The account of a curious Adirondack Woman due West.

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The Switch: Kombucha

The Switch: Kombucha

According to Google’s dictionary kombucha is: “a beverage produced by fermenting sweet tea with a culture of yeast and bacteria”. So if you know anything about beer this sounds quite similar. It’s even served on tap and bottled in growlers. What is kombucha really though? […]

Heaven Hill Trails- A Short Walk Through the Woods

Heaven Hill Trails- A Short Walk Through the Woods

Instead of staying inside and not enjoying the day before work, my partner and I decided to take a picnic trip to Heaven Hill in Lake Placid. This is a trail system comprised of short hikes through the woods and in open fields. We decided […]

Passing Through Buffalo – A Guide to an Evening in Western N.Y.’s Wing Town

Passing Through Buffalo – A Guide to an Evening in Western N.Y.’s Wing Town

We’ve decided to go for a road trip. We’re going to be gone awhile and there will be multiple climates to endure. We will be intermittently staying with relatives and camping. I’ve decided to write about the places we experience along the way, it will […]

Embrace Spring Skiing at Whiteface

Embrace Spring Skiing at Whiteface

Spring skiing is here early this year. Avid snow lovers¬†certainly would have loved a longer winter season but the early rains and high temperatures have given us what may be spring. We are lucky enough to live near a mountain that provides us with snow-blowing […]

Buy Warm Gear Near Lake Placid! (and Support Small Business)

Buy Warm Gear Near Lake Placid! (and Support Small Business)

    All of these exciting outdoor winter sports get cold sometimes, and it’s completely inevitable- as we all know. Regardless of this fact, it’s still difficult to locate the best warm gear.¬†The choices are difficult to work with because we only have 2, 1. […]

5 Steps Toward Mindful Cross-Country Skiing

5 Steps Toward Mindful Cross-Country Skiing

It’s snow globe time in Lake Placid. This means soft twinkling lights in every shop, toasty outdoor fires, rich hot cocoa, and aromatic balsam. Skiing though, tops the list for many of those native and local to the area. On the surface cross-country (x-c) skiing […]