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Roadside Serenity

A random act of gardening

by Annie Stoltie

Ever had a stranger anonymously pay your toll or buy you coffee or leave an extra few hours in the parking meter—on purpose? At first you’re confused. Who? Why? Then you realize—reaffirm, perhaps—that people are good, that random acts of kindness really do happen. Art Ford’s Serenity Garden will make you feel that way. read more

Hobofest

Saranac Lake's roots music celebration

by Chris Morris

It’s high noon on Sunday under clear blue skies. The temperature is nearing 80 degrees, but a slight breeze makes the heat more than bearable—it’s what some might justifiably call a perfect Adirondack day. Saranac Lake’s historic Union Depot is buzzing with activity. Couples in lawn chairs seek refuge from the sun’s rays under a big white tent, while young children weave between them, dancing and playing to a live soundtrack of bluegrass, folk and Americana. read more  

Archived Articles

October 2014   Roadside Serenity A random act of gardening
October 2014   Hobofest Saranac Lake's roots music celebration
August 2014   Mountainside Library Lake George's indie book club
June 2011   Arto Monaco From Tinseltown to Land of Makebelieve: a portrait of Upper Jay's old master
February 2014   Guts and Glitter The dazzling dreams. The grueling training. The star-studded past. Behind the scenes of Lake Placid’s fIgure skating culture
2011 Annual Guide to the Great Outdoors   Cranberry 50 Looping the park's third-largest lake
2013 Annual Guide to the Great Outdoors   Range Rovers Taking on the Sewards
June 2008   Many Happy Returns Why one couple hikes the same 132-mile trail every spring
April 1982   The Search for Steven Thomas He vanished on Marcy's summit six years ago, but his family and friends still hope to solve the mystery
October 2013   Basic Training Milking goats, drinking wine and embracing community at the Adirondack Rural Skills and Homesteading Festival
August 2014   Campfire Stories Love and loss on Lake George
August 2014   Fessy’s Footage Saving an Adirondack outdoorswoman's home movies
August 2014   The Vagabonds Ford, Firestone, Edison and Burroughs and the birth of Adirondack car-camping
Collectors Issue 2007   Holy Fixer-Upper Trying to pin down the appraised—and spiritual—value of a former monastery
2013 At Home in the Adirondacks   Slice of History Recreating old-time bread
2014 Annual Guide to the Great Outdoors   On the Rocks A guide to Adirondack bouldering
2014 Annual Guide to the Great Outdoors   Picnics in the Park Where to go, what to buy
October 1990   Erratic Pleasures Micro-climbing the Adirondacks
At Home in the Adirondacks 2012   Stagecoach Inn The remarkable comeback of a historic Lake Placid lodge
June 2014   Best of the Adirondacks 2014 Adirondack Life readers’ choice awards
April 2013   Keg Party From cult classics to new arrivals, Adirondack breweries are tapping into the national obsession with craft beer
February 2014   A Breed Apart The central Adirondack pedigree of the Patch beagle
At Home in the Adirondacks 2013   Adirondack Still Life A closer look at the curious art of taxidermy
February 2009   11 Winter Skills Every Adirondacker Needs to Know
  WATCH: Wave-like Kelvin-Helmholtz Clouds Forming Over High Peaks
March/April 2014   The Other Syrup Why birch is the hot new flavor
February 2014   Avalanche! The Adirondacks has had its share of dangerous snow slides—just last year a Quebec woman was buried up to her neck on Mount Colden. What you should know before hitting the backcountry slopes
February 2004   Vapor Caper A cold night and a hot pot make for sublime song
December 2012   On the Web Adirondack snowshoeing tips, trips and traditions
2013 Annual Guide to the Great Outdoors   Coming Attractions New York State has purchased 18,300 acres surrounding the Essex Chain of Lakes. On October 1 the tract will open to the public. Writer Christian Woodard previews this wild playground.