Menu Close

Category - The Adirondacks

Fall Color Map, Week of Sept. 19-25Color Changes Also Reported in Catskills, Thousand Islands-Seaway, Capital-Saratoga, Finger Lakes and Greater Niagara Regions

 Albany, NYThis is the second 2018 Fall Foliage Report for New York State. Reports are obtained from field observers and reflect expected color conditions for the coming weekend. Fall Foliage Reports are issued every Wednesday afternoon. 

Picturesque fall colors will continue to make their first appearances across New York State this weekend, with some areas of the Adirondacks approaching midpoint of change, according to observers for the Empire State Development Division of Tourism’s I LOVE NY program.

In the Adirondacks, Franklin County spotters in Tupper Lake expect foliage heading toward midpoint of change this weekend, with 35-40 percent color change and fall colors of muted canary, goldenrod, maize, pumpkin, russet, cranberry and cerise. Spotters in Saranac Lake also expect conditions approaching midpoint with 40 percent color change. There is still a lot of green, but vibrant shades of red are emerging from the red maples, and sugar maples are showing various hues of yellow and orange.

I LOVE NY Logo - stackedAdirondack-themed Gateway Supports Regional Tourism and Products

NEW YORK – September 20, 2018 – Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the opening of a new state-of-the-art Adirondacks Welcome Center rest area in Queensbury, Warren County. The Welcome Center will serve as a comfortable, modern gateway to the Adirondacks region, promoting local attractions and providing a family-friendly respite for travelers heading into New York's six-million-acre Adirondack Park, the largest publicly protected park in the contiguous United States.

"Tourism is a key economic driver for New York, and the new Adirondacks Welcome Center will attract even more new and returning visitors to enjoy the unparalleled views and countless outdoor activities offered in this region," Governor Cuomo said. "This new gateway will provide millions of Northway travelers a warm welcome as they arrive to the beautiful Adirondack Park, driving tourism and promoting economic growth across our great state."…

Homeschool Day To Act as One United Body ProgramTiconderoga, N.Y. – Fort Ticonderoga will host Homeschool Day for homeschool students and their parents on Friday, September 7, 2018 from 9:30 am-5:00 pm. Homeschool families will participate in interactive and immersive programs, visit museum exhibitions, and explore the historic site, including the King’s Garden, Carillon Battlefield Hiking Trail, and the Heroic Corn Maze. Other special opportunities will also be available during the “To Act as One United Body” program and aboard the Carillon tour boat.

Mirror Lake Inn Resort - Photo Courtesy of Mirror Lake InnFour Diamond Lake Placid property finishes #2 in the nation among top waterfront resorts

Lake Placid, N.Y. – Earlier this summer, the Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa in Lake Placid was notified by travel editors from USA Today that it is one of the 20 best waterfront properties in the country. From the initial editor’s list, a reader’s poll would determine the USA Today 10Best in that category.

Thanks to strong support from its guests and followers, the only AAA Four Diamond lodging and dining combination in the Adirondacks collected a silver medal among the national paper’s 10Best waterfront resorts in the USA.

ROOST snowmobile surveyIndian Lake, N.Y. - A study conducted jointly by the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (ROOST) and the Indian Lake Chamber of Commerce confirms that snowmobilers contribute to Hamilton County communities by generating overnight stays at local hotels and motels, and dining in restaurants. 

Of the snowmobilers who completed the survey, more than one-third of them stayed overnight, booking an average of 2.85 nights with an average party size of 4.2 people.

Witherill HotelPresentation by author, Susan Howell Hamlin Monday, August 20, 6:30  p.m. at the Clinton County Historical Association Museum , Plattsburgh NY

Admission is Free

Plattsburgh, N.Y. – The iconic Witherill Hotel, located in downtown Plattsburgh until 1969, was built 150 years ago this year.  Susan Howell Hamlin, daughter of the late William Howell, former owner the Hotel, has compiled images and stories for the release of her book, Welcome to the Witherill: A retrospective on Plattsburgh¹s landmark hotel and the family who owned it.

Shadow Photo Courtesy of Enchanted Forest Water SafariOld Forge, N.Y. –  Enchanted Forest Water Safari (EFWS) part of Water Safari Resort has been named as a winner in the 2018 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice® Attractions awards as one of the top 25 water parks in the United States for the fifth year in a row.  Based on an algorithm that takes into account both the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings of amusement and water parks over a 12-month period, Enchanted Forest Water Safari in Old Forge was named No. 10 on the list.

Hyde Community DayNoon to 5 pm Sunday, August 12

Glens Falls, N.Y.—For this year's Community Day, The Hyde Collection is taking fine art to the streets, then back to the Museum. From noon to 5 pm Sunday, August 12, Community Day includes a friendly family competition, a scavenger hunt adventure, tours, and more — and serves as the culmination of the Museum’s inaugural Plein Air Festival, three days of artists painting al fresco throughout downtown Glens Falls.

Jane Peterson - Gloucester FleetJane Peterson: At Home and Abroad; Changing the Landscape: Women Impressionists from the Thomas Clark Collection

Glens Falls, N.Y.—Jane Peterson (1876-1965) was born to Scandinavian immigrants in a Midwestern town just a decade after the Civil War. Ideas of women pursuing higher education and even careers were just gaining traction when the 1893 Columbian Exposition in Chicago featured The Woman's Building.

Tupper Lake TinmanTupper Lake, N.Y. — In 2018 Tupper Lake Tinman participants contributed $312,650 in direct spending to the region according to this year’s survey and direct expenditure results. One of the longest-running triathlons in the U.S., the race celebrated its 36th year with a field of 504 athletes on June 23. 

The survey, which was sponsored by the Tupper Lake Chamber of Commerce and the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (ROOST), was distributed to this year’s race participants via email and by a notification in their race packet. …

Archives