Save money! Go birding! Tour Adirondack bars!

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by Carrie Gentile

Save money! Go birding! Tour Adirondack bars!

We give you the scoop on Whiteface Mountain deals, help you navigate Saranac Lake's nightlife, and more. 


Did you know?

The popular diner item Lumberjack Breakfast — flapjacks, bacon, sausage, eggs, potatoes, and toast — was a staple among 19th century loggers.


Photo of the week

Willsboro Point


Out in Saranac Lake

I've done my due diligence and “researched” the numerous eating and drinking establishments, many of which are conveniently located right in the downtown core. There are too many to mention in one blog, so I decided to highlight the diversity you’ll find in a night out in Saranac Lake. 


A tradition of figure skating

Can you do a triple axel? That’s my favorite question I get as a figure skater. No, I cannot do a triple axel, but yes, I can tell you about the 2017 Bridgestone Skate America, which will take place in Lake Placid on November 24-26. 


Hot Whiteface deals

Whiteface Mountain is offering several promotions that will save you money. However, it may be confusing to decide which will give you the most savings, so we've evaluated them and sorted out which ones are best, depending on your skiing habits. We’ve done the math for you.


Malone Turkey Trot

I thought it would be fun to take part in a Malone Thanksgiving ritual: The Turkey Trot. I must admit I didn't know much about it, so I thought I would take some time to sit down with Monica the Moose, the official spokes-mascot of Adirondack for Kids, the organization that puts on the event, to get the inside scoop.


Paddling the Raquette

Many of my paddles in the region cover the lakes and ponds which dot our landscape, but for this trip I chose the Raquette River out of Axton Landing. And so my dog and I bumped along the short access road - soft in places from our recent rains - listening to Golden-crowned and Ruby-crowned Kinglets as we went. More kinglets were calling at the put-in, as was a Pileated Woodpecker, which flew across the river, cackling as it went.


Video of the week - Titus Mountain Family Ski Center


Hike of the week

Goodnow Mountain, near Newcomb