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Coooooome ooon 7s! Schenectady Casino

If you are a local, by now you’ve heard about the new Rivers Casino being built in Schenectady. It will be located at 301 Nott St, Schenectady, NY 12305,  less than 25 minutes from Mariaville Lke B&B. By the Mohawk River, the Casino is already accepting job applications. Fancy yourself a mean black jack dealer? Go […]

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White Water Rafting |Mariaville Lake B&B

If you like roller-coasters or water slides or nature or general fun, you should definitely think about going on a rafting trip. I went on my first one last weekend and I was definitely anxious about it but it was such a blast! Depending on the river, you could go through some serious rapids or […]

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Diatomaceous Earth! What is it good for? Absolutely Everything?

Diatomeceous earth. Just saying it is fun. But what the hell is it? And what do you do with it? Diatomeceous earth is a white, crumbly substance that is made from some interesting material. It’s basically crushed up diatoms. Duh. Okay, uhm, what are diotams? They are a type of phytoplankton – algae to be […]

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Howe Caverns |Mariaville Lake B&B

I would just LOVE to go spelunking. Or, even better, discover a cave and explore it by lantern light! That isn’t exactly on my agenda this week, but I did go and take a cavern tour. One of my favorite cavern tours (yeah, I’ve done a few) is just 30 minutes from Mariaville Lake B&B. […]

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NYC Ballet at SPAC | Mariaville Lake B&B

A summer schedule in the capital region always includes an event at SPAC. I wrote a blog recently about Saratoga Performing Arts and all the great music and performances they have. One of those is the time honored tradition of several New York City Ballet performances. Every year, they have a two week residency at […]

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My SCOBY is growing so big, I may need to find a larger apartment.

Kombucha (gazoontite)! Have you tried it? You’re totally going to love it – or hate it. Kombucha is a fermented tea, chock full of probiotics. Like yogurt, sort of … only with tea, and stranger (mostly because it is not as widely known or produced). This “Immortal Health Elixer”, as the ancient Chinese referred to it, […]

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Just a Little History of Mariaville

The town of Duanesburg, just a hop-skip-and-a-jump from Mariaville, was settled as early as 1736. James Duane was a mayor of NYC, and a friend of George Washington (…here, you dropped this). He imagined that Duanesburg would one day become the capital of New York – which didn’t exactly happen. Mariaville is a hamlet of Duanesburg, […]

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Camp Creek 2016 | Mariaville Lake B&B

Are you ready? It’s that time again. Camp Creek time! Everyone in Mariaville knows what Camp Creek is.  Indian Lookout Country Club has hosted Camp Creek for many years (although it has also been at other venues). It’s a three day music festival, but not a crazy large one, or one with electronic music and lots […]

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Mariaville Lake B&B ~ Before & After!

It’s hard to believe that the gorgeous Federal style building that houses Mariaville Lake B&B was not always a bed and breakfast. In fact, since it was built, it has always been a single family home. Rick & Lorrie purchased it in November 2003 from a family with six children. Over the next 9 months, […]

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~Berry Season’s Pickins ~

It’s strawberry season! You should go pick some! And I don’t mean pick them out at a grocery store, because that’s boring.   We used to go to various “pick your own” spots when we were kids. I still remember the smell of the sun baked straw that lined the paths between strawberry plants. The […]

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