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Table of Contents 5 Take a Graveyard Stroll in Warrensburg. 6 Live the Life this fall in Lake George. 8 Take part in a Parade of Pugs! 10 Schroon Lake is the Autumn place to be. 13 History Comes Alive in Ti. 16 Visit Historic Whitehall this Fall. 18 Hike, Hunt & Explore Minerva & Newcomb 20 Plenty to do in North Creek this Autumn.

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22 Antique Show, Moose Fest on tap. 27 Visit picturesque Long Lake.

44 Take in the Fall scenery from the Links.

28 Take a Walking Tour of Fort Ann.

45 Fall is the Perfect Time for Whitewater Rafting.

32 Choose the perfect Campsite this Fall.

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Step Back in Time this Fall in Warrensburg

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of the original Town of Thurman. he Town of Warrensburg is located in By Katherine Clark For fall visitors this town offers many seathe southeast part of Warren County sonal themed attractions such a walk through along the beautiful and historic Schroon River. Right the past in the "Grave Yard Walks," a fun farmers market festioff Interstate 87, Warrensburg is known as the Gateway to the val dedicated to the history, preparations of garlic and the Adirondacks. "World's Largest Garage Sale" for all shopping needs and all The Town of Warrensburg was first settled near Warrensburg the things you don't need but want. village around 1790 and was established in 1813 by a division

Where to Go •What to Do •What to See Graveyard Walks The Graveyard Walks, which will be held Oct. 19 & 26, at 7 p.m., bring personalities of the past back to life as Warrensburg Historical Society actors represent the men and women who built the community. There are two after dark 'walks' through the cemetery on consecutive Friday nights, each followed by a dessert social. The walks will be held Oct. 19 and the 26 at 7 p.m. Spaces fill up quickly and those who dare the walk through the history of town are asked to reserve their spots ahead of time. The dessert social of "Dinner with the Dead" is a tablecloth dinner that is accompanied by costumed actors who interact with guests. For more information contact the Warrensburg Chamber of Commerce at (518) 623-2161.

Garlic Festival The Garlic Festival, to be held on Oct. 5 from 3 to 6 p.m., features locally grown garlic, horticulture, folklore, recipes, sampling, recipe contests, crafts, live music, at the Riverfront Farmers Market, Warrensburg Mills Historic District Park, Warrensburg. At the event vendors will be selling many varieties of locally grown garlic both to grow and for seasoning. Information on how to grow garlic will be provided by Master Gardeners of Warren County Cooperative Extension, recipe handouts for cooking the clove and folklore, medicinal traditions of garlic will be shared. Contests will be held with prizes awarded for the best foods featuring garlic in the following categories: appetizer, soups, pasta, entrees, vegetables, and dessert. Entertainment is to include live music in the Gazebo.

World’s Largest Garage Sale At the Warrensburg Worlds Largest Garage Sale Sept. 29-30, people will find everything — from antiques, hard-to-find items, old toys, new toys, hats, hardware, vintage clothing, handmade crafts, dollar items and just about anything they can imagine. The main street has the most vendors from all over the country, usually selling antiques and clearing out their inventory of products with very good buys. Side streets are individual garage sales, the kind antique dealers love to find as treasures are more likely to be found by a resident than a savvy street vendor. The Garage Sale officially starts Saturday - but many start early Friday across the region and many "official" garage sale booths in Warrensburg open Friday at 5 p.m. Call the Warrensburg Chamber of Commerce at (518) 623-2161 or visit www.warrensburgchamber.com.

Thurman Fall Farm Tour In the small hamlet of Thurman just outside Warrensburg, seven local farms open up for visitors to see what they have to offer at the Thurman Fall Farm Tour, on Oct. 6 and 7. The event showcases those here who nurture the land and work to coax a living from it. During the visit people can see: Nettle Meadow Farm, a goat cheese producer; see Whitefields’ Farm where allnatural products are used to grow poultry and vegetables. Here visitors can pick out a pumpkin, paint one and buy some winter squash. Wolf Pond Stables offers pony rides, critter-petting, introduction to Native American culture, food and kids’ craft and intermittent tours of their tipi. The event kicks off with a pancake breakfast from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Toad Hill Maple Farms. Visitors can go at their liking to the different open farms during the day. For full event schedule, map and detailed tour information go to www.ThurmanStation.org or call (518) 623-9595.


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Living the Life in Lake George

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turesque Lake George. See a variety of s motorists travel by Lake George By Shaun Kittle shops to buy souvenirs, beach gear and village on I-87, they are greeted ample dining opportunities. Learn more at with the dotted landscape of the village's shops, parks, Fort William Henry and steamboats in the bay of pic- www.visitlakegeorge.com.

Prospect Mountain To gain a panoramic view of Lake George and the surrounding mountains, take the 2-mile hike to the summit of the 2,030-foot Prospect Mountain, or drive up the 5-mile road. See the ruins of the old cabin railway. Picnic facilities and restrooms are available on the summit. Directions: In Lake George Village, turn west from Route 9 onto Montcalm St. Proceed five blocks to Cooper St. and turn right. Turn left onto West St. and turn left again onto Smith St. Follow the elevated walkway that crosses over the Northway to get to the trailhead. The vehicle entrance is on Route 9.

Lake George Oktoberfest Visit the Adirondack Pub and Brewery on Oct. 15 for micro-brew tasting, German food and live German music. Beer from 12 regional breweries will be available from 1-5 p.m., with all money raised going to benefit the Wait House, an emergency shelter for local youths ages 16 to 21. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Call (518) 668-0002 for more information.

Fort William Henry is Spooktacular Fort William Henry, located off of Canada Street and in the heart of Lake George village, is a great place to hunt for ghosts. Explore the fort by candlelight and learn about some of the spirits that still call the fort home. The ghost tour, which runs through Oct. 22, is a family friendly event. The cost is $14.95 for adults, $12.95 for seniors and $7.95 for children ages 5 to 12. For more information, visit fortwilliamhenry.com or call (518) 668-5471.

Cruise Lake George Take a tour of the “Queen of American Lakes” aboard one of the Lake George Steamboat Company’s three steamboats. From the dock on 57 Beach Road, the Minne-Ha-Ha, the Mohican and the Lac du Saint Sacrement embark on tours that range in length from one hour to two-and-a-half hours. Fall cruises run from Sept. 4 to Oct. 21, noon to 6:30 p.m. For more information, visit lakegeorgesteamboat.com or call 668-5777 or 1-800-553-BOAT to make reservations. The Lake George Steamboat Company offers a variety of cruises.


