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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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A Taste of the Appalachian Trail: Hiking the CT AT (CT Blog)

The Appalachian Trail. Photo by Sarah Alender
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A Taste of the Appalachian Trail: Hiking the Connecticut Appalachian Trail A Look at the 52 Miles of Appalachian Trail that goes through Connecticut The Appalachian Trail spans over 2,150 miles from Georgia to Maine; unbeknownst to many people, approximately 52 of those miles go through Connecticut. The trail crosses the NY/CT border near New [...]

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Squeezing in Time for the Outdoors: Five Hikes Under Two Hours Near Albany

Kaaterskill Falls, Haines Falls, NY
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Five Quick Hikes Under Two Hours Near Albany, NY As I try to juggle all the healthy elements of my life—my food service job, my writing, exercise, cooking, cleaning—I wonder if there’s ever any time for fun. Where do I fit in me-time? It’s tough to do everything you want to, especially when you have [...]

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Revisit Your Youth: Hike Sleeping Beauty in Lake George this Summer

The Summit of Sleeping Beauty. Photo by Kate Smith.
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A Hike on Sleeping Beauty Mountain in Lake George With this summer’s excessive heat, some might be tempted to steal away in an air-conditioned mall or lounge in the pool. I challenge you to try something more active: hiking. As a fall hiker, my standards for a great summer trail are steep: somewhere wooded and [...]

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Hiking the 46 Adirondack High Peaks

Gothics, the 10th Highest of the 46 Peaks
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Hiking the 46 Adirondack High Peaks You don’t have to live in Upstate New York to experience the beauty of the Adirondacks. Less than a day’s drive for over 60 million people, this massive natural wonder has something to offer year-round, for residents and visitors alike. When talking about the Adirondacks, it’s virtually impossible not [...]

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Two Great Sporting Events: Adirondack Adventure Festival & the White Water Derby

White Water Derby, Adirondack Adventure Festival
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Adirondack Adventure Festival & White Water Derby, North Creek Outdoor enthusiasts & sports fans take note. The 2nd Annual Adirondack Adventure Festival is on its way. The festival will take place in the town of North Creek from May 6-8, 2011 offering a variety of sport-centric activities, including fishing, hiking and rafting, as well as [...]

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Our Picks for the Best Fall Hikes in the Region

Our Picks for Hikes in Upstate New York and the Adirondacks
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In order to bring you the best trails for hiking Upstate NY and the Adirondacks, we decided to poll our staff and contributors to find out what their favorite fall hikes are. The answers we received ranged from everything from humorous hiking stories to favorite fall hikes (our original question) to non-answers (some claimed they [...]

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Whiteface and Esther: The Views Await You

The Whiteface Summit by Deborah Handy
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As two of the 46 high peaks of the Adirondacks, Whiteface and Esther mountains make for an excellent day hike if you’re a fairly experienced hiker. If you’re looking for an intermediate hike, a good way to approach this is to begin at a third, smaller mountain, Marble Mountain, to reach the access point of [...]

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Cat Mountain’s Reward: A Complete View of Lake George

Cat Mountain, Bolton Landing
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What makes hiking in the mountains surrounding Lake George better than the average hike is that in addition to the sense of accomplishment at the summit, there is also the beauty. If you have hiked in the area, you are nodding along – no debate there. Otherwise, the statement seems cliché. Of course it is [...]

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Take a Hike this Summer: Hiking Tennant Falls in Hamilton County

Tennant Creek, Photo by John Binder
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Many people live in this region their entire lives without discovering the many beauties these mountains have to offer. Located off NY Route 30 and just North of the Great Sacandaga Lake, Hamilton County’s Tennant Falls is the ideal destination, not only for hiking, but for picnicking and swimming as well. A series of three [...]

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