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 […]

New York State Issues Muddy Trail Advisory for Adirondack High Peaks

New York State Issues Muddy Trail Advisory for Adirondack High Peaks

As a new season of outdoor hiking and recreation on public lands in the Adirondack Mountains kicks off, New York State officials issued a warning to hikers. The state’s Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) urged hikers to be cautious and postpone hikes on trails above 2,500 feet until trails at high elevation have dried and […]

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 […]

Nor’easter Hits Lake Placid and the Adirondack Mountains

Nor’easter Hits Lake Placid and the Adirondack Mountains

Schools and businesses in northern New York cancel classes and meetings. I gaze at the zoomed-out radar, transfixed by the east to west twirling shades of blue. From soft baby to powerful deep navy blue, it delights. I will the dreaded green to stay on the edges of the swirling Nor’easter and pray the eddy’s […]

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