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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. …

Excelsior PR logoSixth Annual Event Promotes North Country Tourism, Supporting Statewide Industry that Generated a Record $67.6 Billion in Direct Visitor Spending

Nearly 244 Million Visitors Traveled to New York State, Supporting Economic Impact of More Than $100 Billion for Fourth Straight Year

Bassmaster Elite Series to Return to Waddington, St. Lawrence County August 23-26

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the success of the 2018 Adirondack Challenge, promoting the world-class tourism destinations and recreational opportunities in the North Country.

Fulton FryarBlue Mountain Lake, N.Y. – Adirondack Experience, the Museum on Blue Mountain Lake, is pleased to announce a new acquisition on view in its Life in the Adirondacks exhibition: a cramped, dilapidated shack, known as “The Closet”, that for two summers was home to a young, talented African-American tenor, Fulton Fryar. Through the combined efforts of Adirondack Architectural Heritage, the Seagle Music Colony, and Adirondack Experience, this historic artifact was saved from demolition and will enlighten thousands of museum visitors on the history of racial discrimination in the Adirondack Park.

Hyde Collection late night eventsGlens Falls, N.Y. —For the third year in a row, The Hyde Collection will stay open late Thursday evenings in August to present special programming in the Hyde Night Out series. 

This year's Hyde Night Out kicked off at last week's Art Battle, which challenged seven teams to create works of art from JUST Water recyclables. The series continues August 2 with Clue at The Hyde, a special mystery tour; August 9 with a lecture, Plein Air: Perception and Passion; and wraps up August 16 with Beyond the Practice, a yoga event.

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