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Adirondack Off-The-Beaten-Path Things to Do and See This Spring

March 14th, 2012 · No Comments · Adirondack News

Visit AdirondacksADIRONDACK REGION, NY – This spring, dive deep into the cultural landscape and outdoor recreation opportunities of the Adirondack Region of Northern New York. Find unique travel experiences from theater and sculpture workshops, to quirky Adirondack events and wildlife viewing that will enrich and inspire.

Discover a new talent, explore sunken shipwrecks in the St. Lawrence Seaway, watch for migrating birds along Lake Champlain or create a work of art. This spring, the Adirondack Regional Tourism Council invites you to get off-the-beaten-path and on the road to discovery with these seven things to do in the Adirondacks:

  1. World Awareness Children’s Museum – GO! In Glens Falls. For nearly 20 years, the Children’s Museum has offered a creative and inspirational outlet for kids. “Go!” is a re-invented interactive space filled with hands-on activities, exhibits, workshops and special events. The museum’s mission is to foster curiosity in the world through art, awareness and understanding.
  2. Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts in Blue Mountain Lake. This multi-disciplinary art center offers visual arts workshops, musical performances, theater and dance. Spend a day writing skits, learn how to sculpt feet, watercolor landscapes or design your own Adirondack chair.
  3. The Lake Champlain Birding Trail is the largest trail of its kind in North America. For more than 300 miles, the trail winds from the Lake Champlain Basin to the Atlantic Flyway – connecting 88 birding sites in New York and Vermont. See shorebirds, hawks, songbirds, waterfowl and hawks during the spring migration season. Find the best birding spots in the Adirondacks.
  4. Annual SNIRT RUN in the Adirondacks Tughill Region on April 14. The family oriented ATV poker run is a favorite even for locals and visitors from across the country. Sign up and race, or simply watch as thousands of riders cover 200 miles of snow and dirt – or “snirt” – to raise money for the maintenance of the area’s prized ATV and snowmobile trails.
  5. Scuba Diving in the St. Lawrence River offers late spring season and summer adventure. Explore the wreckage of five ships: the Eastcliffe Hall, Conestoga, Fleur Marie, American and Loblaw’s Wreck. Dive day or night for a sub-aquatic adventure in the St. Lawrence River.
  6. Wild Winter Weekends at The Wild Center in Tupper Lake provides a host of weekend activities, experiences and events to delight excite and inspire kids of all ages. Learn how to make maple syrup, paint a stained glass window and meet live owls, porcupines and snakes.
  7. Great Camp Santanoni in Newcomb. Hike, bike and snowshoe into Santanoni Preserve – a 12,900 acre complex home to Great Camp Santanoni, a National Historic Landmark, and access to nearby hiking trails. The preserve is open year round, though the buildings are only open from the end of June through Labor Day.

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