The Adirondack Park is filled with a lore unlike anywhere else in the world. Maybe it’s the beauty that surrounds the Park thanks to the thousands of mountains, lakes, and rivers within. Maybe it’s the history of woodsmen struggling to survive in a place that’s been aptly nicknamed, “dismal wilderness.” Hard to say, really. But everyone who visits this rugged, beautiful mountain country will agree; there is a mystery about the Adirondacks.
In this collection of spooky and supernatural stories set in the Adirondacks – and perfect to tell around a roaring campfire – author James Appleton taps into the lore of the Park from its well-trodden towns and trails to hidden places off the beaten path. Adapted from Appleton’s popular podcast, Adirondack Campfire Stories features spooky stories, both fiction and non-fiction, that take place in the mountains, on the trails, and at the lakes of real places here in the Park. Tapping into the folklore of this majestic region, Adirondack Campfire Stories will give readers haunting experiences under the stars for years to come.
James Appleton is a licensed outdoors guide, and grew up in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains in Lake Placid, NY, where he lives with his wife and three daughters. He is the host, producer, editor, and writer of The 46 of 46 Podcast, the premier outdoors podcast of the Adirondack Park, which brings the mountains, trails, lakes, and stories of the Adirondacks to thousands of listeners. Appleton is the author of the ebook From 1-to-46: A Complete Guide to Climbing the 46 High Peaks.