Curiously Adirondack

C'est Magnifique! Avalanche Pass Lifts The Spirits As Well As Any Summit

To get there and back requires a ten-mile hike beginning and ending at Adirondack Loj, near Lake Placid. Yet the rewards gained are as impressive as those delivered by any of the region's celebrated summits.



Producer Josh Clement introduces us to Scott Walker, one of the keepers of the locks that connect the Saranac Lakes Chain in the Adirondacks. more

Aug 15, 2016 2:19 PM Curiously Adirondack

For many in the Adirondacks, the bullhead was the first fish, the one that gave the first sweet taste of fishing and its gastronomic and spiritual rewards. more

Jul 18, 2016 1:32 PM Curiously Adirondack

Ampersand Mountain in the Adirondacks is hardly a bump on the landscape compared to the great mountains of the West. Even by Adirondack standards it's a modest peak. But its rewards are as good as it gets: rich old woods rich in birds and wildflowers more

Jul 1, 2016 3:53 PM Curiously Adirondack

At the end of World War II, Paul Casson was given advice by friends: to soothe frazzled nerves he should take up painting. More than seventy years later, he's still at it, finding joy and serenity in capturing the beauty of nature with brush and oil. more

Jun 17, 2016 1:31 PM Curiously Adirondack

Building on a history stretching back more than 150 years, the Adirondack General Store flourishes in the twenty-first century by offering the best of the old and the new. Maureen and Robert Diaz, who made a bold move from Queens to the remote hamlet more

Jun 17, 2016 1:28 PM Curiously Adirondack

A scientist turned sawyer named Ollie Burgess turns trees into rustic building materials in the northern Adirondack township of St. Armand. more

Mar 25, 2016 2:46 PM Curiously Adirondack

For years, skeptics have laughed and groaned while sightings and signs of an enormous aquatic rodent in the Adirondacks have multiplied. more

Dec 18, 2015 11:42 AM , Curiously Adirondack

Gail Doering on returning CHC retreat participants more

May 1, 2013 1:12 PM Curiously Adirondack

Ruth Ann Lavoie on connecting with other women at CHC healing retreats more

May 1, 2013 1:11 PM Curiously Adirondack

Naj Wikoff on the rich history of healing in the Adirondacks more

May 1, 2013 1:04 PM Curiously Adirondack


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Ninety-year-young lifelong Adirondack woman Mary Brockway Dufort Bomyea and her nine-year-old great-granddaughter Lennon Kathleen Clement discover that it isn’t just the children who learn from talking with their grandparents.

Paul Willcott - Featured Adirondack Blogger


GEEZERBLOCKHEAD.COM - Paul Willcott is a lapsed Texan with four degrees from the University of Texas, including a Ph.D. in foreign language education and a law degree. He is an experienced magazine writer, editor and publisher, newspaper columnist, and scholar. His blog often focuses on the Adirondack Village of Saranac Lake and Franklin Manor, a former monastery/tuberculosis sanatorium, where he and his wife, Ann, currently reside.

Exploring The Adirondacks with Colton Clement

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

My work with Interactive Journalist Sophie Blackburn!


A collection of productions featuring the always vibrant Sophie Blackburn. It's a true pleasure working with her any chance I get! Photo courtesy of Laura Carbone. L to R: Sophie Blackburn, Blues singer Alexis P. Suter, Josh Clement.