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Maple sweetness at The Wild Center and Paul Smith’s College VIC

February 5th, 2013 · No Comments · Adirondack News

Events scheduled for February and March

PAUL SMITHS, NY – The recent cold temperatures bode well for a good maple syrup season – and in February and March, The Wild Center and the Paul Smith’s College VIC will host several events showcasing how to make (and enjoy!) this quintessential springtime treat.

Over four weekends, watch how the sweet sap of trees becomes the highlight of a pancake breakfast and learn other ways to use this natural sweetener at a series of demonstrations, activities and events in both Tupper Lake and Paul Smiths.

Northern New York Maple Project

The Paul Smith’s College VIC will host two workshops for people interested in establishing their own backyard maple sugaring operations.

  • Toss out your old-fashioned maple taps – on Saturday, Feb. 16, from 1-4 p.m., learn how to set up a modern tubing system with Mike Farrell, director of the Cornell Maple Program. A brief classroom session will be followed by hands-on work at the VIC’s sugar maple demonstration site. Topics will include preparing the sugar bush prior to tubing installation; site considerations; line placement and installation; tapping trees; sanitation; and sap collection. Please dress for the weather and be prepared for a 2-3 mile snowshoe walk on groomed trails and uneven terrain. Bring your own snowshoes or borrow a pair from the VIC.
  • On Saturday, March 23, from 1-4 p.m., learn about the art of maple sugaring with special emphasis on backyard tapping, collection and boiling. At this event, part of New York State’s Maple Weekend, Paul Smith’s College students will lead workshops and provide tours of the sugarhouse and the maple demonstration site. Includes program and tastings for the whole family.

The Wild Center will also host a pair of workshops on Sunday, Feb. 24, and Saturday, March 16, to launch Tupper Lake’s first-ever community maple sugaring project. The project, one of the first in the state, invites area residents to tap maple trees in their own yards. The Wild Center will collect the sap daily once it starts to flow, ultimately boiling it down into maple syrup.

To participate, attend the free “Art of Maple Sugaring Breakfast and Workshop.” Registered participants will get a pancake breakfast, an introduction to the natural history of maple trees, expert instruction and tapping tools. Additional supplies will be available for purchase from The Wild Supply Company. Advanced registration is required; attendance at either workshop is necessary to participate in the project. Families are encouraged to attend.

After the workshops end, it’s all maple all day at The Wild Center, with maple stories, crafts and tastings on Feb. 24 and March 16. The Adirondack Museum will share local maple sugaring stories through historical objects and pictures from the past. Get insight into the sugaring process from experienced naturalists at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. as they discuss tapping trees, processing sap, and – the sweet part – maple sugar. Take a closer look at an operational evaporator, catch some running sap and drill your own tap as we explore the local maple-sugaring story.

All events are free and open to the public. Registration is required. Visit Maple Weekends to register for events at The Wild Center or call (518) 359-7800. For events at the Paul Smith’s College VIC, contact Brian McDonnell at (518) 327-6241 or bmcdonnell@paulsmiths.edu. For more information, please visit us online at www.northernnewyorkmaple.com.

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Gore Mountain Restaurant Week Starts Sunday!

January 24th, 2012 · No Comments · Adirondack News

NORTH CREEK – Gore Mountain’s 2nd Annual Restaurant Week begins Sunday, January 29, featuring a variety of unique menu items, specials, and restaurant events daily through Saturday, February 4. The return of the Gore Mountain Restaurant Race on Monday, January 30 promises fun for all skiers and snowboarders!
Gore Mountain Restaurant Week
A complete list of specials for all seven days can be viewed on the events page at GoreMountain.com. These include Sushi Night at Basil & Wick’s, chances to win gift certificates and eat free chili at the Black Mountain, a five-course Suhru Wine dinner at barVino, prix fixe dinner nights at Café Adirondack, Friends Lake Inn, and Garnet Hill Lodge, the famous Copperfield Inn Wing Night, and authentic German Cuisine at Andie’s. The week culminates on February 4 with several dining specials preceding the Valentine Hit Parade at Tannery Pond Community Center to benefit the North Country Outreach Center.

