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Table of Contents 4 Lake George Jazz Fest brings a stellar lineup 6 Don’t miss the family-friendly Balloon Fest! 7 It’s the World’s Largest Garage Sale 8 Explore Warren County’s historic past

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9 Bolton Landing has plenty to offer in the fall 10 Look for buried treasure on Gore Mountain 11 Harvest Fest caps an exciting season in Johnsburg 13 It’s pumpkin time at It’s About Thyme Farm

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k c a d n o r i e d l A Sty 32 Footrace to be contested at Fort Ticonderoga

17 Celebrate the return of moose to NY in Indian Lake

34-35 Fall just wouldn’t be the same without Applefolkfest

20 Teddy Roosevelt is coming home to Newcomb

36 Crown Point Historic Site offers a glimpse into history

21 Long Lake has plenty planned for fall visitors

37 Learn about the mining industry at Iron Center Museum

24-25 Runners take their mark for Adirondack Marathon

38-44 A complete fall calendar of events for the region

26-27 Hague is renown as a four season destination

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28 In need of automotive help? Look to Viele’s 29 Whitehall is the birthplace of the US Navy 30 Fort Ti will host Revolutionary War encampment 31 King’s Garden is a great place to spend a day

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Stellar lineup featured in expanded Lake George Jazz Weekend LAKE GEORGE — Annually for 27 years, the Lake George Jazz Weekend has brought innovative, top quality jazz to upstate New York. The festival has attracted knowledgeable jazz enthusiasts who are aware the event showcases the idiom’s finest musicians and presents their artistry in an incomparable setting. This year, the event has been expanded to three days, Friday, Sept. 17 through Sunday, Sept. 19, with the addition of a special jazz cruise and party celebrating the 80th birthday of jazz performer, composer, arranger and conductor David Amram, who’s been hailed as “The Renaissance Man of American Music” by the Boston Globe. Paul Pines, a former Manhattan jazz club owner who has coordinated the Jazz Weekend for 27 years, said this year’s lineup of talent is one of the fullest and most diverse ever — by featuring both seasoned, acclaimed performers and young musicians who are pushing the familiar boundaries of jazz. Friday night features a party at the Shoreline Restaurant beginning at 6 p.m. with various testimonials and a short presentation by filmmaker Larry Kramen who is in town to film scenes for a documentary on Amram’s life. A three-hour jazz cruise aboard The Adirondack follows at 7 p.m. featuring entertainment by the David Amram Quartet. Amram — who has worked with everyone from Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis and

Charlie Parker to Leonard Bernstein, Bob Dylan and even Jack Kerouac — has scored the films of Splendor in the Grass and the Manchurian Candidate as well as writing 100 orchestral and chamber music Acclaimed jazz works. On Saturday, Sept. drummer Cindy 18, he takes to the Blackman will be stage at about 2:30 appearing Sunday p.m. in the middle of Sept. 19 during the Jazz Weekend’s the Lake George afternoon presenta- Jazz Weekend. tions, likely playing the French horn, for which he is known as a pioneer for jazz improvisation, Pines said. The afternoon starts off at about 1 p.m. — the two days of concerts are presented in the lakeside setting of Shepard Park — with the Daniel Kelly Trio. An award-winning keyboardist noted for incorporating sampling into his jazz performances, Kelly has worked with a broad range of artists including hip-hop star Lauryn Hill. Saturday afternoon concludes with the jazz vocalist Roseanna Vitro & the Randy Newman Project, which presents works of the talented rock composer in a new light.

On Saturday, at 7:30 p.m., is a special performance by trumpeter Christian Scott, 27, who’s performed with McCoy Tyner, and been featured on the cover of Downbeat. Scott’s been nominated for a Grammy award, Pines said, noting how he fuses the approach of Miles Davis with hip-hop as he re-interprets the works of contemporary artists. Opening Sunday’s roster at about 1 p.m. is Sharel Cassity Quartet. Cassity is a young Julliard graduate whose improvisation fuses blues, swing, bebop and post-bop. She has recorded an album that Downbeat magazine has rated four stars, Pines said. She is followed by the Buster Williams Quartet featuring Stefon Harris and Cindy Blackman — both acclaimed jazz performers and composers in their own right. Buster Williams, who’s played with Herbie Hancock, and won numerous Grammys, is acclaimed as one of the greatest bass players alive, Pines explained. The Sunday concerts end with the Samuel Torres Group. A percussionist. Torres toured with Chick Corea and many other jazz stars. Pines said Torres melds straight-ahead jazz with the Latin idiom. The jazz weekend’s presentations are all free, and the Amram birthday party at Shoreline Restaurant is open to the public, with no cover charge. Tickets for the cruise, $25, can be purchased by calling 8993000.


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Adirondack Balloon Festival — renowned for family fun QUEENSBURY — During its 37 years of existence, the Adirondack Balloon Festival has been considered the premier event of its kind in the nation because it is so family-friendly. At no other balloon festival can spectators see dozens of colorful hot-air balloons take flight as well as get close enough to help a pilot and crew launch their balloon. This year’s event, set for Thursday, Sept. 23 through Sunday, Sept. 26, includes seven fancifully-shaped crafts among the 100-plus balloons from across the U.S. and Canada. The festival, with all activities free of charge, kicks off at 4 p.m. on Thursday in Crandall Park in Glens Falls with a multiple balloon liftoff, followed by five more mass flights on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport in Queensbury. All flights are held weather permitting. The specially shaped balloons include “Airhead Invader,” from Warren County, N.J. looking like a menacing space alien, and “Shroom with a View,” a cartoon mushroom flown by award-winning pilot Jeff Lansdown of the Smoky Mountains in Tennessee, who has piloted thousands of flights around the world. The airport liftoffs are so eagerly anticipated they annually prompt people to get out of bed at 4 a.m. or earlier to get to the airport in time to beat the crowds. On Friday, Sept. 24, the ccity of Glens Falls

The Adirondack Balloon Festival annually hosts many colorful and memorable moments, like this early morning launch. will host “Downtown Balloonfest,” which includes a block party from 5 to 10 p.m. with food and entertainment highlighted by a “candlestick moonglow” in which pilots ignite their



burners, lighting up their massive balloons. More than 50 classic cars will be on hand, with live music by The Boothill Band and Bobby Dick and the Sundowners, followed by a fireworks show at 9:30 p.m. in Centennial Circle. The action at the airport includes an art show, concessions to benefit local charities, military aircraft on display, kites, a rock climbing wall for kids and church services on Sunday morning. Friday’s activities at the airport start with the launch of more than 90 balloons beginning at about 5 p.m. These afternoon flights are repeated Saturday and Sunday. Both weekend days, morning multiple flights begin at about 6:30 a.m., preceded by breakfast served in an airport hangar, beginning at 5 a.m. Chasing balloons can be even more fun than watching them launch, and many spectators like the adventure of figuring out routes to drive in following their chosen rig. Often, spectators assist balloonists’ chase crews at touchdown time, helping fold up the massive balloons. Bring a camera because there are plenty of dramatic photo opportunities — but dogs are barred from the grounds. The festival concludes with Sunday’s lateafternoon launch, when balloons will be available for people to purchase rides.

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It’s haggling heaven at the World’s Largest Garage Sale WARRENSBURG — There’s an annual event in Warrensburg that’s earned the town fame, a permanent status in record books and attracts many thousands of people. Annually since 1979 during the first weekend of October, Warrensburg has hosted the “World’s Largest Garage Sale,” which features more than 1,000 vendors, hundreds and hundreds of local garage sales, and bargains galore. Whether it’s collectibles, vehicle parts, antiques, old toys, vintage jewelry, it’s for sale at Warrensburg’s big event, set this year for Saturday, Oct. 2 and Sunday, Oct. 3, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Whether you are looking for inexpensive socks, a specialized tool, a vintage radio or an obscure vinyl recording, you can find it at the World’s Largest Garage Sale. Crowd estimates in recent years have ranged from 50,000 to 100,000 people who crowd the streets of a hamlet that is home to less than 4,000 people. Talk about fame. Not only was Warrensburg’s sale listed in the Guinness Book of Records, but it’s been acknowledged as the “grand-daddy of all community garage sales” internationally as starting a trend in the U.S. Here’s a hint for finding the true valuables offered — the real finds are from dealers in col-

Find anything you’re looking for during garage sale weekend in Warrensburg, when up to 100,000 people are drawn to the “grand-daddy of all community garage sales.” lectibles and those who buy “odd lots” and distressed shipments of new goods; and simply entrepreneurs who have cleaned out a forgotten warehouse somewhere. The event is not just about bargains. There’s also a street-fair atmosphere, with plenty of carnival food. Here’s the scoop on how to avoid frustration of crushing traffic and maximizing your bargain-hunting exhilaration. • Arrive on Thursday or Friday, check into an area inn or motel, and get into town before 7:15 a.m. A lot of vendors are setting up

Thursday and Friday anyway, and many savvy shoppers who know this are getting “first pick” of a wide range of wares. • If you do arrive Saturday, take the Northway to exits 22, 24 or 25. • Avoid Northway Exit 23, the primary road into Warrensburg, since it becomes very congested. By 8:30 or 9 a.m. Saturday, traffic can be backed up for nearly two miles. From Exit 22, turn left onto Route 9 and drive just a few miles north to Warrensburg. From Exit 24, go south on Schroon River Road and park at the Warrensburg High School where shuttle buses will take you in and out of town. Or, from Exit 25, head south out of Chestertown on Route 9 into Warrensburg. Here are some further tips for garage sale enjoyment: • Have plenty of cash on hand. • Dress in layers as Adirondack weather is unpredictable. • Bring a backpack so you can easily haul your bargains back home. • When parking your car, be courteous and be aware of private property. Don’t block driveways, fire hydrants or public access. Many vehicles end up towed each year. • Wear comfortable shoes because you will walk a lot. You never know what treasure is just another block away.

