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 […]

Take a hike–doctor’s orders

Take a hike–doctor’s orders

Evidence supports the Adirondack Lifestyle Wellness Theory. . . again. Maria felt under the weather; she was tired and lethargic. Despite her normally sunny disposition she had little enthusiasm for life. She had a tough time mustering any strong feeling, good or bad, about her two young children, happy marriage, or her home nestled in the […]

Adirondacker on the Left Coast

Adirondacker on the Left Coast

Ann Melious moved to the Adirondacks in 1988 where she worked in tourism and economic development until she left for the left coast in 2013.

Happy What-Feels-Like the First Day of Fall in the Adirondacks

Happy What-Feels-Like the First Day of Fall in the Adirondacks

Swim in the Adirondacks soon. Although the meteorological and the astronomical calendars disagree, it is easy to believe fall starts on August 1 in the Adirondacks. Trees apt to change colors first get started, and the average daily temperature is lower each day....
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