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Shopping • Dining • Lodging • Antiques • Museum Recreation • Entertainment • Attractions • Fort Ticonderoga • Festival Guild Outdoor Performing Arts Summer Concert Series, July-August • Farmers Market, July-October • Pro/Am Fishing Tournaments, June-October French & Indian War Encampment, June 26 & 27 • Best Fourth in the North, Parade and Fireworks, July 1-4 • TMSP’s Streetfest: Food, Music, Crafts & More! July 31 • Pre-Car Show, Poker Run & The Logger, August 7 • 18th Classic & Antique Car Show, August 8 Fife & Drum Corps Muster, August 7 • The Grand Tour Cyclists, August 8-10 • Summer A-Fair, Hancock House, August 14 • Historical Society President’s Garden Party, September 10 Revolutionary War Encampment, September 11 & 12 Fort Ticonderoga and the King’s Garden 518-585-2821 • 70540

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Table of Contents 2-15 ..........................................Ticonderoga 16 ..............................................Essex County Church Services 17-18 ......................................Crown Point 18-19 ......................................Moriah 19-20 ......................................Hague 21-25 ......................................Schroon Lake 23 ..............................................Accommodations 26 ..............................................Warren County church services 27 ..............................................Fort Ann 28-30 ......................................Pottersville 31-34 ......................................North Warren/Chestertown 35-43 ......................................Dining and recreation 44-46 ......................................North Creek 47 ..............................................Olmstedville/Minerva 48 ..............................................Newcomb 49-51 ......................................Long Lake 52 ..............................................Blue Mountain Lake 53 ..............................................Indian Lake 54-57 ......................................Bolton Landing 58-60 ......................................Warrensburg 61-69 ......................................Calendar of Events 70-71 ......................................Golfing in the Adirondacks 72-74 ......................................Lake George 75 ..............................................Whitehall 76 ..............................................Advertisers index 77 ..............................................Fishing

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Ti boasts long history TICONDEROGA — For centuries, Americans, and others, have been making history in Ticonderoga. The name “Ticonderoga” is one of the most significant and familiar in American History. The Iroquois word, meaning “the land between the waters,” describes the historic portage between Lake Champlain and Lake George used by Native Americans for 10,000 years. France and Britain fought in Ticonderoga in the French and Indian War, and America and Britain struggled during the Revolution. Over 50 plaques throughout the town of Ticonderoga mark historic sites and remember legendary heroes, including St. Issac Joques, British Lord Howe, Robert Rogers of the Rangers, French General Montcalm, American General Henry Knox, and the Green Mountain Boys of Vermont. Ticonderoga also has a significant history in the paper making industry. International Paper ’s Ticonderoga mill traces its origins to 1882 and the banks of the LaChute River in the village of Ticonderoga. The Ticonderoga mill is one of the few mills in the industry that includes the entire papermaking process - from eight-foot logs at one end to reams of copying paper at the other. On a typical day the Ticonderoga mill produces 850 tons of fine white paper. Ticonderoga is also the home of the former “Dixon Crucible Company” that produced the original “Ticonderoga Pencil,” which remains famous to this day. The community provides history unequalled anywhere else in the United States, from the historic stone fortress of Fort Ticonderoga, the Lord Howe Valley (scene of the Rogers' Rangers Battle on Snowshoes), the village of Ticonderoga's industrial heritage, to the Crown Point State Historic Site, and Penfield Museum. Ticonderoga attractions include: — Fort Ticonderoga (518-585-2821) Fort Ticonderoga, the “Gibraltar of the North,” attracts over 100,000 visitors each

year to the restored stone fort and its museum. Built by the French in 1775, Fort Ticonderoga (Carillon) played a critical role in the American War for Independence. On these grounds occurred the first American victory of the American Revolution, won by Benedict Arnold, Ethan Allen and the Green Mountain Boys. — Mount Defiance (518-585-2821) The road to the summit of Mount Defiance rewards visitors with an observation deck and panoramic views of Lake Champlain, Fort Ticonderoga, Mount Independence and the Green Mountains of Vermont. Road to summit follows historic road made by British General “Gentleman Jonny” Burgoyne's army on 1777. Open daily 9am-4pm. May to mid October. Mount Defiance is owned and maintained by Fort Ticonderoga. — Ticonderoga Heritage Museum, (518)-585-2696 International Paper and American Graphite displays. Ticonderoga pencils and Ticonderoga paper are featured in the exhibits of the Ticonderoga Heritage Museum. The paper and pencil industries shaped the nineteenth and twentieth century history of this town. Located near the waterfalls of the La Chute River on Montcalm Street. — Ticonderoga Historical Society (518) 585-7868. The “Hancock House” is a reproduction of the original stone Hancock House which stood in Boston, Mass. The Ticonderoga Historical Society is housed here, and displays books, maps, and memorabilia related to the town and makes its genealogical library available to the public. Located at Moses Circle, Research library and museum, artists' gallery. —Black Watch Memorial Library, (an Andrew Carnegie library) (518) 585-7380 —Bicentennial Park, (518)585-6619. Lovely walking path, recreation fields, ball fields, tennis court, bike path, skate

Ticonderoga has a long and proud history that attracts thousands of visitors each year. boarding park, famous covered bridge, scenic waterfalls, picnic area & playground. Located lower Montcalm Street. — Ticonderoga Cartoon Museum, (518) 585-7015. Over 700 Comic/Editorial Cartoons, Special Exhibits: Thomas Nast, Gibson, Norman Rockwell, Daumier, Disney, etc. Lower Level at the Community Center, Montcalm St.,Ticonderoga, NY — La Chute River Interpretive Trail, (518) 585-6619. A guide to the natural and industrial history of the La Chute River, with interpretive signage. Begin at the iron railing, overlooking Bicentennial Park. The La Chute River flows over the falls carrying water from Lake George, from above and to Lake Champlain, a half mile down stream. Follow the signage to La Chute Lane and continue your journey through the history of the area. For information on other Ticonderoga attractions and events call the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce at (518) 5856619.

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Ti Festival Guild moves programs TICONDEROGA — The Ticonderoga Festival Guild is changing the location of its summer arts programs in 2010. Concerts and programs will be held at the Knights of Columbus Pavilion behind their hall on Montcalm Street. The Festival Guild tent and the stage, which have been set up on the village green next to the Community Building in past summers, are both being retired because of age and vandalism. This is the 31st year the Ticonderoga Festival Guild has brought arts programs to the community. The Tuesday concert season opens on July 6 with a return of Towne Meeting. This group with their vintage and contemporary music was so well received in 2009, that they are coming back because of popular demand. Following them on July 13 is the every popular Woods Tea Company of Vermont. The Hague Jazz Quartet will perform on July 20, followed by Adrenaline Hayride with dobro champion David Bevins of Chilson. Vickie Russell, songstress, will return on August 3; she played in Ticonderoga about four years ago. The Ticonderoga Community Band will perform for the final concert on Aug. 10. The concerts are at 8 p.m. and the ticket charge is $10, with $5 for students.

Arts Trek XXVII will open on July 7 with the puppet people performing The Last Dragon. On Aug. 14 Kitty Jones will don her “Mother Earth” role for a workshop at the Heritage Museum, followed by a regular Arts Trek program. The Seagle Colony will present their 2010 children’s opera, Jack and the Beanstalk, on July 21. On July 28, Richard Stillman will bring us his Pecos Bill’s Wild West Show. On Aug. 4 ventriloquist Sylvia will open her Magic Trunk and show us her skills. To round up the summer, Tom Hanford will bring Old Colony Days to life on Aug. 11 with historical stories. Arts Trek programs are at 10:15 on Wednesday mornings and are free to children and those who bring them. An open mike night is scheduled tentatively for July 29, when local artists are invited to show off their talents. For information on the guild go on line at

Festival Guild schedule • July 3 - Ti Citizens in Jail fund raiser,Wal-Mart,9 a.m.- 2 p.m. •July6-TowneMeeting,vintageandcontemporary music,8 p.m. • July 7 - Last Dragon,Puppet People,10:15 a.m. • July 13 -WoodsTea Co.,folk,celtic,chanteys with droll humor,8 p.m. • July 14 - Mother Earth,Kitty Jones,10:15 a.m. • July 20 - Hague Jazz Quartet,jazz with a vocalist. • July 21 - Jack and the Beanstalk,Seagle Colony’s Children’s Opera for 2010,10:15 a.m. • July 27 - Adrenaline Hayride with David Bevins of Chilson,8 p.m. • July 28 - Pecos Bill Wild West Show,Richard Stillman,10:15 a.m. • July 29 - Ticonderoga Talent Night (pen mic),8 p.m.,K of C Pavilion,$5 •Aug.3-VickieRussell,duowithfavoriteandoriginal songs,8 p.m. • Aug. 4 - Sylvia and the Magic Trunk, ventriloquist,10:15 a.m. • Aug.10 - Community Band,8 p.m. • Aug.11 - Old Colony Day,Tom Hanford with stories and songs,10:15 a.m.

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Fort Ti opens for 2010 season TICONDEROGA — Fort Ticonderoga is open for the 2010 season with a new exhibit.

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offered daily from the beginning of the season and will take guests to the more accessible areas where there have been reported sightings. The King’s Garden will open June 1. The King’s Garden is on fort grounds at the Pell estate. It dates to 1920 and is a brickwalled formal garden. Along with the fort it has been totally restored. Fort Ticonderoga has Fort Ticonderoga opens for the 2010 been open to the public season May 20 with a new exhibit. more than 100 years. “Pottery, Pork & Pigeons” is in the The fort played an imsoutheast corner of the Enlisted portant part in the Men’s Barracks. The Fort Ti Fife & founding of America. Drum Corps plays daily in July and 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 cannon from Fort Ticonderoga that Colonel Knox hauled to Boston for George Washington’s Army. The British evacuated Boston as a result. Costumed interpreters demonstrate artillery and other skills. The Fort Ti Fife & Drum Corps plays daily in July and August. The fort is open 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. For information call (518) 585-2821.


Fort Ti schedule • June 19 - Scottish Festival & Black Watch Memorial Pipe bands, Clan tents, Scottish merchandise vendors and music, parade and ceremony at the Black Watch Cairn. • June 26-27 - Grand Encampment of the French & Indian War. Fort Ticonderoga’s annual Grand Encampment of the French & Indian War includes hundreds of re-enactors,daily battle re-enactment and special programs. • July 8 - Battle of Carillon Wreath-Laying Ceremony. Annual procession to the French Lines lead by the Fife & Drum Corps. • July 10 - Officers’ Dinner Fundraiser. Call for an invitation and information. • July 22 - Water Chestnut Pull with The Nature Conservancy. Help in the effort to eradicate this invasive species from Lake Champlain. • July 25 - Garden Party Fundraiser. Call for an invitation and information. • Aug. 7 - Fife & Drum Corps Muster. Fife & Drum Corps from Northeast region converge at Fort Ticonderoga for a full day of music and marching maneuvers. • Sept. 11-12 - Revolutionary War Encampment. Units depicting all the many armies involved in the American Revolution encamp on the fort’s grounds. Battle reenactment and special programs daily. • Sept. 24-26 - Seventh Annual Seminar on the American Revolution. Two day seminar with authors and historian presentations. • Sept. 25 - Footrace at the Fort , Annual Duane Crammond Memorial 5K race. • Oct. 2 - Plant Sale and Harvest Market in the King’s Garden. Dig-toorder perennials and garden bounty for sale. 10-2 • Oct. 28-29 - The Haunted Fort. Annual haunting of Fort Ticondero-

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‘Street art’ to guard downtown Ti TICONDEROGA — A corps of colonial soldiers will stand guard in Ticonderoga this summer. The Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership’s promotion committee is planning a “street art” project on Montcalm Street. The project calls for sponsors to finance 6-foot, 2-inch wooden soldier cut-outs to be decorated by area artists and displayed along both sides of the street from the Liberty Monument to the Heritage Museum. The unpainted soldier cutouts are being crafted by George DeMers of Adirondack Furniture by George at 113 Montcalm St. “Strictly for this TMSP project, DeMers is offering a special price of $40 a sponsor for the unpainted soldier cut-out,” said Sue Rathbun, chairwoman of TMSP. “Normally, he sells his painted soldiers for $160.” Interested sponsors may view the soldier examples at DeMers’ downtown store.

Sue Rathbun, chairwoman of the Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership, joins George DeMers with some of the wooden soldiers that will be part of the community ‘street art’ project this summer. DeMers is making the soldiers. “Already, upon hearing about the project by word of mouth, over a dozen sponsors have indicated they will participate,” Rathbun said. “TMSP is also

willing to coordinate interested sponsors with artist volunteers who have indicated willingness to help. “The street art project will be

similar to the projects featured in Saratoga, Brandon, and Bennington, Vt., where artists have decorated everything from fiberglass horses to moose and pigs,” she added. “TMSP promotion committee volunteers thought it most fitting for Ticonderoga’s main street and important gateway to Fort Ticonderoga to be lined with wooden soldiers.” In the fall, all painted soldiers will be auctioned off at a social event with the proceeds to benefit future TMSP art projects and other downtown improvements, Rathbun said. For more information or to participate as a project sponsor or artist, contact Rathbun at 5852244 or Sandie Bolton at 5055213. Information is also available online at Sponsor checks should be made payable to George DeMers and dropped off at Rathbun Jewelers in order to keep track of all entries.

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Ti Heritage Museum honored TICONDEROGA — The Ticonderoga Heritage Museum has been recognized for its contributions to the community. The museum has received the Lakes to Locks Annual Partnership Award for intermunicipal cooperation and stewardship of natural and historic resources. “Over the past eight years we have seen the Ticonderoga heritage Museum transform into a strong organization and a tremendous community museum,” said George Hodgson of Lakes to Locks. “They are currently completing an outstanding exhibit on water power and are prepared to serve as a Lakes to Locks Passage Heritage Center, greeting visitors to Ticonderoga.” The community’s industrial history is on display at the Ticonderoga Heritage Museum. Besides the new exhibit, this summer the Ticonderoga Heritage Museum will again host a series of children’s programs. In celebration of the quadricentennial celebration of Samuel de Champlain’s discovery of Lake Champlain, the 2009 series featured activities and crafts done by children of the 17th century. In 2010 the program will use the theme “Reclaiming the River” and feature proj-

Besides a new exhibit, this summer the Ticonderoga Heritage Museum will again host a series of children’s programs. ects to keep waterways clean and healthy. The children’s programs, held every

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Wednesday and Friday at 9 a.m. July 8 through Aug. 14, are free. The museum is located in downtown Ticonderoga on the edge of Bicentennial Park. Commonly called the “1888 Building” the museum is housed in the only remaining structure of the old Ticonderoga Pulp and Paper mill that once sprawled across most of the lower section of the town. Today the museum hosts an Adirondack gift shop and displays exhibits on the 200year history of industries that built the town. It is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Columbus Day. The 1888 Building is an exhibit in itself. It was once headquarters to the International Paper Co. mill that operated along the adjacent LaChute River. When IP moved its mill a few miles north of the hamlet, the building was given to the town. The museum board leases the building. In the past few years the building has received a $100,000 facelift and there are ongoing plans for further improvements. The museum is handicapped accessible. For more information call 585-2696.


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King’s Garden a trip back in time TICONDEROGA — The King’s Garden at Fort Ticonderoga attracts thousands of visitors each year. It’s open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Admission is included in admission to the fort. It offers self-guided tours and group tours by calling (518) 585-2821 in advance. In the years following World War I, Americans experienced a time of heavy 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 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 grow-

The King’s Garden at Fort Ticonderoga includes the popular Children’s Garden that features a mini corn maze, animal topiaries, sunflower house and a pickle patch. ing interest in historic preservation and also the lifestyles of the privileged. 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 yearold wrought iron gate and numerous quiet picnicking spots are found by those who explore the estate’s grounds.

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Visit LARAC’s Lapham Gallery and Shop in Downtown Glens Falls, NY The Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council is proud to showcase fine art and craft by local and regional artists. June 25 - July 30 American Discourse Featuring works by Emily Thomson, Pat Dowling Bull, Anna Dibble, Paul Chapman and Pam Barker August 13 - September 18 Viewpoints Featuring works by Robert Hacunda, Anne Havel, John Kudukey, Judith Plotner and Dolores Thomson

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Antique car show coming to Ti TICONDEROGA — The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its 18th annual Antique & Classic Car Show Aug. 8. This year the event will again be a two-day affair. “The Logger,” Rusty De Wees’ self-produced, one-man comedy show will be performed Saturday, Aug. 7, in the Lake Champlain Room, Best Western in Ticonderoga. “‘The Logger ’ stage show is a hilarious combination of standup and theater show that also incorporates plenty of tight, pinpoint funny ad-libs and a great set of country kickin’ music with Rusty on guitar and

champion fiddler Don Commo,” said Barbara Brassard, chamber director. Doors open at 6 p.m. and special bar menu will be available until 7:30. The show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets will be $20 a person. Call the chamber at-5856619 for additional information or to buy tickets. There will be a cash bar and 50/50 drawing. Best Western dinner reservations will be available before and after the show in the Burgoyne Grill Restaurant. Special room rates for car show participants will also be available. Also on Saturday there will be a poker run starting at 12:30

p.m. at Adam’s Rib Restaurant. The Ticonderoga Farmers’ Market, located at Moses Circle, will offer guests a variety of produce and assorted goods all locally grown and produced from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Fort Ticonderoga will host an all day Fife & The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce Drum Muster. will hold its 18th annual Antique & Classic Car Sunday the Ticon- Show Aug. 8. deroga Car Show — a Super Wheels qualiclassic vehicles will be on disfying show — will be held 9 play. Food and entertainment a.m. to 4 p.m. in Bicentennial will be available throughout Park. Over 200 antique and the day, as will music, games,

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prizes and more. There will be over 100 trophies awarded in 35 different classes. The cost to register a vehicle is $10 in advance and $15 day of the event. The event is free for spectators. Visit carshow.html or call 585-6619 for more information.

