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Ed Kanze

Author, naturalist, photographer, columnist, and Adirondack guide Edward Kanze is a 1978 graduate of Middlebury College, Vermont. He earned a B.A. in Geography and won the Bermas Prize for highest departmental honors.

Golly, Wally: Giant Beavers Still Surviving In The Adirondacks | 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 , Borderless North

For Whom The "Bel" Tolls: Saranac Lake's Belvedere Restaurant Keeps Patrons Coming Back | 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

The Fabric Of Friendship: Old Forge's Pointed Pine Quilters Join Hearts, Hands, And Fabric | CURIOUSLY ADIRONDACK

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

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 »

Oct 28, 2015 2:20 PM , Outdoors

Woods, Rocks, And A View To Live For: Saint Regis Mountain In The Adirondacks | CURIOUSLY ADIRONDACK

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

The Adirondack Mountain Village of Saranac Lake Remembers Its Curative Past | CURIOUSLY ADIRONDACK

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

What Does The Moose Say?

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

All Roads Lead To Bloomingdale: 19th Century Crossroads Village Blooms Anew In The 21st Century | CURIOUSLY ADIRONDACK

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

Asleep Beneath The Sod: Saranac Lake's Historic Pine Ridge Cemetery | CURIOUSLY ADIRONDACK

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

Kids As Pets: Why Your Next 'Dog' Might Be A Goat | CURIOUSLY ADIRONDACK

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

A Whole Lotta Flutterin' Goin' On: Butterflies Fly At The Paul Smith's VIC Butterfly House | CURIOUSLY ADIRONDACK

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

A Taste Of Oak: Adirondack Coopers Bring Flavor To Regional Whiskey | CURIOUSLY ADIRONDACK

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

Mountain Lake Journal - July 3, 2015

Curiously Adirondack: On a special 4th of July edition of Mountain Lake Journal we explore the history and natural wonders of the Adirondacks. more »

Jul 9, 2015 4:49 PM Outdoors

Curiously Adirondack Producers Discuss Season 2 of Popular Digital Series

Curiously Adirondack: On a special 4th of July edition of Mountain Lake Journal we explore the history and natural wonders of the Adirondacks. more »

Jun 26, 2015 4:22 PM Local Stories

Popular Web Series 'Curiously Adirondack' Returns! Watch Season 1 Highlights!

Announcing Season 2 of our 8-episode web series exploring the weird, wild, and wondrous world of the Adirondacks. Watch and share this Season 1 highlight reel as we gear up for another round of Adirondack inspired adventures! more »

Apr 24, 2015 2:48 PM , Outdoors

Historic Saranac Lake, Ed Kanze, Discuss New Doc The Forgotten Plague

Mary Hotaling, Amy Catania, and Ed Kanze join us at the Roundtable to talk about the documentary American Experience: The Forgotten Plague that explores Saranac Lake’s history of “Cure Cottages” & caring for Tuberculosis patients. more »

Feb 3, 2015 9:26 AM Arts & Culture

Catch Our Drift: Why Adirondackers Love Winter, Sort Of | CURIOUSLY ADIRONDACK

Do we in the Adirondacks love snow and cold? Do we hate them? Hear dyed-in-the-wool locals speak their minds about our long, cold, crystalline season of white. more »

Jan 9, 2015 11:28 AM , Outdoors

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 more »

Nov 13, 2014 6:38 PM , 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

Fledging Crow Vegetables

Tony Germano

Dirt, Food, and Friends: Fledging Crow Farm Celebrates The Harvest | CURIOUSLY ADIRONDACK

In Keeseville, on the eastern edge of upstate New York's Adirondack Mountains, a new-fangled subscription farm called Fledging Crow grows food the old fashioned way more »

Sep 18, 2014 9:43 AM , Outdoors 1 Comments

Golly, Wally: Giant Beavers Still Surviving In The Adirondacks | 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 , Borderless North

For Whom The "Bel" Tolls: Saranac Lake's Belvedere Restaurant Keeps Patrons Coming Back | 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

The Fabric Of Friendship: Old Forge's Pointed Pine Quilters Join Hearts, Hands, And Fabric | CURIOUSLY ADIRONDACK

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

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 »

Oct 28, 2015 2:20 PM , Outdoors

Woods, Rocks, And A View To Live For: Saint Regis Mountain In The Adirondacks | CURIOUSLY ADIRONDACK

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

The Adirondack Mountain Village of Saranac Lake Remembers Its Curative Past | CURIOUSLY ADIRONDACK

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

What Does The Moose Say?

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

Slimed! Adirondack Kids Love Amphibians! | CURIOUSLY ADIRONDACK

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

All Roads Lead To Bloomingdale: 19th Century Crossroads Village Blooms Anew In The 21st Century | CURIOUSLY ADIRONDACK

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

Asleep Beneath The Sod: Saranac Lake's Historic Pine Ridge Cemetery | CURIOUSLY ADIRONDACK

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

Kids As Pets: Why Your Next 'Dog' Might Be A Goat | CURIOUSLY ADIRONDACK

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

A Whole Lotta Flutterin' Goin' On: Butterflies Fly At The Paul Smith's VIC Butterfly House | CURIOUSLY ADIRONDACK

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

Mountain Lake Journal - July 17, 2015

Rail-Trail Plan, Help for Homeowners, Curiously Adirondack, Music Camp Celebrates 100 Years in Adirondacks, Bagpipe Maker more »

Jul 17, 2015 4:17 PM , , , News

A Taste Of Oak: Adirondack Coopers Bring Flavor To Regional Whiskey | CURIOUSLY ADIRONDACK

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

Adirondack Terror: The Blackfly Menace

In the Adirondack Mountains of northern New York, the most fearsome menace is...THE BLACKFLY! How are they in your neck of the woods? Do you have a special remedy to keep them at bay? Let us know... more »

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Popular Web Series 'Curiously Adirondack' Returns! Watch Season 1 Highlights!

Announcing Season 2 of our 8-episode web series exploring the weird, wild, and wondrous world of the Adirondacks. Watch and share this Season 1 highlight reel as we gear up for another round of Adirondack inspired adventures! more »

Apr 24, 2015 2:48 PM , Outdoors

Catch Our Drift: Why Adirondackers Love Winter, Sort Of | CURIOUSLY ADIRONDACK

Do we in the Adirondacks love snow and cold? Do we hate them? Hear dyed-in-the-wool locals speak their minds about our long, cold, crystalline season of white. more »

Jan 9, 2015 11:28 AM , Outdoors

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 more »

Nov 13, 2014 6:38 PM , 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

Fledging Crow Vegetables

Tony Germano

Dirt, Food, and Friends: Fledging Crow Farm Celebrates The Harvest | CURIOUSLY ADIRONDACK

In Keeseville, on the eastern edge of upstate New York's Adirondack Mountains, a new-fangled subscription farm called Fledging Crow grows food the old fashioned way more »

Sep 18, 2014 9:43 AM , Outdoors 1 Comments