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DIGITAL ONLINE SERIES: Short stories of the wild, weird, wonderful Adirondack Mountains and the hearty, hardy people who call them home. Produced by Intergalactic Producer Josh Clement and Adirondack Guide and Author Ed Kanze. Listen to their weekly podcast All Things Natural and watch Josh's Borderless North Online videos by visiting mountain lake.org/bn

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

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

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. more

Jun 17, 2016 1:25 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

May 11, 2016 4:36 PM Mountain Lake Journal

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

Satisfying Adirondack appetites and quenching thirsts since 1933, the Belvedere Restaurant throbs with activity in the heart of Saranac Lake. more

Nov 26, 2015 8:55 AM , Arts & Culture

In Old Forge, on the Adirondack Mountains' wild and beautiful western side, the Pointed Pine Quilters have been getting together to make magic from fabric---and thread---since the midpoint of the twentieth century. more

Nov 6, 2015 4:30 PM , Arts & Culture

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

Oct 28, 2015 2:20 PM , Outdoors

Tucked here and there among the celebrated Adirondack forty-six high peaks, lesser mountains offer hikers bigger bangs for the energy required to climb them. more

Oct 23, 2015 8:25 AM , Outdoors

Most of us have heard William Faulkner's famous line about the past not being dead. His wisdom is nowhere more apparent than in the Adirondack Mountain village of Saranac Lake. more

Oct 21, 2015 10:17 AM , Arts & Culture

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

Sep 10, 2015 7:46 AM , Outdoors

Adirondack kids can't resist slimy things that hop and crawl. Join three warm-blooded young naturalists as they hunt for frogs, toads, and salamanders. Don't think amphibians are cool? Maybe we can change your mind. more

Sep 3, 2015 11:00 AM , Outdoors 2 Comments

If Thornton Wilder had looked a little farther west, he might have set his Pulitzer Prize-winning play "Our Town" not in Grover's Corners, New Hampshire but in the Adirondack Mountain village of Bloomingdale. more

Aug 28, 2015 3:08 PM , Arts & Culture

Saranac Lake's Pine Ridge Cemetery sprawls over a sandy hillside in the heart of the village. more

Aug 21, 2015 9:21 AM , Arts & Culture 1 Comments

In the Adirondacks, people love their pets. Some of them---the pets, that is---weigh two hundred pounds or more and thrive on pine needles, poison-ivy, and other delicacies you can't buy at the mall. more

Aug 21, 2015 8:58 AM , Outdoors

Out in the Adirondack wilds, we see plenty of butterflies: one here, one there, one on sunny days just about everywhere. To learn about their lives and lore and to see a variety up close, there's no better idea than to visit the Butterfly House. more

Jul 31, 2015 5:09 PM , Outdoors

Along a country road and down a long gravel driveway, Adirondack coopers Bob Hockert and Justin Bidelspach make world-class barrels fit for aging fine whiskies. more

Jul 16, 2015 10:04 AM , Arts & Culture

Veteran's Coming Home is a national project to bridge the military/civilian divide. MLPBS is proud to be a part of this effort.