It’s a big weekend in Tupper Lake! The Tinman competition brings LOTS of people to the area and it looks like the cyclists are already on the roadways warming up. The route between Cranberry Lake and Tupper Lake is marked at the mileage points, and tomorrow we will see a huge crowd. This events draws participants from Florida, Michigan, New Jersey, Montreal and all over New York State.
Summer is here! Black flies are gone, and it is great to have a chance to kayak on the lakes, take out the fly rods and go for long walks and hikes. The region offers lots to do. A favorite stop is the Wild Center, and when the otters decide to entertain, they are fun to watch. The Bog River Flow is an incredible canoeing route into the remote Low’s Lake where it’s possible to catch big bass, see eagles and hear loons call. From Low’s Lake, a fantastic canoe/portage route travels through the Five Ponds Wilderness area and ends on the Oswegatchie River near Wanakena. This morning on my way to Tupper Lake, a big black bear ran across the road in front of me! He/she was in a huge hurry and disappeared into the woods.
It seems like just the time we, in the Adirondacks, get into our “full-summer” mode, the fall shopping catalogs come out! The fall Cabela’s catalog just arrived in the mail, and I am not ready to think about a change of seasons. A good friend once described the summer season as a series of weekend days. June is Friday night, July is Saturday, and August, with just a hint of cool evenings and some color in the trees, reminds us of Sunday and time to think about returning to our work schedule for the week.
I’d like my Friday night of June to last a bit longer.