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Sit back, relax, and discover the Adirondacks with us at Northwood Cabins. Located one mile east of Tupper Lake on Route 30 we are  your gateway to the Western High Peaks.  Enjoy the fresh Adirondack breezes from your own front porch or a peaceful early morning paddle from one of the many boat launches located near us.

Our Adirondack cabins provide a nostalgic experience with all the modern amenities.  The  cabins sleep 2-4 people, have their own private bathroom and all linens are provided.  Also all of our cabins  are equipped with AC/heat, refrigerators,  flat screen TV’s with cable  and have wifi access. Two cabins offer full kitchens and a separate bedroom.

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1 day ago

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"... but I'm funny how, I mean funny like I'm a clown, I amuse you? I make you laugh"

We continue to work on our fire towers, this time with a trip up Owls Head. Now the thing is there are as many Ow'ls Heads as there are Mud Lakes in the Adirondacks. So when you mention that you're thinking about doing Owl's Head to someone it is like a scene out of "Goodfellas." The one where Henry Hill and Paulie are talking about Billy Batts getting "whacked" but don't want to mention his name.

PAULIE: What did you hear about that thing?
HENRY: What thing? The Brooklyn thing?
PAULIE: No. No. The guy from downtown.
HENRY: The guy from near where Christi used to live?
PAULIE: No. The other one. The one who disappeared up the block
from Christie. The one they made a beef on.
HENRY: Oh Him.
PAULIE: You know the one I mean?
HENRY: Oh yeah. Sure. That guy. I know him.

ME: What did you hear about that hike?
HENRY: What hike?,The bushwhack thing?
ME: No. No. That's Owl's Pate, the one up north.
HENRY: The one from down near Keene? The one closed on the
weekends?"
ME: No. The other one. The one with the fire tower, in Long Lake.
HENRY: Oh that one.
ME: You know the one I mean?
HENRY: Oh yeah. Sure. That one. I know it.

So we loaded all our "gear" in the trunk of the car and headed down to Long Lake. The forecast was for clouds in the morning with the cloud cover clearing off in the afternoon. So we waited and didn't get started until 11am. It is a 3.1 mile hike up to the top With the exception of a short steep climb up from the road, it is flat wide trail to the junction with the trail to Lake Eaton at the 1 mile mark. The next mile is still an easy walk as the grade increases gradually.

The last mile has you climbing steadily to just before the site of the old ranger cabin. There it levels off a little before the final rock scramble to the top. The tower sits on a semi open summit with great views to the west and south, a climb to the top of the tower provides 360 degrees views.

A pamphlet provided by the Friends of Owl's Head provides compass bearings to the eight other fire tower mountains that you can see from the top. These include Blue, Gore, Snowy, and Arab. There is a nice open area just below the tower which offers great views of Long Lake with Blue Mt. looming in the distance.

6.2 miles RT with about 1500ft of elevation. It took us about 90 minutes to reach the top.

This make 15 for us. Soon we can get our patch...it's kind of like the hiking equivalent of being a "Made Man"
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5 days ago

Northwood Cabins

Can we talk...

Marcy wanted me to let you know, the weather is perfect and the fall colors are starting to appear but time is running out. We have less then three weeks until we close for the season. We have a couple of cabins available this Friday due to cancellations, other then that the weekends are pretty much full. Mid week is wide open, avoid the crowds, call in sick, Marcy said she would write you an excuse.

She's not mad...just disappointed because you haven't called yet.
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