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Summer is not over yet. And for those looking for getaways that do not demand a ton of forethought and planning, there’s are several great places upstate. One of them is Lake George. To enjoy a quick summer trip in the Lake George Area, you first need to know about all things to do in…

Hiking, cycling, paddleboarding, relaxing spas make for a delightful Lake Placid family vacation this summer. Really, as one tourist told us, it’s a rather jolly place to visit.   Most of the world knows Lake Placid as the venue for the 1980 winter Olympics and naturally, has become known for winter based activities — Whiteface…

New York food that is native to upstate New York is often disputed because everyone wants to stake claim to the dishes. New York — the city principally but also the state — has always been the multi-cultural center of the United States and the state has benefited from the contributions of the world to…

The prospect of an Adirondacks winter weekend trip, packed with activities from skiing to ice fishing or chocolate festivals, will make anyone forget about the gray chill of New York and dispel thoughts of staying bundled up indoors. So, pack up your gear, put on a good playlist and take a scenic drive into the…

Whether you’re a hiking novice or a pro, we’ve listed the best fall hikes in New York state. If you didn’t get a chance to hike during the summer (we know, it flew by so fast!), then don’t miss the beautiful fall foliage that upstate NY hiking trails offer. Embrace the crisp morning breeze, hear…

This is an extract from “The Caveman of Pottersville – The story of one family’s mission to preserve an Adirondack treasure“. A brown, irregularly shaped hunk of fossilized dinosaur dung is circulating around the stone-floored rock shop.
The middle-school students, surrounded by shelves full of amethyst, pyrite, quartz crystals, and cracked open geodes, let their hands…

Apparently, there are many New Yorkers who are wistful about the pastoral wilds of upstate NY in summer; and they ask themselves the question, where’s the blueberry picking near me? Where do I find the farms? Is it July yet? What is it about blueberry picking that makes it a desirable experience? For one thing,…