Guest Blogger

Contributed by guest blogger: Rick Harker

Can you feel it? I’m talking about the cool, crisp fall air. Now combine it with the feeling of warmth that the bright sun brings as it pounds against your jacket. I absolutely love this time of year! Not only because of the striking beauty the colorful changing leaves bring to the landscape of the Adirondack Mountains, but something special takes place every year in addition to the...

Submitted by Guest Blogger: Kathleen McLoud


The day was basically clear, with beautiful blue skies and puffy white clouds here and there. The temperatures where in the high 70s — the perfect day for a few short to moderate and basically easy hikes in our immediate area of Lake Champlain Region. My friend and co-hiker decided we should take a light lunch and plenty of water, which made our backpacks...

February 2017 featured a nice dump of snow in the Lake Champlain Region that created great cross-country ski conditions in the backwoods area. Our guest blogger, Chris Maron, Director of Champlain Area Trails, shares his solitary ski experience. 


 

We just had a great February snowfall. Finally, in the Lake Champlain Region, there is deep snow. The family is away so I’m on my own. Now, where to explore? I pull...

Guest Blogger: Chris Maron, CATS
Feature photo of Split Rock Wildway by Jill Piper 


 Champlain Area Trails Creates Trails All Can Enjoy

The Beginning

Imagine being in a part of the Adirondacks where there are fabulous views of sparkling blue water, lush forests, rolling farm fields, and mountains — but hardly any hiking trails. Pretty sad, right? ...

Thank you to this week's guest blogger: Kyle Miller

A Jaunt Through The Gloaming 

No matter how many fine choices there are for dining in your little town, do you ever feel restless and in the mood for something different?

That was just my predicament recently. The wife and I had each just arrived home from our respective jobs, and as we approached the house together we...


Guest Blogger: Audrey Schwartzberg 
Communications Associate, Adirondack North Country Association

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Hitting the road

I’m on my trusty touring bike, hauling my 5-year-old in the Burly buggy. She’d rather be pedaling her big-girl bike, but she’ll have to be content admiring the view from the trailer. My husband and son are up...

Submitted by guest blogger: Gail Testa

Why would anyone want to live anyplace else?

I have been riding a bicycle for as long as I can remember.

According to my family, I first got on a bike at age 4 and just took off. I grew up on a small farm in eastern Pennsylvania, so my bike was my transportation to visit my friends when I was young, and to go to the movies or my babysitting jobs as I got older. When I was...

Reminiscing about the Inaugural Event

Contributed by Chris Maron, executive director, Champlain Area Trails

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Leap year — ideas for an extra day

Guest Blogger: Gail Testa

Whenever I have some free time on my hands, there are two things I think of doing: Taking a bike ride or hiking a trail somewhere in this beautiful place we live in. Since it’s currently winter and riding a bike on icy roads...

Keeping active when the snow hasn’t arrived 

While not all trails in the Lake Champlain Region area are perfect for trail running, many you will find do fit the bill. Trail conditions and topography play a huge role in what’s good, OK, and not-so-OK. Trail running has hit the scene in a big way with running clubs, races, endurance races, and just plain old keeping in shape; what better place than the Lake Champlain Region to get...

Something new around every corner

The Split Rock Wild Forest is made up of 3,700 acres which lies on the Shores of Lake Champlain in the Eastern Foothills of the Adirondack Park. The wild forest is made up of nine different trails, all of which intersect at least one other, making for nearly countless loops and adventures at your fingertips. Want vistas, mountain views, wildlife, water access, wild flowers,...

Submitted by guest blogger John Petro III

On June 9, 2013 my father and I decided to take our boat out to Lincoln Pond, The boat is nothing special; it is a 14' aluminum boat with a 1984 Mercury 4 H.P. motor. When we arrived at Lincoln Pond there was already numerous other boats there.

My personal favorite activity to do while boating is fishing. On that day I was targeting large mouth bass. When we first arrived the...