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09/21/2017 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   CONTACT:  Matthew Courtright, Executive Director Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce mcourtright@ticonderogany.com 518-585-6619   Important Paid Family Medical Leave Seminar    Ticonderoga, NY – August 29, 2017 - The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of...
08/16/2017 - Westport, N.Y. -- The First Annual Essex County Arts and Crafts Festival will be held Wednesday and Thursday, August 30-31, at the Essex County Fairgrounds in Westport, N.Y.  The Festival will present the work of artists and crafters currently working in the county and neighboring region. It is a celebration of the...
07/11/2017 - Elizabethtown, NY - New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand visited the Adirondack History Center Museum in Elizabethtown last Thursday, July 6, to tour the new exhibit, “Adirondack Suffragists: 100 Years of Votes for Women.” The multi media displays celebrate 100 years since the ratification of the 19th amendment that gave...
06/28/2017 - CONTACT: Christina Elliott, AAA Executive Director, 518-335-5745 (cell), adkartessex@gmail.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ESSEX, NY –Thanks to grant funding and community support, the Adirondack Art Association (AAA) will be offering all of their childrens' art classes for free this summer. As a non-profit...
06/27/2017 - For Immediate Release                                For Further Information Contact:Beth Hill - 518-585- 2821bhill@fort-ticonderoga.orgJune 26, 2017    ...
06/01/2017 - (Ticonderoga, NY) A boat tour aboard Fort Ticonderoga’s 60-foot Carillon not only provides visitors with breathtaking lake views of commanding mountains and the majestic fort, it also crosses some of the most archaeologically rich waters in North America. This latest attraction at Fort Ticonderoga, a major cultural destination,...
05/31/2017 - Elizabethtown, NY - The Adirondack History Center Museum is having an opening reception of this year's Rosenberg Gallery Show, "A Sense of Place: Photography of the High Peaks." Curator Dan Keegan will offer a gallery walk for guests through the exhibit. The event is Friday, June 3 at 6 p.m. Images of the Adirondacks have...
05/17/2017 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:Westport, NY  - Soundwaves is pleased to present the 2017 summer concert series at Ballard Park in Westport, NY, on the shores of Lake Champlain. This summer’s program will feature four groundbreaking musicians celebrating the diverse genres of bluegrass, folk, jazz & experimental music.This is the...
05/12/2017 -  Ticonderoga, NY – Steamboat Captain and author William “Bill” Gates will present the opening talk as the Ticonderoga Historical Society opens the third of its major exhibits for 2017 on Friday, May 19 at 7 p.m. at the Hancock House, 6 Moses Circle, Ticonderoga. “Steamboats A’Comin” helps mark the bicentennial of steamboats...
05/03/2017 -                    For Further Information Contact:                                   Beth Hill - 518-585- 2821bhill@fort-ticonderoga.org  Ticonderoga, NY -  Fort...
04/24/2017 -   Fort Ticonderoga to showcase 1757  (Ticonderoga, NY) Experience Fort Ticonderoga on land and water during the 2017 season, beginning on Saturday, May 6. Fort Ticonderoga is a historic site, museum, and family destination that encourages visitors to build their perfect adventure in America’s most historic...
04/18/2017 -  Contact:Michael G. Roets, Site ManagerCrown Point State Historic Site21 Grandview Drive, Crown Point NY 12928michael.roets@parks.ny.gov(Crown Point, NY)……. The Friends of Crown Point State Historic Site are pleased to announce that they will host an unveiling ceremony for a monument commemorating the Crown Point cannon...
04/05/2017 -  Champlain Area Trails (CATS) is hosting the North Country’s fourth “Inn-to-Inn” hike on Saturday, May 13. The 11-mile “Grand Hike to the Essex Inn” will be on CATS hiking trails and scenic back roads from Wadhams to the Essex Inn where there will be a “block party.”  The celebration features the Zip City Blues...
03/17/2017 - (Port Henry, NY) The Moriah Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the new hiking "Moriah Challenge!"To complete the "Moriah Challenge," hikers must complete all four local Champlain Area Trails (CATS) hikes, which include Belfry Mountain, Big Hollow/Coot Hill, Cheney Mountain, and Crowfoot Pond Trails. Starting May 1, 2017...
03/06/2017 - Ticonderoga, NY – The Ticonderoga Historical Society unveils the first of three new exhibits being installed at the Hancock house on Friday, March 31 at 7 p.m.  Historical Society Programs Assistant and former Essex County Historian Diane O’Connor will present the opening talk, which is free and open to the public.  ...
12/08/2016 -  (Ticonderoga, NY)  Fort Ticonderoga’s “Fort Fever Series” will begin in January and run through April 2017. The lecture series will be held on Sunday afternoons at 2:00 p.m. in the Mars Education Center. Tickets are $10 per person and can be purchased at the door; Fort Ticonderoga Members are admitted free of cost.“...
11/10/2016 -  Ticonderoga, N.Y. -- The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce, in coordination with area businesses and organizations, will host the 7th Annual Ticonderoga Area North Country Christmas Celebration from Friday, November 25th through Sunday, December 4th, 2016. The celebration will kick off with events such as Black Friday,...
10/05/2016 - Ticonderoga, N.Y. — The Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership (TMSP) and the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce (TACC) are pleased to announce they will host the annual HalloweenFest. The Halloween celebration has grown from a one day event, to a two day event in 2015, and now into a four day/weekend long celebration....
