Category: General

chopping firewood

The Art of Chopping Wood — Make Sure Your Woodpile Measures Up

In suburbia, your neighbors might say, “Wow, Mike’s lawn looks great this year!” In the Adirondacks, while we appreciate green grass, the neighbors here are more impressed by your woodpile. While chopping and stacking wood seems simple, there’s an art to making the job easier and safer. Here are some tips for building a wood […]

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Row of muddy boots

It’s Mud Season! Pull on Your Boots and Stick to the Trail

Adirondackers are fond of saying they have five seasons in the mountains — spring, summer, fall, winter, and mud. For the locals, mud season is just another natural phenomenon they take in stride. What is Mud Season in the Adirondacks? Mud season typically lasts roughly from mid-March to Memorial Day and primarily impacts hiking trails. […]

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Forest of Conifer Trees

A Quick Guide to Adirondack Conifers and Hardwoods

Nothing compares to the colorful foliage that the trees in the Adirondacks show off every fall. A big part of this beautiful natural landscape is the fact there are about 100 native species of trees in the region. But the trees you’ll see surrounding your home here in the mountains depends primarily on elevation. Keep […]

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Mike Black

Practical Tips to Make a Smooth Transition to Adirondack Life

Making your home in the Adirondacks is a wonderful way to experience the natural beauty and outdoor lifestyle that mountain living offers. But like any change of address, there are some basic ideas you should know to make the transition and daily life easier. Get an Appropriate Vehicle It’s not news that the Adirondacks get […]

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man bundled up for winter

Safely Visit the Adirondacks During the Winter

Visiting the Adirondacks in the winter can be a delightful experience regardless of the weather. Read on for tips to safely enjoy a beautiful, brisk adventure in this mountain wonderland. Winter in the Adirondacks offers adventures for the whole family. Whether you chose to ski, ice skate, snowmobile or snow hike, every day offers new […]

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Adirondack Hiking Guidelines & Safety Tips

One of the best parts about owning your own piece of the Adirondacks is having a network of hiking trails right in your backyard! Whether it’s a snowshoe trek through the woods or a summertime hike up one of the Adirondack high peaks, it’s important to follow some basic guidelines and safety tips for your […]

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Long Lake NY

FAQs About Long Lake & Long Lake Real Estate

Whether you’re looking for a quiet place to relocate permanently or you’re looking for a quiet place to get away from busy life, Long Lake has you covered. While you look at available properties in the Adirondacks, here are a few frequently asked questions we get about Long Lake and what makes it unique for […]

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