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Fort Ticonderoga - Carl Heilmann II photographer, Photo credit Fort TiconderogaFunding made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA)

Ticonderoga, NY - Fort Ticonderoga, a major cultural destination, museum, and National Historic Landmark, has been awarded a $10,000 Regrowth and Capacity Grant from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA). The grant funds will provide support to Fort Ticonderoga to broaden visitor accessibility both digitally as well as on-site with increased and improved wayfinding. Fort Ticonderoga is partnering with New York University (NYU) and Brawn Media to develop an improved visitor experience for all.

Photo by Bethany GrantGrant comes from the Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership for Pathway to America250

Announcing Clinton County’s Semiquincentennial Anniversary Steering Committee

Plattsburgh, N.Y. – The CCHA Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the award of a 2023 Local Heritage Grant from the Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership totaling $8000.  The purpose of this grant is to form a team, identify a leader within that team and prepare a plan to make the America250 commemoration of our nation’s founding the most comprehensive and inclusive celebration in our County’s history, using as a guide the U.S. Semiquincentennial Commission’s mission and vision.

Adirondack Experience logoConservationist and Philanthropist Edward W. McNeil

Blue Mountain Lake, N.Y. –The Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake (ADKX) will be celebrating their annual Benefit Gala & Harold K. Hochschild Award ceremony on Saturday, July 29 from 6pm to 9pm, under the stars at their museum in the heart of the Adirondacks. This yearly celebration and fundraiser highlights the organization’s accomplishments and achievements, as well as honors the Harold K. Hochschild Award recipient. This award, given annually to a different recipient, is dedicated to the memory of the museum’s founder, whose passion for the Adirondacks, its people, and environment inspired him to create the museum and establish the Adirondack Park Agency (APA). The 2023 award recipient is conservationist and philanthropist Edward McNeil.

ORDA2022vrtSki and Ride this Spring for Free on Next Year’s Season Passs 

Prices for SKI3 and Mt Van Hoevenberg Season Passes Remain the Same as Previous Year 

Lake Placid, N.Y. (March 7, 2023) - The New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority (Olympic Authority) announces that Season Passes will go on sale tomorrow, Wednesday, March 8, 2023.  

The SKI3 Season Pass combines Gore Mountain, Belleayre Mountain, and Whiteface Mountain offering 7,300+ vertical feet of skiing and riding on eight peaks, 882 acres, 32 glades, and 250+ trails, and the Mt Van Hoevenberg Season Pass provides 55km of cross country ski trails.

Wild Center logoThe Wild Center Recognized for “Excellence in Design” by Museum Association of New York and Voted by USA TODAY Readers as Second Best Science Museum in the U.S.

Tupper Lake, N.Y. – The Wild Center will be awarded “Excellence in Design” for its “Climate Solutions” exhibition by the Museum Association of New York (MANY) at the 2023 annual conference in April. The Wild Center is also extending a “thank you” to fans who voted in USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards for “Best Science Museum,” which The Wild Center came in second place. 

Lake Placid Loppet 2023Lake Placid, NY – The New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority (Olympic Authority) announces that the Lake Placid Loppet cross country ski races are returning to Mt Van Hoevenberg on February 26, 2023.

The Loppet first began in 1983 and is widely regarded as a quintessential Nordic ski celebration and a long-standing favorite among enthusiasts across the U.S. and Canada. The full day of ski race events is open to all ages and abilities, with starts and finishes in Mt Van Hoevenberg’s new stadium just outside its Mountain Pass Lodge.

Ice Golfers on Raquette LakeFebruary 18th & 19th, 2023

Raquette Lake, N.Y. – The Raquette Lake Winter Carnival will kick off on Saturday, February 18th  with youth activities starting at 11am . Games will include a sack race, sledding, tire obstacle, balloon chase, and tug-of-war.  At noon there will be a Ladies Frying Pan Toss with cash prizes of $75, $50, $25. Weather permitting, the Team Ice Golf Competition will be held throughout the day for teams with cash prizes of $75, $50, $25.

Long Lake and Raquette Lake Winter Wonderland WeekLong Lake and Raquette Lake, N.Y. – There is plenty to do in the Long Lake and Raquette Lake region from February 17th – 26th. Winter Wonderland Week offers a slate of events for all ages offering both outdoor and indoor activities. The tradition to schedule multi-events coincides with the President’s Day Weekend and February weeklong school break.

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