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The transition from winter to spring means a lot of things: longer days, the appearance of crocuses and snowdrops, the return of migrating birds. Thanks to snowmelt and spring rains, it's also prime waterfall season! Spring is when Adirondack waterfalls are their most active and thrilling to observe. The Lake Champlain Region is home to a number of gorgeous waterfalls, ranging from easily accessible, practically in the middle of town falls...
Ahhh, summer in the Lake Champlain Region: sunny days of fishing, boating, and swimming. Dockside dining and peak hiking, historic adventures, and farm fresh fun. In a place filled with sparkling freshwater activities and the rugged wonder of the Adironadack Mountains, summer is a stunning season. We've put together seven ways to explore and enjoy the bounty of the Lake Champlain Region, perfect for your next summer getaway. 1. Fishing...
From the Digital Editor for Adirondack Harvest, Mary Godnick New York state is the second-largest producer of maple syrup in the United States, producing 820,000 gallons of syrup per year. “Maple season” refers to the time when the sap is collected and maple products are made during the months of February, March, and April, for about a month and a half.  How maple is made Sugar maple trees move sugary water called sap through...
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, there are still plenty of other birds who will be making their way back to the region as the days...
With more and more of us heading outdoors for safe and healthy recreation, the Ticonderoga Area and Lake Champlain Region is welcoming more and more snowmobile enthusiasts to our beautiful trails. The trail system can take you to and from Ticonderoga to Crown Point, Schroon Lake and beyond! The trails offer a variety of views and terrain including backwoods beauty, open fields and access to local hotels and restaurants. Please note when visiting...
When we talk about fishing in the Adirondacks, we often say, "talk to the locals." Want to know where the fish are biting? The locals know. Curious about changing up your bait options? The locals can tell you what's been working well. Whether it's early morning coffee at the diner, or across the counter in the local gear shops, the happy fishermen and women of the Adirondacks love to talk fish and share their tips and stories....
One thing you can always count on in the Ticonderoga area is that there will be plenty of snow that falls each winter. What you can’t predict is exactly when that snow will fall. No matter what the weather during your visit to the Ticonderoga Area, you can be certain there are plenty of ways to enjoy the region. Let it Snow: With a deluge of snow comes a plethora of winter activities you can take part in. Snowmobiling: The Adirondack...
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. 1. Know before you go This has become the mantra...
It’s a bright morning after a heavy overnight snow. A great day to snowshoe or cross-country ski. But today, you want to ski through woodlands and fields on low hills instead of endless slogs on forested mountains or “highway” skiing on groomed courses. Plus, you want to ski for a couple hours and not all day. Hopefully be the first, and break trail! But, where to go? You see your Champlain Area Trails (CATS) map and that...
To say that 2020 has brought a lot of changes would be gross understatement. Everyday life has changed massively. As a society, we have adapted to COVID-19 regulations. We’ve tested the limits of creativity – drive by birthday celebrations, socially distanced graduation ceremonies, no contact trick or treating, intimate Thanksgiving gatherings. You name it, we have found a way to keep some semblance of traditions. This Christmas...
Holiday shopping doesn't have to be stressful! In a season of love, joy, and giving, the adventure of finding special gifts for family, friends, and even pets should be an enjoyable adventure. The historic and scenic Lake Champlain Region has a number of shops that offer unique gifts that you'll be happy to give and that your loved ones will treasure. This holiday season, shop local and spread extra cheer with unique finds that will...
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 the vibrant and productive scene on Mace Chasm Road. There’s a butcher shop, a brewery, and a creamery all within a few miles of each other. In the Champlain Valley, sustainable...
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 Champlain Region. October 17 was the eBird and Cornell Lab of Ornithology sponsored...
Guest blog submitted by Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce Who says trick or treating is just for kids? It’s time for adults to take back Halloween and trick or treat yourself to something nice! With all of the stress this year has brought, now is the time to get pampered! The Ticonderoga area is full of ways to treat yourself. Get a massage! Do your nails! Grab a nice dinner! Buy yourself a gift! The ways to indulge yourself here are...
The Town of Moriah sits directly on the Adirondack Coast. The township is comprised of several hamlet areas: Moriah Center, Moriah Corners, Witherbee, Mineville, and the former Village of Port Henry. It has more publicly accessible waterfront along Lake Champlain than any other community in the region. There are numerous reasons why Moriah holds a special place in the hearts of its residents and charms visitors as well; too many to list really....