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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!

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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.

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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.

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In business for 60 years and a local favorite hot spot, Enchanted Forest Water Safari has been recognized by The Travel Channel as one of the top water parks in the country.

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Although the six million acre Adirondack Park is one of the most popular areas to visit for biking, hiking, paddling, camping, and much more, it wasn't always such a major tourist attraction. Once viewed as an intimidating obstacle, the Adirondacks eventually became the premier vacation hotspot in the United States!

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Ever since The Wild Center opened in Tupper Lake in 2006, people have flocked there to check out the exhibits, see the otters, and walk across the treetops on an elevated trail. The Wild Center aims to re-connect adults and children to nature, and this goal will become easier thanks Community Bank's recent $2,500 grant to the Center's Junior Naturalist Program.

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Photo Credit: Copyright © 2016 The Wild Center, All rights reserved.
On Father's Day weekend, New York State will host its annual "Path Through History Weekend," which will showcase New York's rich history at various events and activities throughout the state. For those of you in the Adirondacks, this weekend is a prime opportunity to take a family trip and learn more about our region's history.

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Photo courtesy of Fort Ticonderoga
The Adirondack Museum, located in beautiful Blue Mountain Lake, is about to enter its 59th season! When the museum opens its doors on May 20, it promises a season full of more exhibits and fun events for anyone interested in the Adirondacks.

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Photo courtesy of the Adirondack Museum
Back in 2012, Plattsburgh's paved, multi-use Saranac River Trail opened and increased accessibility throughout the city for walkers and bicyclists. Now, the city of Plattsburgh is ready to move forward with the next stage of the trail's development, which will ultimately double its length!

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Photo courtesy of Friends of Saranac River Trail