Great Camps, Greater Women

The story of the Great Camps of the Adirondacks is often told in relation to men: the men who built them, bought, and sold them. One story frequently told is that of W.W. Durant, who built the first Great Camps in the Adirondacks, several of which still stand today. Durant built Great Camp Sagamore, Camp…

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Mountain-sized Flavor

Nestled in the High Peaks of the Adirondack Mountains, Lake Placid has a mountain town vibe with plenty of local color. As a two-time Olympic Winter Games host city, you might expect history and adventure around every corner, but the village also features exceptional, adventurous food that might surprise you with its complexity and creativity.…

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Infinite Wonder: Photographing the Night Sky

The night sky is an amazing thing. Think about it this way: every star you look at is quite literally a part of the past. As fast as light travels — nothing travels faster — it still takes thousands and often millions of years to travel through the infinity of space. So by the time…

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A Celebration of the Land

A road trip through the farmland of northern Franklin County is scenic, serene, and delicious. Roads gently curve and stretch onward, and as you drive, you travel past bright green fields deep with corn, tomatoes, potatoes, and the occasional sunflower. The fertile soils of northern Franklin County have supported farming for centuries, starting with the…

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Fascinating Creatures, Great and Small

Lost in thought in an expanse of pine trees in Wilmington, in the shadow of Whiteface Mountain, I become aware that something lightly colored is moving quickly through the undergrowth. Shifting from side to side, peering through the thin spaces between the trees, I realize that what I am seeing is a wolf. Read more…

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