Lake Clear Lodge Blog
Check out the latest at the Lodge and in the area. Featuring local adventures, history, stories, and more.
The Hays Brook Truck Trail
Check out Bob's go-to cross-country ski near the Lodge: the Hays Brook Truck Trail. Just 10 miles down the road from the Lodge, it's a popular spot for the locals and usually has some of the best conditions in the area.
1920 - 2020: Celebrating 100 Years As An Adirondack Great Lodge Speakeasy
As the end of 2019 nears, the feeling blows in of “out with the old and in with the new.” It hits me often during the year too and I have come to call it an “entrepreneurs restless wind.” It seems as if you can’t become complacent, it’s not in your genes. You are always analyzing, contemplating.
Backcountry Cross-Country Skiing
Now that we are into November, I tell myself that this is the time to get some things done that I have put off all summer. But while I'm raking leaves or winterizing the lawnmower, there are enticing thoughts creeping into my consciousness of the coming snow!
An Annual Fall Ritual: The Lighting of the St. Regis Fire Tower
This week Ernest is talking about the past, present, and future of the St. Regis Fire Tower, which can be seen from our lakefront. Why were fire towers created? What was their importance? What's next for the St. Regis Mountain Fire Tower? Ernest answers all these questions and more!
Top 5 Fall Foliage Paddles (2019)
This week we asked Bob what his top five fall foliage paddles would be, and he delivered! If you're visiting the Adirondacks for Fall Foliage season and love paddling, you definitely need to check these out.
Paddling Upper St. Regis Lake
The Adirondacks are steeped in history. And the best place to visualize historic “great camps” is right close by on Upper St Regis Lake.
Hiking Ampersand Mountain
The Ampersand Mountain trail, at only 2.8 miles one way, is a shorter climb than St. Regis (see previous blog post) and it starts out with a long, fairly level teaser of a walk.
Walks North of the Lodge
Sometimes you just want to go for a nice walk in the woods - not a commando assault on Mt. Huge. Here are a few suggestions for a pleasant stroll close to the Lodge! Of course, there is the old railroad bed and onsite trails, too.
Visit the Adirondacks for Outdoor Recreation…and Food!(?)
When thinking of our area, we often recognize first New York State’s only wilderness canoe region, 18,000 acres with four seasons of outdoor fun. This incredible paddling with a unique portage experience, back-country skiing, hiking, snowmobiling, and biking are just a taste of the seasons of fun.
Want to hike the Adirondacks with your family but don't know what mountains might be kid-friendly? Bob does, and here are his top three! Great for family picnics, scenic views, or a fun day in nature.
Cooking & Recipes
Adirondack Fish Rosti - Signature Recipe & Video
It's Spring here in the Adirondacks, which means it's fishing season! We have one group of guys that just checked in who have been coming for over 26 years, and while they probably won't give you their secret fishing spots, I'm happy to provide you a recipe for when you have good fish!