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Natural Talent

Natural Talent

"Oh my gawd, how am I going to tell my friends?” says Marissa Jonke, impersonating her mother’s Queens accent when Jonke broke the news that she wa...
Old Craft New Twist

Old Craft, New Twist

John Henry Rushton was a trendsetter. The Canton-based boatbuilder, who made top-of-the-line watercraft in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, ...
Learning to Fly

Learning to Fly

Larry Stone has attempted to retire five times. And now, at age 76, the New York Ski Educational Foundation (NYSEF) jumping coach has given up tryi...

Nature & Environment

Shopping for the Apocalypse

Shopping for the Apocalypse

For the last week I’ve been in the Adirondacks, not visiting my new land. My land is just a couple miles up a hill from the cottage I’ve been renti...
Small Wonders

Small Wonders

The Adirondacks, with its varied forests and numerous lakes and streams, is an ideal habitat for the only hummingbird species that breeds in easter...
Fungus Among Us

Fungus Among Us

Passing through a forest it’s easy to focus on the familiar, the exceptional. Is that deafening teacher, teacher call an ovenbird hiding in a bramb...
Shopping for the Apocalypse

Shopping for the Apocalypse

For the last week I’ve been in the Adirondacks, not visiting my new land. My land is just a couple miles up a hill from the cottage I’ve been renti...
Small Wonders

Small Wonders

The Adirondacks, with its varied forests and numerous lakes and streams, is an ideal habitat for the only hummingbird species that breeds in easter...
Fungus Among Us

Fungus Among Us

Passing through a forest it’s easy to focus on the familiar, the exceptional. Is that deafening teacher, teacher call an ovenbird hiding in a bramb...

Travel

Romancing the Park

Romancing the Park

If snuggling with your sweetheart by a crackling fireplace after a day of cavorting in the snow sounds like just your cup of cocoa, the Adirondacks...

Island Getaway

Walk on water to Valcour, where history and natural beauty are the main attractions Photograph by Nancie Battaglia Is it safe? It’s a rational ques...

Back to Basics

That daydream of leaving it all behind and starting a cabin colony deep in the woods? Bowen and Julie Morris have made it their reality.

A Great Big Adventure

"My bag is so heavy!" moaned my daughter, Oaklee, sagging straps off her shoulders and making a sad puppy face in my direction.
Romancing the Park

Romancing the Park

If snuggling with your sweetheart by a crackling fireplace after a day of cavorting in the snow sounds like just your cup of cocoa, the Adirondacks...

Island Getaway

Walk on water to Valcour, where history and natural beauty are the main attractions Photograph by Nancie Battaglia Is it safe? It’s a rational ques...

Back to Basics

That daydream of leaving it all behind and starting a cabin colony deep in the woods? Bowen and Julie Morris have made it their reality.

Recreation

Cool Family Fun

Cool Family Fun

Ice-fishing on Adirondack lakes My dad’s been the captain of every ice-fishing outing I’ve ever been on. And there have been plenty. Most people en...
Triple Dipping

Triple Dipping

The Adirondack Park is dotted with lakefront beaches that have it all: playgrounds, lifeguards and, often, big crowds. But with a little bit of leg...
Short and Sweet

Short and Sweet

I have never been a long-distance hiker. Planning and commitment are needed to tackle the big peaks, and if I’m honest I have never shown a particu...
Cool Family Fun

Cool Family Fun

Ice-fishing on Adirondack lakes My dad’s been the captain of every ice-fishing outing I’ve ever been on. And there have been plenty. Most people en...
Triple Dipping

Triple Dipping

The Adirondack Park is dotted with lakefront beaches that have it all: playgrounds, lifeguards and, often, big crowds. But with a little bit of leg...
Short and Sweet

Short and Sweet

I have never been a long-distance hiker. Planning and commitment are needed to tackle the big peaks, and if I’m honest I have never shown a particu...

History

Gone but Not Forgotten

Gone but Not Forgotten

The leads have all ended the same—evaporating like smoke against a landscape that holds the promise of beauty and the threat of violent indifferenc...
Millionaires Row

Millionaire’s Row

The view from the top of Lake George’s Prospect Mountain is amazing. You don’t have to take a long, sweaty hike to enjoy it, either, because of the...

The Girls Next Door

It wasn’t a very polite question to ask an older gentleman—one of the last of the Adirondack lumber-camp generation—who’d invited me into his home ...
Gone but Not Forgotten

Gone but Not Forgotten

The leads have all ended the same—evaporating like smoke against a landscape that holds the promise of beauty and the threat of violent indifferenc...
Millionaires Row

Millionaire’s Row

The view from the top of Lake George’s Prospect Mountain is amazing. You don’t have to take a long, sweaty hike to enjoy it, either, because of the...

The Girls Next Door

It wasn’t a very polite question to ask an older gentleman—one of the last of the Adirondack lumber-camp generation—who’d invited me into his home ...

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