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Lake Placid's Whiteface Lodge is taking the stress out of the Thanksgiving meal this year by offering guests two different options that could become your family's newest holiday tradition.

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This Saturday, July 4th, the Ticonderoga Area Farmers Market opens for the season at their new location: 1114 Wicker Street, near the Walmart entrance, across from Christopher Chevrolet Buick.

Next Saturday, July 11th, is the Grand Opening Celebration, featuring live music entertainment (for the first time ever!) and the introduction of a new Kids' Zone at the Ticonderoga Area Farmers Market.

Phil Henry Acoustic Trio (PHAT)
The end of an era is upon us.. the Lake Placid Hojos, one of three currently standing Howard Johnson restaurants, will be closing its doors one final time on March 31st. 

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Willow Wood Farm, located at 3489 NYS Route 74 in Ticonderoga, will be having a grand opening celebration on Thursday, February 5 at 4:00pm! This event, hosted by the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce, will provide members of the community with the opportunity to see all that Willow Wood Farm has to offer and to sample some of the farm's products.


A wedding is a celebration of the future, so why not bring that celebration into each and every detail of the reception, including the food? At Farmstead Catering near Lake Champlain, they strive to bring local, sustainable, delicious food to weddings in Upstate New York. 

The new catering business is helping brides and grooms celebrate their future with forward-thinking food, drinks, and flowers at their reception.

While the rest of the country is talking brackets and March Madness, here in the Adirondacks we are talking trees and Maple Madness! Maybe you missed National Pancake Day, but don't worry, maple syrup tastes amazing on almost anything!

While we gear up for maple season, here are 8 foods you didn't know tasted amazing with maple syrup...

English muffin
Maple Weekends officially take off on March 22-23rd and March 29-30, but we needed something to hold us over. That's why we're celebrating National Pancake Day to satisfy our sweet tooth and enjoy some of that sugary Adirondack nectar. 
It's sort of a strange idea - selling only gourmet olive oils, balsamic vinegars, sea salts, and accessories - but for the Saratoga Olive Oil Co., it's proven genius over and over. 
Though their flagship store, set in the heart of downtown Saratoga Springs, only opened in 2011, the Braidwood family has already expanded their business to Burlington VT, and just this month opened a new storefront in Lake Placid, NY.


Paul Smith's College is proud to present the opening of their new restaurant, The Palm! The new restaurant offers a wide variety of mouth-watering dishes.
The Crab Shack is the name of the newly renovated dining establishment at Maple Ridge Park in Crown Point. This replaces the RV Park's former family restaurant in favor of a more casual snack bar but with a twist.