Sep 262014 0 Responses

Pick the Perfect Pumpkin for Your Fall Celebrations

Nothing says fall quite like that brilliant orange orb of color that graces many a front stoop come autumn – the darling of October, the pumpkin. The pumpkin has enjoyed a renaissance of sorts over the past few years, with many popular beverage chains offering pumpkin spice coffees and lattes, as well as baked goods [...]

Sep 262014 0 Responses

An Adirondack Train Ride That’s Bound to be Beautiful

If you’re someone who loves to look at fall foliage, you already know there’s no better place to leaf peep than in the Adirondacks. You probably have loaded the kids in the family truckster on more than one occasion into the Adirondacks to look at – and snap some photos of – all the wonderful [...]

Aug 042014 0 Responses

Baltimore Orioles Brighten Up the Adirondacks

If you’ve ever seen the bright flash of a Baltimore Oriole as it flits its way around the forest edge, then you know there isn’t anything quite as lovely as the stark contrast of this brilliant orange bird against the deep green deciduous tree line. The song of the Baltimore Oriole is as lovely as [...]

Aug 012014 0 Responses

In the Adirondacks, Our Lake Monster is a Champ!

Nestled between the Adirondack Mountains of New York and the Green Mountains of Vermont is Lake Champlain, a large lake that runs 120 miles north to south and features nearly 600 miles of beautiful shoreline. Lake Champlain is a natural, freshwater lake named for the French explorer, Samuel de Champlain. Known for its serenity and [...]

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 [...]

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