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What's New In the Adirondacks

Looking for fun things to do this weekend? Check out these top six events happening in and around the Adirondacks!

To help fund a future project for the benefit of the local region, the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce (TACC) Ambassadors will hold a Paint & Sip fundraiser at Libby's Bakery Cafe on Wednesday, July 27!

Photo Courtesy of the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce
Governor Andrew Cuomo recently announced that Plattsburgh was declared the winner of the Downtown Revitalization Initiative. Plattsburgh neighborhoods will be restored and revamped so that generations of New Yorkers will be motivated to live and work in that community.

Photo courtesy of Governor Cuomo's office 
Over in the Town of Warrensburg lies one of the first districts listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Known as the Warrenburg Mills Historic District, it encompasses the buildings and sites from the Woolen Mill Bridge to the Osborne Bridge. Within this district, there is one building in particular that has quite a storied history - The Birdhouse. What was once a simple granary is now the headquarters of the Lotus Group of Companies, which operates eight diverse businesses in Upstate New York.

Photo Courtesy of the Lotus Group
Summer is a busy time of year in the Adirondacks. A lot of people are traveling throughout the region to boat, camp, hike, and fish. However, these popular outdoor activities can accidentally lead to the spread of invasive species on both land and water. To highlight the threat of these invasives, the week of July 10 - July 16, 2016 has been named New York's third annual Invasive Species Awareness Week (ISAW).

Photo Credit: Lake George Association, courtesy of Jeff Gunderson of Minnesota Sea Grant
Save the date! The Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership is once again hosting the annual StreetFest in downtown Ticonderoga on Saturday, July 30th

Photo provided 
Within the 6 million acre Adirondack Park, about 2.6 million acres are protected by the New York Constitution as Forest Preserve lands. The constitutional protections make it difficult for small projects, such as bridge improvements, to be approved when they cross into the Adirondack Forest Preserve. All of that could change if two "land bank" bills, introduced by Senator Elizabeth Little, continue to find support.

Photo Credit: Gerry Lemmo
In business for 60 years and a local favorite hot spot, Enchanted Forest Water Safari has been recognized by The Travel Channel as one of the top water parks in the country.

Looking for things to do this weekend? Check out these top eight events happening throughout the Adirondacks!

BestColleges.com is recognized as one of the nation's best sources for college planning, and the website recently named its picks for New York's top colleges in 2016. In its list of the Best Four-Year Colleges, St. Lawrence University was included in the Top 10!

Photo Credit: Emma Morrissey