09/22/2016 - Crown Point, NY/Addison, VT — Nicholas and Nicola Bell, with their baby Poppy, were the first people to complete a new quest that links Crown Point, NY with Chimney Point, VT. The British family followed clues on a Quest Map and answered seven riddles to obtain the quest’s treasure: a commemorative coin. The Bells, who were...
09/07/2016 -  Westport, N.Y. -- Two hikes, more than thirty agricultural vendors, two bands, local breweries and wineries, food trucks, farm demonstrations, featured speakers, and plenty of tasty food will all be available at the first Adirondack Harvest Festival on Friday and Saturday, September 16 and 17, at the Essex County...
08/04/2016 - Westport, N.Y. — All are invited to experience a showcase of the breweries, wineries, cideries, creameries and farms that dot the Adirondack landscape at the inaugural Adirondack Harvest Festival on the evening of Sept. 16 and all day Sept. 17 at the Essex County Fairgrounds in Westport, N.Y. The new...
07/29/2016 - (Ticonderoga, NY) Experience martial music at its best at Fort Ticonderoga on July 30th during the Fife and Drum Corps Muster! From the American Revolution, to modern commemoration, learn about the practical purpose of fifes and drums. Enjoy the stirring rhythms and tunes of these classic marches and camp songs throughout the...
07/26/2016 - Ticonderoga, NY – The Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership is pleased to announce that they will host the 8th Annual StreetFest in Historic Downtown Ticonderoga on Saturday, July 30, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. The 2016 StreetFest will include shopping, sidewalk sales, non-stop live entertainment, arts and crafts, variety...
07/07/2016 - (Ticonderoga, NY)  Join Fort Ticonderoga for a two-day battle re-enactment highlighting the climactic summer of 1777 as the Fort’s American garrison was outflanked by a British invasion force descending from Canada.  The event takes place Saturday and Sunday, July 23 and 24, 9:30 am to 5:00 pm. Admission to this re-...
07/07/2016 - TICONDEROGA — The 24th Annual Ticonderoga Area Car Show will be held Sunday, Aug. 7, in Ticonderoga’s Bicentennial Park from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be a number of awards given out including Fabulous 50, Top 25, and an array of special awards including Best of Show Car, Best of Show Truck, Best of Show Motorcycle, Best of...
06/14/2016 - Soundwaves is pleased to present the 2016 summer concert series at Ballard Park in Westport, NY. North Country resident and veteran Jazz trumpeter Taylor Haskins and his wife Catherine founded Soundwaves in 2014 when they accepted the role as volunteer organizers of the Westport Community Concert Series.This summer Taylor has...
05/18/2016 - (Ticonderoga, NY)  Join Fort Ticonderoga on Memorial Day weekend, May 28-30, to salute the service of the armed forces of the United States on the very grounds where so many American soldiers fought and sacrificed. Parade into Fort Ticonderoga behind the Fife and Drum Corps during a special program on Memorial Day at 11 am...
04/15/2016 - TICONDEROGA — The Ticonderoga Area Farmers’ Market returns this spring with a preview market from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 7, at 1114 Wicker St. (Wicker Wood), near the Walmart entrance (across from Christopher Chevrolet Buick).This event is part of the National Small Business Week celebration in Ticonderoga taking place...
04/05/2016 - People taking part in Champlain Area Trails’ (CATS) “Grand Hike to the Essex Inn” on Saturday, May 14 will walk on three new trails. The inn-to-inn hike begins in Wadhams where hikers will set out on the new “Wadhams Lookout Trail” and see a panoramic view of the High Peaks. “This is a little jewel of a trail,” said...
04/01/2016 - TICONDEROGA — The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce (TACC) is thrilled to welcome Kaylene Ross as their newest staff member. Kaylene has joined the team as the Chamber's Administrative Assistant. Kaylene is from Ticonderoga.“Please join the Chamber in giving Kaylene a warm welcome to our team. Kaylene will bring much...
03/21/2016 - Champlain Area Trails (CATS) is hosting the North Country’s third annual inn-to-inn hike on Saturday, May 14. The 11-mile Grand Hike to the Essex Inn will take place on CATS hiking trails and scenic back roads from Wadhams to the Essex Inn, where there will be a block party celebration featuring live music, restorative yoga and...
03/02/2016 -  Elizabethtown, N.Y. (January 6, 2016) – University of Vermont Health Network - Elizabethtown Community Hospital’s auxiliary is accepting registrations for its upcoming race event. The Doc Lopez Run for Health is taking place on Saturday, March 19 and features a half-marathon, 5K and 1-mile walk.Registration is available...
02/04/2016 - TICONDEROGA — The Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership (TMSP) Promotions Committee in coordination with the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce and Silver Bay YMCA Teen Center, as well as local businesses and organization are pleased to announce they will host the Second Annual Ticonderoga End of Winter Carnival on Saturday...
01/22/2016 - By request of the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce, local businesses and Adirondack Trail Riders Snowmobile Club, during a recent meeting, the Ticonderoga Town Council voted to allow limited snowmobile access through Bicentennial Park. The trail will be open only when snow conditions are sufficient to protect the turf and...