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Explore history, nature in northern Warren County CHESTER — Visiting Chestertown, Pottersville, Horicon or Schroon Lake in the autumn offers a delightful immersion into bygone days, as well as many recreational opportunities. With the bustle of summer subsiding, it’s the perfect time to experience life of yesteryear at its characteristic leisurely pace. Start in Chestertown, and experience a charming hamlet with shops that offer the friendly hometown experience of a century ago, including the Main St. Ice Cream Parlor & Restaurant. This historic wooden building overlooking downtown was once a schoolhouse, a tannery and town hall — and now is a center of activity for dining, socializing and gift-shopping.

Experience the gracious past in Pottersville Travel north to Pottersville and continue your adventure in Adirondack cultural history by visiting the Wells House in Pottersville, brought back to life by Marian and Vin McCann. If you visit them in October, you can toast them on their accomplishments, as it will mark their second year of ownership. One of the oldest inns in the Adirondacks, the Wells House is steeped in heritage, and offers gourmet food and themed special events. For details on the

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Bolton Landing: A recreational playground BOLTON LANDING — More than ever, the charming lakeside streetscape of Bolton Landing offers wonderful opportunities to take a leisurely stroll and browse for artwork, unique gifts, upscale home furnishings, gear for expeditions, and designer clothing — all with the shimmering waters of Lake George as a backdrop. Fall is a particularly fine time to visit, as the shops and lake views are framed in the glorious hues of red and gold foliage. For more than a century, such splendorous natural vistas have attracted world-famous artists, writers, as well as those who seek a refuge from hectic modern life. Not only are the charming shops filled with fascinating wares, but flower arrangements typically adorn their storefronts and walkways. And for more than 100 years, visitors have enjoyed gourmet dinners and drinks in a shoreline restaurant as a way to end their eventful day. For vacationers, Bolton Landing is incomparable, because this gracious shopping and dining experience is just minutes away from rugged outdoors activities, including backcountry hiking, windsurfing, sailing, motorboating, and fishing — all favorite activities. For touring by car, drive up Lake Shore Drive from Diamond Point and enjoy the foliage while savoring the romance of the opulent early-1900s estates along the way. Continue north of Bolton, and travel through the woods as you climb over the mountains and descend into Sabbath Day Point for a stunning splash of vibrant colors. For fun family outings, Bolton has two parks — Rogers Park right at the south end of the hamlet, and Veterans Park at the north end. Rogers Park includes not only a beautiful swimming beach,

picnic area and a bandstand, but the recreational amenities of tennis courts, shuffleboard, and a children’s playground. Similar recreational assets are at Veterans Park, which includes basketball courts, too. Hikers can enjoy a challenge in Bolton, as they follow treelined paths to majestic, wooded mountain peaks with spectacular scenic views. Ranging from easy lakeshore day hikes to strenuous mountain climbs, there are trails for all capabilities. One of the most popular trail systems is the Tongue Mountain Range. This system consists of approximately 25 miles of trails with many spectacular views of the lake and mountain ranges. The trailheads are north of the hamlet of Bolton, on Route 9N. The Lake George Land Conservancy also has many trails in the area that are open to the public. More information and trail maps can be obtained at the Land Conservancy office downtown. Bolton Landing has earned its place in boating history, too. Classic wooden boats like Hacker Craft can routinely be spotted cruising on the lake. Speaking of history, F.R. Smith & Sons Marina in Bolton Landing is the oldest enterprise of its kind on Lake George. For an overview of the history of commerce, tourism and recreation in the Bolton region, visit the Bolton Historical Museum at the south end of town. The museum is full of artifacts, maps, books and photographs depicting how life has evolved in the area since Bolton was founded in 1799. A perfect time to visit Bolton Landing is the weekend of the town’s acclaimed “Fabulous Folk Festival,” set for Sunday, Sept. 6. A lineup of noted regional troubadours sing in this familyfriendly, free event in Rogers Park. A fireworks display is offered at about 8 p.m.

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A local student examines the large garnet deposit he stumbled up on during a tour at Gore Mountain’s garnet mine. Photo courtesy of Barton Mines

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Gore Mountain Harvest Festival caps extended off-season NORTH CREEK — Snow may be absent from its slopes, but fall is shaping up to be a busy season at Gore Mountain. Their annual Harvest Festival will be held Oct. 910, beginning at 10 a.m. The mountain has extended their off-season operations and will run summer and fall mountain biking, Northwoods Gondola skyrides, and hiking through Oct. 10. Not only does this mark Gore’s longest off-season operation, but highlights include more biking terrain, instructional camps, an expanded barbeque menu, and retail items for sale. Ruby Run, the trail off the top of the Northwoods Gondola, was top-dressed to offer bikers a smooth start to their ride. Trails such as the Otter Slide Glades and Tannery are now included in available riding terrain. Harvest Festival will be set to the tune of the Ernie Williams Band and Raisinhead, who will perform live entertainment all weekend. The weekend will also feature Adirondack vendors, kids activities, diverse food and drink, a 5K trail run, scenic helicopter rides, and much more. Admission is free. For a complete list of activities, visit While Gore Mountain prepares for the opening of both the Chatterbox Glades and

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Local farm gears up for fall activities MINERVA — It’s about that time at It’s About Thyme Farm in Olmstedville. Diane Colletti, owner of It’s About Thyme Farm, has her 150acre farm ready for the fall season with produce and flowers for sale, “pick your own pumpkin” opportunities and much more. The family-owned and operated farm is a Certified Garden Center and has been providing local communities with much more than a place to find a pretty flower or two. It’s About Thyme is open May through October and offers school programs as well as private parties, while selling perennials, herbs, fresh produce and much more. Johnsburg, Newcomb and Long Lake Central Schools are often found enjoying what It’s About Thyme has to offer. Youth from across the region enjoy picking their own pumpkins as well as taking strolls through a scarecrow walk, which was created last year. “Everyone comes and says how happy they are to have this in our area,” said Colletti. The farm boasts the largest pumpkin patch in the eastern Adirondacks and has picking available daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Sept. 11 through Oct. 30. Free hayrides Saturdays & Sundays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through the Scarecrow Trail. Saturday and Sunday feature free cider and doughnuts to those who come to visit the farm. “Pumpkin picking is a wonderful way to spend a fall day while enjoying the Adirondack Fall Foliage,” said Colletti. The farm is located at 32 Smith Road and can be contacted at 251-5297 or For more information on what Minerva has to offer during fall, visit.


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Moose festival to premiere in Indian Lake Along with providing a glimpse of fall foliage, the festival will feature a host of events ranging from activities for children to fly fishing demonstrations to guided hikes in hopes of catching a glimpse of the celebrated moose. “Our goal is to build, enhance, and grow the attraction that Indian Lake possesses for both visitors and residents,” Valentine said. “This event has great potential and couldn’t take place in a more appropriate atmosphere.” All festival activities are free, child-friendly and most do not require advance registration. For more information, visit, or call 648-5636.

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If you are visiting our area, we invite you to visit one of our local church services.

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church

First Congregational Church P.O. Box 532, Park Avenue Crown Point, New York 12928

Invites You To Join Us On Sundays at 10:30 AM for Worshiping, followed by coffee and refreshments. We are located on the campus of

SERVICE: Sunday 9:30 A.M.

