Kim Andresen

Kim Andresen

My son's favorite question is, "what are we doing fun today?"
On the weekends, you would think we were visitors: we like to take advantage of the numerous activities that travelers to the region drive hours to partake in. Most of our adventures are spur of the moment, inspired by something we have read about in the events calendar, online, or through word-of-mouth from coworkers and friends. Sometimes we choose a family-friendly hike such as Cobble Hill or a walk around Mirror Lake, other days you can find us biking on random backroads outside of Saranac Lake, or camping in one of the numerous spots within driving distance to our home-base: along the beautiful Adirondack Coast of Lake Champlain, in the mountainous tract that encompasses Schroon Lake, or further west into the Old Forge area. Some weekends, we do all of the above. We are an ambitious crew that ranges in size depending on the weekend - often dragging visiting family and friends along for the fun. We love a good adventure, and admittedly I like a good deal (who doesn’t?) so I can often be found whipping out my smart phone to see what’s happening on the cheap. Say, 'Hi' and pose for my camera if you see us coming through - you'll recognize us by the enthusiastic 6yo leading the way!

It's National Trail Day Folks!
Head to the Lake Champlain Region for a Challenge

By Guest Blogger: Michael Martineau

Hiking in the Adirondacks is not merely an activity for many, it's a lifestyle. Those who embrace this lifestyle are out on the trails as much as possible. They will repeat trails and mountains so many times they know if a certain tree has lost a branch, or a rock was washed away, or if a trail blaze has...

Fresh from the Lake Champlain Region

We can’t all have our own farms, so luckily our Adirondack Coast farmers are willing to share! 

All about local

This winter the Westport Heritage House is hosting a family-friendly indoor activity for all ages. A monthly farmers market featuring 18+ participants will be held from 10am to 2pm on the last Saturday of each...

2016 TOP 3 BLOGS IN REVIEW 

We scoured our blogs for the most popular, most informative, and just downright funniest pieces from the past year. In case you missed them when they were originally published, here are our top three picks from the Lake Champlain's Adirondack Coast. Enjoy!

3) The Adirondack lean-to

If you've ever hiked in the Adirondack wilderness and experienced a pop...

Did you miss our top-rated social posts from the past year?
We've got you covered! 

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Bridge from above. 

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With the wind in your hair and the Coast in your sights, biking is a favorite way to explore the Lake Champlain Region. 

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The Fish Are Jumping…

A few clouds never scared us away from an adventure, and today we are taking on Lake Champlain - and betting that the haze will burn off by mid-morning.

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We head out of Lake Placid at 6:30am and an hour or so later, after a quick pit-stop for much-...

2015 TOP 3 BLOGS IN REVIEW 

We scoured our blogs for the most popular, most informative, and just downright oddest pieces from the past year. In case you missed them on the first go-round, here are our top 3 picks from Lake Champlain's Adirondack Coast.

#3. Hidden Historical Treasure

In the 1920s a...

 

The Fish Are Jumping…

A few clouds never scared us away from an adventure, and today we are taking on Lake Champlain - and betting that the haze will burn off by mid-morning.

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We head out of Lake Placid at 6:30am and an hour or so later, after a quick pit-stop for much-...