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During the chillier months of the year, a local brewpub can be a great place to escape the cold and spend time with friends and members of the community. Tupper Lake's own Big Tupper Brewing is set to reopen its brewpub on Wednesday, December 7th, and offer an updated menu and more!

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Public meetings over the classification of the New York State-owned Boreas Ponds Tract have taken place since early November, and everyone - from local snowmobile clubs to environmental advocacy groups - has voiced their opinion on the issue. As these meetings wind down, the Adirondack Park Agency (APA) will have to weigh the pros and cons of each land classification proposal.

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The Village of Lake Placid is recognized as a popular winter destination, but it is also a major supporter of green initiatives in the heart of the Adirondacks. To help raise awareness of climate change, Lake Placid will display a dozen 'Cool Globes,' a decorative and inspirational public art exhibit, throughout the village this winter season!

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Photo provided by Office of Gov. Cuomo
The temperature is dropping in the Adirondacks, and the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) would like your help in finding a hunter who has been missing since Saturday, November 19. Despite the winter conditions, a search is underway in Clinton County near Moon Pond State Forest in Ellenburg, NY.

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Photo Credit: NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
From Thanksgiving to Black Friday and Small Business Saturday, this week is one of the busiest of the entire holiday season! Whether you're looking to celebrate the weekend with the family or take a shopping trip, there's a lot to check out in the Adirondacks: November 24-27!

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The first court hearing over the controversial rail-trail project (located between Tupper Lake and Lake Placid) was supposed to take place on November 2nd, 2016. However, New York State hasn't been able to resolve the issues that have popped up over ownership of certain land parcels along the railroad. As a result, the hearing has been pushed to early next year.

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Spelunking, or exploring natural caves and mines, can be an extremely fun outdoor activity in the Adirondacks. However, the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has recently asked adventurers to suspend their explorations from now through April 30, 2017 because human disturbances can be extremely harmful to local hibernating bats.

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Photo Credit: Gerry Lemmo
Would you pay more than $1 million per acre for a piece of land in the Adirondacks? A celebrity recently did, breaking a record for the highest sale per acre for a single lot without buildings in the Adirondacks.

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View of Lake Placid, where land was purchased 
Ever since New York State purchased the Boreas Ponds Tract this past April, numerous questions have been raised over the land's future classification by the Adirondack Park Agency (APA). Some groups have advocated for a more restrictive classification, and others have supported opening up the tract for recreational opportunities. All of the different proposals and the agency's own alternatives will be discussed at public meetings over the next few weeks.

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Photo Credit: Gerry Lemmo
Five of our very own Adirondack resorts made Conde Nast Traveler's 2016 Readers Choice Awards for Top Resorts in New York State and the Mid-Atlantic! Check out who made the cut.

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Library at Mirror Lake Inn