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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 from May 1 to 7, with an emphasis on thinking local, which is being organized and coordinated by the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber is also the main... [READ MORE]
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 Chris Maron, executive director of CATS.  “You’d never expect to see such a beautiful vista with such minimal effort.  It provides a great start to the 11-mile... [READ MORE]
04/02/2016 - 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 needed assistance to the Chamber to continue to serve, market, and promote our members, partners, and the entire Ticonderoga Area. As the Chamber continues to grow in... [READ MORE]
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 chair massage provided by Lake Champlain Yoga & Wellness, kids crafts and a photo booth to commemorate the event.“The Grand Hikes have been a great success,” said... [READ MORE]
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 online at finishright.com.Each year, the race attracts over 150 runners from as far away western New York, Vermont and Canada, with many more from the local region. The... [READ MORE]
02/08/2016 - 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, March 5 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Ticonderoga Armory and Ticonderoga Recreational Areas. The carnival will offer games, indoor and outdoor activities, carnival food... [READ MORE]
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 grass from damage which requires a minimum of a 4” snow base. Snowmobile trail markers will be set up where and when the trail is open for use. Riding snowmobiles through... [READ MORE]
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 and recreate the beginning of the incredible feat that ultimately forced the British evacuation from Boston on March 17, 1776. Witness the raw power of oxen and horses... [READ MORE]
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 Ticonderoga, will sport a line-up of Star Trek A-List stars and writers, tours of the original Desilu Studio Star Trek sets, screenings of early episodes as well as New... [READ MORE]
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 new six-acre corn maze located near the King’s Garden.  Fort Ticonderoga's maze, with a new 2015 design featuring the shape of Fort Ticonderoga and the year 1756... [READ MORE]
07/13/2015 - 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 and live entertainment, to even Horse Drawn Wagon rides, there is sure to be something for everyone to enjoy. Admission to the event is free and open to the public. Fees... [READ MORE]
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 as the Ballard Park Performance Pavilion. Attendees are encouraged to bring a blanket and/or lawn chairs and a picnic. The rain site is across Main Street/Route 22 in... [READ MORE]
05/26/2015 - (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 own connection to Scottish culture, and explore the stories of centuries of Scottish soldiers in the British Army through a military timeline offered throughout the day.... [READ MORE]
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 destination for people of all means, and although most visitors arrive by automobile, there are other ways to get to this special State Park.Amtrak’s Adirondack line links... [READ MORE]
04/13/2015 -  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 from the Westport Hotel in Westport, N.Y., traversing along a mix of Champlain Area Trails and connecting roadways to the finish at the Essex Inn in Essex, N.Y. This year... [READ MORE]
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