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December 2016 Archives

With the busy holiday season over, it's time to look toward the future and the start of 2017! Make the end of the year memorable at a fun New Year's celebration, try a polar plunge, or check out another great event happening this weekend in the Adirondacks: December 30 - January 1!

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The Wilmington Wild Forest is a very popular area in the northeastern Adirondacks for mountain biking, hiking, and other recreational activities. A new community preserve located in the Town of Wilmington has recently been announced, and it will include new trails and greater accessibility to the Wild Forest!

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With just over a month to go until the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival, we've got two big updates from the Winter Carnival Committee to share! It's once again time to submit your nominations for King & Queen, and cartoonist Garry Trudeau has come through with another fantastic poster design to go with this year's theme of "Adirondack Wildlife."

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2016 King Brendan Keough and Queen Kathy Ford, photo provided
It's time to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year in the Adirondacks! If your holiday weekend schedule isn't filled up with family gatherings and gift giving, then you should take a look at some of the top holiday shows and activities going on in the Adirondacks and enjoy the season!

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The recent snowfall in the Adirondacks has transformed the region into a winter wonderland, creating the perfect setting for the upcoming holidays. From outdoor winter activities to even more holiday entertainment, look forward to everything this weekend has to offer in the Adirondacks: December 16-18!

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Photo Credit: Jeffrey Kellogg

Four local businesses, including the oldest continuously owned tavern in the Adirondacks, are under new ownership with big plans to serve the Adirondack region in style. Find out what's new on the business and restaurant scene!

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Photo provided by Deer's Head Inn 

From holiday celebrations to winter carnivals, the fun never ends in the Adirondacks during the colder months. Renowned for its beautiful Ice Palace, the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival is set to return once again in 2017. If you'd like to be featured as a vendor or in the parade, find out what you need to do to apply now!

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Editor's Note 12/19/16: The Saratoga & North Creek Railway have informed us the "Pullman Ski Train" has been cancelled for this winter season. 

Do you typically ski at Gore Mountain, or enjoy other winter activities in North Creek? If so, you have an exclusive opportunity to take advantage of a complete winter ski package with a luxury train ride from the Saratoga & North Creek Railway

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The holiday spirit is alive and well in the Adirondacks, and there is no shortage of local celebrations to experience! Whether you're looking for family-friendly holiday celebrations or some early winter season excitement, there's a lot to check out this weekend in the Adirondacks: December 9-11.

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Photo provided (credit to Shaun Ondak)
During the chillier months of the year, a local brewpub can be a great place to escape the cold and spend time with friends and members of the community. Tupper Lake's own Big Tupper Brewing is set to reopen its brewpub on Wednesday, December 7th, and offer an updated menu and more!

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Public meetings over the classification of the New York State-owned Boreas Ponds Tract have taken place since early November, and everyone - from local snowmobile clubs to environmental advocacy groups - has voiced their opinion on the issue. As these meetings wind down, the Adirondack Park Agency (APA) will have to weigh the pros and cons of each land classification proposal.

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