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Cartoon museum open for final year Streetfest returning to Ti TICONDEROGA — The Ticonderoga Cartoon Museum, located on the lower floor of the Ti Community Building at 132 Montcalm St., is preparing its final season. Director Stan Burdick has urged youth and adults to come and see the many cartoon and comic displays for the last time this summer, until its final closing on Aug. 31. The museum will open every Friday throughout the summer, as well as other days by appointment, Burdick said. Those interested may call 585-7015 for special opening dates. Special programs this summer are offered, including group cartoon classes, visiting cartoonist guest days, daytime school visits, and “We’ll Bring the Museum to You” events. One such visit happened recently for Ticonderoga seniors at the local Armory.

Stan Burdick and the Ticonderoga Cartoon Museum, located on the lower floor of the Ti Community Building at 132 Montcalm St., is preparing its final season. The museum opened in Ticonderoga in 2004 and operated for six years in Hague before that. It contains more than 700 framed cartoons, some more than a century old. In a 12-year period, 3,000 persons have visited.

A long-time collector, Burdick has no definite relocation in mind for the popular exhibit but hopes to move it somewhere. He cited “restrictions in his new lease” as the reason to close down after August.

TICONDEROGA — Downtown Streetfest will return to Ticonderoga. The second annual event will be held Saturday, July 31, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It will be sponsored by the Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership. “Streetfest is being brought back due to popular demand,” said Sue Rathbun, chairwoman of TMSP. “Last year was our first attempt at it, and based on its success and the many positive comments we received, we’re striving to make it even bigger and better this year.” Artisans specializing in wood crafts, handmade toys, jewelry, glass, photos, baskets, rustic furniture, purses, quilts, tote bags, and other unique handmade items are sought for Streetfest. The Ticonderoga police, fire and EMS departments

Kim Winchell

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are also being asked to participate in the event. Montcalm Street will be closed from the Sunshine Laundry to Glens Falls National Bank at 8 a.m. to allow for setup, and Streetfest will kick off at 10 am. “In addition to the street vendors, this year we strongly encourage all Montcalm Street businesses to feature something to offer outside their establishments,” Rathbun said. Activities will come to a close at 4 p.m. and the street will reopen at 5 p.m. For vendor applications or more information, contact Sandie Bolton at 5035213 or Donna Van Wirt at 543-6393. Completed applications may be dropped off or mailed to Chattie Van Wert at Sunshine Laundry, 88 Montcalm St., Ticonderoga 12883 or Rathbun at Rathbun Jewelers, 110 Montcalm St., Ticonderoga 12883.


Main Office • Argyle • Aviation Road • Bay Road • Broad Street • Cambridge • Chestertown • Cornelia Street • Fort Ann • Fort Edward Granville • Greenwich • Greenwich Drive-In • Kingsbury • Lake George • Lake Luzerne • Margaret Street • Port Henry • Queensbury • Salem Schroon Lake • Schuylerville • South Glens Falls • Ticonderoga • Ticonderoga Drive-In • U.S. Avenue • Warrensburg • Washington County 67595

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Historic site to mark centennial this year CROWN POINT — The Crown Point State Historic Site will mark its 100th anniversary this year. With the assistance of a rejuvenated “friends” group, plans are being made for a centennial celebration, according to Tom Hughes, site manager. “Today, the Friends of Crown Point State Historic Site are readying to likewise make a positive difference for Crown Point, with a similar intention of public benefit,” said Hughes, noting the history of the site. “And special programming at the site this year will include the

public in the centennial celebration.” The historic fort ruins at Crown Point became a permanently-preserved state park April 22, 1910. “Some powerful people, such as Port Henry businessman Walter C. Witherbee and Gov. Charles Evans Hughes, took action on behalf of the public,” Hughes said. “The establishment of Crown Point State Historic Site seems to have also been inspired by the Champlain tercentenary celebrations of July 1909.” The governor and Witherbee attended a Champlain tercentenary

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SUNDAY SERVICES: 8:30 A.M. - with Communion 9:30 A.M. - Adult Sunday School 10:30 A.M. - Service, Children’s Sunday School & Nursery.

Concerts Saturday Evenings: July 3, 10, 24, 31 and August 14 and 21 at 7:30 PM

Summer VBS - Aug. 2 - 6, 5:30 - 8:30

Sabbath Day Point (518) 543-6448 57804

Thrift Shop Open Year Round Wednesday & Saturday • 9:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.

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Schroon Lake • 532-7100

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SERVICE: Sunday 9:30 A.M.

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St. Joseph’s Catholic Church

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144 Lake George Ave. Ticonderoga • 585-7865

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

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Historic Site. “This event was impressive and well-attended by the public and it provided an opportunity for Gov. Hughes and Walter C. Witherbee to consider together the future of the Crown Point fort ruins,” said Hughes, who has been researching the site’s history. “Walter Witherbee and his brother Frank would lead the preservation effort, which would involve buying some historic property and offering to deed it to the people of the State of New York.” Hughes has found letters from Witherbee and Hughes discussing the Crown Point Historic Site’s creation. On March 25, 1910, Witherbee sent a letter to the governor urging the preservation of the celebration in July 5, 1909, which set the stage Crown Point site. for the development of the Crown Point State “Among the most interesting historical ruins of the country are those at Crown Point … on Lake Champlain. Witherbee, Sherman & Company, Inc., who have conducted their business in iron mining in the vicinity since 1849 have secured posSunday School......9:45AM session of these ruins and desire to presSunday Worship...10:45AM ent them, through you, to the state of New (Children’s Church Provided) York for the purpose of creating a state Wednesday park to preserve them for all time,” the Bible Study...........6:30PM letter read. “The tract … contains the Thursday Prayer. . .6:30PM well-preserved ruins of two important fortifications… The proposed park is as Pastor Eric Stokesberry rich and preeminent in historical interest Water St., Ticonderoga, NY as any locality in this country…within its 597-9643

Ti Assembly of God

borders very likely was fought the far-reaching battle of Samuel de Champlain with the Iroquois,” Witherbee wrote. April 4, 1910, Gov. Hughes’ secretary delivered to the New York State Legislature a message and the letter from Witherbee, Sherman & Company. Hughes wrote, “It is most desirable that these ruins of such extraordinary interest should belong to the people of the state and should be properly cared for in their interest. We have recently celebrated the 300th anniversary of the discovery of Lake Champlain, and we have fittingly commemorated the course of events which through savage strife and the rivalries of foreign powers led ultimately to the establishment of the nation. This celebration has quickened the desire to preserve the priceless memorials of these fateful struggles; and we should most heartily congratulate ourselves that private generosity has provided this noteworthy act of beneficence on the part of the business men who are associated in the donor corporation. Assemblyman James Shea and Senator James Emerson immediately introduced bills to accept the deed of gift. According to the Public Papers of Gov. Hughes, upon passage, the governor, on April 22, signed the deed of gift, accepting the Crown Point garrison grounds on behalf of the people of the State of New York. The next day, he transmitted the deed to State Comptroller Clark Williams.


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

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Moriah is home to Champ, the lake monster MORIAH — Moriah, which includes the village of Port Henry, offers all a visitor can expect of a Lake Champlain community in the Adirondacks. Its fishing and hiking are beyond compare. It’s home to the Iron Center Museum, which outlines the town’s industrial history. And then there is Port Henry’s most famous resident — Champ. Does Lake Champlain harbor a monster? Port Henry sure thinks so. They celebrate his existence with their annual Champ Day celebration, the first Saturday in August. The resident monster, affectionately known as Champ or the nickname Champy, has been sighted for as long as people have been in this part of the Adirondacks. Old stories of the Native American tribes that lived near Lake Champlain confirm that they believed a “horned serpent” lived in the lake. A possible theory regarding these beliefs centers around Split Rock, in Essex, New York, which features natural rock structures that resemble petrified snakes. Bulwagga Bay is believed to be home to the monster. Modern sightings started in Bulwagga Bay in 1819. This remains an excellent place to launch a Champ search. Those fortunate enough to see Champ can place their name on the Big Board of Champ Sightings near Bulwagga bay. Samuel de Champlain is the first name on the board in 1609, but experts dispute this one. The year 1873 was quite a year for Champ hunting, with several sightings of Champ by a railroad crew, passengers of a steamship, and a small boy fishing. All of this publicity predated that of the Loch Ness monster, “Nessie,” whose first modern sighting is considered to be July 22, 1933.

Things really heated up in the last half of the 20th century. By 1992 sightings totaled 180, with approximately 600 people claiming to have seen Champ. The 21st century saw a new wave of sightings, counting in the double digits each summer and prompting interest from Japanese television, the Today show, NBC’s Unsolved Mysteries and Fox Network’s Sightings. In 2003, the Discovery Channel did a special on “America's Loch Ness Monster” in the wake of three new sightings by June of that year. Champy is now protected by law on both sides of Lake Champlain: 1981 — Port Henry, NY declares their waters a safe haven for Champ 1982 — State of Vermont passes a House Resolution protecting Champ 1983 — In New York, both the State Assembly and the State Senate pass resolutions protecting Champ Port Henry has been seeing Champ for almost two hundred years. It would be the place where Champ hangs his hat. If he exists. If he has a hat. Dennis Jay Hall has assumed the leadership of the Champ Search in recent years, keeping the world updated with his website, Champ Quest. Check the website for tips on the best times to look for Champy. Hall has tracked not just time of day, which tends to be dawn and dusk, but also the best times on the calendar according to the moon.

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Hague offers a plethora of recreational opportunities HAGUE — Located on the shores of Lake George, Hague has long been a favorite vacation destination. A highlight of the summer will be the 38th annual Hague Arts Fair sponsored by the Hague-On-Lake-George Chamber of Commerce Aug. 7 and 8. The show is held at the Hague Community Center, Route 8, Hague. The community will also host more than 300 athletes during the second annual North Country Triathlon June Fishing is one of the most popular 26. The Olympic distance event Hague activities. The primary species will feature a 1.5-kilometer found in the Hague -Ticonderoga area swim at Hague beach, a 40- waters are: Lake Trout, Landlocked kilometer bike ride from Salmon, Smallmouth Bass, Pickerel, Hague to Ticonderoga and Yellow Perch, Rock Bass, and Pumpback and a 10-kilometer run kinseed. Other fish species found are from Hague beach to Silver Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Black Crappie, Bullhead, and RainBay and back. There is also a sprint race of bow Trout. a 750-meter swim, 20-kilometer bike ride and 50 kilometer run. Go to for more information. Hague also offers everything in outdoor recreation. Hague has a beautiful sandy-bottom public beach complete with a lifeguard on duty all day in the summer. The beach is at the town park near the public boat launch and the visitors center. Children can enjoy the play area. There are swings, teeter-totters and slides for the young ones. In the summer many concerts and activities are held in the park. 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. 4 miles West to pond. Two lean-tos and picnic area; —Cook Mountain: This trail is located to the North of the NY 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 over 18 miles of trails following the high ridges and offering absolutely spectacular views of Lake George, Black Mountain Range and Dear Leap; and —Black Mountain Trail: This trail 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. 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 D.E.C. (518) 668-5441, Rogers Rock Campsite (518)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 scuba diving enthusiasts all enjoy the crystal clear waters of northern Lake George. 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. Hague has a concrete launching pad and near by parking for trailers. Call 543-6161 for further information.

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Locust Inn on Beautiful Lake George



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Schroon Lake

Boat Rentals Boat Sales Dock Sales

LOON LAKE MARINA Open April Through October. 8am – 5:30pm Monday – Saturday 9am – 5pm Sunday Marina Road • Chestertown, NY 12817 (518) 494-3410 •

SCHROON LAKE MARINA Open April Through October. 8am – 6pm Monday – Saturday 9am – 5pm Sunday 31 Marina Road • Schroon Lake, NY 12870 (518) 532-7884 •

Schroon Lake is a thriving summer community. The 41st Annual Arts & Crafts Fair will be held July 17 at the town park, sponsored by the Schroon Lake Association.

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Remsen Barn Festival of the Arts September 25 & 26, 2010 10-6 10-5

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offers a bit of everything SCHROON LAKE — Schroon Lake is a quaint village and peaceful countryside in the world renowned Adirondack Park. It’s an ideal year round vacation destination. Whether you are an avid outdoorsman or simply want to unwind and enjoy the magnificent scenic vistas, our Adirondack hospitality will charm you. Schroon Lake has it all. The main street is dotted with numerous quaint country shops, restaurants, antique and collectible shops, movie theater and churches. For golfers, the Schroon Municipal Golf Course offers spectacular views. If tennis is your love, there are 8 public courts to play on. Hiking and mountain biking enthusiasts will find our location perfect. Trails abound around Schroon Lake, Pharaoh Mountain Wilderness and Hoffman Notch areas. Our proximity to the High Peaks Region attracts hikers from around the world. Swim, canoe and sail the crystal clear waters of Schroon and Paradox lakes or just sit back in an Adirondack Chair on one of our pristine beaches. Fish well-stocked lakes, ponds and streams for lake trout, bass, pike or salmon. Schroon Lake boasts one of the largest ice fishing derbies in the Adiron-

Ticonderoga and Schroon Lake will host July 4th parades as the North Country celebrates independence. dack region. There are events for the whole family Schroon Lake is the place to be for fun and inspiring events year round. It hosts an old-fashioned Fourth of July parade and

extravaganza, great music with old and new friends at the Adirondack Folk Festival, annual Arts and Crafts Fairs, Strawberry Festival, weekly square dances, concerts, plays and operas.

Paradise Pines Camping Resort ...Located on the Schroon River Exit 29 Off I-87 HUB Established 1848 KS OF THE ADIRONDAC

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What to see in North Hudson: • The Falls at Blue Ridge on the Branch • Balance Rock • Trails to Dix Range • Sharp Bridge State Campsite • Elk Lake Lodge • Courtney Pond • King Phillips Spring • Town Recreation Facility on the Schroon River • Adirondack Buffalo Farm • Gokeys Trading Post & Auction Hall • Blue Ridge Falls Campsite • Yogi Bear Jellystone Campsite Exit 29 • Creative DeSigns & Concepts

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Daily Activities June 20 thru Labor Day - Sites on the Schroon River - Personal Service - Escorted Parking Daily Visits from Yogi & Boo Boo -Much More!

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Council brings arts to Schroon Lake SCHROON LAKE — The Schroon Lake Arts Council will again bring a series of concerts as well as the 21st annual Adirondack Folk Festival to the community this summer. The mission of the Schroon Lake Arts Council is to cultivate, promote, foster, sponsor and develop the understanding, taste and love of the musical and visual arts in the community. In 2010 eight programs have been scheduled at the Boathouse Theatre. Located on Schroon lake, the theatre is the home to the arts council. The council has also scheduled a pair of free children’s programs and will host open jam sessions each Monday 7-10 p.m. throughout the summer at the Boathouse Theatre. With the help of grants secured by Town Supervisor Cathy Moses, the Boathouse Theater was previously improved with new bathrooms, a new entrance, and darkening shades. The theatre has been enhanced with additional new chairs, a built-in bench, new quiet fans and a sound and light booth on the second level equipped to man the new theatrical lights. Perennial gardens, planted by the Schroon Lake Beautification Committee, now surround the Boathouse. The annual Adirondack Folk Festival will be Sunday, Aug. 8, noon to 5 p.m. in the Schroon town park bandstand. It is free and open to the public. The festival features music, vendors and demonstrations of Adirondack crafts by exhibitors. Performers scheduled to appear include Roy Hurd, Frank Orsini, Chris and Meredith Thompson, Joan Crane, Dan Berggren, Peggy Lynn, Dan Duggan and Jamie Savage. For more information call 532-9259 or go online at


Arts Council schedule • July 13 — Quickstep, Schroon Lake Boathouse Theatre, 8 p.m. • July 20 — The Biskers, Schroon Lake Boathouse Theatre, 8 p.m. • July 24 — The Elephant Child, presented by the Puppet People, Boathouse Theatre, 11 a.m., free • July 27 — Roy Hurd, Schroon Lake Boathouse Theatre, 8 p.m. • Aug. 3 — Cody Michaels, Schroon Lake Boathouse Theatre,8 p.m. Dan Berggren • Aug. 7 — The Fun Science of Folk Music presented by Chris and Meredith Thompson, Boathouse Theatre, 11 a.m., free • Aug. 8 — 21st annual Adirondack Folk Music Festival, Schroon town park, noon - 5 p.m., free admission • Aug. 10 — Woods Tea Company, Schroon Lake Boathouse Theatre, 8 p.m. • Aug.17 — Helen Avakian,Schroon Lake Boathouse Theatre,8 p.m. • Aug. 24 — Lissa Schneckenburger and Bethany Waikman, Schroon Lake Boathouse Theatre, 8 p.m. • Aug. 29 — Annual meeting, Schroon Lake Boathouse Theatre, 7 p.m. • Aug.29 — St.James Gate,Schroon Lake Boathouse Theatre,8 p.m.


