Northwest Passage

Fall is the best time to explore Cranberry Lake

by Elizabeth Folwell

A kingfisher day, full of stillness and light. The blue dome of sky sliced neatly in two by cloud colonies, the west side summer puffs of popcorn, cauliflower and fleece, the east streaked with fall’s icy, wispy stratus. The water was as flat and inviting as a line-dried sheet unfurled before us. read more

Kate Moses

A writer transforms a historic house in Essex

by Elizabeth Cohen

The bedroom, with its ceiling arched like a slice of moon and French doors opening to a teensy Juliet balcony, sits atop a storefront sun-room, with windows on all sides. A veritable box of light. When writer Kate Moses saw these two rooms, she immediately knew the circa-1820 Essex home had to be hers. read more


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August 2015   A Lakeside Love Story How an aspiring diva met the man of her dreams at Scaroon Manor
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April 2014   Keeping Track? A closer look at the rail-trail debate
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April 2014   Route 30 Revisited
2014 At Home in the Adirondacks   Privy Amazing The most stylish outhouse in the Adirondacks
October 1994   Opening Camp
June 2015   Doug Moody Meet the fishin’ musician from Providence
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June 1988   Rights of Passage The curious and convoluted story of how our great open canoe routes became posted preserves
April 2006   Meow Mix A biologist investigates the catalog of elusive Adirondack wild felines
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