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If you're like me, the idea of a hike sounds amazing; the beautiful outdoors, fresh air, and a new adventure is the perfect way to exercise and get the most out of a summer day. However, if you're also like me, you may not know the first thing about hiking.

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For my first date with my boyfriend he wanted to take me on a hike up Prospect Mountain. I'm more of a wine and dine kind of girl, but this sounded like an exciting alternative to a first date. I wore jeans with no belt, Tom's slip on shoes, and a flannel (looking cute is important, right?) and I was mortified about 30 minutes into our trip.

As I laughed to cover up my shortness of breath, heaved my pants up every two seconds, and found reasons to fall behind (like taking in the view) I realized I was not prepared at all for this journey. I "made up" lunch plans I had with my aunt and ditched out on our date early; as I climbed down the mountain, I prayed that he believed me.
As time goes on, people are slowly but surely realizing how important it is to "go green." Whether it is taking a bike to work one day a week, recycling used bottles, or grocery shopping with a reusable bag, every little bit counts when reducing our population's carbon footprint.

Almost everything you can think of has an"eco-friendly" alternative. Now, thanks to BLD (Blue Line Design) Clothing, even the most extreme tree-hugger can be a fashion lover! Blue Line Design & Apparel is a new, active-lifestyle, eco-conscious clothing company that is sweeping the Adirondack Park!

We all have that Ron Swanson type in our lives: the guy you see frequently starting fires with just two sticks, the guy who has built his own canoe - twice, the guy who truly doesn't need a map - he's made his own. If you're not essentially an Adirondack Paul Bunyan, you might be surprised to that you can still learn these 5 essential old school Adirondack skills.

The imaginative Wild Walk we reported on last year makes huge strides as it receives $250,000 from the North County Regional Economic Development Council (NCREDC).


The Adirondack's own Whiteface Mountain and local photographer Charlie Samuels are featured in the February issue of Road & Track magazine!
Help create a documentary and send Annie In The Water across the country to help outdoor tourism.
In the last five years, the State has been slowly purchasing over 69,000 acres of land in the Adirondacks. As the State struggles to grapple management of the tens of thousands of acres they've acquired, residents and conservationists have begun to speak out in defense of the land's preservation. 
This Labor Day, instead of kicking back by the pool, kick butt on the course! We're talking 80 kilometers in a figure-8 design featuring $8,000 in prizes in 8 categories. Intrigued? We thought so!

Lake Placid will hold the first-ever ADK 80K endurance race on the Mount Van Hoevenberg trail August 31 & September 1, 2013.

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4,867 feet in the air, the new multi-media exhibit at Whiteface Mountain opens June 20th, making this the highest museum exhibit in New York State!

keenebarn2.jpgThe Keene New York Barn is in desperate need of repair and with enough interest, it can be saved! 

At the intersection of Routes 73 and 9 in Keene, New York, you will pass an old Keene Barn that has quite noticeably seen its share of Adirondack weather.

With its sagging roof and weathered red paint, set in an overgrown field with a backdrop of evergreens and mountains, this old Keene Barn is a photographer's dream. In fact, Adirondack photographer, Carl Heilman II was one of the first ones backing the rescue of this old barn.