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Roundup of What's New in the Adirondacks
Discover what's happening in communities throughout the Adirondack Park! Our Adirondack news roundup features the latest updates about businesses, major event announcements, and a variety of other local stories.
Snow Train History Celebration Through March
The Schenectady Wintersports Club has begun celebrating the 90th anniversary of the first snow train that ran between the Electric City and North Creek.
This train service was introduced after the growing popularity of skiing following the 1932 Winter Olympics in the Adirondacks, and today, it's recognized as a major factor in the region becoming a winter tourism destination.
To celebrate the snow train's anniversary, there will be events held in Glenville, Rotterdam, and North Creek. If you love history, the Olympics, and skiing...this is not something you want to miss!
An event worth mentioning is taking place at Tannery Pond. This will be on March 4, 2024 to ring in the first day that the snow train rolled in. Local companies will come together to offer specialty meals, beers, and souvenirs.
View a full list of events: https://www.tannerypond.org/events/90-snow-train
Source: Times Union
Lake Placid Toboggan Chute Reopens to the Public
On January 23rd, there was word from North Elba's Park District Manager, Matt St Louis that Mirror Lake finally had thick ice. The popular toboggan chute would likely be opening in February to ensure stability on the ice. The attraction is dependent on the weather and there are high hopes that it will reopen very soon.
After nearly a month of patience, the toboggan chute opened in late February. Last year, the chute was open to the public on February 5th. Considering that the toboggan chute is weather dependent, it is important to stay up to date on conditions. For updates, visit Town of North Elba on Facebook.
Updated on 2/27/24
Source: Lake Placid News