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Posted on Wednesday, June 25th, 2008.

Clarence Petty

Inspired by StoryCorps participants here in Saranac Lake like Clarence Petty, who will be 103 in August and attributes his health to spending so much time hiking in the mountains and wandering through the woods…

Peter Roland and Peter Roland, Jr.

…and Peter Roland, 84, who came in with his son Peter Roland, Jr. to talk about their lifelong passion for skiing in the slopes of the Adirondacks…

…Yuki and Jenna decided to try to live like these healthy, happy locals and explore the Adirondack Park, in which Saranac Lake is located. They went hiking, boating, nature appreciating, wildflower picking, grilling, swimming, and s’more making. It then occurred to them that if they always lived like this, they too would make it to 103 years old!

3 Responses to “AdirondAcktivities”

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  • Yuki and Jenna were totally professional and the StoryCorps interview we did was very cool. I am glad that they got to experience some of what makes us foolish enough to live here. I hadn’t really thought about the 103 years thing, but I am half way there…….

    Peter Roland, Jr.
    Lake Placid, NY

    Comment from Peter Roland on September 10, 2008 at 7:43 pm - Reply to this Comment
  • Nice ! ! !… Just….Nice ! ! !

    Youngstown, OH

    Comment from Michelle on July 10, 2008 at 9:27 pm - Reply to this Comment
  • You totally inspired me! I have to get out of the city!!
    Adirondack Park is gorgeous!
    Brooklyn, NY

    Comment from Marisa on June 26, 2008 at 12:03 pm - Reply to this Comment

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