I’m not good with regular blog programming – like to be a little bit more free form. However, I had an idea and thought it would be fun to post now and then, if not exactly weekly.
When we were first discovering the Adirondacks, one of the things I noticed was this – The guidebooks, for the most part, only tell you about the major attractions. Yet, many of the stories you hear involve off-the-beaten-path locations. I’m not much of a bushwhacker or climber, but I certainly have a list of my own not-in-the-books favorites.
Interested in visiting some lesser known spots? I’ve started a Google Map –The Adirondack Sneak & Stealth Map. I’ll be adding new stealthy spots every so often and posting about it. Get out there and have fun!
This Week’s Stealth –
Black Pond – Whether it’s for canoeing or just to take in the view, this is one of the most beautiful small ponds in the St. Regis area, plus – easily accessible from roadside. Added bonus – the drive up Keese Mills Road is gorgeous.
Norman Ridge Road – Best Autumn leaf viewing in the Adirondacks, hands down, and the view turning East on Norman Ridge Road from Route 3 is stunning.
Donnelly’s Corners – The region’s premiere soft serve (hotly contested), served up at the appropriately named Donnelly’s corners, with a view across the Valley to Whiteface Mountain. The drive up Route 86 is absolutely awe-inspiring.
Hiking the New York Central – A nice easy flat hike along the old track bed, from Lake Clear to Gabriels, in reverse, or beyond. Be sure not to miss the “Beer, Lake Clear, 6 Miles” sign on your way down from Gabriels. Beware of serious buzzers during bug season.