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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.

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

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

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: 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

, Outdoors

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

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

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

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

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

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