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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 at 9 a.m. from the Westport Hotel in Westport, N.Y., traversing along a mix of Champlain Area Trails and scenic back roads to the finish at the Essex Inn in... [READ MORE]
04/01/2014 - 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 decrease in the number of reported sightings of a water-bound creature assumed to live primarily near Bulwagga Bay off the shores of Port Henry, N.Y. The mating... [READ MORE]
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 the Lake Placid Center for the Arts there is a reception to benefit the Adirondack History Center Museum followed by a performance at 7:30pm. Wild Spirits: Songs and... [READ MORE]
02/06/2014 -                                                                                                                                              ... [READ MORE]
10/15/2013 - (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 (including Columbus Day) through October 20.  Other fees apply for evening and special event programs on October 19 and October 26. Visit [READ MORE]
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 Come to the museum and discover new exhibitions including the Human Face of the Adirondacks in the Civil War, and the updated Fire tower exhibit. The... [READ MORE]
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 items featuring local foods. A variety of small portions of selected food are to be served at the Food Festival. The event is open free to the public with tickets to be... [READ MORE]
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 history weekend and battle re-enactment will for the first time ever recreate what has become known as Brown’s Raid. Historic interpreters and re-enactors from across... [READ MORE]
07/11/2013 - (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, July 20-21, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.Highlighted programming featured throughout the weekend brings to life the story of the courageous French soldiers that protected their... [READ MORE]
07/08/2013 - 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 to bring people to Ticonderoga's historic Montcalm Street district.StreetFest continues to grow and will be even bigger and better this year. Montcalm Street will be... [READ MORE]
06/25/2013 - 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 the area’s unique bikeways.
For the road cyclist, there are few better locations to ride than the Adirondack Coast of Lake Champlain. Rolling hills on quiet roads... [READ MORE]
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 Battlefield offers guests an unparalleled opportunity to explore the site’s epic history and natural beauty and a new canoe rental program provides a unique perspective... [READ MORE]
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 of the museum’s fire tower exhibit and a climb up the museum’s fire tower. The morning session examines Adirondack fire tower history using the museum’s new expanded fire... [READ MORE]
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 Scottish culture, and explore the stories of centuries of Scottish soldiers in the British Army through a military timeline offered throughout the day. Experience all of... [READ MORE]
05/27/2013 - 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 perhaps the famed Lake Champlain monster, Champ!Lake Champlain offers a number of full service marinas for rentals, supplies and docking, and convenient boat launch... [READ MORE]
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