If you love crisp, tart apples. If you love crisp, sweet apples. If you’d like to pick these apples yourself, come to the Adirondacks.
Picking apples at one of several apple tree farms in the region is an activity the whole family can enjoy, from toddlers (they can pick up good apples that have fallen to the ground), to teens, to Mom and Dad, on up to grandparents. Apple picking makes for a good second or third date (you can tell a lot about a person depending on if he loves sweet apples or she prefers them tart), as well as something to do before or after picking the perfect pumpkin, making your own scarecrow, and eating apple pie fresh out of the oven. Continue reading
If you need a reason to visit the Adirondacks, read along with us as we count the top 10 reasons to visit the Adirondacks. Continue reading
This gorgeous sunset photo was taken at our lake last week by Troy M. Cusson.
Lapland Lake Nordic Vacation Center is located in the tiny town of Northville, NY, one that Adirondack.net calls a “true Adirondack village.” Right on the shores of the Great Sacandaga Lake, Northville provides residents and visitors alike the opportunity to go sailing, fishing, boating, hiking, bicycling, and golfing in spring, summer and fall, and ice fishing, skiing and snowmobiling in winter.
Northville was first settled by Europeans around 1786 (although some areas south were settled earlier, around or about 1762). Native Americans lived in the area for centuries prior to the Europeans’ arrival. Continue reading
Maple sugar: the very term conjures up visions of bundling up in warm clothes, hiking in a forest and then “tapping” a maple tree for its delicious sap.
It’s evocative of Vermont and the New York Adirondacks in late winter and early spring. Skiing. Sledding. Ice Skating. Hot chocolate in front of a crackling fire.
Used as a traditional sweetener in the Eastern part of the U.S. and Canada, maple sugar was first used by Native Americans. It came to be known to European settlers for the first time when the second merchant ship built in the English Colonies (Blessing of the Bay) carried the sweetener to New Amsterdam (on the southern tip of Manhattan Island) from the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1631. Continue reading