ag2016_cycleadks_webCycle Adirondacks

A week-long bike tour showcases our region's back roads, breathtaking vistas and small-town hospitality

by Brandon del Pozo

My family has a house in Keene, along the Lake Placid Ironman bike course. On race day we watch thousands of riders fly by twice, hunched over aerobars, as they complete the two loops of the 56-mile bike course. I used to cycle the same course, a set route that took me along the same roads, past the same landmarks. I did it because it was what all the bikers I saw were doing. Then one day I was drawn into a turn where the course went straight. It was like discovering a different Adirondacks—quiet roads, bucolic valleys and farms, all far from the region’s tourist centers. read more  



Adirondack snake encounters

by Annie Stoltie

Photographer Johnathan Esper has traveled the world. In recent years he’s stayed months at a time in Iceland, where he teaches visitors how and where to shoot the stunning landscapes that have launched the island into a hot tourist destination. During his adventures, “I’ve nearly gotten myself killed three times,” he says. Those close calls involved an avalanche in Greenland, a sea cliff in the Dominican Republic and, last Christmas, glacial silt mud in an Iceland ice cave. read more


Archived Articles

2003 Annual Guide to the Great Outdoors   Miniature Golf in the Kingdom Tilting at windmills ... and other distractions
2016 Annual Guide to the Great Outdoors   Rattled Adirondack snake encounters
2016 Annual Guide to the Great Outdoors   Cycle Adirondacks A week-long bike tour showcases our region's back roads, breathtaking vistas and small-town hospitality
June 2002   A Reservoir Revealed When Stillwater didn't run deep
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