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Placid New York The
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See why Lake Placid was picked twice to be host of the Winter
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John Brown's Farm the home and grave of abolitionist
115 John Brown Road Lake Placid, NY 12946 (518) 523-3900. Brewster Peninsula Nature Trails Peninsula Way, Lake Placid,
NY Easy walking trails for the entire family but trails
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Olympic Ski Jump Complex Visitors to this year-round training
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TheOlympic Center Museum, located right on Main
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Placid. Several exhibits from both the 1932 and 1980 Winter
are on display telling the story of the Olympics in Lake Placid.
It is open daily from 10:00 till 5:00.
Placid/Saranac Lake Area Winter 2019 Highlights:
Empire State Winter Games COME OUT AND PLAY! January
30 - February 2, 2020. The 2020 Empire State Winter Games
is a multi-day sports event hosted in New York's Adirondacks
from January 30 - February 2. In its 40th year, the Games
will bring together athletes from across New York state
and beyond - including 15 states and three countries - to
compete in over 30 winter sports events.
Saranac Lake Winter Carnival January 31 through February
9, 2020. 10-day event filled with fun.The Carnival theme
this year is Myths and Legends. Carnival-goers will find
family-friendly events, bands performing nightly, a parade,
and games, exhibits, and celebrations.
Snowshoe Fest Friday, Feb. 21 - Sunday February 23,
2020. Dewy Mountain in Saranac Lake and Paul Smith's VIC.
Races, demos, & entertainment!
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Skiing in Upstate New York
of two of the Jewels of the Northeast; Gore Mountain & Whiteface
Also from North Creek to Lake Placid, there are thousands of wonderful
Cross Country Ski Trails!
At Whiteface Mountain, you'll find some of the best alpine skiing
and snowboarding in North America. It has the greatest vertical
drop this side of the Rockies and is the only ski area in the
East to have hosted the Olympic Winter Games.
Elevation: 1,200 feet
Summit Elevation: 4,867 feet
Top Lift Elevation: 4,416 feet
Vertical Drop: 3,350 feet (Biggest in the East)
Skiable Acreage: 211 acres
Cloudsplitter Gondola: 7.5 minutes from the base to the top of
Snowmaking: 97% - does not include the slides
Terrain: One-third each of most difficult, more difficult, easiest
Half Pipe: 425 feet, International FIS Specs
Hours: 8:30 am to 4 pm daily
First opened: 1957
The Slides: 35 acres (open conditions permitting) Experts Only
Operated by: New York State Olympic Regional
Mid-November through Mid-April. 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. Weekends until
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Elevations: Base 1,500 feet; Summit 3,600 feet
Vertical Drop: 2,100 feet
Longest Run: 2.9 miles
Snowfall: 150 inches per year
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Lifts: 9 total- New 8 passenger Northwoods Gondola, 2 Quads, 1
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"Like all great parks, the Adirondacks represent a microcosm
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George, New York is famous for
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miles in length and surrounded by the magnificent Adirondack
invite you to take a virtual tour of some of our most popular
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and Chestertown. The Village
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destination. Lake George is surrounded by the foothills
of the southern Adirondacks and offers visitors a wide choice
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fishermen and sailers over 32 miles of pristine waterways.
George's main street is lined with an assortment of souvenir
shops, galleries, restaurants, antique stores and waterfront
hotels and motels.Visitors and shoppers alike can
find a rich variety of historic, artistic and cultural attractions
throughout the greater Lake George region. Historic Fort William Henry, Lake George, NY
Fort William Henry was a British fort on the shores of Lake
George, New York. It was built during the French and Indian
War (1754-1763) and used as a staging ground for attacks
against the French. The fort was named Fort William Henry
after the King's grandson Prince William Henry, a younger
brother of the later King George III. On September 8, 1755
the Battle of Lake George was fought between the forces
of Britain and France. Its replica is now a popular tourist
attraction. Six Flags Great Escape & Splashwater Kingdom- Over
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water slide complex! Open weekends and select weekdays beginning
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Chairs, Log homes & Log Furniture The
Adirondack Chair is one of the most popular outdoor chairs
in the United States. The chair incorporates design ideas
used for many decades;featuring a rounded back and contoured
seat & wide arms. Adirondack chairs are comfortable
because the chair back inclines 30 degrees and is curved
to fit your back giving excellent lower back support.
