Glamping, farming, and food, oh my!
Get Your Adventure on in the ADK
Where to reel 'em in
We all know that avid fishermen are notoriously tight-lipped about their fishing spots. So much so that when I asked around about favorites, the most useful response I got was "on the water!" So instead of revealing someone's big secrets, I'll tell you about a few I already know about!
Surrounded by sparkling lakes and picturesque mountains, you may be surprised to find a burgeoning craft beer scene in Tupper Lake. While the area is well-known for its natural beauty and small-town charm, it's quickly gaining a reputation for excellent local beer as well.
There’s a food revolution taking place in the Adirondacks. Small farms throughout the region are lovingly crafting cheese, raising cattle, sheep, and goats, and tending vegetable plots, developing and crafting flavorful, gourmet products that are much in demand, influencing how locals and visitors eat. In the Adirondacks, farm to table isn’t just a restaurant theme, it’s a way of life.
Two local farms, Asgaard Farm & Dairy and Sugar House Creamery, both makers of award-winning cheeses and advocates for regional food, take the artisan farm experience to the next level with farmstays: overnight accommodations right on the farm.
Glamping and farming
Choosing a place to stay on vaction can be the hardest part of the planning process. If you're like me and coming from a city, you might prefer serenity and no sounds of traffic. Or, perhaps you want to be close enough to the bustle. It often depends on the location, the amount of people you’re traveling with, and the time of year. What if there were a place that met all of your needs? DaCy Meadow Farm might just be that place.
Bigger, bolder brewing
If you like craft beer, you need to visit Paradox Brewery in Schroon Lake. And depending on when you visit, you might even get to sip your pint while enjoying a view that includes some of the High Peaks.
Paul and Joan Mrocka opened Paradox six years ago. Hailing from New Jersey, Paul started brewing when he got out of the service in 1984. The couple transitioned from being visitors to the Adirondacks when they bought a house on Paradox Lake, and as many Adirondackers can attest, life here isn’t as leisurely as it might seem.
Just off of the main strip in downtown Saranac Lake there lives a rare creature of impressive proportions. First spotted in the spring of 2018, a lawn serpent still thrives on Woodruff Street, where its enormous form threads the waves of grass, much to the delight of the cryptozoologists and curious onlookers alike.
Despite the serpent’s ferocious appearance, it’s quite tame. Once you’ve spotted it, the key is to approach slowly from the front so it can see you. Avoid sudden movements and work your way behind it, where a lever and foot pedal can be used to manipulate the creature’s large, toothy head. This will tame the beast, making further observation that much easier.
Swing like a pro
I feel as if golf is one of those sports that nobody but a select few have mastered. Speaking from a personal standpoint, my game could always get better and at the beginning of every season, I could definitely use a tune-up. If I'm being honest, it's more like the beginning of every week in my case, but that's OK because the Malone Golf Club has it covered. The pros there have your back and your swing.
Indulge...you deserve it!
Who doesn’t love a good spa day? We all deserve a little pampering and relaxation every once in awhile, right? I personally think so, and it's been a long winter so I decided it was time to head to a spa…or two. There are two absolutely incredible spas in Lake Placid, and since I had a hard time deciding which one to go to for services, I split them up and went to both.