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at 8260, Rt. 9 in Pottersville, N.Y. Our worship seeks to be biblically sound and historically grounded. Please plan to join us as we seek

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St. Mary’s Church

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165 US Rte. 9, Schroon Lake, NY 12870 518-532-7128

Weekend Mass Schedule

David B. Peterson, Senior Pastor

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Teddy Roosevelt celebrated in Newcomb NEWCOMB — Newcomb will continue a long-standing tradition and welcome in the fall season with their annual Teddy Roosevelt Weekend, Sept. 9-12. Town of Newcomb residents and visitors alike will commemorate its relationship with Teddy Roosevelt’s ride to the presidency with a live reenactment of those events by impersonator Joe Wiegand. Wiegand awed the White House audience during the 150th anniversary of T. R.’s Birthday Celebration. He will kick off the weekend Friday, Sept. 10, at 7 p.m. at Newcomb Central School. Wiegand will also be seen throughout the weekend. Also featured throughout the weekend is the 14th annual Adirondack Craft Fair at Newcomb Central School, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Handcrafted Adirondack items by local artisans will be for sale and raffle tickets will be a available for a quilt to be awarded Sunday, at 3 p.m. Chief Red Hawk, Native American motivational speaker, will deliver a program Sunday, at 1 p.m. at Newcomb Central School. Other events of the weekend include a silent auction, presentations, games, band and fireworks at dusk on Saturday and the 5K TY Yandon Memorial Foot Race at the Overlook, 9 a.m. Sunday. “There is so much going on and I think that the weekend will be very well-attended,” said event organizer Jeanne Garrand. For more information on TR Weekend and for a complete list of events, visit or the TR Weekend Facebook page.

Newcomb Central School students take a moment to check out the teddy bear look-a-likes of Theodore Roosevelt during Teddy Roosevelt weekend in Newcomb. Photo by Lindsay Yandon



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Long Lake welcomes fall traditions back to town LONG LAKE — In the foreground of the changing colors and descending leaves of fall in the Adirondacks, Long Lake will host a variety of seasonal activities in the coming months. The dropping temperatures will not chase local paddlers out of the water before the annual 90-Mile Canoe Race and Long Lake Boat Regatta. Long Lake will host the long distance boaters of the 90-mile race Saturday, Sept. 11. During the event, athletes from across the region can be spotted from the Long Lake bridge as they test their strength and endurance. The last weekend in September introduces the final event of the paddling season for Macs Canoes. A competitive event featuring war canoes and C4 boats kicks off from the Long Lake Town Beach around 9 a.m. Spectators are encouraged to attend. Boats paddle to the

south end of the lake and back toward Round Island for a 25 mile-round trip. From the height of a scaffolding airlift, courtesy of Wallace Contracting, Long Lake residents started a tradition last year with the first annual Pumpkin Drop competition. Contestants will gather at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9 at the town hall with pumpkins in hand to lift them 40 feet into the sky and drop them to a messy landing. The Pumpkin Drop will be a featured event as part of Long Lake’s annual Harvest Festival and Craft Fair, also hosted at the town hall. This year, more than 20 vendors from in and around the area will show off their American-made crafts and products for sale. For more information on how to get involved with these events or spectator information, visit the town of Long Lake Web site at

Senior at Long Lake Central School, Jordan Wallace drops one of the competing pumpkins from a scaffolding lift during last year’s Pumpkin Drop. Photo courtesy of the Town of Long Lake

OLD STONE HOUSE MUSEUM Brownington, VT • (802) 754-2022 •

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Explore the Adirondack wilds at the Wild Center TUPPER LAKE — The Adirondack’s newest museum lets the public get a glimpse into the natural side of history. The Wild Center is where the wild world of the Adirondacks opens before your eyes. Take a tour and dive into living exhibits. The museum, dedicated to understanding the unique place the Adirondacks, holds in existing with the natural world, commits to explore not a small collection, but one that lives and breathes across the entire expanse of the Adirondacks. Every day the Wild Center staff offers special and different guided hikes on the museum’s campus trails. There are feeding and activity schedules for the animals. The Daily Explorer available at the front desk shows each day’s schedules, printed that morning. The Adirondacks are unique in the world. Surrounded by people, they house great expanses of nature interspersed with small towns and communities. They can be a model for a future where man and the rest of the natural world find better ways to coexist. There may be no more important issue facing humankind than discovering better ways to coexist with the rest of the natural world, and there may be no more important place to understand that effort than in the Adirondacks. The museum is the place to see and appreciate the natural side of that vital story. The museum is open seven days a week, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Columbus Day. During the winter, the museum operates 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday through Monday. Museum and trail admission is $14 for adults, $9 for children younger than 15, $13 for seniors and free for children younger than 3. For more information on the Wild Center, go on-line to or call 359-7800.

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Athletes prepare for annual SCHROON LAKE — Athletes from around the country — around the world — will be in Schroon Lake Sept. 25 and 26 for the 13th annual Adirondack Marathon Distance Festival. Past races have attracted runners from Japan, United Kingdom, Egypt, Alaska, California, Oregon and a host of other locales. Highlighting the festival will be the Adirondack Marathon, a 26.2mile road race around Schroon Lake, Sept. 26. The distance festival also includes 5- and 10-kilometer road races in Chestertown Saturday, Sept. 25, and a half marathon in Schroon Lake Sunday, Sept. 26. The half marathon is limited to 600 runners, while about 300 runners are expected in the full marathon. The marathon has been recommended by Runner’s World magazine as one of “Eight Great Events to Kick Off the Fall Racing Season.” The race was also listed in the book From Fairbanks to

Boston, 50 Great U.S. Marathons as one of the top 50 races in the country. Prevention Magazine listed the Schroon race as one of the best “walker-friendly” events in the country. The marathon, 26 miles, 385 yards, will start at 9 a.m. on Main Street in Schroon Lake. The single loop course circumnavigates Schroon Lake over challenging forest roads with lakeside views until it finishes back at the Schroon Lake town beach. There is also a two-person marathon relay that gets under way at 9 a.m. People who wish to walk the marathon course can get started at 7 a.m. The course will remain open until 3 p.m. The marathoners have company during the second half of the course as the half marathoners will toe the starting line in Adirondack at 10 a.m. to race to the finish in Schroon Lake 13.1 miles later. Marathon weekend begins on

Saturday, Sept. 25, at 9:30 a.m.

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Adirondack Marathon Fest through the streets of Chestertown. Beginning and ending at the Chester Municipal Center, Helpers Fund director Carl Lamm is hoping for more than 300 runners this year. Individual racers as well as teams can register Friday, Sept. 24, from 7 to 9 p.m. or Saturday morning from 7 to 8:30 a.m. at the municipal center. Also participating will be about 500 volunteers, who will man aid stations along the courses and work the finish area. Packet pick up for marathon and half marathon racers will be Saturday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Schroon Lake Central School. There will be a running expo at the same time as well as local craft vendors. There will be a pasta dinner, open to runners and others, that night at 5:30 p.m. at Word of Life. Tickets are available at the expo and at the door. The marathon course records are held by David Herr of Canaan, Vt., and Simone Stoeppler of Germany. Herr ran 2 hours, 35 minutes, 38 seconds in 2009, while Stoeppler ran 3:04:08 in 2004. Stoeppler has already entered this year’s race. The hand cyclist record during the Adirondack Marathon belongs to Bill Schwarz, who rolled to a 1:45:32 mark in 2008. The half marathon records belong to Eric Blake, who ran 1:10:43 in 2004, and Annette Acuff, who was clocked in 1:23:13 in 2007.

David Herr of Canaan,Vt., took advantage of cool weather to win the marathon in 2 hours, 36 minutes, 55 seconds.That broke the old mark for the 26.2-mile course set by James Garrett in the inaugural race in 1997. Garrett ran 2:37:21.




(518) 685-5426 The hand cyclist record during the Adirondack Marathon belongs to Bill Schwarz, who rolled to a 1:45:32 mark in 2008.