11/11/2015 - “The Noble Train Begins” Reenactment takes place on December 5"(Ticonderoga, NY) Discover the epic story of Henry Knox’s “Noble Train” of artillery at Fort Ticonderoga’s upcoming reenactment, Saturday, December 5, from 10 am – 4 pm. The event will feature an exciting program highlighting Henry Knox’s arrival to Fort Ticonderoga...
08/17/2015 - TICONDEROGA HOSTS STAR TREK CONVENTION LABOR DAY WEEKENDTiconderoga, N.Y. - A lineup of A-List stars and writers, tours of the original sets, episode screenings and more Star Trek activities will be featured at the "Trekonderoga" convention, held in Ticonderoga, N.Y. September 4-6, 2015.The convention, being held in historic...
08/04/2015 -  Combining puzzle-solving and testing knowledge of history with fresh air, sunshine and over two miles of winding trails, Fort Ticonderoga’s Heroic Maze: A Corn Maze Adventure! will be open beginning August 14. Visitors are invited to test their navigational skills among towering stalks of corn in Fort Ticonderoga’s...
07/15/2015 - Ticonderoga, N.Y. - The 7th annual StreetFest will be held on Saturday, July 25, from 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM. Held in Historic Downtown Ticonderoga, the Ticonderoga Montcalm Partnership is pleased to announce the variety of activities being hosted as Montcalm Street turns into a pedestrian mall open to the public! From shopping...
06/12/2015 - Westport on Lake Champlain, N.Y. - Soundwaves is pleased to present the 2015 summer concert series at Ballard Park in Westport, NY on beautiful Lake Champlain. The 2015 summer series begins July 2 at 7:30 p.m. and continues every Thursday night through August 13 on the hillside amphitheater overlooking Lake Champlain known...
05/27/2015 - (Ticonderoga, NY) Fort Ticonderoga will present the Eighth Annual Scots Day on Saturday, June 13. The commemoration of Scottish heritage and culture, as well as their significant contributions to 18th-century North American history runs from 9:30 am to 5 pm. Tour the Scottish Clan tents and vendors to discover more about your...
05/21/2015 - New shuttle service to Lake Champlain Region It’s the origin of the word “vacation.” Wealthy city dwellers in the late 1800s would “vacate” the stifling heat of the city and head north to explore the wilderness in the crisp mountain air of the Adirondack Mountains.  Today, the region remains a favorite year-round...
04/15/2015 -  Westport, N.Y. - Champlain Area Trails (CATS) and friends invite all to participate in a full day celebration of community-connecting activities at the second Grand Hike on Saturday, May 9, 2015.The Grand Hike is an “Inn to Inn” walk in the spirit of self-guided inn to inn walks made popular in Europe. Hikers will depart...
02/09/2015 -  (Ticonderoga, NY) Experience an exciting living history event and battle re-enactment at Fort Ticonderoga highlighting Major Robert Rogers and the Battle on Snowshoes on Saturday, February 21, from 10 am – 4 pm! Visit the French Garrison in the middle of winter inside Fort Ticonderoga and tour through opposing pickets...
01/14/2015 - (Ticonderoga, NY) Fort Ticonderoga, a not-for-profit educational organization and major cultural destination, has announced that waterway tours will be offered beginning in the spring of this year.  The acquisition of the Carillon cruise boat is part of a larger Fort Ticonderoga waterway recreation and transportation...
10/02/2014 - Ticonderoga, N.Y. - Discover family-fun of historic proportions this October at Fort Ticonderoga with evening programs including Garrison Ghost Tours and Maze by Moonlight. Explore the unexplained past filled with legends and haunts by joining Fort Ticonderoga’s museum staff as they present Garrison Ghost Tours offered on...
09/15/2014 - (Ticonderoga, NY) Join Fort Ticonderoga to celebrate the sights, sounds, and tastes of fall on Saturday, September 27. Bring the whole family to the Heritage, Harvest & Horse Festival for a full day of autumn fun set in the midst of the King’s Garden’s heirloom apple trees and the beautiful Adirondack landscape! Experience...
09/03/2014 - It’s time to celebrate the Adirondack Harvest!  Adirondack Harvest, the community-based farm and local food development and promotion program of Essex County Cornell Cooperative Extension, is celebrating the fall harvest season with several food events. Adirondack Harvest Coordinator Laurie Davis says, “We hope to see...
08/12/2014 - Designed in the shape of the FortHeroic Maze welcomes visitors August 15-October 19(Ticonderoga, NY)  What activity combines solving puzzles and testing your knowledge of history with fresh air, sunshine and over two miles of winding trails?  Fort Ticonderoga’s Heroic Maze:  A Corn Maze Adventure!  Beginning...
07/18/2014 - Ticonderoga, N.Y. - Two ferries and a bridge will connect visitors and residents to dozens of events celebrating the Lake Champlain Region from August 1-17. “Bridging Champlain - a NY-VT Celebration” comprises a vast collection of events and activities including concerts, art exhibits, historic reenactments, fairs and...
07/10/2014 - (Ticonderoga, NY)  Join Fort Ticonderoga for a two-day battle re-enactment highlighting the climactic summer of 1777 as the Fort’s American garrison was outflanked by a British invasion force descending from Canada.  The event takes place Saturday and Sunday, July 19 and 20, 9:30 am to 5 pm. Admission to this...
