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Welcome, summer! Wondering what to do this summer? Well, forget that! Your all-new 2013 Lakes Region Summer Guide is in your hands and it's jam-packed with events and activities to keep you busy - and happy - all summer long. From hiking to golfing, from dining out to motor racing, from camping to summer concerts, if it's happening in the Lakes Region this summer then you will find it in the pages of your Lakes Region Summer Guide. The Lakes Region is a great place to live and visit. There is so much to see and do right here you won't need to travel anywhere else. So sit back and enjoy reading your official guide to summer in the Lakes Region of Vermont and New York. And be sure to keep this edition handy throughout the summer for easy reference. Enjoy your summer! John Manchester, Publisher

Table of Contents Adventure Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Antiques index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Art & Galleries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Bingo directory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114 Camping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Farmers Markets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112 Festivals & Fairs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Golf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Hiking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Lodging index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Museums . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 Music & Concerts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Real Estate index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Restaurant index. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Rodeos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106 Stock Car Racing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104 Swimming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108 Tastings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 Theatre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

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History Historical sites offer a glimpse of the past The Lake Champlain and upper Hudson River valleys may be idyllic vacation spots now, but their history is bloody and turbulent. The two valleys claim more 18th century forts and battlefields than anywhere else in North America, and these sites are well worth visiting. With so many groups vying for control of the

Northeast, by the 18th century, the upper Hudson Valley and the Champlain Valley were in the thick of the conflict. The 1763 British victory in the French and Indian War made the Kingdom of Great Britain the dominant colonial power in the eastern half of North America. Twenty years later, in the Treaty of Paris, Great

Britain acknowledged the independence of its American colonies, and a new nation was born. Many Revolutionary War sites are open to the public from May to September or October. Events may be subject to change. Please check websites or call for up-to-date information.

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See HISTORY, pg. 8

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Americans had captured Fort Ticonderoga, they realized that the south-facing fort would not protect them from a British attack from Canada. A high, rocky peninsula a short distance across the lake from Ticonderoga not only had a long view up the lake to the north, but also was surrounded by water and steep slopes on three sides. In 1776 American soldiers built a massive fortress on the peninsula and named it Mount Independence, in honor of the Declaration of Independence. With 12,000 people stationed there, the military installation was one of the largest communities in North America. For a year, Mount Independence prevented the British from invading from Quebec, which could have given them control of the Lake ChamplainHudson River corridor, and cut off New England from the other states. The following summer, Mount Independence and Fort Ticonderoga were severely undermanned. British forces and German soldiers under British command occupied Fort Crown Point, several miles to the north on the western shore of the lake. Rather than sailing up the lake, the British approached by land on both sides of the lake, and hauled cannon to the top of nearby Mount Defiance near Fort Ti. From that summit they could have fired on both Fort Ti and Mount Independence. German troops were about to block the only way out of Mount Independence when the American commander, Gen. Arthur Sinclair, ordered the evacuation of both forts under cover of darkness on the night of July 5-6.

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Americans tried unsuccessfully to retake both forts in September, Gen. John Burgoyne surrendered his army at Saratoga in October, and in November the British withdrew from the two-fort complex, after burning the Mount Independence buildings and fortifications. In the visitor center museum, the story of military life atop the Mount is told in exhibits featuring many of the artifacts recovered during recent archaeological investigations. From the museum, people can explore miles of hiking trails through nearly 300 acres of pasture and woodlands with spectacular vistas overlooking Lake Champlain and the surrounding countryside. The trails wind past the archaeological remains of the batteries, blockhouses, hospital, barracks, and other parts of this once-bustling fortification of the American Revolution. The 1.6-mile Baldwin Interpretive Trail, in the southern half of the Mount, is wheelchair-accessible. Special events this season are: * Vermont Days, with free admission to all Vermont-owned state historic sites, the museum at the Vermont Historical Society, and day-use of Vermont state parks, June 8 and 9. * “The Americans Withdraw” on July 5 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. A small encampment of soldiers prepares for the British and possible withdrawal. * Hike into history, Steven Zeoli, Mount Independence Coalition president, leads a hike on the trails of the Mount, walking in the footsteps of Revolutionary War soldiers, Aug. 4, 2 p.m.

HISTORY * “Soldiers Atop the Mount” on Sept. 7 and 8. Reenactors take over the Mount, demonstrating Revolutionary War camp life, military tactics, colonial crafts, artillery and more. Music by the Seth Warner Mount Indepence Fife & Drum Corps. Activities for all ages. Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission to Mount Independence State Historic Site is $5, children 14 and under free. Reservations for groups of 10 or more will receive a discount of $4 per person. Open May 25 through Oct. 14, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily. For more information, call 802-948-2000 or consult the website.

Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site 5696 Monument Road Hubbardton, Vt. www.historicsties.vermont. gov/Hubbardton In July 1777, a massive British invasion from Quebec chased American troops from Fort Ticonderoga and Mount Independence southeast down a road toward Hubbardton. British Gen. John Burgoyne’s strategy was to continue to New York and divide New England from the rest of the new American states. While most of the American troops pushed on toward Castleton, the Green Mountain Boys, commanded by Col. Seth Warner, stayed behind to rest, pick up stragglers, and slow

down the British. On the morning of July 7, the British caught up with them on a hill in Hubbardton. Though driven back, the Americans had almost succeeded in turning Gen. Simon Fraser’s left flank when German reinforcements arrived, eventually scattering the Americans. The Battle of Hubbardton was the beginning of the end for Burgoyne’s campaign. After the Battle of Bennington at Walloomsac, N.Y., and two battles at Saratoga, N.Y., Gen. Burgoyne surrendered his army in October 1777. Special events this season are: * Vermont Days, with free admission to all Vermont-owned state historic sites, the museum at

the Vermont Historical Society, and day-use of Vermont state parks, June 8 and 9. * “A Battlefield Ghost,” a Hubbardton resident from 1777, dressed in period attire, talks with visitors about the battle, living in the path of the American Revolution, and everyday life, rain or shine, June 16, 1 p.m. * Battle of Hubbardton Revolutionary War encampment, commemorating the 236th anniversary of the only Revolutionary War battle fought in Vermont, activities for all ages, reenactors portraying the soldiers who fought in the battle, tactical military demonstrations, drilling lessons, guided camp and battlefield

See HISTORY, pg. 10


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HISTORY tours, courts martial, camp life activities, Mistress Davenport’s schoolroom, history scavenger hunt, colonial games, shopping on sutlers’ row, battle maneuvers Sunday morning, followed by symbolic relay sending battle news to Old Constitution House in Windsor, Vt., food stand both days, call for more details, July 6 and7, Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 8 to 5 p.m. Admission is $2. Children 14 and under, free. Preregistered groups of 10 or more, $1.50 per person. During open hours call: (802) 273-2282. Call (802) 7592412 at other times.

Bennington Battle Monument State Historic Site 15 Monument Circle Bennington, Vt. bennington/ After the Battle of Hubbardton in July 1777, American forces were regrouping. Two detachments of British troops headed to Bennington from nearby New York, to seize American supplies, and encountered Americans under Brig. Gen. John Stark and Col. Seth Warner at Walloomsac, N.Y, about 10 miles west of Bennington, on Aug. 16.

Soaring more than 300 feet above the streets of Old Bennington, a striking stone monument marks the site of the critical military supply depot that the British were after at the time of the battle in Walloomsac. Visitors may ride an elevator to the top of the Bennington Monument for panoramic views of the valleys and rolling hills of Vermont, Massachusetts, and New York. The Bennington Battle Monument is the tallest structure in Vermont. Special events this season are: Vermont Days, free admission to all Vermont-

owned state historic sites, the museum at the Vermont Historical Society, and dayuse of Vermont state parks, June 8 and 9. Bennington Battle Day – Friday, August 16. Parade and activities throughout Bennington through the weekend. Bennington Battle Monument State Historic Site is open daily from April 15 through Oct. 31, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the gift shop. Admission is $3 for an adult, $1 for a child age 6 through 14, and children under 5 free. Pre-registered groups pay $1.50 per person. Bus tours are welcome

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HISTORY with prior reservations. For more information, call 802-447-0550.