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Hague is known for its year-round beauty: HAGUE — Located on the shores of Lake George, Hague is known for its year-round beauty — particularly during the foliage season. Hague offers everything in outdoor recreation, as well as a beautiful sandy-bottom public beach. The beach is at the town park near the public boat launch and the visitors center. Children can enjoy the play area at the beach, which offeres swings, teeter-totters and slides. The Northern Lake George setting offers a variety of nearby opportunities for all kinds of hikers. These Hague trails are among the most beautiful in the Adirondacks: • Jabe Pond: Follow Split Rock Road to sign and parking area. Follow trail to mountain top pond. Picnic sites, great fishing • Berrymill Pond Trail: Starts at point on New Hague

Road. Four miles West to pond. Two lean-tos and picnic area. • Cook Mountain: This trail is located to the North of the New York State Rodgers Rock Campground. A relatively easy climb offers many fine views of Lake George and the Champlain Valley • Tongue Mountain Trail: Tongue Mountain, overlooking Lake George from the West Shore, is just to the South of Hague and Silver Bay. Several entrance points to the moderate to moderately-difficult state maintained trails are reached from Route 9N. Park in Conservation Department parking lot. There are more than 18 miles of trails following the high ridges and offering absolutely spectacular views of Lake George, Black Mountain Range and Dear Leap. • Black Mountain Trail: This trail on, the Eastern Side of Lake George, is easily

climb is moderate. From the top of Black Mountain, you can

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Cycling, other outdoor opportunities abound see Lake George and it’s islands, the Hudson Valley, the Green Mountains of Vermont and the high peaks of the Adirondacks. Camping is a popular vacation activity in the Northern Lake George area. There are camping facilities both on the Lake George Islands and the Rogers Rock State Campground. Reservations and Island permits may be obtained from DEC at 668-5441, Rogers Rock Campsite at 585-6746 or at any of the Island Headquarters (Glen Island, Narrow Island or Long Island). Fishing is one of the most popular Hague activities. The primary species found in the Hague-Ticonderoga area waters are: Lake Trout, Landlocked Salmon, Smallmouth Bass, Pickerel, Yellow Perch, Rock Bass, and Pumpkinseed. Other fish species found are Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Black Crappie, Bullhead, and Rainbow Trout. Lake George was formed from a glacial fissure and is fed by many springs. It is 32 miles long and more that 200 feet deep in some places. Power boating, water skiing, sailing, canoeing and house boating, and scuba diving enthusiasts enjoy the crystal clear waters of northern Lake George. Powerboat, jetski, canoe and party boat rentals are available in Hague and Silver Bay. People who bring their own boat can launch from facilities located at the Hague Town Park, the Rogers Rock Campground and at Mossey Point in Ticonderoga. Most area accommodations have access to the lake and some can provide docking facilities.

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Viele’s Automotive is dedicated to customer satisfaction WARRENSBURG — Viele’s Automotive Service has a sparkling clean, expansive facility on the corner of Third Avenue and Main Street in Warrensburg. The orderliness and cleanliness of their repair center bears witness to their attention to detail when they repair customers’ vehicles. With extensive high-tech equipment, and a highly trained staff, Viele’s tackles virtually any automotive repair or maintenance task, from an oil change or tire rotation to an engine overhaul. Every day, they accomplish repairs to brakes, exhaust systems, ignition and suspensions for many customers, using their spacious six-bay facility and computerized diagnostic machines. They also install new tires, representing Goodyear, BF Goodrich, Cooper and Kelly — and they can obtain virtually any size or brand quickly if needed. As a bonus for good customers, Viele’s typically has a loaner car available if needed. Viele’s is located at 3943 Main St., Warrensburg. Randy Viele — who owns the

Ready to take on virtually any vehicle repair or maintenance task is the staff at Viele’s Automotive (left to right): Logan Tyler, Claude Kuzmiak, Billy Graves, Mark Miller, and owner Randy Viele. (Not pictured): Bookkeeper Stephanie Viele. enterprise with his wife Stephanie — said customer satisfaction and doing a job right the first time, are of utmost importance to his staff. “We are dedicated to taking the conscientious approach,” he said. In that vein, he uses high quality parts, and his staff is known for taking pride in their expertise.

“We try to keep a step ahead of our competition — and keep our customers happy,” he said. Viele’s offers full flatbed towing and recovery service and New York State inspections. They accommodate off-the-street customers with urgent vehicle problems, as well as their regular local

customers, with the same close attention. Viele’s Automotive is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., but like good neighbors and best friends, they’re on call 24 hours per day. Viele’s can be reached at 623-5588.

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Whitehall boasts plenty of naval history WHITEHALL — Capitalizing on its location at the southern end of Lake Champlain, Whitehall boasts a long and proud history. Founded in 1759 as the colonial town of Skenesboro by British Army Captain Philip Skene, Whitehall became the first permanent settlement on Lake Champlain — a heritage celebrated by the Skenesborough Museum. An important center of maritime trade, Skene developed lake travel north to reach the West Indies via Quebec. On May 9, 1775, Skenesboro was captured by American forces in the first aggressive Revolutionary War action in New York State. Skene’s trading schooner became the first ship of the U.S. Navy when it was taken to Crown Point, armed and used under the leadership of Col. Benedict Arnold to capture a British ship renamed Enterprise on May 8, 1775.

In 1776, Congress ordered Gen. Philip Schuyler to construct a fleet of ships capable of countering an expected British invasion. This first U.S. Naval fleet of 13 ships added to the four already patrolling Lake Champlain, was constructed during the summer of 1776. Led by Benedict Arnold, the action of this fleet at the battle of Vancour in October of that year caused a delaying action that ultimately saved the American forces at Saratoga. This naval fleet was the only one to see active service in the Revolutionary War. The Skenesborough Museum, whose collection contains more than 4,000 items, is located in a 19th century canal terminal building. The main exhibit is a 16-foot diorama of the 1776 shipyard, including the home and other commercial structures of Whitehall’s founder, Philip Skene. The museum, including the

The remains of the original USS Ticonderoga are located near the Skenesborough Museum in Whitehall. Urban Cultural Park Visitor ’s Center and adjacent canal area are the basis for the large scale new “Canal Harbor.” This canal front development includes lengthy new seawalls with boat utilities, large park, watercraft launch, and general recreation area — a beautiful addition to a grace-

ful colonial waterfront town; all in walking distance of Amtrak, the town center and Lake Champlain. The museum is open daily, mid June through Labor Day, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, 12 to 4 p.m. Appointments may be made for other visitations by calling 499-1155.

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Fort Ti to host annual encampment

TICONDEROGA — Fort Ticonderoga will host its annual Revolutionary War encampment Sept. 11 and 12. Units depicting all the many armies involved in the American Revolution encamp on the fort’s grounds. Battle reenactment and special programs will be featured each day. Also this fall, Fort Ti will host its seventh annual Seminar on the American Revolution Sept. 24-26. The event will feature authors and historian presentations. The Footrace at the Fort, Annual Duane Crammond Memorial

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5K cross country race will be held Saturday, Sept. 25, at the fort. There will be a plant sale and Harvest Market Saturday, Oct. 2, in the King’s Garden from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Special events at the fort will conclude for the season Oct. 2829 with The Haunted Fort. Fort Ticonderoga offers a new exhibit this year. “Pottery, Pork & Pigeons” is in the southeast corner of the Enlisted Men’s Barracks and is the culmination of over 16 years’ work by volunteer Frank Schlamp, adjunct assistant curator of archeology, and Chris Fox, curator of collection. Schlamp, who is a retired DEC officer, took on the task of cleaning, cataloguing, and restoring years’ worth of pottery shards and other small objects. The exhibit highlights the variety of ceramics and utensils used by the soldiers in their daily lives at Fort Ticonderoga. The exhibit also explores what was available to them for food illustrating this with bones from pigs, deer and passenger pigeons. Besides military and historical exhibits, the fort has The King’s Garden on fort grounds at the Pell estate. It dates to 1920 and is a brick-walled formal garden. Along with the fort it has been totally restored. Fort Ticonderoga has been open to the public more than 100 years. The fort played an important part in the founding of America. Built in 1755 by the French, the fort was captured by the British and Provincial forces in 1759 during the French & Indian War. It was here in 1775 that Ethan Allen captured it from the British; the first victory of the American Revolution. It was a cannon from Fort Ticonderoga that Colonel Knox hauled to Boston for George Washington’s Army. The British evacuated Boston as a result. The fort is open 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. For information call 585-2821. A full calendar of events, including re-enactments, can be found at

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Wednesday thru Sunday 10am to 6pm

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Fall is a special time at King’s Garden TICONDEROGA — Fall is harvest time, which makes it special at the King’s Garden. The garden’s many vegetables and flowers are, literally, ripe for the picking. There will be a plant sale and Harvest Market Saturday, Oct. 2, in the King’s Garden 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The King’s Garden at Fort Ticonderoga attracts thousands of visitors each year. It is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Visitation to the garden is included in admission to the fort. It offers self-guided tours and group tours by calling 585-2821 in advance. In the years following World War I, Americans experienced a time of heady optimism, economic prosperity and sweeping social change. Marian Coffin’s King’s Garden is born of these attitudes. One of the first female landscape architecture students, she found her niche designing private gardens and became one of the most sought after landscape architects on the East coast. The one acre

The Children’s Garden, part of the King’s Garden at Fort Ticonderoga, features a mini corn maze, animal topiaries, sunflower house and a pickle patch.


