Pamela Merritt

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Blogs by Pamela Merritt

14
Feb
2019
Tupper Lake has a downtown that is a charming mix of historic architecture, artisan shops, and lumberjack dining. To locals it...
18
Jan
2019
As many times as I've been to The Wild Center, an 115-acre indoor and outdoor immersive wilderness museum, I had never taken...
6
Dec
2018
Since the holiday season is so often illustrated with winter forest images, the Adirondacks has a lot of built-in Yuletide...
5
Oct
2018
That time of year, when the leaves crunch underfoot and the flickering eyes of Jack ‘O Lanterns pierce the early dusk…that is...
2
Aug
2018
Downtown Tupper Lake has been enjoying a series of revivals. Last year, a street festival was held to celebrate the completion...
12
Jun
2018
The Wild Center has opened a new set of exhibits for the summer of 2018. These came from a collaboration between several Native...
5
Jun
2018
The Wild Center has added yet another great feature to its educational, interactive outdoor campus. It's called the iForest, an...
24
May
2018
The Tupper Lake area is a great place for camping choices, from a cookout with all access to the sunny forest paths and deep...
1
May
2018
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...
27
Feb
2018
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,...
16
Jan
2018
I remember the first time I beheld this one-day "neighborhood on the ice." It was a lively scene with people traveling on...
27
Nov
2017
It's not too early to start dreaming of the white stuff. Our snow is something special. Here in the Adirondacks,...
16
May
2017
Above, Buttermilk Falls, 1914, the connecting point between Raquette and Long Lake. The photo below is from 1888, showing...
2
May
2017
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...
5
Apr
2017
So many fine things get more active in the spring. Like fish. And the anglers who love to catch them. If fishing is...
23
Mar
2017
June 24, 2017 will be the 35th year of the Tupper Lake Tinman — one of the most historic Tinman triathlons in the United States...
15
Mar
2017
Bacon. Here in Tupper Lake, we take our bacon very seriously. It is doubtless because of our lumberjack heritage....
8
Mar
2017
My first experience with the power of real maple came when, newly arrived in the Adirondacks, I put together my first gift...
28
Feb
2017
There's something about a great sunset that adds extra memories to your special day. Winter sunsets have their own...
14
Feb
2017
If our heart belongs to Tupper, let it show. Whether we are planning a cozy couples getaway, or just want to gift...
19
Jan
2017
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...