Lake Champlain Maritime Museum 4472 Basin Harbor Rd. Vergennes, Vt. Celebrating 150 years of history, culture and geography, the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum consists of 18 exhibit buildings sitting on five acres, which show why the lake is considered one of the most historic in North America. Among other artifacts are three full-scale replica boats, including at Revolutionary War era gunboat. Museum officials teach visitors about the life of area citizen soldiers in the late 1700s, while craftsmen demonstrate boatbuilding and blacksmithing and other skills in workshops. Various events, activities and reenactments will happen throughout the summer, and full details can be found at the museums website. Lake Champlain Maritime Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $9 for seniors, $6 for students age five to 17 and free for members or those under five. Additionally,

there is a combination deal that includes museum admission, lunch and a cruise for $29. Admission tickets to the museum get visitors 10 percent off of their food bill at the neighboring Red Mill Restaurant, as well. For more information call 802-475-2022.

New York Fort Ticonderoga National Historic Landmark 100 Fort Ti Road Ticonderoga, N.Y. A good place to start is Fort Ticonderoga, a citadel that was first French, then British, then American, then British again, and then American. Originally Fort Carillon, it was constructed between 1755 and 1759, one of a series of forts that the French built to control Lake Champlain. The fort is located at a strategic, narrow spot in the southern part of the lake. This is also the place where the waters of Lake George enter Lake Champlain via the La Chute River. During the French and Indian War (or Seven Years War), Carillon was successfully defended against the British in 1758. But British forces managed to drive the

French from the fort the following year. From then on it was called Fort Ticonderoga. In May 1775, Ethan Allen, Benedict Arnold, and the Green Mountain Boys crossed Lake Champlain from Vermont and captured Fort Ti from the small company of British soldiers that manned the fort, achieving the first American victory of the Revolutionary War. The fort served as an important staging area for the American Army while it invaded Canada and held territory against the British. But in July 1777, British forces occupied the high ground above the fort, and the Americans withdrew from Fort Ti and from Mount Independence on

the opposite shore. After Gen. Burgoyne’s surrender at Saratoga, Fort Ti and Mount Independence were eventually abandoned by the British. Fort Ti offers 30-minute guided tours, self-guided tours, daily musket demonstrations, interpreters in period uniforms, performances by the fort’s fife and drum corps, and artifact exhibits. The fort offers the Heroic Corn Maze, a six-acre maze designed in the shape of Fort Ticonderoga. The newest exhibit, “It would make a heart of stone melt,” tells the story of sickness, injury and medicine at Fort Ticonderoga. The art exhibit is “The

See HISTORY, pg. 12






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HISTORY Art of War: Ticonderoga as Experienced through the Eyes of America’s Artists.” Special events include Scots Day on June 15, the 1758 Battle of Carillon Reenactment on July 20 and 21, the annual Fife and Drum Corps Muster on July 27, Brown’s Raid Reenactment on Sept. 14 and 15, and other events, including plenty of family-oriented activities. Visitors should consult the calendar on Fort Ti’s website. The newly reconstructed Magasin de Roi (King’s Warehouse) is an education center within the walls of the fort, where conferences on the French and Indian War and the American Revolution and other programs are held. The museum also has a library and

archive collections. The King’s Garden flourishes behind the Pavilion, the former hotel and Pell family estate on Lake Champlain below the fort. Today’s formal garden recreates the estate’s Colonial Revival garden of 1921, with brick pathways, a teahouse, and a reflecting pool. Other landscaping nearby includes a military garrison garden. Tours and programs are conducted in the gardens from June 1 to Columbus Day. Guided Fort Ticonderoga tours are offered daily at 10:15 a.m., 1:15 p.m, and 3:45 p.m. throughout the entire season. This 30-minute tour is conducted in accessible areas within the fort and is included with regular admission prices.

A 90-minute, night-time ghost tour will be offered most Wednesday evenings throughout the summer season. This walking tour includes a visit to the American cemetery outside the fort walls and to various restricted areas within the fort. Reservations are required for the $35 tour and must be made by phone, and guaranteed with a credit card. Tours are limited to 25 guests. The tour is not handicapped accessible and not suitable for those with difficulty walking. Fort Ticonderoga is open May 17 to Oct. 20, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Last tickets sold at 4:30.) Admission is $17.50 for an adult, $14 for a senior (62 years and up), $8 for a youth (5 to 12 years), and free for

children under 5, Friends of Fort Ticonderoga, and local residents. For more information about Fort Ti, call 518-5852821, visit, or e-mail info@

Bennington Battlefield State Historic Site N.Y. Route 67 Walloomsac, N.Y., east of North Hoosick A Revolutionary War battle between two detachments of British forces, led by Lt. Col. Friedrich Baum and Lt. Col. Heinrich von Breymann, and American forces under Brig. Gen. John Stark and Col. Seth Warner was fought at this site on Aug. 16, 1777. The

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HISTORY British forces - German troops, Canadians, American colonists who were loyal to the British m o n a rchy, N at ive Americans, and British sharpshooters - were on their way to Bennington, Vt., to capture American storehouses to restock their depleted provisions. The Americans - New Hampshire and Massachusetts militiamen, Green Mountain Boys, and Mahican/Stockbridge Indians - attacked the British at Walloomsac, N.Y., about 10 miles west of Bennington. The site is open 10 a.m.-7 p.m. daily until Labor Day, and weekends through Columbus Day. Phone: 518686-7109, 518-279-1902.

Saratoga National Historic Park

648 Route 32 Stillwater, N.Y., southeast of Saratoga Springs Saratoga National Historic Park is the site of a turning point in the Revolutionary War: the first major American military victory. The Battle of Saratoga was actually two battles, the first in September 1777, and the second in October. British Gen. John Burgoyne’s army was surrounded, and he surrendered on Oct. 17 to the American commander, Gen. Horatio Gates. The surrender ended Burgoyne’s campaign to advance south from the British Province of Quebec, gain control of the Hudson River valley, and weaken the United States by isolating New England. The

park comprises the foursquare-mile battlefield in Stillwater, the Gen. Philip Schuyler House eight miles north in Schuylerville, and the Saratoga Monument in the nearby village of Victory. Visitors can take the 9½-mile battlefield tour, which brings guests through prominent battle sites and explores the defensive and offensive positions of the British and American armies. There are 10 stops along the way that provide information about the areas. There’s also a four-mile hiking trail. Living history demonstrations are held at the park in the summer. Visitors can also see the 155-foot memorial that marks the surrender of the British commander, Gen. John Burgoyne, and visit the Schuyler House, the for-

mer residence of Gen. Philip Schuyler, which was burned by the British, and reconstructed after the American victory. Visitors should consult the park’s website. A few events this summer are: * Fourth of July celebrations, battlefield, Thursday, July 4, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. * 18th Century Day, with music, crafts, oxen teams, puppet shows, and more, Schuyler House, Sunday, Aug. 11, noon to 5 p.m. The battlefield is open to pedestrian traffic seven days a week during daylight hours. The tour road is open April 1 through Nov. 30, weather permitting. From April 1 to Sept. 30, hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. From Oct. 1 to Daylight Saving Time, hours

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HISTORY are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. From DST through Nov. 30, hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The visitor center is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, all year, except for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. The Schuyler House is open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day, Wednesday through Sunday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. After Labor Day, Schuyler House is open weekends only, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., through mid-October. The Saratoga Monument is open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day, Wednesday through Sunday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. After Labor Day, Saratoga Monument is open week-

ends only, 9:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., through mid-October. Entrance fees, valid for seven days, May 1 through Oct. 31: car $5; bicycle $3; hiker $3; annual pass $10. For more information, call (518) 664-9821 ext. 1777, or visit the website.

Birthplace of U. S. Navy Whitehall, N.Y. The U.S. Navy is said to have gotten its start at Whitehall, a town at the southern end of Lake Champlain. During the American Revolution, Benedict Arnold, under Gen. Philip Schuyler, had a fleet of vessels built at this town (then called Skenesborough) which con-

fronted British forces at Valcour Island in Lake Champlain in 1776. The surviving American vessels returned to Whitehall and were destroyed, to keep them from falling into enemy hands. The next year Gen. John Burgoyne led his forces through this area en route to Saratoga. Whitehall again produced ships to battle British forces on Lake Champlain, during the War of 1812. The Skenesborough Museum, located in a 1917 canal ter minal on Skenesborough Drive, highlights shipbuilding as well as other aspects of local history. Maps, photographs and ar tif acts describe

Whitehall’s involvement in the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812. In the visitor center, a 16-foot diorama shows seven ship’s ways where the first vessels were built and launched. The museum is open daily, from June 15 through Labor Day, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and on Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. From Labor Day through Oct. 15, the museum is open weekends, Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 3 p.m. Appointments may be made for other visits by calling 518-499-0716 or 518-499-1155. Admission fees: the suggested donation for an adult is $2, $5 for a family, $1 for a senior or student.

