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Climbing Blue Mountain: The NYSDEC Trail

Climbing Blue Mountain: The NYSDEC Trail

Oh, my aching muscles…. Blue Mountain is in the central Adirondacks. Located in Hamilton County, the peak of the mountain reaches 3750 feet (1143 meters) and elevation gain from the trail head is 1559 feet. The trail is approximately 2 miles up- you can do the math to see how steep the trail is! A […]

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The Wild Center, Tupper Lake, Part 2

The Wild Center, Tupper Lake, Part 2

This is the second installment of our fascinating trip to The Wild Center at Tupper Lake, in the heart of the Adirondack Park. Part 1 is here. After we explored the glacier display and pond aquarium, we veered off to the side to check out a natural history room. It looked much like a large […]

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The Wild Center, Tupper Lake, Part 3

The Wild Center, Tupper Lake, Part 3

You can read Part 1 and Part 2 here. The best part of our visit to The Wild Center, in my opinion, was the aquariums. The aquariums held fish native to the Adirondacks, such as different families of trout, sturgeon, turtles, and a couple of really cute otters named Squeaky and Squirt. This aquarium was […]

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The Wild Center, Tupper Lake, Part 1

The Wild Center, Tupper Lake, Part 1

It took us three hours to get here, and through bad roads at that, but we are so glad we made it! (And the roads were much better for the drive home). I want to sincerely thank Sally at The Wild Center for sponsoring our visit. My kids just love you guys. 😀 Sally gave […]

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