Although not the bustling community it was during the logging era, the Town of Piercefield has several businesses worth checking out.

If genuine custom leather products are of interest to you, the Leather Artisan is a must visit. If you can dream it, Broyce and Allison Guerette can make it for you. And take a tour of their shop while you’re there.

Right next door is the Thirsty Moose Pub and Grub, featuring good home cooking, a friendly bar where you can wet your whistle, even lodging in one of their several cabins.

Do you like Maple Syrup? (Who doesn’t?) The North and Rust families in the hamlet of Conifer still make it the old fashioned way, hauling sap in buckets and boiling it down over a hardwood fire, producing this delicious golden nectar every year. Prices are reasonable, supplies limited, so order early, or better yet, visit their operation and see how it’s done. Call 518-359-7095, 9691 or 3114 to place an order.

Don’t have room for all your stuff? Then check out Childwold Self Storage. They’re sure to be able to accommodate you for whatever you need to tuck away.

If whimsy is your thing, stop in at Jane’s Place at 11266 State Highway 3 in the hamlet of Piercefield. Her little shop is crammed full of all sorts of recycled, repurposed collectibles. You’re sure to find that item you never knew you just had to have.

One of the true gems of the Adirondacks is the Childwold Memorial Presbyterian Church, established in 1893 and now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Religious services are held at this charming little chapel every Sunday from June to September at 11:00 AM. All are invited to attend. For a tour at other times, call Flora McCuen at 518-359-7569 to make an appointment.