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region of Vermont's beautiful Lake Champlain Valley (as well as
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We invite you to take a virtual tour of some of our most popular
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the beauty of Lake Champlain and the Lake Champlain Valley
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are located within an easy 1-2 hour drive of the Adirondacks and
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Placid New York
Lake Placid Region is famous for hosting the 1932 and 1980 Winter
Olympics. Lake Placid has also been host for a variety of world
class events including , World Cup bobsled and luge, the Ironman
Triathalon, international figure skating, Empire State Games and
the "I Love NY" Horse Shows.
So much to do in the winter in Lake Placid.
Bobsled, Free Style Skiing, World Cup & Empire State Games, skiing
at Whiteface Mountain & ice skating. Lake Placid's Olympic
attractions include famous Whiteface Mountain, boasting the greatest
vertical drop in the East and the Mackenzie Intervale Olympic
Ski Jumping Complex, where you can ride to the top of the 26 story,
120 meter ski jump in a glass enclosed elevator! Other venues
include the Mt. Van Hoevenberg bobsled and luge track where you
can take an exhilarating ride down the only dedicated bobsled
run in the US.
The Lake Placid region also offers visitors a rich
variety of historic, artistic and cultural attractions.
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See why Lake Placid was picked twice to be host of the Winter
things to do in and around Lake Placid:
John Brown's Farm the home and grave of abolitionist
John Brown. 115 John Brown Road Lake Placid, NY 12946 (518)
Brewster Peninsula Nature Trails Peninsula Way, Lake Placid,
NY Easy walking trails for the entire family but trails
can be very rooty in places ...so watch your step. Views
of the water of Lake Placid.
Olympic Ski Jump Complex Visitors to this year-round training
and competition site can watch jumps off the towers or flips
and twists into the pool (in season). Take a ski lift and then
an elevator to the top of the Olympic ski jumps! The views are
spectactular and you can stand right where the ski jumpers are
before they make their jump!
Go Ice Skating - In downtown Lake Placid are several indoor
skating rinks, so check out the times when it's open to the
public and go skating! OR, you can go and see when the Olympians
are training and you can watch! Either way, it's worth the trip
and parking is free if you can find a spot in the lot.
The Olympic Center Museum, located right on Main
Street, should be on any visitors list when you are in Lake
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.
the Olympic Village of Lake Placid, New York
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Placid Area Winter 2014 Highlights:
Saturday March 8, 2014 Lake Placid Loppet
Nordic skiers will converge on the cross country ski trails at
Mt. Van Hoevenberg to compete in the 31st annual Lake Placid Loppet
MARCH 21 & 22
ECAC Men's Hockey Tournament
2014 ECAC Men's
Hockey Championship. Lake Placid, NY
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features the most comprehensive business directory for the 6 million
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Saranac Lake, NY
refurbished three story former monastery and sanatorium
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There are literally hundreds of boutiques, stores, and galleries
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In Lake George, shoppers can even find large factory
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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
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George, New York is famous for
its beautiful body of water stretching approximately 32
miles in length and surrounded by the magnificent Adirondack
invite you to take a virtual tour of some of our most popular
travel destinations including the historic communities of
Point , Lake Luzerne,
Johnsburg and the communities of Garnet Lake, Johnsburg,
Stony Creek, North River, Queensbury, Schroon Lake, Glens
of Lake George is ideally located within the Adirondack
Park and offers visitors a delightful year round vacation
destination. Lake George is surrounded by the foothills
of the southern Adirondacks and offers visitors a wide choice
of hiking, backpacking, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling.
Lake George is a boaters paradise offering canoers, kayakers,
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.
and shoppers alike can find a rich variety of historic,
artistic and cultural attractions throughout the greater
Lake George region.
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
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Whether you are planning on relocating to this beautiful
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Chairs, Log homes & Log Furniture
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.
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.
you will find a wealth of information about Adirondack log cabin
homes, log home floor plans, financing for log homes, construction
tips on log homes, Adirondack custom log homes, log home photographs,
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ON THE ROCKS
God on the Rocks
by Phil Madeira
following is an excerpt from Phil Madeira-"Why
I wrote - God on the Rocks")
When I started writing God On The Rocks, I didn't know it
would become a book. To begin with, it was an exercise in
intimacy and creativity. My Southern Born Woman and I had
agreed to make a weekly offering of words to each other,
be it a poem, an essay, haiku, lyric, or story. I wrote
about conflict and family drama, and assorted memories from
growing up in a very religious, loving household. I wrote
about the difficulty in simultaneously embracing the essence
of my childhood religion while letting go of much of the
tradition of it. At some point in the process, I met with
a manager friend who suggested I start blogging, and so
I began posting the writings on my blog, A Life In The Arts.
Eventually, I had enough material to present to an agent,
which I did, and thus God On The Rocks came into being.
No one is more surprised and grateful than I. click
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To purchase this book online click
The author was in Lake Placid at the Bookstore Plus on
Main St. Wednesday July 24th, 2013 for a book signing.
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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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.
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on the 46 highest Adirondack Mountains.
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
here for descriptions of the entire trail.
Lake Placid Trail.com
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. Click
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the Best of the Adirondacks
- expert contributing writer
When I think
of the best time of the year to hike in the Adirondacks, I recall
the words of a forest ranger I'd met at Adirondack Loj headquarters
at Heart Lake, "You just can't beat being in these peaks
in the fall. The bugs are gone, the air is cool, and the color
of the leaves, well, they'll make you stop what you're doing and
make you think you'd gone to heaven."click
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Springs New York
the premier online guide to the Saratoga Springs Region showcasing
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
treatments. The famed mineral spring spas continue to attract
tens of thousands of visitors each year.
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Historic Saranac Lake
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Village 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
Apartments & Residential Suites:
residential apartments & office space is now available in
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Considered one of the finest retail & residential apartment
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History & its Museums
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 many
museums and historic sites. click
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Museum at Blue Mountain Lake -
American Mountain Men Encampment Friday and Saturday, August 16
& 17, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Watch history unfold! The American Mountain
Men are a group of historical re-enactors who bring the history
of the fur trade to life with exciting demonstrations, hands-on
activities, and a real life encampment. This is a family favorite
that you won't want to miss!
History Museum of the Adirondacks
THE WILD CENTER
866-765-7800 Tupper Lake
The Wild Center is open for the 2013 season. Please join
us when then to get immersed in your 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. You can
explore the 31- acre campus on marked trails. 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
The Wall Street Journal called it 'glorious' and the New York
Times said it was 'stunning' . This new kind of museum, spread
over 31 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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