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Arts & Galleries

Art attractions are plentiful The agrarian landscapes and rolling hills of the Slate Valley and beyond are home and inspiration to many artists. Throughout the region are world-class art galleries, changing exhibits, studios, classes and events, many of which are free or low-cost. So for a rainy day or one that needs a little enrichment, head out and enjoy some local art.

Vermont Southern Vermont Arts Center Manchester, Vt. Describing itself as “the heart of art in southern Vermont,” the Southern Vermont Arts Center sits on 100 acres of an estate listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Its website says the center strives to present the finest quality exhibitions and per-

formances, provides education and instruction in the arts, exhibits and markets the work of member artists and provides opportunities for community service in promotion of excellence in the arts. The center houses more than 800 pieces of work in several different galleries, many exhibits from local, regional and nationally acclaimed artists, workshops, camps, gardens, a

botany trail, a sculpture garden and more. The warm season opens May 18 from 2 to 4 p.m. with Printemps, an exhibit in the Yester House galleries open to all artists through June 30. Also on May 18 from 3 to 5 p.m. will be the opening of Our Fragile Home in the Wilson Gallery, which contemplates the balance of elements of the

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ART & GALLERIES natural world. The same date will be the opening of two other exhibits as well: Portraits Through Time and A Salute to Four Southern Vermont Arts Center Women Artists. Members get to show their work at the annual summer members’ exhibition, open-

ing July 6 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Yester House Galleries. On July 13, Neil Berg’s “101 Years of Broadway” will take place in the Arkell Pavilion. Portraits of Emerging Adults will open Aug. 3 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Wilson Museum, and Duets


will open Aug. 24 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Yester House Galleries. The center, located on West Road in Manchester, is open year-round, Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (noon to 5 p.m. in winter). The Wilson Museum, which houses the museum’s permanent collection, costs $6 for adults, $3 for students and is free for children 13 and younger. For more information or more details on the programs the center offers, call 802-362-1405, or visit www.

Chaffee Art Center Rutland, Vt. Housed in a Victorian home, the Chaffee Art Center in Rutland describes

itself as “the visual arts resource for central Vermont.” Founded in 1961, the center strives to provide education, exhibition, and promotion of arts in the region. The Rutland Area Art Association operates the Chaffee, which displays nearly every artistic medium, including many Vermont artists. The Chaffee Invitational will be up from May 31 to July 29, featuring members and juried artists, and the Farm/ Food Show will be held from July 5 to Aug. 11 and will include the work of Betsy Hubner and Amy Mosher, among others. The Chaffee will hold its major summer Art in the Park event Aug. 10 and 11 in Main Street Park in the heart of Rutland.


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ART & GALLERIES From Aug. 16 to Sept. 14, the center will host an exhibit called Historic Vermont Theater Scenery, about the restoration of Vermont Theatre Curtains. Featured will be a restored curtain from Chittenden, along with a series of oneact plays. The Chaffee Art Center is located in an 1896 Queen Anne Victorian building on 16 S. Main St. in Rutland, Vt. The gallery is open Tuesday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. To learn more, call 802-7750356, or visit

Norman Rockwell Museum Rutland, Vt. The Norman Rockwell

Museum in Rutland houses a nationally recognized collection of art containing some 3,000 pieces from the Americana artist from whom the museum takes its name. The museum consists of a chronological display of more than 2,500 magazine covers, advertisements, calendars and other published works. The collection demonstrates “Rockwell’s development as an illustrator and links his work to the political, economic, and cultural history of the United States,” the museum’s website says. The original collection was first displayed in Arlington, Vt., Rockwell’s home for many years, but was moved to its current location in 1978. Museum officials have


described the museum as a “step back in time,” and it offers a unique perspective into the historical and cultural changes throughout the years. Unlike many artists, Rockwell painted for publication. While people associate his iconic pieces with the Saturday Evening Post, museum officials say this represents only a fraction of his work. The museum also contains a unique gift shop where patrons can buy a variety of Rockwellinspired products. The museum is located in Rutland at 654 U.S. Route 4, two miles east of U.S. Route 7. It is open seven days a week, year-round, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The museum usually holds sev-

eral events and sales during the summer. To learn more, call 877-773-6095, or visit www.nor manrockwellvt. com.

Bennington Center for the Arts Bennington, Vt. Combining permanent and rotating art, history and theater, the Bennington Center for the Arts offers a little bit of everything on a large scale. The center houses its own permanent art collection, sales exhibitions, and a variety of exhibits within the Covered Bridge Museum. An annual exhibition with more than 60 painted and bronze scenes, “Impressions of New

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ART & GALLERIES England” depicts seashores, rolling hills, foliage and New England’s wildlife, will run from June 8 to Aug. 25. Also this summer will be “Art of the Animal Kingdom XVIII.” Running from June 15 to Aug. 25, this will be one of the country’s most prestigious wildlife exhibitions with more than 65 pieces, featuring special guest artist Carel Brest van Kempen. National and international artists are invited to submit to the fifth annual Laumeister Fine Art Competition, which opens from July 27 to Sept. 22. Peter Trippi, editor in chief of Fine Art Connoisseur, will jury the show, and $7000 in awards will be given. Representational artwork will be on view and

for sale at the center during this time. Running from June 22 to July 21 will be “Overlap,” a collaborative effort by art professors from Dartmouth and Yale focusing on geometric abstraction. Works will be for sale. The Bennington Center for the Arts also hosts a number of theatrical and musical performances. Upcoming events include contemporary chamber quartet Cordis on July 12; Caravan of Thieves, a gypsy folk music and humor show, on June 15; gypsy guitarist and singer Vance Gilbert on July 27; classical pianist Katherine Chi on July 28; the graceful harmonies of Pearl and the Beard on Aug. 3; and the African rhythms of Samite on Aug. 17. All

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New York The Hyde Collection Glens Falls, N.Y. A historical art museum that strives for cultural and economic impact in the region, the Hyde Collection of Art in Glens Falls houses one of the most extensive and comprehensive collections of art in the area.

With a permanent collection that consists of about 3,000 pieces that span nearly 6,000 years, the Hyde offers everything from paintings to sculpture to furniture and textiles. Works from such known international names as Botticelli, Rembrandt, Elihu have graced the walls alongside such American impressionists as Andrew Wyeth and Thomas Clark. This summer will welcome two distinct but connected exhibits with subject matter that comes from nearby. Modern Nature: Georgia O’Keeffe and Lake George will be a “first-of-its-kind exhibition that will closely examine the extraordinary body of work created by O’Keeffe of and at Lake



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ART & GALLERIES George from 1918 until the mid 1930s.” The exhibition will open June 15 and run through Sept. 15. These paintings will be accompanied by 30 photographs taken of the painter during her time at Lake George by her husband, the influential photographer, critic and dealer Alfred Stieglitz, in an album called A Family Album. The Hyde is located at 161 Warren St. in Glens Falls. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. For more information, call 518-792-1761, or visit www.

Salem Art Works Salem, N.Y. Salem Art Works, or SAW, as it’s locally known,

is a non-profit artists’ colony situated on 120 acres in bucolic Salem. It offers artists’ residencies, workshops, classes, galleries, live music and more. Salem Art Works strives to open the lines of communication between artist and supporter and does so through various happenings and openings throughout the summer. The events take place in a converted dairy barn, Barn 2 Gallery, or in the Cary House Gallery, a renovated farmhouse. “Live Music and Pizza,” which offers fresh pizza baked on site and local music, will be held on June 8, July 6, Aug. 3 and Aug 31. The music café in Barn 1 starts at 6:30 and costs $10.

