What is it About the Adirondacks?

I was at a dinner party last night hosted by one of my friends who is a part-time Adirondack resident. Like many ‘second homers’ this time of year, he is getting ready to head back to his primary residence. The majority of the people at dinner last night were second-homers or visitors; those of us who live in the Adirondacks year-round were outnumbered. Among the guests were a French man living in Spain, an American woman living in Spain and an Irish man living in the U.S. The message behind this interesting statistic was reinforced throughout last evening’s conversations: they were here because the Adirondacks are unlike any other outdoor resort area. Everyone raved about how much they love the Adirondacks, how they miss the region when they are away, and how great it is to come back and visit.
I won’t bore you (again) listing the benefits of the Adirondack Lifestyle, but I was grateful to live here when reminded of them last night.

Whiteface from the backyard photograph courtesy of Joann Sandone Reed


  1. Harvey44

    As you obviously know, you're incredibly lucky to live where you do. Let me correct that … it's not luck, as I'm sure it's by design. My heart is in the Adirondacks, and our time away the mountains, and the effort to travel back and forth is tough. Love reading your blog. It's loaded with positive juju.

  2. Joann

    Thanks Harv – positive juju is good for all of us!

  3. AdkVegan

    That picture is beautiful. What a view from your back yard! My heart gave a little pang when I read that. It is my dream to live somewhere near the High Peaks. Mountains are definitely my "thing" and I love just looking at them. I'm in Glens Falls now, so it's not too long of a ride, but to live there would be amazing. Some day! 🙂

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