We missed you, spring

Granted, there’s more fun to be had than anyone could ask for during a winter in the Lake Champlain Region, but sometimes, the first break of warm weather can be exactly what we all need. As the snow and cold turns to flowers and warmth we quickly realize how much we missed the time of year where the possibilities seem infinite. The forest comes back to life, the birds finally feel like it’s safe to return, and the sun sets a little later each day and reminds us the best is yet to come in the Lake Champlain Region. 

 

“Weather” to hike or not 

While the winter's here are incredible and full of things to do, anyone who’s lived in the Lake Champlain Region can attest, some winter days are so cold that it can actually deter you from outdoor activity. Well, the wind and cold have subsided (to an extent) and it’s time to get back outside and enjoy the things you love. Hiking is a great way to get back out there! Remember though, it’s mud season, and it’s important to hike trails with an elevation below 3,000 feet. By doing so, you prevent trail erosion and avoid what could be some dangerous footing and surprisingly low temperatures at the summit. So find a place to stay, experience it for yourself, and see why the Lake Champlain Region is a great place for your next spring hike

 

Dust off those clubs

Any golfer will tell you that by the end of winter (maybe even the start) they’re itching to hit the links again. The sun is out, the birds are chirping, and it's finally warm enough to golf again! The Lake Champlain Region offers plenty of courses for all levels of golf enthusiasts. Shoot the round of your life in some of the most scenic courses you will ever find in the Lake Champlain Region! As we all know, no day of golf is complete without a drink and some good food. Make sure you get to any local restaurant to complete your best day of golf yet! 

 

Sap is not an insult here

The weather finally starts to climb past freezing temperatures and the sap from the sugar maple tree begin their journey from tree to table in the form of maple syrup. Once the days reach 40 degrees Fahrenheit and the nights reach the 32 degree mark then it’s officially ... maple season. The Lake Champlain Region boasts numerous family-owned maple farms where you can buy the incredible natural sweetener that’s synonymous with the region. This spring, indulge in the sweetness of maple season. You won’t regret it! 

 

Love Your ADK

The magic of the Adirondacks is the result of previous generations taking a long view and protecting the mountains, lakes, and rivers within the Blue Line. That tradition continues today as we support and encourage everyone to practice Leave No Trace ethics, which help protect the lands and waters of the Adirondacks. 

You can pledge to Love Your ADK or find more information at www.LoveYourADK.org.