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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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Photo Provided By Rail Explorers
For those intrigued by the natural beauty of the Adirondacks and its vast array of wildlife, The Wild Center in Tupper Lake is an absolute gem. On its 81-acre campus in the heart of the Adirondacks, The Wild Center has transformed the traditional museum experience and has made the natural world its focus, both inside the walls of the main building and out. 

In keeping with its mission to encourage discovery and exploration of the Adirondacks, the Wild Center will be opening a new attraction on July 4 to help visitors see things from a whole new perspective.

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Rendering Provided By The Wild Center
John Brown was a devoted abolitionist in the pre-Civil War period who freed a number of slaves and worked to ignite a rebellion among others. Although he was most known for the work he did in Kansas and Virginia, Brown had a home in North Elba, NY. Today, that property is the John Brown Farm State Historic Site and it will be hosting a very special celebration this weekend in honor of its former owner.

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It's been years since the mythical Sasquatch was reportedly sighted in Whitehall, but the financial benefits of Bigfoot are still being felt today. That's right, people are actually flocking towards a beast you'd be best off running away from, but it's setting local businesses up for a prosperous future.

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Photo Credit: Bigfoot store via photopin (license)
Fort Ticonderoga has purchased a Vermont-based Lake Champlain cruise boat. You know what this means... more fun boat tours in the near future!

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photo credit: fortweastside via photopin (license)
Ski bums and snowboarders, rejoice! The ADKs are gaining some big recognition, once again. Business Insider Australia has named Whiteface Mountain as one of the 25 mountains that everyone should ski in their lifetime. That's right - only 25 mountains named, and Whiteface made the cut!

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It's undeniable that the most popular (and difficult) Adirondack hiking challenge is the Adirondack Forty-Sixer, which you must scale all 46 of the Adirondack High Peaks to complete. If you've ever wanted to conquer the challenge, but have been deterred by the daunting task that the 46ers present, fear not! A new hiking challenge has come on the scene in the Adirondacks that offers less work, but just as much reward as the 46ers. That's right, folks, 29 is the new 46!

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Photo Credit: Carl Heilman II, www.carlheilman.com

Model train lovers, fear not! Railroads on Parade is here to stay... with a little help! The intricate model train display has avoided its anticipated dismantlement and will continue to be a main attraction in northern Warren County - but they need your help to stay afloat!

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It's undeniable that being a "ski bum," or someone who cares more about hitting that fresh powder than working from 9-5, is ideal for students or recent grads, but what happens when work becomes inevitable? The answer: move to a "livable" ski town; somewhere that offers the perfect combination of work and play. Liftopia recently compiled a list of the top three livable ski towns in the East, as voted on by ski bums themselves, and it's not hard to see why Lake Placid was included among the elite!

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There's no doubt that the Adirondacks are home to gorgeous, vibrant fall foliage.
Travel + Leisure recently complied a list of 'America's Best Towns for Fall Colors' for September 2014, and the silver medal was given to Lake Placid, NY.