07/02/2014 - Ticonderoga, NY – March 24, 2014 - The Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership is pleased to announce that they will host the 6th Annual StreetFest in Ticonderoga on Saturday, July 26, 2014 in Downtown Ticonderoga from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. The event is held on Montcalm Street in the heart of Historic Ticonderoga, NY.  ...
06/24/2014 - Westport, N.Y. - Soundwaves, a free summer concert series in Ballard Park in Westport, N.Y. begins July 3 at 7:30 p.m. with Grammy award-winning trumpeter and series organizer Taylor Haskins.At the inaugural series event, Haskins will be performing music from his critically acclaimed album Fuzzy Logic (released 2014 on Sunnyside...
05/28/2014 - (Ticonderoga, NY) Fort Ticonderoga will present the Seventh Annual Scots Day on Saturday, June 14. The commemoration of Scottish heritage and culture, as well as their significant contributions to 18th-century North American history runs from 9:30 am to 5 pm.Tour the Scottish Clan tents and vendors to discover more about your...
05/20/2014 -  (Ticonderoga, New York) Fort Ticonderoga’s King’s Garden opens for the season on May 24 with a stunning display of annuals and perennials!  As the largest public garden in the Adirondack-Lake Champlain region and one of the oldest gardens in America, the King’s Garden offers daily guided tours and self-guided...
04/29/2014 - Crown Point, N.Y. - The Crown Point Bird Banding Association will host its 39th annual bird banding event on May 10 - 24 at the Crown Point State Historic Site.  Bird banding is an effort to identify and track different species of migratory birds that pass through the region every year, so as to better collect ecological...
04/23/2014 - (Ticonderoga, NY)  Fort Ticonderoga kicks off the 2014 season May 10-11 with its “No Quarter” event recreating the capture of Fort Ticonderoga on May 10, 1775. In this weekend-long recreation visitors will experience “America’s First Victory.” Throughout the weekend, visitors will explore this dramatic story from the...
04/07/2014 - Westport, N.Y. - Champlain Area Trails (CATS) and friends invite all to participate in a full day celebration of community-connecting activities at the inaugural Grand Hike on Saturday, May 3, 2014.The Grand Hike is an “Inn to Inn” walk in the spirit of self-guided inn to inn walks made popular in Europe. Hikers will depart...
03/31/2014 - Lake Champlain, NY-VT - New York and Vermont Departments of Environmental Conservation, in collaboration with the North American Cyptozoological Research Consortium have declared a temporary ban on fishing on Lake Champlain for the period April 15-June 29, 2014.The temporary ban is in place as a result of a consistent, six-year...
02/26/2014 - Elizabethtown, N.Y. - Celebrate Women's History Month on March 21 and 22 with a spirited program of stories and music by acclaimed Adirondack singer-songwriter Peggy Lynn and author/performer Sandra Weber. On Friday, March 21 at 7:00pm Peggy and Sandra perform at the Whallonsburg Grange Hall. On Saturday, March 22 at 6:30pm at...
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10/16/2013 - (Ticonderoga, NY) - Join Fort Ticonderoga for Maze by Moonlight on October 19 and Tricks without Treats October 26 for family fun, celebrating Fort Ticonderoga’s agriculture history in one of America’s most beautiful settings! The Heroic Maze is included in Fort Ticonderoga’s general admission price and open weekends (...
09/24/2013 - ELIZABETHTOWN, N.Y. —The Adirondack History Center Museum is offering free admission on Saturday, September 28, 2013 for Smithsonian magazine’s 9th annual Museum Day Live!A nationwide event, Museum Day Live! offers free admission to visitors presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket printed from their website at http://www....
08/29/2013 - ELIZABETHTOWN--As the kick-off for Adirondack Harvest Week, the Adirondack History Center Museum is hosting the second annual Taste of Local Food Festival on Saturday, September 14 from 11:00am – 2:30pm.Restaurants, chefs and culinary artists are invited to showcase their favorite appetizers, entrees, desserts or other prepared...
08/22/2013 - A Real-Life Action Adventure! (Ticonderoga, NY)  An attack led by patriot Colonel John Brown will take British troops garrisoning Fort Ticonderoga by surprise (again) 236 years later during the upcoming real life action adventure at Fort Ticonderoga on Saturday and Sunday, September 14-15, from 9:30am- 5pm. The living...
07/12/2013 - (Ticonderoga, NY)  Join Fort Ticonderoga for an exciting two-day battle re-enactment highlighting the epic 1758 Battle of Carillon! Witness how the British amassed the largest army in North American history to date yet was stunningly defeated by a French army a quarter of its size. The event takes place Saturday and Sunday...
07/11/2013 - Ticonderoga, NY - The Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership is pleased to announce that they will host the 5th Annual StreetFest in Ticonderoga on Saturday, July 27, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. StreetFest is an annual celebration with sidewalk sales, arts and crafts, shopping, food, fun, entertainment, and family activities...
07/02/2013 - It’s that time of year again, when biking enthusiasts of all ages and ability-levels from around the world descend on the Adirondacks to explore the region’s scenic roads and mountain trails. Riding around, one can see Lake Placid Ironman competitors, mountain biking aficionados, and vacationing families, all taking advantage of...