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ART & GALLERIES SAWfest, the group’s 7th annual music festival, will feature a diverse offering of musicians and bands from throughout the state on July 20. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the fee is $20 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. This summer’s exhibitions start with a solo exhibit of Anne Roecklein’s work in the Cary House Gallery from June 8-29. Fiber 2 Form, featuring Ben Cuevas, Derek Parker and Claudia Sbrissa in the Barn 2 Gallery, will be open during the same dates. An artist reception will take place on June 8. The following month there will be a reception for Russell Serrianne in the Barn 2 Gallery on July 6, and the exhibit will run

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ART & GALLERIES through July 26. In August there will be two exhibitions. Larry Alice’s solo work will open on Aug. 3 and will be shown in the Cary House Gallery until Aug. 23. And salem2salem Artist Collaborative will be on display in the Barn 2 Gallery from Aug. 15 to 28. All artist receptions are from 4 to 6 p.m. and are free and open to the public. There will also be two self-guided tour dates, on July 6 and Aug. 31 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. At no charge, visitors can visit the artists, their studios and their galleries at their leisure.

LARAC Lapham Gallery Glens Falls, N.Y. The Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council (LARAC) is an arts service organization for Warren, Washington and northern Saratoga counties in New York State. The organization was established in 1972 by a group of artists and art enthusiasts as a way to foster the arts in the area. Through June 28, LARAC will hold its Members Show, and from July 12 to Aug. 9, the gallery will host the opening of a solo exhibition featuring Sigmund Abeles’ work. The opening reception is Friday, July 12, from 5 to 7 p.m. There will be refreshments and entertainment at this free event. The Lapham Gallery will present “Story Untold” from Aug. 23 to Sept. 20, with painting by Valerie Patterson, assemblage by Suzanne Reed and painting by Nicole M. Santiago. Opening reception for the exhibit will be Friday, Aug. 23, from 5 to 7 p.m. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. LARAC is located at 7

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The Shirt Factory Glens Falls, N.Y. A huge building that once housed an actual shirt factory, this center is comprised of dozens of studios, galleries and shops of all kinds. Visitors will find it hard not to get lost in the multiple floors of fascinating hallways and rooms, where they can buy, browse or chat at no cost. Because each room is rented by different artists, exhibits change on varying times. However, there are several open houses and events throughout the summer. A display of Shirt Factory artists will be on display in the gallery and welcome center through June 15. The Guild of Adirondack Artists will show their work from June 28 to July 27. On Saturday, July 20, at 2 p.m., mystery/thriller writer Vincent Palozzo and two others will give an hourlong reading that is free and open to the public. A similar event with another writer will take place on Aug. 17. In conjunction with the Hyde Collection’s Georgia O’Keeffe exhibition, the Shirt Factory will hold a reception for “Georgia on my Mind” on Aug. 9 from 5 to 7 p.m., and the show will run through Sept. 21. Most first-floor shops are open Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m, but they all keep different business hours. The Shirt Factory is open daily from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and is located at 71 Lawrence St. in Glens Falls. For individual hours or more information, visit

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Local theatre vies with Broadway Summer theatre in the Lakes Region of Vermont and the North Country of New York is a fine substitute for Manhattan’s Broadway. Arts and culture abounds, with classic Shakespeare and plays, comedies, musicals, operas and new voices. Though not large theaters, the intimate settings draw the audience into the action – in some cases patrons sit around the

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Vermont Dorset Theatre Festival Dorset Dorset Theatre Festival has an ambitious line-up this summer, including two regional premieres, Theresa Rebeck’s “The Scene,” starring Hollywood star Tim Daly, and the Pulitzer and

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THEATRE Anniversary of the Civil War. The drama, directed by Dina Janis, will be staged July 11 to July 20, depicting the story of two former slaves and the Jewish Confederate soldier who is their master. Rounding out the season will be the Neil Simon classic comedy “Barefoot in the Park” directed by Jenn Thompson from July 25 to Aug. 10, a story of newlyweds Corrie and Paul as they move into their first apartment in Greenwich Village during the 60’s. The Festival also continues its contributions to new play development with its presentation of three origi-

nal works by nationally recognized playwrights Adam Rapp, Samuel Hunter, and the musical writing team of Tajlei Levis and John Mercurio. The new play reading series will include “The Purple Lights of Joppa Illinois” on June 25, “The Bootlegger and the Rabbi’s Daughter,” a musical, on Aug. 5, Samuel Hunter’s new play to be determined, and July 15 through July 27, The Bunnicula and Friends Summer Camp and performances featuring a children’s book by author-inresidence James Howe. The season will finish with the acclaimed one-man show “This Verse Business/

Robert Frost” by Andy Dolan and featuring TV star Gordon Clapp Sept. 26-28. Clapp portrays the great American poet Robert Frost. For more information or to purchase season passes or individual tickets, call 802-867-2223 or visit www.

Weston Playhouse Theatre Company Weston, Vt. Vermont’s award-winning Weston Playhouse Theatre Company’s 2013 season includes modern classics and emergent theatrical work. Weston’s Playhouse MainStage will feature four

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THEATRE just “next to normal.” With book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey and music by Tom Kitt, “Next to Normal” was nominated 11 Tony Awards. This production runs from July 11to July 27. The Broadway blockbuster “42nd Street” runs from Aug. 1 to Aug. 24. Toetapping favorites like “We’re In the Money” and “Lullaby of Broadway” will lift your spirits. With book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble, lyrics by Al Dubin, and music by Harry Warren, “42nd Street” won the Tony for Best Musical in 1980 and Best Revival in 2001. Weston’s first-ever production of the American classic, “To Kill a Mockingbird”, runs Aug. 29 to Sept. 11. This story about Southern life and racial injustice was made famous

by the film starring Gregory Peck. The show will be performed for Weston’s summer audience and for Vermont students as part of the company’s school matinee program. Weston’s now-famous OtherStages will play host to two theatrical premieres.” Loving Leo,” winner of Weston’s 2012 New Musical Award, is the story of David and Lena, whose childless marriage is re-examined and reaffirmed when they take in Lena’s aging stepfather. This play runs July 18 to Aug. 4. “This Blessed Plot” runs Aug. 15 to Sept. 1, the latest work of Obie-winning actor/writer Marc Wolf, who plays Joe Papp, Robert Moses, and the Bible’s “Moses Moses,” among others, in this funny one-man

play about the battle for free Shakespeare in Central Park. Wolf co-authored the play with Robert Westfield. As always, the 2013 season kicks off with Weston’s Young Company of talented theatre undergrads, performing a musical adaptation of the popular children’s story, “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day”, which runs June 20 t0 July 7. Weston again offers its famous “Cabaret” following most MainStage evening performances in the intimate downstairs lounge. Pre-show dinners continue at Cafe at the Falls. The Weston Playhouse Theater Company is located at 703 Main Street, Weston, Vt. For more information call 802-824-5288, visit www., or

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The Poultney Summer Theatre Shakespeare On Main Street Poultney, Vt. The Poultney Summer Theatre’s Shakespeare On Main Street will present Shakespeare’s “The Comedy of Errors” dropped in the roaring 20’s at the end of the silent film era with much slapstick and physical comedy. Performances include July 26, 27, 28, Aug. 1, 2, and 3 at 7:30 p.m. and Aug. 4 at 2 p.m. Location is still being decided upon. Tickets are $12, $8 for students and seniors. Gary Meitrott, the artistic director, is offering the




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THEATRE cast and general public a special Super-Duper Theatre Workshop in physical and slapstick comedy, a college-level course of study for ages 12 to 90. The workshop is a combination of discussion of the physical comedy of the silent films along with early talkies and comparing that with the physical comedy of Cirque du Soleil with hands-on learning. Workshops are set for Saturdays, May 18, 25, June 8, and June 15. For further information, contact Gary Meitrott at 802282-2581.

