adirondacks-spring.JPGAdirondack Challenge and Mayor's Cup Regatta Dominate Summer Calendar Adirondack Region, N.Y. - This summer, the Adirondack Region of Northern New York's scenic waterways dominate the summer calendar from the Black River to Lake Champlain with annual paddling festivals, as well as the inaugural Adirondack Challenge. In celebration and recognition of the Adirondack Region's 3,000 lakes, rivers and streams, the Adirondack Challenge, scheduled for July 21 in Indian Lake, will feature an invitational whitewater race, a well as an internationally competitive flatwater race. Enjoy a full day of festivities, live music, local food and children's activities. To learn more, visit:  Additional Adirondack paddling festivals and events include:   The Madrid Mile Canoe Regatta on June 8 features a three mile recreation race open to solo paddlers and teams, a C-1 Pro Race and an amateur marathon race, both spanning nine miles with a quarter-mile portage. Organized and hosted by the St. Lawrence Valley Paddlers, find more information and register online at Adirondacks-Tug Hill Region's Annual Black River Challenge on June 30 offers an adventurous canoe and kayak race for amateur competitors and avid sportsmen. The race starts in Glenfield and continues for 23 miles along twisting, sometimes fast-moving waters. Register for the event with the Lewis County Chamber of Commerce by calling (315) 376-2213. The 36th Mayor's Cup Regatta & Festival July 11-14 is one of the Adirondack Coast's most celebrated traditions. This four-day celebration on Lake Champlain features the much-anticipated regatta, a boat parade of lights, children's activities, vendors, post race entertainment, fireworks and more. The Adirondack Canoe Classic, known as the "90-Niler," is one of the Adirondack Region's most celebrated paddling events. The three-day race starts on September 6 in Old Forge and winds for 90 miles through the heart of the six-million-acre park to the finish line in Saranac Lake. The competition is open to individuals and teams, and is one of the most challenging paddling events in the northeast. Get out and explore the lakes of the Adirondacks, from the furthest reaches of the Saranac Lake Chain, to the vastness of the St. Regis Canoe Area, New York's only designated wilderness canoe area. For more information about visiting the Adirondacks or to start planning your trip, log onto About the Adirondacks: The Adirondack Region is a six-million-acre park offering limitless recreation amid 2,000 miles of hiking trails and 3,000 lakes and ponds. Part of the largest temperate forest in the world, the Adirondacks are also home to 103 towns and villages. Connect with the Adirondacks on or Search Adirondack events, attractions and Adirondack vacation packages at


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