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Chestertown: Home of the Pug Parade

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struction, leaving much to be explored and disisitors exiting the Northway en route By Katherine Clark covered by visitors. From leaf peeping to quaint to Chestertown are greeted with the museums to a doggy parade that brings people from all over, the sign "Chestertown, Home of the White House Christmas fall is a cozy time to visit the Chestertown area. tree in 1964." The countryside here is largely untouched by con-

Where to Go •What to Do •What to See Pug Parade For lovers of smushed faces and curled tails the 13th Annual Pug Parade & Party will be held Oct. 14. Pug lovers will be flocking to Chestertown for the event, dressing their furry friends for a parade held at the Dynamite Hill Recreation Area off Route 8. Participants and spectators will not only be given an opportunity to enjoy a colorful parade put on by the lap dogs but a variety of vendors will offer shopping opportunities as well as food and beverages. Registration for the parade will begin at 9 a.m. and the parade will begin at 1 p.m. Events will continue from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Circle B Ranch The Circle B Ranch offers visitors a scenic trail ride from the fall into the winter months. Visitors to the ranch have many opportunities to learn and have fun for riders of all ability levels. The farm, located at 771 Potterbrook Road, is set on over 500 acres of land. The ranch offers visitors a ride on their own horse or a ride in a horse drawn carriage through the beautiful Adirondack Mountains. With over 25 horses, cattle, and other animals, visitors can engage in the animal's everyday care and learn about the nature of the animal's temperament as well as learn to ride. For more information or to schedule a ride call (518) 494-4888, or go to www.circlebranch.net.

Chestertown Historical Museum The Town of Chester Museum of Local History is located on the second floor of the Municipal Center on Main Street. Inside there is an "Eclectic Mix of Days gone by" for visitors to experience according to the President of the Historical Society, Nancy Tenneson. The museum houses documents, pictures, tools of the time and gives a glimpse of the town's once thriving lumber industry and ice cutting. The local museum stands as a testament of the area’s rich history and can show visitors to the Adirondacks a look into the life of people who have lived and thrived here without modern technology.

Duck Race The Brant Lake Duck Race will be held on Oct. 6 with family fun activities leading up to the race. The event features participants placing the plastic ducks into a sluiceway at upper dam of Mill Pond. The ducks then will race to be the first to cross the finish line down stream.The festivities will begin at 9 a.m. with a pancake breakfast at the Horicon Fire Department, 6590 State Road, and followed by pumpkin painting contest for the whole family sponsored by the Friends of the Horicon Library. The family fun activities will lead up to the duck race at noon. For more information about the duck race call 494-2722.

Railroads on Parade To take a tiny break from the average and a look into the extraordinary, the Railroads on Parade in Pottersville pulls visitors into a world of imagination and train travel. The museum, located at 7903 State Route 9 in Pottersville, features over 50 trains and trolleys, animations, neon signs, computerized day-night lighting, amazing scenery, backdrops and huge train and steamboat graphics. This world-class, million-dollar exhibit of model trains is an a great family, senior and group destination. The museum is open Sunday through Wednesday from noon to 5 p.m., Thursday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $12.50 for adults, $10.50 for seniors and $6.50 for children.


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Paradox Lake, Schroon River plus numerhe town of Schroon Lake is home By Katherine Clark ous ponds with crystal clear water are in to many waterways that offer abundance here. Whether you want to swim, paddle, canoe, opportunities for water sporting, hiking, enjoying fish, boat, tube or water-ski, the region provides a plethora nature and the rich history the area has to offer. of aquatic adventures for visitors. The region has more waterways than just Schroon Lake.

Where to Go •What to Do •What to See Adirondack Marathon The 2012 Adirondack Marathon, half marathon and relay will be held Sunday, Sept. 23. Last year nearly 1,000 runners took part in the event, which also features 5 and 10-kilometer road races in Chestertown the day before. The 26 miles of the course is said to be one of the most beautiful backgrounds to run to and take in the scenery. The course is good way for runners and athletes alike to say farewell to the heated days of summer and welcome the crisp air with a run. The race begins at 9 a.m. and packet pick-up for runners is at Schroon Lake Central School the day before the race on Saturday Sept. 22, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday from 7 to 8:15 a.m. For more information or to sign up, go to AdirondackMarathon.org.

Dancing in the Streets The popular Steet Dance event takes place the weekend of Sept. 1-2 and offers bands for dancing, plenty of shopping and booths to browse, a duck race for the competitive side and an exciting firework show to end the night. The Street Dance has it all to shake folks into autumn and provide one last splash before the end of summer. The event includes closing off Main Street for a family fun street dance. Festivities begin with a town wide garage sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the music will play on Main Street from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Followed by the fireworks at 9:30 p.m. at the Town beach. The event's finale is held Sunday, Sept. 2 with the 6th annual Duck Race at 2 p.m. at the Mill Creek. The race is a benefit for the Schroon Lake Association. All festivities are free to attend. For more information about the Street Dance call the Schroon Lake Chamber of Commerce at (518) 532-7675.

Pharaoh Mountain Pharaoh Mountain encircles large, deep Pharaoh Lake, offering mixed forest and wetland meadows. The trail offers views at the summit and shore vistas, swimming and fishing, expansive marsh, leantos along the trails, solitude, and a great trail for taking in the changing leaves fall color. The trail is about 7 miles in length and is said to be moderately difficult. To get the to trail head, take exit 28 off of Interstate 87 and continue south on Route 9 to Alder Meadow Road. Turn onto this road and continue straight for 6.5 miles. Visitors who do not have four wheel drive can park around the y-split and walk the 2 miles of rough road, or you can drive it. If you have four-wheel drive follow the road to Crane Pond and park before the register.

Open Mic Nights For visitors interested in some spontaneous local music, an open mic night is held every Thursday night at Witherbee's Carriage House, 581 US Route 9. Witherbee’s is a bar, restaurant and a museum of local history with assorted items of the area dangling from the ceiling for visitors to discover. The open mic event is hosted by local singer and songwriter, Mark Piper. Attendees are invited to share their talents or enjoy the performances of others. The musical sessions are held in the upstairs bar of the restaurant, and offer intimate gatherings where artists play anything from Aerosmith cover songs to personally written ballads. The open mic night floor opens at 6:30 p.m. For more information call the Witherbee’s Carriage House at (518) 532-9595.


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History comes alive this Autumn in the Ti region

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rounding area has a rich history as it played a he town of Ticonderoga is nestled By Katherine Clark key role in the French and Indian War. between two beautiful northern New Visitors to the area are invited to share in the beautiful landYork Lakes, on the sourthern end of Lake Champlain and the mouth of the northern end of Lake George. The town and sur- scapes and deep ties to America’s history this autumn.

Where to Go •What to Do •What to See Hancock House The Hancock House is the home of the Ticonderoga Historical Society, and research library. The home, modeled after the famous John Hancock home which stood on Beacon Street in Boston, houses exhibits on all of its four floors. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. The museum will feature many events this autumn season including the 2nd annual Night at the Museum fundraiser on Sept. 27 at 6 p.m.

Historic Fort Ticonderoga Historic Fort Ticonderoga was the site of pivitol battles during the French and Indian War. The fort is open to visitors until Oct. 19. There will be several events for visitors during the fall season. The Harvest and Horse Festival will be held on Sept. 29 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visitors can celebrate the techniques, livestock, farms, and farmers that live adjacent to Lake Champlain. The event aims to appreciate and celebrate the rural heritage of those who made this place home from the American Civil War to dairy pastures and farmers who have utilized the land.

Flashlight Nights Keying in on the spookier side of history in Ticonderoga, members of Fort Ti hold Flashlight nights on Oct. 19, 20, 26 and the 27. The flashlight nights are designed to help visitors discover the depth of the fort’s history, to see what it was like to roam the stone walls with the winds blowing off the lake while playing haunting music in your ears while your eyes search the landscape. In the corn maze are twists and turns through acres of corn stalks. The night walks are family-friendly, while walking visitors can hear the story of Fort Ticonderoga’s history.

