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Mountain Day - Adirondack Region - CB Prime Properties

Mountain Day is observed on August 11 and has its origins in Japan. Why not celebrate it in the U.S. by getting out into nature?

Our real estate agents suggest the following five places to celebrate Mountain Day in the Adirondack Region.

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Island Camping - Adirondack Region - CB Prime Properties

Some of the wildest adventures in New York State await in the Adirondack Mountains, less than two hours from these Albany homes for sale. Adirondack Park spans more than 9,000 square miles, including hundreds of lakes, thousands of miles of hiking trails, and campsites beyond counting. 

It's not every day that you get a chance to camp on your own private island, but in the ADK, you can do just that. Our real estate agents are excited to share these amazing island camping opportunities in the Adirondacks!

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Nature Photography Destinations - Adirondacks Regions - CB Prime Properties

The Adirondacks have long been known for their distinctively gorgeous natural scenery—why not capture some of it in photographs for National Nature Photography Day? Many aspiring shutterbugs enjoy exploring this region to find the best spots to snap a shot. Some of our real estate agents are also photography enthusiasts who have spent a lot of time in the area. Here are some of their top picks for nature photography spots in this beautiful part of New York.

  • Pilot Knob Trail Head - 1195 Pilot Knob Road, Queensbury, NY
    The Pilot Knob trailhead is part of the short but incredibly scenic trail at the Schumann Preserve at Pilot Knob. At just 3.8 miles of easy-to-moderate terrain, this trail near our Queensbury homes for sale is perfect for beginner-level hikers. Along the way, you'll find plenty of breathtaking photo subjects, including a majestic waterfall at the trail's mid-point.

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Spot Wildlife - Adirondack Region - CB Prime Properties

National Wildlife Week is a time of year that our real estate agents always look forward to because there's no better place in New York to see wildlife than the Adirondacks. 

Encompassing over 6 million acres, Adirondack Park is the largest protected natural area in the lower 48 states, and one of the oldest Forever Wild Forest Preserves in the nation. These spots in the Adirondacks are perfect places to see New York's native wildlife.

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Moving to Albany - CB Prime Properties

Over the last couple of years, Albany has become a more popular place than ever for people searching for a beautiful, affordable home in a vibrant community with plenty to do both indoors and outside. In fact, Albany was recently ranked as one of the 10 trendiest cities with affordable homes by, and it's no surprise that New York's capital city ranks so well on the list. Our real estate agents have all of the details on why so many people are moving to Albany and why you'll love living there, too.

An Affordable Place to Own a Home

One of the first things you'll notice when you shop for Albany homes for sale is just how affordable properties are compared to so many other cities. The median listing price for Albany is $319,900, according to, which is less than half of what you might pay for a similar home in the NYC metro area. These are beautiful, modern homes—they're just a lot more affordable than similar properties that you'll find in other cities. While affordable real estate is a major attraction, people who move here quickly find many more reasons to love Albany.

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Winter Carnivals and Events - Adirondack Region - CB Prime Properties

In the Adirondacks, every season is special in its own way. But the mountains really come alive in winter. It's one of our real estate agents' favorite times of year, as the whole region transforms into a winter sports haven and becomes a wonderland of twinkling holiday lights. 

This is also the season that welcomes some of the year's most enjoyable carnivals and events. Be sure to check out these amazing winter carnivals in the Adirondacks this season!

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Fall Motorcycle Rides - Adirondack Region, NY - CB Prime Properties

There are no bad seasons in the Adirondacks. You can ski in the winter, swim in the summer, and go for a hike just about any time. But fall is, without a doubt, our real estate agents' favorite time to take a scenic drive. 

With the leaves at peak color and the cool fall air on your face, the open road brings adventure and beauty to the mountains. There are our favorite routes in the Adirondacks for a fall motorcycle ride!

  • NY State Route 30 - Northville, NY 12134
    Beginning in the community of Northville at the southern edge of the Adirondacks, NY State Route 9 arcs northward through some of the most beautiful scenery in New York. The beginning of the route is convenient to many Northville homes for sale, and the road will carry you through dense forests, cozy mountain communities, and along the picturesque shoreline of Indian Lake. The route has been nicknamed the Adirondack Trail, and you can follow it to the Canadian border if you're so inclined.

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Visiting Lake George - Adirondack Region - CB Prime Properties

Our real estate agents are always excited about the return of spring in the Lake George area. The Adirondack Mountains really come to life this time of year, and there's no better place to enjoy the cool spring breeze than right here on the shores of Lake George. 

Offering historic charm and a wealth of outdoor adventure, one of the great things about Lake George is that there's a lot to do indoors as well as outdoors. Whether you want to soak up some springtime sunshine or are waiting for some April showers to pass by, be sure to check out these great Lake George destinations. 

  • Fort William Henry - Lake George, NY 12845
    Fierce battles took place on Lake George's shores during the French and Indian War in the mid-1700s. Later memorialized in the novel and film The Last of the Mohicans, Fort William Henry was at the center of those battles. Today you can tour the reconstructed fort and learn more about its fascinating history at the Fort William Henry Museum. Guided and self-guided tours are available, and the fort is just minutes from these Lake George homes for sale.

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Spring Trails Around the Adirondacks - CB Prime Properties

There's no doubt about it. Spring is in the air. 

Here in the Adirondacks, spring creeps up on us slowly. The creeks start flowing faster, the wildlife shakes off the winter doldrums, and trillium flowers poke their heads up through the last of the melting snow. 

Our real estate agents wait for this season all year long. If you're as excited as we are, be sure to head to one of these parks and trails to see the first signs of spring in the ADK!

  • Meadow Brook Preserve - Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
    The return of our migratory birds is one of the surest signs of spring in the Adirondacks, and the Meadow Brook Preserve is a great spot to see them. Located just a short drive from these Saratoga Springs homes for sale, the preserve offers a diverse habitat of wetlands, woodlands, and meadows that support an incredible variety of native and migratory birds. The 2-mile Bog Meadow Brook Nature Trail cuts through the heart of the preserve, offering prime bird watching. At least 20 species of warblers have been spotted here, along with numerous songbirds, woodpeckers, and waterfowl.

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Outdoor Winter Fun - Adirondacks Region -  Coldwell Banker Prime Properties

Warm summer weather and vibrant fall foliage are well and good, but our real estate agents really love the Adirondacks in winter. When the snow flies and the ski lifts start lifting, there's simply no better place to be. 

The Adirondack Mountains offer an incredible wealth of winter activities, from sledding and ice fishing to snowshoeing and—of course—skiing. Check out these five amazing winter hot spots in the ADK this season!

  • Northville-Lake Placid Trail - Cedar River Rd., Indian Lake, NY 12842
    The Adirondacks are home to seemingly endless miles of hiking and cross-country skiing trails, but the Northville-Lake Placid Trail is criminally underrated. This 136-mile pathway sticks to the valleys between the Adirondacks' tallest mountains, lined by dense stands of hemlock and pine. The views along the way are breathtaking, and it's a relatively easy trek by snowshoe or ski. There are dozens of access points along the way, but the southernmost trailhead is right on Main Street in the village of Northville, a stone's throw from these Northville homes for sale.

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