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Theatre is the smallest professional dinner theatre in the country, accommodating about 125 people. “We only produce comedies,” said Terry Rabine, producer and director. “It’s great fun for grown-ups.” This season, Rabine will present “Moonlight and M a g n o l i a s, ” Ro n Hutchinson’s behind-thescenes look at the making of the film classic, “Gone with the Wind.” Rabine said the show is a delightful comedy drawn from real life events in which legendary producer David O. Selznick had shut down production of his epic film ‘Gone with the Wind’ and fired the director, George Cukor, because he was unhappy with the first two weeks of shooting. “Selznick summoned to

his office award-winning screenwriter Ben Hecht, who had not read Margaret Mitchell’s book, and director Victor Fleming, driven to distraction by Munchkins while filming ‘The Wizard of Oz’. Over five grueling days, behind locked doors, on a diet of bananas and peanuts, Selznick and Fleming elaborately acted out the entire story of Mitchell’s 1,100-page book for Hecht, who frantically wrote the screenplay for what became one of the most successful films in Hollywood history.” Rabine said he was drawn to Moonlight and Magnolias because “I wanted to offer our audience something a bit different for our 46th season. I was looking to get away from the romantic comedy genre that

we’ve frequently produced and was interested in the possibilities of a period comedy that takes place in 1939.” The 2013 season begins July 11 and will run for 14 weeks, ending Oct. 12, with evening performances every Wednesday through Saturday; dinner seating at 6:30 p.m. and curtain call at 8 p.m. Luncheon matinees will be offered every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday with seating at 11:30 a.m. and curtain call at 1 p.m. Saturday matinees are scheduled for Sept. 21 and Oct. 5. The dinner shows will be held at the Holiday Inn Resort on Route 9 in Lake George. For more information,

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THEATRE please contact Terry Rabine at 518-306-4404 or visit www. lakegeorgedinnertheatre. com.

Fort Salem Theater Salem Artistic director Jay Kerr puts it this way: “With great casts, classic shows, and original musicals that have life beyond Washington County, Fort Salem continues to offer professional musicals at community theater prices, featuring local television personalities and actors with credits from Broadway to Hollywood.” Here’s this season’s lineup: From June 21 to June 23, “Man of La Mancha,” produced by The Rose Theater of Westminster, Calif., features the Rose Repertory

Players under direction of Tim Nelson. Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets: $30; $27 for seniors; and $15 for ages 12 and under. Nelson, a part-time Salem resident, directs the re per tory players’ acclaimed production of “Don Quixote,” starring Chris Caputo, the Sheriff of Nottingham in last year’s “Robin Hood,” and Melissa Cook, Julie from “Carousel.” WHEN? On July 5-7 and July 12-14, a Tom Jones/Harvey Schmidt musical, “I Do, I Do,” will star Broadway/ film actor Jim Raposa and Rosie Spring, directed by Raposa. Raposa is a Broadway veteran of “Cats” and “Ragtime.” Spring danced in the Broadway

tour of “42nd Street.” Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets: $30; $27 for seniors; and $15 for ages 12 and under. On July 20-21, WNYT news anchors Jessica Layton and Benita Zahn star in “No Boundaries,” a musical revue saluting the great ‘60s and ‘70s singing groups, featuring female barbershop quartet, Impromtu, Brendan Dailey, Emma Ibbotson, Carolyn Shields, Sue Caputo and Lynne Kerr. Saturday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets: $30; $27 for seniors; and $15 for ages 12 and under. On July 26 the “Seventh Annual Youth Workshop Showcase,” with members of the Fort’s summer camp,

will display their acting, singing, and dancing skills directed by David Braucher, Jay Kerr, and Rosie Spring. The culmination of a threeweek musical theater camp, the camp directors seek to spotlight the strengths of each student in a summer show that is seriously fun. Friday at 7:30. Tickets: $10. “Winning the Lottery” will be featured Aug. 2-4 and Aug. 9-11. This year’s original musical is by Al Budde and Jay Kerr and follows the lives of three office workers who win a $44 million game of chance. Starring Gordon Hazzard, Jesse Liebman, Jessica O’Keefe, Pat Reilly and Mary Skelley. Saturday at 8 p.m. Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets: $30; $27 for seniors; and $15 for ages 12 and

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Hubbard Hall Cambridge Hubbard Hall offers a variety of art and community classes at various prices in an 1878 rural opera house. Most classes are held at the Beacon Feed Dance Studio. "Storytelling Through The Arts" is an exploration of the visual, literary, and performing arts for ages 7-12 on Wednesdays July 3-31 from 1 p.m. through 3 p.m. The shows include: July 3 "Worlds of Words" (literary arts), July 10 "Once upon a Song" (musical arts), July 17 "Picture this!" (visual arts), July 24 "Dance Your

Story" (movement arts), and July 31 "Once upon a Story" (theater arts). A chance to explore the arts and the power of storytelling is offered by Bonnie J. Ross and friends, through lively readings and discussions, interactive lessons, and hands-on games and crafts. Exhibition: Sunday, Aug. 11 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Summer Ballet Intensive introduction to the Cecchetti method with Erika Schmidt includes the foundations of the internationally recognized ballet technique originated by Italian Ballet Master, Enrico Cecchetti, classic in its purity and clear-cut style. Classes will be June 20, 25, 27 and July 2 Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7-8:30 p.m.

“The Marshmallow Incident”, kids theater program for ages five through eight, is held Monday through Friday July 8 to July 19, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Freight Depot Theater. Sylvia Bloom, kids’ company director, and John Hadden, TCHH artistic director, will show the performance Friday, July 19 at 7 p.m. Scholarships are available. Contact Hubbard Hall for an application. “The Hobbit” will be showcased by the summer youth theater program, ages 9-14. They will meet July 8 to July 26 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. A performance will take place on Saturday, July 27, at 2 p.m. “Curious Kids Summer Story Hour” is every Tuesday at 10 a.m. June

through August at Battenkill Books,15 East Main St., Cambridge. This free program is ideal for ages two to six. Call 518-677-2515 or visit Hubbard Hall’s touring Shakespeare returns with “Twelfth Night,” directed by Jeannine Haas, from July 18-28. Go to for times and places. Special events: June 2, at 2 p.m. Cello Seminar Concert; end-ofseminar concert by young professionally bound cellists. Call 518-232-2347 or go to info@musicfromsalem. org. June 9 at 7 p.m. Viola Seminar Concert; end-ofseminar concert by young professionally-bound vio-

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6 at 8 p.m. “Britten Influences and Intimacies” with Sharon Roffman, violin; Lila Brown, viola; Rhonda Rider, cello; Judith Gordon, piano. July 14 at 2 p.m. ‘Fantasy Serenade, Romance” by Dohnanyi, Martinu, and Schumann.


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Aug. 3 at 8 p.m. “Four Hands, Luminous Work” by Shusson, Clark , and Schubert with Lydia Forbes, violin; Lila Brown, viola; Scott Kluksdahl, cello; Marc Ryser, Alissa Leiser, pianos. Aug. 11 by Qrensky, Brahms, Penderecki, Bayla Keyes, Christina Adams, violins, Lila Brown, John Batchelder, violas; Matthias Naegele, and Jonathan Miller, cellos. Hubbard Hall Opera Theater Saratoga Arts Fest Concert Series: Paul Houghtaling, bass-baritone, and Kevin Chance, pianist, on Saturday, June 8 at 6 p.m. at Filene Recital Hall, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs. Also performing will be Julia Chalfin, soprano, Russell Posegate, pianist, on Sunday, June 9 at noon. Summer Mainstage

Opera “Barber of Seville”, Rossini, directed by Jason Dolmetsch, conducted by Maria Sensi Sellner with assistant director Janet Scurria will be shown Aug. 16, 17, and 22 at 8 p.m., as well as Aug. 24, 25 at 2 p.m. Fully costumed and staged, sung in Italian with supertitles and orchestra. “Trial by Jury,” by Gilbert and Sullivan, a conservatory piano production on the Mainstage. Show times: Aug, 17 and 18, 2 p.m., Aug. 23 and 24, 8 p.m. Trial by Jury is a hilarious musical spoof on the British judicial system. Fall productions: Open Studios of Washington County Tour July 13-14 will feature a wide range of works including bronze sculpture, ceramics, mixed media constructions,


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The Bridge Theater Whitehall The Bridge Theater presents two shows: on Wednesday, June 5, at noon a matinee cabaret with Kathy Beaver's "I'm Flying” and on Wednesday, July 17, at noon a matinee cabaret with Courtney Shayne doing her tribute to Patsy Cline in "A Patsy Cline Experience." Both events include a buffet lunch and cost $27.50 including tax and gratuity. They will be held at the Whitehall Athletic Club, formerly the Whitehall State Armory at the corner of Williams and Poultney Streets. For reservations, call 518832-3662. The Bridge Theater is negotiating with the town of Whitehall to use the Pavillion at Champlain Canal Park for free events, including lectures, staged play readings, and art for children. The Bridge Theater is located at 8 North Williams Street, Whitehall, NY 12887. For more information call

The Poultney Summer Theatre’s Shakespeare On Main Street will present Shakespeare’s “The Comedy of Errors” starting in July. Martin Kelly at 518-477-6965, or visit

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Enjoy the sounds of music Summer is here and with it, music! From classical to pop, bluegrass to jazz, to big band , music will resound throughout the region. Performers will grace the stages in towns such as Whitehall, Granville, Castleton and Fair Haven, and the venues will vary from the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs to Solar

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Vermont Castleton Castleton College takes over management of the 18th season of the Castleton Summer Concert Series, formerly sponsored by the Castleton Recreation Department and the Castleton on the Green organization.