Festival of Nations The Festival of Nations, a celebration of those nations that fought for control of the region throughout the 18th century, will be held at the Crown Point Historic Site on Sept. 21 and 22. The site is located next to the newly finished Champlain Bridge that connects Vermont to New York. The Festival of Nations offers a variety of interesting cultural events. For more information call (518) 597-4666.

Penfield Museum The Penfield Museum, located just outside of Ticonderoga in Ironville, holds evidence of the areas mining and ironworking industry roots. The museum at 703 Creek Road, is a not-forprofit organization that is dedicated to preserving the history of the ironworking industry in the North Country during the 19th century. The museum is open Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Oct. 7. The museum will celebrate the end of the season on Sunday, Oct. 7 with its annual Apple Folk Fest from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The museum will also reopen the last weekend in October, on the 27th and 28th for the Penfield Haunted Homestead.


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Visit historic Whitehall this Fall

Whitehall is home to the annual Canal ettled as Skenesborough, Whitehall was By Shaun Kittle Festival, the Skene Manor, Skenesborough the site of a key battle in the Museum, Bridge Theatre and more. For more information on Revolutionary War, as well as the heart of the Champlain places to go and things to see in Whitehall, visit the town’s Canal System, connecting Lake Champlain and northern New Chamber of Commerce website at www.whitehall-chamber.org. York with the south and west.

Where to Go •What to Do •What to See Skene Manor The historic Skene Manor is located on Skene Mountain in Whitehall. The property was the site of the home of Whitehall’s founder, Philip Skene (the town was originally named Skenesborough) and New York State Supreme Court Judge Joseph H. Potter. The manor is open for tours and lunch from noon until 4 p.m. Friday through Sunday. Luch is served in the tea room and free tours are given and a gift shop is available. For more information, visit skene-manor.org or call 499-1906.

Skenesborough Museum The Skenesborough Museum is located on Skenesborough Drive off US Rt. 4 in Whitehall. In the museum, there are a number of exhibits, including a diorama of the Skenesborough Shipyard, artifacts from the French and Indian War and Revolutionary War, the keystone of Philip Skene’s house and a porcelain doll collection. The museum is open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday and from noon-4 p.m. on Sunday. Call 499-1155.

The Bridge Theater Since the bridge that housed the Bridge Theater was closed, the company has been in several facilities and will now be housed in the former Whitehall Armory in 2012. On Aug 11, at 7:30 p.m., Cabaret Artist Kathy Beaver will perform in “I’m Flyin” On Aug. 18, at 2 p.m., join the Jonathan Newell Trio for “Chamber Music at the Armory” and on Aug. 25 the Ann Duncan’s Kid Show will put on “The Planet Fractonia” at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 4992435.


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Hunt, Fish & Hike in Minerva/Newcomb

The region offers tons of opportunity to he population of the small mountain By John Gereau outdoor types, from canoeing to mountain communities of Minerva and biking to birding and photography. While in the area, be sure Newcomb swells dramatically in the fall as hunting to swing by Minerva Lake or Lake Harris in Newcomb where cabins fill with longtime comrades and outdoor enthusiasts each town offers boating and recreational opportunities for the flock to take advantage of hiking the High Peaks and fishing entire family. the cool local waterways.

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Where to Go •What to Do •What to See Teddy Roosevelt Weekend - Sept. 8-9 The town's favorite president will be celebrated as the annual Teddy Roosevelt Weekend returns Sept. 8-9. As vice president, Roosevelt was hiking Mount Marcy when he received news that President William McKinley was dying after being shot the week prior. He then embarked on his famous night-time ride to the nearest train station, in North Creek, before heading to Buffalo to take the oath of office as the 26th president. The

local connection to the illustrious president is memorialized with a busy weekend of activities around Newcomb. Breakfast, dinners and lunches to benefit the local school, a golf tournament and tours of local landmarks, like the ghost town of Adirondac and Great Camp Santanoni will keep the town buzzing all weekend long. A detailed schedule of events can be found under the Events heading on www.newcombny.com.

High Peaks Golf Course The High Peaks Golf Course is located on Santanoni Drive just off Route 28N in Newcomb. It is a challenging 2,575 yard, par 33 municipal 9 -hole course. The course has four sets of tees for all ages. It is laid out with four par 4, four par 3, and one par 5 holes. This course features beautiful fairways with spectacular views of the High Peaks, elevated sloping greens, creatively placed bunkers and natural hazards. In the fall, the gorgeous foliage of Mt Marcy stands in contrast to the perfectly manicured fairways. To find out more, call 582-2300 or visit highpeaksgolf.com.

It’s About Thyme Farm It’s About Thyme Farm, located at 32 Smith Road in Olmstedville, is a great family friendly destination in the fall. The farm offers acres of pumpkins and gourds for your little one to find just the right one to take home and carve. Visitors are encouraged to pack a lunch and enjoy the many beautiful trails setup with scarecrow scenes, or take a hay ride. Free apple cider and donuts are provided on weekends. To find out more or get directions, visit itsaboutthymefarm.com or call 518-251-5297.

Adirondack Interpretive Center The Adirondack Interpretive Center (AIC) is located on State Route 28N in the town of Newcomb. Managed by the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, the AIC offers public programs, events, speaker series, courses and other activities throughout the year to the public and school groups. AIC programs provide people with opportunities to learn directly from ESF faculty and staff members and guest experts. One such program this fall includes a mushroom hunt with instructor Susan Hopkins on Sunday, Sept. 2. Learn about mushroom collection and how to identify wild mushrooms that are safe to eat. The facility offers more than 3 miles of trails are open year-round, dawn until dusk. The building is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday year-round. Call (518) 582-2000 or visit www.esf.edu/aic.


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North Creek: The perfect fall destination

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hiking to mountain biking, to hunting, fishing he quaint Adirondack hamlet of North By John Gereau or just taking a leisurely Gondola ride with the Creek turns to a patchwork quilt of family to witness the spectacular views. fiery reds and vibrant yellows each fall before the trees Learn more about the region from the Gore Mountain Chamber shed their leaves for another long winter. of Commerce at (518) 251-2612 or www.gorechamber.com. It offers visitors countless outdoor opportunities in the fall, from

Where to Go •What to Do •What to See The Garnet Hill Lodge & XC Center The Garnet Hill Lodge in North River has plenty to offer when the heat of summer fades and the leaves start to turn. With a world-class reputation built on its elaborate system of crosscountry ski trails, the facility offers a full suite of fun and exciting outdoor-oriented activities geared toward off-season visitors. Whether it’s a leisurely stroll down leaf-covered country lanes or a mountain bike ride through a quiet mountain meadow, there’s something for everyone at the lodge. From the starting point at the Lodge’s Mountain Bike Center, visitors can enjoy such activities as mountain biking, hiking, Nordic walking, and trail running. Through a cooperative effort with adjacent landowners, the lodge has successfully interconnected over 35 miles of professionally maintained trails ranging across 600 acres of private lands. For more information contact the Lodge, Restaurant, and Pub at 518-251-2444 or the Garnet Hill Lodge Mountain Bike Center at (518) 251-2150 or on the web at www.garnet-hill.com.