06/19/2013 - ELIZABETHTOWN--The Adirondack History Center Museum announces three dates for the Adirondack Fire Tower Exploration Program: July 11, July 25 and August 17. Join naturalist David Thomas-Train for a full day of activities, or attend any portion of the day. The program begins at 10 am with an orientation at the museum, a viewing...
06/19/2013 - (Ticonderoga, NY)  For the first time ever, visitors to Fort Ticonderoga will be able to explore one of America’s most significant historic sites on water and land.  The new recreational activities will highlight Fort Ticonderoga’s rich historic landscape.  A new interpretive hiking trail winding around Carillon...
05/31/2013 - (Ticonderoga, NY) Fort Ticonderoga will present the Sixth Annual Scots Day on Saturday, June 15. The commemoration of Scottish heritage and their significant contributions to 18th-century North American history runs from 9:30 am to 5 pm. Tour the Scottish Clan tents and vendors to discover more about your own connection to...
05/28/2013 - The Adirondack Coast will float your boat! Whether it is by motor, sail or paddle power, the rivers, ponds and lakes of the Lake Champlain region are the perfect place to launch into summer.Boaters are invited to explore the nation's sixth great lake, with views of the Green Mountains of Vermont, the Adirondacks in New York, and...
05/17/2013 - Elizabethtown, NY- The Adirondack History Center Museum/Essex County Historical Society presents the second annual Adirondack History Antique and Classic Car Show, on Saturday, June 8, 2013, from 10AM to 2PM. Collectors and enthusiasts from far and wide will be on hand displaying their collections of pre-1970 beautifully...
04/12/2013 - WHALLONSBURG, NY — A stellar line-up of musicians will be on stage at the Grange Hallin Whallonsburg, New York this spring. The historic building in the heart of the ChamplainValley will host performers and groups from Scotland, Canada and Montana in a monthlyseries from April through June.The remarkable vocal trio, Finest Kind...
03/28/2013 -  Crown Point, N.Y. - In anticipation of the trout season opener, the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism has compiled a list of ice-out tips for fishing this spring. Lakes and ponds in the Lake Champlain region are emerging from winter, and area fishermen are readying for spring angling. And area guides and experts know...
02/06/2013 - Ticonderoga, NY – The Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership is pleased to announce that they will host the 4th Annual Ticonderoga WinterFest on Saturday, February 9, 2013 from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM at the Ticonderoga Recreational Fields, Ice Skating Rink and surrounding areas.Activities for this year's WinterFest will include...
01/31/2013 - (Ticonderoga, NY) Experience an exciting living history event at Fort Ticonderoga highlighting Major Robert Rogers and the Battle on Snowshoes on Saturday, February 23, from 10 am – 4 pm! Visit the French Garrison in the middle of winter inside Fort Ticonderoga and tour through opposing pickets of British rangers and French...
01/10/2013 - Camp Pok-O-MacCready Outdoor Education Center announces their 4th Annual Lecture SeriesWillsboro, NY - The Camp Pok-O-Macready Outdoor Education Center begins its 2013 lecture series in January.
01/03/2013 - ADIRONDACK COAST -Champlain Area Trails (CATS) invites all to start off the new year with an animal tracking hike this Saturday morning, January 5th from 9:30am to 12:30pm at Poke-o-Moonshine's Lost Oak Valley.Outdoor educators Elizabeth Lee and David Thomas Train will lead the hike to identify tracks and discuss how animals...
12/14/2012 - (Ticonderoga, NY) Fort Ticonderoga announces the line-up for its Fort Fever Series running January through April. These programs are offered once a month by Fort Ticonderoga staff and take place on Sunday afternoon at 2 pm. Programs cost $10 each payable at the door and are free for members of the Friends of Fort Ticonderoga.On...
11/05/2012 - Ticonderoga, N.Y. – The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce will host their 3rd Annual Ticonderoga Area North Country Christmas Celebration from Friday, November 30 – Sunday, December 9, 2012. The celebration will include a variety of events starting with the arrival of the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train and ending with the...
10/05/2012 - CROWN POINT, NEW YORK – Crown Point State Historic Site will host historian Douglas Cubbison, the author of the new book, Burgoyne and the Saratoga Campaign: His Papers, on Sunday, October 21, 2012. Cubbison will speak on the topics of Crown Point and Coffin Point during the 1776 Valcour Island Campaign and on Crown Point...
09/20/2012 - 2nd Annual Boquet Valley Studio Tour Information:WHEN:  October 5, 6, 7th, 2012 10:00AM – 5:00PM; not all studios open everyday, please check map schedule. WHERE: Essex, Port Henry, Wadhams, Westport and Au Sable Forks. WHAT: Professional artists open their homes, gardens and studios during this enchanting self-...
09/17/2012 - Explore the Fort & its 6-Acre Corn Maze at Night Oct. 19-20 & 26-27 (Ticonderoga, NY) Find your way through the eerie darkness at Fort Ticonderoga's Flashlight Nights, Fridays and Saturdays, October 19 and 20 & October 26 and 27. Bring your flashlight to this family-fun fall event where you will hear the story...
09/11/2012 - (Ticonderoga, NY) Join Fort Ticonderoga and the King's Garden to celebrate the sights, sounds, and tastes of fall on Saturday, September 29. Bring the whole family to the Heritage, Harvest & Horse Festival for a full day of autumn fun! Experience the power and thunder of hooves through demonstrations of equestrian sports and...
