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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Looks like the OKTUPPERFEST fairies have paid us a visit, and left us a surprise. Unlike, say the tooth fairy, these don't have wings or fly, and they don't leave money under your pillow. Instead they drive cars and leave signs in your front lawn. They most likely wear lederhosen and dirndl and drink beer. But we already knew it was happening, we had read the article in the Tupper Lake Free Press already.

Don't worry if you go you don't have to wear lederhosen, but hey its the one time of the year you can and no one will care. Hope to see you there.
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Whoooo's head? Owls Head.

Just like Deer Pond, Panther Mt., or Mud Lake, if you plan to climb Owls Head you need to be specific because there are way too many of these in the Adirondacks. For this hike we chose the Owls Head Mt. in Keene. The main reason was that the trail which crosses private land will be closed later this month, likely for good. It seems the land owners in the area have finally had enough of inconsiderate hikers blocking their driveways and leaving trash along the road, go figure. There is talk of a reroute on state land but we did not want to take the chance, I'm not getting younger, and whooo knows how long it will be before they cut a new trail.

The other draw is that it's a short trail only .6 miles to the top. We added another .25 by parking on Rt 73 to avoid any issues with the landowners. It is a steady climb on fairly eroded trail. The last .2 miles includes a bit of rock scrambling to the top of a semi-open summit. There we found evidence of what I would guess was Colvin's survey, a copper marker in the rock and three anchor points forming a triangle.

We also found great views, not only on the summit but at the multiple ledges and rock outcropping we found along the way up.

The ADK Guide to the High Peaks Region describes Owls Head as " A near perfect little hike for children..." and for old inn keepers too. It will be a shame if this mountain is closed off to the public.

The colors are not near peak yet, but give it a week and they should be. Sunny and highs in the 70's for the next 5-6 days. We are full for the weekend but have room for you during the week. Come on up and beat the crowds. We saw a total of 6 people on the mountain.

Oh...no Marcy today, she had a procedure last week. She's doing well but the doctor said no climbing or swimming for a while. She's resting comfortably.
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