Concerts begin Tuesday, June 4, at 7 p.m. at the recently built Castleton Pavilion on the college campus, and continue each Tuesday night. The 11-show series will feature entertainment by outstanding local area musicians. Included in this year's roster are Elixer, Panhandlers Steel Band, the Will Patton Ensemble,

Starline Rhythm Boys, the Bluegrass Gospel Project, Across the Pond , Atlantic Crossing, New York Players, American Longboards and Satin and Steel. Lori Phillips, concert spokesperson, notes that “The pavilion serves as an excellent indoor/outdoor facility for summer events and allows concerts to be held rain or shine.” For

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MUSIC & CONCERTS more information contact Ms. Phillips at (802) 468-6039 or visit concerts.

Fair Haven In Fair Haven, 10 bands will perform in the center of the village green on Thursday nights at 7, with one exception, Friday, July 5, when the 40th Army Band will perform a “Patriotic Celebration.” Regular Thursday performances start on June 20, with the Dixieland music of Yankee Dixie. Sixties and seventies rock and roll follows on June 27, supplied by Mellow Yellow. The Snake Mountain Blue Grass plays what it advertises on July 11. Old Time Blues is offered by Left Eye Jump on July 18, and Possumhaw retools blue grass for con-

temporary ears on July 25. Prydein plays Celtic Rock on Aug. 1, and the Moonlighters offer nostalgic big band music on Aug. 8. The series closes with classic tunes from T.S. Ensemble on Aug. 15 and Honky Tonk music from the Starline Rhythm Boys on Aug. 22.

Solar Fest Vermont's Solar Fest, which describes itself as the “northeast's premier energy and music festival,” takes place in Tinmouth on Friday, July 12, through Sunday, July 14, at the Forget-Me-Not-Farm. Solar Fest “blends art, education and community outreach to inspire conservation of Earth's limited resources, to promote renewable energy, and sup-

port the creation of sustainable communities, ” said Patty Kenyon, Solar Fest managing director. Kenyon said specific bands were still being lined up, but as usual Solar Fest will offer “a wide array of family friendly fun” and “world-class music on two solar-powered stages...” More than 60 workshops in four tents will focus on “sustainability education,” along with “hands-onlearning” opportunities, vendors and exhibitors. Other attractions are Theatre-in-the-Woods and a trash-to-fashion show. The event starts at noon on July 12, with a full line-up of workshops, a sustainable living marketplace, and plenty of music, ending with the Solar Fest House

Band and a bonfire. Saturday's keynote speaker will be Ben Cohen, co-founder of Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream. A MiniMaker Faire will be hosted on Sunday at the ForgetMe-Not-Farm. Tickets for the three-day event are $15 for a day pass and $39 for a weekend pass. Children 14and under are admitted free. For more information about musical groups and on-site camping, call 802-235-1513 or go to

Killington Music Festival The Killington Music Festival celebrates its 31st season of presenting chamber music to residents of central Vermont. The festival bills itself as the only

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MUSIC & CONCERTS resident professional classical music organization in the region. The three-month, Saturday night concert series this year will feature 20 “inter nationally acclaimed musicians” who will “spend part or all of six weeks performing in the Festival's renowned Music in the Mountains Classical Concert Series and also teach, guide and mentor young aspiring musicians from around the country and abroad,” a promoter said. Each summer, around 100 talented high school and graduate students come to the festival to play chamber music. The sixweek residency program intensively combines study, practice, rehearsal and performance.

Concerts are held at Rams Head Lodge at the Killington Ski Resort on Saturdays at 7 p.m. from June 29 through Aug. 3. Classical favorites such as Mozart, Beethoven and Brahms, Chopin, and Mendelssohn will hold center stage, but the works of Martin, F lynn, Shostakovich and Kummer will also be featured. Tickets are $20 and are available through the box office at 802-422-1330. Tickets may be purchased the day of the performance at Rams Head Lodge starting at 6 p.m.

Manchester Music Festival Broadway and opera favorite Audra McDonald caps the top classical talents presented by the

Manchester Music Festival this year. Young Artists inaugurate the festival at the Riley Center for the Arts on Monday, July 8, at 7 p.m. Playing a range of music from Hayden to Bartok, this series continues on July 15, 22, 29 and Aug. 5 and 12. Tickets are $10; students and children enter free. Thursday, July 11, is “Gala Panorama," the official opening night of the Manchester Music Festival at Arkell Pavilion at the Southern Vermont Arts Center. Pianist Vassily Primakov will perform Chopin's “sweeping Sonata Number 3.” He will be joined by violinists Joana Genova and Irene Fitzgerald; Ariel Rudiakov, viola, and Cellist Benjamin Capps, playing chamber

music by Hayden and Rachmaninov. All adult concert series performances start at 7:30 p.m. Gala tickets are $45; all other adult concerts are $35. Lawn seating is $10. Students and children enter free. On July 18, Beethoven will be played by Amadi Azikiwe and Ariel Rudiakov, violas; Julio Elizalde, piano; Joana Genova, violin, and Yehuda Hanani, cello. On July25, Mozart, film music and a space-age sounding “theremin” will highlight a Chamber Music concert, with 10 festival musicians joining the Don't Leave Band and narrator Steve Stettler. This will include film scores by Charles Chaplin, Bernard Herrman, Miklos Roza,

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MUSIC & CONCERTS Lalo Shifrin and Ennio Morricone and others. “Russian Blockbusters” Alexander Borodin, Igor Stravinsky and Sergei Rachmaninov will be performed by the Manchester Festival Orchestra on Aug. 1. Ariel Rudiakov conducts as Adam Neiman, piano soloist, p e r fo r m s Rachmaninov's enduring Piano Concerto Number 2. English chamber music and vocal selections, featuring the works of Elgar, Britten and Purcell, will be performed Aug. 8 by violinists Joana Genova and Stephan Milenkovich; Ariel Rudiakov, viola, cellist Sophie Shao and pianist Adam Neiman. Soprano Jennifer Bates will be guest artist. Music by Dvorak, Monti and Piazolla is the “popular

genre” that will played Aug. 15 by Genova and Stephan Milenkovich, violins; Ariel Rudiakov, viola, and Caroline Stinson, cello. Rising Stars of the Metropolitan Opera, accompanied on the piano by Caren Levine, will sing lieder, concert arias and jazz on Aug. 22. All performers are current or affiliate participants in the Met's Young Artist Development Program. Tickets for Audra McDonald's appearance on Aug. 25 range from $65 to $85. Lawn seating is $20. VIP seats will be $250. Children under 12 needn’t pay.

Brandon's Basin Bluegrass Festival The 19th Annual Basin Bluegrass Festival takes

place July 11-14 at 91 Charberry Lane in Brandon, Vt. Tickets cost $45 for a three-day advance, $50 at the gate, $23 for Friday or Saturday, and after 5 p.m., $12. Stage performances are from 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday. Gospel Sing takes place at 9 a.m. on Sunday. Prior to the festival, a special karaoke concert will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, July 10. A spaghetti supper will be served at 5 p.m. on July 11 for $8, coinciding with a free concert by Cannonball Express. Other bans at the festival will include Just Passin' Thru, Dave Nichols and Spare Change, Audie Blaylock and Redline,

Monadnock, Bluegrass Revisited, CPS Express, The Smith Family, Michelle Canning and Rough Edges, Blistered Fingers, Ralph Stanley, The Corey Zink Band, Smokey Greene and Cabin Fever. For more information call 802-247-3275.

