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What's New In the Adirondacks

Poke-O-Moonshine Mountain is renowned for its historic fire observation tower at the summit, but in recent years, the peak's Ranger Trail has been in need of repairs and upgrades. As part of a multi-year project, the New York State DEC and Adirondack Architectural Heritage (AARCH) - Friends of Poke-O-Moonshine Mountain have been working to improve the Ranger Trail and will continue their efforts in 2017/18.

Photo Credit: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC)
Rail Explorers CEO Mary Jo Lu may have to end her popular tourist attraction's Adirondack adventures if the state's plans to convert the existing Adirondack railroad into a multi-use trail come to fruition.


Peak foliage has arrived throughout the Adirondacks, so if you've been waiting for the perfect time to visit the area this fall, now's the time! Not only will you see colorful foliage, but there will be multiple spooky and fun events, as well as other great entertainment, going on this weekend in the Adirondacks: October 21-23.

Ski season could begin in a little over a month, so it isn't too early to get excited about new ski trails in the Adirondacks. Over at the North Creek Ski Bowl by Gore Mountain, FrontStreet Mountain Development has transferred ownership of 35 acres of ski trails to the Town of Johnsburg, expanding the Ski Bowl's trail system.

Photo Credit: Gore Mountain
If you want a unique way to get to Gore Mountain this winter, consider checking out the Saratoga & North Creek Railway's new overnight winter services. You can stay in a sleeper car on the train and receive free shuttle rides to the mountain and other areas in North Creek!

There's a new online shopping service in the Adirondacks, and this one's operated by Google. Known as Google Express, online shoppers along the East Coast and in the Adirondack Park are now able to use the service to order products from select retailers and receive same-day, one-day, or two-day shipping.

If you're a fan of fall foliage, then now's the time to visit the Adirondack Park. Peak foliage has arrived in most of the Adirondacks, so come visit and then stick around for one of the many great festivals and events going on in and around the region.

The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is planning to rehabilitate the Lower Locks on the Saranac Lake Chains, and from now through Spring 2017, the locks will be closed. Until then, if you want to move your boat from one end of the locks to the other, you'll have to use one of the boat launches.

Photo Credit: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Lake Placid has been recognized as one of the Top 10 Most Authentic Ski Towns - not just in the US, but in all of North America! See where we ranked and who we beat out.

There's a new hiking challenge in the Adirondacks that's perfect for families and beginning hikers - the Chester Challenge! Created by the Town of Chester in Warren County, the Chester Challenge consists of 11 designated trails in the region, and all you have to do is complete 6 of them to receive a commemorative pin.

Palmer Pond (Photo Credit: Sara Westcott)