09/07/2012 - ELIZABETHTOWN--As a kick-off to Adirondack Harvest Week, the Adirondack History Center Museum is hosting A Taste of Local Food Festival on Saturday, September 15 from 11:00am – 2:30pm. Restaurants, chefs and culinary artists are invited to showcase their favorite appetizers, entrees, desserts or other prepared items featuring...
08/24/2012 - ELIZABETHTOWN—The Adirondack History Center Museum is offering the final presentation in the "Adirondack Rivers: A Mind of Their Own" series on Thursday, August 30. A full evening of events begins at 5pm with a museum reception, a benefit concert by "Adirondack Harper" Martha Gallagher at 6pm, and selected readings from the...
08/07/2012 - TICONDEROGA, N.Y. - Fort Ticonderoga has added a new dimension to the Heroic Maze: A Corn Maze Adventure, which combines solving puzzles and testing your knowledge of history with fresh air, sunshine and over two miles of winding trails. Beginning August 15, test your navigational skills among towering stalks of corn in Fort...
07/28/2012 - Westport, NY- What are you doing this summer? Summer is prime time for exploring New York's Champlain Valley. "There are few places with historic hamlets settled so sweetly into a rich landscape of forests, farms, and hills with views of a beautiful lake and mountains," notes Chris Maron, executive director of Champlain Area...
07/26/2012 - WESTPORT, N.Y. - The Adirondacks' Agricultural Fair returns for the 164th time from August 8-12 in Westport.Complete with carnival rides, a petting zoo, agricultural displays and presentations, tractor pulls and the ever favorite demolition Derby, the Essex County Fair is an annual favorite. This year, organizers are pleased to...
07/24/2012 - WESTPORT-ON-LAKE-CHAMPLAIN, N.Y. - The Westport Heritage House is pleased to announce a full day's schedule of events for the Westport Festival Day on August 4, 2012. Events begin at 11:00 AM starting with a 5K fun race, food, vendors and silent auctions, scavenger hunt, dog agility and Shakespeare in the Park.Local performers...
07/05/2012 - ELIZABETHTOWN—The Adirondack History Center Museum is offering the first lecture in the "Adirondack Rivers: A Mind of Their Own" series on Thursday, July 12 at 7:00pm. The lecture features Gary Kroll, environmental historian from SUNY Plattsburgh, speaking on Never Wild: The Ausable River and the Rethinking of Nature-Culture...
07/02/2012 - WESTPORT-ON-LAKE-CHAMPLAIN, N.Y. - The Arts Council for the Northern Adirondacks presents Seventeenth Annual Ballard Park Concert Series beginning on July 12 with the "Jamcrackers" and Irish Step dancing by Griffin Wilkins.Seasoned solo performers Dan Berggren, Peggy Lynn and Dan Duggan have combined talents to create a dynamic...
06/20/2012 - Ticonderoga, NY - The Best Fourth in the North Committee has announced the schedule for the 2012 Best Fourth in the North Celebration in Ticonderoga: July 1st - 4th, 2012.Sunday, July 1st:12:00 PM - 10:00 PM: Food, Vendors & Rides In Bicentennial Park*Bracelets $20.00, from 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM.2:00 PM: Buffalo Barfield &...
06/18/2012 - TICONDEROGA, N.Y. – Mark your calendars! Ticonderoga's fourth annual Streetfest will be held Saturday, July 28 from 10 AM to 3 PM. Streetfest, an annual community celebration of arts and crafts, shopping, food, fun, entertainment, and family activities to bring people to Ticonderoga's historic Montcalm Street district, is a "...
06/08/2012 - New York's Champlain Valley has a little piece of Paris, according to Westport resident Elizabeth Lee. While walking around the Montmartre neighborhood in Paris, which surrounds a cathedral-on-the-hill called Sacre Coeur, she noticed many similarities to the hiking trail at Coon Mountain in Westport. Upon her return, she decided...
06/01/2012 - Season highlights include newly planted allée, Hands-on Horticulture Series, and new children's programs in July and August!(Ticonderoga, NY) -  Fort Ticonderoga's King's Garden opened for the season on June 1 with a stunning display of annuals and perennials already in bloom! As the largest public garden in the...
05/24/2012 - ELIZABETHTOWN—The Adirondack History Center Museum is opening for a new season beginning on Saturday, May 26. Come to the museum to see the award winning Worked/Wild exhibition and discover new exhibitions including The Cabin by the Creek and an updated Adirondack Fire Tower exhibit.Saturday, June 9, is the opening of the Raging...
05/10/2012 - Crown Point, N.Y./Addison, Vt. – May 9, 2012 – After many months of planning the Lake Champlain Bridge Community (LCBC) looks forward to hosting its two-day Grand Celebration which celebrates the re-opening of the Lake Champlain Bridge and re-connecting the New York and Vermont communities that surround it. The bridge re-opened...
05/10/2012 - "No Quarter" Re-enactment May 18-20 (Ticonderoga, NY) Fort Ticonderoga kicks off the 2012 season May 18 with its "No Quarter" event recreating the capture of Fort Ticonderoga on May 10, 1775. In this weekend-long recreation visitors will experience "America's First Victory." Throughout the weekend, visitors will explore...
