The Shoe Doctor | Saving Shoes One Sole at a Time

Mark Meschinelli has dedicated his life to the art of resurrection. At this small shop in downtown Plattsburgh, Meschinelli is reviving the lost art of shoe repair by way of resoling that favorite pair of climbing shoes.

Rockin’ the Boathouse | Lakeside Lodging with a Valcour View

The Valcour Inn and Boathouse, built in 1904, sits on the western shore of Lake Champlain in Peru, New York. The nine-acre estate offers year-round lodging and hosts various social events from April to mid-October.

Therapy Two Stories Up

(DoNorth/Kayla Breen) Two stories above downtown Plattsburgh in a rustic brick-walled room of the Adirondack Wellness Alliance, Kristin Moore skillfully massages a completely-relaxed client. Moore practices extreme focus and precision in tailoring her touch to her client’s specific needs. “I think that labels like ‘deep-tissue’ or ‘Swedish massage’ are just guiding terms,” Moore says, beginning to explain her massage method. “For me, it’s all about understanding each unique client’s body, muscles and needs.” Moore’s talent in feeling for problem areas is so advanced that she practices reiki, a Japanese technique utilizing touch to transfer energy which alleviates stress and promotes…

Cycling the Saranac

The sun sets. The lake’s reflection mirrors the sun’s orange, reddish-hues as the clouds gather. Isaac Hardy adjusts his helmet. His red-and-yellow checkered skinsuit stands out on this cloudy day. Gracefully, he mounts his bicycle and glides down the Saranac River bike trail.

Biodôme and Planetarium

  (DoNorth/Jessica Blondell) From the corners of the continents to the ends of the universe, Montreal delivers an escape from the cold outdoors during the winter and spring months. Watch a star show across the Milky Way to Mars or venture through ecosystems from around the world. It all begins at Montreal’s Space for Life. Space for Life includes all things flora, fauna and extraterrestrial. Humans can connect with the natural elements that surround them as they explore The Biodome, Insectarium, Botanical Garden and Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium. Planetarium Inside the Milky Way Theater at the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium,…

Au Bord du Lac – Rouses Point, NY

  (DoNorth/Kayla Breen) Au Bord du Lac is a cozy lakefront bed and breakfast situated on the northwestern shore of Lake Champlain. The four-bedroom establishment in the village of Rouses Point sits back from the road a bit and offers seasonal views of the lake in every room. A large wrap-around porch offers visitors stunning views of the sunrise over Vermont’s Green Mountains and the lighthouse on Windmill Point. Owners Anne and Bill Carey offer a continental breakfast and serve coffee, tea, water and juice throughout the day. Originally, the building was a private residence. It was later transformed into…

Mike Richter’s Love of Green

Hockey player turned green activist shows us how he reduces his carbon footprint.

Lyon Mountain Skiing

Speed down the slopes to catch the amazing view of Lyon Mountain.

A Day at Bluff Point

Bluff Point melds history with gorgeous golfing scenery.

Climbing the Ice

Follow the journey to the top as a beginner climbs up the side of an icy mountain.

Geocachers in Love

Adirondack couple find each other through geocaching.