Pre-Trip Fun for Adirondack Mountains, New York
"Miracle" -- The story of the Miracle on Ice at the 1980 Lake Placid Olympic games. You don't have to have been around in 1980 to to feel the thrill of the US hockey team's quest for glory. (School-age kids and up)
"Cold River" -- William Judson's story about two kids surviving a winter parentless in the elements is uplifting. It's a little known family film, and one of the only movies ever to take advantage of the spectacular Adirondack terrain. (School-age kids and up)
Moose Munch -- Popcorn, brown sugar, butter and maple syrup makes a sweet treat named for the antlered emblem of the Adirondacks.
Trail Bars -- Buy the bars, or check out this easy recipe for portable energy while on the go.
S'Mores -- Nothing gets you in a camping mood faster than muching on one of these gooey, chocolatey, campfire treats.
"Last of the Mohicans" by James Fenimore Cooper -- The classic takes some liberties with the facts. But the book brings to life local sites that feature prominently in the French and Indian War. (Tweens and teens)
"Diary of a Northern Moon" by Gloria Waldron Hukle -- Get to know the area via Tena Waldron, a young girl who traces the mystery of her deceased father's past in the small Adirondack town of North Creek. (Tweens and teens)
"Adirondack Gold" by Persis Granger -- The trials and tribulations of a young boy living with his grandparents on a small Adirondack farm in the late 19th century. (School-age kids and tweens)
"The Adirondack Kids" by Gary VanRiper and Justin VanRiper -- Inspire kids with the odyssey of 10-year-old Justin and his quest to save some endangered Adirondacks wildlife. (Younger school-age kids)
Charm Bags -- Make one of these colorful sacs to hold all those precious treasures you find along the trail.
Bandana Sit-upon -- You may be in the wilderness, but you still need a comfy place to rest your bottom half. Make our pocket-sized pillow and any campsite is a home.