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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
To see a historic site restored to its former glory is always a welcome sight. Thanks to the New York State DEC, one of the most distinguished and popular landmarks in the Adirondacks will undergo maintenance and renovations to preserve it for future generations.

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Photo courtesy of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Existing and emerging trails in the Adirondacks are being added to what will become the longest hiking trail in the entire country.

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We know that the Adirondacks is the place to be when looking to escape into the outdoors, but how does it compare to the rest of the country? Well according to a recent Buzzfeed article listing the 15 best places to reunite with your college friends, the Adirondack Mountains ranked in the top ten at number eight, beating out some popular adventure destinations!

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Photo credit: Mike Tracy

In 2013, a controversial project was announced by the New York Departments of Environmental Conservation and Transportation to remove a 34-mile section of the Adirondack Scenic Railroad between Tupper Lake and Lake Placid and transform it into a multi-use trail. To combat this proposal, the Preservation League of New York State has recently included the endangered track in its annual "Seven to Save" list to help encourage negotiations about the track's future.

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