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Adirondack Dog Sledding

January 16th, 2009 · 1 Comment · News

Mitch wrote:
February 21 & 22 2009 Cool Adirondack Info

Sat & Sun:
ADIRONDACK BANK NY State Championship SLED DOG RACES Both Days beginning at 9:00 AM. Start/Finish Line behind Murdock Trucking/Cindy’s Tanning & Fitness Center, Limekiln Road (near The Ole Barn). Races will run until they run of of teams.

BOOK SALE 11:00 AM-3:00 PM at the Inlet Public Library.
BONFIRE begins at Noon with free cocoa & donuts at Fern Park.
INLET PTP SKATING PARTY 1:00-3:00 PM with music & refreshments at Fern Park.
NOAH’S ARK ANIMAL WORKSHOP 2:30-5:30 PM at the Inlet Town Hall. Make your own stuffed animal with the Inlet Youth Commission.
BOOK SALE begins at 5:00 PM with free hot dogs & cocoa at Arrowhead Park.
FIREWORKS over the frozen snow & ice begins at 7:00 PM at Arrowhead Park.
WINE & CHOCOLATE SAMPLING after the fireworks at Matt’s Draft House.

SLED DOG AWARDS CEREMONY after the races at the Start/Finish Line.

Free Sledding, Ice Skating, Snowshoeing & Cross-country Skiing at Fern Park (ice skate, snowshoe & ski rentals available locally, bring your own sled)

Those sleds are flying! Here’s video from last year:


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Insane or Johnny Depp?

January 15th, 2009 · 3 Comments · News

I’m just asking?

Update: From a reader

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Winter In The Adirondacks

January 14th, 2009 · No Comments · Adirondack Life


Sleigh Ride - Saranac Lake - NY - 1895AMPERSAND, N.Y., Jan. 26. — For the past week fine clear, cold weather has prevailed, and the air has been of that bracing kind that only those who have been in the Adirondacks in the Winter know of. The last four nights the mercury has been below zero, and the ice on the lakes and ponds is from ten to twelve inches in thickness.  The last four nights the mercury has been below zero, and the ice on the lakes and ponds is from ten to twelve inches in thickness.  The sleighing on Saranac Lake, from one end to the other, is superb, and the driveway in the afternoon presents a pretty sight, with its many handsome turnouts filled with pleasure seekers.

The present season is by far the gayest Winter ever seen here.  That the Northern Woods is a good a place for those seeking health and pleasure as a warmer climate has been fully established and is beyond doubt.  The toboggan slide in front of the Hotel Ampersand, running down the lake, has been a source of much pleasure.  Instead of using toboggans here, small bobs, holding about six, have taken their place.  After reaching the ice they run for about half a mile.  A good-sized place is kept on the lake clear from snow for skating.  A number of the young men stopping at the hotel spend their mornings in hunting foxes and rabbits, which gives them an appetite that is something appalling.

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