Nordic Alliance Winter Tune Up Coming off one the least snowy winters residents here can remember, the North Creek Business Alliance is teaming up with the Capital Region Nordic Alliance, Garnet Hill Lodge and Gore Mountain for a weekend of Nordic events Sept. 29-30. Things will get under way with a roller ski race through the village beginning at 9 a.m. Participants who also take part in a race in Kingston will be eligible for great prizes as overall male/female winners. Presentations on skiing, orienteering and snowshoeing will be held at Tannery Pond Center and a fun orienteering, biathlon and 5K trail run will be held in the afternoon at Garnet Hill Lodge. On Sunday, Sept. 30, the 50M Tri States Summer Biathlon Championships will be contested at Garnet Hill Lodge and XC Ski Center, featuring athletes from PA, NY and NJ. For more information, visit gorechamber.com.

Gore Mountain Ski Center The Gore Mountain Ski Center offers a variety of activities for families in the fall, including hiking and mountain biking trails, a climbing wall and gondola rides to view the fall foliage in all its splendor. The gondola is open noon to 3:30 p.m. until Sept. 2 and Saturday-Sunday from Sept. 8 to Oct. 7. Gore offers a number of other events in the fall including a downhill mountain biking camp with biking instruction for beginner to intermediate riders on Saturday Sept. 15. The 5K Leaf Cruncher Run will be contested on Sunday, Sept. 30 and the Gore Mountain Harvest Fest with free admission will take place Oct. 6 & 7 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. There will be no lack of activities during the two-day fest, from local artisans and vendors to live entertainment all weekend. Gore Mountain is located at 793 Peaceful Valley Road in North Creek. Call (518) 251-2411 or visit online at www.goremountain.com.

Siamese Pond Wilderness Area

The Siamese Pond Wilderness Area is one of the largest undeveloped state wilderness areas in the state. It extends 24 miles north and 18 miles east and offers a plethora of hiking, hunting and fishing opportunities. Thirty-three miles of marked hiking trails wind through the wilderness. Popular points of interest include the Siamese Ponds that gave the area its name, Puffer Pond, Puffer Mountain, Chimney Mountain, Auger Falls, and Thirteenth Lake in North River. At two miles long, Thirteenth Lake features superb fishing, accessible campsites, picnic tables, port-a-johns and a route to the beach for a canoe launch. To access the lake as well as a trailhead into the wilderness area, head north up Route 28N 5 miles north of North Creek and take a left on Thirteenth Lake Road.


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Halloween Fest will be held Friday, Oct. 26. The event is sponsored by the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce, the Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership, North Country Community College, the Ticonderoga American Legion and Ticonderoga Central School. Eve Whitford and Kellie St. Andrews dressed for the event a year ago. Photo by Nancy Frasier

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ndian Lake will come alive this fall with a number of events aimed at visitors and residents alike. From a popular rustic furniture fair to the ever popular annual antiques show to the Great Adirondack Moose Fest, there is sure to be something of interest for everyone in the

family. The mountain community of Indian Lake also offers tremendous outdoor opportunities for the hunter, fisherman or for leaf peepers who want to catch the magnificent change of color on film. For more information on the region, call 518-648-5112 or visit www.indian-lake.com.

Where to Go •What to Do •What to See Adirondack Museum Rustic Furniture Fair Renowned craftsman from throughout the United States will showcase and sell their one-of-a-kind pieces of furniture, furnishings, and Adirondack art at the annual Adirondack Museum Rustic Furniture Fair Sept. 8-9. Enjoy music by Intermountain Trio throughout the weekend. Beat the crowds at the early buying opportunity from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday ($30). The fair runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 8-9 at the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake (Route28N/30). Rustic makers show and sell their work at the Rustic Furniture Fair by invitation only. A committee composed of museum staff follows established criteria when selecting invitation recipients. More than 50 vendors are expected. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Rustic Fair. Call (518) 352-7311 or visit www.adkmuseum.org.

Adirondack Mountains Antiques Show The antiques show will include an autumn weekend of antiques and art in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains Sept. 12-16. Surround yourself with an incredible selection of rustic art, camp furniture, hunting and fishing antiques, taxidermy, antlers and more — all with the backdrop of the Adirondack Mountains during its most colorful season. More than 20 vendors hail from New York, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Connecticut and Pennsylvania. Enjoy friendly North Country hospitality. Eat great food. Get a little history lesson or kick back while tasting a fine wine. Bring home that special find. Antiques vendors will be located throughout the town of Indian Lake. The festival — always held the third weekend of September — is co-sponsored by the Town of Indian Lake. Call (518) 648-5112 or visit www.ADKantiques.com.

Great Adirondack Moose Festival The Great Adirondack Moose Festival is designed to offer a purely Adirondack experience during a communitywide event, featuring a host of Adirondack style and moose-themed family fun activities. The festival, which takes place Sept. 22-23, will include wilderness-guided hikes, a scenic driving tour of Moose River Plains, fly-fishing casting and fly tying demonstrations, a backcountry safety program, Indian Lake Museum Open House, Adirondack Quilt Show & Sales, souvenirs and treasures at the North Country Sidewalk Sales, crafters and vendors under the Big Moose Tent, Old Fashion Turkey Shoot and back by popular demand — the Moose Calling Contest. Moose related games, pin the antlers on the moose, count the moose scat contest are among the kids’ activities. Call (518) 648-5112 or (518) 648-5636 or visit www.indian-lake.com.

Indian Lake Theater Indian Lake’s 250-seat historic Main Street theater is once again a vibrant part of this community, offering a variety of special events, concerts and movies. The 1938 structure has shown films for seven decades, a favorite rainy-day activity for visitors and popular gathering place for teens. This fall, it will help host both the Mountains Antique Show and the Adirondack Moose Festival. It is open every weekend throughout the year for movies and will host a winter musical by the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts. Thursday nights are Arthouse Thursdays. For more information, call (518) 648-5950 or visit online at www.indianlaketheater.org.


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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. Steve and Diane Coletti, owners of It’s about Thyme Farm, have their 150-acre farm ready for the Fall season with produce and mums for sale, “pick your own pumpkins” 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. The farm also offers the areas only “pick your own beds”, full of fresh vegetables herbs and flowers. Every year the Coletti family makes additions to the already vast offerings, this year Diane will offer handmade Adirondack centerpieces for every occasion, check them out in the Little Halloween Shop where you can find everything you need to decorate for Fall. “Everyone comes and says how happy they are to have this in our area” said Mrs. Coletti. The farm boasts the largest pumpkin patch in the eastern Adirondacks and has picking available dai-

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Vendors of crafts and Adirondack goods are invited to participate in Hague’s fourth annual 2012 Oktoberfest Friday and Saturday, Sept. 21 and 22, in the town park. More than 1,200 visitors are expected to attend with more than half from outside the immediate geographic area, according to Donna Wotton, an organizer.