Its deep, angled seat and broad arm rests, make the perfect
place for a plate of food & drink.
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idea of behind rustic furniture was to create interesting pieces
using natural materials such as twigs and logs that would blend
into a decor and not stand out . Rustic furniture makers today
follow the age old tradition of using natural materials to create
spectacular furniture and rustic decor pieces. Rustic furniture
usually has no set line or angles. Each piece is individually
Once you have a log home with rustic elements you will want to
continue that element with the furniture and decorations.
Finding beautiful log furniture, stairs and railings, and other
pieces that will complement your beautiful log home is easier
than you might think. Log furniture is naturally beautiful. You
can see all of the character and wood grain of the logs used in
every piece of wood furniture. Log furniture made with timbers,
twigs and branches brings nature right into your home or cabin.
From custom crafted twig furniture, stairs and railings to antler
chandeliers, your unique rustic look is just a few clicks away.
Here you will find a wealth of information about Adirondack log
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tips on log homes, Adirondack custom log homes, log home photographs,
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There are literally hundreds of boutiques, stores, and galleries
in the Adirondacks offering a remarkable selection of products!
Everything from original handcrafted rustic furniture and
handblown glass to tie dyed t-shirts and monogrammed coffee
In Lake George, shoppers can even find large factory
outlets offering great bargains on name brand labels. For
the more adventurous, there are many wonderful little shops
and studios scattered throughout the Adirondacks in mountain
villages like Saranac Lake and Old Forge. We invite you to
browse our interesting selection of Adirondack
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Culinary Arts The
Adirondacks & the Lake Champlain Valley of Upstate New York
& Vermont have long been known for their truly unique &
varied cuisine ranging from fresh caught native brook trout cooked
over an open campfire to world class dining at five star resorts.
In the internationally acclaimed Olympic Village of Lake Placid,
diners can choose from exciting restaurants with menus featuring
everything from sushi and health foods to hearty homecooked meals.
Culinary Arts program at Paul Smith's College in the Adirondacks
was founded on the principle of learning by doing. Many of todays
local chefs learned their trade at Paul Smith's. Click
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for two- & four-year degrees in Culinary Arts &
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46 Highest Adirondack Peaks The
High Peaks Region in the Adirondacks is famous for its magnificant
46 peaks including Mt. Marcy, the highest peak in New york State,
with an elevation of 5344' .The 46 peaks include the following
mountains (listed in order of height): Mt. Marcy, Algonquin
Peak, Mt. Haystack, Mt. Skylight, Whiteface Mtn,Dix Mtn. , Gray
Peak, Iroquois Peak , Basin Mtn., Gothics, Mt. Colden, Giant
Mtn., Nippletop, Santanoni Peak, Mt. Redfield, Wright Peak,
Saddleback Mtn., Panther Peak, Tabletop Mtn., Rocky Peak Ridge,
Macomb Mtn., Armstrong Mtn. ,Hough Peak, Seward Mtn., Mt. Marshall,
Allen Mtn., Big Slide Mtn., Esther Mtn. , Upper Wolfjaw, Lower
Wolfjaw , Street Mtn., Phelps Mtn., Mt. Donaldson, Seymour Mtn.,
Sawteeth, Cascade Mtn., South Dix, Porter Mtn., Mt. Colvin,
Mt. Emmons, Dial Mtn., East Dix, Blake, Cliff Mtn., Nye Mtn.,
and Couchsachraga Peak. Click
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Northville - Placid Trail
The Northville Placid Trail is a 133 mile walking / hiking path
that goes through the heart of the Adirondack wilderness in
New York State. The trail crosses the Adirondack wilderness
by means of a low lying path. It has several trails intercepting
it that head up the peaks, but the majority of the Northville
Placid Trail cuts between the valleys and along streams.
The greatest number of high peaks in the Adirondacks (in a single
location) rise majestically in the Keene/Keene Valley Region
making this area a meca for hikers, climbers and other visitors
who wish to experience the remarkable beauty of the Adirondack
mountains. There are literally hundreds of trail heads located
in the tiny hamlet of Keene including the trail to the summit
of Mt. Marcy, the highest mountain in New York State.
