Is your chimney safe?

Is your chimney safe?

01 May 2017 0 Comments

I love chimneys! They add old-fashioned charm and bring warmth to a home. But, somehow, they’re overlooked when buying or renovating a home. Such is the case with ours – there isn’t a fire place in the Cottage but the chimney was used to provide heat to the entire house via forced air through an oil furnace. So
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Take a Mini Vacation this President’s Day!

06 Feb 2017 0 Comments

Who’s ready for another mini vacation?! Enjoy your upcoming three-day weekend this President’s Day by getting in all your favorite winter sports. Luckily, Mount Van Hoevenberg and Whiteface Mountain are super close to the cottages. You can cross country ski, snowshoe, downhill ski, and snowboard all weekend! The Adirondacks also offer opportunities to go ice climbing, snowmobiling, or even bobsledding if
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Baby, it’s cold outside. So get out there and ski!

12 Dec 2016 0 Comments

Baby, it’s cold outside. So get out there and ski! There’s no better place than Whiteface Mountain. It’s one of the highest peaks in New York and of course our favorite in the country. At 4,865 feet tall, it offers some pretty spectacular views and 87 trails. Since it stands alone from the other high peaks,
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Winter is Here!

28 Nov 2016 0 Comments

It snowed more than 3 feet in Lake Placid this past week with more on the way. I think it’s safe to say winter is here! Aside from bringing the best holidays with it, winter in Lake Placid means all the fun winter sports! The gorgeous Adirondacks have it all, whether you like snowshoeing, ice
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The Adirondacks: Hauntingly Beautiful & Just Plain Haunted!

31 Oct 2016 0 Comments

Happy Halloween! The Adirondacks may be beautiful but we’ve got our share of spooky history. VisitAdirondacks.com put together a great list of ADK’s top 5 haunted places. Here goes! Beardslee Castle: The dungeon of this replica of an Irish Castle is a prime spot for ghost sightings. Due to many unsettling deaths happening near the
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Hiking Owl’s Head Mountain

17 Oct 2016 0 Comments

Hiking Owl’s Head Mountain is such a treat! First of all, it’s almost a straight upwards climb through boulders, rocks, and forest. And when you make it to the top, your reward is one of the most amazing views of the High Peaks. Just outstanding! I also love that the Owl’s Head Mountain hike is shorter then most.
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Lulu, Star of Beneful!

03 Oct 2016 0 Comments

What a lucky day in New York City’s Central Park! My little 6-month-old rescue puppy, Lulu, and I went to the park one gorgeous Wednesday afternoon in August. We were walking, playing, and just minding our own business when, all of a sudden, I heard someone yelling, “Hey, can I talk to you for a minute?”
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Adirondack Canoe Classic: Paddle Time!

22 Aug 2016 0 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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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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