Adirondack Canoe Classic: Paddle Time!

22 Aug 2016 3 Comments

The Adirondacks are one of the most beautiful places to experience fall – and what better way to do so than paddling through ADK’s pristine waters in the Adirondack Canoe Classic? The annual three day race, held from September 9th through 11th this year, takes participants along a 90 mile chain of lakes and rivers.
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Get ready for the ADK 80K August 27 & 28!

08 Aug 2016 0 Comments

The ADK 80K might just be the most cleverly named race ever, and it’s coming to Lake Placid August 27-28! The ADK 80K takes place on a figure eight of 20K loops through the 1980 Olympic trails. On August 27 there will be ultra trail run and relay races, and on August 28 there will be
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Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse Takeover!

25 Jul 2016 0 Comments

It’s that time of year again! The 27th annual Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse tournament takes over Lake Placid August 1 – 7. The tournament welcomes thousands of players and families from across the continent, with over 230 teams participating.  If you’re a spectator, admission and parking is free! So whether you’re a participant or you
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IRONMAN: Swim For Your Life!

07 Jul 2016 0 Comments

The annual IRONMAN Lake Placid is one of our favorite events of the year and it’s coming up July 24th! Thousands of triathletes descend onto the village of Lake Placid each year to swim, bike, and run for IRONMAN’s second oldest American event. We love our Ironmen and Ironwomen! The course involves swimming across Mirror Lake, biking 112
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Hike Heaven Hill

22 Jun 2016 0 Comments

Would you look at this view?! They don’t call it Heaven Hill for nothing! We made a post about Lake Placid’s best hiking trails last year, but a new one just opened. It’s time to hike Heaven Hill! Heaven Hill is one of the most beautiful trails in the village of Lake Placid. The Uihlein Foundation in Lake
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Black Flies: Lake Placid’s Own Vampires

13 Jun 2016 0 Comments

In my humble opinion, black flies are the worst blood-sucking vampires on the face of the earth! They come out at the end of spring every year and descend upon Lake Placid like locusts. Thankfully they only last for 2 to 4 weeks. Since they love damp areas and incubate in swamps and forests, they make Lake
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Setting Up Your Flower Boxes For Planting

31 May 2016 0 Comments

Now that the flower boxes are done, we’re ready to set them up for planting. To preserve the boxes, I like to put foil inside them. When you’re doing this, there are a few things to be conscious of. Make sure to use thick foil since it will be in the boxes for a very long time.
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How to Make Handmade Flower Boxes

16 May 2016 0 Comments

As a celebration for buying GO-Cottage many years ago, we decided it was time to remove our old, broken down flower boxes and build new handmade ones. After 80 years or more, the boxes were literally falling off the cottage! There was no way I was going to plant fresh flowers in them another year. Being DIY-ers
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There’s no place like bed (with great bed linens!)

02 May 2016 0 Comments

There’s no better place than your own bed! And one of the most essential aspects of a good night’s sleep is the right bed linens. Both Crate and Barrel and Ikea have great sheets for less. For inexpensive, soft bed linens, I love Ikea’s Dvala line. If you’re looking for more expensive luxury, try Pottery
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The Best Organic Cleaning Products

18 Apr 2016 0 Comments

Now that it’s spring cleaning time, it’s important to use the best organic cleaning products! I look for products that are hypoallergenic, organic, and good for the environment. They clean just as well! I love Method, Greenworks, Meyers, and Seventh Generation. One of my favorite earth-friendly products is Seventh Generation’s laundry detergent, which doesn’t contain any
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