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What's New In the Adirondacks

April 2016 Archives

The nationally recognized Small Business Week is being celebrated on a smaller, more local scale.

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Photo credit: TACC Members Preparing for Small Business Week, photo provided.
Existing and emerging trails in the Adirondacks are being added to what will become the longest hiking trail in the entire country.

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You've probably heard of paddle boats, maybe even ridden in one, but have you heard about their popular land cousin the rail bike? Later this summer, you'll be able to try a rail bike out for yourself on the Saratoga & North Creek Railway (SNCRR) in Warren County.

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For all you hunters out there, you know that when spring comes, so too does turkey season. The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced this year's turkey season will begin on May 1st and continue until the end of the month. They are also predicting it will be a more prosperous one than in years' past.

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The 2017 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival is still nine months away, but it's not too early to get excited about the recently announced theme!

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The Crown Point Historic Site has been mysteriously and erroneously left off the Knox Cannon Trail for nearly 90 years - until now.

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We know that the Adirondacks is the place to be when looking to escape into the outdoors, but how does it compare to the rest of the country? Well according to a recent Buzzfeed article listing the 15 best places to reunite with your college friends, the Adirondack Mountains ranked in the top ten at number eight, beating out some popular adventure destinations!

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Photo credit: Mike Tracy

Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out these five events happening throughout the Adirondacks!

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one of this week's top events!

In 2013, a controversial project was announced by the New York Departments of Environmental Conservation and Transportation to remove a 34-mile section of the Adirondack Scenic Railroad between Tupper Lake and Lake Placid and transform it into a multi-use trail. To combat this proposal, the Preservation League of New York State has recently included the endangered track in its annual "Seven to Save" list to help encourage negotiations about the track's future.

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Small businesses are an essential part of the local economy, but they are also friends, neighbors, and members of the community. It's important to take the time and appreciate their positive effect on the region. In celebration of 2016's National Small Business Week, and to remind everyone to Think Local, The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce (TACC) is holding a Spring Shopping & Dining Night on Friday, May 6, from 4:30pm - 9:00pm at participating businesses in Ticonderoga.

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Alice the Moose's 570-km (354-mi) journey in 2000 from the Adirondacks to Algonquin Park has inspired the development of an international nature trail following her footsteps. This trail would include existing routes and be available for locals and tourists alike.

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On April 5th, the Boreas Ponds tract, a 20,758-acre tract in the Adirondacks, was sold by The Nature Conservancy to New York state for $14.5 million. This purchase is the final part of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's plan to buy 69,000 acres of Adirondack forest land and put them under state protection.

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

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Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Check out these five events happening throughout the Adirondacks!

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

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The central Adirondacks will be welcoming mountain bikers on about 9 miles of existing logging roads in the Essex Chain tract in Newcomb. A broader alternative that would have opened far more of the Adirondacks to bicycles was rejected.

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Tupper Lake has been in the spotlight lately with the rails vs. trails and Big Tupper debates steering Adirondack politics for the last few years. The Big Tupper project will include 700 condos, a 60 room hotel, and updates to the golf course, marina, and ski mountain. Well, we bet you didn't see this coming!

On the heels of New York's recent approval of three casino licenses, comes a proposal to include plans for even more ways to entertain both tourists and locals in Tupper Lake: A full-service casino complete with table games, slot machines, and a sports book. 
 
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