Adirondack Park, NY | Hole In The Donut Cultural Travel
Hole In The Donut Cultural Travel
Great Camp Sagamore in Adirondack Park, New York

I swung the door wide and surveyed the rustic room at Great Camp Sagamore that would be my home for the next three days. Rich leaf green walls topped pine wainscoting...

View deck at Adirondack Museum overlooks Blue Mountain Lake

From the view deck at Adirondack Museum, Blue Mountain Lake sparkled like a dazzling sapphire surrounded by emerald forests. I contemplated the distant dusky blue mountains and tried grasp that every...

Gorgeous sunsets and strange cloud formations are commonplace over Lake Champlain

The weathered mountains of upstate New York undulate like an enormous sea serpent. It descends into the valley, dipping its dusky blue-black tail and shimmering green coils in and out of...

Queen Anne's Lace blossom with a perfect ruby red center

On my final day in the northeast corner of Adirondack Park, I walked across the street to Point au Roche State Park, bound for a narrow point that juts out into...

Dock on Piseco Lake at Irondequoit Inn

A cocoon of ethereal fog enveloped me as I walked to the end of the dock on Piseco Lake in New York’s Adirondack Park. The hush of dawn was interrupted by...

Blood red garnets scooped up from the lakeshore

Nearly twenty years ago, I met another rockhound who traded crystals with me. I was living in Arizona at the time, so I gave him copper-bearing specimens like azurite, malachite, and...