Lake Durant is where we* go camping annually and have been lucky enough to snag some of the great lake-side sites over the past few years. It’s one of my favorite state camp grounds for a variety of reasons, namely: the Northville-Lake Placid trail runs through it and it’s generally quiet, with somewhat more secluded-feeling sites. And, if you grab a lake-side one, you can put your canoe or kayak in right in front of your tent. I’ve gotten to know this lake pretty well over the years and regularly see loons and beavers. It’s a great little lake to

Today I made a whirlwind drive out past North Creek, NY (you all know nothing makes me happier than bombing up north in the early morning – this is not a joke) and bought a boat! Meet the Wildflower II. I was familiar with Hornbeck Boats as a pretty renowned Adirondack brand, but it was while I was in the hospital and idly reading things that I delved into an article about Pete Hornbeck, who passed away late last year, and really learned more about them. And I decided they sounded perfect for me. So, the other day I called