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The 91-year-old Northville-Placid Trail that winds through the heart of the Adirondack Park recently reached the end of a six-year improvement project, and is now able to provide outdoor recreationists with a dramatically enhanced experience.

As part of Governor Cuomo's NY Works program, the Department of Environmental Conservation recently announced that $600,000 worth of improvements will be made to the Paradox Lake Campground and Boat Launch.

It's no secret that the Adirondacks boast some of the best fall foliage in the country, but Country Living Magazine recently took note of two towns in particular and included them in its list of "50 Small Towns Across America With The Most Beautiful Fall Foliage."

Photo: Carl Heilman II
Marcy Dam, located in the High Peaks, has been the subject of countless photos and the site of immeasurable reflections over the years, but the Department of Environmental Conservation will begin dismantling the log dam after it was damaged by floodwaters in 2011.

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This past spring, a number of improvements were made to the Upper Saranac Lake Boat Launch, but the Department of Environmental Conservation recently announced that additional parking has been added so more people can take advantage of it.

There's nothing more beautiful than the Adirondacks when the foliage is at its peak. While the leaves are brilliant to behold from ground-level and from mountaintops, you've probably never gotten to see them from tree-level. This fall, though, The Wild Center will give visitors the opportunity to experience the colors of autumn like never before!

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A recent addition to Ticonderoga's Bicentennial Park will make it much easier for those with kayaks, canoes, and small motor boats to access the LaChute River. A community dock has been installed by the Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership (TMSP), and it is ready to be used by locals and visitors alike!

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When an attraction is as cool as The Wild Center with its new Wild Walk, exhibits, and workshops, it's bound to draw thousands of visitors. Earlier this week, The Wild Center announced that not only had thousands of people come to experience all of its offerings for themselves, but 100,000 people had!

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Those of us here in the Adirondack Park know that the best way to enjoy the beauty of nature is by floating in a kayak, standing on top of a mountain, or lounging in an Adirondack chair. Thanks to students and artists at Paul Smith's College, those who frequent a different park can now begin to appreciate their surroundings in one of the same ways we do.

If you've ever ridden on the Adirondack Scenic Railroad, you know just how beautiful the lakes, streams, forests, and mountain views are as they drift past your window. This summer, there's a whole new way to experience those same picturesque scenes, and get a little exercise while you're at it.

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