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February 2016 Archives

As if a full day of indoor and outdoor fun wasn't enough, the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce recently announced that local businesses will be offering a wide array of specials and promotions all weekend long in honor of the End of Winter Carnival!

This time next year, the Adirondack economy could be experiencing a significant boost, as it was enthusiastically announced earlier this month that Saranac Lake's bid to host the 2017 Snowshoe World Championships has been accepted!

Looking for weekend plans? Check out these five events happening throughout the Adirondacks!

Frozen Fire & Lights, photo provided
Have you ever checked the weather forecast online or on an app and had a good laugh about the differences between the report and what's happening outside your window? Thanks to a growing network of environmental monitoring systems that is spreading throughout New York State, those reports will be growing more and more reliable throughout this year and beyond.

Data from NYS Mesonet (www.nysmesonet.org)
After determining that measures to control predatory sea lamprey populations in tributaries of Lake Champlain were successful in 2015, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation will continue the program this year.

Do you wish it was possible to spend multiple days hiking and exploring in the Adirondacks without having to camp, carry large quantities of equipment, or battle moisture and bugs while you're trying to sleep? If all goes as planned, this dream could soon become reality in three areas of the Adirondacks.

To celebrate the impending arrival of spring and the conclusion of one of the strangest winters on record, the Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership (TMSP) will host an afternoon of family fun!

Photo provided by TACC
Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Check out these six events happening throughout the Adirondacks!

Last fall, the Department of Environmental Conservation and Department of Transportation announced their joint support for removing a section of railroad tracks between Lake Placid and Tupper Lake in order to create a multi-use recreation trail. In a move that will undoubtedly push that plan forward, the Adirondack Park Agency voted yesterday in support of the track removal.

The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival is in progress! Here is a pair of updates on an event that took place last week and one that's happening tomorrow.

Photo provided by Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee
Looking for weekend plans? Check out these nine events happening throughout the Adirondacks!

Photo: Dave Martin
The 2016 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival officially begins tomorrow! Check out these last-minute updates from the Committee regarding the Gala Parade and the Carnival's headquarters.

2015 Gala Parade, photo provided by SLWC Committee
One thing is for sure, this winter has been far from typical! Temperatures this week hit the 40s, which is good for those looking forward to spring, but bad for organizers of the Empire State Winter Games - set to take place at a number of Adirondack venues this weekend.

Empire State Winter Games, photo provided by Lake Placid CVB/LakePlacid.com
Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Check out these five events happening throughout the Adirondacks!

Empire State Winter Games, photo provided by Lake Placid CVB/LakePlacid.com
Who says prom is just for teenagers? For the second year in a row, the Ticonderoga Best 4th in the North Committee will host a Mom Prom!