Motorcycling to the top of the Whiteface Region
Motorcycling to the top of the Whiteface Region
If country roads that meander alongside flowing rivers with a backdrop of majestic mountains sounds like a good place to ride a motorcycle, you’re in luck. We’ll even throw in a side trip to the top of an Adirondack peak. Yup, you’re in for a first rate tour of the Whiteface Region. Begin in Keeseville, and take Route 9N toward Jay, about 17 miles total that takes you through the hamlet … [Read More]
Top 8 Picks for Picnics
Top 8 Picks for Picnics
It’s officially summer in the Adirondacks, and that means… well lots of stuff. To me, summer means biking, hiking, swimming, paddling, climbing, and touring. The season also includes everyone’s favorite way to prepare for, or recover from, all of those activities. No, I’m not talking about napping. Even better, I’m referring to picnicking. Nature, up closeSo, where to picnic, you ask? … [Read More]
Bike here. Now!
Bike here. Now!
  Plan to Cycle this season in the Adirondacks!We think cycling in the Whiteface Region is awesome, but you don't have to take our word for it - let our cycling fans speak for us.Have we convinced you yet? Good. Now, check out our homey lodging and fabulous food choices, and plan your next mountain or road biking trip today!  … [Read More]
One for the road: Whiskey run
One for the road: Whiskey run
Whiskey Run Registration Now Open in Whiteface Region – Down with Prohibition! By Guest Blogger: Michael MartineauBet you didn’t know that Wilmington, NY, was a hotbed of whiskey running during Prohibition did you? During the years of prohibition, which ran from 1920 to 1933, Wilmington, with its close proximity to the Canadian border, became a hub of illegal liquor manufacturing. … [Read More]
Hooked Before The First Cast
Hooked Before The First Cast
Hooked Even Before Casting OutIf the general feeling you have when you hear your alarm go off in the early morning hours is, ughhh, where is the snooze button, I need ten more minutes! Then we sympathize. But if the reason your alarm is going off early is because you’re headed out to do some fishing on the West Branch of the Ausable River in Wilmington – well then it’s a whole different kind of … [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]
Wilmington readies for the Two-Fly Challenge
Wilmington readies for the Two-Fly Challenge
What began as a one-day tournament with only a handful of fishermen has expanded into a two-day event with close to 100 participants. But throughout the years, the mission remains the same: to celebrate the joy of fishing, the spirit of sportsmanship, and the preservation of the Ausable River.“The mission in the beginning was to bring commerce to the community and to bring people together at an … [Read More]
A Springtime Selfie Scavenger Hunt
A Springtime Selfie Scavenger Hunt
Well, here we are in the middle of spring in the Adirondacks again. For many of us who aren’t fly fishermen, this season represents a seemingly endless transition between the last bit of skiable snow and the onset of mud-free mountain biking trails. So, while we wait for the trails to firm up, I’ve got a challenge for you. Now, I know that it’s easy to get distracted by those pesky dramatic … [Read More]
Women are hooked on fly fishing
Women are hooked on fly fishing
“It requires skill, grace and patience,” he said. “That is why women excel at it.”That was a snippet from a recent conversation with fly fisherman, guide, and business owner Tom Conway. He confirmed what I had been hearing: that women take to fly fishing faster than men, and in many cases, outcast their male counterparts.Earlier this week I visited the Ausable River Two Fly Shop in Wilmington, … [Read More]
Springtime, the other harvest time
We celebrate fall as the time all our crops, having patiently grown through the summer, burst into ripeness and full maturity. But in the farms near Whiteface Mountain, spring can be the time new things are ready to appear. Like baby goats and cows and alpacas.Our farms offer wonderfully fresh artisan products, a reminder of the importance of small scale sustainable farming, and --sometimes -- … [Read More]

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