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Entries from January 24th, 2012

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 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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Lake George Area 2012 Events

January 19th, 2012 · No Comments · Adirondack News

2012 is a Time to Celebrate
In the Lake George Area in New York’s Adirondacks

Everyone loves a good celebration, and the Lake George Area in New York’s Adirondacks has a bevy of anniversaries to celebrate in 2012.

Let’s start with the Hudson River Whitewater Derby in North Creek. Celebrating its 55th year, this storied event began in 1958 with an eight-mile down river race that included 25 canoes. The derby made headlines in 1967 when U.S. Senator and Mrs. Robert Kennedy, and their seven children, were in attendance. This event now boasts slalom races on Saturday, May 5th and downriver races on Sunday, May 6th, with upwards of 10,000 spectators in attendance. You will want to be part of this historic event.

Moving into June, the world’s largest motorcycle touring rally, Americade, celebrates its 30th year in and around the Lake George Area from June 5-9. This week-long festival includes two massive trade shows, vendors, demos and displays, exclusive attendee events and guided motorcycle tours. If you are a fun-loving, social motorcyclist, you won’t want to miss this event.

Returning for its 10th year, the Glens Falls Soap Box Derby comes rolling into town June 15-16th. In this amateur racing event takes place on Murray Street Hill in Glens Falls, where participants’ race in non-motorized cars in several categories including stock, super stock, masters.

Looking for some hometown summer fun? Look no further than the 50th (that’s right, 50th) Annual Smoke Eaters’ Jamboree in Warrensburg. This family event takes place at the town recreation field and includes carnival rides, entertainment, BBQ, food vendors, fireworks and more! Stop by on July 27-28th for this family fun event!

If you haven’t been to the Adirondack Balloon Festival – or even if you have been – don’t miss this 40th annual hot air balloon extravaganza from September 20-23rd. The oldest and largest balloon event on the east coast is set against the backdrop of the beautiful Adirondack Mountains, featuring special shaped balloons, a block party, musical entertainment, craft fair, children’s activities and of course – hot air balloons – and lots of ‘em.

Celebrating its 35th Anniversary, Youtheatre of Lake George presents three Broadway musicals during a four-week period each July and August. This summer’s productions include Legally Blond, Seussical the Musical and Fame. Performers ages 11-18 participate in all aspects of musical theatre from lighting, sound and design, in addition to superb acting, singing and dance.

Other events celebrating an anniversary include the 35th Annual Cooper’s Cave Coin and Stamp Show on April 29th; the 250th Sestercentennial Celebration of the Town of Queensbury with a celebration of the Issuance of the Town Patent on May 20th and an Open House on August 24th ; the 10th Annual Warrensburg Bike Rally takes place in Warrensburg beginning June 1; and the 25th Annual Feeder Canal Canoe and Kayak Races take place on June 2nd.

The Lake George Area is an easy-to-reach, affordable, year round vacation destination for the whole family. For free information on lodging, camping, eateries, outdoor recreation, events and things to do, call:

800-365-1050 X5100 or

Four great seasons – one out standing destination!

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DEC Opens New Snowmobile Trail Segment in Wilmington

January 13th, 2012 · No Comments · News

Trail Connects Essex County Hamlet’s Business District with Cooper Kiln Pond
A new snowmobile trail segment has been completed connecting the hamlet of Wilmington’s business district with a snowmobile trail that leads to the remote and scenic Cooper Kiln Pond, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC ) Regional Director Robert Stegemann announced today.
Wilmington Wild Forest Snowmobile Trails - Map
“DEC is pleased to provide this improved snowmobiling opportunity for Wilmington’s visitors and residents,” said Director Stegemann. “DEC continues to work with local communities to increase tourism and economic activity by providing and improving recreational opportunities in the Adirondacks.”

“The Town of Wilmington is looking forward to some snow to try out and promote our recently finished snowmobile trail,” said Randy Preston, Supervisor of the Town of Wilmington Supervisor. “This trail will become an economic boon for the Town of Wilmington, now and for years to come. DEC Forester Rob Daley has been hard at work all summer to make this a reality. We are very fortunate to have him working with us.”

The new three-mile trail segment will allow snowmobilers to travel from the Essex County hamlet, connect with the previously existing Cooper Kiln Pond Trail and travel another three miles to the pond. It creates a 12.6-mile round trip snowmobiling opportunity.

Cooper Kiln Pond is located below the summit of Stephenson Mountain in the Wilmington Wild Forest. Situated at an altitude of more than 3,000 feet the pond sits in a pass surrounded by the peaks of Stephenson Mountain. A lean-to next to the pond makes a great place to have a meal and enjoy the serenity of the mountains.

The new trail segment is part of DEC’s effort to develop a connector trail from the hamlet of Wilmington to the snowmobile trail system to the north. Once the connector trail is completed snowmobilers will be able to travel from Wilmington to Plattsburgh, Malone and throughout the Adirondacks.

DEC constructed the new trail segment with significant help from the Student Conservation Association Adirondack Program, the Department of Corrections Moriah Shock Camp inmate crews, and staff and volunteers from the town of Wilmington.

The hamlet of Wilmington, 12 miles north of Lake Placid, NY, is located in the Town of Wilmington – the home of the Whiteface Mountain Ski Area.

Download: Wilmington Snowmobile Trails Map (PDF)

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