Before I began working for the Lake Placid Land Conservancy and moving to a small farm in Westport for the summer, I had never spent more than a day in the Adirondack Park. Now, as I approach the two-month mark of living and working here, I feel very much at home. The great natural beauty of this area and the kindness of the communities I’ve been living and working in make the Adirondacks an easy place to love. Something I’ve come to admire about the local residents of the Park is the way they love to share their personal favorite spots in the area with newcomers like myself, a trait that has brought me to so many places I may never have seen otherwise. It seems like everyone I meet has a great recommendation for a hike, a swim, a view, a farmstand, something totally unique to the Adirondacks. So in the style of the Adirondack locals who have shown me so many memorable places, I would also like to share a few of the best spots of the area, in my outsider’s opinion.