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Stoney Lonesome B&B

Blackstone Lodge

Your Hosts John & Nancy Ockrin

Bakers Mills, NY

989 Stoney Lonesome Road Crown Point, NY 12928

(518) 251-3263

(518) 597-3754 Email:



Stoneleigh B&B 18 Stoneleigh Way Elizabethtown, NY 12932

Station House B&B

(518) 873-2669

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Ruah Bed & Breakfast

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In the of the Adirondacks 676 14th Rd., Minerva, NY 12851

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Alynn’s Butterfly Inn B&B

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Al & Lynn Smith ~ Innkeepers

69 State Route 28 Warrensburg, NY 12885 (518) 623-9390 57809

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Lamplight Inn B&B “Voted 2010 Best B&B of the Region”

231 Lake Ave. Lake Luzerne, NY 12846

Yellow Coach Motel 1051 US Route 9 (Main Street) Schroon Lake, NY 12870


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Country Road Lodge B&B


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Betty’s Funny Farm Betty’s Bed & Breakfast The Lone Birch Motel & Cottages

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Griffin House B&B Email:


10 Beautifully Appointed Guest Rooms w/private baths Full Service Restaurant on site 3 Hudson St. • Warrensburg, NY

The Inn on the Library Lawn

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Hiking • Biking • Boating • Fishing • Shopping • Dining Music, Theater & Art • Festivals & Much More!

SCHROON LAKE GOLF CLUB Adirondack Golf at its Best!

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Schroon school to mark anniversary Events planned to observe 75 years SCHROON LAKE — Schroon lake Central School turns 75 years old in 2010 and alumni are planning a party. A two-day celebration is planned July 30 and 31. “Plans are proceeding smoothly to help all the returnees enjoy a special weekend in this small Adirondack community,” said Dan MacGregor, retired superintendent. There will be a general registration at school Friday, July 30, followed by individual class gatherings to renew old acquaintances and reminisce. “Alumna Joan (Richardson) Lawless has been contacting class representatives to spread the word and start the planning for these special events,” MacGregor said. Also there is a Facebook site where alumni can go and get more information and communicate with their friends. Updates will also appear on Schroon Lake Central’s website at: In conjunction with the anniversary celebration on Saturday, July 31, the Schroon Lake Fish and Game Club will sponsor its annual children’s fishing contest; the

Brianna DeZalia and Jeff Armstrong team up on a class project at Schroon Lake Central School. The school will mark its 75th anniversary this summer. Schroon-North Hudson Historical Society will conduct a tour of local, special architecture; the Lynn Darling Memorial Golf Tournament will be held at the Schroon Lake Golf Course starting at 8 a.m.; and a tour of the new school construction will be conducted by students. “There is an opportunity for other events to be scheduled here and the committee is open to ideas,” MacGregor said.

The formal anniversary celebration is scheduled for 3 p.m. July 31 on the school’s front lawn. The program will start with a welcome by Essex County Clerk and alumnus Joseph Provoncha. Honored guests and letters of congratulations will be introduced by MacGregor. Other features will include musical selections by a school group, an unveiling of the cornerstone contents and a guest speaker. “This is an open invitation to come and help celebrate this momentous occasion,” MacGregor said. After the anniversary ceremony the Schroon Lake Fish and Game Club will hold a chicken barbeque for $10. The Seagle Colony will be performing Romeo and Juliet at 8 p.m. and there may be open mike entertainment in the park featuring alumni. MacGregor said the anniversary booklet published for the school’s 50th anniversary will be reprinted with additional pages featuring all the classes and various memorable events from the last 25 years. Rosemarie Ritson is heading up a group to work on this revision.

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North Hudson: Small in number but not in attractions NORTH HUDSON — The town of North Hudson offers visitors a true taste of the Adirondacks. One of the smallest communities in the region with a year-round population of less than 300 people, North Hudson provides an unspoiled Adirondack experience. Outdoor recreation may be North Hudson’s greatest attraction. It has a number of campsites, including the state-operated Sharp Bridge campsite. Sharp Bridge is the oldest state-operated campsite in New York. There are also Jellystone Park at Paradise Pines and Blue Ridge Falls Campsite. Both are located on the Blue Ridge

Road. Jellystone Park at Paradise Pines can be reached at 532-7493. Blue Ridge Falls Campsite can be reached at 532-7863 or 1-888-5753054. A centerpiece of North Hudson’s outdoor life is the townoperated beach and park. It offers swimming, a playground for children and tennis courts. Those interested in doing some shopping can visit Gokey’s Auction House on Route 9 and the Blue Ridge Buffalo Farm on Blue Ridge Road. Information on North Hudson activities and attractions can be found by calling the Schroon Lake Chamber of Commerce at 1-888-724-7666.

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“Fantastic Friday” returns to Fort Ann Youth invited to program hosted by Old Stone Library FORT ANN — Any sign of summer boredom among the youth of Fort Ann will be chased away on Friday mornings during summer 2010. Local children will have the opportunity to once again take part in the Old Stone Library’s “Fantastic Fridays,” held every Friday in July, beginning July 9. Sponsored by the Old Stone Library Committee, these programs will be hosted at the rescue squad building at 9:30 a.m. and all elementary school age children are welcome to attend. “This is a unique program and an important one for our youth,” said Gayle Hall, supervisor. Volunteer instructors will bring a variation in programming to children and will serve to teach, as well as entertain. Despite this program being centered around the children of the community, the adult volunteers do not go unnoticed. “The Fort Ann community is blessed to have volunteers that are the heart of our community as they teach our youth,” Hall said. “We recognize these individuals and thank them for the countless hours of time that they sacrifice to serve the needs of the residents of our community. Their willingness to volunteer has touched the lives of many, both directly and indirectly.” Fort Ann recenlty honored the many volunteers of their community including the ones involved with the youth during a month of recognition. The complete “Fantastic Friday” line-up is as follows: • July 9 - "Got Ladybugs?" Up Yonda Farm in Bolton Landing will help children to build their very own ladybug houses. • July 16 - "Are You a Crafty Kid?" Mrs. Twiss will bring creative materials a plenty and teach children some homemade crafting tips. • July 23 - "Can You Juggle?" Mr. Bly will bring his circus talent and do a juggling demonstration as well as some instruction for interested children. • July 30 - "Summer Olympics" The group will wrap up the summer festivities with fun, games and a ‘make your own sundae’ party. * The July 30 program will take place at the Old Stone Library. The Old Stone Library is a historical landmark in the town of Fort Ann and works to use that character to benefit its surrounding communities. Their committee has been working tirelessly over the years to offer intriguing programs for both youth and adult residents of Fort Ann. “The community is extremely lucky to have such an organization,” said Hall. “I hope everyone has a chance to take advantage of the things that they do.” For more information on “Fantastic Fridays” or on other summer programs in Fort Ann, call 639-8929 or visit

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Families re-connecting with nature at Natural Stone Bridge & Caves POTTERSVILLE — For two centuries now, Natural Stone Bridge and Caves has been a destination for travelers who seek to see its fascinating billion-year-old geology. Over that time, families rode stagecoaches — and later, their station wagons — to take a ride upstate for a day of fun exploring the geological wonder. This year, the historic attraction is seeing a substantial resurgence in popularity, Stone Bridge owner Greg Beckler said. With children now preoccupied with video games and Facebook, parents are responding by making sure their family members reconnect with nature, Beckler said. Already this summer, Stone Bridge & Caves has experienced a record attendance, he said. “More than ever, people are getting back into nature,“ Beckler said. “For generations, our family has been proud stewards of this unique ancient geological phenomenon — and we’re excited to showcase these wonders of nature in an improved and expanded setting,” he said. The enhancements this year at Stone Bridge & Caves mean families can enjoy an entire fun, relaxing day centered around Stone Bridge. A new ramp provides a looped trail to Inspiration Point, along which visitors can view waterfalls, sink-holes and ledges and the ever-famous cave not only in summer, but during winter via snowshoes over six miles of snowy trail.



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Also new in 2010 are a series of themed gardens, including herbs, specialty plants and heirloom flowers that offer an additional colorful and educational aspect to this popular destination. In decades past, people would visit and simply gawk at the looming caves, grottos and a gorge in the billion-year-old attraction, but now families are partaking in cave adventure tours. Visitors can sign up for a three-hour spelunking adventure with the “cave crawl tour.” Guests are provided with a caving jumpsuit, helmet, light, elbow- and knee-pads, gloves, shoes and floatation vest. Guests suit up and wade, climb, scramble and walk through small, dark passageways that lead to larger caves. The tour ends with a “cave float’ where visitors explore a water-filled cave. Tours are led by trained guides and are by reservation only, and limited to age 13 and older. There are also the Cave Man and Cave Kid climbing walls in the Adventure Park portion of the attraction that keeps expanding its offerings each year. For a fun learning experience, the Butterfly Box offers opportunities to watch the colorful creatures go through various stages of their life cycle. Educational aspects include lots of new interpretive signs along the trail that takes you along the outcroppings, caves and gorge, explaining more about the wildlife, plants, geology, and how the caves were formed. These new features join the ever-popular rock shop, playground areas, covered pavilions, dinosaur activities for children along with mining for gold and crystals. The Dino-Dig is a free activity in which youngsters can paw through sand and uncover dinosaur teeth, a jaw bone or a skeleton. The rock shop has geological treasures from all around the world, from Herkimer diamonds to ocean jasper from Madagascar. The two child-oriented mines, where they dig for gold or crystals, are dark and mysterious, glowing with fluorescent minerals. Children can keep several of the souvenirs that they discover. Also in the Adventure Park, Frisbee Golf offers competitive family competition, in which players attempt to reach a target with multiple tosses. For those that seek to stay overnight, a log lodge has two units that can accommodate up to five people each. Lodge stays and adventure tours must be reserved in advance. For information or reservations for an adventure tour at Natural Stone Bridge and Caves Park, call 494-2283.

Dee Beckler greets visitors into Stone Bridge & Caves’ rock and mineral shop, which features an extensive array of one-of-a-kind items from 10 cents to $10,000.

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Savoring the relaxed pace of life in North Warren towns CHESTER — Located away from the bustle of activity in Lake George are the towns of Chester and Horicon, a quiet, rural area abounding with lakes, ponds, mountains — and plenty of opportunities for both relaxation and laid-back fun. Horicon encompasses two picturesque hamlets, Brant Lake and Adirondack, which is on the northern end of Schroon Lake. Chester includes two main hamlets, Chestertown and Pottersville. Beginning in the 19th century, Chester became a mecca for summer visitors, with hotels and boarding houses springing up — buildings that give the town incredible charm. The historic Wells House hotel in Pottersville has been revitalized recently, restored to its former glory and modernized to accommodate today’s visitors. The original 16 rooms in the threestory hotel have been reconfigured into 10 private guest rooms, each with full bath, internet and cable TV. The Wells House has its own restaurant and coffee shop as well. Enthusiasts of bygone days can find comprehensive information about the Adirondacks or local history at the Chester Historical Museum, located in the Chester Municipal Center in Chestertown. Natural recreational assets also abound. Summer visitors can hike the Pharaoh Lake Wilderness area or fish in dozens of streams. canoe or kayak in the Schroon or Hudson Rivers or on Loon or Brant Lake. Scaroon Manor on Schroon Lake, a former playground for the rich and famous, has been transformed into a sate day-use area, with swimming, hiking now available. The Forest Preserve offers many opportunities for wilderness camping. Sate campgrounds offer sites for tents and RVs. Brant Lake, Schroon Lake, Schroon River and a myriad of quiet ponds and creeks are accessible by public boat launches and winding country roads. Swimming is a favorite pastime in Horicon. There are public beaches on the Mill Pond in Brant Lake with lifeguards on duty from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The town of Adirondack has the longest stretch of shallow beach in the area — on Schroon Lake. Many of the inns, cabins and camps on Schroon Lake offer their own beaches and boat access. Sometimes the swimming holes not so well known are the most fun, with river eddies and rock slides, hidden rope swings and rock outcroppings for practicing water tricks. Ask your hosts for directions. Fishing is unsurpassed in Horicon and Chester. Anglers can fish from a boat, bridge, shoreline or the middle of a stream.


Visitors can get a glimpse into life in olden days here by surveying the extensive displays of artifacts and photos at the Chester Historical Museum, located in the Chester Municipal Center in Chestertown. The newly rebuilt Starbuckville Dam is popular with families, while a mile of public fishing rights along Schroon River Rd offers plenty of spots. Scenic Brant Lake is well stocked with trout and you can catch native bass and pickerel in the weedy bays. A variety of panfish make it fun for youngsters. There is free public boat access at a DEC launch site near the west end in Horicon. Schroon Lake is accessible by boat from a free state launch on the south end between Pottersville and Adirondack. Hike trails to quiet ponds or into the Pharoah Lake Wilderness to camp, canoe, kayak or just commune with the wonder of nature. The pace may be a little slower in the North Warren area, but there’s an indescribable joy of just taking it easy.

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The lazy days of summer are anything but lazy when you visit the Chestertown-Warrensburg-Bolton-Lake George area of the Adirondacks. Parasailing above Lake George, barbequing on the shores of the area’s lakes, ponds and rivers, or hiking in the mountains are just a few ways to enjoy the natural wonders the region offers. Add to the mix outlet shopping, golfing and lazy-river tubing along the Hudson River, and you start to get a sense that a family could spend all summer relaxing in Warren County and never really slow down. “Just because the Lake George Area is nestled in the mountains, removed from the rush of traffic and the noises of the city, doesn’t mean there’s nothing to do,” said Kate Johnson, Director of the Warren County Tourism Department. “If you want to sit back in an Adirondack chair and watch the clouds roll by, this is the perfect place. On the other hand, if you want roller coasters, waterskiing, kayaking, skydiving, parasailing or a professional rodeo, we can accommodate that too.” Summer in the Lake George Area is a dream-come-true for outdoor enthusiasts. More than 160 lakes and ponds, and 1,000 miles of streams and rivers offer outstanding sport fishing opportunities. Guided trail rides on horseback offer scenic vistas and family fun, while sunrise and sunset balloon rides can help to put it all in perspective. Hiking and camping opportunities abound in the region. But city life is never far away either. A little retail therapy just what the doctor ordered? Fantastic outlet shopping, charming boutiques and antique treasures await throughout the Lake George Area. From window-shopping along main street to meeting the artisan who produced your genuine Adirondack furniture, the bargains are plentiful. Miss your commute to work? Get stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic and high-speed thrills on bumper cars and go-carts at local action parks. And those with a flair for drama can catch one of many Adirondack Theatre Festival productions taking place at the Charles R. Wood Theater in Glens Falls. Each month during the summer is packed with activities to meet everyone’s interests. From family-friendly events and festivals to thrills for adventure seekers that keep hearts racing and hair standing on end, The Lake George area is a mecca of summer fun. All are sure to enjoy farmers’ markets held regularly in North Creek, Diamond Point, and Warrensburg. Amidst the region’s outdoor splendor and local flavor, however, are art galleries as well as museums that feature local history lessons in a hands-on atmosphere so much fun for children they won’t mind the fact that they’re learning. The area is rich with history and friendly communities eager to share it. Hundreds of affordable and comfortable hotels, motels, campgrounds and resorts will help you capture the beauty of the region and the waters that Thomas Jefferson once described as “the most beautiful water I ever saw…without comparison” nearly 200 years ago. Today, the Lake George area remains a jewel, with a natural setting that fills the lazy days of summer with enough activity and fun to keep you as busy as you want to be, but as relaxed as you can imagine being. For information on lodging, events and activities, contact the Warren County Tourism Office at 800-365-1050 x5100 or online at

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Horseback rides offer new views of area’s natural beauty CHESTERTOWN — Riding a horse offers a distinctive and enjoyable way to experience the Adirondacks as well as providing a change of pace during your vacation. A horseback ride can be both a peaceful and exciting way to enjoy the rugged beauty of the Adirondacks. But it also can help you and your family members build new equestrian skills and gain appreciation for what could turn into a treasured lifelong activity. Horses can take you places you might not otherwise go, to see things you might not otherwise see — a ride through the woods or up a mountain trail on horseback offers a unique perspective on the natural surroundings. Local stables offer guided rides, lessons, pony rides for the young ones and even boarding for your own beloved horse. • Circle B Ranch in Chester is a family-owned stable that accommodates everyone from beginning riders to the more experienced, with trips through cool forests and wide fields. It’s located on Potterbrook Rd. near Friends Lake and Chestertown. Summer activities include hourly trail rides, hay rides, pony rides and lessons. Circle B takes pride in providing a safe, fun, and personal riding environment, customized to ability and experience level. They operate mainly as a Western-style ranch, but also offer English saddles. Choose from a variety of ride lengths from one to three hours when making your reservation.

