Tuesday, November 1, 2022

The Place I Live: Upper Saranac Lake

joan grabe photo of saranac lake
Since mobility issues have kept me from even the lowest peaks and even worse, out of my beloved Upper Saranac Lake, I had to turn to another way to enjoy my beautiful setting. And that turned out to be the people I have met since we built our house in 2008.

They are either my neighbors or the amazing people in the organizations of which I have been a member or supporter – The Adirondack Chapter of the Nature Conservancy, AdkAction, the Adirondack Health Center, Historic Saranac Lake, Mercy Care and the Adirondack Foundation. They are simply, the finest, most dedicated and nicest people ever.

I am co-chair with former State Senator Betty Little of the Cornerstone Campaign of the Adirondack Health Center so I spent my summer drinking wine, eating hors ‘d oeuvres, and speaking about the campaign at various events in the TriLakes. Never broke a sweat ! But I met so many wonderful people and fellow residents who love the Adirondacks and want to help their communities even if they are seasonal residents.
I treasure every day I spend up on the lake and I am so grateful that, even though I cannot lower myself into a kayak anymore, I can rise to hug a friend.
— Joan Grabe
Upper Saranac Lake photo courtesy of the author

Editor’s note: Share what you love about your part of the Adirondacks. What makes it special? Send your “The Place I Live” commentary to Melissa Hart: editor@adirondackalmanack.com.

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The Adirondack Almanack publishes occasional guest essays from Adirondack residents, visitors, and those with an interest in the Adirondack Park. Submissions should be directed to Almanack editor Melissa Hart at editor@adirondackalmanack.com

2 Responses

  1. Phil Fitzpatrick says:

    Sending hugs from Rhode Island.

    May your inspirational gratitude be contagious

  2. Nancy Keet says:

    That’s the great thing about the Adirondacks. Beautiful vistas and lovely places to hike and paddle and the people who volunteer to help their neighbors and local institutions

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