Inlet Area Business Association - Featured Business

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Inlet Area Business Association - Featured Business

Each month the Inlet Area Business Association will share information with you about one or two of their paid members.

June 2017's business is:

Life in the ADKS

Life in the ADKS has been in business for almost 3 years and can be found online at and on Feacbook at  You can shop from the comfort of your home.  If you are in town during the summer months, Life in the ADKS can also be found at the Farmer's Market in Old Forge (Fridays behind the Old Forge Hardware).

What makes her unique?  Life in the ADKS is different because in addition to being an online store, it's a site that provides a forum where those who love the Adirondacks can share their own stories and photos. It's interactive, fun and educational. It keeps those who love the ADKS connected to the place where their heart calls home.

The owner Michelle Bartlett says, "I'm not from the Adirondacks but I got here as fast as I could! I am originally from Alabama; my husband was raised in the foothills of the Adirondack Park and we met in Kentucky. We both left the rat race of corporate America without hesitation when we were offered the opportunity to become caretakers for a private family Great Camp. I initially started Life in the ADKS on Facebook as a way to share my love of all things Adirondack. That turned into a blog, then a website and on-line store. I photograph amazing places inside the Blue Line and talk to the locals and tourists that I meets along the way and then I share those photos and stories on the Life in the ADKS Facebook page as well as the blog."

When asked why she loves being a part of this community, Michelle says it reminds her so much of being back home in the South. "Everybody knows everybody and everyone takes care of each other. If there is a sickness, a death, a birth or a need of any kind, the community pulls together to help. If there is a celebration to be had, the whole community celebrates with you. It is truly a unique place to be and I can't imagine being anywhere else."