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November 2016 Archives

There's a lot to think about during the holiday season: making plans with the family, picking out holiday gifts, and finding time to have fun. Take some time to relax this weekend and plan on attending one of these fantastic holiday and seasonal events going on in the Adirondacks!

The Village of Lake Placid is recognized as a popular winter destination, but it is also a major supporter of green initiatives in the heart of the Adirondacks. To help raise awareness of climate change, Lake Placid will display a dozen 'Cool Globes,' a decorative and inspirational public art exhibit, throughout the village this winter season!

Photo provided by Office of Gov. Cuomo
During this season, there is no shortage of holiday celebrations throughout the Adirondacks, such as the Ticonderoga Area North Country Christmas. One of the can't-miss events of North Country Christmas is the 4th of July in December Chicken BBQ on December 1, which benefits Ticonderoga's annual Best 4th in the North Celebration!

The temperature is dropping in the Adirondacks, and the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) would like your help in finding a hunter who has been missing since Saturday, November 19. Despite the winter conditions, a search is underway in Clinton County near Moon Pond State Forest in Ellenburg, NY.

Photo Credit: NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
From Thanksgiving to Black Friday and Small Business Saturday, this week is one of the busiest of the entire holiday season! Whether you're looking to celebrate the weekend with the family or take a shopping trip, there's a lot to check out in the Adirondacks: November 24-27!

The first court hearing over the controversial rail-trail project (located between Tupper Lake and Lake Placid) was supposed to take place on November 2nd, 2016. However, New York State hasn't been able to resolve the issues that have popped up over ownership of certain land parcels along the railroad. As a result, the hearing has been pushed to early next year.

Thanksgiving is next Thursday, and the holiday season is already kicking off in the Adirondacks. Get ready to enjoy some of the region's festive entertainment, holiday sales, and more great events this weekend: November 18-20!

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Spelunking, or exploring natural caves and mines, can be an extremely fun outdoor activity in the Adirondacks. However, the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has recently asked adventurers to suspend their explorations from now through April 30, 2017 because human disturbances can be extremely harmful to local hibernating bats.

Photo Credit: Gerry Lemmo
Would you pay more than $1 million per acre for a piece of land in the Adirondacks? A celebrity recently did, breaking a record for the highest sale per acre for a single lot without buildings in the Adirondacks.

View of Lake Placid, where land was purchased 
Although the upcoming holiday season might be on your mind, don't forget to honor our military veterans during this year's Veterans Day weekend. Here in the Adirondacks, you'll find a few events being held in honor of our veterans, as well as some fun regional activities and entertainment, happening throughout the weekend!

Ever since New York State purchased the Boreas Ponds Tract this past April, numerous questions have been raised over the land's future classification by the Adirondack Park Agency (APA). Some groups have advocated for a more restrictive classification, and others have supported opening up the tract for recreational opportunities. All of the different proposals and the agency's own alternatives will be discussed at public meetings over the next few weeks.

Photo Credit: Gerry Lemmo
Don't miss the Canadian Pacific (CP) Holiday Train this Thanksgiving weekend! Now in its 18th year, the LED-lit Holiday Train will hit the rails once again and travel through the Adirondacks. At each stop, the train will collect local donations and feature a box car stage and live music!

Photo Credit: Carl Heilman II
Five of our very own Adirondack resorts made Conde Nast Traveler's 2016 Readers Choice Awards for Top Resorts in New York State and the Mid-Atlantic! Check out who made the cut.

Library at Mirror Lake Inn 
The holiday season is on its way in the Adirondacks, but until then, there are still plenty of fun things to do in and around the area. From a ski swap sale to a fun ornament-making class, don't miss all the entertainment happening this weekend in the Adirondacks!