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Explore New Terroir & Tastes in the Adirondacks of Northern New York Adirondack Region, N.Y. - This spring, awaken your taste buds in the Adirondacks of Northern New York with a culinary road trip. Enjoy stops at burgeoning bakeries and cideries, butcheries and breweries, for a gastronomic odyssey that takes you into the wilderness in search of wood-fired treats, spiced ales and smoked meats. From well-known breweries, to the "diamonds in the dough" of the baking and cheese-making world, explore the Adirondacks with your senses, and savor the culinary landscape of the six-million acre park. Take the culinary plunge of earthly delights with our list of the top places to eat and drink in the Adirondacks: In Adirondacks Tug Hill Region: In the western Adirondacks, the mountains give way to verdant farmland. Home to the world's largest cream cheese manufacturing plant at Kraft Foods, there's no end to the cheesy adventures to be had. Find local delicacies such as Croghan Bologna, made only in Lewis County, and don't forget to stop at the Tug Hill Vineyards to sample vintages inspired by the snowmobiling and outdoor recreational opportunities throughout the Tug Hill Region. A glass of Tail Light Red or Lake Effect anyone? Bonus: BarkEater Craft Brewery, a nano-brewery with a nostalgic nod to a time when small villages had their own breweries, is slated to open this spring in Lowville. Get ready to sample small batch ales hand-crafted onsite in the BarkEater's Tasting Room. Along the Adirondack Coast: The Adirondack Coast Wine Trail is North America's newest wine region. Find a bit of Europe on Lake Champlain and bike between seven vineyards offering tastings and tours. Start your journey at Stonehouse Vineyard in Mooers, and continue on to Amazing Grace Vineyard and Winery in Chazy, ELFS Farm Winery and Cidermill in Plattsburgh and Hid-In-Pines Vineyard in Morrisonville. The wine trail covers nearly 66 miles, traveling past mountains and lakes, allowing you to discover the "terroir" which lends itself to the flavorful and distinct wines made along the Adirondack Coast. Bonus: Visitors to the Adirondack Coast can get a taste of the area's history with Plattsburgh's artisan beer, Plucky Rooster Ale, touted as a contemporary nod to centuries-old beers recipes. At Plattsburgh Brewing Company, head brewmaster Jason Stoyanoff handcrafted Plucky Rooster Ale to commemorate the War of 1812 Bicentennial, and a certain rooster known for his bravado during an important battle. Find this hoppy, toffee, burly artisan beer at select restaurants and pubs along the Adirondack Coast. Amid the Adirondack Lakes: In the Adirondack Lakes Region, a burgeoning brewery and some of the best farmers' markets north of Albany are taking taste buds on a whirlwind of culinary adventures. Stop by the Blue Line Brewery to sample brews such as the Lake Flower Ale or Black Fly IPA in the tasting room, and grab a growler of your favorite to take home. Located on Lake Flower Avenue, Blue Line has plans to expand operations to include a pizza parlor this spring. On Lake George: In the Lake George Region, Nettle Meadow Farm & Artisanal Cheese offers a selection of the most delicate and delicious goat and sheep's milk cheeses. The farm is home to 300 goats and dozens of sheep grazing on organic hay, grains and wild herbs - all adding to the savory flavor of its cheeses. Located near Gore Mountain Ski Center, the farm shop is open from 11 am - 3 pm Thursday through Monday for cheese sales year round. Bonus: Oscar's Adirondack Smoke House in Warrensburg is a carnivore's dream, offering smoked meats and cheeses made using all natural seasonings to create special flavors that keep visitors and residents coming back for more. Visit the Raymond Lane store, open seven days a week, from 8 am - 6pm. In the Lake Placid Region: The Lake Placid Region is home to two microbreweries, a distillery and an incredible array of restaurants offering everything from gourmet cuisine to gastropub menus. Here you'll also find Asgaard Farm & Dairy in Ausable Forks, the former home of celebrated artist Rockwell Kent. Live la vie a la ferme for the weekend and stay at Emerson House for a behind-the-scenes glimpse into rural farm life. Participate in farm chores, feed the goats, gather eggs and shop for goods made on-site at the farm store. Bonus: Don't miss a trip to Dogwood Bread Company in Wadhams, offering authentic wood-fired artisanal breads, pastries, daily lunch specials and sourdough pizza on Friday nights. Located at the corner of County Route 10 and NY Route 22, stop and grab a bite before a day of hiking in the Adirondack High Peaks. On the Adirondack Seaway: In the Adirondack Seaway, the St. Lawrence Brewing Co. is taking the world of hops and homebrews by storm. Stop by the company's Commerce Lane location for a brewery tour, and sample an array of beers made for year-round drinking. Enjoy a pint in the Taproom, or grab a growler or keg of Barnstormer Bohemian Pilsner, Ruby Canoe, Canoe Bock, Skinny Dipper IPA or Maple Porter to take home. Open Wednesday & Thursday from 5-9 pm, Friday and Saturday from 5-10 pm, and on Sunday from 1-6 pm. Bonus: Travel back in time to the 1844 House, an American Bistro with French-inspired, locally sourced cuisine served in an elegant dining room. A Wine Spectator Award of Excellence winner in 2013, the restaurant is as renowned for their cuisine as they are for their wine program. In the Adirondack Wild: Chili is on the menu at Marty's Tavern in Indian Lake. Pull off Route 30 for authentic Mexican cuisine and a variety of chili options in the heart of the Adirondack wilderness. For more about Adirondack farmers' markets, restaurants and dining experiences, check out visitadirondacks.com.