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What's New In the Adirondacks

A new place to grab a bite to eat will be opening up soon in Ticonderoga! Frenchy's will be officially open for business on Friday, May 8th. However, the Grand Opening Celebration and Ribbon Cutting will take place on Thursday, May 21st at 4:30 p.m. All are welcome and encouraged to attend the Ribbon Cutting Celebration and check out what Frenchy's has to offer. 

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Paddlers, hikers and nature lovers, rejoice... New York State just purchased 6,200 acres south of the Adirondack High Peaks that are now a part of the Adirondack Park's forest preserve!


Last month, I wrote about a tiny pest that's threatening Adirondack moose populations - the winter tick. Now, there's an even tinier pest that's potentially putting Adirondack waterways in danger - the microbead.


It was recently announced that Governor Andrew Cuomo has awarded $443,000 in smart growth grants to eight Adirondack revitalization and preservation projects. Similar funding had been provided to planning projects in 2007 and 2010.

Photo Credit: The Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism/Lake Placid CVB (ROOST)
If you're a resident of the Adirondacks or if you've taken a vacation here within the last six months, you can confirm that this past winter has been one of the worst in recent memory, even by the lofty Northeast winter standards. While this did a number on maple syrup production, and may have even damaged your property (or your spirit), it did nothing to stop the surge of ticks that are waiting for you in the Adirondack wilderness.

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The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce (TACC) will be hosting its 13th Annual Fundraiser on Friday, June 5th aboard the Mohican's wonderful atmosphere. In addition to fundraising, the TACC will be celebrating 90 years of service to the Ticonderoga area. The celebration will include a silent auction, live auction, music and dancing all while cruising around beautiful Lake George. This is not an event you'll want to miss! 

The Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership (TMSP) is planning a variety of great events and projects. What's in store for the rest of 2015? Read on to find out! 

Have you enjoyed a ride on this popular railway? Opened in July 2011 and offering scenic train rides year-round between Saratoga Springs and North Creek, the railway provides services to a diverse demographic.

In March, the Crown Point Chamber Board of Directors and present members unanimously voted to merge into the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce. Crown Point now joins Hague, Moriah, Putnam, and Ticonderoga as communities served, marketed, and promoted by the TACC.

With warmer weather comes an increasingly common sight, coyotes. They will be setting up dens for their soon-to-arrive pups, and after they are born, will forage almost constantly to provide food for their young.

For the most part, coyotes tend to avoid contact with people. However, conflicts can still happen as they can be extremely territorial, especially around their den sites. Worried? Don't be! We've gathered some great tips below for avoiding potential conflicts with coyotes this spring and summer. 

Photo Credit: Gerry Lemmo