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Duane Crammond footrace to be contested cross country and/or track. Sponsored by the LaChute Road Runners, the Duane Crammond Memorial Scholarship is named for a former Ti High running stalwart. Crammond died in a car accident in 2005 at age 24. Crammond, the valedictorian of the Ti High Class of 1999, was a cross country and track champion in high school. He went on to become an honor student at RPI, where he majored in engineering and was captain of the college’s cross country team. He was also the leading distance runner on RPI’s indoor and outdoor track teams. He was also a member of the Fort Ticonderoga Fife and Drum Corps. After graduation from college, Crammond dominated local races. In 2003 he won the Montcalm Mile in Ticonderoga and the Race the Train event in North Creek. He was third in the Whiteface Uphill Run in Wilmington, fourth in the Prospect Mountain Road Race in Lake George and fifth in the Lake George to Bolton Adirondack Distance Run. He capped that season by winning the Adirondack Marathon in Schroon Lake. In 2009 the race attracted more than 100 runners from seven states and Canada to the historic fort.

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TICONDEROGA — The sixth annual Footrace at Fort Ticonderoga will be contested Saturday, Sept. 25. The event is a scenic, cross-country 5K (3.1 miles) course. It features varied terrain of grass and gravel near the shores of Lake Champlain, on the historic Fort Ticonderoga peninsula, finishing on the parade ground inside the walls of the fort. The race will begin at 10 a.m. Race day check-in and late registration will be 8:30-9:45 a.m. Pre-race entry fee is $15 for students and $17 for adults. Entry is $20 on race day. T shirts are guaranteed to the first 100 registrants. The race also includes a three-member team event. Each runner and two spectators will receive complimentary admission to Fort Ticonderoga on race day. Fifers and drummers will hail the finishers. For more information contact Matt Karkoski at 585-7206 evenings or e-mail Entry forms are available on-line at and at The race will benefit the Duane Crammond Memorial Scholarship Fund, which awards a $1,000 scholarship each year to a Ticonderoga High School alumnus who has competed in

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Garden From page 31 Colonial Revival style garden of the Pell estate at Fort Ticonderoga represented her fashionable garden designs of the early 1920s. As the outdoor showplace of Stephen and Sarah Pell’s restored summer home, the Pavilion, the King’s Garden delighted socialites, politicians, foreign dignitaries, and even silent film stars who were guests at their private manor. Lawn tennis and croquet were popular pastimes and the cool shade of the teahouse offered a tranquil retreat. The garden was featured in popular magazines of the time as there was growing interest in historic preservation and also the lifestyles of the privileged. The features of the King’s Garden were arranged so that when viewed from the raised porch, the overall effect would be that of a Turkish carpet — colors and patterns arranged in repetition, mirroring one another and flowing seamlessly together. Linear features are softened by arches and curves, and a central reflecting pool balances the composition. The beds are framed by a kiln-fired brick wall erected in 1910, and punctuated by elm trees in each corner of the grassy central lawn that is defined by a low barberry hedge. Numerous annuals and perennials guaranteed a colorful display throughout the summer. While the framework of the garden remained essentially in place, the next generation of the Pell family that resided in the Pavilion modified the garden to suit their tastes. While still a celebrated garden, much of Marian Coffin’s influence had given way to a “modern” garden. It would take nearly 75 years for this ‘Masterwork American Garden’ from the Country Place Era of the early 1920s to be reborn. Guided by Marian Coffin’s original planting plan that is archived at Fort Ticonderoga’s Thompson-Pell Research Center, restoration efforts have achieved a garden that is once again a reflection of her style. Guided tours of the estate grounds and Garden are offered daily. Outside the walls of the formal garden, three Discovery Gardens invite guests to enjoy numerous varieties of vegetables, fruits and flowers. A military Garrison Garden displays crops that were grown in the original King’s Garden of 1756 that fed the French troops stationed at the fort. The Native American themed “Three Sisters Garden” shows the relationship of three staple crops grown together in an ancient planting technique, while Sister Corn, Sister Bean, and Sister Squash watch over children who enter the living wigwam of Sister Bean. The popular Children’s Garden features a mini corn maze, animal topiaries, sunflower house and a pickle patch. New varieties of flowers and vegetables are featured each year, all surrounded by hundreds of marigolds. In addition to the gardens, an historic greenhouse, columned gazebo, 300 year-old wrought iron gate and numerous quiet picnicking spots are found by those who explore the estate’s grounds. Visitation to the King’s Garden is included with admission to Fort Ticonderoga. The Garden is located in the shadow of the Fort on the west shore of Lake Champlain. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Applefolkfest: a fall tradition IRONVILLE — AppleFolkFest will conclude the 2010 season at the Penfield Museum. Slated for Sunday, Oct. 10, it’ll feature a craft fair and flea market 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. as well as chili and apple desserts starting at 11 a.m. Located in the Crown Point hamlet of Ironville, the Penfield Museum is the former home of Allen Penfield and reflects the 19th Century when mining dominated the regional economy. It is also the birthplace of the electrical age. The hamlet of Ironville, on the National Register of Historic Places, is listed as the “Birthplace of the Electric Age” since it is the site of the first industrial application of electricity in the United States in 1831. The electricity was provided by a simple battery known as a “wet battery,” which in turn was used to power one of Joseph Henry’s electromagnets. The electromagnet was used in Ironville to recharge the magnetic prongs on the magnetic ore separator, a machine used to remove the iron from the crushed ore. The magnet also became a novelty and people would come from miles to see it’s strength. Thomas Davenport, of Brandon, Vt., was so fascinated with the magnet at Ironville that he purchased it from Allen Penfield at a cost of $75. With the experimentation that Davenport did on that magnet, it lead to his invention of the electric motor in the mid 1830s. Central to the museum is an exact replica of a large electromagnet now in the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C. Penfield moved his family to Crown Point in 1828 to make his fortune in the mining industry. The home he build was occupied by three generations before becoming a museum which houses a collection of 19th Century artifacts memorabilia. Crown Point iron was an indispensable product for the North in the Civil, War. Iron from Crown Point was used to construct the battleship Monitor. The museum contains samples of iron ore mined by Penfield along with

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in the small hamlet of Ironville pictures of the mines in operation. Rooms in the museum are furnished with original pieces once belonging to the Penfields. Other historic furniture is also on display. Ironville was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974. The homes along the main street were all constructed in the early 19th Century. Those buildings, besides the museum, include the Harwood House, a church, a parsonage, a boarding house and homes and barns that have been in use for 150 years and longer. There are 10 stations along a selfguided tour. Year-round historical and recreational trails wander across the 500 acres of the homestead. In the summer, hiking and camping are available near the Penfield Pond. The museum is on the grounds of the Penfield homestead, known as the birthplace of the electrical age. But it contains much more than artifacts relating to mining and electricity; it is a museum of local history.

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The Crown Point State Historic Site provides visitors with a glimpse at life in the Champlain Valley 250 years ago.The site is home to two former 18th Century forts, the French Fort St. Frederic and the British Fort Crown Point, as well as a museum and visitors center. surrounded by an outer stone parapet wall that was nearly square and had six corner bas-

tions covering about an acre. It was the base of three major French operations until July 1, 1759, when the British forced its 200-man garrison to blow up the tower and retreat. The British did not build a new fort on top of the French ruins. Instead they took three years to construct a new fort, Fort Crown Point, adjacent. A stone and timber fortress, the new fort was a half mile in circumference and shaped like a pentagon. The parade ground covered six acres and contained three stone, two-story barracks, a guard house and an armory. The 40-foot high outer wall was 22-feet thick of timber and limestone, making it

Britain’s greatest military installation in North America. Fort Crown Point was the launching point for British forces that brought about the surrender of Montreal in 1760. The fort was destroyed April 23, 1775, when a fire ignited the powder magazine and its 100 barrels of powder causing a huge explosion. Americans captured the remains of the fort May 11, 1775, and its 111 canon. They transported 29 of the canon overland to Boston to lift the British siege. For more information, contact Crown Point State Historic Site at 597-4666 or visit

