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Hailing from southern climes, J. Scott Parker is the resident popsicle at Mountain Lake PBS.  His mission is to find new ways for you to ride, climb and thrive in the wilderness playground available in the Borderless North.  J. Scott's segment, Wandering Compass, focuses primarily on the plethora of outdoor adventures and recreational opportunities available in and around the Adirondacks.

A Century of the Arts

For over a century, the Town Hall Theater in Chateaugay, New York, has provided a venue for spectacles of every variety. From vaudeville to cinema, the theater has continued on in its mission for over 100 years. more »

Mar 1, 2013 3:58 PM Arts & Culture

Coast Guard Contemplations - Loretta Rietsema

The Coast Guard has existed in some form since 1790. Women have filled important roles in the organization throughout that time, but it is a relatively recent phenomenon for women to hold leadership positions. more »

Feb 14, 2013 4:17 PM Arts & Culture

Igloofest Excitement!

For seven years, Igloofest in Montreal has created a unique ambience in the heart of winter. Thousands of electronic music fans gather to laugh, dance and celebrate in spite of the chilly temperatures. more »

Feb 6, 2013 11:33 AM , Arts & Culture

The Wurtele Twins reflect on their storied skiing careers

Sibling rivalries can often be intense, but Quebecers Rhona and Rhonda Wurtele take it to another level. more »

Feb 4, 2013 4:30 PM Outdoors 2 Comments

Dogsledding on Mirror Lake in Lake Placid, NY

AJ Arnold learned about the dogsledding trade from his father Mike who began providing rides on Mirror Lake in Lake Placid, NY over 30 years ago. more »

Jan 28, 2013 11:48 AM Outdoors

Birding the Adirondacks at The Paul Smith's VIC

Join Adirondack Birding Center Director Brian McAllister for morning snowshoe bird walks in search of the hearty birds that call the Adirondacks their home. more »

Jan 18, 2013 10:56 AM Outdoors

How Much Wood Could a Woodchuck Truck? - Huntington Forest White Pine Harvest

In forestry the expression "good things come to those who wait" can be taken quite literally. more »

Jan 4, 2013 2:09 PM Outdoors

Yodel-ay-hee-Ski!

Thousands of tourists alight on our region for a ski vacation each winter. more »

Dec 21, 2012 11:44 AM Outdoors

A Strumming Success - Master Luthier David Nichols

Folk artist David Nichols is a musician who can create the very instruments that he loves to play. He builds guitars that look and sound beautiful, using materials from as far away as Russia and as close as the Adirondacks. more »

Nov 19, 2012 12:56 PM Arts & Culture 10 Comments

Cap Recap (11-8-12)

THIS WEEK: Mountain Lake PBS producer J. Scott Parker, Plattsburgh Roller Derby - The North Country Lumber Jills, Ranger School, Borderless North website, Mountain Lake PBS sponsored concerts in Montreal. more »

Nov 7, 2012 7:50 PM , Arts & Culture

Festivities in the Forest - ESF, Ranger School

With only one building, the Ranger School in Wanakena, NY, is distinct as far as institutions of higher education go. more »

Nov 1, 2012 4:55 PM Outdoors

Ghost Tour

Sinister science experiments, a raging inferno and ghostly apparitions are just a few of the oddities examined on a tour with the Greater Adirondack Ghost and Tour Company. more »

Oct 17, 2012 6:57 PM Arts & Culture

Wonders in Wool! - Folk Artist Prudence Matthews

Thrift stores and closets provide the material for the the beautiful hooked rugs created by folk artist Prudence Matthews. more »

Oct 15, 2012 2:21 PM Arts & Culture

Cap Recap (9-27-12)

Cap Recap highlights the stories, events, and creative work submitted by you the viewer, web exclusive videos, and supplemental material from the Borderless North television series which premiers Thursday nights at 8:30pm only on Mountain Lake PBS. more »

Oct 1, 2012 4:52 PM , Arts & Culture

Fire, mud, and fun at the Rockeater Adventure Race!

The 2nd annual Rockeater Adventure Race in Plattsburgh, New York, attracted hundreds of participants. more »

Oct 1, 2012 4:00 PM Outdoors

Pike's Cantonment Archaeological Dig

Archaeology students and local teachers had a brush with the past this summer as they excavated sections of Pike’s Cantonment in Plattsburgh. more »

Sep 20, 2012 11:22 AM Arts & Culture

Parc Safari Adventure

Parc Safari celebrates its 40th season this summer. Producer J. Scott Parker takes us on a safari tour, meeting some of the animals who live there and the people who take care of them. more »

Aug 29, 2012 11:14 AM Outdoors

50th Annual Willard Hanmer Guideboat Races

Interactive Producer Josh Clement and Photojournalist J. Scott Parker bring us all the rowing action of this exciting North Country event. more »

Aug 1, 2012 11:15 AM , Outdoors

Rafting the Hudson River Gorge

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Rafting the Hudson River Gorge

A great way to beat the summer heat is a whitewater rafting trip on the Hudson River. more »

Jul 26, 2012 11:17 AM Outdoors