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Visit Beautiful Long Lake this Autumn

Autumn is perhaps the nicest time of year he quaint, lakeside community of Long By John Gereau here, as the days turn cool and the biting bugs Lake bustles with activity in the fall, disappear. So pack the family in the car for a leisurely drive, pull with plenty of events planned by the very active town up an Adirondack chair and leave your worries behind in picturparks & recreation department coupled with the numerous natuesque Long Lake. ral attractions that make the town the very special place it is.

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Where to Go •What to Do •What to See Adirondack Canoe Classic The 90-Miler canoe race stretches from Old Forge to Saranac Lake Sept. 7-8. Day two begins on private land at Bissell’s field at the end of the Endion Road about 2.5 miles south of the Long Lake Bridge. Paddlers go under the bridge, offering a prime view of the competition from the bridge. The finish line is at the cedar tree in Riverside Park in Saranac Lake. The athletes race year after year in this grueling test of strength and endurance. The race is limited to 275 boats.

Long Boat Regatta A second paddling event open to the public kicks off this year on Saturday, Sept. 22. The Long Boat Regatta puts an emphasis on four-man and larger canoes such as war or Macs Canoes. The event begins from the Long Lake Town Beach around 9 am. Spectators are encouraged to attend. The 20-mile, round-trip circuit sends paddlers to the south end of Long Lake, then back to Round Island. Music and dining follows at the Adirondack Hotel later in the day. Fot more information call 518-624-3077 or visit mylonglake.com.

Pumpkin Smash! Oct. 6 will be a sad day for pumpkins, but a smashing show for everyone else. At the Great American Pumpkin Drop, local fire department volunteers ride a crane, dropping gourds for explosive effect. Pumpkins are judged for most impressive wreck, and some are stuffed with fun surprises. The Pumpkin Drop is part of the Harvest Festival, with food and craft vendors and lots of family fun activities including a bounce house and Kid Zone. The Festival will also offer a Pet Fest, where people can show off their animal companions in light-hearted, judged competition. Proceeds benefit the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts & Town of Long Lake Parks & Recreation Department. This is an event that should not be missed! For information on Long Lake activities, visit www.mylonglake.com.

The Ultimate For Leaf Peepers The Long Lake/Raquette Lake region offers some of the most spectacular change of scenery during autumn anywhere in the Adirondacks. The oaks, maples, beeches and other hardwood trees turn from green to a brilliant red, yellow and orange that mix with the green of spruce and balsam trees offering breathtaking vistas. It is a time to pack the family in the car to enjoy a bug-free picnic and take home great memories along with tons of superb photographs. Peak color in the Long Lake and Raquette Lake areas tends to happen a bit earlier than the rest of the Adirondacks, around mid September. Enjoy the trip into Long Lake from Newcomb along Route 28N then continue on to Blue Mountain and Raquette for the ultimate fall foliage experience. For more information, contact the Town of Long Lake Parks & Recreation Department at 624-3077 or online at www.mylonglake.com.


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History-filled Fort Ann

a stopover on what was known as the teeped in history of national signifiBy Shaun Kittle “Warpath of the Nation.” cance, Fort Ann is a quaint commuIn the era of our nation’s founding, Fort Ann served as the nity that is now primarily a rural farming town with encampment site for many war parties, and it was the scene a hard-working population. For thousands of years a midpoint on an Indian path of consequential battles. Learn more about this historic comstretching from Lake Champlain to the Hudson River, it was munity below.

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Where to Go •What to Do •What to See Historic Fort Ann In 1777, Fort Ann was the site of a critical Revolutionary War conflict, the battle of Fort Ann, during which the nation’s “Stars and Stripes” were flown for the first time during combat. It’s also considered the site of a series of battles that are regarded as turning the tide in favor of American revolutionaries as they fought the British forces for independence. In the last century, Fort Ann is just as prominent for its position—not for military reasons—but for commerce and tourism.

Today, the warpath has morphed into a vital rural state highway, state Rt. 4, that links rural eastern New York towns. The east-west roadway state Rt. 4 at the center of Fort Ann village, serves as the main route for vacationers and commercial haulers—from Albany, NYC, and beyond—to get to destinations in southern Vermont. While during modern times Fort Ann is renowned primarily for its champion high school ball teams, it also provides pleasant opportunities for day trips.

Fort Ann Antiques For those who seek to own a piece of history, Fort Ann Antiques is a prime destination in Washington County, known for its array of artifacts from bygone eras. Fort Ann antiques offers a diverse selection of antiques and collectibles, whether it’s clothing, postcards, glassware, pottery, shutters or doors, tools artwork and prints. From sap buckets to fur coats, browsers can find items that intrigue them. The store also hosts a sampling of local handicrafts and imported gifts. Located at the corner of State Rts. 4 and 149, it’s open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. every day but Tuesday. Note that Towpath Antiques is located directly across Rt. 4. Housed in a Greek Revival building that once was a grocery store and a post office, the enterprise now has a good selection of rare books and collectibles.

Fort Ann Walking Tour Today, Fort Ann village offers visitors unmatched opportunities for delving into our nation’s early history—particularly for tourists who are self directed. Fort Ann village now has a remarkable number of homes and commercial buildings that serve as landmarks from that formative era. A walking tour of the village is an ideal way to experience the Revolutionary War years. The Fort Ann Historical Society has published a brochure detailing the 32-stop tour, it’s available at local enterprises. Whether it’s the site of a water well commis-

sioned by Queen Anne of England before the Revolutionary War or the original Mahogany Bar in Mernie’s Pub—one of only two taverns/package stores in New York State—the tour offers a first-hand, unvarnished glimpse into American history. Pictured is the Glens Falls National Bank’s Fort Ann branch, which is housed in a painstakingly crafted replica, built in 1973, of a Revolutionary War blockhouse that once stood on the site. There’s no other branch like this in the nation.


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

POTTERSVILLE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

3890 Main Street Warrensburg, NY 12885 518-623-9334 Pastor Stephen Andrews Email: fumc3890@juno.com Office Hours: Tues. & Thurs. 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

7899 State Rte 9 • Pottersville

Sunday Service: 9:30 am - Sunday School 9:30 am - Choir Rehearsal 11:00 am - Worship Service Visit us on Facebook for our current events! 25276

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Second Blessings Thrift Store Tue., Thurs. & Sat. 10 - 2:00 PM

Rev. Paul D. Winkelman (518) 251-2482

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D S ACR A M EN S SE E L Catholic Church

YEAR ROUND Tuesday 9:00AM Rosary & Novena Thursday & Saturday 9:00AM Communion Service 25272

www.brickchurchonline.com • 518-597-3398

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WINTER SCHEDULE Starting the Sunday after Columbus Day until the Sunday before Memorial Day Sunday 10:45AM

Christ Centered Family Oriented

Rev. David C. Hirtle, Pastor Rev. Gregg Trask, Assoc.

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7 Goodman Ave. • Bolton Landing, NY 12814 • (518) 644-3861 25274

FIRSTUNI TED METHODIST CHURCH Ticonderoga, NY (Rt. 9N next to the Hospital) (518) 585-7995 • email:t ifumc@yahoo.com

www.tifumc.com

SUNDAY SERVICES: 8:30 A.M. - with Communion 10:30 A.M. - Service Thrift Shop Open Year Round Wednesday & Saturday • 9:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.

