Adirondacks

One Fort, Two Kids and A Lot of History: A Family Day Trip to Fort Ticonderoga

by Adrienne Veglia Mazeau

I’m a big fan of exposing kids to local history as young as possible.  They may not always fully understand it but my hope is that as my children get older they will develop an appreciation for history and cultivate a love of learning.  My […]

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Foodie Delights at Oscar’s Adirondack Smoke House

by Adrienne Veglia Mazeau

A trip to the Lake George area is never complete with a stop at Oscar’s Smoke House in Warrensburg, NY.  Just a short drive north of the Lake George Village, Oscar’s is a haven for foodies who crave smoked meats and cheeses.  Tucked away on a […]

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LARAC Weekend in Glens Falls

by Cie McCullough Buschle

This weekend the Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council, or LARAC,  held their 41st Annual June Art Festival.  Here are some photo highlights from some of the vendors that came this year. Sculptor Matt Horner uses stones he finds in the rivers and mountains of the Adirondacks. […]

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Explore the Shirt Factory in Glens Falls NY

by Cie McCullough Buschle

Ever wonder what happens when factories stop being factories? Drive up to Glens Falls this weekend and find out! Back in 1902 the McMullen-Leavens Company constructed a building on the side streets of Glens Falls for the purposes of making shirts. This factory, later part […]

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An Escape for the Whole Family – Great Escape Lodge and Indoor Water Park

by Adrienne Veglia Mazeau

An indoor water park inside an Adirondack themed lodge with huge rooms and just over an hour drive away is a great weekend family getaway in Upstate New York. Six Flags Great Escape Lodge If you’re looking for a great getaway with the kids check […]

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Finding Fun Among the Ruins: Fort Crown Point, NY

by Cie McCullough Buschle

Hills of grass rippling with the breeze surrounding a centuries old stone stronghold guarding an international waterway. England? Scotland? Wales? No. Not Ireland, not France, not Spain. Fort Crown Point in New York. Fort Crown Point, 14 miles north of Ticonderoga, has been a militarily […]

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Surprising History: Lake Champlain Bridge

by Cie McCullough Buschle

History is a funny thing. Start anywhere, anytime, and start researching. Sooner or later facts and people start popping up that you might have thought had nothing to do with the original subject, but yet there they are. And that’s when History really comes alive. […]

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Come See the Colors of Fall in Glens Falls

by Cie McCullough Buschle

This upcoming weekend is by far the most exciting weekend of the entire year here in the North Country. Go anywhere around Glens Falls and you can see balloons in the sky, Thursday thru Sunday. But the best day to be in town is Saturday. […]

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Stuff You Never Knew About the Adirondacks: Part 3 – The First President Roosevelt Story

by Cie McCullough Buschle

Theodore Roosevelt loved the great outdoors. He explored it, hunted in it, wrote books about it. He was as well known for being a naturalist as for being a president. He so loved trees he only allowed a White House Christmas tree is it was […]

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Stuff You Never Knew About the Adirondacks: Part 2 – The Adirondack, Burnell, Westport or Muskoka Chair

by Cie McCullough Buschle

Anyone who has ever been to the Adirondacks, or even remotely close to them, knows about the Adirondack Chair: big, broad back, high enough to rest your head on; large, over sized arms; built on a slight slant to adjust for the steep mountain terrain. […]

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