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2015 Year in Review

2015 Year in Review

We did a recap like this last year and really enjoyed reflecting on the experiences we had and the milestones we achieved, so we thought this would be a great time to look back at 2015 as we approach the New Year. Throughout this past year, PureADK continued to evolve. With initial intentions of this being a website to act as a travel resource for the area – it’s actually transformed into much more.
Cycle Adirondacks 2015: Event Recap

Cycle Adirondacks 2015: Event Recap

A few months out from Cycle Adirondacks 2015 and we are still reeling from the excitement and enthusiasm that exuded from everyone involved with the event. When the Cycle Adirondacks team reached out to us to ask if we would be interested in being the digital storytellers of the event, we could not have been more excited.

The Old Keene Barn

The Old Keene Barn

Chances are that if you have traveled through the Adirondacks, you have at one time or another passed the weathered, yet incredibly charming, red barn standing solemnly in a field along Route 73 in Keene.
Local Spotlight: Dak Bar

Local Spotlight: Dak Bar

Whether you’re hiking or skiing, camping or just lounging in front of a fire, Dak Bar is a whole food energy bar that delivers a distinctive blend of great flavors to satisfy cravings. Inspired by the Adirondacks and all of the people and animals that inhabit the Park, Dak Bars are made of all natural and nutrient-dense ingredients; foods that our bodies can process efficiently and effectively to fuel our adventures.

Local Spotlight: Greater Than Sports (GTS Clothing)

Having the right gear can make or break any adventure, and having the right clothing is no exception. Greater Than Sports (GTS Clothing) offers a creative blend of comfortable athletic wear and casual street wear that is perfect for hiking and outdoor activities. Being located in Saratoga Springs and so close to the Adirondack Mountains, the Park offers the perfect proving ground for these quality clothes with sustainable roots.
CycleADK - A Week-Long Bicycle Tour

CycleADK - A Week-Long Bicycle Tour

When the Cycle Adirondacks team reached out to us to ask if we would be interested in being the digital storytellers of the event, we could not have been more excited. In it's inaugural year, we are being given the chance to create a voice for the event through PureADK.

Summer in the Adirondacks

Summer in the Adirondacks

Waking up to blue skies and calm waters is the perfect invitation for a day-long paddle full of island hopping and sunbathing. Spending summer in the Adirondacks creates many of the greatest memories in our lives. From the peaceful midnight loon calls to bonfires next to a pristine lake, the nostalgic feeling that is evoked from summer camping is one that cannot be beat.
The Adirondack Brew Bus Experience

The Adirondack Brew Bus Experience

With the rise of craft breweries in New York, picking which ones to visit is a really tough process. When we heard about the Hoppy Trails Brew Bus in the Glens Falls area (think a Finger Lakes wine tour on steroids), we were excited to learn more about what the tour had to offer.

Camp Trend - Modern Camp Culture

Camp Trend - Modern Camp Culture


As the Creative Directors for Camp Trend, Mark and Nives have setup a visual based site that we find very inspiring. It points out different camp spots, covers helpful gear that can be used for camping, and also shares their own adventures on the road, as seen through their blog.
2014: Our Year in Review

2014: Our Year in Review

These past 12 months have been exciting for Hilary and I -- yet another year full of adventure in the Adirondacks and beyond. From camping in the remote wilderness, paddling new bodies of water, observing 360 views from mountaintop fire towers, making the journey up 8 of the Adirondack High Peaks, and exploring the European Alps, it’s been a year we’ll never forget