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Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church

Hadley-Luzerne

Located at 50 Mohican Street Lake George • (518) 668-2046

445 Route 9N Lake Luzerne, NY 12846 (518) 696-4552

Daily Mass - year round:

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Rev. Richard E. Osborne, Sr. Pastor www.hlwc.org

A place to connect, a place to grow. 9803 Graphite Mt Rd

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Beginning the Weekend after Columbus Day till Memorial Day: Saturday Vigil: 4pm • Sunday: 9am

Sunday Morning Worship 11:00AM

Sunday Morning Worship 9:00 AM & 11:00 AM Café Hour 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM 518-543-4594 http://www.haguewesleyan.org

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Faith Baptist Church SUNDAY 9:45 a.m. Sunday School 10:45 a.m. Morning Worship Service 6:00 p.m. Evening Worship

WEDNESDAY Bible & Prayer 7:00 p.m. 25280

Weekend Mass Schedule through Columbus Day: Saturday Vigil: 4pm Sunday: 8am & 10am

Hope - Grace - Peace

Wesleyan Church

Reverend Lee B. Call 623-4071 4 Burhans Ave., Warrensburg, NY 30748


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Specializing in Celtic Wedding Bands Connemara Marble Mullingar Pewter Irish Linens Irish Wool Sweaters

Tweed Caps Golf Hats & Shirts Celtic Music Guinness Merchandise

HUDSON HEADWATERS HEALTH NETWORK has been growing to meet your needs for more than 30 years. Thirteen health centers, stretching from Moreau to Moriah, now offer more doctors, hours and specialty care than ever before. BOLTON Health Center CHESTER-HORICON Health Center INDIAN LAKE Health Center MORIAH Health Center NORTH CREEK Health Center SCHROON LAKE Health Center TICONDEROGA Health Center WARRENSBURG Health Center Dental Office

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34 - Fall Guide 2012 Rancho Pines Campground at 2854 Schroon River Road in Chestertown is on the Schroon River and boasts 54 campsites. The facility boasts full hookups with 30 amps electric, clean restrooms and hot showers. There is a game room. There are fire rings at every site. Go river tubing or take a leisurely paddle boat ride on the Schroon River from the campground’s canoe launch site. On-site recreational activities include an in-ground swimming pool, fishing, boating, river tubing on the Schroon River, horseshoes, bocce courts, a playground, a recreation hall, basketball and volleyball. Call (518) 494-3645 or visit www.ranchopines.com. Blue Ridge Falls Campsite in North Hudson offers 40 full hookups sites, 21 with water and electricity only, 10 with water only, and five without any hookups. With 15 amp electrical receptacles, air conditioners and heaters are allowed, for a fee. Pull-a-long trailers are available for rent. Tent camping is offered. Group tent sites are available. Pets are allowed. Facilities include: flush toilets, hot showers, sewage disposal, laundry, public phone, tables and fire rings. There is a full service store. Recreational amenities include: recreation hall/rec room, swimming pool, playground, picnic area, horseshoes, basketball, volleyball, badminton, arcade game room, pond fishing, beach area, boating, canoe rental, and hiking trails. Call (518) 532-7863.

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NEW Exotic Small Birds Available! Small Pets • Pet Supplies & Food 25305

Reptile Food • Pet Sitting

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The Tin Teepee Family Campground at 144 Bean Road in Brant Lake is located on a 125-acre parcel with a 40-acre pond, miles of hiking trails and four-wheeler trails. There are 48 large full hookup campsites with 50 amp electric service, septic, water and cable. There are plenty of onsite activities throughout the week for the entire family. Facilities include an outdoor pool, boat rentals, movie nights, and board games to borrow. The campground is pet-friendly. Call (518) 494-5555 or visit www. tinteepeecampground.com. Minerva Lake Campsites is a town-owned facility on beautiful Minerva Lake that offers scenic views, comfortable isolated sites, tennis courts, basketball courts, concession stand, restroom facilities, as well as Donnelly Beach. Also enjoy the two-stage playground equipment, one for tots and one for older children. A public boat launch can also be utilized for non-motorized boats. Each site offers a fire pit, picnic table, and water access is available in several locations. Call (518) 251-2869 or visit www.townofminerva.us. Riverside Pines Campsites & Cabins at 1 Carl Turner Road in Chestertown is located on the Schroon River and features primitive tent sites, tent sites with electric, pop-up sites, RV sites and several rental units. There are tables and fire rings at each site. Facilities include boat rentals, a swimming beach,

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Fall Guide 2012 - 35 flush toilets, hot showers, laundry, camp store, game room, tennis courts, horseshoe, bocce, a creative playground, a restaurant and snack bar and WiFi. It is pet-friendly. Call (518) 494-2280 or visit www.riverside pines.com. Schroon Lake Camps at 1343 Route 9 in Schroon Lake offers a unique camping experience in a secluded 20-acre property of pines and hemlocks. It is located near the town beach, tennis, golf, churches, stores and more. There are sites with electric and sewage, and there is a dump station. Call (518) 532-9999. Brookwood RV Resort at 133 Route 9N State Road in Ticonderoga offers sites suitable for trailers or motorhomes with double slide outs. There is room for RVs up to 43 feet long. Full hookups are at 78 sites. Sites come with a 30 or 50 amp electrical service. There are tent sites with platforms. Sites have a fire ring and picnic table. Cabins and cottages are available. Activities include basketball, volleyball, canoe and kayak rentals and a playground. Call (518) 585-4462 or visit www.brookwoodrvresort.com.

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Plenty of Places to Ski

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Dynamite Hill The volunteer-run Dynamite Hill only has a 65-foot drop, but it’s the perfect slope for beginners to learn the ropes. Located off Rt. 8 in Chestertown, the rope-tow serviced runs are open on the weekends and holidays, and admission is free. Some night skiing is available, and there is also a warming lodge on the grounds. If skiing isn’t your thing, sled riding is allowed along the margin of the ski area. The hill can be found at the Town of Chester Recreation Area, 3 Dynamite Hill, Chestertown.

Hickory Ski Center Reopened in 2010, Hickory Ski Center, renowned as a mecca for skiers who love the traditional setting, has plenty of amenities, including a refurbished lodge, a new efficient ticket-sensing system, the Poma chairlift, snow-grooming capabilities and a T-bar on the beginner slope. The mountain has 5 miles of skiing on 18 beginner to expert trails. The mountain is open weekends, holidays and holiday weeks from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, visit hickoryskicenter.com or call (518) 6235754.

Garnet Hill Lodge An expansive network of cross-country ski trails await visitors to the Garnet Hill Lodge in North River. Located adjacent to the Siamese Ponds Wilderness Area, there are almost 40 miles of mapped and marked trails to explore. Lessons and rentals are available to prepare visitors for the infinite number of backcountry cross-country skiing opportunities. For more information, visit garnet-hill.com or call (518) 251-2444 or 1-800-497-4207.

