ADK in full bloom

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ADK in full bloom

Warm weather fun is in full swing! Are you ready to get down?


First Tinman: A survivor’s story

It was October 2011, and Colleen Alexander was cycling home from her job in Guilford, Connecticut, when her life changed without warning. It was during the 12-mile trek that a freight truck driver blew through a stop sign and hit her.

As a former EMT, Colleen knew how slim her chances of survival were, so she screamed and yelled as much as she could. Medics arrived, and they pumped about 80 units of blood into her and spent 20 minutes giving her CPR. Finally, her heart started.


Ticonderoga’s top 10

Top 10 Things To See & Do in Ticonderoga:

There is no wonder why Ticonderoga manifests historic charm, scenic beauty, and an abundance of recreation and activities, being the name’s origin is from the Iroquois word tekontaró:ken, meaning "it is at the junction of two waterways." This lovely little town nestled between Lake George and Lake Champlain is sure to satisfy any vacationer’s cravings!


Newbie’s Schroon Lake bucket list

Warmer days are finally here and nothing compares to an Adirondack summer. Longer days mean longer adventures, and there is a never-ending list of outdoor activities to tackle. Before every new season I like to make a few goals, a bucket list of sorts.

This summer I’ll be racing in the Black Fly Challenge, want to learn to fly fish, and have a big question mark next to the Adirondack Canoe Classic-90 miler, but more important than any race, I want to experience new regions in the Adirondacks. I currently live in Lake Placid, which means my backyard extends for 6-million acres. It might take me a lifetime to explore, so I better get started.


A new interactive ADK experience

I got a sneak peek at the brand new exhibit at the Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake. It was four years in the making, and covers 19,000 square feet of exhibits, role-playing experiences, and multi-media engagement kiosks. They always do a wonderful job of helping visitors experience the unique features at the heart of this special place. This one is called "Life in the Adirondacks."

That is a big canvas to paint on. It is all about how people interacted with the Adirondacks over the centuries. There are so many wonderfully interactive features it is likely to make almost anyone feel like an Adirondacker... for a day.


4 hikes for killer views

Bigger doesn’t always mean better!

The High Peaks are an outstanding place to hike, but their summits aren’t as close as they appear. If you’re a first-time visitor, or if you’re new to hiking, we suggest challenging yourself with some of our more modest mountains before bagging one of the big ones. You’ll avoid some of the crowds that gather on our most popular peaks and still get the views you visited for — without all the leg ache and rock scrambling.


ADK Fish Hatchery fun

The New York State Department of Conservation runs twelve fish hatcheries, or fish culture stations, across the state. In turn, these hatcheries raise and stock fish into more than 1,200 public waters.

Hatchery programs help improve recreational fishing and restore native fish populations. Doing their part to keep fishing in the Adirondacks a real experience for anglers today and in years to come!


5 ways to Getdown: Sugar House Creamery

Sugar House Creamery is an adorable farmstead creamery nestled in the Adirondacks. Their Brown Swiss Cows are getting ready to be released into the pasture after a long winter at this year's Green Grass Getdown, but don't think that's the only reason you should be visiting Sugar House Creamery. 


Camp Malone: tent, RV, ATV, cabins

Camping experiences can be as luxurious as an RV, or as simple and nature-filled as a tent in the woods. The Malone area leaves you spoiled for choice, no matter what kind of camping fills your dreams.

Celebrate summer with four different angles on this delightful way to vacation.


The ADKS are a happenin' place!

Check out this sampler of tasty upcoming events:

Fara in concert 
May 11 

Early Migrant Bird Walk II 
May 12 

Canoe, Kayak, and SUP Demo Days 
May 12-13 

Green Grass Getdown at Sugar House Creamery 
May 20 

Great Adirondack Garage Sale 
May 25-27 

Hendrickson Hatch Fishing Tournament 
June 2-3 

Adirondack Boreal Birding Festival 
June 8-10 

Lake Placid Marathon & Half 
June 10