New York Whitehall Whitehall offers eight musical Friday nights at 7 p.m. in Riverside Veterans Memorial Park. This “Music in the Park” concert series kicks off on July 12 with the Willie Playmore Band, followed on July 13 with Children at Play. The Moonlighters Big Band appears on July 19 and the

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MUSIC & CONCERTS Green Brothers Salsa Band on July 26. Talegatorz opens the August half of the series on Aug. 2, followed by Airtight on Aug. 9, Enerjazz on Aug. 16, and the Washington County Concert Band on Aug. 23. Admission to all of these events is free. Patrons are encouraged to bring their own chairs or a blanket to sit on. The Music in the Park concert series is made possible by donations and contributions from local businesses and organizations, including the Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council.

Granville Granville's summer music starts June 6 in Veterans Park, when the

Starline Rhythm Boys, a self-styled “high powered blend of bare elements,” ignites the 2013 Summer Concert Series. With the exception of July 3, a Wednesday, all performances will again take place Thursday nights from 7 until 9. Admission is free. Patrons should bring their own seats or blankets, since bench space in the park is limited. On June 13, members of the Granville High School band will keep Granville's musical engine running with its annual Blue and Gold Night. A one-week pause for high school baccalaureate is followed on June 27 by the appearance of New York Players, offering big band sound, top 40,

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Salem If your taste runs to classical, Music from Salem is an obvious choice. This classical series brings together musicians of international reputation to play chamber music amidst the beauty and serenity of Washington County. Hubbard Hall hosts all of these performances. On Sunday, June 2, at 2 p.m., Cello Seminar will present a concert offering a range of classical, from Bach to contemporary. Cello Seminar consists of 12 cellists trained in a week-long seminar by Music from Salem Consulting Directors Rhonda Rider, cello, and Judith Gordon, piano, as

well as guest cellist David Russell. This performance dovetails with a Viola Seminar concert on June 9 at 7 p.m. That viola concert will debut Sunday, July 7, at 7:30 p.m. at the Sembrich Museum in Bolton Landing. Music from Salem spotlights Composer Benjamin Britten three days earlier, on July 6, at 8 p.m. Sharon Roffman, violin; Lila Brown, viola; Rhonda Rider, cello, and Judith Gordon, piano, will play two pieces by Britten titled “Britten – Influences and Intimacies.” Pieces by Frank Bridge, Mozart and Purcell supply the influences. “Fantasy, Serenade, Romance” is the title of a Sunday matinee at 2, which

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MUSIC & CONCERTS School, as part of the Cambridge Balloon Festival. Next the band will visit Salem, performing at Fort Salem Theatre Tuesday, June 18, at 7 p.m. The band will play on Wednesday, July 10, at Greenwich's Mowry Park at 7 p.m. On Friday, July 19, at 7 p.m. the band will play at Shepard Park in Lake George as part of the Lake George Band Festival, and on Thursday, July 25, at 7 p.m., the band will play a concert at an ice cream social in Georgi Park in Sushan. Closing out, the band will play on Thursday, Aug.

15, at 7 p.m. at Burr and Burton in Manchester, Vt., and on Friday, Aug. 16, also at 7, at the Riverside Veterans' Memorial Park in Whitehall.

Hudson Falls General Electric sponsors the annual Concert in the Park series in Hudson Falls. Performers entertain Thursday nights at 7 in Juckett Park, in the center of the village business district. The Vintage Country Band starts the series on July 11, followed by Country Express on July 18. The Hartford Community

Band breaks the country theme with concert band specialties on July 25. The Marcabes continue the series on Aug. 1, and Jonathan Newell performs on Aug. 8. The next three performances: Willie Playmore on Aug. 15, Collette and the Mudcats on Aug. 22, and Hand Picked Band on Aug. 29.

Saratoga Jazz Festival Tony Bennett and fireworks will light up the 36th annual Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival at Saratoga Performing Arts Center, but they are just part of the attractions this year at the

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MUSIC & CONCERTS Black Mambazo; and Kevin Eubanks, Gregory Porter, The Donny McCaslin Group and, lastly, Rudresh Mahanthappa's Gamak. McCaslin and Mahanthappa will also headline the festival's smaller Gazebo Stage, where these other up-andcomers will appea: Gary Smulyan Quartet, Carmen Sousa, Ben Williams and Sound Effect, the Ingrid Jensen Band and Briana Thomas, Israel’s Gilad Hekelsman and bluesman Chris Bergson. Traditionally gates open at 10 a.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. on Sunday. Children under 12 can sit on the lawn free both days. Adults will pay $55 for lawn seats. Amphitheater prices depend on seating section.

Prices for children, 12 and under, are $40 to $65 on Saturday and $40 to $60 on Sunday. Adults pay $55 to $80 on Saturday and $55 to $75 on Sunday.

Greenwich The Greenwich Concert in the Park Series will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays during July at the Mowry Park Gazebo, Main Street, Greenwich. The series will kick off on July 3, with Bob Warren and Joy MacKenzie performing. Other concerts in the series include The Washington County Band on July 10, The Graveyard Poets on July 17, Jeff Brisbin on July 24 and Take 2 on July 31. Admission is free. For more information on the series, call 518-6927528.

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Festivals & Fairs

Summer is a festival Summer is a time to relax, to watch parades and events, and to reconnect with friends and family. The region offers many ways to enjoy summer while it lasts.

Vermont Wells Variety Day Wells The Wells Variety Day

Fair, an annual event that offers something for everyone, will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 20, in Wells. Vendors will fill the Village Green, offering local vegetables and herbs, art, antiques, food and specialty and flea market items. Wells United Methodist Church sponsors the event – this is the 36th – which marks a midsum-

mer tradition and an opportunity to showcase local goods, said spokesman Ken Littlewood. There will be a silent auction, Vermont food court, live music and a treasure hunt. Littlewood said The Butterfields, a guitar and vocal duo, will perform in the morning and Middle River Gospel will perform in the afternoon. Wells

holds its fair rain or shine. Admission and parking is free for the entire day. For vendor information, call 802-325-3203. For general information call 802-6450804.

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FESTIVALS & FAIRS gather at noon on Friday, Sept. 27, in Bennington and later proceed to the Saratoga Auto Museum as part of the 7th annual Concours d’Elegance, presented by Benningtonbased Hemmings Motor News. The luxury and classic car event starts at noon Friday at the Hemmings Motor News Sunoco Station, 216 Main Street, Bennington, when participants will be able to register their vehicles and meet the Hemmings staff, tour the museum and visit the car lover’s store. At 3 p.m., the Hemmings Rally will proceed from Bennington to the Saratoga Auto Museum in Saratoga Springs. The show is open to all pre-1987 domestic and for-

eign cars and annually proves itself one of the largest gatherings of collector vehicles in New England. This year's featured marques include Jaguar E-types; Corvettes from 1953 to 1973; Class of 1958; Early Ford V from 1932 to 1942, and pre-1976 automatic motorcycles. The highlight on Saturday, Sept. 28, will be the Cruise-in-Spectacular, open to cars, trucks and motorcycles, including muscle cars, street rods, sports, exotics and classics. Spectator admission is $10, with 12 and under admitted free. Awards will be presented from 3 to 4 p.m., with a guest speaker (to be announced) at 7 p.m. The featured event of the weekend, the Concours

d'Elegance, will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, and will feature pre-1973 collector cars. The Sunday spectator fee is $25, with 12 and under free. For more information contact

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FESTIVALS & FAIRS of Commerce-sponsored event returns on Saturday, July 27, and will be held at two sites, on the front lawn of the Marble Mansion Inn and on the Fair Haven Town Green. Motorcycles will participate for the third year, but spectators will also see classic autos ranging from Model T's to Mustangs. Registration for the show starts at 9 a.m. and judging is at 1 p.m. in several categories. Besides showcasing some of the finest automobiles and motorcycles in the region, there will be activities and vendors for people of all ages. For more information call 802468-3152.