05/08/2012 - ELIZABETHTOWN, NY - The Essex County Historical Society's Worked/Wild exhibit at the Adirondack History Center Museum in Elizabethtown has been given an Award of Merit, the highest honor given by "Museumwise," a statewide museum organization. The award is presented annually for projects that represent innovation and excellence...
05/03/2012 - EXPERIENCE FORT TICONDEROGA!(Ticonderoga, NY) Fort Ticonderoga opens for the 103rd season on Friday, May 18 and will offer new programs, living history weekends, events, exhibits, gardens, and a six-acre corn maze designed in the shape of the Fort! Visitors will immerse themselves in nearly 2000 acres of exquisite landscape at...
03/29/2012 - ELIZABETHTOWN, NY - The Essex County Historical Society in Elizabethtown, New York recently announced an online commemoration of the 2009 Quadricentennial in Essex County, New York. The Lake Champlain Quadricentennial 1609-1909 site has been designed to highlight photographs by Jack LaDuke acquired by the Essex County Historical...
03/19/2012 - Early season paddler on Lake Champlain - taken from the shores of Westport, N.Y.
02/27/2012 - Champlain Area Trails (CATS) has launched its Spring Travel-Writing Contest. Your story could earn you $500. So share your experiences about the places you hiked, the restaurant you loved, the outfitter who went that extra mile, the bed and breakfast that felt like an escape into pure bliss, or the sublime concert you heard. We...
02/24/2012 - Living History Event Planned for Saturday, March 10 (Ticonderoga, NY) Experience an exciting living history event at Fort Ticonderoga highlighting Major Robert Rogers and the Battle of Snowshoes on Saturday, March 10 from 10 am – 4 pm! Visit the French Garrison in the middle of winter inside Fort Ticonderoga and tour...
01/17/2012 - (Ticonderoga, NY) The King's Garden at Fort Ticonderoga presents the First Annual Garden & Landscape Symposium: "Planting the Seeds of Knowledge for Home Gardeners" on Saturday, April 14. This new day-long symposium, geared for both beginning and experienced gardeners, provides helpful insights from garden experts who live...
01/08/2012 - Upcoming CATS Events Highlights: Saturday, January 21 at 9:30 to 1:30 – "Animal Tracking" hike at Poko-Moonshine hosted by CATS and Friends of Poko-Moonshine. Please meet at the new trailhead which is about a mile south of the main trail at Poke-O on Route 9. David Thomas Train will lead you into the Lost Oak Valley to look...
01/08/2012 - (Ticonderoga, NY) Winter is a great time to get outside, explore and learn at Fort Ticonderoga, America's Fort! Fort Ticonderoga's new winter series of programs begins on Sunday, January 22, at 2 pm with a "Winter Landscape Snowshoe Trek" led by Curator of Landscape Heidi Karkoski.Discover Fort Ticonderoga's landscape while...
12/19/2011 - WESTPORT-ON-LAKE-CHAMPLAIN, N.Y. – The New Year marks a thrilling new journey for The Depot Theatre. The Adirondacks' professional theatre company will celebrate its 33rd year in operation with a new managing director, a new volunteer guild and four blockbuster shows for the 2012 season.The Depot has launched a national search...
12/19/2011 - Rumored to live off the shores of Port Henry, in Moriah, N.Y. on the Adirondack Coast, Lake Champlain's own "Loch Ness Monster", CHAMP, was featured on CBS News.HERE'S A LINK to the story and video!
12/19/2011 - Vote for your favorite!LAKE CHAMPLAIN REGION, ADIRONDACKS - The deadline for the first Champlain Area Trails (CATS) Travel Writing Contest has passed and there were a number of great submissions. In January, the judges will choose the winner of the $500 top prize and now is the time when your involvement in the contest really...
12/16/2011 - New Program Series Begins on January 22(Ticonderoga, NY) Fort Ticonderoga introduces a new series of Sunday afternoon programs running from January through April. Presented by Fort Ticonderoga staff, the programs cost $10 each and are free for Members of the Friends of Fort Ticonderoga.The program begins with a "Winter...
11/14/2011 - 18th Century Holiday Traditions at Fort Ticonderoga's "Hot Chocolate at Cold Fort" Event  (Ticonderoga, NY) Explore 18th-century holiday traditions at Fort Ticonderoga's Hot Chocolate at Cold Fort event on December 3, 2011! Visit with historic interpreters portraying Continental soldiers from Pennsylvania in 1776 and...
11/10/2011 - Contributions Recognized by Ticonderoga Area and Addison County Chambers of CommerceCrown Point, N.Y./Addison, Vt. – November 9, 2011 – The Lake Champlain Bridge Community (LCBC) and its co-founders, Lorraine Franklin and Karen Hennessy, have been recognized twice in recent months by the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce and...
10/20/2011 - Elizabethtown, N.Y. -  Adirondack History Center Museum is offering a program about Paranormal Discoveries on Saturday, October 29 at 4:00 p.m. The program begins with a report from Champlain & Adirondack Paranormal Investigations on their findings of paranormal activities at the museum. Jim Thatcher, Lead Investigator...
