Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Friends Lake Inn, Chestertown, New York

Author: , May 25th, 2015

Friends Lake Inn, Chestertown, New York

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Friends Lake Inn offers all-inclusive romantic getaways in upstate New York. Our historic Adirondack hotel sits across from the pristine Friends Lake and is surrounded by lush forests. The property offers two on-site dining options, including an award-winning fine dining restaurant and a welcoming taproom featuring more casual faire and regional microbrews.

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Exploring the Adirondacks

Author: , August 22nd, 2014

Adirondack ChairsAs the largest state-run nature reserve in the continental United States, Adirondack Park offers plenty of opportunity for outdoor activities, from hiking and fishing in the summer months, to wintertime skiing. Even if you find yourself near one of the park’s most popular resorts, Gore Mountain, outside of prime ski season, you’ll find plenty of other attractions to keep you busy. Here’s a sampling…

Culture: Visit the Adirondack Museum

Open since 1957, the 32-acre open-air Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Park documents the history of the people who have lived, worked, and played in the Adirondack Park. Exhibits housed in 24 buildings include a “Roads and Rails” exhibit with a walk-through, fully furnished railroad car, as well as sleighs, buggies, and the carriage that rushed Vice-President Theodore Roosevelt to a train in North Creek, New York on the night President McKinley was assassinated.

The location of the museum itself mirrors the history of the Adirondacks, which developed from a mineral and lumber resource to recreation site. The museum’s site was used first as a lumber camp, then a summer hotel, before becoming a museum. The Adirondack Museum ($18 admission) will remain open seven days a week until October 13, then reopens next May. Special exhibits on view include the Sonic Hotel: Lost and Found Sounds of the Adirondacks, an audio art exhibition.

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Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Woods Inn, Inlet, New York

Author: , July 8th, 2013

Woods Inn - Inlet, New YorkPeriodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay.

A Year Round Adirondack Destination: Located in The Adirondack mountains in Up State NY. On Fourth Lake in Inlet, New York. The Woods Inn is a newly restored historic Inn. 21 rooms, 1 cabin, the decor and generous ambiance will be an Adirondack great camp style rustic and comfortable with antiques and modern amenities.

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Upstate New York’s Summer Festivals

Author: , April 25th, 2013

New York mapLive in New York or New England and want something fun to do this summer? Check out Sherman Travel’s guide to New York state’s summer festivals:

There is a vast and under-appreciated tract of land on the eastern seaboard that goes by the name of New York state, and my family’s wanderlust for seeing more of it was ignited during a recent jaunt to Rochester and its magnificent Strong National Museum of Play.

I’m almost ashamed to admit that my knowledge of New York geography is so inferior that it hadn’t even dawned on me until after we left Rochester that I should have tacked a visit to Niagara Falls – a mere two hours west of Rochester by car – onto the end of our vacation. The good news is that we now have incentive to head back upstate – to see the falls, explore Albany, and pay our respects to Cooperstown’s Baseball Hall of Fame.

If you too have been contemplating why you don’t know New York state better than you do, think seriously about doing something about it this summer. Not only are many parts of the state perfectly outdoorsy and beautiful in the summertime, it’s also difficult to turn around without bumping into a festival or two that will likely yield quirky and highly memorable moments (see photo).

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Seven Great Adirondack Hiking Experiences

Author: , June 25th, 2012

Hiking the AdirondacksThe Adirondack Park in Northern New York is home to more than 2,000 miles of hiking trails – traversing the highest point in New York State, all the way to the southern edges of Lake Champlain.

This summer, experience the thrill of discovery on an Adirondack hiking trail – from a trek into an old “ghost town,” to the waterfalls of the St. Lawrence Seaway – find unique Adirondack attractions and family-friendly outdoor recreation.

The Top Seven Adirondack Region Hiking Experiences in 2012:

1. History, Mystery and Lore: Bonaparte’s Cave State Forest. Located in the Adirondack Tughill Region near Harrisville, the area was named after Napoleon Bonaparte’s brother who escaped to New York after the Emperor had been arrested and exiled to Elba. Rumor and historic fact merge into local lore, and legend says that Napoleon’s brother eluded capture by hiding in caves around one of the three state forest ponds. The forest spans more than 1,400 acres and includes excellent trout fishing on Green Pond.

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Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Butterscotch House, Lowville, Adirondacks, New York

Author: , January 20th, 2012

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Butterscotch House, Adirondacks, NYThe Butterscotch House was built in the 1870’s. John & Betty Schlieder bought it in 1976 and carried out extensive renovations which took approximately three years to complete. The Schlieders kept the Victorian feeling with a beautiful staircase, large rooms, tin ceiling, amazing woodwork and beautiful etched glass doors.

We moved into The Butterscotch House in October 2002 and have redone all the rooms to make them warm and inviting.

Guests are encouraged to use our common areas as well which include our formal living room with a 1800’s Square Chickering Piano. Lay back and read a book, watch TV, or have a quiet conversation with friends.

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Skiing in the Adirondacks

Author: , November 28th, 2011

Adirondacks Gay SkiingNovember heralds the beginning of winter in the Adirondack Mountains of Northern New York, and everyone – from alpine skiers and boarders, to families looking for a quick winter retreat, is gearing up for snow.

Skiing is synonymous with winter in the Adirondacks, whether tackling some of the big Adirondack Mountains , rugged backcountry or gliding along groomed terrain on cross-country skis.

Less than two hours south of Montreal and four hours southeast of Ottawa, New York’s premier ski destination awaits. Whiteface Mountain’s hometown of Wilmington offers lodging deals and a festive winter atmosphere all season long. Nearby, the village of Lake Placid offers boutique shopping, ice-skating and fine dining at Adirondack restaurants . Enjoy seasonal attractions like dogsledding, toboggan rides and outdoor ice-skating right in the village.

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