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For over four decades, the Frontier Town theme park in North Hudson was an entertainment hotspot in the Adirondacks. However, ever since it shut down in 1998, the region has struggled economically. To revitalize this community, there is a $32 million project to transform the old theme park into a recreational hub - the Gateway to the Adirondacks!

The recent snowfall in the Adirondacks has transformed the region into a winter wonderland, creating the perfect setting for the upcoming holidays. From outdoor winter activities to even more holiday entertainment, look forward to everything this weekend has to offer in the Adirondacks: December 16-18!

Photo Credit: Jeffrey Kellogg
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.

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!

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

View of Lake Placid, where land was purchased