First things first: We drove to Racquette River Outfitters in Tupper Lake and traded in our very heavy, red, 1993 Old Town canoe for a much lighter, mustard yellow, 16-foot kevlar, Adirondack We-no-nah canoe. After a trial paddle, Harry gracefully fell into the lake (he was okay) - that didn't stop us from buying the new canoe!
The Wenonah was not as stable in the water as our Old Town, but the trade-off for a lighter weight was important to us. We ended up canoeing more this vacation because the canoe was easier to get on and off our car. Thanks Anne and Casi!
|almost at Cascade's summit|
|Cascade Mountain summit : 4.8 mile round trip : 4,098' elevation : Ascent 1,940'|
There were a lot of people on Cascade's trail. Luckily we timed it later in the day and avoided groups and early bird hikers.
|Jones Pond, Saranac Lake, NY|
|Great Blue Heron - Jones Pond, Saranac Lake, NY|
In Saranac we strolled in and out of galleries. We especially enjoyed meeting and touring Mark Kurtz's photography studio. He has taken many impressive photos for Adirondack Life Magazine.
|La Tartine Mediterranean (hummus, zucchini, peppers) at Left Bank Cafe, Saranac Lake, NY|
We stopped in to browse and met Cris Winters, artist and owner of Art at the Pink House. Cris showed us her studio and the recent fiber creations she was making using botanical leaves and natural dyes on fabric. Click here to visit her blog and learn more about her art.
I'm sure some of you want to hear more about the Adirondack FOOD. We are foodies at home and when we go on vacation, I try not to take too many food photos; but we did take a few and we do have our favorite restaurants. How about you? If you visit the Adirondacks, where do you like to stay and what restaurants do you recommend? We know there is much more to discover.
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