Well-traveled northern Adirondacks hike works for families, groups By Tom French I’ve climbed Azure Mountain more times than I can count, and so has everyone else. With its iconic fire tower, Azure is a go-to destination of the northern … [Read more...] about Another ascent on Azure
Silver Lake trail preserves winter magic By Tim Rowland Bogs might not be as boggy in winter, but that needn’t make them any less beautiful, especially after an unanticipated pop-up snowstorm last week clad the evergreens in robes of sparkling … [Read more...] about Bring on the bog
Paul Smith’s system opened the woods for skiers By Gwendolyn Craig At the northern part of the Adirondack Park, a band of outdoor enthusiasts have created backcountry ski trails, which they hope state officials will use as a model for the … [Read more...] about Jenkins Mountain backcountry ski trails: A forest preserve model?
Solving a forest mystery; hiking Potash Mountain By Tim Rowland Deep in our woods in Jay is an ancient iron cauldron, the purpose of which has been a mystery. Too deep for boiling sap, too round for scalding hogs, too remote for cooking food, … [Read more...] about The potash connection
Taking advantage of bomb cyclone snow and seeing old growth of epic proportions By Tom French Any Adirondack Explorer from St. Lawrence County has hopefully heard of the Peavine Swamp Ski Trail. Perhaps many have even skied its 4.9 miles from … [Read more...] about Peavine Swamp: Ski it while you can
More to explore in Wilmington outside of Whiteface By Tim Rowland The Whiteface Ski Center understandably sucks up all the recreational oxygen in the Wilmington Notch this time of year, but for those interested in a pursuit that’s a little less … [Read more...] about Flume Knob: A short and sweet winter hike