Vacationing with your horse is also an option at Circle B, which has boarding facilities and accommodations available. For details, see: To contact Circle B Ranch, call 494-4888 or by email at • Bennett's Riding Stable, located 5 miles south of I-87 Northway Exit 21 on state Rte. 9N, is family-owned. It has operated in

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Horses From page 33 the same location for over 60 years where area’s famous dude ranches once operated in Lake Luzerne. The stable offers one-hour trail rides through the woods plus a regularly-scheduled twohour ride up Beech Mountain, featuring awesome views of Lake George, Lake Vanare and nearby mountains. Younger children will enjoy Bennett’s handled trail rides through the woods, rather than in a confined corral as other outfits might offer. Bennett’s is renowned for their Sunset Dinner Rides (reservation required) up Beech Mountain, that include a steak barbecue. Also available are half-hour rides and full-day rides upon request. With access to about 1,000 acres of forest land, the rides are a way to get a true experience of the Adirondack woods. Also, trail rides along the Hudson River may be available this summer. Bennett’s Stable is open daily

from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For reservations, call 321-3595 or 6964444. • 1000 Acres Ranch Resort near Stony Creek offers not only trail rides and rodeos on week-

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Thursday: Ladies Night - 2 for 1 Wine 7-8pm All You Can Eat Fish Fry $9.95 Friday: Happy Hour 6-8pm • 2 for 1 Saturday: Build Your Own Pasta Night Happy Hour 6-8pm • 2 for 1 Sunday: Domestic Beers • 2 for 1 4pm-6pm Open Wed.-Sat. at 11am to Closing & Sun. at Noon to Closing 4264 Main Street • Port Henry, NY • 518-546-9911

“A Dining Experience That Rivals The Great Outdoors”... The pleasure you get from a dining experience at the Log Jam is equal to the Attitude we put into it. You’re gonna love our attitude!

Reservations Appreciated

518-623-8005 Open daily at 5 p.m. Closed Wednesday

Dinner Entrees Starting At


• Lunch & Dinner Daily • 40+ Item Salad Bar with all Entrees • • Attentive Service • Prime Rib • Live Lobster Tank • • Char-Broiled Steaks & Lamb Chops • Fresh Chicken & Pork • • All Major Credit Cards • Reservations Accepted & Honored •

(518) 798-1155

On The Schroon Limited

100 River Street in Historic Warrensburg, NY Major credit cards accepted

I-87 Exit 20, Rtes. 9 & 149, Lake George, NY 67609



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Route 9N & Alexandria Ave. 3/4 Mile South of the Liberty Monument • Ticonderoga, NY Short on time? Call ahead! (518) 585-3044 51513


Daily Food Specials • Daily Drink Specials Sunday Brunch 6am - 3pm Eat Lunch or Dinner Overlooking the Lake! OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK AT 6AM • 499-9700 7 North Main St., Whitehall, NY •

24 Wayne Ave., Ticonderoga, NY • OPEN 7 Days, Serving from 11:30 - Close

Serving Your Favorite Beer & Wine


All of our entrees available in Small Plate Specials

Casual & Friendly Family Atmosphere

Air Conditioned Dining Room

Open 7 Days A Week at 4pm Light Fare Always Available

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3 Hudson Street • Warrensburg, NY 12885



Delivery Available to Hague, Crown Point, Putnam & Ticonderoga


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D ining & Entertainment WAGON WHEEL RESTAURANT • Serving Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner • Daily Specialties • Homemade Soup • Steak ~ Seafood ~ Pasta Take Out & • Featuring Prime Rib Gift Certificates Every Friday & Saturday Available • Beer ~ Wine ~ Cocktails 51514

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Daily Specials Saturday Prime Rib & Hand Cut Steaks (you pick your size)

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Open 7 Days • 11am-9pm 1521 NYS Rt. 9N (Streetroad) Ticonderoga, NY • (518) 585-7590

Chef Patrick Needham invites you to

Serving everything from burgers and pub fare to lobster and prime rib. Whether you come for a special occasion, or just a quick bite in our pub, our superior service and ambience will accompany your great meal!

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HOT BISCUIT Specializing in Home Cooked Meals & Baked Goods Including: Pies, Cookies, Muffins, Cakes & Much More


Soft Serve Ice Cream, Frozen Yogurt & Hard Serve Ice Cream New York Strip • Seafood Saturday after 4pm Prime Rib 58393

Margot M. Anello 204 Hog Back Road Crown Point, New York 12928 (518) 597-3970

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Featuring a 50 + item salad bar, incl uding shrimp, crab salad, vegetarian su shi, carrot cake, bread bar, loca l cheese, and many more items!

Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner

Montcalm St., Ticonderoga, NY (518) 585-3483 Gift Certificates & Take-Outs Available



Monday - Saturday 7am-8pm Sunday 7am-1pm

Mon.-Thur. open at 5pm • Fri. & Sat. open at Noon • Sun. open at 1pm 26 Seymour Street, Middleberry, VT 05753 For Reservations Call 802-388-7166 • Visit our website at

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Ice Cream Garden

90% Fat Free Soft & Perry’s Hard Ice Cream, Milkshakes, Sundaes, Flurries, Flavorburst & Fresh Fruit Smoothies




Open Every Day 11am-10pm

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Surround yourself in the peaceful setting of the Adirondack Mountains! Each Best Western is Independently Owned & Operated


• VIP King Suites that feature a fireplace & hot tub • 54 Modern Guest Rooms • Refrigerators in each room • Indoor Heated Pool • Free Continental Breakfast • Fitness Center • Game Room

• Free WiFi • Guest Laundry • Full service restaurant with fire side dining.



Here at the Best Western® Ticonderoga Inn & Suites, we offer a fitness center, spa and yes, there’s an indoor pool as well!

Contact our hospitality professionals for all your needs! Weddings • Banquets • Special Events • Conferences • For up to 220 guests

EXPRESS LUNCHES Friday, Saturday & Sunday 11:30am

DAILY SPECIALS! Tuesday All-You-Can-Eat Chef Attended Pasta Station Thursday & Saturday Prime Rib Friday Seafood Night

Each Best Western is Independently Owned & Operated

Open to the Public | (518) 585-BEST

260 Burgoyne Road, Ticonderoga, NY •

Lunch Meetings Welcomed with Reservations


Mon. - Thurs. 4pm - Close • Fri, Sat. & Sun. 11:30am - Close

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Mobil gas is the #1 gas with the best milage!

Great Customer Service! Very Friendly & Helpful!

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BEER & SODA SPECIALS!!! Green Mt. Coffee • Cappuccino • Ice Coffee

Big Grocery Line • Fresh Subs Breakfest Sandwiches (Made by Corner Market) Magazines • Newspapers • Greeting Cards Beer - More Variety & Cheapest in Town! Coldest Beer & Soda in North Country

1ST WALK-IN COOLER IN TOWN!! Propane Gas & Kerosene, Camp Wood Bundles

Are Also Available Here! 51521

ANY DAY 14” Pepperoni Pizza, 1 Dozen Wings & 2 Liter Soda



New Discount Grocery Store


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Walk-In Cooler w/Coldest Beer in Town • Full Line of Smoking Needs • Lotto Milk - 1 gallon $3.99, 1/2 gallon $1.99 • Large Eggs $1.99 • $1 Cereal • Paper Products Fresh Coffee & Cappuccino • Lot of Buy 1 Get 1 Products • Laundry Detergent LOWEST PRICES IN TOWN!



EVERYDAY LOW PRICES Best Selection of Beer in the North Country PAY YOUR BILLS HERE

• Verizon • National Grid • Dish Network • Ameri-Gas ...and Hundreds More!

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Coors Light - 30-Pack, Miller Light - 12-Pack, Michelob - 30-Pack, Bud & Bud Light - 30-Pack, Miller High Life - 12-Pack, Smirnoff - 12-Pack, We also have Twisted Tea 12-Pack Variety and 6-Pack/4 Flavors


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SPECIAL REQUESTS AVAILABLE! Open Year Round Serving from 4 p.m. Closed Wednesdays Reservations Appreciated

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Rt. 9N in Historic Ticonderoga, NY

Gene’s Michigan Stand Mushrooms, Fish Filet, Shrimp Basket, French Fries, Curly Fries, Mozzarella Sticks, Onion Rings, Shakes, Sundaes , Tenders Chicken Nuggets Filet or

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Stop by an d enjoy an early evening cocktail or something from our lite menu serve d in our lounge. Bring in a d to re c e ive 10% off e nt ire bi ll!



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Friday Nights at 7:00pm Coors Light & Wing Specials

Orbits Glow Bowl 9-11 Prices Include Bowling, Shoes, Prizes, Nightly Specials & House D.J.

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All you bring is the Cake & the Kids, we supply the Food & the Fun in our air conditioned facility!


Hours: Mon. 1-6, Wed. & Thur. 1-8, Fri. & Sat. 1-Close, Sun. 1-6, Closed Tue. Rainy Day With Nothing To Do? Come & Bowl A Game Or Two!

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Italian, Seafood & Traditional Specialties Lounge Opens Daily at 4:30pm • Nightly Blackboard Specials

WEEKLY Specials SUNDAY Surf & Turf $18.95

“A Little Bit of Arthur Avenue on Amherst Street”

Alaskan King Crab Legs, New England Lobster, Roast Prime Rib of Beef

TUESDAY Alaskan King Crab Legs $18.95

Pastries • Fresh Baked Breads Birthday Cakes Exquisite Wedding Cakes North Country’s Best Eclair!

1 lb. Alaskan King Crab Legs, Tossed Salad, Baked Potato & Vegetable

WEDNESDAY New England Lobster $18.95 1 1/4 lb. (approximately) Boiled New England Lobster, Coleslaw, Potato

FRIDAY & SATURDAY Roast Prime Rib of Beef $18.95


14 oz. Boneless Prime Rib of Beef w/ Au Jus, Tossed Salad, Potato, and Vegetable

43 Amherst Street

D a ily C hef Specia ls Restaurant: 518-532-9040 • Motel: 518-532-7481 1299 US Route 9, Schroon Lake, NY 12870

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White Water Rafting • Hiking• Biking • Boating Scenic Railroad Rides & Much More!

Bakery and Cof fee Shop • Sandwiches and Soups • Baked Goods • Espresso Bar • Wedding Cakes • Catering

260 Main Street • North Creek 251-5959 • Open 7 Days a Week thru Labor Day

51528 51527

Gore Mtn. Accommodations

Upper Hudson River Railroad

Real Estate Sales and Rentals

Lovely 3-story townhouses $219,500.00 ea.

Thursday - Sunday

Own your own home near Gore • Excellent rental history. • 3 bedrooms • 2 1/2 baths • Jet tub • Fully furnished • Open kitchen-dining-living room

North Creek River Side & Return

July - September



(518) 251-5334 • 51529

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Garnet Studio -By Joe & Judy Brown

Adirondack Garnet is our Specialty • Custom & ‘One of A Kind’ Pieces • Jewelry Set in 14K Gold & Sterling Silver • From Classic to Funky, there is Something for Everyone • Specializing in Garnet & Wedding Jewelry 68 Casterline Rd., North River, NY 518-251-3368 •

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Treasure hunt on Gore Mountain this summer JOHNSBURG — The Gore Mountain garnet mines are home to one of the world’s largest garnet deposits and they aren’t keeping it a secret. Opening for another season June 28, Barton Mines invites the public to come and tour their garnet mines as well as take part in a little treasure hunting. The tours are available seven days a week through Labor Day and weekends only until Oct. 24. Reservations are required and interested parties should call 251-2553 for pricing and reservations. Barton Mines is the oldest family-owned and operated mine in the United States, featuring the hardest garnet in the world that can only be found on Gore Mountain, making it extremely rare. The gems are hard to miss with an unusual ruby red color that flashes in the sun. In 1969, the governor of New York, Nelson Rockefeller, made the Barton garnet the official New York State gem stone. The Barton family enjoys welcoming visitors and encourages them to take a piece of their family home with them. Without the use of tools, tour participants will have the opportunity to search for garnet crystals on their own within an old mine site. “It’s a fun experience for all ages,” said Bonnie Barton. “The summer months are especially spectacular in our region with unobstructed vistas of the Adirondack Mountains and it is a great time to visit the mines.“ During the tour, guides will explain and demonstrate how to find the garnet gemstones, large garnet crystal faces and beautiful, museum-quality mineral specimens. All tours leave on the hour and begin at the Gore Mountain Mineral Shop, featuring the rarest of garnet jewelry and then move through the mine, where guides explain the rich history and geology of the garnet mine.

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

The Barton family also said they recognize all that the Adirondacks have to offer and said they hope visitors will take advantage of those sites as well. “You may ‘strike it rich’ at the mines,” said Barton. “But there is also opportunity for a great trip in combination with the historical train ride in North Creek or a trip to the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake.” For more information on garnet mine tours at Gore Mountain, visit

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The Minerva Yacht Club works to teach local youth the intricacies of sailing as part of the summer youth program in Minerva.

Sailing returns to Donnelly Beach MINERVA — The Minerva Youth Program (MYP) will commence in July and has developed a highly successful sailing program over the past several seasons, according to community volunteer Mike Corey. The program is again ready to make some waves this summer with youth sailors. The Minerva Yacht Club, as the summer program has been deemed, is led by community members Ron Bruce and Gus Stewart, longtime sailing enthusiasts. Participants in the MYP, who are interested in sailing, have the opportunity to learn the basics during their time at Donnelly Beach in Minerva. The program is open to all ages enrolled in MYP. Sailors become familiar with safety information, sailing etiquette and the fundamentals of sailing itself. “It is really is an excellent program,” said Corey. “The kids learn so much and they seem to have a lot of fun doing it.” The end of sailing season is celebrated with a yacht club regatta, where the summer ’s participants have the opportunity to compete in various categories for ribbons and recognition. This regatta will take place at the end of MYP in Aug. For more information on MYP and the Minerva Yacht Club, visit

Board ‘N Batten Antiques 1447 County Route 29 Olmstedville, NY 12857

Only 6 miles from Exit 26 (I-87) Mon.-Sat. 10-5 • Sun. 12-5 • (518) 251-2507 The Savaries



Thirty years of selling antiques to you, our special friends. We hope you’ll come and see us, we are just around the bend.

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The beautiful town of Newcomb has it all! Rich Lake & Newcomb Lake

Trailheads are everywhere

Rich Lake is a beautiful body of water with boat access and a beach for swimming. Motor boats are not allowed. The maximum depth is 65 foot. It is off Route 28N about 12 miles from the Long Lake Town Hall toward Newcomb. Turn left by the "Nature Trail" sign. Newcomb Lake is located on the Santanoni Preserve in Newcomb, the entrance to this picturesque lake is approximately 14 miles from Long Lake. There are three inlets to Newcomb Lake at the Northwestern end which offer good brook trout fishing closer to shore and Lake Trout fishing as you move into the deeper water.

Newcomb contains the southern access to the High Peaks Region and has the largest number of trailheads in the Adirondacks. Trailheads to Marcy, Algonquin and Colden peaks are accessible from the Upper Works Trailhead near Tahawus. Goodnow Mountain is a relatively small Adirondack peak, only 2,685 feet tall. But at its summit is a 60-foot fire tower that provides some of the best views in the Adirondacks for the least amount of effort. The wellmarked two-mile trail lies off Route 28N.

Golf The Santanoni Preserve The Santanoni Preserve is the largest tract of land donated to the Adirondack Preserve in the last decade. The 12,500 acre preserve is home to the Santanoni Lodge built from 1892-93, owned at that time by Robert C. Pruyn, a prominent Albany banker and businessman. In the summer, visitors can walk or bike 4.7 miles into the camp. Santanoni is located on route 28N between the Town Hall and Aunt Polly's Bed and Breakfast.

Newcomb VIC (Visitors Interpretive Center) The New York State Adirondack Park Agency Visitor Interpretive Center (VIC) at Newcomb is located on State Route 28N in the Essex County town of Newcomb. The site includes a mile-long forested peninsula on Rich Lake, distinctive wetlands, old growth forest types, lake vistas, scenic overlooks, a classroom building, a 3.6-mile trail system, picnic tables, a 40-car parking lot, and a 6,000-square-foot public assembly building with a multi-purpose room, exhibit rooms, a visitor information desk, a lounge and rest rooms.

The High Peaks Golf Course is located on Santanoni Drive in Newcomb just off Route 28N. It is a challenging 33 par municipal 9-hole course. The course has four sets of tees for all ages, 4 par 4, 4 par 3, 1 par 5. This course features beautiful fairways with spectacular views of the High Peaks, elevated sloping greens, creatively placed bunkers and natural hazards. It is fully irrigated. This magnificent course is very reasonably priced with greens fees $12 for 9 holes, $18 for 18 holes, and carts fees of $10 per 9 holes of play. You can come for the day or take a golfing vacation by staying at one of the charming Bed and Breakfast's, cottage rentals or campgrounds located in the town of Newcomb. Hours or operation are 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. daily. Call the Clubhouse for tee times at 518-582-2300.

