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Category - The Adirondacks

Lake Placid IRONMAN Ranked Among the Best

Feb 22, 2017

Lake Placid, N.Y. - The 2016 edition of IRONMAN Lake Placid received high marks as a race host town, based on a survey of IRONMAN competitors from around the world.

IRONMAN officials recently announced Lake Placid took the top honor of best overall bike in the IRONMAN Athletes Choice Awards. Other accolades include 5th in overall satisfaction, 6th in best overall run, 3rd in best race venue experience, 8th in best host city experience, and 4th in will recommend to a friend.

Ski Movie Night at The Wild Center

Feb 8, 2017

Tupper Lake, N.Y. - Join The Wild Center on Saturday, February 18th for an evening celebrating skiing and riding, including a showing of Matchstick Productions' (MSP) latest film, Ruin and Rose.  The night will begin with local high school student and Adirondack Youth Climate Summiteer Everett Sapp's documentary The Last Chance. Filmed and produced entirely by Sapp, the film shows the effects of climate change on the world of Nordic skiing in the Adirondacks, including a compelling call to action for his generation.

Marking the Moment: The Art of Allen Blagden

Feb 8, 2017

Allen Blagden (American, b. 1938), Victoria Crowned Pigeons, 1984, watercolor, 22 x 30 in., Private Collection, © Allen Blagden, Photograph by Don Perdue

February 12 to April 16

Glens Falls, N.Y. - To contemporary realist Allen Blagden, nature isn't just a place to go for a hike on a clear day. Being surrounded by the serenity of forests, lakes, seashores, and open fields is essential to the artist's creative spirit and sense of well-being. Marking the Moment: The Art of Allen Blagden, featuring forty-seven of the distinguished artist's works, opens to the public Sunday, February 12, at The Hyde Collection.

Cycle Adirondacks Innovates the Ultimate Cycling Vacation

Feb 8, 2017

August 19-25 event to expand guest options and grow economic impact 

Tupper  Lake,  NY  ( January  24,  2017) -  The Wildlife  Conservation  Society  (WCS)  and Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (ROOST) announced an innovative new model for Cycle Adirondacks 2017 on Tuesday from The Wild Center in Tupper Lake.

Now in its third year, the August 19-25 fully supported road bicycling tour will feature three primary hub communities - Schroon Lake, Keene Valley and Saranac Lake - with two consecutive nights at each. The result is more ride distances and options than ever by providing guests the ability to choose to pedal as few as three days or as many as six during the weeklong event.

Ticonderoga End of Winter Carnival 2017 Taking Place March 4th

Feb 7, 2017

Ticonderoga, NY - February 6, 2017 - The Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership (TMSP) Promotions Committee in coordination with the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce and Silver Bay YMCA Teen Center, as well as local businesses and organization are pleased to announce they will host the Third Annual Ticonderoga End of Winter Carnival on Saturday, March 4th from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM at the Ticonderoga Armory and Ticonderoga Recreational Areas. The carnival will offer a variety of games, indoor and outdoor activities, carnival food, and fun for all ages.

Great Shipwrecks of NY’s ‘Great’ Lakes Exhibit Visits Plattsburgh

Feb 3, 2017

The Great Shipwrecks of NY’s ‘Great’ Lakes exhibit that includes panels on Lake Champlain and Lake George shipwrecks will visit Plattsburgh, NY, from February 6 to April 28, 2017. Photo: NY Sea Grant

Plattsburgh, N.Y.  - The City of Plattsburgh, Lake Champlain Sea Grant and New York Sea Grant have announced that the Great Shipwrecks of NY's ‘Great' Lakes Traveling Exhibit will be open to the public in the second-floor atrium, adjacent to the auditorium, at City Hall in Plattsburgh, NY, from February 6 through April 28, 2017. Admission to the exhibit from 8 am to 4 pm Monday through Friday is free.

Hyde names new board members

Jan 31, 2017

Glens Falls, N.Y. -The Hyde Collection is proud to announce the recent appointment of two new members to the Board of Trustees, Ellen-Deane Cummins and Sarah Parker Ward. 

Ms. Cummins has been a summer resident of Bolton Landing for more than thirty-five years and moved three years ago from Boston to Saratoga Springs. She is an avid collector of fine art and contemporary craft, and is passionate about classical music. She has been an active member of several nonprofit organizations in New York City, Washington, DC, San Francisco, and Boston.

Amazing and Exciting Events Upcoming at The Wild Center

Jan 31, 2017

Predator Week

Tupper Lake, N.Y. - The Wild Center has some great upcoming events and programs, including Predator Week, Build a Greener Adirondacks, and Family Weekends.

Predator Week. February 17-26. Come to The Wild Center for a week of exploring the mysteries of predators in the Adirondacks. Meet fierce animal ambassadors, create creature crafts, and hone your own skills as a predator by exploring our trails on snowshoe and learning to track wild animals.

Gov. Cuomo Announces Master Plan for $32 Million "Gateway to The Adirondacks" at Northway Exit 29

Jan 23, 2017

New York-based Paradox Brewery Will Expand at Gateway, Invest $2.8 Million and Create 22 New Jobs

$32 Million Private-Public Investment to Create World-Class Recreational and Tourism Hub

Master Plan Available Here

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the Master Plan to establish a Gateway to the Adirondacks at Exit 29 of the Northway, in the town of North Hudson. Located in the heart of the Adirondacks, the future Gateway site once hosted Frontier Town, a popular theme park that has been unoccupied for years.

Governor Cuomo Announces Up to $20 Million For Major Upgrades at Gore and Whiteface Mountains

Jan 23, 2017

New Project will Create New State-of-the-Art Skiing, Lodging, Dining and Retail Facilities and Year-Round Activities at Gore and Whiteface Mountains

Expand Economic Growth and Investment Opportunities in the Surrounding Communities, Leveraging Up to $80 Million in Private Investment

Attract More Visitors and Make Upstate New York's Winter Resorts Competitive with Other World Resorts

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the state will invest up to $20 million for major upgrades at Whiteface and Gore Mountains to attract more visitors and build on the North Country's bourgeoning winter tourism industry.

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