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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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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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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.

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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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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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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