350 Park Ave, Saranac Lake, New York, 12983, United States
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A Younger Version of Me at Rainbow Falls
One of the High Falls
The Agar Camp
Travel Tips for Saranac Lake
The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival is a two-week festival of everything that means winter/snow/cold.
110 years of recelebrating winter (2007) has not diminshed the excitement that the townsfolk and visitors feel during the festivities. Parades, King/Queen elections, food vendors get things started. Then you have daily schedule of events: snow-shoe races, cross-country skiing, sledding, sleigh rides, ice skating, snowball fights. There are ice sculptures to vote on and an ice castle to explore. Semi-pro and amateur sports like hockey and snow-volleyball and broomball are open to volunteering participants. They even have stage presentations (plays, murder mysteries) and live entertainment for the enjoyment of all.
Come on up and spend a day or two. See the website below so you know which days will have the events and celebrations in which you are interested
The Adirondacks offer a multitude of choices for canoeing. Here , the scenery we experienced last month on a several hour journey.
This trip began at the lower dam at Lows Lake, reached via a dirt road off of Rte. 421 (close to Tupper Lake). The Bog River Flow provides seven miles of flatwater paddling, thanks to the construction of two dams in 1903.
From the lower dam it is a three-mile voyage to reach Hitchens Pond and the Upper Dam. We did this trip with 23 canoes as part of a family reunion. We brought a picnic lunch and paddled to Hitchens Pond, where we enjoyed a fine feast, a swim, and awesome beauty.
The trip is incredibly peaceful and beautiful; not a sign of civilization anywhere, just endless natural wonders. We saw herons and several eagles. There is no way to describe the incredible sight of an eagle soaring down and catching a fish in the pond.
For those who wish to travel further, a short carry leads to a four-mile waterway that leads to Lows Lake. Lows Lake has 39 campsites. Raquette River Outfitters in Tupper Lake can provide great advice about canoe trips, and rents a variety of canoes and kayaks.
Raquette River Outfitters
1754 State Route 30, PO Box 653
Tupper Lake, NY 12986
See the website below.
Rugged Beauty and Adventure
This is me, working up the courage to jump at the Gulch. I am fortunate to have dozens of cousings who live in the Adirondacks. All have a deep love and appreciation for the beauty of their environment, and they know of countless "secret" places like this, well off the beaten path. My suggestion-- talk with some of the locals and ask them where to find some hidden treasures.
Magic Adirondack moments
"A Mistical Moment"
This is a view on the hike to Rainbow Falls from the Ausable Club.
"Soaking Up Nature"
...in the summer of 1981.
"Dozens of Cousins"
The 75th birthday of twin sisters led to this family reunion in Tupper Lake, summer 2004. The twins are in pink. Everyone in this photo is related to me... my cousins, brother, aunt, uncle, or wife!
It was an amazing event to see so many cousins after my 20 year absence. There was a whole new generation to get to know.
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Address: 350 Park Ave, Saranac Lake, New York, 12983, United States