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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.

Valentine's Day is next week, but have you made plans for this weekend? Take a trip to the Adirondacks and enjoy some pre-Valentine's Day carnivals and activities happening all weekend long: February 10-12.

Photo Credit: Kurt Gardner Photography
Biking is one of the most popular ways of exploring the beautiful landscapes and trails of the Adirondack Park, and this August, you'll have a chance to do so with all the comforts of a resort. That's right, Cycle Adirondacks is back for the third year in a row, and registration for this magical bike tour is open now.

The proposal to transform the old Frontier Town theme park in North Hudson into the Gateway to the Adirondacks has risen in popularity over the past few weeks. To help the public understand what's in store for this $32M Upper Hudson Recreation Hub, New York State recently released the complete Master Plan!

Photo Credit: Office of Gov. Cuomo (Artist Rendering of Upper Hudson Recreation Hub)
February has finally arrived, which means the long wait is over - winter carnival season is kicking off in the Adirondacks! Learn more about the carnivals going on this weekend, and don't miss out on the other exciting events happening throughout the Adirondacks: February 3-5.

Photo: 2012 Ice Palace at Saranac Lake Winter Carnival, by Donna Lichti
Planning on a winter weekend getaway to the Adirondacks? If you need to add a few fun events to your itinerary, then look no further! From pond hockey tournaments to ice fishing competitions, there are many events to watch or participate in happening this weekend in the Adirondacks!

Photo provided by Adirondack Ice Bowl
From an endless number of trails to great ski & snowboard sites, what's not to love about winter in the Adirondacks? Whether you want to enjoy the snow or spend time indoors, there's something for you to do in the region. This weekend, check out one of these 9 fun events & activities happening in the Adirondacks!

2017 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Buttons and tickets to the Grand Marshal Reception and Royalty Dinner are now available to the public!

The 2017 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival will take place February 3-12. Buttons may be purchased for $4 at area businesses, the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, or by mail (details below). 


Summer is still many months away, but it's never too early to help your kids sign up for an exciting Adirondack summer camp! Online registration for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation's (DEC) week-long summer camps opens January 25th, 2017.

Photo Credit: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation