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Kayak & Canoe Camping, Hiking, Backpacking, Exploring a GHOST TOWN! Henderson Lake, High Peaks Wilderness, Adirondacks, Newcomb, NY

Kayak & Canoe Camping, Hiking, Backpacking, Exploring a GHOST TOWN! Henderson Lake, High Peaks Wilderness, Adirondacks, Newcomb, NY

Henderson Lake located in the High Peaks Wilderness area of Adirondack Park in New York is surprisingly, delightfully wild, considering the fairly easy access!

Hidden in plain sight near a very popular Adirondack High Peaks hiking trail head, we have been alone on Henderson Lake more often than not. It is a definite family favorite hiking, paddling and camping spot we will make time for every year.

Boasting beautiful swimming coves (with BIG rocks to canonball from!) and a fun marsh maze to follow, Henderson Lake in the Adirondacks is a fun, engaging paddle for those with little ones.

On a calm day, the mountains, cliffs and dense vegetation surrounding Henderson Lake reflect so deeply in the glassy water, looking down at them gives you vertigo.

Then there are the VIEWS….WOW! Spectacular views of some of New York state’s tallest mountains, in every direction, from pretty much anywhere on the lake.

The lake is so amazing I nearly forgot to mention…just before parking, you can explore a ‘ghost town’! The remains of the Adirondack mining town of Tahawus can be seen as you near the Upper Works trail head parking lot. Tahawus is part of a very significant event in American Presidential history.

A few details, stats, and photos, then on to the VIDEO!

Henderson Lake, High Peaks Wilderness, Adirondacks, New York – About the Paddle: 

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25 Christmas Stocking Stuffer Gift Ideas Outdoor Lovers ALWAYS need!

25 Christmas Stocking Stuffer Gift Ideas Outdoor Lovers ALWAYS need!

Are you the ‘Indoorsy’ type shopping for an ‘Outdoorsy’ loved one, friend, or coworker? Not sure what your favorite hiker, backpacker, kayaker, hunter, fisherman, prepper or survivalist in your life already has or may still need? Just looking for some last-minute items to fill out that Christmas stocking? We’re here to help! THE MOST ABSOLUTELY EPIC THING ABOUT THIS…Continue Reading

A Family-Friendly Getaway: Review of ADK’s Adirondak Loj & Wilderness Campground on Heart Lake

A Family-Friendly Getaway: Review of ADK’s Adirondak Loj & Wilderness Campground on Heart Lake

WHERE: The Adirondak Loj & Wilderness Campground at Heart Lake, Lake Placid, NY 1002 Adirondack Loj Road Lake Placid, NY 12946-0867 Google Maps Directions RESERVATIONS: 518-523-3441 Or Review Accommodation Choices and Book Online! I know I have posted here and there about this place, but it’s time for a full-on review and tour. Because we love…Continue Reading

Trail Tip Tuesday: Ten Tips For The First Family Backpacking Trip

Trail Tip Tuesday: Ten Tips For The First Family Backpacking Trip

“Can we do that again, Mom?” Extended wilderness stays can be challenging to plan for seasoned outdoor veterans. Taking the family along for the first time can be nerve wracking! Here are some tried-and-true tips for taking first-timers on a backpacking trip that made all the difference for us on Dora’s first trip.Continue Reading

THURSDAY THRILLER TIME! A Recent Bigfoot Sighting in the Adirondacks??

THURSDAY THRILLER TIME! A Recent Bigfoot Sighting in the Adirondacks??

Let’s play a game…we all have our opinions on this one!!! 🙂 Watch the video below, tell us what you think (or tell us yer BEST Bigfoot sighting story!) of it in the comments below, and you just might win a copy of “Told Around The Campfire“, a great collection of stories told by Henry Van Hoevenbergh,…Continue Reading

Wednesday Weekend Warrior Post: Family Car Camping at Moreau Lake State Park!

Wednesday Weekend Warrior Post: Family Car Camping at Moreau Lake State Park!

WHERE: Moreau Lake State Park 605 Old Saratoga Rd. Gansevoort, NY 12831 FOR MORE INFORMATION: http://nysparks.com/parks/150/details.aspx In my backyard, unbeknownst to me, for a large portion of my life! Whether you are looking for a place to spend a day or the entire weekend, this lovely little New York State Park has it all: A small,…Continue Reading

June Newsletter subscriber Giveaway! A Car Camping Chef Table & Organization Station!

June Newsletter subscriber Giveaway! A Car Camping Chef Table & Organization Station!

WHOOP! It’s that time again! Here is our June newsletter subscriber GIVEAWAY! A Car Camping Chef’s Table and organization station! No more hunting for utensils and pots, and no more hanging your trash bag from a tree! Continue Reading

The Bog River Flow: Kayak Camping at Hitchins Pond, Bog River, Low’s Lake, Adirondacks, NY

The Bog River Flow: Kayak Camping at Hitchins Pond, Bog River, Low’s Lake, Adirondacks, NY

***UPDATE 4/7/17*** A video tour of the Bog River Flow is now posted on our YouTube channel! The video features footage from the hike to Low’s Ridge [a.k.a. Hitchens Pond Overlook], paddling almost the entire length of the Bog River Flow, and several campsites. I have added the video to the end of the post as…Continue Reading

APRIL 2015 Subscriber Giveaway! A Dutch Oven Campfire Chef Kit!

APRIL 2015 Subscriber Giveaway! A Dutch Oven Campfire Chef Kit!

Here is this month’s subscriber giveaway! This GIVEAWAY Package Includes: Continue Reading

A Quick Girl’s Beach Camping Trip on Assateague Island for Spring Break!

A Quick Girl’s Beach Camping Trip on Assateague Island for Spring Break!

Dora had her Spring break last week, and I was able to get a few days off to spend some much needed girl time with her. My baby will be 10 soon, and this year has been especially hard for me….she is growing up so fast! Spring in this area is insanely beautiful….when it isn’t…Continue Reading

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