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Fifty Beds, Two Lakes, And An Otter: Bartlett's Hotel In Its Heyday, 1854-1884 | CURIOUSLY ADIRONDACK

The late nineteenth century might be called the Golden Age of Adirondack Hotels. Among the humble and the grand, one establishment stands out above all the others for its character and for its characters

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LISTEN: Oh, What A Beautiful Morning

I've been singing that Rodgers and Hammerstein lyric on bright, cheery mornings ever since I performed the song on stage in the second grade. But I ask myself: what makes a beautiful morning beautiful? more »

Nov 21, 2014 3:26 PM , Outdoors

LISTEN: The Incredible, Edible Guinea Pig

Meet the two newest members of my household: Silky and Bandit, and pair of guinea pigs. more »

Nov 14, 2014 3:17 PM , Outdoors

Long Distance Forecasters

Meet the weather experts here in the Adirondacks who are guiding ships through some of the world’s most dangerous waters. more »

Nov 10, 2014 1:52 PM Outdoors

Adirondack Exercise Club | CURIOUSLY ADIRONDACK

Hardy Adirondack Mountain folk chant 1-2-3-4 as we prepare to stay warm during cold, snowy winters that can last half the year or more. It's all about firewood: felling it, sawing it to length, hauling it out of the woods, splitting it more »

Nov 10, 2014 9:03 AM , Outdoors

LISTEN: The Trees Of Our Forests

We measure babies by length, not height. The blue whale is the world's longest animal, or at least the longest one with a backbone. What's the longest tree? more »

Nov 7, 2014 10:35 AM , Outdoors

Intervale Lowlands: Biologist Larry Master Re-Wilds 135 Acres Near Lake Placid | CURIOUSLY ADIRONDACK

In 2009, biologist Larry Master and his wife, Nancy, bought 135 acres of woods, fields, flowing water, and floodplain near Lake Placid in the Adirondack Mountains. Their mission: to make the property sing with songbirds, to convert its mowed fields more »

Oct 31, 2014 2:59 PM , Outdoors

LISTEN: Swings of The Pendulum

The balance of nature? Bah humbug. There isn't any, the late ecologist William Drury asserted. In nature, the steady state is constant change. more »

Oct 31, 2014 1:59 PM , Outdoors

LISTEN: The One, The Tuatara

Of all the unique, curious creature in the world, none is curiouser than the reptile known as the tuatara. It lives only in New Zealand. It is neither crocodile nor turtle nor snake nor lizard. more »

Oct 24, 2014 8:54 AM , Outdoors 1 Comments

LISTEN: Perpetually Seeking Salamanders

We all have our passions and compulsions. One of mine is hunting for salamanders. When I catch them, I let them go. The fun isn't in the possessing, it's in the chase. Will you join me? more »

Oct 17, 2014 11:00 AM , Outdoors

What Does The Moose Say? | CURIOUSLY ADIRONDACK

There are spelling bees. There are trivia contests. There are athletic games and lumberjack competitions. But have you ever seen and heard a moose-calling contest? more »

Oct 16, 2014 3:51 PM , Outdoors

Exploring The Adirondacks with Colton Clement

Follow Mountain Lake Moves ambassador Colton Clement around the Adirondacks and learn some things along the way!

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