2017 Lake Placid Memorial Day Weekend Outdoor Recreation Report

2017 Lake Placid Memorial Day Weekend Outdoor Recreation Report

It is shaping up to be a delightful Memorial Day weekend of outdoor fun in Lake Placid, NY, frequently cited as one of the country’s “Best Outdoor Towns.” After the typical Adirondack roller coaster spring weather, things are finally heating up. Air temperatures hit 70 in the Adirondack Mountains this week and the water in […]

Earth Day in the Adirondack Mountains

Earth Day in the Adirondack Mountains

Happy Earth Day 2017 from the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York. In honor of our collective Mother, I hope you can spend as much time as possible outside today to honor her handiwork. Also in honor of Earth Day, I will reprise a story from the Adirondack Lifestyle blog archives about an interesting Earth […]

Lake Placid: “The Best Day on Nordic Skis in Two Years!”

Lake Placid: “The Best Day on Nordic Skis in Two Years!”

Fun, fun, fun on the Olympic ski trails at Mt. Van Hoevenberg.   The Adirondack Mountains are covered in snow! Tuesday’s Nor’easter dumped 8+ inches of snow here at 2,200 feet outside the Village of Lake Placid, and more, much more, in the high country. Conditions are excellent and made for Adirondack backcountry skiing. My […]

Happy Winter Solstice 2016

Happy Winter Solstice 2016

Today marks the winter solstice of 2016, and, for a change, in the Adirondack Mountains it actually feels and looks like winter. It is 24 degrees and snowing as I type here at Adirondack Lifestyle HQ, in Lake Placid, New York. The region has enjoyed a cold and snowy early winter, technically late fall, so […]

Make an Adirondack Luminaria Ice Candle

Make an Adirondack Luminaria Ice Candle

No one does a better job at beauty than Mother Nature. It is probably for this reason I collect and display Nature’s works of art. Artifacts from the outdoors like old bird nests and sea shells, pine cones, birch bark, and fresh balsam branches collect dust in my home and make me smile. Ice luminarias, […]

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