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The Wild Center has opened a new set of exhibits for the summer of 2018. These came from a collaboration between several Native American cultural institutions. The idea was to expand a visitor's...
The Tupper Lake area is a great place for camping choices, from a cookout with all access to the sunny forest paths and deep blue waters of one of our most beautiful NYS campgrounds. Camping is a...
I'm not a garage sale pro, but my mother is. She plays it like a hawk; hovering over a yard full of stuff, targeting a fine thing, and swooping in before her rivals. Since the Great Adirondack...
Spring is a lively time at The Wild Center. From the season's beginning, with the sap rising in the maple trees, to the end, where wildflowers bloom and the lake completes its thaw, every little...
I remember the first time I beheld this one-day "neighborhood on the ice." It was a lively scene with people traveling on snowmobiles or four wheelers, dragging sleds full of supplies and children,...
It's not too early to start dreaming of the white stuff. Our snow is something special. Here in the Adirondacks, snow isn't something that's mushy and ugly and just gets in our way. Our snow is...
Above, Buttermilk Falls, 1914, the connecting point between Raquette and Long Lake. The photo below is from 1888, showing Raquette River as the site of a canoe party. That is one of the beauties...
I had never been to Massawepie Mire, so when a friend suggested it as a great place for a spring hike, I was ready for a new adventure. It is only ten minutes northwest of downtown Tupper...
So many fine things get more active in the spring. Like fish. And the anglers who love to catch them. If fishing is your passion, you are going to appreciate Tupper Lake. We have some unique...
June 24, 2017 will be the 35th year of the Tupper Lake Tinman -- one of the most historic Tinman triathlons in the United States. This type of triathlon dates back to 1979 in Hawaii. It was an idea...
Bacon. Here in Tupper Lake, we take our bacon very seriously. It is doubtless because of our lumberjack heritage. No matter what time of day we are dining, we can find this undisputed King of all...
My first experience with the power of real maple came when, newly arrived in the Adirondacks, I put together my first gift package to friends living elsewhere. It included a jug of authentic maple...
There's something about a great sunset that adds extra memories to your special day. Winter sunsets have their own unique qualities, too. Crisp temperatures clear the air, cloud formations get...
If our heart belongs to Tupper, let it show. Whether we are planning a cozy couples getaway, or just want to gift our Valentine with something that tells them how special they are to us, we have...
Maybe our day on the slopes ended early and we're looking for a relaxing drive and some new places for dinner. Maybe we've done enough crouching on the ski runs and want to stretch our legs with some...

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