrup available. Hopefully, you were able to attend Maple Weekend activities there at the end [...]

Mar 282014 0 Responses

The Eastern Chipmunk – Some Facts that Might Surprise You

From Alvin, Simon and Theodore to Chip and Dale, there are few wild animals that are portrayed as cute and as cuddly as the Eastern chipmunk. When you consider their chubby cheeks, intelligent eyes and telltale striped markings, along with their cheerful calls, it’s hard to imagine them as anything but. Some people have even [...]

Feb 242014 0 Responses

Warm Up Your Adirondack Winter with Beef Stew and Saranac Beer

Winter has been wicked this year, and many evenings we’ve had to retreat indoors in order to stay safe during the inclement weather. Luckily, this has given us a chance to try out some amazing recipes for comfort foods that have helped us stay warm so far this season. One that we particularly loved was [...]

Feb 232014 0 Responses

Snowshoe 101: A Brief History of Snowshoeing in the Adirondacks

When you strap on your snowshoes, you’re probably just thinking about your day of fun in the snow. But if you delve deeper, you might wonder where snowshoes came from. Who invented them, and how have they become such an integral part of Adirondack living? Believe it or not, snowshoes have been around for a [...]

Dec 082013 0 Responses

Red Bird of Winter – The Northern Cardinal

There may be no lovelier sight in the winter that a dashing red Northern cardinal perched on a snowy evergreen bough. Quintessential of life in the Adirondacks, the Northern cardinal has long been admired for its bright plumage and distinctive, cheery chirp. If you’re looking for cardinals this winter – or want to attract them [...]

Dec 072013 0 Responses

Get “Playmorized” at Oak Mountain

It’ll be an evening of fun danceable music when the Willie Playmore Band returns to Oak Mountain on Dec. 21. The group plays some of the most diverse sets music fans will see anywhere, covering the wide gamut of everything from Johnny Cash to Ozzy Osbourne, with tunes by the likes of the Eagles, Styx, [...]

Dec 062013 0 Responses

Give the Gift of the Adirondacks

The holidays are coming soon, and there is probably no better place to purchase the perfect gift for an Adirondacks enthusiast than the Speculator Department Store. A true Adirondack gift shop, the Speculator Department Store offers a wide variety of keepsakes that will thrill anyone who has ever enjoyed a sojourn to the mountains of [...]

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