Stop in & See the all new Can Am Spyder

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Route 4 Hudson Falls, New York 12839



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Welcome to the heart of the Adirondack experience

The annual craft fair, pictured above, will be held this year on Sunday, Aug. 1 at the Mt Sabattis Pavilion. The event will begin at 10 a.m. and feature American made crafts, music and Penelope the Clown. LONG LAKE — Almost in the dead center of the Adirondack Park, the communities of Long Lake and Raquette Lake offer the fundamental Adirondack experience. These communities make up the heart of the Adirondacks and are places where human and nature interaction is all encompassing. The central region is a place where the rugged outdoors dominates local culture and lifestyle. And the visitor is privy to all of the same experiences. From great fishing to outstanding views, hiking, biking, paddling, birding, camping to superb golfing — the region offers something for every outdoor enthusiast. There is a year-round population who actively live and work in the park and a stop into the most central communities will allow the observer to witness the culture of a people who truly live with nature. Adirondack downtowns offer unique shopping opportunities, fine dining and a multitude of lodging choices from comfortable bed and breakfasts to remote campsites and its no surprise that this region is a top pick of Adirondack vacationers. Here are just some of the many destinations and activities available in the heart of the Adirondacks:

nected by a trail, there is another path (Grass Pond) that goes directly to Lower Sargent Pond about 1 mile farther down the road. That trail is 2.1 miles long. The Middle Pond is located .25 miles north of Lower Sargent and can be reached by a woods path from the lean-to on the Lower Pond. All three ponds have brook trout. The Upper Pond also has largemouth bass for which crawfish are suggested bait. Lower pond is stocked with the Little Tupper strain of Brook Trout. The use or possession of fish as bait is prohibited on these waters. Long Lake is 14 miles long. It is a shallow, narrow widening of the Raquette river with fishing fun for all ages. Top game fish present are northern pike and smallmouth bass. The State boat launching site at the end of Town Dock Road near the Post Office, .5 mile from Long Lake Town Beach, is a good fishing area. Boats and motors can be rented from several marinas in Long Lake. Lake Lila is a superb place to fish, canoe, camp, hike and view wildlife. Overnight parking is permitted. All types of trailers are prohibited. In early spring, the road may be closed to motor vehicles. To find it, take Route 30 toward Tupper Lake to County Road 10 (Sabattis Road), turn left (west) and proceed 7 miles to a gravel road (Lake Lila Road) The intersection is marked by a NYSDEC sign. Turn left (south) and go about 6 miles to the NYSDEC parking area. While Lake Trout, Brook Trout, Land Locked Salmon and Smallmouth Bass can be caught, the fisherman will probably have better luck if catching Lake Trout is the primary goal. William C. Whitney Area of 15,000 acres includes Little Tupper Lake, Bum Pond, Rock Pond and a number of smaller ponds. There is a catch and release policy only. No power boats are allowed and the State DEC is building a handicapped canoe access ramp. For additional information on the William C. Whitney Area please check out the NYSDEC website.

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Long Lake Area Upper, Lower and Middle Sargent Ponds feature better than average early spring fishing. The Lower Pond is typically superior. There is a State shelter with fireplace and latrine. The Upper and Lower Ponds are accessible by easy trails which are 9.8 miles from the Long Lake Town Hall. Take Route 28N/30 south toward Blue Mountain Lake, turn right onto North Point Road to NYSDEC trail markers on left. Upper Sargent Pond is 1.3 mile from the road. Although the Upper and Lower Ponds are con-

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Long Lake From page 49 The Long Lake region is rich with hiking trails and scenic destinations. Here are two visitors are sure to enjoy:

Owls Head Mountain 3.2 miles to summit, well marked trail, relatively difficult after about 2.25 miles Located near the head of Long Lake, Owl's Head Mountain provides scenic views of the Fishing Brook Range with the High Peaks in the distance. The trailhead is reached by going north on Rte. 30 from the village and turning left onto the Endion Road. The trailhead is on a sharp curve on the right side of the Endion Road 1.6 miles from Rte. 30. While the view is well worth the effort, there are some steep stretches which can be very difficult for small children. This is especially true near the summit. On the descent, access to the Lake Eaton trail is made by either of two forks. These join into one trail after a short distance.

Buttermilk Falls Buttermilk Falls is a short walk

Adirondack Style and very scenic, but care should be taken during wet weather because of slick rocks. Buttermilk Falls is a treat to visit any time of the year and almost every visitor to the area will make the Falls one of their destinations. The entrance to the falls is on the right side of the North Point Road, 2.1 miles from the intersection with Rte. 28N/30. A sign by a small parking area marks the entrance. This spot, with tables and fireplaces is an excellent choice of a site for a picnic. A short walk to the falls is fine for all ages. There is a 2.5 mile canoe carry around the falls. Bring your camera as this is an excellent photo opportunity.

Raquette Lake Area There are two primary fishing access points to Raquette Lake. One can either take Route 28N/30 to North Point Road and drive to the canoe carry, which is 8.7 miles from the Long Lake Town Hall. For the second, take Route 28N/30 to Rte. 28 in Blue Mountain Lake, continue west on Route 28 to the village of Raquette Lake which is on the right. Turn right just after the school to reach the boat launching site near downtown. Sagamore Lake can be reached

The first Long Lake Wooden Boat Show, featuring Garwood and Hacker Craft boats, will take place July 10 with a boat parade at 4 p.m. followed by a cocktail reception and cash bar at the Adirondack Hotel at 5 p.m. by turning south off Route 28 onto the Sagamore Road just past the School in Raquette Lake and driving 4 miles There is quality brook trout and lake trout fishing in early spring. You can also reach the lake by canoe or small motor boat via South Inlet on Raquette Lake. Proceed up the stream for a distance of about 2.5 miles to the falls. You may then hike up the stream to the Lake. Fish the rapids of South Inlet for brook trout and pike. Browns Tract Pond, site of a state

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Campsite is on the Browns Tract Road about 2 miles from the Raquette Lake Village Beach. You will catch brook trout and smallmouth bass in either the lower and upper pond. The trail to Shallow Pond is around Lower Browns Tract Pond, 2 miles from the Raquette Lake Village Beach on Browns Tract Road. Follow the 3 mile trail around Lower Brown Tract to the northwest side of the lake. Shallow Pond (Lake) is stocked annually with 8.5" brook trout.

Boating Boating opportunities abound in the central park region. Long Lake and Raquette Lake offer the “big water” experience and launches are easily accessed on dozens of ponds and smaller lakes. Not all bodies of water are open to motor boats. Always be aware of the danger of invasive fauna or flora, which can be introduced by a boat carrying reproductive material.



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Long Lake Volunteer Fire Department plans 75th anniversary celebration for summer 2010 LONG LAKE — This year marks the 75th year that the Long Lake Volunteer Fire Department has been serving its local community. Under the current leadership of president Jim Piraino, chief Shawn Wright and assistant chiefs Gregg Bruce and Jeff Woodworth, the department is planning a 75th anniversary celebration extravaganza in the Town of Long Lake on the weekend of July 23. Wright has been leading the department as chief for 10 years and is excited about what the department has accomplished not just during his service, but over the past 75 years. "We have come a long way," he said. The department has seen the community lose a lot, he said, referring to the Blarney Stone Restaurant that was destroyed by fire last Memorial Day, but they have been fortunate enough to save a lot as well, he acknowledged. On the evening of Friday, July 23, a local DJ will kick-off the weekend at 6:30 pm. On Saturday, July 24, a parade will begin at Rice Road. Interested parties are welcome to design floats. Contact Tony Clark at 634-5503 for information on being part of the parade. The main event will take place after the parade at 1 p.m. - a waterball tournament welcomes area fire departments to compete against each other in this themed event. Competitors will accompany tier pumper trucks to Long Lake and use hoses to move balls over certain obstacles. “We have invited roughly 80 fire departments to participate,” said Paula Piraino, department secretary. “It’s shaping up to be an exciting event.” There is a $100 registration fee for competing departments and

they are encouraged to sign-up soon. The afternoon will continue with family fun and food at the ballfield in the hamlet of Long Lake. The DJ will return from 6:30 10:30 p.m. on Saturday and fireworks will go off at dusk from the lake. “We want to encourage members from surrounding communities as well as Long Lake locals - young and old - to come out in support of the fire department,” said Piraino. “Their service deserves to be celebrated.


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Enjoy Float Night Friday’s July 16 and Aug. 13 in Long Lake — bring your float to the town beach and listen to live music until dark! For more information visit /

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Adk Museum offers free admission to military, long list of events this summer By Lindsay Yandon BLUE MOUNTAIN LAKE — The Adirondack Museum is one of more than 600 museums to offer free admission to military personnel and their families this summer. They recently announced the launch of "Blue Star Museums," a partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, and other museums across America to offer free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2010. “The "Blue Star Museums" program is an excellent way to recognize our service men, women, and their families," said Caroline M. Welsh, director of the Adirondack Museum. "We look forward to welcoming them throughout the summer months." The free admission program is available to active duty military and their immediate family members (military ID holder and five immediate family members), which includes active duty Reserve and active duty National Guard. Some special or limited-time museum exhibits may not be included in this free admission program. "America's museums are proud to join the rest of the country in thanking our military personnel and their families for their service and sacrifice," said National Endowment for the Arts chairman Rocco Landesman. "I cannot imagine a better way to do that than welcoming them to explore and enjoy the extraordinary cultural heritage our museums present." Blue Star Families is a national, non-partisan, non-profit network of military families from all ranks and services including guard and reserve, with a mission to support, connect and empower military families. In addition to morale and empowerment programs, Blue Star Families raises awareness of the challenges and strengths of military family life with civilian community and leaders. Membership includes spouses, kids, parents, service members, veterans and civilians. Operation Appreciation is an initiative of Blue Star Families that seeks to connect military families to the larger community. Blue Star Families 2009 annual survey shows that 94 percent of military families feel that the larger community doesn't truly understand or appreciate the sacrifices we make for the country. "There have always been wonderful examples of partnerships between museums and military installations, but the scale of this gift from the museum communities to military families is thrilling," said Blue Star Families chairman Kathy Roth-Douquet. In addition to being chairman of Blue Star Families, Roth-Dou-

Enjoy the Monday Evening Lecture Series at the Adirondack Museum throught the summer months, including a discussion about the Adirondack Wilderness Life of Hermit Noah John Rondeau on July 12. For more information, visit quet is married to a Marine Corps officer, who is currently deployed to Afghanistan. They have two children, and Roth-Douquet and the children plan to take a road trip this summer to visit Blue Star Museums up and down the East Coast. "Military families work hard for this country, and it is gratifying for us to be recognized for that,” she said. We anticipate that thousands of military families will participate in the program and visit museums this summer - many of them for the first time." In addition to thirty children's museums across the country, participating museums represent a broad range of art, history, science, and cultural topics - from the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Texas, to the California Surf Museum in Oceanside, California. This is the latest Arts Endowment program to bring quality arts programs to the military, veterans, and their families. Other NEA programs for the military have included Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience, Great American Voices Military Base Tour, and Shakespeare in American Communities Military Base Tour. For more information, visit

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Indian Lake awaits a busy summer INDIAN LAKE — Often called the “moose capital of the northeast,” Indian Lake is gearing up for their summer events and will use the coming months to prepare for their first ever Adirondack Moose Festival. Whether it is Shakespeare in the Park performances by the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts, a fishing derby, or the annual Independence Day celebration, there will be something for everyone in Indian Lake this summer. “It’s exciting when things are busy,” said events director Vonnie Liddle. “We are looking forward to a great summer.” Byron Park will be especially bustling this summer as several ongoing events have been scheduled for the space. Wednesday night horseshoes will commence on July 7 and run through Sept. 8 from 6 - 9 p.m at the park. The evening will host friendly games of horseshoes for local competitors. On Friday evenings, the park will host its Music in the Park series. Beginning at 7 p.m. on July 9, Mitch Frasier will get the summer started with his musical stylings. All are welcome to come listen, dance, or just relax for the evening. Events at Byron Park are free of charge, but donations are appreciated. Summer in Indian Lake will wrap-up with the arrival of The Great Adirondack Moose Festival Sept. 18 - 19, sponsored by the Indian Lake Chamber of Commerce. Not only is this new

Indian Lake will host its first-ever “Great Adirondack Moose Festival” Sept. 18 - 19. to Indian Lake, it is the first ever moose festival in New York State. “No one will want to miss this inaugural community-wide event,” said Liddle. “We will feature a host of Adirondack style and moose-oriented family fun activities.” The Festival will include wilderness-guided hikes, a scenic driving tour, fly-fishing casting and fly tying demonstrations, a car show, quilt show and much more. A moose scavenger hunt, moose calling contest, moose related craft activities, and other contests are among the activities planned for children. “The Great Adirondack Moose Festival as well as our

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Scenic beauty, culture and shopping abound in Bolton BOLTON LANDING — For more than two centuries, visitors have considered Bolton Landing on the shores of scenic Lake George a refuge from their hectic daily lives. Since 1799, this community has drawn world-weary writers, artists, musicians and generations of families renewing their spirits with Bolton’s natural beauty, crystalline waters and lush forests. But in recent years, the offerings for visitors have increased substantially. Shopping along Bolton’s main street, Lakeshore Drive, offers galleries, shops and boutiques, as well as eateries with distinctive fare. Recently, new enterprises have included an outdoor outfitting enterprise and a complete gardening, plant and home decorating center. Over the past two years, storefronts have been reconstructed and filled with intriguing shops. For many decades, cultural offerings have abounded in Bolton, and now, such opportunities have even increased. The Marcella Sembrich Opera Museum offers a full schedule of summer concerts, lectures and summer events. Details can be found at There are also occasional presentations on ecological topics at the renowned Darrin Freshwater Institute at the north end of Bolton Landing. Also there’s the locally based Lake George Theater Lab, which

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presents original drama . This year, they are offering “Shakes on the Lake” July 9 and 10 at Rogers’ Memorial Park. Despite how elegant it can be, Bolton Landing is family-friendly, whether it’s playing pick-up volleyball at the town beach or enjoying a day of boating or watersports. Also, Up Yonda Farm educational center offers a slate of family-oriented programs, whether it’s guided star-gazing hikes, or building bird and butterfly houses, or touring their ecological exhibits. Then there are movies in the lakeside Rogers Park — which also hosts musicians and entertainment, all free for visitors and residents. Bolton also hosts its summer Arts & Crafts festivals, a gala Fourth of July celebration, a Las Vegas Night on July 24 with games of chance, and on Sunday Sept. 5, its lakeside Fabulous Folk Fest which has established a considerable following. The event is set in Rogers Park, which offers a splendid view of the famed Sagamore Resort. Just north, Veteran’s Park offers swimming, picnicking areas, a large beach for sunning and volleyball, and an equipped playground. But what makes Bolton unique is that it offers the outdoor adventures side-by-side with the cultural offerings and family fun. Challenge yourself to an Adirondack hike along tree-lined paths to ancient mountain peaks for the reward of spectacular scenic views. Unwind on the front porch of your cabin and listen to the wind in the trees. A vacation in Bolton is the perfect place for your getaway, filled with activities for all ages! Dubbed ”Gateway to the Islands,” Bolton offers some of the area’s few public docks for boaters and campers. Visitors love the unparalleled hiking opportunities or enjoying the experience of windsurfing or boating on Lake George — as treasured vacation memories are created here!

Satisfy the soul with sailing on Lake George As gasoline prices rise, so do the sails on Lake George. Lake George sailing is the “green-boating” option. Powered by the wind, sailing is a water-based activity that, in many cases, can cost less than a tank of gas for an entire season of boating pleasure. But it’s not just the savings on fuel that make sailing so satisfying — it’s the joy of being one with nature, relying on your own skills to get to your destination, and hearing the subtle sounds of waves and wildlife around you as breezes power you across the water. Whether a sailor is looking for a relaxing day of boating, swimming and picnicking or the adrenaline-rush of racing around the buoys, Lake George sailing can accommodate. The 44 state-owned islands on the lake offer cruising sailors dayuse or overnight facilities. For those interested in either racing sailboats or watching them compete, every Wednesday night through Labor Day between 5 to 25 sailboats congregate somewhere between Diamond Point and Long Island on Lake George. The boats are participating in a sailing activity that happens in hundreds of bays and lakes across the nation. They are competing in informal sailboat races commonly referred to as “Beer Can Races.” The races are sailing’s equivalent to the friendly pick-up softball games commonly seen in municipal parks. The races start at 6:30 p.m. in the Diamond Point area of the lake and are open to all. After the race, many sailors gather at area restaurants and

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Learning is fun at Up Yonda Farm BOLTON — Whether it’s understanding the geographic features of the Lake George basin or identifying the local wildlife, Up Yonda Farm offers a remarkable experience for family members of all ages. Up Yonda naturalists offer nature programs for both children and adults, allowing them to discover and learn about the natural beauty of the Adirondacks, while stressing stewardship of the environment. Teeming with wildlife, Up Yonda’s pond provides an opportunity for kids to interact with frogs, various amphibians, small fish or ducks. The environmental programs are held both indoors and outdoors. Natural history exhibits featuring a diorama with native mammals and birds are housed in the museum. Adults and children both can watch for wildlife as they hike one or more of Up Yonda’s woodland trails. Up Yonda has perennial gardens, including a butterfly garden from June to September. And not to be missed is their nighttime star-gazing hikes and sharing of ecological knowledge around a campfire , and in late summer, daytime stalking the colorful monarch butterflies. This summer, there’s a series of events involving woodworking, in which children make homes for birds, butterflies, and even bugs. Also there are “Meadow Sweeps” which involve insect collection and identification, as well as a variety of programs which sensitize children to nature. For a detailed schedule, see Up Yonda Farm’s bulletin board, which may be more reliable or complete than their website,

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Sailing From page 55 bemoan how they “would have won the race if only …” The Lake George Club and Lake George Corinthians conduct more formal weekend racing, which is restricted to their members, but offer people on the shore a spectacular visual experience. Founded in 1972, the Lake George Corinthian Yacht Club still holds true to its mission statement, “To perpetuate and promote yachting on Lake George.” Although club membership is smaller than in the past, the club is still an active and vital organization on Lake George. Never having had a physical home, the Corinthians are pioneers of the “virtual organization.” For over 30 years, the club’s activities have been run via newsletter, telephone and a post office box. Today the club has added email and a website to their methods of communicating. The Corinthians sponsor numerous races and sailing events on Lake George every year. The

