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What's New In the Adirondacks

January 2013 Archives

jimmy fallon.jpgJimmy Fallon, NBC late-night talk show host and "Saturday Night Live" alumn, relaxed in the Olympic Region in the Adirondacks recently. Fallon tweeted a picture of himself and his wife, Nancy Juvonen, on Instagram, standing together on a deck with White Face Mountain in the background. 

Fallon was in the area to visit, not to shoot film for his show, according to a spokesperson for NBC. 

The host of "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," which airs weekday nights on NBC right after "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," wrote on his twitter account "Thanks to Whiteface, Lake Placid Lodge, Maui North and the locals in Lake Placid, NY I shall return."

Did you see Jimmy Fallon in Lake Placid? Tell us where you did in the comments!

Have you ever heard of someone being called a 46er in the Adirondacks? I never heard of the term until I talked to film student Blake Cortright.

Blake is creating a film, "The 46ers: Conquering the Adirondacks," a documentary showcasing what makes the Adirondacks so remarkable and breathtaking. To make this film Blake must become a 46er. What does it take to be a 46er? A 46er is someone that has hiked all 46 High Peaks of the Adirondacks. His film has gained interest from Mountain Lake PBS in Plattsburgh, NY to air the documentary.

I was able to catch up with Blake during his busy schedule between film making and classes to ask a few questions.

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Aaccolades about the Adirondacks have been piling up! Within the past few months alone, the region has been recognized for its magnificent fall foliage, a real-life winter wonderland city, and family-friendly destinations.

But this recognition, might just be the biggest compliment yet:
 
The New York Times has named the Adirondacks among the 'Top 46 Places To Go In 2013 ' in the world!