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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.

Old Forge Water Theme Park Changes Hands

enchanted forest

The iconic Enchanted Forest Water Safari in Old Forge is changing hands in ownership after 46 years in operation from the Noonan family. It was sold to Innovative Attraction Management of Windermere, FL. The sale took place on March 1, according to a news release.

Enchanted Forest originally opened in the mid 1950s, after which Timothy Noonan purchased the park in the late 1970s. Since his ownership, he expanded it to become the largest water theme park in New York State with 50+ rides and attractions.

The new owners want to ensure everyone that they will keep the magic going at Enchanted Forest Water Safari for the future.

Source: Adirondack Explorer

River Towns to Visit in the Adirondacks

ausable chasm in the adirondacks

World Atlas recently put together a list of the nine most charming river towns in the Adirondacks to visit this year. With so much emphasis on the mountains, it's almost easy to forget the beautiful rivers and waterways on the region!

Their top 9 are:

  1. Lake Placid
  2. Jay 
  3. Keene 
  4. Glens Falls (just outside Park boundaries)
  5. Old Forge
  6. Saranac Lake
  7. Lake Luzerne
  8. Long Lake
  9. Tupper Lake

Sources: World Atlas

Only 1 Hiker Rescued on Eclipse Day

partial solar ecilpse

The DEC warned hikers to stay off the trails during the eclipse, in part because of concerns of trail overcrowding, which can lead to destruction of trailside vegetation. 

According to New York Upstate, most outdoor recreationists did avoid the trails on Monday, April 8, with only one rescue reported.

The rescue happened after the eclipse, at 4:32pm, when a 29-year hiker from Elmira injured her leg near the summit of Mount Saint Regis, considered a moderately challenging route.

Sources: New York Upstate

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