Sailing regattas on Lake George offer not only a spectacular sight for people onshore, but a challenging, funfilled day for competitors. Lake George is the perfect waterway to “go green” and enjoy the profound satisfaction of sailing. club’s flagship event, The Annual Ticonderoga Race, is held every June. The annual event tests the skill and endurance of Lake George sailors, as boats race 45 miles from Diamond Point to

Ticonderoga and return. To the uninitiated in sailing, Yankee Boating Center in Diamond Point and the YMCA Camp Chingachgook are great points of entry. Both offer sailboat charter-

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Hudson Headwaters: There when you need them WARRENSBURG — Visitors to a rural area might wonder what they'd do if a family member became ill or was hurt. But If you're in the Adirondacks, chances are you're not far from a Hudson Headwaters Health Network center, which has dedicated, expert health-care professionals on staff, and state-of-the-art facilities and equipment. "Many of our patients first receive care at Hudson Headwaters as visitors to the Adirondacks," said John Rugge, M.D., founder of the network. "I think that people who vacation here gain comfort with the availability of so many health care services at our centers. This has made it easier for people to decide to retire in the Adirondacks and live here full-time. They know that they can find physicians whom they trust — and that we're committed to being here for the long run." Hudson Headwaters' mission is to offer primary care for a rural, medically underserved area. It is a not-for-profit system of 12 community health centers providing primary care to residents of 3,700 square miles of the lower Adirondacks/Lake George/Glens Falls area. Hudson Headwaters is the sole medical provider in much of this three-county region, an area twice the size of Rhode Island. About 60,000 people use Hudson Headwaters health centers each year. In 2009, Hudson Headwaters received far more than 250,000 patient visits. They are well-staffed and equipped to handle a wide variety of incidences, whether it’s taking a fishing hook out of a child’s finger, or treating a case of Lyme Disease or pneumonia. The network's health centers are spread out through Warren, Essex and Hamilton counties. The centers offer extended hours and access to x-ray, laboratory and specialty care. In those instances where patients need to

A youngster visits pediatrician Eugene McTiernan, M.D. at the Warrensburg Health Center for a check-up. Patients young and old receive a wide range of health care services through the 12 Hudson Headwaters Health Network centers. go to a hospital, Hudson Headwaters' doctors and physician's assistants are on-call at Glens Falls Hospital seven days a week, 24 hours a day. Hudson Headwaters accepts everyone, regardless of ability to pay. Hudson Headwaters has health care centers in the following locations: Bolton Health Center, 644-9471; Chester-Horicon Health Center, 494-2761; Health Center on Broad Street in Glens Falls, 7922223; Indian Lake Health Center, 648-5707; Moreau Family Health, 761-6961; Moriah Health Center, 942-7123; North Creek Health Center, 251-2541; Queensbury Family Health Center, 798-6400; Schroon Lake Health Center, 532-7120; Ticonderoga Health Center, 585-6708; Warrensburg Health Center, 623-2844; Warrensburg dental services center, 623-3918.

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Warrensburg — your destination for all reasons Recreation, scenic beauty, history and shopping abound here WARRENSBURG — There’s an incredible variety of activities and attributes that sets Warrensburg apart from other quaint little resort towns nestled in the Adirondacks. Whether families are seeking to spend a few hours on a beach at a pristine pond, play a few games of tennis, or enjoy a few hours exploring local history, Warrensburg has it all in store. Traditionally, Warrensburg’s been a center of trade since the mid-1800s, when mills along the Hudson and Schroon River produced paper and leather goods, wood products, and clothing — including the world-renowned “Warrensburgh pants.” Warrensburg still fulfills this commercial role, as shoppers still rely on the town to provide an array of goods and services while enjoying its quaint architecture, relaxed lifestyle and varied recreational opportunities. Folks can explore the town’s storied heritage by visiting the Warrensburgh Museum of Local History, which was re-opened in 2009 after years of research and renovation. The museum offers extensive exhibits, which detail work and recreation in Warrensburg’s bygone days. The museum has an extensive collection of artifacts, photographs, postcards, clothing, and household goods that portray life in the late 1800s and other eras. The hours of operation and other information may be obtained by calling museum director Steve Parisi at 623-2928 or 6232207.

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Warrensburg From page 59 Outdoor activities also abound in Warrensburg. Because of the beautiful rivers that flow through its lush woods, Warrensburg hosts not only incomparable boating, swimming, and hiking opportunities, but a large number of private campgrounds. Consider that along the shores of the scenic winding Schroon River, there are more than a half-dozen campgrounds. Their accommodations range from wild and primitive tenting to luxury cabanas with every recreational and convenience amenity imaginable — even wifi Internet. Most of the campgrounds offer a full schedule of activities for all ages and impressive recreational facilities. Prices for accommodations are easy on the wallet, too. Wherever you are staying, both children and adults will enjoy swimming at the town’s sandy public beach at the pristine, woodsy Echo Lake. Also, town tennis courts and ball fields are open to the public at no charge. Back in the hamlet, history is around every corner. Vestiges of the water-powered mills along the Schroon River remain, but find new uses as restaurants and antique shops. Waterside parks offer access for fishing, boating and picnicking. Surrounded by the foothills of the Adirondacks, much of the land is state owned and protected, and available for hiking, camping and backpacking. Lakes and rivers offer paddlers everything from placid waters to renowned rapids. Cronin’s Golf Resort on Golf Course Road in Warrensburg is a challenging 18-hole course on the shores of the Hudson River, with an incredible panoramic view of nearby mountains. Just up the road, Warren County Parks maintains 10 miles of nature trails offering self-guided walks through the woods and along the river. Warrensburg has plenty of shopping and services for everyone. Quaint country stores, supermarkets, florists and camping, hunting and fishing supplies, along with plenty of unique gift and antique shops, will delight any shopper. The Warrensburg area also contains several of the remaining fabled dude ranches for which the area became famous in the 1940s and 50s, including 1,000 Acres Ranch in nearby Stony Creek and Ridin’ Hy Ranch Resort in northern Warrensburg. At both these ranches, there’s trail rides, barbecues, swimming, and all sorts of family activities. At Ridin’ Hy, activities go beyond watching keen rodeo competition between professional cowboys and adventurous horseback excursions over woodland trails. A stay at Ridin’ Hy also means enjoying rodeo action alongside the pros, world-class lake and stream fishing — available with or without guides, hayrides and sing-alongs, pontoon boat rides, paddleboat races, water-skiing and instruction, daily softball and volleyball games, gatherings around campfires, live music and dancing, and free buggy and pony rides. Thousand Acres is similar, but set on the Hudson River rather than a lake. They offer a full schedule of themed weekends, augmenting If you like the their full range of activities and recreation, from dancing to live Adirondacks, you’ll love music in the Red Dog Saloon to these websites: viewing the thrills of professional rodeo, to guided horseback cursions along the river. Whatever your recreational terests may be in a vacation get...and don’t forget to click away, Warrensburg can accommodate your desires. on the Ads!

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SCHROON LAKE — Jack and the Beanstalk, Schroon Lake Boathouse Theatre, 10 and 11:30 a.m. NORTH CREEK — Exhibition reception for artists Alice Wand & Erin Reid Coker, 5-7 p.m. in Tannery Pond Community Center, Main St. Wand creates paper collage artwork, Coker is a nature photographer. Free. SCHROON LAKE — Golf Tournament - Essex County Sheriff Department - 5329359 LAKE GEORGE — Exhibition reception for Kathleen Ann Thum, 4-6 p.m. at Lake George Arts Project’s Courthouse Gallery, 1 Amherst St. Her abstract paintings and drawings will be on display through Aug. 13. Free. or: 6682616 BOLTON LANDING — “Knoxville: Summer of 1915” concert by Soprano Megan Weston and pianist Michael Fennelly at Marcella Sembrich Opera Museum, 4800 Lake Shore Dr., $. 644-2431 or: NORTH CREEK — Lake Placid Sinfonietta performs classical music, 7:30 p.m. at Tannery Pond Community Center, Main St. $. 681-1715 or: LAKE GEORGE — Mini-Golf Tournament & Cruise, 9:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. at Around the World Golf & on Lake George Steamboat Co.’s Minnie Ha-Ha. Beach Rd. Fundraiser for the Lake George Land Conservancy. Refreshments, prizes. 644-9673 or CHESTERTOWN — Summerfest includes games, small-town family fun. See details at or call: 494-2722.

Sat.-Sun., July 10-11 WARRENSBURG — Arts & Crafts Fair, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., locations on uptown Main

Sat. July 11 NORTH CREEK — Rail Depot Anniversary Celebration, of North Creek Depot Museum, 3-5 p.m. in train station. Music, entertainment, more. $. 251-5842 or: LAKE GEORGE — Wakeboard Tournament on Lake George, off docks on Beach Rd. Participate or watch jumps, spins & flips. 743-8433 or:

Mon. July 12 LAKE GEORGE — “Mohicans on the Mohican” cruise. 7:30- 9:30 p.m., aboard M/V Mohican, Steel Pier. Drama group presents cameos from “Last of the Mohicans.” $. Board @ 7 p.m. Reservations: 747-2450 or: SCHROON LAKE — Open Jam Session - Boathouse Theatre - 7pm to 10pm everyone invited to participate with guitars, fiddles or share a tune - sponsored by Schroon Lake Arts Council - 532-9259

Tues. July 13 DIAMOND POINT — “Owls & Hawks” presentation, 12 p.m. at Hillview Library, Lake Shore Dr. Program by Nancy Kimball of North Country Wild Care features live rehabilitated owls and hawks, plus children’s author/illustrator Bruce Hiscock. Free. 668-3012 or: LAKE GEORGE — “Spirit of The Adirondacks” program by guide/photographer Paul Gibaldi, 7 p.m. at Adirondack Mountain Club, 814 Goggins Rd. Flora, fauna, scenery and people of the Adirondacks. Free. Reservations: 668-4447. See:

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SCHROON LAKE — Concert - Boathouse Theatre - 8pm - "Quickstep - John Kirk, Trish Miller, Ed Lowman" - folk - Schroon Lake Arts Council - 532-9259.

Wed. July 14 BOLTON LANDING — Art lecture by Neil Chassman at Marcella Sembrich Opera Museum, 4800 Lake Shore Dr. detailing link between Sembrich estate and the landscape paintings of Peter Schwarzburg. $. 644-2431 or: BOLTON — Create a Native American Walking Stick at Up Yonda Educational Farm. North of Bolton Landing about one mile. Free to Bolton property owners or $3 for others. WARRENSBURG — Concert & Street Dance featuring Hoddy Ovitt & the Warren County Ramblers at the Floyd Bennett Bandstand, 7-9 p.m. Elm St. is closed off so all can kick up their heels to their mountain music.

Wed.-Fri., July 14-16 LAKE GEORGE — “Les Miserables” musical by Youtheatre, Queensbury High auditorium, Aviation Rd.Wed.-1 p.m., Thurs.-Fri. - 9:30 a.m. $. 793-3521. NORTH CREEK — Gallery Walk, 5-7 p.m. down Main St. Free. 251-5842 or LAKE GEORGE — Concert by Lake George Community Band, 8 p.m. in Shepard Park. Patriotic & movie themes, Broadway melodies, marches. Free. 744-1015 or: BOLTON LANDING— Mettawee River Theater Co. presentation drawn from Medieval folk tale, 8 p.m. in Rogers' Memorial Park. Free. 644-3831. CHESTERTOWN — Songwriting workshop by River Jack Zucchini, 3-4:30 p.m. in Chester Library, Chester Municipal Center, Main St. Write, rehearse & record with guidance. Free. Limited group size. Sign up early at 494-5384. NORTH CREEK — History talks, 3 p.m. at North Creek Depot Museum. By history buffs Milda Burns & Ray Flanigan. Free. 251-5842 or: SCHROON LAKE — Seagle Music Colony - "Marriage of Figaro" - @ Seagle Colony - 8pm - 532-7875

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Fri.-Sat., July 16-17 LAKE GEORGE — Annual Community Band Festival daily in Shepard Park. Fri.: 6:30-9:30 p.m., Sat.: 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Bands from all over the Northeast U.S. and Canada perform marches, movie themes, more. 222-1302 or:

Sat. July 17 SCHROON LAKE — 41st Annual Arts & Crafts Fair @ Town Park - 10am-4pm Schroon Lake Association - 532-9598 - free admission BOLTON LANDING — Cello Sonata concert at Marcella Sembrich Opera Museum, Lake Shore Dr. $. Call 644-2431 for details or see: TICONDEROGA — Benefit Ride and Gathering of the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association. Events at the Ti American Legion. All proceeds go to the DAV (Disabled American Veterans.) Sign up 9:00am at Treadway’s Service Station, Rte 9N & 22, Ticonderoga, NY 518-569-3602 for more info - ALL RIDERS WELCOMED! LAKE GEORGE — Aquatic Plant Management, talk, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. at Lake George Association, 2392 Rte. 9N. Learn to identify invasive plant species & what to do if you find any. Free. Register at 668-3558 or

Sat.-Sun., July 17-18 CHESTERTOWN — Annual garage sale at The Priory retreat, 135 Priory Rd. Huge sale features household items, small appliances, sports equipment, plants, furniture, you name it. or: 494-3733.

Sun. July 18 LAKE GEORGE — Open house & tours, 10 a.m.- noon at the historic retreat Wiawaka Holiday House, 3378 Rte 9L. Free. 668-9690 or

Mon. July 19 SCHROON LAKE — Open Jam Session - Boathouse Theatre - 7pm to 10pm everyone invited to participate with guitars, fiddles or share a tune - sponsored by Schroon Lake Arts Council - 532-9259.

Tues. July 20 NORTH CREEK — Children’s opera “Jack & the Beanstalk,” 10 a.m. at Tannery Pond Community Center, Main St. Free. Seagle Music Colony performers. 681-1715 or

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SCHROON LAKE — Jack and the Beanstalk, Tannery Pond Community Theatre, North Creek TICONDEROGA — Ti Festival Guild. Concerts are at 8 pm Tickets are $10 Adults/$5 Students Concerts at the Knights of Columbus Pavilion behind their Montcalm Street Hall.

Wed. July 21 BOLTON LANDING — “Communities that Time Left Behind,” 7 p.m. in Bolton Town Hall, downtown. Ted Caldwell and Stan Cianfarano of Warren County Historical Society talk about Civilian Conservation Corps locally and in quarry town of Graphite. Free. 743-0734 or: SCHROON LAKE — Sunset Kayak Cruises on Schroon Lake - info & register Adk Guide John Huston - 532-9745 BOLTON LANDING — Free video lecture on opera figure Samuel Barber, Marcella Sembrich Opera Museum, 4800 Lake Shore Dr. Free. Call 644-2431 for details. DIAMOND POINT — Wargo-Stevesky Duo~Concert, classical guitar & flute, 7:30 p.m. in Hillview Library. $. 644-2431 or SCHROON LAKE — Jack and the Beanstalk, Ticonderoga Festival Guild, 10:30 a.m.

Wed.-Fri. July 21-23 QUEENSBURY — Lake George Youtheatre’s “Bye Bye Birdie,” musical, in Queensbury High School auditorium, Aviation Rd.Wed.: 1 p.m., Thurs.-Fri.: 9:30 a.m. $. 793-3521 or:

Thurs. July 22 CHESTERTOWN — Sylvia the Magic Trunk Ventriloquist, 3-4 p.m. in Chester Library, Chester Municipal Center, Main St. or: 494-5384. NORTH CREEK — Platform History Talk with Laura Cotton on Adirondack food traditions, 3 p.m. at North Creek Depot Museum. Free. 251-5842 or: TICONDEROGA — Join with the Fort & the Nature Conservancy to help contril the invasion of Water Chestnuts at the mouth of the LaChute river below Fort Ticonderoga. Meet at 9:30Am at the Fort's main parking lot. Canoes, PFD's, paddles and instruction are provided. Enjoy beautiful scenery while you help the environment. Call TNC at (802)265-8645 X22 to register.

Fri. July 23 NORTH CREEK — Aniko Szokody Piano Quintet concert, 7:30 p.m. in Tannery Pond Community Center, Main St. $. 681-1715 or: SCHROON LAKE — Seagle Music Colony - "Broadway Gold" - @ Boathouse Theater - 8pm - 532-7875

Fri.-Sat., July 23-24 WARRENSBURG — SmokeEaters Jamboree, town park off Library Ave. Rides, betting games. Friday 6 p.m.: Rock ‘n Roll by The Refrigeraters, plus auction; Saturday 5 p.m.: barbecue, fireworks at dusk. 623-9766.