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Iron Center unveils new exhibit PORT HENRY — The Moriah Iron Center Museum has a new exhibit this year. The museum now has two 18 x 36-inch panels which show a town of Moriah timeline with some photos and dates of special happenings throughout the years. The exhibit was obtained through a Quadricentennial Mini-Grant from New York State. The panels are displayed in the diorama room of the museum. The Iron Center Museum in Port Henry brings the industrial history of Moriah to life. Located at Park Place, adjacent to the Moriah town hall, the museum gives visitors a glimpse at the iron ore mining and railroad industries when they flourished in the community. It’s open to the public Thursday, Friday and Saturday noon to 3 p.m. through October. The museum opened in 1998 and was named to the National Register of Historic Places in 2000. Besides an exhibition area, the museum has an office, an upstairs research area, rest rooms and a gift shop. Outside the museum building, a locomotive, iron ore car and caboose are on display on a length of track. A highlight of the museum is a scale diorama of the circa 1960 Republic Steel mine yard


in Mineville. The model was created by William Kissan of Westport, a master modeler, Jim Kinley of Willsboro, who specializes in miniature electronics, and Brian Venne of Moriah, a model train hobbyist. Visitors to the museum experience the exhibit as if they are miners entering the yard from the change house. Visitors see all the above ground buildings with vehicles and trains that carry the ore. They also see the surrounding area painted on the walls as murals—east, west, north and south of the mine yard. Elaine Sears of Crown Point is painting the walls. Also contained in the exhibit are underground mining operations that depict the different eras, from digging to blasting to drilling to, finally, the use of heavy motorized

equipment underground. During the period depicted by the model, the early 1960s, Republic Steel employed about 450 men — 250 underground and 200 in the mine yard — in Mineville. At that time miners had reached a depth of 2,400 feet below the level of Lake Champlain. This is also a slide show on the old Arctic City movie industry and the recent episodes of Star Trek filmed in Port Henry. Moriah officially became a town Feb. 12, 1808, when the state legislature approved Moriah’s request to become separate from the town of Crown Point. Moriah traces its history to the 18th Century. After the Treaty of 1763, soldiers were given land by King George for their service in the French and Indian War. Iron ore was discovered in those lands, lumber and grist mills sprang up, farms started, furnaces were built, and the shipping of ore started, first by water, then by railroad. Many families came to work in the iron ore mining industry, which flourished from around 1824-1971. Mines were privately owned, then became the property of Witherbee-Sherman & Co., and finally in 1938 the Republic Steel Corporation. In the late 1800s and early 1900s most of the large hotels, homes, churches and schools were built, many still existing today.

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Monday, Aug. 30 BOLTON LANDING — Film: “The Chorus,” 7:30 p.m. in Bolton Library, Lake Shore Dr. Free. Details: 644-2431 or: ATHOL — The one-and-only Stony Creek Band in concert, 7 p.m. in Thurman Town Park. Music, dancing. Bring chairs & blankets. Rain or shine. Refreshments for sale.Details: 623-9649 or:

Tuesday, Aug. 31 GLENS FALLS — Film & Video Festival: “You Tube: the Phenomenon & the Future,” 6:30 p.m. in Crandall Library, 251 Glen St. Free. Details: 792-6508 ext. 3 or:

Friday, Sept. 3 WARRENSBURG — Riverfront Farmers' Market, 3-6 p.m. in town park at 173 River St. Locally grown produce, maple syrup, wine, baked goods, cheese, organic meats, poultry, more. Details: 466-5497.

Friday-Sunday, Sept. 3-5 LAKE LUZERNE — American Finals Rodeo, 8 p.m. at Painted Pony Ranch. Three days of professional rodeo events auctioned by APRA. 703 Howe Rd. off Rte. 9N. $. Details: 696-2421 or STONY CREEK — Jack Pot Labor Day Rodeo at Thousand Acres Ranch. Special weekend package of activities and amenities. Details: or: 696-2444.

Saturday, Sept. 4 CHESTERTOWN — Annual Smorgasbord, 5-7 p.m. at Community

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Sunday Sept. 5 BOLTON LANDING — Fabulous Folk Festival/Fireworks, Music from 11 a.m.- 5:30 p.m. in Rogers Park features acclaimed musician/songwriters Dan Berggren, Peggy Lynn, Nancy Walker Trio, & Saratoga Faire. Free. Fireworks follow at dusk. BOLTON LANDING — Labor Day Weekend Fireworks, 8 p.m. in Rogers Park, Lake Shore Drive. Free. Details:

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Thursday, Sept. 9 WARRENSBURG — Readings by regional authors and poets, 7 p.m. at Willows Bistro, 3749 Main St. Free. Details: or: 5044344.

Friday, Sept. 10 LAKE GEORGE — Elvis Dinner Cruise, on the Lac du Saint Sacrement, board at 5:30 p.m. at Steel Pier, Beach Rd. Enjoy Memphis-style buffet dinner with Elvis tribute artists. $, reservations. 668-5777 or LAKE GEORGE — 1950's Dinner & Dance Show, at The Forum, 2200 Rte 9. Features the Shallows Band. Details: 668-2200 or: NORTH CREEK — “Remarkable Women of the Adirondacks.” Storyteller Sandra Weber accompanied by musician Peggy Lynn. Linked to ongoing exhibit. 7:30 p.m. at Tannery Pond Community Center, Main St. 251-3711 or: QUEENSBURY — SunKiss Balloon Festival, 4 p.m.- 10 p.m. at SUNY Adirondack, 640 Bay Rd. 20 fanciful balloons. Free. Music, activities, food. Details: 793-0373 or:

Friday-Saturday, Sept. 10-11 GLENS FALLS — Play: “Eurydice,” by Pendragon Theatre, 7:30 p.m. at Charles R. Wood Theater, Glen St. Classic myth of Orpheus in new light. $. Details: 874-0800 or:

Friday-Sunday, Sept. 10-12 LAKE GEORGE — Adirondack Nationals Car Show, Canada St. Classic, antique, muscle cars, custom and street rod car show, family activities, scavenger hunt, Poker Walk, crafters, vendors, fireworks. 821-6237 or LAKE GEORGE — Adirondack Vette Fest, 2206 State Rte. 9N, Lake George. Corvette show. Welcome party, fun display Fri. Auto cross, gimmick road rally, high peaks tour Saturday, Car show Sunday.

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Saturday, Sept. 11 WARRENSBURG — Annual Sept. 11 Memorial Ceremony, 7 p.m. at floyd Bennett Memorial Bandstand, uptown. Hundreds gather for annual candlelight service to honor victims and heroes of the 2001 terrorist attacks. Music by local high school band, bagpipers, speeches, etc. WARRENSBURG — Annual chicken barbecue of the Warrensburg VFW Men’s Auxiliary, 2-6 p.m. at the VFW Hall on Main St. just north of Stewart’s Shop. GLENS FALLS — Concert by country-western superstar Alan Jackson, 7:30 p.m. at city Civic Center. Jackson has 34 number-one hits. Details: 7980202 or NORTH CREEK — “Day with Teddy Roosevelt” family fest centers at North Creek Depot Museum. $. Details: 251-5842 or:

Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 11-12 ATHOL — Fiddlers' Jamboree. A tradition in Thurman. Concerts of mountain music, day & night. Bring your instruments. Field Pickin', open mic, jam sessions, dancing, Singspiration sing-a-long, gospel. Rain or shine. Fire Company breakfast. 623-9961 or: TICONDEROGA — Annual Revolutionary War Encampment at Fort Ti. Units depicting the British, Continental, German, and Natives involved in the War for American Independence encamp on the Fort's grounds for the weekend. Events throughout both days, including a battle reenactment each day at 2pm. Glens Falls National Bank is the corporate sponsor of this event.

Sunday, Sept. 12-Saturday, Sept. 18 LAKE GEORGE — Regional Restaurant Week. Eateries offer threecourse specials. $. Details:

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Wednesday, Sept. 15 LAKE GEORGE — Talk on painter Georgia O'Keefe & her partner, art photographer Alfred Stieglitz and their life in Lake George, 7 p.m. in the Lake George Firehouse, 79 Ottawa St. Teri Gay presents on behalf of Warren Co. Historical Society. Free. Details: 743-0734 or

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Friday, Sept. 17 LAKE GEORGE — 80th Birthday Party & Jazz Cruise for musician, composer & arranger David Amram — who has worked with everyone from Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis & Charlie Parker to Leonard Bernstein, Bob Dylan. He’s not only scored Hollywood films, but he’s a jazz innovator on french horn. Party at Shoreline Restaurant with testimonials by Tom Lloyd & Charles Peltz. Cruise aboard Adirondac, featuring the David Amram Quartet, starts at 7 p.m. Call 899-3000 for tickets, $25.

