Make It an ADK Summer

Make It an ADK Summer

Craft cheese, hot events, new shops, and more. 


Summer heat

When you think of Lake Placid and the warm month of July, there are many things that probably come to mind. Adventures, beaches, boats, and large events, such as the world famous Ironman. Well, yes, those great things are very Lake Placid in July, but July has so much more to offer. That sunny, summer month is full of family-friendly activities, quiet spots to read a book in an Adirondack chair, a peaceful walk on a trail, or a dip in an uncrowded pool with a view of the mountains. Summer is short, so make your plans to visit; mid-week has so much going on, including the best rates, and a slower pace. Not sure mid-week sounds fun? Well, check out these hot events and activities! 



Farm-tastic cheese

The cheese we make at Sugar House Creamery — a small-scale, farmstead dairy nestled in the foothills of the High Peaks — is a feat that marries physical labor, science, passion, and alchemy. The process begins with the most remarkable ingredient, produced by wisely-husbanded animals that graze upon rich pastures.


Bountiful birding

One of the best things about living in the Adirondacks is that we have so many great places to explore without traveling far. We all benefit from locations right at our doorstep which let us steal away at the end of the day or first thing in the morning, which is particularly useful if our time is limited. Whether you live here or you are vacationing in the area, here are a few places to investigate around Saranac Lake which don’t require much traveling.


Race to the ADKs

Whether you are a serious athlete who competes in marathons, or if you love to just take a casual jog now and then, the Adirondacks are the perfect beautiful setting to do your biking, running, and swimming! Here are a few of the races you can find here.


History comes alive

It will be an explosive summer at Fort Ticonderoga. I checked in with our friends there to learn about what is new and exciting in 2019. Continuing the tradition of reinventing itself each year, 2019 at Fort Ticonderoga will be set in 1758. It is a turbulent time with the French and Indian War raging across the land and the French forces hope to hold Fort Ticonderoga against the advancing British. Visitors will now be able to purchase daily passes and special event tickets on line! 


Spring beauty

I was cruising along the scenic route between Schroon Lake and Ticonderoga when the big brown sign marking the Arnold Pond trailhead caught my eye. I slowed down in time to read the bright yellow text — it said 0.3 miles to the pond and I had time to spare, so I pulled over.


Giddy up!

There's nothing quite like the grandeur of a beautiful, muscular, well groomed horse. If horseback riding is something you've always wanted to try but didn't know where to start without having to own and board your own horse, I have your answer! Mayville's Relax & Ride Stables located in Brushton, NY, about a 15 minute ride outside of Malone, is the perfect place to start. Whether you want lessons or trail rides, they have just what you're looking for. Don't let me misguide you, though, they aren't just for beginners either! If you're an experienced rider, they have beautiful trails for you too. Just one piece of advice: no open-toed shoes!


Up and coming in Tupper

This summer, Park Street is taking on a new look. With three new businesses opening up, and existing businesses expanding, Park Street will look much different than it has in summers past. New additions to Park Street include Spruce & Hemlock, The Row, and Stacked Graphics. Birch Boys are relocating and teaming up with The Adirondack Store and moving into a bigger location, and Well Dressed Food has an expansion underway. Here's a sneak peek of what you can expect to see on Park Street this summer.