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It’s all about the outdoors in the Adirondacks! Does the idea of having your own little private plot of campground sound appealing? That’s what our many campgrounds are all about. The key to a great camping vacation can be finding the ideal campsite that will be a good fit for your family. Whether you are coming with a tent, an RV, or merely supplies and gear, we are ready to accommodate. Here are a few ideas and features of our many...
Michigans: A North Country Favorite  Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce blog written by Katelyn Chevier  Summers in the North Country are something truly special. Swimming in a nearby lake, enjoying a small town main street parade, and enjoying summer treats like ice cream or Michigans comes to mind when I reflect on summers already gone by. What are Michigans, you ask? If you lived in or visited the North Country, you...
Referred to as the Grand Canyon of the Adirondacks, Ausable Chasm is an awe-inspiring sight and a one-of-a-kind adventure. With roaring waterfalls cascading through deep sandstone canyons, the stunning views are so powerful they will take your breath away. This beautiful destination has much more to offer than just vistas though. The wide variety of adventurous activities give visitors the opportunity to experience the chasm from...
Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce blog by Katelyn Chevier Crown Point is a small town set directly on the Adirondack Coast. There are an abundance of sights to be seen and treats to be eaten all throughout this warm and welcoming community. Activities can be simply categorized to make planning your visit as easy as 1-2-3!  Outdoors  Crown Point offers a wide range of outdoor activities, from hiking to camping to...
Submitted by guest blogger, Tim Rowland.  Four species of turtle call the Adirondacks their home — Blanding's, wood, snapping, and painted. As you cruise the Adirondack Coast this early summer, you are apt to spot them in or near the road particularly near lakes, ponds, and streams. They can often be found hanging out at the Wickham Marsh Wildlife Area, on the shores of Lake Champlain, and along the banks of the...
Flagpole manufacturing and restoration is more than a job for Adirondack Flagpoles owner Danny Kaifetz, it’s something he believes in. Sure, he knows the technical stuff as well as people know their own names, but when he starts getting into why he makes flagpoles his voice changes. There's deep emotion there, an unmistakably strong feeling of pride when he says words like salute, sacrifice, and veteran.  Danny is the...
It's festival time at the fairgrounds, featuring some of my favorite things: Hand-crafted, gorgeous, and delightful objects and other works of art. Made by nice people. I'm talking about the second annual Essex Arts and Crafts Festival held at the Essex County Fairgrounds in Westport. It was so popular the first year that there are now two separate events in 2018. Plan for Friday, July 6 and Wednesday, August 1. Stroll...
Feature photo: Copyright Fort Ticonderoga; photographer Carl Heilman II Written by guest blogger Beth Hill, President and CEO, Fort Ticonderoga As one of the most important Revolutionary War sites anywhere in the country, an Independence Day visit to Fort Ticonderoga is an unforgettable experience. Not a day goes by that I don’t learn something new about the Fort and its amazing history! Visitors — young, old, and...
At approximately 125 miles long and 12 miles across at its widest point, Lake Champlain offers over 435-square miles of surface area; a huge water recreation playground particularly for anglers. Thinking of trying out your luck and testing your fishing skills on this vast lake? Here are a few details you may not know. Tops in Bass Fishing Lake Champlain consistently ranks in Bassmasters Top US Bass Fishing Lakes list. In...
Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce written by Katelyn Chevier It’s hard not to show excitement for warmth and sunshine as flowers bloom promising summer. Ticonderoga invites you to make the most out of summer by attending some of the many annual events and activities offered every year. Show your spirit! There’s surely no better way to celebrate 4th of July than Historical Ticonderoga’s “Best 4th in the North.”  This popular...
Business Name: The Village Inn and Red Brick Cafe Opening Date: January 2017 Number of Employees: Two full-time and four part-time Location: 1 Star Way, Port Henry, NY 12974 Tim Bryant and his stepson, Timur, opened the Red Brick Café in downtown Port Henry in 2017. Since opening, the café and inn have built a local and regional following. Read below to learn more about this local start-up success story. Tell us about...
Chesterfield is a very old town. The native Algonquin people were the original inhabitants. This area is still a rich source of fascinating structures with great appeal, both natural and man-made. This classic example of an Adirondack water-powered mill community was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983. Locus of water power As seen above, the famous bridges in the hamlet of Keeseville, part of the Keeseville...
“There’s a THEATRE in here?” the Amtrak passenger asked, pointing to the Actors’ Equity sign in the lobby of the train station. “There sure is,” I answered as usual, preparing my regular spiel. “It’s very convenient, as actors can ride the train from Broadway directly to the stage here in the Adirondacks!”  It’s a frequently asked question about a unique situation. The circa 1876 historic building located in the community of Westport...
Whether you're dreaming of reeling in The Big One or you want your child to get excited about their first fish, the Lake Champlain region is a great place for all of those angler delights. From the big lake to fast rivers to little ponds, we've got it all. Here are some tips to make sure that fishing trip will be full of memories. The big one We are thrilled to announce that our own Lake Champlain is not only a big lake, it is the...
The Lake Champlain region is host to numerous ponds, rivers, and, of course, the big lake itself. Knowledgable anglers know that all of these bodies of water offer terrific fishing opportunities, but here are five Lake Champlain region fishing facts for the rest of us!   1. There’s a fish hatchery that you can visit! The Essex County Fish Hatchery is located in Crown Point, and is open to the public. The hatchery raises rainbow,...