Adirondack Mountain High

Another beautiful Adirondack weekend in the books (and on Pinterest) –
things done, places gone, people seen….

The tranquil Schroon River with a glimpse of the Adirondack High Peaks
in the background. Near Rte 9 in Essex County.

The North Hudson Town Beach is located on the Schroon River in Essex County.

Town-wide yard sales happen throughout the Summer in the Adirondacks. This weekend it’s in Elizabethtown, New York….County Seat for Essex County.

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Volunteer Opening – Park Host – Oregon

Volunteer Opening – Park Host.   City of Mill City.   Seasonal to Year Round.  Performs light maintenance; cleaning, debris removal, stock restrooms.  Minimum 15 hr/week.  Trade for free space rent, utilities.  Background check required.

Application at:  Return to City of Mill City, P.O. Box 256, Mill City, OR 97360.  (503) 897-2302.  EOE.   Closing date: Open until filled.

Received 7/12/16


Adirondack Day Trip – The High Peaks Loop

Adirondack Day Trip – The High Peaks Loop

There is much to do every weekend in the mountains of Upstate New York. On this day the three of us, Niki, brother Ken and I made a scenic loop among the High Peaks.

This loop took us to the Olympic City of Lake Placid where the annual two week  Lake Placid Horse Show/I Love New York Show was winding down in the shadows of the Olympic Ski Jump venue. Today being Grand Prix day we had planned to stop and watch the jumpers but the intermittent – and heavy – thundershowers canceled that plan for us.lakeplacidhorseshow
Lake Placid Horse Show – our 2010 visit

Our trip continued through the bustling year-round Lake Placid Main Street with upscale shops, waterfront hotels and the 1980 Olympic skating venues and on to Saranac Lake.

The shoreline along Lake Flower was the picturesque setting for the 9th Annual Runabout Rendezvous – an exhibition of beautiful wooden boats – an eclectic mix of antique, classic and original Adirondack Guideboats on display.antiqueboats
Antique Boat Show – Tupper Lake
We were fortunate and the clouds parted and the rain stopped long enough for us to have a look at some of these special watercraft that have been on many Adirondack waters for more than a century.antiqueboats1

Tupper Lake Runabout Rendezvou – The wooden boats old and new


Next stop on our loop was Tupper Lake for their Tupper Lake Woodsmen’s Days in the waterfront park. This event dates back to the 1930’s and is a week-long festival to celebrate the region’s storied heritage of logging and lumberjacking. The skies opened up with torrential rain at this point so we opted for a good lunch at the Main Street Restaurant. Trip Advisor reviews were very good and the restaurant did live up to the good ratings though the service was slow and not overly friendly. Niki rated the Reubens we had a 4 out of 5 on our 5 star scale.The food was good and we’ll chalk up the service to being short handed and being extremely busy.mainstreetrestaurant
Main Street Restaurant (Trip Advisor Photo)

For anyone interested or planning to visit the Adirondacks, the “loop” starts at Exit 30 off I-87 – the Adirondack Northway. We followed NY-73 through Keene and Keene Valley and then NY-86 through Lake Placid and Saranac Lake. From Saranac Lake we turned West on NY-3 to Tupper Lake then we followed NY-30 and NY-28N to Newcomb and picked up the Blue Ridge Road which gave us the opportunity to visit the Buffalo Farm on our way back to North Hudson and Exit 29 on the Northway, which is ten miles from where we started at Exit 30. This is a very scenic loop and especially beautiful when the leaves change in Autumn.
The Adirondack Buffalo Company, North Hudson, NY