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The High Peaks Resort Compass

Welcome to High Peaks Resort's official blog, where we'll share with you the best places to go and things to do during your stay in the Adirondacks. On top of all of our resort amenities, the Adirondacks are home to six-million-acres of wilderness – we want to help you explore the best of it during your stay at High Peaks Resort. Read below for our latest updates from your trusty crew at The Compass.

Matty's Scrumptious Buttermilk Flapjacks
Mar. 21, 2017
As spring starts to warm the Adirondack Mountains and our maple trees begin to wake from their winter hibernation, local sugarhouses begin to produce Adirondack liquid gold - in hues from dark amber to fancy light. Enjoy Matty's scrumptious buttermilk flapjack recipe and treat yourself to pancakes as delicious as the maple syrup you drizzle (or pour) over them.
Adirondacks for Elephants
Feb. 14, 2017
If there is one thing I'll happily never get used to, it is the feeling that accompanies you down the road less traveled. It is a feeling of curiosity and discovery, that can't quite be explained. If you've ever strolled the perimeter of a particularly commanding structure, like New York City's Cloisters or Quebec City's Château Frontenac, and felt the flutter of intrepid exploration before daring to enter, then you know what I'm talking about. For hundreds of years, explorers and day-travelers alike have explored the Adirondacks, and I expect nearly all can cite an addiction to feeling dwarfed by nature as the chief inspiration. It certainly was mine when I reached out to my neighbor, noted Adirondack naturalist Ed Kanze, in search of adventure.
Professional Advice for Planning Your Storybook Wedding
Jan. 18, 2017
It is February, and from the Adirondacks to Zürich, what does February mean? Someone you know is probably starting to plan a wedding; maybe it's you! If you are just beginning the planning process and don't know where to begin we have a few ideas of where to start.
Photographing a Historic Adirondack Experience
Dec. 31, 2016
One of the most unique sightseeing opportunities in the Adirondacks, Tom Semeraro's photo tour of Ausable Chasm is a wonderful adventure year round, no matter what your level of interest in outdoor recreation may be.
Recipes for Your Thanksgiving Table
Nov. 15, 2016
Thanksgiving is approaching and that can only mean one thing - someone is going to be spending long hours in the kitchen. Of course, Thanksgiving doesn't have to be stressful; you can have it right here and not have to lift a finger! But for those who aren't able to get away for the holiday, we think these recipes will be a great addition to your Thanksgiving table.


Lake Placid Activities
Check out all the fun things to do in Lake Placid and the Adirondacks during your stay at High Peaks Resort.
Contact Guest Services
A visit to the Adirondacks can be any thing you would like! Our concierge has relationships with our region's most prominent and sought after professionals and organizations to provide you with limitless ways in which you can enhance your visit. If you are interested in information on Adirondack activities, don't hesitate to contact us!