Gore Mountain With 94 alpine trails, including 19 glades, 2,537 vertical feet and 14 lifts (including the Gore Mountain high-speed eight-passenger Northwoods Gondola), Gore Mountain is the place to go for downhill enthisiasts of all ages and skill levels. The mountain also has five different terrain parks, snowmaking, rentals, a repair shop, day care, lessons, lodges, food and more. For more information, visit goremountain.com or call (518) 251-2411. For the snow report, call (800) 342-1234


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Hit the Trails in Hague this Fall

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an outdoor adventure for every type of f you’re the hike-y Adirondack-y By Shaun Kittle outdoor enthusiast this time of year. So type, you’ll never run out of things to grab your water bottle (and maybe your do in the northern Lake George snowshoes) and hit the trail! For more information on these region this fall. From pleasant leaf-peeping strolls along trails, or to see more hiking options, visit winding trails to leg-burning climbs that end in commandlakegeorge.com/hiking.cfm. ing views of the surrounding mountains and lakes, there is

Jabe Pond Follow Split Rock Road to the sign and parking area. The trail leads to a beautiful mountain top pond. Picnic sites and great fishing await visitors.

Berrymill Pond Trail This trail starts at point on New Hague Road. It is about four miles to the pond, where there are two lean-tos and a picnic area.

Pharoah Lake Wilderness This 46,283-acre wilderness boasts 60 miles of trails and 14 lean-tos, making it a top pick for hikers, backpackers and canoeists. Explore the region’s many lakes and ponds, which include Goose Pond, Crab Pond and Grizzle Pond, or climb to the rocky summit of 2,248 foot Treadway Mountain and enjoy the spectacular views. For more information, visit cnyhiking.com/PharaohLakeWilderness.htm

Tongue Mountain 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 Rt. 9N. Park in the Conservation Department’s parking lot. There are more than 18 miles of trails following the high ridges that offer absolutely spectacular views of Lake George, the Black Mountain Range and Dear Leap.

Black Mountain This trail, located on the eastern side of Lake George, is easily reached by boat from Hague, Silver Bay or Ticonderoga. The climb is moderate. From the top of Black Mountain, you can see Lake George and its islands, the Hudson Valley, the Green Mountains of Vermont and the High Peaks of the Adirondacks.


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Other things to do ... Farmers’ Markets Monday, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Sept. 3, Schroon Lake, Town Hall parking lot; Wednesday, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., through Oct. 10, Chestertown, Chester Town Hall; Wednesday, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., through Oct. 10, Port Henry, Boni's Bistro parking lot, Main Street; Thursday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Sept. 6, Long Lake, corner of Routes 28N/30 and South Hill Road across from the post office; Thursday, 3-6 p.m., through Oct. 4, North Creek, Riverfront Park next to train station; Friday, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., through Oct. 12, Bolton Landing, Blessed Sacrament Church parking lot; Friday, 3-6 p.m., through Oct. 26, Warrensburg, Warrensburgh Riverfront, River Street near Curtis Lumber; Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., June 9 - Sept. 8, Diamond Point, Community Church; and Saturday, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., June 30 - Oct. 13, Ticonderoga, corner of Montcalm and 9N, SW of Moses Circle. Learn more online at adirondackharvest.org.

North Creek Third Thursday Art Walk The Third Thursday Art Walks in North Creek include an assortment of artists holding receptions from 5 to 7 p.m. at businesses throughout the community. Stroll through the many shops along Main Street to see art shows and meet some local artists. The last art walk will be held Sept. 20. Combining the classic car show, farmers market and Art Walks on Thursdays filled this community with activity in the summer. The organizers’ goal is to make the Art Walks as diverse as possible, with artists of many disciplines showing their work throughout the season, including photographers, musicians, painters, sculptors, potters, fiber artists and furniture makers. Look for the red felt “balloons” in front of participating businesses. Visit the North Creek Art Walk Facebook page or call 2515732.

Adirondack Balloon Festival The Adirondack Balloon Festival will be held Sept. 20-23 at Crandall Park in downtown Glens Falls and Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport in Queensbury. The four-day free event is the oldest and largest balloon event on the East Coast set against the backdrop of the beautiful Adirondack Mountains. In addition to the more than 100 balloons, there is music, a craft fair, exhibits and children’s activities. Web: adirondackballoonfest.org.

Adirondack Buffalo Farm Located in the heart of the Adirondacks, this 100-acre farm is home to a herd of about 50 North American plains bison, which are commonly called “American Buffalo.” The bison live outdoors and subsist on grazing and are raised hormone and antibiotic free. A spacious viewing deck allows visitors the opportunity to observe the beasts from a safe distance, and a gift shop crammed with locally made crafts awaits those who want to purchase some Adirondack Buffalo Farm memorabilia. For more information, visit adirondackbuffalocompany.com or call (518) 532-9466.

North Creek Train Station The North Creek train station — home to the North Creek Depot Museum and the Saratoga and North Creek Railway — was built in 1874 and is listed on the state and national registers of historic places. Learn about the community’s history at the North Creek Depot Museum. Call (518) 251-5842 or visit online at www.northcreekdepotmuseum.com. Take a trip on the Saratoga and North Creek Railway with on-time service at nine stations. The full length dome cars are equipped with kitchens allowing for exceptional on-board dining prepared fresh to order. Call (877) 726-7245 or visit online at www.sncrr.com.


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Places to go, People to see ... Great Camp Santanoni The 12,500-acre Santanoni Preserve is home to the Santanoni Lodge, built 1892-93 and owned at that time by Robert C. Pruyn, a prominent Albany banker and businessman. Great Camp Santanoni, now owned by New York state and incorporated into the State Forest Preserve, is open to the public. Santanoni is located on route 28N between the Town Hall and Aunt Polly's Bed and Breakfast. In the summer, visitors can walk, bike or ride horses 4.7 miles into the camp or take advantage of wagon rides, which run from early May through November. Contact Dave O'Donnell for more information at (518) 582-2360.

Adirondack Museum The Adirondack Museum, accredited by the American Association of Museums, offers 65,000 square feet of exciting exhibitions housed in 22 modern and historic buildings. Visitors can explore how people have lived, worked, traveled, and played in the Adirondacks from the 19th century up to today. The Adirondack Museum is located on Routes 28/30 in Blue Mountain Lake and is open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Oct. 14. The museum will close at 3 p.m. on Aug. 10 and Sept. 7 for special event preparations. For more information, call (518) 352-7311 or visit online at www.adirondackmuseum.org.

Lake George Jazz Weekend - Sept. 15-16 For 29 years, the Lake George Jazz Weekend has brought top quality jazz to this village. The festival has attracted knowledgeable jazz enthusiasts who are aware the event showcases the genre’s finest musicians and presents their artistry in an incomparable setting. Held at Shepard Park, Canada Street, in the village of Lake George (rain site is the high school), the festival will start at 1 p.m. Saturday with performances by the Emilio Solla Quintet, Sachal Vasandani and the Warren Wolf Group. The Donald Harrison and Congo Square Nation end the day with a 7:30 p.m. concert. Performances start at 1 p.m. Sunday with the John Tank & the Tin Palace Reunion Band, Steven Bernstein’s Millennial Territory Orchestra and John Benitez with Donald Harrison. Call (518) 6682616 or visit www.lakegeorgearts.org.

Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts is a multi-disciplinary arts center serving over 2,000 square miles of the Adirondack Park. The Arts Center, located on Route 28 in downtown Blue Mountain Lake, provides service to the non-profit field as a presenter, producer and educator in the artistic disciplines of visual arts, theater, music, dance, and film throughout the Adirondack region. Since opening in 1967, the space has grown and changed, and the center now holds two studio workshops, five gallery spaces, a consignment shop, and a large multipurpose performance space. Call (518) 352-7715 or visit www.adirondackarts.org.

