Photograph by Daesha Harris UpRiver Cafe

A charming and delicious destination on the Hudson

On the porch, pointing toward the Hudson tumbling on its way to Rockwell Falls, chef Andy Van Bourgondien says, “So many restaurants fail because they don’t have something like this.” For the past six years, he and his wife, artist Betsy Brandt, have been retooling UpRiver Cafe, in Lake Luzerne, converting the place from old-school ice-cream parlor into hip destination restaurant. read more


  mj2016_Kellogg_webSteven Kellogg

The remarkable life of a cherished children's book author and illustrator

by Lisa Foderaro

When the children’s book author and illustrator Steven Kellogg was a young boy living in Norwalk, Connecticut, his family used to vacation in Essex, on Lake Champlain. He remembers telling his three sisters as they drove along Lake Shore Road in the late 1940s that, one day, he would occupy the Greek Revival house known as Blockhouse Farm. The house proudly proclaims the year of its construction—1836—above its four Doric columns. read more


Archived Articles

June 2016   Steven Kellogg The remarkable life of a cherished children's book author and illustrator
June 2016   UpRiver Cafe A charming and delicious destination on the Hudson
June 2009   Sanford and West Two radical novelists found early inspiration near Warrensburg
December 2001   The Buzz Around the Hive Tracking the rise of a state-of-the-art studio
February 2016   Storied Boards
February 1994   The Thin Blue Line Tracing the history of a problematic perimeter
April 2016   High Expectations Is social media ruining the Adirondack wilderness experience?
February 2016   Seize the Season A half-dozen ways to make the most of winter
Winter 1971   She’s the one and only … Licensed Lady Bobsled Driver
Collectors Issue 2009   Animal, Vegetable, Miracle Old-time North Country home remedies
February 2016   Valentino and Me Our Adirondack love affairs
February 2016   Caffeine Buzz New coffee hubs in Saranac Lake and Keene Valley
Fall 1970   When They Hunted Deer … with Dogs An account of an 1880s expedition in the Adirondacks
December 2015   Lofty Labels What's in a name?
December 2015   Twenty Million and a Hyphen A gift stirs controversy at Paul Smith's College
Annual Guide to the Great Outdoors 2014   The Great Derangement Nine peaks, 25 miles, one day
December 2014   The Ghost Buck The Salerno family is famous for high-country hunting prowess. But one massive whitetail has become a magnificent obsession
  Ausable Chasm For 144 years sightseers have flocked to this stunning natural wonder. More than carved sandstone, a rushing river and a boat ride, the gorge helped put the Adirondacks on the map. It was THE destination—and it still is
June 2014   An Adirondack Tragedy Our mental-health crisis
February 2014   This Old House Landmarks and legacy
August 2014   Heart of Parkness How I see this place
December 1987   Died and Gone to Your House Local ghosts and the people they haunt
December 2015   Manhunt For 23 days the northern Adirondacks was under siege after two killers escaped notorious Dannemora prison. What this multi-million-dollar ordeal revealed about the strange and violent world behind the wall
October 2015   Elk Lake Lodge Why this wilderness resort should be on everyone's bucket list
At Home in the Adirondacks 2015   Nils Luderowski A portfolio of this Keene architect's eclectic designs
At Home in the Adirondacks 2015   The Long Goodbye Coming to terms with the sale of a five-generation family camp
At Home in the Adirondacks 2015   An Unlikely Transplant North Branch Farm brings figs from the Apennines to the Adirondacks
October 2015   The High Peakers Conquering more than mountains
December 2004   The Gibson Brothers A couple of hometown pickers hit the big time
At Home in the Adirondacks 2015   Rocking the Boathouse How a Schroon Lake castoff became a dream home