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NYS Tourism Excellence Awards LogoTroy, NY – The Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (ROOST) wins three honors during the 2021 New York State Tourism Excellence Awards, recognizing the work the organization accomplished during 2020. 

Destination marketing organizations, museums, attractions, and other tourism-related businesses from around New York State gathered virtually at 11:30 AM on Thursday, May 6 for the annual awards ceremony, hosted by the New York State Tourism Industry Association (NYSTIA). The awards were juried by an impartial panel of industry experts under the auspices of NYSTIA. This year, nominations for the awards were up 250% over 2019 and the judges were challenged by both the volume and the caliber of the entries.

Dr. Fedi in period dressScheduled for May 17th

Plattsburgh, N.Y. – An overview of the life of Plattsburgh’s medical pioneer, Dr. William Beaumont, will be presented by Dr. Paolo Fedi, May 17th, 6:30 pm, at the MHAB Life Skills Campus, 14 Dormitory Drive, Plattsburgh (off New York Road, then Idaho Avenue). 

Dr. Beaumont was declared by SUNY Plattsburgh, during their dedication of the Beaumont Building, to be one of the greatest physicians in world medical history for his study of the human digestive process.

Wild Center logoProvides one-of-a-kind outdoor-only experience

Tupper Lake, N.Y. – Following its annual month-long closure for spring cleaning, The Wild Center is excited to reopen on Sat., May 1, 2021. As a continued commitment to the health and safety of visitors, staff and the wider community, the nature-based science center will be operating as an outdoor-only experience for the time being. In addition, they will maintain their enhanced operational procedures and cleaning protocols including timed ticket reservations, limited capacity and the use of face coverings.

Fort Ticonderoga - ChappelFort Ticonderoga Opens to Visitors on May 1st

Ticonderoga, N.Y. – Fort Ticonderoga opens its gates to visitors on May 1st to begin the 2021 daily campaign season which extends from May through October. Daily programs bring to life epic chapters of history and signature stories through new interactive programs and world-class museum exhibits, boat tours aboard the Carillon, living history events, special programs, lush gardens, Mount Defiance tours, hands-on family activities, hiking trails, and more.

Whiteface Club & ResortWith COVID still in consideration, iconic club to offer all services

Lake Placid, N.Y. – One year after the outbreak of the coronavirus, the Whiteface Club and Resort in Lake Placid is about to enter the 2021 spring and summer season with operations much closer to normal than in 2020. Last year, the sister property to the nearby AAA Four Diamond Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa, entered the great unknown as did all resort operators, with nary a single notion as to what was about to occur.

North Elba, NY - The Town of North Elba will enter a long-term lease agreement with the New York Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) for their use of the former Lake Placid Memorial Hospital property. The Town took over ownership of this property in 2019; this ownership will be retained and ORDA will lease the site for 50 years with a 50-year renewal for the purpose of expanding the Training Center. ORDA will be responsible for the removal of the current structure, relieving the town of the financial burden of this undertaking, while upgrading the property to enhance the sports industry in the region.

No Quarter two-day living history event May 8-9, 2021Join Fort Ticonderoga for “No Quarter” a two-day living history event May 8-9

Ticonderoga, NY – Fort Ticonderoga presents an exciting two-day living history event “No Quarter” May 8-9, 2021, recreating the American capture of Fort Ticonderoga on May 10, 1775. In this weekend-long event, visitors will experience “America’s First Victory” from the perspectives of both the British Garrison and the Green Mountain Boys and come face-to-face with the historical characters including Ethan Allen and Benedict Arnold.

Copyright Fort Ticonderoga, Photo Credit Carl Heilman IIOffering 2000 acres of Historic Landscape, Gardens, Battlefield Hiking Trail and Many New Programs

Must-see destination offers guests of all ages endless adventure starting May 1, 2021.

Ticonderoga, N.Y. – Every day is an event at Fort Ticonderoga and every year is a new experience. The historic site, museum, and family destination that encourages visitors to build their perfect adventure in America’s most historic landscape, opens for the daily visitation season beginning on May 1st.

Fort Ticonderoga and Mount Defiance will be open for visitation Tuesday-Sunday from 9:30 am until 5:00 pm (last ticket sold at 4:30 pm). Tickets are encouraged to be purchased online in advance by visiting www.fortticonderoga.org.

Park TheaterGlens Falls, N.Y. -- The Park Theater is pleased to host Rochmon Record Club for a series of listening parties from April-June 2021 featuring a selection of classic albums! The doors open at 6:30pm and the event will begin at 7pm. Ticket Price: $12 per person. On April 28th, The Park Theater will present the next event in their ‘Dinner & A Movie’ series featuring science fiction drama, Arrival. There will be a special 3-Course Prix Fixe menu presented by executive chef, Matthew J. Delos, featuring a selection of delectable dishes.

Militia Exhibit_April Digital CampaignOffering a unique virtual experience with programming, lecture series, social media events, and other activities

Ticonderoga, N.Y. – Fort Ticonderoga continues its Digital Campaign - an exciting virtual experience featuring interactive programming, engaging lectures series, and creative at-home educational activities and resources.  

The unique virtual opportunity brings the layers of history and natural beauty into homes across the globe. Fort Ticonderoga staff continue to press forward with their commitment to providing resources and entertaining programs to engage, inspire, and give context to the world around us.