Kim Andresen

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Did you miss our top-rated social posts from the past year? We've got you covered!  Picture: Winter of our content. There's a reason people love winter in the Adirondacks. Isn't it time you discovered our winter wonderland?   Blog: Fishing with a guide Sarah and her boyfriend take on fishing with a guide.  As the snow settles in and we realize the year is quickly coming to a close, we're looking back and giving thanks for all the great adventures we've had this year. Check out these top posts you may have missed:High on the CoastCool as iceTri to discover us8 miles of... continue reading
 
Conquering the Firsts… It’s the first significant snow of the year, first weekend that Mt. Van Hoevenberg is open for the season, first time I have ever skied alone.  I woke up this morning to the magical text: 6" Sweet.  That simple text is what we've all been waiting for — it's the first significant snowfall of the year. We have permission to hit the slope/track/trail of choice for an hour or so prior to hitting the office. Our mission: check out the conditions, take pictures, report back. One of the advantages to working in a beautiful mountain town. Where to go?  I chose Mt. Van... continue reading
 
One of the best things about traveling in the Lake Placid Region is the accessibility to so many activities. We've narrowed down our favorite family-friendly short hikes — all are under 4 miles round-trip, and are located within a few minutes of downtown. They're long enough to wear out the little kids, and short enough to conquer between meals. Now it's time for you to decide which view you prefer!   Keep voting for your ADK favorites: Lake, pond, or river? Where will you reel in the big one? Favorite 6er? Which way up? Winter activities, anyone? Biking the Coast? What’s your next... continue reading
 
Lake Placid really is the perfect family-friendly getaway! As we head into the holidays, I can't help but be overwhelmed a bit with the idea of entertaining Oliver, my very active 6-year-old, for two-weeks of vacation. While I know there are many parents out there that have awesome plans of action, I am fairly new to this break in routine. So, I did some investigating, I talked to some friends, I looked back on some of my family blogs, and then I came to the realization that the problem is not going to be finding activities to keep him entertained, it's going to be narrowing down what we do... continue reading
 
While I know many folks and several coworkers that rave about extreme mountain biking, I have never been one of them. As a matter of fact, I have never actually been mountain biking. Honestly, I've been known to get nervous going off of a curb on my hybrid bike. I guess you could call me an extreme beginner. It's ridiculous, but I can trace it back to one simple event a few days after going from a kiddie bike to a grown-up 3-speed. I thought the tires were as big and sturdy as my little bike. They were not. I flipped over my handlebars going down a huge hill a bit faster than I should have... continue reading
 
Taking one for the team. Literally. So, I work with some awesomely athletic people. Really. They are always out adventuring through the backwoods, climbing the Adirondack High Peaks, paddling on Mirror Lake or waterskiing on Lake Placid, entering extreme competitions... you get the idea. I love scrolling through their posts and virtually cheering them on as I enjoy my third pot of coffee and try to invoke the energy to face my own extreme challenge: wrangling a super-active almost-7-year-old boy. Imagine my surprise one late-Friday afternoon when I was... continue reading
 
Local mom tackles 3 trails to train for a 5k — check out the routes & the results. Heck, you can even drag the kid and/or dog along (or not!) Tis the season. Or so I've been told... Time to get off my bum and get moving. For months now I've managed to do the bare minimum in exercise. Enough to keep my kid entertained and most of the dreaded winter weight at bay (notice I said, most) but not enough to ready me for the impending 5k I am signed up for — or the 10k I one day aspire to complete. To be completely transparent, for years now I have alternately used my son as an accessory or... continue reading
 
2015 Top 3 Blogs in Review We scoured our blogs for the most popular, most informative, and just downright funniest pieces from the past year. In case you missed them on the first go-round, here are our top 3 picks from the Lake Placid - High Peaks Region. Enjoy! 3. Locals know: 4 spots to discover The secret's out... The next time you get off exit 30 on the Northway and start the trip up scenic Route 73 toward the Lake Placid Region, keep your eyes peeled for these "secret" spots. Read on to find out which spots we love. 2. The case of the missing case People of a ‘certain age’ will... continue reading
 
The Perfect Getaway Are you coming to Lake Placid for an indulgent girls' weekend, a shopping spree, an outdoor adventure, or just for fun and relaxation? No matter the reason - and I know there are many - Lake Placid residents are more than happy to help you discover our secrets. And, since it's the Season of Giving, consider this my gift to you: An Insider's Guide to some of our favorite spots, adventures, activities, and fun tips.  While this virtual cheat sheet highlights just a few of the countless adventures that could be yours, I'd like to think it's a good starting point. All you... continue reading
 

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