10/05/2011 - (Ticonderoga, NY) Discover the unexplained past at Fort Ticonderoga's Flashlight Nights, Fridays and Saturdays, October 21 and 22 and October 28 and 29 from 7 pm until 9 pm. This family-fun fall program will uncover Fort Ticonderoga's layers of history and haunted stories at night in the Fort, on the landscape and in the 6-acre...
10/03/2011 - Essex, N.Y. - The First Annual Boquet Valley Studio Tour will be held from October 7 - 9, 2011. Several successful Champlain Valley artists in Elizabethtown, Essex, Westport and Willsboro will open their homes, gardens and studios during a self-guided tour."With fall foliage season upon us comes a new opportunity to explore...
09/22/2011 - The Arts Council for the Northern Adirondacks will host the 23nd Annual Field, Forest and Stream Day, an Adirondack Folk Arts Festival on Saturday, September 24th, 2011 from 11:00am to 4:00pm on the museum grounds of the Adirondack History Center in Elizabethtown, New York. Come out and join this wonderful family event...
09/20/2011 - New York's central Champlain Valley is special. "There are few places with historic hamlets settled so sweetly into a rich landscape of forests, farms, and hills with views of a beautiful lake and mountains," notes Chris Maron, executive director of Champlain Area Trails (CATS).To spread the word and promote tourism to the area...
08/31/2011 - Ausable Chasm has been open for over 140 years - and has survived Irene! Check their website at ausablechasm.com for more information!
08/29/2011 - (Ticonderoga, NY) U.S. News Travel recently named Fort Ticonderoga #2 in "Best Things To Do in the Adirondacks". Cited for its historical significance as the "key to the continent," the report states that the interpretive costumed staff helps make "this splendid fort authentic."Fort Ticonderoga is listed just under the Saranac...
08/24/2011 - UPDATE: due to weather, move is now planned for FRIDAY, AUGUST 26LAKE CHAMPLAIN BRIDGE ARCH SCHEDULEDTO BE LIFTED INTO PLACE ON THURSDAY, AUG. 25Historic Event Will Take One Full Day to CompleteThe New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) today announced plans to transport and lift into place the center arch span of...
08/19/2011 - Historic Event Will Take One Full Day to Complete The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) today announced tentative plans to float the center arch span of the new Lake Champlain Bridge to the bridge site and lift it into place next week. The public may be able to watch the lift, but some marine and vehicle...
08/17/2011 - Part of National Initiative to Fight Childhood Obesity(Ticonderoga, NY) Fort Ticonderoga's Heroic Maze: A Corn Maze Adventure is part of a national initiative called Lets Move! Museums & Gardens dedicated to solving the problem of childhood obesity. Lets Move! is supported through the federal Institute of Museum and...
08/17/2011 - Contact:Sue HoxieLake Champlain Bridge Community, Communications ChairAddison County Chamber of Commerce, Marketing & Communications DirectorP: 802-388-7951 x2E: sue@addisoncounty.comReopening Celebration for Lake Champlain Bridge PostponedNew date is set for May 19-20, 2012Crown Point, N.Y./Addison, Vt. – August 17, 2011 –...
08/11/2011 - Firetower Tour and Discussionwith David Thomas-TrainSunday, August 28thAdirondack History Center Museum/ Essex County Historical SocietyELIZABETHTOWN, NY — Visitors can take part in any portion of the day: the hike, the Museum fire tower climb, the lecture, or all activities.9 am— 3 pm: Meet at the Museum on Sunday, August 28th...
08/09/2011 - A summer day of peace and musicMORIAH ON LAKE CHAMPLAIN, ADIRONDACKS — The community of Moriah is pleased to present the first annual MoriahStock at the Port Henry Band Stand beginning at 1:00 p.m. on August 27.A home-grown event, MoriahStock will feature local bands Loose Connection, 5 Story Fuse and Generations in a casual,...
07/27/2011 - Celebrate America with Patriotic Music at Fort Ticonderoga'sFife & Drum Corps Muster August 6 (Ticonderoga, NY) Fort Ticonderoga celebrates more than eight decades of Fife and Drum Corps performance with its annual Fife and Drum Corps Muster August 6. The muster will highlight several Fife and Drum Corps from across...
07/25/2011 - MORIAH, NY - The Town of Moriah will celebrate two of its hometown champs with a combined celebration of the annual Champ Day and the first annual Johnny Podres Day on August 6, 2011 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.The annual Champ Day will fill Main Street Port Henry with food and craft vendors, a town-wide lawn sale, music and...
07/20/2011 - Ticonderoga, NY – The Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership is excited to announce that Streetfest, an annual community celebration of arts and crafts, shopping, food, fun, entertainment, and family activities to bring people to Ticonderoga's historic Montcalm Street district, continues to grow and will be even bigger and...
07/20/2011 - ESSEX ON LAKE CHAMPLAIN - Historic Essex on Lake Champlain has welcomed a number of new businesses, rebounding positively from record high water this spring. In fact, the community is not only ready to welcome visitors for the summer - it is veritably BUZZING with activity.The iconic Old Dock restaurant opened for the season on...
07/20/2011 - (Ticonderoga, NY) Explore the unexplained past at Fort Ticonderoga during Garrison Ghost Tours offered on Friday and Saturday nights through August. The tours, which begin at 8 pm, highlight Fort Ticonderoga's haunted history and recount stories featured on Syfy Channel's Ghost Hunters. The tour is recommended for guests 10...