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Take a ‘Peak’: A Quick Glimpse of Five Great Adirondack Hikes

Snowy Mountain. Photo by Jessica Venezia
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Tackling the Great Outdoors Five Great Adirondack Hikes There are many ways to experience the Adirondacks, but in my opinion hiking is one of the best. For one thing, it’s very inexpensive—most of the time it’s free. For another, from accomplished “46ers” to novices breaking in their boots, everyone can find a hike they are capable [...]

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Horseback Riding in the Adirondacks

The Circle B Ranch in Chestertown
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A Fun Way to Horse Around in Lake George and Chestertown Horsing Around in the Adirondacks Horseback riding is a rewarding physical activity that gives beginners and experts the chance to enjoy the outdoors while riding on trials in the Adirondack Mountains. At Saddle Up Stables located three miles north of Lake George Village on [...]

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Runners Race to Windham, NY for Third Annual Warrior Dash on August 11-12

The Warrior Dash. Photo Courtesy of Red Frog Events
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The Third Annual Warrior Dash at the Windham Ski Resort Wacky Costumes, Barbed Wire and Plenty of Beer  Calling All Warriors: On Saturday, August 11th and Sunday, August 12th, Windham, NY, will be hosting a Warrior Dash at the Windham Ski Resort in the Catskill Mountains. Created by Red Frog Events, Warrior Dash, an ultimate, thrill-seeking [...]

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Spring Weather: Rochester Area Parks and Geocaching

Geocaching
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Geocaching in Rochester Area Parks A Fun Way to Make Use of Your GPS With the recent heat wave sweeping the area, I’m sure many people have warm weather on their minds. Despite work and school, I’ve been trying to make an effort to go outside and enjoy the unseasonably high temperatures every day, even [...]

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The Namib: A Journey Through the World’s Oldest Desert

Sunset on the Hill Above Camp. Photo by Eric Moll
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The Namib: A Journey Through the World’s Oldest Desert Experiencing the Flora, Fauna and Getting Lost in the Namib Desert My time in the Namib left me with an enduring fear of dehydration. Friends complain that I bring too much water on outings, that it’s not necessary to bring a bottle to walk a couple [...]

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All Aboard the Lois McClure at The Crown Point Historic Schooner Tour

The Lois McClure on a Voyage. Photo Courtesy Lake Champlain Maritime Museum
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All Aboard the Lois McClure at The Crown Point Historic Schooner Tour Crown Point Historic Schooner Tour: Travel Back in Time on a Replica of a 19th Century Schooner Ready for adventure? Wanna take a ride? Well, you’re in luck! In conjunction with this year’s Farm, Forestry and Fishery Tour, the Lois McClure, a replica [...]

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An Interview with Mike D: Host of Lunkerville

Mike D: Host of Lunkerville
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An Interview with Mike D, Host of Lunkerville Mike D on Bass Fishing and Lunkerville For bass fishing enthusiasts, it doesn’t get any better than “Lunkerville.” Created in 2004 by independent filmmaker Mike de Avila, the program has allowed Mike to fuse his love for story telling and bass fishing into an extremely popular program. [...]

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A Different Way to Travel NY State: Cycling the Erie Canal

Erie Canal, Photo by Eric Moll
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Erie Canal Cycling Stress-less Cycling along the Erie Canal The Erie Canal was pretty instrumental in the early economic growth of Rochester, as well as Buffalo and even New York City, but its downfall was rapid once highways showed up to replace it. I-90 actually takes the same basic path as the Erie Canal. It [...]

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By Land and By Sea: A Tour with Albany Aqua Ducks

Albany Aqua Ducks Tour
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Albany Aqua Ducks Tour, Review For a long time I wondered why in the world Albany, a place almost nobody comes to vacation, had an “Aqua Duck” Tour. It seems fitting in a place like Boston, where people actually go to visit for fun–the tour bus dips into the Charles River and travels around the [...]

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Break Out Your Bicycles for the 2011 Tour de Farm

A Bicyclist and a Historical Re-Enactor. Courtesy Saratoga Preserving Land and Nature
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Tour de Farm 2011 Cyclists, get ready! This year’s Tour de Farm bike-a-thon will be held on Sunday, July 17, 2011. The event, a recreational and educational ride to raise funds for land conservation, takes place each year through the efforts of the Agricultural Stewardship Association (ASA) and Saratoga Preserving Land and Nature (P.L.A.N). Participants [...]

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