Events
Oktoberfest Whiteface Mountain
Oktoberfest Whiteface Mountain
 We all know Whiteface Mountain has the greatest vertical drop of any resort east of the Rocky Mountains. But, did you know about its annual Oktoberfest? Well, it happens to be my personal favorite event at Whiteface. I love the Adirondacks in the fall, and this event is my favorite in the area this time of year. There is so much to do while taking in the beauty of the season. I … [Read More]
Leaf Peeping Guide
Leaf Peeping Guide
Of course you know how to look at leaves! Or do you?Because the Whiteface Region has so many gorgeous options, so many acres of foliage, and so much blazing color, choosing a spot can feel overwhelming.Here are some tips for a fantastic fall getaway.Choose your timePeak color is not a firmly defined concept. No one wants to miss it, and yet it happens over a period of days or weeks. It is all … [Read More]
Hometown for a day
Hometown for a day
Ever wanted to be part of one of those charming hometown celebrations? The kind most people have only seen in the movies?Make that dream come true by becoming a part of a real hometown festival. The second Saturday in September (this year, that is September 9) is when Wilmington throws its townwide party, their annual Festival of Colors.You are invited!fit right inFrom 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. the … [Read More]
Live from Pourman's Tap House
Live from Pourman's Tap House
It was a good night.My band, Crowfeather, was getting ready to play at Pourman's Tap House in Wilmington, and the room wasn't empty. It's what anyone who's about to perform wants to see: Every time I looked up, the room looked slightly more crowded — friends and strangers mingled, and the energy level was high.The time had come, so I sat behind my drum kit and put the gym-teacher-style whistle to … [Read More]
Mountain, road, cycling!
Mountain, road, cycling!
The Whiteface Region is a cycling paradise. Challenging terrain, gorgeous scenery, and intriguing routes all combine with the fresh mountain air. Come explore a full weekend of aspirations in the form of incredible mountain cycling, then road cycling... with an intriguing twist.Summer is prime biking season, and it kicks off with the Adirondack Bike Race Weekend.7th Annual WW 100kThe WW 100k is … [Read More]
Iron Training
Iron Training
Ironman VolunteerIt was about 9 months ago that I was gifted with one of the greatest opportunities — I was asked to assist with Ironman Lake Placid. I was brought on board to help with the astounding amount of work that goes into coordinating the thousands of volunteers. I didn’t know what I was in for, but that was the best part. The adrenaline was all that kept me going. The energy Ironman … [Read More]
A Peculiar Place
A Peculiar Place
Sometimes the mountain can be a pretty peculiar place.Whiteface Mountain is a local watering hole for those who might choose the path less traveled! Not sure what I mean? Let me show you.Every spring Whiteface Mountain holds their much-anticipated pond skimming contest. What’s pond skimming? The staff at the mountain makes a small pond at the bottom of the Mixing Bowl, you ski down a small … [Read More]
Going behind the scenes of Christmas at Santa's Workshop
Going behind the scenes of Christmas at Santa's Workshop
It's not easy to make Christmas happen all year long! But they manage to make it happen at Santa's Workshop, and they do it with a smile and plenty of Christmas cheer!Santa's head helper, John Collins, was kind enough to take some time out of his day during this very busy season to give me a behind-the-scenes tour of the property. He told me all about what it takes to spread Christmas cheer year … [Read More]
Leaves and Cheese: delightful combination!
Leaves and Cheese: delightful combination!
The epic Essex County Cheese Tour is an irresistible combination of many delightful things: the beauty of fall color, the gourmet experience of artisan cheeses, and the cheerful influence of goats.It can be a surprise that the Adirondacks, known for its mountains and lakes and forests, is also the home of many farms dedicated to organic and sustainable agriculture. The tours are held on select … [Read More]
ENTERTAINING FALL EVENTS
ENTERTAINING FALL EVENTS
 Celebrate the colors of fallFor one of the best local home-grown events around, Wilmington hosts the 13th Annual Festival of the Colors in September. This event celebrates all things autumn in the heart of downtown Wilmington. The celebration includes local arts, photography, furniture makers, crafts, and homemade baked goods. It’s a true Adirondack community festival, a not-to-be-missed … [Read More]

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