Saturday, Sept. 18 LAKE GEORGE — Exhibition reception, Julie Ann Mann. 6-8 p.m. in Lake George Arts Project Gallery, 2 Amherst St. Exhibit of her detailed botanical photographs, approaching the abstract, continues through Oct. 22. Free. Details: or: 668-2616. LAKE GEORGE — Annual Lake George Triathlon, starts at Million Dollar Beach. Registration: 8:30 a.m. Sanctioned race includes .9-mile swim, 25mile bike course followed by 8.2-mile race on foot. Individual, club and team competition. Spectators free. See: THURMAN — Tour of Historic Homesteads via diesel trolley. Starts at town hall in Athol at 11:45 a.m. with luncheon, $7. Tour, $13, begins at 12:45. Paid reservations required. Call: 623-2305. Details:

Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 18-19 LAKE GEORGE — Annual Lake George Jazz Weekend features stellar lineup in concert, 1 p.m.- 6 p.m. both days in Shepard Park. One of the best small jazz festivals U.S. is free. Sat. daytime, keyboardist Daniel Kelly & his Trio, french horn improvisation with David Amram Quartet, vocalist Roseanna Vitro & the Randy Newman Project; Sat. 7:30 PM: jazz trumpeter Christian Scott & Quintet. Sun.- saxophonist Sharel Cassity & Quintet; bassist Buster Williams & Quartet with vibraphonist Stefon Harris and drummer Cindy

QUEENSBURY —∏Adirondack Balloon Festival, flight of hundreds of balloons daily. One of nation’s favorite family fests is free. Opening ceremony 46 p.m. Thursday in Crandall Park, Glens Falls features food, entertainment. Followed by Downtown Glens Falls Balloon Fest Party on Glen St., 5-9 p.m.Two Live rock bands, vintage cars, model train displays, “Moonglow” balloon light-up. Free. Launches occur Fri.-Sun. daily at Warren County’s Floyd Bennett Airport at 6:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Zonta Club craft fair Fri. eve., Sat. & Sun., 5 a.m.-5 p.m.

Friday-Saturday, Sept. 24-25 LAKE GEORGE — Vintage Race Boat Regatta, Beach Road. Vintage hydroplanes & race boats compete; boats on display.

Friday-Sunday, Sept. 24-26 GLENS FALLS — Ringling Brothers, Barnum & Bailey Circus~”Illuscination,” Fri., 7 p.m.; Sat, 11 a.m., 3 p.m. & 7 p.m.; Sun., 1 p.m. & 5 p.m. at city Civic Center. $. Thrills, wonderment, magic, fantasy, clowns, animals. Details, tickets: or 798-0202.

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Wednesday, Sept. 29 GLENS FALLS — Famed actor Ed Asner portrays Franklin D. Roosevelt in "FDR," 8 p.m. in Charles R. Wood Theater, Glen St. 874-0800. Word War II era depicted. $. Details: 874-0800 or:

Saturday, Oct. 2 LAKE GEORGE — Oktoberfest Luncheon Cruise, aboard Lac du Saint Sacrement, 12 p.m. at Steel Pier, Beach Road. German food & music. $ Reservations, 668-5777. Details: LAKE GEORGE — Peak Season Century Bicycle Ride circling Lake George. 100-mile, 60-mile & 25-mile course options, through area villages. Rest stops, bike mechanics. Registration fee includes lunch & barbecue. Details, registration: 527-8256 or POTTERSVILLE — Soup, Sandwich & Dessert social, 5-7 p.m. at United Methodist Church. $. Details: 494-3374. TICONDEROGA — Plant sale and Harvest market at the King's Garden from 10 a.m. - 2p.m. Celebrate the bounty of the King's Garden by adorning your garden or table with items fresh from the garden. Dig-to-order perennials, plus produce from our vegetable plots, including gourds, pumpkins and many different edibles are offered.

Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 2-3 CHESTERTOWN — Annual Adirondack Marathon Distance Festival in hamlets of Schroon Lake, Adirondack and Chestertown. Sat.: 5 & 10k footraces. Sun.: full & half marathons. Sat. 2 p.m.: Children’s footrace. Sunday, runs are accompanied by Taiko Japanese drumming and Wuluba African drummers. Registration forms and details available at or call: 888-724-7666. “Helpers Fund” race too; see:

WARRENSBURG — Annual World's Largest Garage Sale. 100s of vendors and sales throughout town. Food, bargains, collectibles, crafts, everything one could imagine. Nation’s leading sale of its kind. Start bargain-hunting early Friday morning for the best selection. Details: 623-2161 or LAKE GEORGE — “Fright Fest” begins its run during oct. weekends at Great Escape theme park, Rte. 9. Halloween playground; contests; Trick-orTreat Trail. haunted attractions, shows. $. Details: 792-3500 or:

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Friday, Oct. 8 GLENS FALLS — Book Sale at Crandall Library, 251 Glen St. Truly something for everyone. Fri., 9 a.m.- 5 p.m., Sat., 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sun., 1-4 p.m. Details: 792-6508 or:


Saturday, Oct. 9 Mahoney Notify-Plus creates safety for your family - day and night. Our security systems feature local monitoring which means that families are sleeping better at night. What a great feeling.

BRANT LAKE — Horicon Duck Derby, at the Mill Pond. Rte. 8. Family fun! Details: 494-2722 or: GLENS FALLS — Comedy show by PBS star Loretta LaRoche, 8 p.m. at Charles Wood Theater, 207 Glen St. Emmy nominated humorist. $. Details: 874-0800 or: THURMAN — Nettle Meadow Farm Open House, noon-4 p.m. 484 South Johnsburg Rd. Tour of historic farm, meet the animals, sample the award-winning gourmet cheeses. Free. 623-3372 or: CHESTERTOWN — Annual Roast Beef Dinner, Community Methodist Church, 5-7 p.m. on premises at Church St. Good food, socializing. $. 4943374.

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Sunday, Oct. 10 JOHNSBURG — Gore Mountain Ski Center’s “Leaf Cruncher“ 5k Trail Run. 11 a.m. at center, 793 Peaceful Valley Rd. Challenging 5k trail run. Details: 251-2411 or:

Monday, Oct. 11 WARRENSBURG — Warrensburgh Riverfront Harvest Dinner, 6 p.m. at Grist Mill Restaurant, 100 River St.. 7-course meal showcasing foods from local farmers’ markets. Dessert & (local) wine pairings. $. Reservations: 466-5497

Tuesday, Oct. 12 LAKE GEORGE — Multimedia presentation:”The Adirondacks: In Celebration of the Seasons,” by Mark Bowie, 7 p.m. at Adirondack Mountain Club headquarters, 814 Goggins Rd. near Northway Exit 21 and Rte. 9N. Free. Call 668-4447 for reservations or see:

Saturday, Oct. 16 LAKE GEORGE — Lake George Oktoberfest, 1 p/m.- 5 p.m. at Adirondack Pub & Brewery, 33 Canada St. Oktoberfest brew, over 50 beers, live German music,German food, costumes welcome. $. Details: 668-0002 or:

Sunday, Oct. 17

Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 9-10 JOHNSBURG — Fall Fiber Festival, 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. at Gore Mountain Farm Alpacas, 2642 Rte. 28. Hand spinning, weaving demonstrations, farm tours. Free. Details: or: 251-3040 ATHOL — Thurman Fall Farm Tour through town. Sugar houses, farm animals, silviculture, tree farm, demonstrations, pancake breakfast. Details: 623-9718 or: BOLTON — Townwide Garage Sale & Fall Festival. Sale 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. both days; family festival activities Sat. 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Details: or: 644-3831 JOHNSBURG — Gore Mountain Harvest Festival, events all day at state ski center, 793 Peaceful Valley Rd. near North Creek. Family activities, Adirondack vendors, live entertainment. Details: or: 251-2411.

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CHESTERTOWN—Halloween Pug Party & Parade, Dynamite Hill Recreation Area, Rte. 8. Dozens of pug canines in costume on parade. Contests, raffles, food. Details: or: 494-2722

Wednesday, Oct. 20 TICONDEROGA — Final day of the season at Fort Ticonderoga.

Thursday-Saturday, Oct. 21-23 LAKE GEORGE — Fall Rummage Sale, Caldwell Presbyterian Church, 71 Montcalm St.Clothing, furniture, baby & household items, toys, books, jewelry, more. Details: 668-2613 or

Come early & enjoy breakfast on our deck & great lunches all afternoon.

Join us for our Special Events... Sept. 25-26 • Harvest Gathering Nov. 6-7 & 27-28 • Holiday Open House “To Everything there is a Season... A Season of Change”


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Friday, Oct. 22 WARRENSBURG — Historic Graveyard Walk & Gourmet Dessert Buffet. Walk begins at 7 p.m. with characters from Warrensburg's past through the local cemetery, followed by dessert at Cornerstone B&B. $. Reservations, 623-3436. Details:

Saturday, Oct. 23 ATHOL — Halloween party for youth, 1-3 p.m. at Thurman Town Hall. Costume contest, games, refreshments, Free. 623-9649.

