Tag Archives for Upstate NY

Holidays, Holidays … the good, the bad and the ugly.

Many people spend the holidays with family – if you are fortunate enough to have the time and money to travel, or live close enough to pop in. For many families, holidays are a big to-do with a lot of time and money spent on the festivities. For others, it’s a more low-key event. Either […]

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Autumn is the best!

Summer is wonderful. It’s warm, it’s bright, it reminds you life is worth living. There are outdoor fairs, festivals and music concerts. And swimming and ice cream and fresh produce. I’m always a little sad when it comes to a close – but Autumn makes is a little easier. The quality of light changes, the […]

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Indian Summer | Maraville Lake B&B

The transition between Summer and Autumn is always an interesting one. Part of you is still up for the long days of summer with hot hikes and cool pools, and part of you is craving the days when you cozy up on the couch in a big sweater with a good book. The greenery on hikes […]

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Fall Car Show in Mariaville Lake

One of the last car shows for the season in the Capital Region is right here in Mariaville. This year it is Saturday, October 1st, 9am-2pm and is not to be missed! You don’t have to be a car enthusiast, or know a lot about cars to enjoy this event. It’s fun just to see the […]

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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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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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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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