Northward Ho

(series in progress)

The Adirondack mountain range of upstate New York has long served as a haven for New Yorkers. Heading north has been a time honored way to escape the crush and din of the city and enjoy some outdoor adventures with good friends and family. These old Adirondack motels capture the spirit of that adventure, promoting themselves as gateways to a land more wild and exotic. With Lake Placid having hosted two winter Olympics, many of the inns and motels riff on the culture of alpine Europe, offering a taste of an exotic world to the average American. Sadly, as tastes change and tourists head to balmier destinations, these historic examples of mountain culture have been slowly fading into obscurity. I hope to preserve a photographic record before they disappear completely, so that we may be inspired to head out into our own unique mountain adventures.