so2016_abandoned-04_webAbandoned Adirondacks

Finding beauty in decay

by Lisa Bramen

A rusted motel sign or the mossy ruins of a chapel may look depressing, creepy or nostalgic, depending on the viewer. To photographer Katy Ells, the North Country’s neglected old buildings are beautiful, and a reminder of something quintessentially Adirondack: the intersection of nature and man. read more


so2016_labastille_webAnne LaBastille's Legacy

Honoring a friend's last wishes

by James Odato

Anne LaBastille surprised her friends, even years after she stopped trekking through the Adirondacks as a wilderness heroine with a German shepherd in tow. Even after her death. read more


Archived Articles

October 2015   Jazzing Up Lake George A free annual festival draws international talent
2015 Annual Guide to the Great Outdoors   Johns Brook Lodge—The Last Resort This backcountry bunkhouse doubles as base camp for countless High Peaks hikes
June 2015   Smallville The rewards and responsibilities of hamlet living
February 2015   Conservation’s Dark Side Eugenics and the Adirondack Park
August 2015   Love My Neighbors Even if they have three rows of eyes and eight legs
August 2015   Small Feats How to, where to hike with kids
April 2009   Adiwheredacks? Fuzzy geography on the streets of Manhattan
2010 Annual Guide to the Great Outdoors   Carry On A paddler ponders the St. Regis Canoe Area
August 2016   Nip Rogers The Lake Placid homecoming of an artist with a global perspective
October 2016   Anne LaBastille’s Legacy Honoring a friend's last wishes
October 2016   Abandoned Adirondacks Finding beauty in decay
2010 Annual Guide to the Great Outdoors   Sand by Me A user's guide to North Country beaches
February 1994   A Passionate Nature The consummate art of Harold Weston
December 1994   A History in Fragments Following the forgotten trail of Native Adirondack cultures
June 2016   The Best of the Adirondacks 2016 Adirondack Life readers' choice awards
2016 Annual Guide to the Great Outdoors   Boreas Ponds Off-limits for more than a century, this gateway to the High Peaks is poised to become public land
2016 Annual Guide to the Great Outdoors   Moose River Ramble
August 2016   Einstein at Play How a genius spent his Adirondack summers
August 2016   Why They Stay Soaked, shell-shocked and still here
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?