Smoky And Sweet

Family business offers flavors of the Adirondack Coast.

Seasonal Sips

Get a taste of the North Country’s finest wine.

Are You Lucid?

How a Home-grown, Genre-blending Band Charmed the Norteastern Music Scene.

Sanger’s Sugar House

Located in the heart of West Chazy, Sanger’s Sugar House is known for its family-oriented atmosphere and delicious maple sugar. Walter Sanger, the original owner, purchased the farm and land in 1924. A year later, he began what would become a three-generation business — making maple sugar. “Sangers have made maple syrup from these trees ever since,” Kim Sanger said, the current co-owner with her husband Lee Sanger, son of Ben Sanger. Visitors often look forward to Pancake Weekend, an annual event where pancakes, applesauce, sausage, coffee, milk and Sanger maple products are served. Pancake Weekend began in 1970 when…

Fort Blunder

During the Revolutionary War, the British invaded the United States, and during The War of 1812 they invaded New York. President Monroe decided New York needed defense. In response, Fort Montgomery was constructed in 1816 to strengthen the country’s military capabilities and to ensure the British would never launch another invasion on the United States again. President Madison’s administration named Fort Montgomery in honor of General Richard Montgomery, an American Revolutionary War hero. Fort Montgomery was placed on Island Point, a small peninsula protruding out into the northernmost end of Lake Champlain. When finished, the fort would be shaped like an…

The Adirondack Art Trail

The Adirondack Regional Art Trail creates a new way for visitors and residents to experience the arts in the greater North Country region. Established in part by the Adirondack North Country Association, the trail consists of hundreds of individual artists and their studios, art organizations, galleries, theaters, museums, events and other related cultural and artistic activities. Champlain Valley is one of the nine major regions that are  part of the trail. People can experience art at various places in Clinton County, such as the Alice T. Miner Museum, the Nina Winkel Sculpture Court in the Plattsburgh State Art Museum, the…

Trekking the Adirondacks

Rattlesnake Mountain, Poke-o-Moonshine Mountain, Lyon Mountain, and Silver Lake Mountain

Made for Royalty | Paying Homage to Nigerian Culture

On command, a model sashays across the floor in a fitted gold mermaid-styled gown. Reflecting light along the way, the satin train smoothly follows her. Gold lace wraps her shoulders. As she gracefully poses, designer Osayame Uzamere makes a video on his cell phone.

Seeking Serenity | Peru’s Roadside R&R

Vines strung tree to tree form an arch at the entrance. A handful of birdhouses and more than 10 wind chimes hang from branches around the garden, setting a peaceful mood. The Serenity Garden’s aim is right in the name: serenity.

Ice Cold Beats | Montreal’s Below Freezing Music Festival

Each winter, Igloofest gathers together thousands of electronic music fans to dance under the stars at Montreal’s Old Port. The concert features the mainstage, where the international EDM and techno DJs are performing, and a second stage highlighting local DJ’s from the Montreal area.

Living Wild | Preserving the Adirondacks One Step at a Time

The Adirondack Park is comprised of 6.1 million acres of rivers, lakes, mountains and a variety of wildlife and ecosystems. Covering one-fifth of New York state, the park is the largest publicly protected area in the contiguous United States, greater in size than Everglades, Glacier, Grand Canyon and Yellowstone National Parks combined.