Sabrina Alli

Things are cooling off in the Adirondacks. The leaves are changing and within no time there will be a fresh blanket of snow covering our mountains. In the meantime, fall is revving up and so are our kitchens. Here are some places you can pair with your leaf peeping. A warm fall treat is perfect on a colorful, chilly fall day.

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Historical gems

Lighthouses distinguished by their isolated locations, connection to the sea, and grand heights above the land inspire romance and a little mystery. Lake Champlain has a rich history of lighthouses because it’s a major body of water on the northern east coast of the United States, close to Canada. The lake was once a major throughway — before railroads — for exports like iron ore and lumber traveling all over New...

One of the best ways to make the most out of a scenic drive or bicycle trip is to incorporate food, and one of the best places to do that is in the historic Lake Champlain Region. To the east is Lake Champlain, a 490-square mile lake known as the fifth Great Lake. It's massive, majestic, and humbling. Aside from views of the lake, a drive in the region will have you coasting along the Ausable River and Boquet River. Below you’ll find a road...

Choosing a place to stay on vaction can be the hardest part of the planning process. If you're like me and coming from a city, you might prefer serenity and no sounds of traffic. Or, perhaps you want to be close enough to the bustle. It often depends on the location, the amount of people you’re traveling with, and the time of year. What if there were a place that met all of your needs?

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For me, one of the most valuable experiences in traveling is getting to support the local makers of a region. By local makers, I mean farmers, artisans, and other craftspeople. The Adirondacks has a thriving scene of local makers, especially an abundance of innovative farmers. The mountainous landscape may be rough, but these farmers make it work. I recently spent an afternoon at...

My favorite part of seeing a new town is often trying the food. The local restaurants always give an insider look at a town’s personality. Is it pretentious? Is it inviting? Recently I returned to one of my local favorites in Elizabethtown, otherwise known as the county seat of Essex. Elizabethtown is right next to Keene which is...