Weekend Getaway: The Adirondacks

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Summer is the perfect time to plan those weekend getaways, and our country is full of great escapes to explore. Last week I headed up north to camp in the Adirondack Mountains – a perfect getaway destination. The mountains, rivers, and lakes are immediately relaxing. We set up camp in Wilmington, NY right near Whiteface Mountain and Lake Placid. It was the perfect spot to explore the village of Lake Placid and to get in good hiking and fishing. The town is full of cute shops, Olympics memorabilia, nice people, and even a pile of snow they keep year round. We shopped local specialties to picnic and grill (look out for this weekend’s recipe!) You can even bring your dog into most places, so bring the trusty friend along if you go. I had Abigail, and she had a blast getting down and dirty in the mountains. One day we hiked Whiteface, the tallest mountain in the region. She made it the whole way =). I highly recommend the challenge if you’re up to it. The view and sense of accomplishment are surreal and invigorating.

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My beer, the Ubu Ale, was named after a local legendary dog =)

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Abigail, always thinking she’s the star of the show…

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Almost to the top!

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“climbing mountains is hard work, give me food!”

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It’s not often you get to enjoy nighttime in the middle of the woods – talk about a getaway…

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Taylor -June 24, 2011, 12:03PM

Awesome photographs! :)
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Erin -June 24, 2011, 12:12PM

I go to Lake Placid every summer.. its one of my favorite places i’ve ever been! So calming, its a nice little detox from the real world

Anonymous -June 24, 2011, 5:59PM

what kind of camera do you use for these shots ? :)

Anonymous -June 24, 2011, 7:06PM

♥ the photos..awesome!

fp naomi -June 24, 2011, 7:07PM

I have a canon rebel digital slr :)

Anonymous -June 24, 2011, 7:08PM

♥ the photos..awesome!

Farjana -June 24, 2011, 7:40PM

Beautiful pictures! My favorite is the second to last one.

BohoQueen -June 24, 2011, 8:56PM

Beautiful! I’m going to NY this summer, and definitely want to visit the Adirondaks.

alexazandra -June 30, 2011, 12:25AM

what campground did you stay at?

Adam -August 16, 2011, 12:58PM

Love the outdoors up there and you’re highlighting my favorite beer, Ubu. Some Philly stores are carrying it now, but definitely available at the beeryard off of 30. Named after a dog, loved by Clinton & The Boss.

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