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Eagle Island

Former Girl Scouts earn the ultimate badge with the rescue of their beloved camp on Upper Saranac Lake

by Christine Jerome

“Own a legit, Honest-to-God, Adirondack-Style Girl Scout Camp” read an August 4, 2011, headline in the online housing magazine Curbed. “Here’s something different,” the accompanying text went, “a full-fledged Girl Scout camp offered up as a prime piece of real estate meat.… Camp Eagle Island boasts a stone-and-timber main house—with 10 bedrooms, 14 bathrooms, nine fireplaces, and 47,153 square feet.” read more

 

Pine Cone Mercantile

Schroon Lake's charming boutique and bakery

by Jennifer Dorr

On Main Street in Schroon Lake, across from the bank and several storefronts down from a shop that sells both night crawlers and pet rabbits, you’ll find Pine Cone Mercantile, a boutique that is sophisticated, rustic and unlike anyplace else. A rainbow of indestructible Adirondack chairs made of recycled plastic line the outside of the store. This is the only plastic you’ll find at Pine Cone Mercantile, as its proprietor, Lisa Marks, is passionate about showcasing handcrafted, high-quality design items that use natural materials to evoke the wild beauty of the Adirondacks. read more

   

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