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Ride the Train for Pleasure and Health

November 1st, 2013 · Adirondack Life

These paper drinking cups, manufactured by Stone & Forsyth Co., are at least 100 years old. By 1914, they were replaced by the “Baldwin Finback” which were more “Convenient, Hygienic — Safe”.

Delaware & Hudson Paper Cup


Water Drinking in Public Places - ExcerptStone & Forsyth Co.

The Delaware and Hudson R.R.

I guess with all the sick heading to the mountains to “take the cure”, it really was best to avoid spreading germs. Read more about Water Drinking in Public Places.

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Beautiful Adirondacks

October 4th, 2013 · Adirondack Life

Without doubt, one of the best vids of the season. (via

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Riding Bikes Will Make You Live Longer

September 11th, 2013 · Destination Marketing

Le P’tit Train du Nord Linear Park and here.

A tourist and recreational trail designed along an old railroad between Bois-des-Filion and Mont-Laurier, this 230 km (143 mi) corridor provides a north-south crossing through the magnificent Laurentian region. Summer activities include cycling, hiking, and inline skating; winter activities include snowmobiling between Labelle and Mont-Laurier (93 km/58 mi), and cross-country skiing between Saint-Jérôme and Val-David (40 km/25 mi, classic and ski skating); mechanical maintenance and easy level. All along the trail, railway stations have been renovated and many have been converted into welcoming cafés and rental and repair shops for sports equipment.

And it’s true, cycling can extend your life: Tour de France Cyclists Live Longer

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The Adirondack Experience

August 7th, 2013 · Destination Marketing

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Have a Seat

June 10th, 2013 · Adirondack Life

Adirondack Chairs - Blue Mt Lake

This is my favorite design.

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Adirondack Rail Controversy

May 23rd, 2013 · Adirondack Life

Rail or Trail or “First-world Problem”?

All the “very cool, passionate, community-minded people” on both sides seem to have ignored a third-option – Rail-biking.

Richard B. did this back in the 90’s – A Ride on the Adirondack Railway.

Rail-bike at Stillwater Reservoir

Rail-bike at Stillwater Reservoir.
Photo courtesy of: R. Bentley

Non-motorized Re-Use. Leave the tracks. Get rid of the train. A healthy, cost-efficient, and non-polluting activity.

Look what they are doing in Korea –

As far as I can tell from my very brief research, Lake Placid, NY to Remsen, NY could be the longest Rail-biking trip in the world. Ride On!

Norway, Sweden, Belgium, Austria, UK, and FRANCE!!

Enjoy these Rail-biking videos.

Anyway, don’t do this here – you could get injured or die.
It might be illegal too, you could get arrested.

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Red Fox

May 22nd, 2013 · Adirondack Life

Red Fox

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