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Although winter is officially over, maple sugaring season is still underway in the Adirondacks! If you take a trip to the region this weekend, you'll find everything from fun maple-themed events to early springtime activities. Check out these 9 things to do and get ready to enjoy the weekend in the Adirondacks.

On Friday, March 17th, everyone is Irish! Aside from maple sugaring season, St. Patrick's Day is one of the most exciting March events in the entire Adirondack Park. In addition to tons of Irish-themed entertainment throughout the weekend, you'll find many ways to enjoy the recent winter weather in the Adirondacks too: March 17-19.

saranac-paddys-parade.jpgPhoto Credit: ROOST/saranaclake.com
Have you attended Mom Prom or StreetFest in the past? Ticonderoga hosts these two events each year, and you won't want to miss out on all the festivities! Mom Prom is just around the corner, and it's not too early to start looking ahead to this summer's StreetFest.

Although many of us can't wait for spring to arrive, winter isn't ready to end just yet. Make the most of the final weeks of winter by checking out one of the fun events going on in the Adirondacks. From maple weekends to outdoor entertainment, there is a lot to enjoy this weekend!

The snow may be melting in the Adirondacks, but sap is starting to drip from maple trees. If you visit the Adirondacks this weekend, you'll have a chance to experience some early maple sugaring season events and even more fun outdoor activities!

Editor's Note (2/23/2017): Due to the weather forecast for this weekend, the organizers of the Lake Placid Nordic Festival have decided to postpone the event until March 17 & 18, 2017.

Winter carnival season is dying down in the Adirondacks, and if you haven't attended one yet, this weekend is one of your last chances to. Find out where and when the winter carnivals will be taking place, as well as other great events going on this weekend in the Adirondacks.

Presidents' Day is this coming Monday, and if you haven't gone on a winter vacation in the Adirondacks, now is one of the best times to do so. Winter carnivals are taking place throughout the region, and there are plenty of activities that kids and adults will enjoy. Check out these 13 great events and have fun this Presidents' Day weekend in the Adirondacks: February 17 - 20.

Grab your pole, your gear, and some friends this weekend and head out to your favorite fishing spot - it's New York State's first free fishing weekend of 2017! On February 18 & 19, all New York State residents and non-residents can fish without a fishing license.

President's Day is coming up, and next week, many schools will be closed for a mid-winter recess. Looking for a fun and free activity you and your kids can enjoy? Participate in the 20th annual Great Backyard Bird Count, a worldwide survey of birds: February 17-20, 2017.

The Village of Saranac Lake is becoming the place to be during the winter season. The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival is recognized as one of the top winter events in the Adirondacks each year, and later this February, the village will host the 2017 WSSF World Snowshoe Championships.

Photo: A Snowshoe Race at Natural Stone Bridge and Caves Park