Showing posts from March 15, 2015

Picture Quote: Edward Abby, Down the River

"Wilderness complements and completes civilization.  I might say that the existence of wilderness  is also a compliment to civilization.  Any society that feels itself too poor to afford  the preservation of wilderness  is not worthy of the name of civilization." ~ Edward Abby, Down the River

Adirondack Lake Placid Maple Weekend Focuses on March 28-29

Since ____ New York State has celebrated everything maple related with its annual Maple Weekends the last two weekends in March. This year, 2015, the dates are March 21-22 and March 28-29. These events encourage maple producers of all sizes to open their doors and provide individuals the opportunity to see how maple is made from tree sap collection to dress up the pancakes on the table.  For the second year, the Tri-Lakes/High Peaks region of the Adirondacks is planning to pull out all the stops with its own special Adirondack Maple Weekend March 28-29.. Maple producers in Tupper Lake, Paul Smiths, Wilmington, Lake Placid, Saranac Lake, Keene and beyond are adding extra incentives to the normal maple sap tours. Enjoy family fun activities at Tupper Lake's The Wild Center, The Paul Smith’s VIC, Wilmington's Whiteface Mountain, Lake Placid's Mount Van Hoevenberg Olympic Center Cross Country Ski Center, Saranac Lake's Mark Twain Works, Lake Placid's Cornell Ex

Craft: Make A Shamrock for St. Patrick's Day

Make this easy shamrock to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Write a message on it and give it to a friend. Make a whole bouquet for a table arrangement. Use a pipe cleaner for a stem and hang it from the door! Happy St. Patrick's Day! © Diane Chase, author of Adirondack Family Time: Tri-Lakes and High Peaks (Your Four-Season Guide to Over 300 Activities) for the towns of Lake Placid, Saranac Lake, Jay/Upper Jay, Wilmington, Keene/Keene Valley which is available online or bookstores/museums/sporting good stores. Diane is currently working on the second guidebook in the four-book series of Adirondack Family Activities.