Make a Note to Visit the Adirondacks this Year

ADIRONDACK REGION, NY (January 6, 2016) - With the start of the New Year, the Adirondack Region of Northern New York announces its list of what's new for 2016. From new breweries to warming huts for snowmobilers, a renovated hotel on scenic Lake George, and plans for the "fiercest zip line in North America," the Adirondacks are one of the top travel destinations for 2016.

Six reasons to add the Adirondacks to your 2016 travel plans:

1. Calling all snowmobilers: New warming huts with enclosed fire pits are newly installed at Sevey's Point in Childwold, on Route 3 between Tupper Lake and Cranberry Lake. Just in time for Free Snowmobiling Weekend, slated for January 16-18, in New York State when state registration fees will be waived for all properly registered and insured out-of-state snowmobilers.

2. Something's brewing in Tupper Lake at Big Tupper Brewing - a new brew pub on Cliff Avenue slated to open in May to be precise. Although the brewery's beers have been available in stores throughout Upstate New York, this will be the brewery's first brick-and-mortar locale. Stay tuned!

3. At the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake, a new all-encompassing look at the history of the Adirondacks is currently undergoing construction and will open in May 2017. The Adirondack Experience is a 19,000 square foot exhibition that will include an orientation theater and five galleries, as well as Call of the Wilderness, and will explore the motivations of the people who visited the area throughout its' history. Don't despair of the 2017 opening date as a teaser of The Adirondack Experience will be on display at the museum when it reopens for the season this May.

4. In 2016, the City of Plattsburgh will welcome a new lodging option, and a new microbrewery in a historic building. Valcour Brewing Company is slated to open in the Old Stone Barracks on Ohio Avenue, the last remaining structure of a proposed early U.S. Army barracks circa 1830s. The owners plan to offer a wide variety of craft brews and seasonal drafts, and plan to open an inn, restaurant and general store as well. Official opening date is still TBD. In addition, the city's new Fairfield Inn & Suites is slated to open this month. Spacious and contemporary guest rooms are the hallmark of the hotel, and amenities include free Wi-Fi and complimentary breakfast.

5. New is Lake George Area's middle name in 2016 as fresh lodging options, restaurants, experiences, and attractions open throughout the year. In May, the newly renovated Surfside on the Lake in Lake George Village is slated to reopen for the season with 40 rooms, 10 suites with private balconies, underground parking, conference rooms and more. The retro design features contemporary amenities ideal for families. Also on the radar, Eagle Flyer Zip Line will open at Wild West Ranch. Billed as the "fiercest zip line in America," the line descends from the top of French Mountain, and offers panoramic views of Lake George. Opening date TBD.

6. At Gurney Lane Mountain Bike Park in Queensbury, 10 miles of new mountain bike trails will open in the spring, traversing 152 acres and offering beginner and expert terrain.

About the Adirondacks:
The Adirondack Region is home to the 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 online at or, and search Adirondack events, attractions and Adirondack vacation packages at


Rebecca Steffan
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