Janelle Jones

Janelle is a Content Developer for the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism. When not writing, she can be found exploring and adventuring all across the Adirondacks.

October is spooky season. Halloween is near. Ghost stories fill the air. Even the trees in the forests participate, appearing as leafless skeletons. Don’t get me wrong. I love the Lake Champlain Region, with its endless adventures and abundant sunshine, but the eerie, mysterious stories woven into the history are some of my...

A lot of people think that as the foliage falls from the trees and the landscape prepares for its winter sleep, birding is done for the year. I’m here to tell you that couldn’t be further from the truth. There is always bird activity in the Lake Champlain Region; you just have to know where to look. So, grab your binoculars, spotting scopes, and field guides and join me on a trip down the Adirondack coast to...

So, you’re getting married. Congratulations! After the initial excitement wears off, the real adventures begin. It’s time to plan! You have to try on outfits, find a photographer, sample foods, and, obviously, decide on a venue.

Hi, my name is Janelle and I’m a freshly engaged woman searching for the perfect Adirondack wedding. There are so...

When you think about the Lake Champlain Region, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Probably the lake itself, right? Lake Champlain is a dominant feature of this area. At 120 miles long and 12 miles wide at its widest point, and with an average depth of 64 feet, this is no small lake! Understandably then, there’s a lot of room to explore. For boating,...

I was going to open this story with some overused idiom about how spring is finally here when we see American Robins around. Truth be told, I’ve been seeing robins in the Lake Champlain Region all winter. (On Valentine’s Day I was actually photographing them in Westport.) While the robins may not be an entirely accurate signal of spring,...

So, you want to go outside this winter? Before you hit the trails or venture into the snow, it’s important to prepare for the day. That means packing the right clothes and studying the weather and conditions, among other things. Winter preparedness is serious, but that doesn't mean your adventures can't be fun! Take a look at these tips on how to make the most of winter, safely.

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1. Know before you go

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I’ve traveled the world and the seven seas looking for something, and that something is cheese. Luckily for me, my search ended at North Country Creamery, a dairy farm in Keeseville. If you’ve been to Keeseville, you’re probably familiar with...

Birding is exciting! And birding in the fall is especially exciting with migrants passing through the region. You really never know what you’re going to see. Sure, the Canada Geese are plentiful, but there are a lot of other birds out there!

With that hopeful excitement, I set off on Saturday, October 17, 2020 to see who and what was around the Lake...

Our Adirondack winters might be long, but that just means we have more time to get outside and have fun! The Lake Champlain Region is full of exciting activities and events that will keep you moving on cool winter days. Whether you’re here to ski, skate, or fish, we’ve got something that will surely heat up your winter.

Cross-country skiing

The trails in...