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The Last Days of Summer & Living that #ADKlife

What a week!  The weather was spectacular - the best weather Lake Placid had all summer. The temperature was in the mid to high 70s with a few hours in the low 80s.  Sunny and warm with cool nights is typical for this time of year.  The colors of fall foliage burst through with bright reds, oranges and yellows popping across the Adirondack landscape.  The idyllic weather afforded faculty and students the opportunity to experience nature first hand. Classes were held outdoors, students had opportunities to swim, hike and take in the bountiful beauty of our campus.  Below are some highlights of the week.  

Looking ahead, the weather forecast is continued warm days and cool nights.  The entire school will take advantage of this weather today as we will all embark on the annual Mountain Day on Wednesday (September 20, 2017).  Last night the school held its first Formal Dinner. Students and faculty dressed in formal attire and sat down to enjoy a great meal made with local food. Continue reading for photos and stories from both events. 

working on summit

Andrew Gilbert '19 (foreground), Tommy Bannister '20 (Center), and Kip Morgan '20 (background) learn about the formation of the Adirondack Mountains while sitting on Cobble (Kobl) Hill.


working in sun on rocks
From left to right: Ellie Colby '21, Haley Donatello '21, and Elise Loescher '21 explore descriptive writing while being inspired by the beauty of Northwood School's campus.


Dorm Activity

On Tuesday September 12, 2017, Northwood held its first Dorm Activity night of the year. Each residence as well as the day students met to share in an activity with their housemates. The girls in the House canoed or paddled to Emma's Ice Cream, girls in the Bergamini Dormitory had a Brownie Bake-Off, the day students played mini golf at Boots N' Birdies, the West Dorm played a game of knockout basketball, while the residents of Second East played a 3-on-3 basketball tournament, and Third East traveled to Stewarts' Shop in order to get some of their wonderful ice cream.

paddling at twighlight

Boat Cruise on Lake Placid

A special thank you to Northwood alumni Steve Wilson '75 and Krissa Beamish '00 from Placid Boat Rentals.  They donated two pontoon boats this weekend so that 20+ kids could tour Lake Placid and jump off Pulpit Rock. (photo: student is mid-jump Pulpit Rock.)

pulpit roock cliff dive