Sunday, Oct. 24 WARRENSBURG — “Dinner with the Dead,” 6 p.m. at Grace's Restaurant at The Griffin House, 3 Hudson St. "Visits" between courses by people from Warrensburg's past. $. Reservations, 623-2449. See: LAKE GEORGE — International Cuisine Festival, 5-8 p.m. at Fort William Henry Resort,48 Canada St. Hors d’ oeuvres, dinner, desserts by 30 area restaurants. entertainment, silent auction. Fundraiser for World Awareness Children’s Museum. Reservations, 793-2773. See:

ucts, more. 3-6 p.m. Details: 623-9718 or: BOLTON — Nature programs at UpYonda Farm environmental education center, Rte. 9N north of Bolton Landing. Programs include topics like butterfly and bird watching, solar energy aquatic adventures, Starlab Planetarium. Trails, nature museum, wildlife pond,guided walks. Details: 644-9767 or: BOLTON LANDING — Exhibit: “Fine Art in the Heart of the Adirondacks,” Lakeshore Gallery, 4985 Lake Shore Dr. Regional artists: oils, watercolors, pottery, jewelry. Thurs.-Sat. , 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. Free. Through Sept. or 644-9480 LAKE GEORGE — Exhibit of paintings by Don Wynn at Adirondack Mountain Club headquarters, 814 Goggins Rd. near Northway Exit 21 and Rte. 9N. Exhibition runs through Oct. 30. Open daily and Saturday during office hours. See or call 668-4447 for details.

Friday, Oct. 29 WARRENSBURG — Historic Graveyard Walk & Gourmet Dessert Buffet. Walk begins at 7 p.m. with costumed characters from Warrensburg's past through the local cemetery, followed by dessert at local restaurant. $. Reservations, 623-3436. Details:

Ongoing WARRENSBURG — Exhibits of artifacts, photographs and environments highlighting local history in the newly revitalized Warrensburgh Museum of Local History, open Wednesdays and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Located at 3754 Main St. just north of Stewart’s, and the entrance — handicapped accessible — is in the rear. Call Museum Director Steve Parisi at 623-2928 or 623-2207 for details. THURMAN — Farmers’ Market at Thurman Station, Rte. 418 at rail platform, Wednesdays through fall. Locally grown produce, crafts, maple prod-

North Warren Chamber of Commerce Hosts 11th Annual Halloween Pug Party & Parade

The North Warren Lakes Region


Exits 25 & 26 of the Northway (I-87) Our area offers visitors all season recreation on the quiet side

It’s A Family Affair & All About the PUGS

Saturday, October 9th GREAT BRANT LAKE DUCK RACE at the QUACK of Noon at Mill Pond Pancake Breakfast starting at 9am Quilt Show 10am • Pumpkin Painting 1pm


Sunday, October 17, 2010

11am - 3pm • Registration starts 9am Pug Parade at 1pm

Dynamite Hill, Rt. 8 Chestertown, NY 9 - 3 PM

Pumpkin Decorating, Food Vendors, Dessert Contest

November 6th FALL CRAFT FESTIVAL Chestertown Methodist Church, 10am - 3pm

December 5th SUNDAY CHRISTMAS CANTATA Chestertown Methodist Church, 3pm

Contact: • • 518-494-2722 Pam Morin, Coordinator • • 518-696-7184

North Warren Chamber of Commerce 518-494-2722 • State Route 8, PO Box 490, Chestertown, NY 12817 Check our website for more events & details.

Supported by the Towns of Chester, Horicon and Warren County Visitors Occupancy Funds and Local Businesses in the North Warren Community.


Registration starts at 9:00am • Judging & Awards 11-1pm • Parade 1pm


Food & Retail Vendors, Costume Contests, Pug Fun & Games, Photos, Pumpkin Dessert & Pumpkin Decorating Contests, Town Wide Decorating

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INDEX OF ADVERTISERS Accommodations Listing..................................................47 Adirondack Audio & Video..............................................41 Adirondack by Owner.........................................................4 Adirondack Country Store..................................................8 Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts..............................41 Adirondack Medical Center................................................8 Adirondack Scenic Railroad.............................................31 Adirondack Ural....................................................... .........45 Aloha Florist.....................................................................26 Apple Hill Orchard............................................................26 Barrett RV .........................................................................29 Barton’s Garnet Mine Tours..............................................10 Bennett’s Riding Stable....................................................43 Best Western Ticonderoga Inn & Suites...........................36 Billy Bob’s Orchard..........................................................30 Burgoyne Grill at Best Western........................................14 Candy Man Adirondack Chocolates.................................21 Carillon Restaurant...........................................................16 Carol’s Collectibles...........................................................25 Chippewa Stone..................................................................3 Church Listing..................................................................18 Corner Market...................................................................15 Country Florist & Gifts.....................................................25 Cup O’ Joes.........................................................................5 Emeralds’..........................................................................11 EZ Marine & Storage, Inc...................................................6 Flex Appeal Fitness Center...............................................42 Fort Ticonderoga...............................................................34 Frenchman’s Restaurant....................................................16 Georgian Resort................................................................14 Gino’s Ti-Pi Ristorante.....................................................17 Gino’s Warrensburg Pizzeria & Restaurant......................14 Glens Falls National Bank & Trust Co.............................23 Global Gas........................................................................15 Grace’s Restaurant............................................................17 Hague Chamber of Commerce..........................................39 Home Improvement Gallery Inc.......................................19 Hometown Oil...................................................................20 Hot Biscuit Diner..............................................................16 Hudson Headwaters Health Network................................19 Hudson Headwaters Health Network.........................5 It’s About Thyme Farm............................................13 John’s Outdoor Sports...........................................41 Juniper Design and Goods....................................39

Livingston’s Quality Manor Furniture................................2 Log Jam Restaurant...................................................... .......6 Long Lake Marina....................................................... ........9 Longergan’s Antiques.......................................................39 Loon Lake Marina....................................................... ......33 MacLeod’s Lumber & Hardware......................................34 MacMillen Construction...................................................33 Mahoney Notify Alarms...................................................32 Mahoney Notify Alarms...................................................42 Mountain Petroleum...................................................... ....48 “No” Bridge Restaurant....................................................16 North Country Community College....................................7 North Pole.........................................................................21 North Warren Chamber of Commerce..............................44 Old Stone House Museum................................................21 Oscar’s Smokehouse.........................................................40 Panorama Motel................................................................29 Pine Lake Stoves...............................................................27 Porter’s Land Surveying...................................................42 Progressive Motor Sports, Inc...........................................40 Prospect Point Cottages....................................................10 Rafter J. Western World....................................................26 Raven & Ring Antiques....................................................24 Ray’s Liquor Store............................................................26 Rebecca’s Florist & Country Store...................................27 Rick’s Bike Shop..............................................................24 Schroon Lake Marina........................................................22 SensibiliTeas.....................................................................37 Skene Valley Country Club...............................................10 Snug Harbor Marina.........................................................35 St. Mary’s Church.............................................................30 Streetroad Steakhouse.......................................................17 Sugar & Spice Country Shoppe........................................43 The Pub.............................................................................12 Ti Mobil Mart........................................................ ............15 Ticonderoga Country Club................................................11 Ticonderoga Federal Credit Union....................................36 Ticonderoga Paint & Decorating Center...........................41 Town of Indian Lake...........................................................8 Town of Long Lake.............................................................9 Town of North Hudson.....................................................32 Treadway Car Wash..........................................................12 Treadway Fuels.................................................................12 Treadway Service Center..................................................12 Viele’s Automotive Service, Inc.......................................28 Village Auto Repair...........................................................27 Wagon Wheel Restaurant..................................................14 Walker’s Farm, Home & Tack..........................................29 Warrensburg Car Care.......................................................38 Water’s Edge Marina, Inc.................................................43 White’s Heating, Air & Appliance Repair........................25

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The Old Mill B&B Stoney Lonesome B&B

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Your Hosts John & Nancy Ockrin

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Ruah Bed & Breakfast

Country Life B&B (518)955-077 1 or (518) 642-1276

Your Hosts: Bruce Pushee & Beki Maurello-Pushee

989 Stoney Lonesome Road Crown Point, NY 12928

Your Hosts: Richard & Wendy Duvall 67 Tabor Rd., Greenwich, NY 12834

Station House B&B

“Step back in time; enjoy simple country elegance, perennial gardens, extensive flagstone patios & beautiful Boquet River.”

The Lone Birch Motel &C ottages

9221, Lakeshore Drive Hague, NY 12836

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Sunday Pond B&B Betty’s Bed & Breakfast

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A Four Season Bed & Breakfast Offering Adirondack Style Lodging in a Peaceful Wooded Setting 5544 State Rt. 30, Saranac Lake, NY 12983

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Alynn’s Butterfly Inn B&B Al & Lynn Smith ~ Innkeepers

Yellow Coach Motel

69 State Route 28 Warrensburg, NY 12885 (518)623-9390

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Country Road Lodge B&B An Idyllic Location on the Hudson River, with Reasonable Rates

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Standard Features • Up to 25,000 BTU • Up to 85% efficient • Collapsed log set with glowing embers • Rear mounted controls • Ceramic safety glass • Flame height adjustment with up to 50% turn down • Elegant cast iron body • Reversible flue top or rear venting • Bedroom, alcove and mobile home approved


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