Diane Chase's blog

I have brought my family to tour and visit the Uihlein Sugar Maple Field Station for more years than I have kept track of. We always make a limited amount of maple syrup at our own house and I like to go to Uihlein and see how effortless they make the collection of sap look. continue reading
The snow is covering the High Peaks and we pass by Whiteface to see the snow machines earnestly making sure there is plenty of snow for trails. Just a short trip from Whiteface Mountain in Wilmington is one of our favorite places to go all year round, the Jay Covered Bridge. While during the frosty months we are hypnotized by the swift current and ice formations.  In the heat of summer we are drawn to the cool waters below.  continue reading
We are gearing up for the snow with a visit to Cascade Cross Country Ski Center, outside of Lake Placid. We always update our equipment there and manage to find quite a few deals. We have even trained our children to head right back to the consignment corner. The nice thing is the staff always helps us find exactly what we need. continue reading
The main reason we drag ourselves out of our winter bed on weekends is to ski at Whiteface. We also know there are plenty of other reasons to visit Wilmington, a quiet town known for Olympic caliber alpine trails. Besides the restaurants nestled along the roadside, one favorite stop for my family is the Adirondack Wildlife Refuge and Rehabilitation Center. continue reading
It has been a few years since I've been back to Santa's Workshop. My children are a bit older and getting too tall for most of the rides. Without sounding too much like the Grinch, I was feeling like the North Pole didn't fit me quite right (most of the rides are for children 48" or smaller.) Thanks to a friend who was madly packing her children into her car to make it to Santa's Workshop, we were reacquainted with the North Pole as a family with older children. continue reading
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