Fri.-Sun., July 23-25 BOLTON LANDING — Huge book sale, Bolton Library, Lake Shore Dr. All media. Friday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday is bargain day. 644-2233 or

Sat. July 24 CHESTERTOWN — “Jack and the Beanstalk” children’s opera, 10:30 a.m. at Chester Municipal Center, Main St. Presentation of Seagle Music Colony. Free. or: 494-2722. TICONDEROGA — Stop by the Farmer's Market every Saturday located at Moses Circle - kitty corner off the monument at the circle where Montcalm Street meets Route 9N! BOLTON LANDING — Las Vegas Night, 8 p.m.-midnight at Bolton Firehouse. Games of chance, Ages 18 & up. Admission $1. BOLTON LANDING — Concert by Resonanz, 7:30 p.m. at Marcella Sembrich Opera Museum, 4800 Lake Shore Dr. $. 644-2431 or: SCHROON LAKE — Children's Show - "Puppet People" @ Boathouse Theater 11am - Free - Schroon Lake Arts Council - 532-9259

Sat.-Sun., July 24-25 BOLTON LANDING — Master class by Evelyn Lear, 1 p.m. at Marcella Sembrich Opera Museum, Lake Shore Dr. $. 644-2431 or:

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Wed.-Fri. July 28-30 QUEENSBURY — Musical: “Music Man” by Lake George Youtheatre, Queensbury High auditorium, Aviation Rd. Wed.: 1 p.m.; Thurs.-Fri.: 9:30 a.m., $. or 793-3521.

Thurs. July 29 LAKE GEORGE — Concert, Lake George Community Band, 8 p.m. in Shepard Park. Patriotic, Broadway, movie themes, marches. Free. 744-1015 or: BOLTON LANDING — Youth Theatre Camp Performance and Talent Show, 6:30 p.m. in Rogers Park. Enjoy Bolton’s young stars perform. Main attraction: premier of original play written and performed onstage by Bolton Theatre Camp All singers, actors, dancers, musicians, jugglers, etc. ages 5-18 welcome to sign up in advance for Talent Show by calling 928-3176. CHESTERTOWN — High Peaks Juggler, 3-4 p.m. in Chester Library, Chester Municipal Center, Main St. Amazing dexterity. Free. or: 4943357.

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POTTERSVILLE — Annual Smorgasbord, 5-7 p.m. at United Methodist Church, Rte. 9. Area's best cooks provide delicious variety. Great fellowship. 494-3374. SCHROON LAKE — 75th Anniversary of Schroon Lake Central School - ceremony 3pm - other activities planned

Sun. Aug. 1 CHESTERTOWN — Annual “Care for Kids” 5K run & fitness walk. Starts 9 a.m. at R&R Auto Rebuilders, Schroon River Rd. 3.1 miles, Register for fundraiser. Spectators free. Benefits pediatric care at Hudson Headwaters Health Network. 761-0300 x160 or BOLTON — Fundraiser bike ride for Christine Nicole Perry Memorial Trust. 6443020.

Mon. Aug. 2 SCHROON LAKE — Annual Tennis Tournament - Town Courts - throughout the week to Saturday, August 9

Tues., Aug. 3 - Sat. Oct. 2 GLENS FALLS — “Woodfest and Beyond~2010,” at Charles R Wood Theater, Glen St. Festival of theatre, dance, drama, children's programs. Various times, $. 874-0800 or

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NORTH CREEK — Exhibition reception, Contemporary oil painter Kari Feuer, 57 p.m. at Tannery Pond Community Center Gallery, Main St. Free. 251-3711 or: SCHROON LAKE — Seagle Music Colony - "Romeo & Juliet" @ Seagle Colony - 8pm - 532-7875

Fri.-Sun. July 30-Aug. 1 LAKE GEORGE — Adirondack Living Show, daily at Lake George Forum, 2200 Rte. 9. Celebration of camps, Adirondack art and rustic living. or: 371-6363 ext. 101.

Sat., July 31 BOLTON LANDING — Concert: Biava String Quartet & Christopher Herbert at Marcella Sembrich Opera Museum, Lake Shore Dr. $. 644-2431 or:

WARRENSBURG — Talk on local railroad history, 6:30 p.m. at Warrensburgh Museum of Local History, by Adirondack railroad author Michael Kudish. Free. 3754 Main St. 623-2928 or: WARRENSBURG — Concert & Street Dance featuring Hoddy Ovitt & the Warren County Ramblers at the Floyd Bennett Bandstand, 7-9 p.m. Elm St. is closed off so all can kick up their heels to their mountain music. SCHROON LAKE — Square Dance - Town Park - Ed Lowman & Friends - 7pm Free - Schroon Lake Chamber of Commerce 532-7675

Thurs. Aug. 5 LAKE GEORGE — Concert by Lake George Community Band, 8 p.m. in Shepard Park. Patriotic, movie & Broadway themes, marches. Free. 222-1302 or: BOLTON LANDING — “Mindmajik” stage hypnosis show by John Bates, 6:30 p.m.


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in Rogers Park. Audience participation. Fast paced, humorous, surprise-filled. LAKE GEORGE — “Fascinating Life of Katrina Trask” luncheon & lecture, noon2 p.m. at Wiawaka Holiday House, 3778 Rte. 9L. Betty Spinelli presents, tour follows. $. or: 668-9690. CHESTERTOWN — Magical Manipulations magician, 3-4 p.m. in Chester Library, Chester Municipal Center, Main St. Free. or: 494-5384.

Thurs.-Tues. Aug. 5 - 10 LAKE GEORGE — “Last of the Mohicans” outdoor drama, cameos of historical theme, 8 p.m. in courtyard of Fort William Henry. Special effects, live horses, cannon and musket fire, native dancing & drumming, more. $. 747-2450 or:

Fri.-Sun., Aug. 6 - 8 STONY CREEK — Stony Creek Mountain Festival, town park. Music & dancing, children's activities, entertainment, crafts, pig roast, townwide garage sale. 6963575 or:

Sat. Aug. 7 SCHROON LAKE — Children's Music Program - "Fun Science of Folk Music" w/Chris & Meredith Thompson - 11am - FREE - Boathouse Theatre - Schroon Lake Arts Co. 532-9259. LAKE GEORGE — “From Beethoven to Barber,” piano concert, Marcella Sembrich Opera Museum, Lake Shore Dr. $. or: 644-2431. TICONDEROGA — Fife and Drum Muster at Fort Ti. Corps from throughout the region converge at Fort Ticonderoga for a full day of Fife & Drum music. SCHROON LAKE — Children's Music Program - "Fun Science of Folk Music" w/Chris & Meredith Thompson - 11am - FREE - Boathouse Theatre - Schroon Lake Arts Co. 532-9259 CHESTERTOWN — Jeremiah Monroe Memorial Golf Tournament, at Green Mansions Golf Club, 207 Darrowsville Rd. Charity benefit honors fallen soldier Pfc. Monroe. Four-person scramble event is hosted by Monroe and Walker families. Proceeds benefit Wounded Warrior Project. Sign up: 494-7222 BRANT LAKE — Horicon Day with crafts, food, games, entertainment, fireworks, 2-11 p.m. in Horicon Community Center and town park, Rte. 8. Live music by Joe




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BOLTON LANDING — Las Vegas Night, 8 p.m.-midnight at Bolton Firehouse. Games of chance, Ages 18 & up. Admission $1. TICONDEROGA — 18th Annual Antique & Classic Car Show. Join us at Bicentennial Park for Cars and Food and Vendors and Music and More! Check out for more information! SCHROON LAKE — 21st Adirondack Folk Festival - Town Park by Bandstand and Boathouse Theatre - noon to 5pm - musicians, demonstrations - FREE - Roy Hurd, Frank Orsini, Chris & Meredith Thompson, Jamcrackers: (Dan Berggren, Peggy Lynn, Dan Duggan), Jamie Savage & Dave Ruch, Celia Evans & Bruce Bough

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SCHROON LAKE — Concert - Boathouse Theatre - 8pm - "Woods Tea Co." Celtic & folk - Schroon Lake Arts Council - 532-9259 LAKE GEORGE — Lecture, 7 p.m. at Adirondack Mountain Club, 814 Goggins Rd. off Northway Exit 21 & Rte. 9N. Free. Details & reservations: 668-4447 or:

Wed. Aug. 11 BOLTON LANDING — Bel Canto Singers’ concert, Marcella Sembrich Opera Museum, Lake Shore Dr. $. 644-2431 or: DIAMOND POINT — Acclaimed acoustic Adirondack folksinger Dan Berggren in concert, 7:30 p.m. at Hillview Library, Lake Shore Dr. Free. 668-3012 or: CHESTERTOWN — Slide show of trip to Africa by Louise Wieck, 3-4:30 p.m. in Chester Library, Chester Municipal Center, Main St. Free. 494-5384 or:

Thurs. Aug. 12 CHESTERTOWN — “Exotic Animals from Around the World,” by Joe Biss, 3 p.m. in Town of Chester Library, Chester Municipal Center, Main St. Free family fun. Includes larger animals. 494-5384. TICONDEROGA — Fort Ticonderoga & the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts team together to present this day-long theater camp for children entering grades 4 through 8. Space is limited & registration is open on a first-come, first-served basis. The cost is $70. per child. For additional information visit LAKE GEORGE — Concert by Lake George Community Band, 8 p.m. in Shepard Park. Patriotic, movie & Broadway themes, marches. Free. 222-1302 or: WARRENSBURG — Readings of local writers, 2 p.m. at Willows Bistro, 3749 Main St. Free. 504-4344 or:

Fri. Aug. 13 RIPARIUS — Exhibition reception, 6-8 p.m. at Scenic Outlook Studios, 440 Riverside Station Rd. Fine pottery, contemporary art, more. Free. 494-5367 or: BOLTON — Exhibition reception, artist Janine Thomas, 5-7 p.m. at Sweet Pea Farm Perennials & Art Gallery, 121 Federal Hill Rd. Free. 644-3020 or:

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piano, 8 p.m. in Charles Wood Theater, Glen St. $. Country roots/classical stylings. 874-0800 or WARRENSBURG — Concert & Street Dance featuring the country and rockabilly sounds of Marty Wendell at the Floyd Bennett Bandstand, 7-9 p.m. Elm St. is closed off so all can kick up their heels.

Thurs. Aug. 19 WARRENSBURG — Warren Co. Cooperative Extension Golf Tournament, 10 a.m. at Cronin's Golf Resort, Hudson St. Extension. Fundraiser. Contests, silent auction, more. Barbecue follows. Register by Aug. 2. 668-4881.

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NORTH CREEK — Gallery Walk, 5-7 p.m. down Main St.. Free. 251-5842 or: CHESTERTOWN — Concert by guitarist Maria Zemantauski & dancers, 7 p.m. at Dynamite Hill Recreation Area, Rte. 8. Bring lawn chairs. Free. 494-2722 or:

NORTH CREEK — Exhibition: “Remarkable Women of the Adirondacks” by Sandra Weber, at Tannery Pond Community Center Gallery, Main St. Call 251-3711 or see for hours. Fri.-Mon., Sept. 3-Sept. 5 STONY CREEK — Jackpot Labor Day Rodeo, 1000 Acres Ranch, Warrensburg Rd. 696-2444 or:

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NORTH CREEK — Upper Hudson Bluegrass Festival, Rte. 28. All-star lineup, allday concerts, Sun. gospel sing. Camper parking, food, vendors, jamming. 251-3141 or:

BOLTON LANDING — American Choral Music with Lyric Consort, at Marcella Sembrich Opera Museum, Lake Shore Dr. $. or: 644-2431. NORTH CREEK — Chicken barbecue & concert, Ski Bowl Park, Rte. 28. 2513481 or: CHESTERTOWN — Smorgasbord, 5-7 p.m. at Community Methodist Church, Church St. Area’s best cooks serve up good food & fellowship. $. 494-3374. NORTH CREEK — Trio Casals in concert, 7:30 p.m. in Tannery Pond Community Center, Main St. Violin, Cello, piano. $. 681-1715 or:

Sat. Aug. 21 LAKE GEORGE — Water Conservation: Make a Rain Barrel, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. at Lake George Association, 2392 Rte 9N. Learn water conservation. Free, but pay for barrel kit. Register: 668-3558 or: TICONDEROGA — From 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., stop by the Farmer's Market every Saturday located at Moses Circle - kitty corner off the monument at the circle where Montcalm Street meets Route 9N! BOLTON LANDING — Annual auction of painted Adirondack chairs to benefit Christine Nicole Perry Memorial Trust, 4 p.m.- 7 p.m. party at Sweet Pea Farm Periennials & Art Gallery, 121 Federal Hill Rd. Proceeds from chair auction go to High Peaks Hospice. Free. 644-3020 or

Mon. Aug. 23 SCHROON LAKE — Open Jam Session - Boathouse Theatre - 7pm to 10pm everyone invited to participate with guitars, fiddles or share a tune - sponsored by Schroon Lake Arts Council - 532-9259

Sat. Aug. 28 BOLTON LANDING — Barber's "Hermit Songs," voice recital by Mary Ann McCormick at Marcella Sembrich Opera Museum, Lake Shore Dr. $. 644-2431 or:


Sat.-Sun., Sept. 4-5 BOLTON LANDING — Arts & Crafts Festival, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. daily in Rogers Park. Wide array of handcrafted goods, including Adirondack furniture & lawn furniture, jewelry, weaving, wooden ware, photos, paintings, more. Free. Benefits Bolton Emergency Squad. Details: 644-3831 or

Fri. Sept. 10 BOLTON LANDING — Fabulous Folk Festival, 11:00 a.m. - 5:30 p,m, in Rogers Park features acclaimed musician/songwriters Dan Berggren, Peggy Lynn, Nancy Walker Trio, & Saratoga Faire. Free.

Fri. 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

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Golf courses of the Adirondacks: W

hile the sprawling Adirondack Park is already world renown for its picturesque views and sparkling waterways, it is also home to some of the most challenging fairways, tricky doglegs and bunkered greens in the country. While you are here, why not take advantage of one of the Adirondack’s best kept secrets: its golf courses. Here are some local courses to try, for a complete list of courses visit

Country Meadows Golf Located near beautiful Lake George, New York, off Route 149 in Fort Ann, Country Meadows Golf Course is the regions only 14-hole course, offering golfers the ability to play 14 holes for the price of 9. Just 15 minutes from Lake George, Country Meadows Golf Course is a wide open and easy to walk 14 hole pub-


lic golf course near Lake George. The course has 3 ponds and great scenic views. Wide fairways and bent grass greens make this course very enjoyable to play. The course offers senior discounts and has a beautiful clubhouse with a full restaurant and bar. Country Meadows Clubhouse is the perfect place to hold a wedding, reunion, shower or rehearsal dinner. The clubhouse can accommodate up to 100 people and the facility is open from March through December. Golf Cart and Club Rentals available and rates are very reasonable. Call 792-5927 for more information or tee times or visit

Cronins Golf Resort The 18-hole Cronins course at the Cronins Golf Resort facility in Warrensburg features 6,121 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 70 .

The course rating is 68.6 and it has a slope rating of 120 on Blue grass. Designed by Patrick Cronin, the Cronins golf course opened in 1930. John Cronin manages the course as the Owner. Family owned and operated since 1945, the course is a challenging 18-hole layout that unfolds along the picturesque Hudson River in Warrensburg. It features multi-tiered greens, strategic bunkers and treelined fairways. Three generations of Cronin's have carefully maintained and upgraded the course. Grandfather Patrick Cronin crafted the original layout and design out of a family farm in 1930. In 1967, nine holes were designed and added by Robert Joseph Cronin, father of the current owners, brothers John and James Cronin, who continue the family tradition today. Cronins also offers stay ‘n play packages with 1, 2 and 3

bedroom cottages onsite. For additional information or a tee time, call 623-9336 or visit

Skene Valley Country Club The 18-hole "Skene Valley" course at the Skene Valley Country Club facility in Whitehall features 6,824 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72 . The course rating is 71.8 and it has a slope rating of 121. This course was built on rolling terrain and has treelined fairways. The greens are large and their speeds vary with the seasonal weather conditions. Four ponds come into play on four holes. In addition, out-of-bounds stakes line eight holes, so shot accuracy is an even more important aspect of the game while playing here. The course is very reasonable to play. For more information or a tee time, call 4991685.


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The Northeast’s best kept secret The 9-hole Wakely Lodge course at the Wakely Lodge Golf Course facility in Indian Lake, New York features 2,549 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 34 . Designed by Richard Fletcher/Thomas O'Brian, the Wakely Lodge golf course opened in 1969. Thomas O'Brian manages the course as the General Manager. This course, nestled in the middle of the Adirondack Park, is surrounded by mountains. This is a place where golfing and nature blend to make a serene paradise. The fairways are relaxing to walk down, but are challenging to play, and the greens are well manicured. The course frequently requires shots over a mountain brook. An added bonus is the wildlife that frequently roam the course. The course offers a gift and pro shop. A lunch room and lounge are open daily. The main dining room overlooks a private lake. The restaurant serves dinners, private parties, bus tours and banquets by reservation. The course is located at 110 Cedar River Road and greens fees are reasonable. For more information or a tee time, call 648 - 5011.

Cedar River Golf Club Cedar River Golf Club, located at Routes 28/30 in Indian Lake, is a picturesque 9-

hole layout following the Cedar River. The course was built in 1932 by three local men, including Dr. Hubert Carroll, on property owned by another physician, Dr. Carol Goulet, who also owned the adjacent Cedar River House. The present owners are Peter and Anna Lou Goldblatt. The layout is a challenge, with hole number one a nice 320-yarder over a dip; the second hole is a dogleg left, with the river along the right, winding through the middle of the course. The view from the end of number three as you look across the river is breathtaking. The river frames the third green on three sides, then again comes into play on the 155-yard number four. The Clubhouse Restaurant serves both breakfast and lunch, all with a beautiful view of the ninth green and first tee.