Springs New York Visit
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hundreds of exciting attractions in historic Saratoga Springs,
New York .
This historic Victorian city in Upstate New York has been attracting
visitors since the 1700's. Enjoy
some of the best horse racing in the country at the historic
Saratoga race track.
We invite you to discover Saratoga
explore the many famous landmarks including the 2,000 acre Saratoga
Spa State Park which
includes the Lincoln Baths and the Crystal Spa.
Learn about the famous mineral springs and geysers and their
ledgendary healing powers. Saratoga
Springs gained renown as a resort town in the late 19th century,
earning the nickname "Queen of Spas." Both are places where
you can indulge in massages, mineral baths, and other relaxing
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tens of thousands of visitors each year.
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majority of jobs in the New York State Department of Correctional
Services are filled by Correction Officers, who are required
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Officer positions are located throughout New York State
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of Saranac Lake is located in the heart of the magnificent High
Peaks Region of the Adirondacks and is famous for its many beautiful
lakes and streams including the Upper, Lower
and Middle Saranac Lakes,Kiwassa Lake, Oseetah Lake, Lake Flower
and Upper and Lower St. Regis Lakes. These waters offer some of
the finest fishing in the country and are home to many native
species of trout, bass and pike. The Saranac Lake region offers
visitors a rich variety of historic, artistic and cultural attractions.
Apartments & Residential Suites:
residential apartments & office space is now available in
the Grant Building located in the heart of historic Saranac Lake
Considered one of the finest retail & residential apartment
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History & its Museums The history of the Adirondacks has been shaped and influenced
by many powerful forces. Logging, mining, farming, tourism and
even medicine have all played a major role in the development
of the region. In the early 1800's, towns like St. Regis, Paul
Smiths and Old Forge sprang up taking advantage of the vast timber
resources and iron ore deposits. In the central Adirondacks, pioneers
cleared the large tracts of land for farming creating the first
settlements. And beginning in the late nineteenth century, the
Adirondacks became a popular destination for the rich and famous.
Known as the "Gilded Age", this period is famous for the construction
of huge rustic compounds called Great Camps. We invite you to
learn more about the history of the Adirondacks by visiting the
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History Museum of the Adirondacks THE WILD CENTER
866-765-7800 Tupper Lake
The Wild Center, and its new Wild Walk- an elevated trail across
the treetops - is an all-day attraction, including 81 - acres
of outdoors, a 54,000 - square-foot museum with movies and live
animals, guided canoe paddles, and hands-on everything.
Please join us to get immersed in your wild world. You can
experience the Wild Walk now! A trail across the treetops.
Wander up a trail of bridges to the treetops of the Adirondack
forest. Explore a four-story twig tree house filled with animal
tales, hang out high above the ground on a giant spider's web
or perch in a full-sized bald eagle's nest high over the forest.
Wild Walk gives you new and lasting perspective on the wild world.
There are swimming otters, terrific engaging exhibits and plenty
to explore outside and inside at the Center. The award-winning
Center houses great exhibits including live exhibits and multi-media
shows. There are theaters with high definition films, plenty of
hands - on activities and hundreds of live animals from rare native
trout, to porcupines, hawks, and many other often hard-to-see
residents of the woods and waters
The Wall Street Journal called it 'glorious' and the New York
Times said it was 'stunning' . This new kind of museum, spread
over 81 acres, is an Adirondack 'must see' according to USA Today.
Designed by the firm that created Washington DC's Air and Space
Museum, the Center features live exhibits, including splashing
river otters, a wide screen theater and tons of hands on exhibits.
This is a museum where
the wild world of the Adirondacks opens right before your eyes.
This interactive museum opened its doors in 2006. The Wild Center
will let you experience the Adirondacks in ways you never thought
possible. Take a tour, check out our living exhibits. Admission
fee. The Wild Center has exhibits indoors and out. The Museum's
collection is not stored in vaults; it spreads across all six
million acres of the Adirondacks. The Wild Center is a place to
explore that living breathing collection.
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