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Calling all astronomy buffs and outer space novices! Every time the holidays roll around, my wife and I head to her mom and stepdad's place in Fly Creek, New York, an aptly-named flyspeck on the map...
It was October 2011, and Colleen Alexander was cycling home from her job in Guilford, Connecticut, when her life changed without warning. It was during the 12-mile trek that a freight truck driver...
The Tupper Lake Tinman Triathlon began in 1983, with 68 people competing in the 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike, and 13.1-mile run. It's one of the oldest triathlons in the United States. People from all...
So many challenges, so little time. That's life in the Adirondacks. I've climbed more than 30 of the Adirondacks' 46 High Peaks and done the Saranac Lake 6er Challenge several times over. For me,...
A couple of months ago I went on a whirlwind waterfall tour on the outskirts of Tupper Lake. To my surprise, just beyond the edge of the twisting, tree-lined roads were little-known trails to...
Whether you're an outdoor adventurer or a first-time paddler, it's easy to discover a unique adventure waiting for you in Tupper Lake, New York. The winding waterways, open lakes, and expansive...
Ask Jim Adams about his passion for racing and he'll tell you it's nothing special, he just shows up a lot. The veracity of that claim is debatable, though. It's true he's never won the Tour de...
Exploring. As much as I love visiting my favorite places -- secret cliffs, slides, and summits -- nothing takes the place of seeing something new, something unexpected. I always get a feeling of...
Whoever said it's the most wonderful time of the year never planned a holiday party. Aunt Teri doesn't eat meat, Aunt Jamie is allergic to the color green, and Uncle Chris hates -- hates -- anything...
I sat in booth eight, waiting for something to happen.  It was gray and dreary outside, perpetually on the cusp of raining, while inside a life-sized cardboard cutout of James Dean grinned at me...
I've been to The Wild Center dozens of times, but the nature museum still has a way of surprising me. Take last Friday, for example. I wanted to learn about some of the region's winged...

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