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88 Golf Road, Peru, N.Y. 12972 (518) 643-8403 or 800-346-1761

The course is open daily from 7 am-3 pm during the summer! Call (518) 648-5906 for spring and fall hours or visit

Adirondack Golf & Country Club The Adirondack Golf and Country Club offers a 18-hole championship golf course, a practice range, putting green, lounge and banquet facilities. Designed by renowned golf course Architects Cornish, Silva and Mungeam of Uxbridge, Massachusetts, Adirondack Golf & Country Club opened in 1990 and was nominated for best course design by the American Society of Golf Course Architects. Adirondack has been repeatedly listed in “Golf Digest Best Places to Play” publication, and for the 6th (current) edition received 3 1/2 stars. The golf course setting resembles that of a “Carolina” course; its

tree-lined fairways and pleasant surroundings of wildlife adds beauty and makes it a pleasure to play. The par 72 course is a challenge for golfers of all caliber, from the novice to the professional (the course can play from 5000 – 7000 yards.) Adirondack facilities include: a practice range, putting green, lounge and banquet facilities. Its’ central location makes it easily accessible from many areas. Located in Peru, New York (Plattsburgh, NY area) visible from I-87 and located between exits 35 and 36, the course is located approximately 30 minutes south of the Canadian border, near the shores of Lake Champlain, about an hour travel time (or 15 minutes as the crow flies) from Burlington, Vermont and, about 45 minutes Northeast of Lake Placid. For more information or a tee time, call 643-8403 or visit

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Lake George Association celebrates

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LAKE GEORGE — A group that for generations has worked tirelessly to protect the purity of Lake George is not only celebrating a major milestone this year, it’s expanding their programs and educational outreach. The Lake George Association, the oldest lake association in the U.S., celebrates its 125th anniversary in 2010. Established in 1885 by concerned fishermen to protect water quality for healthy fish, LGA was a pioneer in environmental preservation and conservation. Now, the 5,000 members of the group work together to protect, conserve and improve the quality and beauty of the Lake George basin. In recent years, the non-profit LGA has been actively involved

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in both educational and lake-saving projects. The LGA Floating Classroom is a custom-built 40-foot catamaran that takes tourists, resort guests, residents and school children out on the lake for learning about ecology and waterway stewardship. Floating Classroom guests enjoy hands-on experiences testing the lake’s clarity. Public trips are scheduled for every Wednesday in July and August, leaving the dock at Shepard Park in Lake George Village. All are invited to participate in free hands-on water ecology programs at Bolton Landing’s Rogers Park Pavilion, the Lake George Recreation Center and at Shepard Park in Lake George. Free “Lake-Friendly Living” workshops are offered on Saturdays at the LGA offices in Lake George. Workshops on Landscaping with Native Plants, the Do’s and Don’ts of Aquatic Invasive Plants, Water Conservation, and Lawn Care and Pest Management will be offered this summer. Also, the LGA can custom-design presentations. Citizen scientists join the LGA each year to monitor water quality, as well as loons, turtles, and zebra mussels. Volunteers will participate in clean-ups at Log Bay on July 27 and at West Brook on June 15. In cooperation with local community groups, the LGA coordinates major projects to stabilize eroding stream banks, divert and purify stormwater, enhance wetlands and reduce sand and salt deposition in waterways. LGA-hired lake stewards inspect boats for invasive plants during the summer season. In addition, the LGA helps landowners find lake-friendly solutions for erosion, stormwater, landscaping or septic problems, as well as helping plan environmentally conscious developments. The LGA was formed in 1885 during the height of the U.S. conservation movement, when natural resource preservation gained momentum on the heels of essays by Thoreau and Emerson, and speeches by Theodore Roosevelt. U.S. Congress was establishing

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125th year, boosts community outreach


142 Canada Street • Lake George


national parks and New York State created the Adirondack Forest Preserve. America’s natural areas were becoming destinations for tourists, naturalists, and sportsmen. People were beginning to value the natural beauty of places like Lake George. LGA’s first project was to restock the lake with fish. Because the fishery’s health depended on water quality, the Association addressed basic sources of pollution. Their tasks included working with local farmers to curb the runoff from pigpens and livestock yards that were polluting the lake. Later, as more families developed lakeshore camps and depended on the lake for drinking water, the LGA provided sanitary inspectors to encourage replacement of outdoor privies and to cut down on septic pollution. In the 1940s, LGA leaders influenced the state legislature to undertake the first technical studies of the lake which were the basis for the landmark Lake George Law. In the 1960’s, the Association lobbied successfully for a ban on phosphate detergents, the first in the State. Later, the LGA fought for construction of community sewage treatment plants, a program that continues to this day. During the last half-century, rampant development has threatened Lake George. When regulatory controls were in their infancy, the LGA supported municipal planning and local laws to protect water quality. LGA members began monitoring local review processes. Faced in the 1980s with many large subdivisions and condominium proposals, the LGA fought successfully for effective stormwater and wastewater facilities to be included in construction plans. Milfoil beds were first discovered in the mid-1980s, and within months, LGA produced a workshop on state-of-the-art weed control techniques. And later when zebra mussels were discovered in the lake, the LGA responded by providing vital information to lo-

cal officials and residents. The LGA continues to bring nuisance species experts and educational sessions to Lake George, and to provide solutions. During the 1990s, the LGA boosted their educational programs for both residents and visitors, and they delved into a variety of engineering projects, as well as helping develop long-range watershed management plans. The LGA’s efforts in boosting the lake’s purity continue today through an eight-member staff, a board of directors, membership support, and volunteers. The group’s public events celebrating their anniversary include a Gala on July 16 at The Inn at Erlowest, their formal annual meeting Aug. 20 at the Lake George Club, and commemorative postage cancellations at area post offices between Aug. 20 and Sept. 20.


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Lake George is the summer place to be LAKE GEORGE — For generations, Lake George has been a top destination for families, from near and far alike. More than ever, Lake George offers an unparalleled variety of activities for all ages. Whether you seek to experience the quiet refuge of nature, or the uptempo pace of a busy resort village, the Lake George area offers it all. Some visitors treasure the experience of cruising the pristine waters, viewing grand mansions— or the lush, protected woodlands that stretch from shore to mountaintop. Others like to explore these woods and nearby waterways, and be one with nature whether its a hiking or canoeing excursion. The lake features expanses of protected woodlands along its shores, but also stretches of lakeshore hosting grand mansions and estates. While offering relaxation and renewal for those visiting its upper

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stretches, the lake’s southern basin, anchored by Lake George Village, offers a myriad of activities. The village is a whirlwind of activity, with its restaurants, shops and nightlife right next to the lake. Walk within a twoblock radius and watch a war reenactment, relax on the beach, take a cruise or rent a boat, or play miniature golf. Go para- On a leisurely vacation, a downstate sailing, play in the arcades, ride couple enjoys a treat after strolling in a horse-drawn carriage, have down the lakeside walkway. a cocktail overlooking the lake or just relax on a bench and watch the world go by. The variety of sounds, images, and tastes are as varied as the people who flock to Lake George each year to enjoy a fun-filled vacation. This year, there’s more than ever to fill a vacation with fun. There are new shops, new rides at the Great Escape theme park, upgraded accommodations, and several re-opened attractions including the Wild West Ranch just south of the village. It’s complete with western shows, horseback riding, a petting zoo, panning for gold and a paintball target range. There are plenty of lodging options available within Lake George Village or in other nearby communities such as Diamond Point or Bolton Landing — and a trolley service links all the accommodations and activities with an enjoyable ride. Whether you like to pitch your tent under the stars, relax by the motel pool, rent a luxury condo or bunk with the kids in a rustic Adirondack cabin, you will find just the right place to call home during your stay. Various accommodations have made considerable investments this year in upgrading their facilities, including stunning new features at the Holiday Inn Resort.

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Whitehall boasts 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 US 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 US 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 Urban Cultural Park Visitor ’s Cen-

ter 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 graceful 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 on Sunday, noon until 4 p.m. Appointments may be made for other visitations by calling 499-1155.

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ADVERTISERS INDEX 1000 Acres Ranch............................................64 Accommodations Directory.............................23 Adirondack Balloon Flights.............................65 Adirondack Car Wash......................................69 Adirondack Country Store...............................54 Adirondack Golf & Country Club....................71 Adirondack Lanes............................................42 Adirondack Medical Center.............................51 Adirondack Pools & Spas................................57 Adirondack Rustic Interiors.............................58 Adirondack Scenic Railroad..............................6 Adirondack Ural...............................................32 ADK by Owner................................................46 Affordable Comfort Furniture..........................45 Akuna-Matada Vacation Rental.......................50 AuSable Chasm................................................47 Barton’s Garnet Mine Tours............................45 Bay Street Beadworks......................................14 Belfred Motel & Liquors..................................12 Bennett’s Riding Stable....................................74 Best Western & The Burgoyne Grill................40 Binder’s Cabins................................................53 Board n’ Batten Antiques.................................47 Bolton Garden Center......................................56 Boni’s Bistro....................................................35 Boulders Resort................................................69 Brant Lake Collision........................................33 Brookwood RV Park..........................................6 Carillon Restaurant...........................................42 Carol’s Collectibles Gifts & Antiques.............75 Cedar River Golf Club.....................................71 Champ’s Trading Post......................................17 Champlain Boatworks......................................14 Champlain Harbor Marina & RV Park............75 Chippewa Stone.................................................8 Church Directory.....................................16 & 26 Circle B Ranch.................................................31 Cleverdale General Store.................................74 Clinton County Community College...............66 Corner Market..................................................41 Country Florist & Gifts......................................9 Country Meadows Golf & Restaurant..............71 Cronin’s Golf Resort........................................70 Cup O’Joes Coffee & Tobacco Shop...............18 Dave Whitty Sales & Service...........................20 DC Renovations & Construction.......................8 Doug Wholey Excavating................................56 Drake’s Restaurant...........................................43 Elk’s Club #1494 of Ticonderoga......................5 Emerald’s Restaurant.........................................3 EZ Marine & Storage.......................................29 Fernwood Homes Manufactured Housing. . . . . . .75 FFH Marketing Network..................................60 Fire & Ice Restaurant.......................................38 Flex Appeal Fitness Center..............................73 Fort Ann Antiques............................................27 Fort Ticonderoga................................................2

Fort View Inn...................................................35 Gene’s Michigan Stand....................................42 Gino’s Pizzeria & Restaurant...........................37 Gino’s Ti Pi Pizzeria & Restaurant..................36 Glens Falls Army/Navy....................................45 Glens Falls National Bank......................15 & 25 Global Gas........................................................41 Grace’s Restaurant...........................................36 Great Northern Auto & Truck Supply.............31 Green Harbor Motel & Cottages......................50 Griffin House Bed & Breakfast........................36 Grist Mill Restaurant........................................35 Hacker Boat Craft............................................19 Hedges of Blue Mountain Lake.......................52 Home Improvement Gallery............................66 Hometown Oil..................................................65 Hoss’s Country Store.......................................51 Hot Biscuit Diner.............................................38 Hudson Headwaters Health Network......10 & 66 Hyde Museum..................................................39 Ice Cream Garden............................................39 Indian Tepee Gift Shop....................................55 Jeff’s Charter Fishing.......................................77 John’s Outdoor Sports......................................77 Juniper Design & Goods..................................19 Justy Joe’s Charter Fishing..............................77 Kickerville Long Lake Station.........................49 Lake George Association.................................72 Lake George Baking Company........................43 Lake George Steamboat Company...................73 LARAC Gallery & Shop..................................13 Leather Outlet & Frontier Town.............78 & 79 Livingston’s Quality Manor Furniture.............68 Locust Inn.........................................................19 Log Jam Restaurant..........................................35 Lonergan’s Antiques..........................................5 Long Lake Boat Tours.....................................50 Loon Lake Marina............................................30 Mahoney Notify Alarms..................................17 Marty’s Chili Nights........................................38 McDonald’s Restaurant....................................37 McLeaod’s Lumber & Hardware.....................75 Molly Malone’s Irish Gifts...............................72 Moses Ludington Hospital...............................10 Natural Stone Bridges & Caves.......................28 Newcomb Chamber of Commerce...................48 No Bridge Family Restaurant...........................37 North Creek Directory......................................44 North Warren Chamber of Commerce.............34 Northwoods Wellness & Fitness........................9 Nu Life Resources...................................22 & 63 Old Stone House Museum...............................17 Oscar’s Smokehouse........................................59 Paradise Pines Camping...................................21 Pine Lake Stoves..............................................33 Pizza Jerks........................................................43 Porter Land Surveying.....................................14 Power Boat Rides.............................................57

ProBuild Lumber................................................9 Progressive Motor Sports.................................48 Prospect Point Cottages....................................52 Rafter J’s Western World.................................59 Raven & Ring Antiques...................................58 Ray’s Liquor Store...........................................63 Rebecca’s Florist & Country Store..................63 Remsen Barn Festival......................................20 Rick’s Bike Shop..............................................54 Rock Shop Jewelry & Gifts..............................50 Ryan’s Country Farm.......................................14 Schroon Lake Directory...................................24 Schroon Lake Marina.......................................20 Sea Harbor Tavern...........................................36 Seagle Music Colony.......................................22 Silver Chameleon.............................................73 Skene Valley Country Club.............................70 Snug Harbor Marina.........................................11 Spa Solutions Sales & Service.........................74 St. Mary’s Church............................................12 Stephenson Lumber Company.........................80 Streetroad Steakhouse......................................38 Sugar & Spice Country Shoppe.........................6 Sunshine Laundry & Dry Cleaning..................12 The Georgian Lakeside Resort.........................39 The Priory Retreat House.................................34 The Pub..............................................................7 Ti Mobile Mart.................................................41 Ti Paint & Decorating Center............................4 Ticonderoga Assembly of God........................17 Ticonderoga Chamber of Commerce.................2 Ticonderoga Country Club.................................3 Ticonderoga Federal Credit Union.....................4 Ticonderoga Heritage Museum........................12 Tiger Stripe Paintball.......................................14 Tim’s Discount Liquor.....................................29 Tony’s Ti Sports......................................13 & 67 Town of Indian Lake........................................53 Town of Long Lake..........................................49 Town of Moriah...............................................18 Town of North Hudson....................................21 Town of Ticonderoga.........................................2 Treadway Car Wash...........................................7 Treadway Fuels..................................................7 Treadway’s Service Center................................7 Up Yonda Farm................................................56 Viele’s Automotive Service.............................62 Village Auto Repair.........................................33 Wagon Wheel Restaurant.................................37 Wakely Lodge Golf Course.............................70 Walker’s Farm, Home & Tack.........................27 Warrensburg Car Care......................................64 Warrensburg Chamber of Commerce..............60 Water’s Edge Marina.......................................55 White’s Heating, Air & Appliance Repair.......59 Wildwaters Outdoor Center.............................61 Windchill Factory.............................................36 Woodland Coffee & Tea Room.......................38

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If it’s abundant pan fare you are after, look no further than perch Like huge roaming herds, schools of yellow perch make their way through Lake Champlain each year. From deep water to shallow, then back to deep, a cycle is completed each year. It’s this cycle that anglers key in on to locate, and catch, yellow perch. As winter recedes from the area, ice begins to leave the lakes and water temperatures begin to climb. As they do, many species, including perch, migrate to spawning areas from deeper water. After the spawn is completed, with water temperatures still rising and then stabilizing, these same fish move back into deeper water. And as water temperatures begin to cool in the fall, combined with the migration of bait fish, perch once again visit the shallows before moving back to deep water for the winter. By understanding this general movement, anglers can make locating and catching perch easier. Combined with solid techniques and tackle selections, success is almost guaranteed. During the month of May in Northern New York, water temperatures and conditions become optimum for perch to spawn. And according to James Jeffries of The Lake Champlain Fish Company in Rouses Point (297–3105) the days just prior and after the spawn can be the best. “When they are actually spawning, you

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won’t catch them,” Jeffries said. According to Jeffries, perch prefer areas of shallow weeds and brush for spawning. It is areas like this that he begins his search for perch at this time of year. When water temperatures are not yet right for spawning, perch tend to stage in deeper water close to the actual spawning areas. Doyle said some weeds are still found on the bottom in the 15 to 20 feet of water. But actual water depths are relative. Jeffries said, for example, perch only go to 20 feet in the shallow, northern end of the lake in summer and winter. But in the central region of the lake, he said, they might be down 50 to 80 feet. By understanding their general movements, perch can be located in any lake just by understanding their seasonal movements. Once their location has been determined,

Tim Daniels of Plattsburgh, who frequently fishes Lake Champlain, uses a one–two punch to catch them. Daniels uses a stacker rig for most of his spring perch fishing. By tying one jig to the end of his line, and another 18 to 20 inches up the line, he frequently catches two at a time. Daniels uses jigs weighing one–sixteenth or one–sixty fourth of an ounce. While the stacker rig performs better in deeper water, Jeffries offered a suggestion for perch which have moved shallower. He said suspending a jig beneath a float works well in shallow water. All three anglers agreed that any small jig will work for perch. From small bucktails to tube jigs to standard curly tail grubs. Daniels mainly opts for artificials. “It (artificials) out performs live bait four out of the seven days a week,” Daniels said. Jeffries said live bait can also get the job done. Either worms or minnows on a traditional live bait rig or a plain jig head can be effective. Delivery of your bait choice is usually in the way of a light spinning outfit rigged with four or six pound test line. Perch movements are as cyclical as the seasons. By paying attention to these movements, anglers can head these herds off at the pass and cash in on some exciting fishing.


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