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For over four decades, the Frontier Town theme park in North Hudson was an entertainment hotspot in the Adirondacks. However, ever since it shut down in 1998, the region has struggled economically. To revitalize this community, there is a $32 million project to transform the old theme park into a recreational hub - the Gateway to the Adirondacks!

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

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 
Rail Explorers CEO Mary Jo Lu may have to end her popular tourist attraction's Adirondack adventures if the state's plans to convert the existing Adirondack railroad into a multi-use trail come to fruition.


Ski season could begin in a little over a month, so it isn't too early to get excited about new ski trails in the Adirondacks. Over at the North Creek Ski Bowl by Gore Mountain, FrontStreet Mountain Development has transferred ownership of 35 acres of ski trails to the Town of Johnsburg, expanding the Ski Bowl's trail system.

Photo Credit: Gore Mountain
Editor's Note - December 19, 2016: The Saratoga & North Creek Railway just notified us that the "Pullman Ski Train" has been canceled for this winter season. 

Inquiries should be directed to the Saratoga & North Creek Railway at 877-726-7245.

If you want a unique way to get to Gore Mountain this winter, consider checking out the Saratoga & North Creek Railway's new overnight winter services. You can stay in a sleeper car on the train and receive free shuttle rides to the mountain and other areas in North Creek!

The historic 36-foot high lighthouse on Valcour Island in Lake Champlain has recently undergone a $280,000+ restoration. It's now a museum as well as a functioning lighthouse, and you can visit this special attraction before the summer is over!

Photo provided by Roger Harwood           
If you've ever been interested in the 46er Challenge - hiking all 46 high peaks in the Adirondacks - you'll definitely want to check out the High Peaks Wilderness Area hiking challenge.

Mt. Marcy, part of the HPWA hiking challenge, photo credit to Kelsey Schumacher 
A crew of over 100 dedicated volunteers restored a historic fire tower in the western Adirondacks over a period spanning several years. Designated an Adirondack Historical site, the tower's grand reopening was celebrated in early July and you can take the one-mile hike to check out the amazing views for yourself!

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While it's always fun to take a walk through a park, it can be just as nice to stick around and relax for a bit. Over in Warrensburg, you'll be able to do both in three different spots along Water Street - at Cal Engle Park, a Healing Garden, and Duck Park - once the park projects are complete.