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Paul Smith's VIC Junior ADK Program February 21

The Paul Smith's VIC has instituted a No-School Day Junior ADK Steward Program. On Tuesday, February 21, join Sarah Keyes, Paul Smith's VIC naturalist for a full day program (9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.)  of outdoor activities geared toward 6-10 year-olds. There will be arts and crafts, snowshoeing and other activities. Bring your own lunch though snacks will be provided.  The costs is $20/$25 for non-members. Call 518-327-5241 or email for more information! © 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.

Easy Adirondack Hikes: Azure Mountain between St. Regis Falls and Paul Smiths

Azure Mountain is about 2518 feet in elevation,  with beautiful views of the High Peaks region to the south and east and the St. Lawrence River to the north. Located off the Blue Mountain Rd., take NYS Rte. 458 to the Blue Mountain Rd. and travel approximately 6 miles to the trailhead. The parking lot is to the west. Our friends are going to climb Azure Mountain so we invite ourselves along for the hike. I am told it is an easy mile up . Not to underestimate my abilities but upon hearing the magic words, “one-mile” I am all for it. I can conquer a mountain; rest on top and still return for naptime.