Lake Placid: “The Best Day on Nordic Skis in Two Years!”

Lake Placid: “The Best Day on Nordic Skis in Two Years!”

Fun, fun, fun on the Olympic ski trails at Mt. Van Hoevenberg.   The Adirondack Mountains are covered in snow! Tuesday’s Nor’easter dumped 8+ inches of snow here at 2,200 feet outside the Village of Lake Placid, and more, much more, in the high...
Happy Winter Solstice 2016

Happy Winter Solstice 2016

Today marks the winter solstice of 2016, and, for a change, in the Adirondack Mountains it actually feels and looks like winter. It is 24 degrees and snowing as I type here at Adirondack Lifestyle HQ, in Lake Placid, New York. The region has enjoyed a cold and snowy...
Make an Adirondack Luminaria Ice Candle

Make an Adirondack Luminaria Ice Candle

No one does a better job at beauty than Mother Nature. It is probably for this reason I collect and display Nature’s works of art. Artifacts from the outdoors like old bird nests and sea shells, pine cones, birch bark, and fresh balsam branches collect dust in my home...
Take a hike–doctor’s orders

Take a hike–doctor’s orders

Evidence supports the Adirondack Lifestyle Wellness Theory. . . again. Maria felt under the weather; she was tired and lethargic. Despite her normally sunny disposition she had little enthusiasm for life. She had a tough time mustering any strong feeling, good or bad,...
Short But Sweet Adirondack Hikes – Baxter Mountain

Short But Sweet Adirondack Hikes – Baxter Mountain

A favorite hike report originally published in 2011.  Little effort but big views. At 2,440 feet in elevation, Baxter Mountain is certainly not one of the tallest Adirondack peaks. The stunning views from the top however will surprise hikers who give it a try. Indeed,...
Book Review: Out Like a Lion, a mystery by Ann Melious

Book Review: Out Like a Lion, a mystery by Ann Melious

There is nothing like curling up with a good mystery book to help you through a bad winter in the Adirondacks. Lucky for me, Ann Melious chose this winter to publish her first book, “Out Like a Lion.” Forget rapid drops in temperature or moose during the rut. The most...
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