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Come visit Old Forge, your Adirondack Base Camp

March 20th, 2013 · No Comments · Destination Marketing

I should start a franchise business!

“Whether you’re after a relaxing getaway, a “one tank” day trip drive, or an extended vacation …” (More)

Update: Now available in-print.

Old Forge - Adirondack Base Camp

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Cheese-a-Let Infestation

February 17th, 2012 · No Comments · Adirondack Life

Detail of “Cheese-a-Let Infestation” by Charles Clary
Neat stuff happening down at View.

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Paper Anniversary & Rock Paper Scissors Opening at View

February 17th, 2012 · No Comments · Adirondack News

In celebration of the first year in their new building View will open 2 exhibitions, “Paper Anniversary” and “Rock Paper Scissors” on Saturday, March 10 from 2 to 5pm. Visitors will enjoy live music, hors d’oeuvres, and a competitive Rock Paper Scissors tournament with prizes. The exhibitions will be on display March 10 through May 6.

“Paper Anniversary” will be an exhibition of sculpture and renderings made from paper. Exhibiting artists include Debe Abbott, Charles Clary, Melinda McDaniel, Carlos N. Molina, and Angie Pickman. The striking pieces are varied in technique and breadth. Stunning topographic like landscapes of colored paper, geometric wall pieces and both bold and understated designs will be displayed; all linked by their versatile common material.

“Rock Paper Scissors” exhibits artists and writers contemplations on the simple, yet competitive game and its elements.

Exhibition Admission is $8/$4 members and groups of 6+/Children under 12 free. View is a multi-arts center located at 3273 State Rt. 28 in Old Forge, NY. To learn more about View programming visit or call 315-369-6411.

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Adirondack View Finders: Farb, Bowie, Battaglia, Heilman Exhibition

January 9th, 2012 · No Comments · Adirondack News

An exhibition of monumental proportions and impact, “Adirondack View Finders: Farb, Bowie, Battaglia, Heilman” is comprised of work from the most influential Adirondack photographers Nathan Farb, Mark Bowie, Nancie Battaglia, and Carl Heilman is on display at View, the new arts center in Old Forge. The exhibition will run from December 3 – March 3, and will also include work by newer voices in Adirondack photography including Johnathan A. Esper, Lesley Dixon, and Clark Lubbs.

Check these samples of what you will see (click to enlarge):

Stone sculptor Matt Horner will have work concurrently displayed, and “Teachers Turn: Instructors form the Adirondack Photography Institute” will open at the same time. The photography is a vast assortment of different perspectives of the Adirondacks. Large format prints where viewers can practically smell the pines, hikers proud to have reached summits, wildlife captured taking flight, disorienting reflections in calm lakes, and fires roaring under time-lapsed stars streaking across the sky.

Exhibition admission is $10/$5 members and groups of 6+/Children under 12 free. View is a multi-arts center located at 3273 State Rt. 28 in Old Forge, NY. To learn more about View programming, including an upcoming workshop with Carl Heilman, visit or call 315-369-6411.

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14th Annual Central Adirondack Father’s Day Weekend Car Show in Old Forge

June 9th, 2011 · 2 Comments · Adirondack News

Old Forge, NY
The Central Adirondack Association is pleased to announce the 14th Annual Central Adirondack Father’s Day Weekend Car Show in Old Forge. This event will begin on Friday, June 17th 2011 at 7pm with a car parade down Main Street in Old Forge, followed on Saturday, June 18th with the annual Car Show from 9am – 3pm at the Hiltebrant Recreation Center on North Street. The show will feature classic antique vehicles and modified street rods.

1966 Chevrolet pick-up truck owned by Lowell Wadsworth, MunnsvilleTwo cash prizes of $250 each, provided by Cooper Kia in Yorkville and Lee Buick GMC in Boonville, will be awarded to the Best of Show cars in two categories, one for antiques/classics and one for modified/street rods. Trophies will be awarded to 18 classes of vehicles, and dash plaques will be given to the first 100 registrants. Awards will also be presented for Spectators’ Choice, Oldest Vehicle, and Longest Distance Driven.

1965 Pontiac Bonneville convertible owned by Gerald Kosinski, WallkillA spectator admission fee of $2 will be charged, and children under 12 will be admitted free. Anyone interested in registering his or her vehicle for this judged show could do so at the gate on Saturday morning for a fee of $12. Cars must be on the field by noon to be judged. Auto swap meet vendors are welcome to participate by completing a registration form and paying a $12 fee.

Food will be available from the Old Forge Fire Auxiliary, including chili, hamburgers, hot dogs, desserts, and drinks.

In case of rain, the event will be held inside the pavilion on a first-come, first-served basis.

Bring Dad and come to the Adirondacks and enjoy our classic car weekend including great cars, food, rock and roll music, and FUN!

More information about the weekend’s events can be obtained from the Old Forge Visitor Information Center at 315- 369-6983 or

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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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February is Carnifest Month

January 20th, 2010 · 8 Comments · Adirondack Life

Adirondack Winter Carnivals Kick-Off February’s Line-Up of Festivals

I know it kills everyone to look for things to do every weekend. It looks like every corner of the Adirondacks is having some sort of “event” next month. Strange how the suffix “-stock” never made the list.

Given so many to choose from, I thought a map would help. Plus, I threw in a couple bonus Carnifests and a planning chart.

(Large Map)
1. Colton Winterfest 2. Cancelled – Rotary Winter Carnival 3. Lake George Winter Carnival 4. Massena Winter Carnival 5. Canton Winterfest
6. McCauley Mt Winter Carnival 7. Saranac Lake Winter Carnival
8. Ogdensburg River Shiver 9. Empire State Winter Games
Indian Lake Winterfest 11. Raquette Lake Winter Carnival
Hague Winter Weekend 13. Long Lake Winter Wacky Week
14. Inlet Frozen Fire & Ice

February is Carnifest Month

The intrepid Carnifest fans could enjoy for 18 days in a row!!

If anyone has better links for these, I’ll take them.

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