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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.

Lake Placid Toboggan Chute Reopens to the Public

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After much anticipation in January 2024, the popular toboggan chute in Lake Placid opened in mid-February. Last year, the chute was open to the public on February 5.

Considering that the toboggan chute is weather dependent, it is important to stay up to date on conditions. For updates, visit the Town of North Elba on Facebook before planning your trip!

The Wild Center Named Recognized as the Best Science Museum

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The Wild Center in Tupper Lake was just recognized as the Best Science Museum in USA Today's 2024 10Best Readers' Choice Awards. Travel experts sorted out the finest museums in the country, and readers voted for the top ten. The museum surpassed other prestigious selections such as The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia and Exploratorium in San Francisco.

In celebration of the recognition, the Wild Center plans to host a Community Free Day on Saturday, March 9. If you are interested in learning more about their Community Free Day, visit wildcenter.org/communityfreeday.

Source: Adirondack Daily Enterprise

Snow Train History Celebration Through March

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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

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