Throughout Gore Mountain Restaurant Week, guests can find numerous 10% off specials, dessert promotions, drink bonuses, and game nights especially tailored for this annual celebration of Gore Region dining. Meanwhile, Gore Mountain’s concessionaire Centerplate will be presenting their value-added lunch specials every day of the ski season, while showcasing new dining opportunities at the Open Pit Grille, Ski Bowl Lodge, and the recently renovated Tannery Pub & Restaurant.

The Gore Mountain Snow Train offers an impressive breakfast menu on the way to North Creek from Saratoga Springs, as well as après-ski cocktails and foodservice on the return trip. Packages that combine the new train service with discounted lift tickets, tubing, and scenic gondola rides are available.

“We are so excited about all of the new opportunities guests of the region have for lodging, dining, and shopping,” commented Emily Stanton, Gore Mountain Marketing Manager. “Gore Mountain Restaurant Week is one more way for us to share our progress and for everyone to have some extra fun.”

More teams are expected to be added to those restaurants vying Monday, January 30. Fork, spoon, and knife trophies will be awarded to those restaurants with the fastest ski times, most spirited racers, and most popular teams respectively. Anyone who races will be given a $5 coupon from the restaurant they race for in exchange for a $5 entry fee, and will be entered to win in a raffle for several prizes including a new pair of skis. Restaurants presently entered include Basil & Wick’s, Team Tannery, The Black Moun-tinis, and barVino.

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Your Adirondack Base Camp

April 11th, 2011 · No Comments · Miscellania

Hey, did you know that Schroon Lake, New York is:

Easy to get to, Close to Everything?


Let’s see:

  1. Nestled in the Magnificent Adirondack Park? …… check
  2. Scenic Mountain Landscapes?….. check
  3. Endless Waterways, Beaches, and Wilderness?….. check
  4. Arts Community?….. check
  5. Main Street with General Store, Cafes, and Restuarants?….. check
  6. Authentic Adirondack Experience?….. check
  7. Saavy Travelers, Rugged Outdoors-people, and Families?….. check

Schroon Lake, NY is Adirondack Base Camp
Well, obviously it must be Your Adirondack Base Camp.
Check them out if you’re planning a trip to the Adirondacks.

Update: North Warren, NY too?!!

North Warren, NY - Another Adirondack Base Camp

Update II:Old Forge is “Adirondack Base Camp” for visitors who launch out near and far seeking everything from serenity to adventure.”

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Doing the 46, During the 46-46-46

April 22nd, 2009 · 3 Comments · Destination Marketing

So I get this Tweet today:

Elevate Your Rate w/the 46 Adirondacks High Peaks: Starting 2day we’ will match R rates 2 the elevations for 46 Days http://yttwt.com/32wqq

I’m thinking that someone could theoretically climb the 46 relevant daily peaks during this special. Not only that, you could easily also add 46 Pints and 46 Grilled Cheese Sandwiches.

So really, it should be “Doing the 46-46-46, During the 46-46-46.

The 46er Peak List

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Peanut Butter Recall List

January 21st, 2009 · No Comments · News

Nuclear Power, Not Peanut ButterThanks to Mr. D for passing this along. My pantry is safer than my credit card.

Can you imagine a “Tanker” of “Coarse Natural Paste”?

Peanut Butter Recall List (PDF – 19 kb)

Update: Here’s the FDA Peanut Butter Recall Search Engine

The list keeps growing, so I’ve killed the PDF.

Update II: An now we have the anti-list – Salmonella Issue Update – Peanut Butter Without

(via Consumerist)

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Gobble is a Funny Word

November 27th, 2008 · No Comments · Adirondack Life

Gobble Gobble

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