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Sure we love our cold winter days in the Adirondacks, but we also know how to take advantage of those rare warm spells that pop up every once in a while. After a spur of below-zero weather, a recent...
The other day my mother and I decided to go up to the Groomed Cross-Country Ski Trails after work to enjoy a late afternoon ski. We had just gotten some fresh snow, and the temperatures were in the...
As the new year settles in, everyone has been announcing their New Year's resolutions. Instead of a resolution, I am putting together a new bucket list -- it's a compilation of outdoor activities...
"What leisure activity or event would you like to pursue more of in 2018?"  With 2017 in the books, it's time to reflect and make plans for the new year. Looking back there are always things you...
With our first heavy snowfall upon us, anticipation for winter events and activities is at an all time high. Our cross-country ski trails are starting to be groomed, there are snowmobile tracks...
Last minute Christmas shopping craziness! If you are like me, there are two weeks until Christmas and you haven't done any of your shopping... It's go time! There are plenty of options here in our...
As the holiday season is in full swing, I find myself indulging in cookies and pies and every sweet known to man. How can I not? They are too good to pass up. It all starts with Halloween candy (I...
The Washboard Donut Shop is a staple in Tupper Lake, and has been for over 25 years now. The Shenandoa Indian Store, The Laundromat, and The Donut Shop have been located on Park Street (yes, in the...
With the chilly weather and changing of the leaves comes fall, and a whole new lineup of events. The events we have this time of year are some of my favorites. Race through the mountains, take photos...
Every year when September rolled around, my mom would put a bright red bandana around my dog's neck. I always wondered why, and when I asked about it she reminded me that hunting season was starting...
It's happened to all of us. You're out of town, visiting a new area, but your team plays on Sunday so you frantically Google "restaurants with televisions" or "places to watch the game near me." This...
Ahhh, fall is in the air. With the chilly mornings and nights, and the smell of wood stoves burning in the air, comes the start of the beautiful changes in the foliage. We see the bright greens turn...
Kids are getting ready to go back to school, the leaves are going to be changing soon, and pumpkin everything is going to be sold in stores. It's mid-August, and fall is just around the corner. ...
I remember when I was a kid, my parents would grab our sleeping bags and we would lay on the front lawn during a meteor shower trying to see all of the shooting stars. It was some of the best nights...
One of my favorite places to hang out in town is the waterfront walkway at Municipal Park. The beautiful scenery of Raquette Pond makes it one of the best spots to ride a bike, take a walk, or just...
This year the Warrior Run is new and improved. After years of running it at Big Tupper Ski Area, the location has been moved to start and finish at Raquette River Brewing. Runners will trek through 4...
Biking is a great way to explore our town from a different perspective. Use your bikes to navigate town, or throw them in the car and head out on an adventure-packed day! I tried to narrow down my...
The History The first year a Skiff man climbed the greased pole in the Tupper Lake Woodsmen's Days was 1978. Since then, the Greased Pole Climb and the Skiff last name have been synonymous. Jay...
Coming to Tupper Lake for the Tinman Triathlon but want to spend a couple extra days in the Adirondacks? We've got the perfect itinerary for you to follow while you're here. After all, you spent all...
July and August are peak season for travelers to visit the Adirondacks. This is our busiest time of year, with people hiking, biking, boating, shopping, and enjoying all the mountains have to offer....
July and August are peak season for travelers to visit the Adirondacks. This is our busiest time of year, with people hiking, biking, boating, shopping, and enjoying all the mountains have to offer....
Not everyone is fortunate enough to be raised by an Adirondack Mom. Sure, you may have been raised in the Adirondacks, but were you camping, paddling, and skiing before you went to kindergarten? I...
Explosion of Flavor Tupper Lake has had a resurgence of eateries within the last couple of years. Adding multiple businesses like Well Dressed Food, Big Tupper Brewing, and Amado Bakery & Bistro...
If you're like me you are ready for flip flops and sunshine. Heading into late-April, it's time to start thinking about your summer bucket list. It's that time of the year where I am anxiously...
Starting out young Growing up in Tupper Lake, I spent many summer days at the Golf Course swinging away. When I was little I attended the children's clinic that the course puts on, and in high...

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