Our Weekend Getaway at Great Pines

Our Weekend Getaway at Great Pines

Formerly The North Woods Inn, Great Pines has a prime location on Fourth Lake and is not only a great place to stay, but also a great place to dine! With a large variety of rooms available, there is a space to meet all types of budgets.
A Wilderness Wedding

A Wilderness Wedding

In picking our mountain for the ceremony, we both agreed that it didn’t necessarily need to be a high peak. All we really cared about was an incredible view and having some of our closest friends in attendance. This made Mt. Van Hoevenberg the perfect fit.

Amber & Ariel's 46er Journey

Amber & Ariel's 46er Journey


Every sleepless night in the back of my jeep, every ache and pain, the bruises, the blood, the self-doubt, the “why am I doing this” thoughts have been entirely worth it and have brought us here to this point, our final hike of this goal, our Forthy-Sixth High Peak. Ariel has been there every step of the way, my silent encouragement, and my strength.
The ididaride! A 75-mile Bike Tour of the Adirondack Park

The ididaride! A 75-mile Bike Tour of the Adirondack Park

On Sunday, July 31st, 528 cyclists came out to North Creek, NY to take part in the 11th annual ididaride! bike tour. This challenging route is a 75-mile loop that begins at the Ski Bowl at Gore Mountain, heads south to Spectulator, west and north to Indian Lake, then back east down the big hill to North Creek.

Adirondack Real Estate Team Continues to Lead

Adirondack Real Estate Team Continues to Lead

The Keir Weimer Team of Select Sotheby’s International Realty have certainly proven themselves as Adirondack real estate experts, and the fact that they live and play in the Adirondacks themselves speaks volumes to their credibility and localized knowledge.
Adirondack Wine & Food Festival 2016

Adirondack Wine & Food Festival 2016

Satisfy your taste buds by experiencing goods from some of the best wineries, distilleries, breweries, artisanal food vendors, and food trucks that the Adirondack region and New York State has to offer.

Ice Climbing Experience in Panther Gorge

Ice Climbing Experience in Panther Gorge

Ice climbing is a strange thing. It looks like this mechanical vertical progression with sharpened steel tools, relying on power and strength to claw up a giant icicle. Yet at the same time, it possesses elegance and beauty. The movement of climbing is beautiful, in its own way.

Eat ADK: Restaurant Week 2016

Restaurant weeks give food aficionados a chance to discover and enjoy local restaurants, providing patrons with the opportunity to sample a variety of dishes from prix fixe menus at reasonable prices.  In Lake Placid, the first restaurant week will be held for ten days this coming May, from Friday, the 13th through Sunday, the 22nd.

10 Days on the Northville-Placid Trail

10 Days on the Northville-Placid Trail

You learn a lot when you spend 10 consecutive days hiking through the woods. As an Eagle Scout, I’ve spent a lot of time in the woods, but never a trip of this magnitude. One of the most important things I learned or at least was reminded of is to appreciate the little things.
2016 Trout Power Creel Study

2016 Trout Power Creel Study

This June, passionate anglers will have an opportunity to be a part of an important and fun brook trout conservation effort in the Adirondacks. The Great Camp Sagamore will host Trout Power 2016, a 4-day long event that will include countless hours of fishing, connecting with nature, good food, happy hours, and plenty of diverse entertainment.

The Balance of Change


The trail is like life. Like human emotion. In a constant state of change. Seasons change, temperature changes, foliage changes, lighting changes, conditions change. Sounds change. We change.
Becoming an ADK 46er: Brecka Coonradt

Becoming an ADK 46er: Brecka Coonradt

For this installation of PureADK Perspectives, we welcome Brecka Coonradt, who shares her experience hiking the 46 Adirondack High Peaks. Enjoy following along below as she shares her stories and lessons learned throughout her journey.


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