Fulton Chain

Paddlers make the best of a two-day trip on lakes overrun by motorboats and jet-skis. By Lisa Densmore Ballard In 1977, the rock singer Meat Loaf released a love song in which he crooned, “I want you. I need you, but there ain’t no way I’m … [Read more...] about Fulton Chain

Hudson Gorge

Gorge trip just ducky Paddlers in inflatable kayaks find thrills and spills in heavy whitewater on the Hudson River. By Phil Brown FROM TIME TO TIME I’ve played with the idea of putting together a list of quintessential Adirondack … [Read more...] about Hudson Gorge

Cedar River

Hikers exploring former Finch, Pruyn lands can also visit a backcountry pond and wild shoreline on the Hudson.By Phil Brown ALTHOUGH MOST of the Essex Chain Lakes Tract isn’t open to hikers yet, the state has opened a trail (actually, a dirt road) … [Read more...] about Cedar River

Raquette River

Family’s three-day adventure includes swimming off sandy beaches, jumping off cliffs, fishing for monster bass, dodging a giant turtle, and nursing a bullfrog hangover. By Lisa Densmore MY SON PARKER gave me a thumbs-up from atop the … [Read more...] about Raquette River