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Pay as You Wish at HydeThroughout December, admission is free at The Hyde

Glens Falls, NY—With great excitement, The Hyde Collection announces its annual Pay as you Wish admission program for the month of December. Visitors are admitted to the Museum and historic house free of charge, then if they are able, are welcome to leave a donation based on the experience. Those who choose can fill out a survey evaluating their visit.

The PavilionThe former Pell family’s summer estate home at Fort Ticonderoga is undergoing major restorations

Ticonderoga, N.Y. – Fort Ticonderoga, a premiere historic and travel destination, has been awarded $100,000 under the 2019 Adirondack Park Community Smart Growth Grant Program.

The money awarded will help support the restoration and adaptive reuse of the Pavilion, a National Historic Landmark house located adjacent to The King’s Garden on the Fort Ticonderoga grounds. The historic Pell family home was built in 1826 by William Ferris Pell and later used as a hotel. It welcomed historic figures such as Robert Todd Lincoln, the son of President Lincoln, and was visited by William Howard Taft and Alice Paul.

Noble Train Living History EventA featured one-day exhibit displays a collection of rare books Henry Knox recommended to John Adams about the art of war

Ticonderoga, N.Y. – Fort Ticonderoga, a premiere historic and travel destination, will present a one-day living history event on December 7 to highlight Henry Knox’s epic feat as he prepared to move massive cannon from Ticonderoga to Boston to force the British evacuation of 1776.

Wild Center's Youth Climate ProgramRecognized by the Department of Environmental Conservation

Tupper Lake, N.Y. - The Wild Center's Youth Climate Program has been recognized by the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) as a winner of the 2019 New York Environmental Excellence Awards. The Wild Center was named one of four innovation and sustainability leaders across New York State at the 16th annual awards celebration, held on Tuesday, Nov. 14.

Titus Mountain SnowtubingMalone, NY - Already a popular upstate New York venue for skiing and tubing, Titus Mountain Family Ski Center is raising the bar by replacing its current tubing area with a larger, faster, more convenient and more fun center to accommodate increased demand for tubing. 

It is slated to open this Thanksgiving weekend, should the weather cooperate. …

West Mountain logo2Family Ski and Riding Destination Gears Up for 2019-20 Season

Queensbury, NY---While skiers and riders wait for the first snowflakes to fall, West Mountain is busy prepping for a new season that will provide an authentic upstate experience for its guests. From new chairlifts and expanded terrain, 100% snowmaking capabilities, learn-to-lessons, after-school programs, tubing, night skiing and an up-and-coming alpine racing program, West Mountain provides the place for family fun and an exhilarating experience.

Lake Placid 40th Anniversary CelebrationThe Lake Placid Olympic legacy will be front and center during a weeklong celebration beginning February 14

Lake Placid, NY – Forty years ago this February, the Adirondack village of Lake Placid hosted the 13th Olympic Winter Games. The heroics of the U.S. men’s Olympic hockey team’s improbable win over the Russians, known as the “Miracle on Ice,” and speed skater Eric Heiden’s five gold medals helped make the 1980 Lake Placid Games one for the ages, one with an enduring legacy.

The 40th anniversary of the 1980 Winter Games presents the perfect opportunity to celebrate Lake Placid’s rich Olympic legacy - past, present and future. From February 14 - 23, the two-time Olympic village is rolling out the welcome mat and is hosting a full slate of activities that will embody the Olympic spirit - from re-living the opening ceremony and torch lighting, ice skating around the historic Olympic Oval, to skiing with Olympic athletes.

Fort Ticonderoga logoWinter Quarters November 2019 – April 2020 offers unique visitor experiences

Featuring lively living history events, engaging seminars, and specialized group visits

Ticonderoga, N.Y. – Fort Ticonderoga is launching a new schedule of programs during its Winter Quarters season. From now through April, visitors will be immersed in exciting living history events, engaging seminars, specialty programs, behind-the-scenes VIP Tours, and hands-on workshops.

Propaganda Teen Print Party3:30 and 5 pm Thursday, November 14

Glens Falls, NY — What started as an aspiring musician creating a poster for his band's gigs turned into a career for Nathan Meltz.The Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute professor was an undergraduate student at the University of Wisconsin, which has one of the nation's top printmaking programs, when his band needed advertising and merchandise.

"I applied my printmaking knowledge and that continued to evolve, until my print work was based in different social movements," he said.

Meltz will lead Propaganda Print Party, a hands-on workshop introducing teenagers and young adults to printing, at 3:30 and 5 pm Thursday, November 14, at The Hyde Collection. The free event examines the role of screen printing as a tool of social protest and cultural expression.

Lake Placid Holiday Village StrollLake Placid, NY - The Adirondack alpine village of Lake Placid invites all to experience a festive start to the season as it hosts the 10th Holiday Village Stroll, complete with holiday shopping, family fun, arts and entertainment from Friday, Dec. 13 through Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019.

Lake Placid, New York is a popular year-round vacation destination situated between two lakes, ringed by Adirondack mountain peaks with a quaint and vibrant Main Street. The two-time Olympic Winter Games host holds the distinction of being America’s first winter resort, as the famed Lake Placid Club remained open for the winter season during the winter of 1904. The area has beckoned visitors to play in the snow for over 100 years!…