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Global Warming Plays Havoc with Maple Syrup Season

The Adirondack Mountains in Upstate New York are blanketed with a forest that has been left largely untouched over the centuries. That forest is dense with sugar maple trees—the best kind from which to extract the sap that gets made into maple syrup--and long before Europeans settled on this continent, Native Americans established the process ...

Camping Better: A Bell Tent Adventure

Throughout my twenties, I went camping every so often, always the tag-along of someone who had all the gear. It was usually for just a night, somewhere within a couple hours of New York City by car. When I met my now-boyfriend of six years, the tag-along scenario became a more permanent one, and I gradually began contributing to the enormous box ...

Lake George’s Sagamore Hotel: Grand, Historic, and Kid-Friendly To a Fault

Just off the lobby of this grand old hotel on Upstate New York’s Lake George sits an overstuffed gift shop. Its inventory consists of well-made trinkets that reflect bygone notions of good taste. I’m noting it not in order to recommend you buy souvenirs there, but because it smells precisely of my grandmother’s house, unentered by me in the ...