Natural Stone Bridge and Caves The massive stone bridge arch — the largest marble cave entrance in the east — dominates this spectacular display of ancient Adirondack geology from rock over one billion years old. Take a walking stick, map, and camera and set out on a self-guided, above-ground, natural stone step nature trail and experience up-close the many unique rock features, such as potholes, grottos, a gorge and mill site waterfalls. Descend into lighted surface caves with raging waterfalls or tranquil dark pools. In the Adventure Park, Play the nine-hole Introduction to Disc Golf Course with new vista views of Trout Brook. Enjoy finding gems, fossils or arrowheads by Gemstone Mining or put on a hardhat & light and keep the treasures you find in the Gold Rush Mine or Crystal Quest Mine. Located at 535 Stone Bridge Road in Pottersville. Fall hours: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sept. 6 - Oct. 10. Call (518) 494-2283 or visit online at www.stonebridge and caves.com.


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Golf the Southern Adirondacks this Fall Ticonderoga Country Club Ticonderoga Country Club is an 18 hole, par 71/72 golf course located in the Lord Howe Valley in Ticonderoga. The course is an open, links-style format, while presenting a challenge with Trout Brook coming into play on seven of the 18 holes. It also has difficult uphill, downhill, and side-hill lies throughout the course which features three par fives and three par threes on the front nine. Cart rentals are available, along with a pro shop and club pro. There is also an onsite restaurant. For more information on the Ticonderoga Country Club, call 585-2801 or visit the website www.ticonderogacountryclub.com.

Cronin’s Golf Resort Situated along the scenic Hudson River, Warrensburg’s Cronin's Golf resort has been a family owned golf course since 1945, with three generations of family continuing to update and improve the golf experience there. The course is a par 70, 18-hole layout that spans 6,121 yards. The course features the challenges of multi-tiered greens, strategically placed bunkers and tree-lined fairways, The course also features a new natural grass driving range. The resort also offers a lounge and game room, swimming pool, canoeing, hiking, children's play area, nightly campfires, rowboats and fishing. For more information, call 623-9336 (GOLF) or visit the website www.croninsgolfresort.com.

Country Meadows Golf Folks from all over the region enjoy visits to Country Meadows Golf — which features a 14hole golf course — for a day of affordable family fun. The golf course’s greens fees are only $10 for 9 holes and $12 for all 14. Believe it or not, a golfers over 55 get a $2 discount. The greens are well-kept, the fairways are wide, the scenery is pastoral, and the staff is as welcoming as can be. Note that Country Meadows has carts and clubs for rent, and they offer both a driving range and putting green for warm-ups. Country Meadows’ clubhouse, which features a restaurant and full bar, hosts banquets for all occasions, whether it’s for a wedding, engagement or anniversary party, baby shower or family get-together. Just call owners Edward and Susan Shovah at 792-5927 to make arrangements.

Schroon Lake Golf Course Situated in the Adirondack foothills, just a mile or so out of downtown Schroon Lake lies one of the region’s most picturesque and challenging 9-hole layouts. The municipal-owned Schroon Lake Golf Course is a par 36 with a course rating of 33.8 and a slope of 115. The total yardage is 2,936, but don’t let the relatively short layout fool you. The tight fairways dotted with sand bunkers and two ponds on the course require precise shot placement. Drops in elevation throughout add even more difficulty to this compelling course. For additional information, golfers are urged to call 532-9359 or visit www.schroonlakegolfcourse.com.


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For exhilarating fun: Raft the Adirondacks! By John Gereau snow and ice melt, creating peak class IV and he wild Hudson River winds more V rapids. By mid-summer, the rivers slow to than 300 miles beginning high atop more family-friendly class II & III levels, making environMount Marcy at Lake Tear of the Clouds and winding ments conducive to thrill seekers of all ages and skill levels. all the way into metro New York City. Other popular rivers In the fall, area rivers offer the perfect opportunity to view include the Sacandaga, Black and Moose rivers. the changing leaves while riding on a swift torrent of water. The river ’s surge each spring with the runoff of the spring

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Beaver Brook Outfitters WEVERTOWN — Come whitewater rafting on the Hudson River with Beaver Brook Outfitters and you’ll receive competitive pricing day in and day out, some of the most experienced guides on the river, and a convenient full-service raft base. Wetsuits, booties, gloves and splash jackets are just some of the amenities provided in your trip price for any Hudson or Moose river trip. Lunch and dinner are included with all Hudson Gorge day trips all season long. Beaver Brook Outfitters, which is located at 2349 Route 28, is open seven days a week pretty much all year long, so if you give them a call between 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. you get to talk to a real person! Call 1-888-454-8433 or visit www.beaverbrook.net for more information.

North Creek Rafting Company NORTH CREEK —The North Creek Rafting Company is a local, owner- operated company now in its 15th year on the Hudson or Moose Rivers. The company provides new wetsuits and Sotar rafts and healthy, delicious, homemade lunches. They are located in downtown North Creek at 9 Ordway Lane, where visitors can explore all North Creek has to offer. The company offers experienced licensed guides and small, personalized trips with some of the lowest guest-to-guide ratios of 6-to1. For more information go to www.northcreekrafting.com or call 800-989-RAFT.

Whitewater Challenges NORTH RIVER —Whitewater Challengers provides whitewater rafting trips through the Hudson River Gorge — rated one of the Top 10 whitewater rafting runs in America. The Hudson River's whitewater is most powerful in the spring and fall; rafting is somewhat more moderate in mid-summer. Scheduled whitewater dam releases, however, assure terrific rafting fun all season long. Whitewater Challengers rafting center is conveniently located alongside the Hudson River, on Route 28, in North River, where a hearty dinner follows each day's rafting trip. Rates vary by season and by day-of-week, so call 800-443-8554 for rates, dates and reservations.

Adirondack Adventures NORTH RIVER—Whether you've enjoyed the excitement of a whitewater rafting trip dozens of times before, or whether it’s your first time riding the rapids, Adirondack Adventures ensures you’ll enjoy the thrills and splashes of a whitewater rafting trip safely. The company offer trips suitable for young children and families as well as rafting expeditions perfect for the experienced and adventuresome rafter - and everyone in between. The company, which is located at 4659 State Route 28, is open April through October. Reservations are required, so give them a call at 1-877-963-RAFT or visit /www.adkadventures.com.

Adventure Sports Rafting INDIAN LAKE—This spring, summer or fall book your Hudson River rafting trip and glide through eddies and marvel at the incredible beauty of the Adirondack Park with Adventure Sports Rafting Company. Whether you are enjoying a family vacation in Lake George or an adventurous retreat with friends, Adventure Sport’s Hudson River rafting trips are the perfect escape from the mundane. Owner operated since 1985, the company’s experienced and licensed New York rafting guides are passionate about providing an exciting and secure expedition for all. To find out more about Adventure Sports Hudson River rafting rates contact Adventure Sports Rafting at 1-800-441-RAFT or www.adventuresportsrafting.com.


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