Southern Vermont Art and Craft Festival Bennington The Southern Vermont Art and Craft Festival has moved from Hildene in Manchester to Camelot Village in Bennington. It is southern Vermont's longest running craft event and this year it will be held Friday through Sunday, Aug. 2-4. Festival organizers consider the move an advantage, since it is much closer to the Albany area and the Berkshires where they say the majority of attendees come from. The venue is on Route 9 in Bennington. A large center tent will house exhibitors. Traditionally there are more than 150 art and craft exhibitors, and

many return to the festival each year to renew friendships with each other and their customers. Among the offered crafts will be pottery, glass, fiber, photography, leather, jewelry, metal, graphics, wood, furniture and vases. There will be a separate tent for 20 food-makers. Wine and musical entertainment will be offered. The show opens at 10 a.m. and runs until 5 p.m. all three days. Admission is $8 and parking is free.

Bennington Battle Days Bennington As part of this event, the Bennington Battle Day Parade will be held Sunday, Aug. 18, in honor of those Revolutionary War patriots who fought in the Battle of

Bennington. The parade is held in downtown Bennington. This year marks the 49th honoring of the pivotal battle, in which Brig. Gen. John Stark and his American forces, including Col. Seth Warner and the Green Mountain Boys, defeated two detachments of British Gen. John Burgoyne's invading army in 1777. A Revolutionary War encampment will take place at the Bennington Battle Monument. Area museums and organizations will hold special events to celebrate this special time in the area's history. For more information call 800-229-0252 or 802-4473311, or visit THE

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Lovers of garlic can gather at the Southern Vermont Garlic and Herb Festival on Labor Day Weekend, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 31-Sept. 1, at Camelot Village, Route 9W, Bennington. Fans of the pungent plant from throughout the northeast will enjoy food and crafts from 150 vendors offering items made from the theme of garlic and herbs. You can be sure no vampires will be present. Along with vendors and food, there will be cooking demonstrations and a wide range of musical performances on two separate stages. For additional information, call 800-229-0252 or 802-

Rutland The Vermont State Fair returns to its venerable fairgrounds in Rutland from Friday, Aug. 30 through Sunday, Sept. 8. Attractions including wideranging agricultural exhibits, dozens of amusement rides, varieties of live entertainment, juried 4-H shows and demolition derbies. Harness racing and tractor pulls are also presented. Full day admission remains $10, $5 for seniors, $4 for children. Parking is $3. Adults can buy a season pass for $35. That same pass costs $30 for seniors over 62 and $25 for children. Promotional days include

Dollar Day on Tuesday, Sept. 3; Patron Appreciation Day on Wednesday, Sept. 4; Family Day on Thursday on Sept. 5, and $4 Admission Day on Friday, Sept. 6. Vermont's first fair was organized by the Rutland County Agricultural Society in 1846 and was held in Castleton. After moving several times, the fair settled in its current location in 1859. More than 150 years later, agriculture remains the heart of the Vermont State Fair. The fair features more than 1,200 agricultural exhibits, 350 head of cattle, a bevy of agricultural demonstrations, horse shows, goat, sheep and oxen shows, and a variety of 4H events. The entertainment offered continues the agricultural theme.

Among this year's free entertainments are Rosaire's Racing Pigs, Ditzy, Slythryn Serpents, a Model Circus Display and a McDonald's Bike Giveaway. A four-cylinder Demolition Derby at 7:30 p.m. will highlight the fair's first day, Friday, Aug. 30. A second Demolition Derby will be held at 7:30 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 1. The fair will wrap up with the Vermont State Demolition Derby at 5 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 8. Other events and an expected slate of entertainers will be announced at a later date. For more information, visit

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FESTIVALS & FAIRS “Threads and Treads” celebrates two events, the 47th annual Bennington Car Show and Swap Meet and the simultaneously held Quiet Valley Quilt Show, says JoAnn Erenhouse, director of the Bennington Chamber of Commerce. The events will be held Friday through Sunday, Sept. 13 through 15, at Willow Park in Bennington. The Car Show and Swap Meet is sponsored by the Bennington Area Chamber of Commerce, with assistance from the Bennington Rotary, the Catamount Rotary Club, the Northshaft Lions Club, the Vietnam

Veterans Chapter 601 and the Bennington Lions Club. For the 47th year, this celebrated Bennington event will feature a car show, swap meet, craft festival, car corral, tractor pull events, food and entertainment. The festival invites attendees to “shop for auto parts, collectibles and more.” Other events traditional to the festival are a tractor pull on Saturday and Sunday, and the judging of cars in more than 40 classifications on Sunday. For more information on the 47th annual Bennington Car Show and Swap Meet and/or the

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Wanderlust Stratton Mountain Wanderlust, a “one-of-akind” festival set for Thursday through Sunday, June 20-23 at Stratton Mountain in Bondville, draws the “world's leading yoga teachers, top musical acts and DJs, renowned speakers, top chefs and winemakers…” Yoga teachers, DJs, speakers and musical acts are set to attend the festival “in a setting of natural beauty,” festival organizations report. Talent this year includes

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FESTIVALS & FAIRS the public at 8 a.m. Saturday, and judging of all classes will take place during those hours. A Car Parade through town will take place at 4 p.m. “Best of the Decades” will be presented Sunday from 8 to 11:30 a.m., followed by “Tailgate Competition” from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The Award Ceremony for first, second and third place in all classes will take place at 2 p.m. There will also be a Vintage Motorcycle Display on

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The first five Saturdays of the festival will feature a $30,000 Grand Prix. The $50,000 Vermont Summer Celebration Grand Prix will be held during the sixth and the final week on Saturday, Aug. 10. The weekly $10,000 Open Welcome Stake will be held each Thursday, while

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FESTIVALS & FAIRS this year, showcasing on one day future stars of the sport. Thoroughbreds will also spend time in the spotlight with the addition of Take Two. As part of Take Two, the festival will host a $1,500 Hunter Division and a $1,000 Jumper Division designed to promote second careers for retired thoroughbred racehorses. For more information, visit

Catamount Prowl Bennington Bennington goes “Cat Crazy” this season. More than 30 large sculptures, creatively painted by area artists, will grace the streets of Bennington from May through October, with a gala and auction planned for Saturday, Oct. 26.

Bennington has had two successful “Moosefests,” bringing whimsical sculptures onto the streets of Bennington to the delight of young and old. This year, the elusive Catamounts (Vermont mountain lions), have been invited to join the fun. An “Unveiling Party” to meet the artists and sponsors is planned from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, at the Bennington Brush Building on North Street. Later in the season, there will be a gallery opening to celebrate the 20 Table Top Catamount Sculptures that will be on display all summer into fall, with proceeds of the Silent Auction going directly to the 20 schools they will represent. Area merchants and businesses have sponsored large and small versions and are



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New York 12th Annual Cambridge Valley Balloon Festival Cambridge Balloons are expected to fill the skies beginning Friday, June 7 through Sunday, June 9, when the 13th Annual Cambridge Valley Balloon Festival returns to Cambridge. This traditional family-friendly event features activities and fun for balloon-watchers of all ages. Four launches of 10 hot air balloons will take place at Cambridge Central School on Route 22. Between launches, the community unrolls “the red carpet,” providing many activities to entertain crowds, including a fireworks show, launching from the Cambridge Guest Home Park on South Union Street. On Saturday, the Chamber of Commerce will host “Taste of Cambridge” day at the Guest Home Park, while that night the annual “Moon Glow” will

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be staged – a spectacular display of tethered hot air balloons, each lighted from inside, synchronized to music. Regular balloon ascensions are scheduled between 5:30-6:30 a.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m., both from Cambridge Central School. Sunday features a pilot’s breakfast, an excellent chance for balloon-watchers to meet and talk with balloonists. At the school there will be rides, carnival games, food vendors and sporting tournaments, while in the village there will be craft fairs, farmers' markets, museum tours, concerts and gallery events.

Penryhn Car Show Granville Those who love driving classic cars as well as those who love just looking at them will enjoy the Penryhn Car Show, which takes place from 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 8, at Middle Granville Carnival Grounds, 1394 County Route 24, Granville. This is Penrhyn Engine and Hose Company’s sixth year holding the event. Lovingly restored autos are the main feature, but motorcycles, trucks, rickshaws and even planes have

FESTIVALS & FAIRS been known to make appearances. The fire company reports that “food, fun, ground prizes and live music” will also be a part of the event. Admission is $3, with children under six admitted free. An entry fee for vehicles is $10, while preregistration is $8. Rain date is 3 to 6 p.m., Sunday, June 9.

Al Fresco Weekend Salem Since agriculture is a major part of the region’s heritage, Salem celebrates that with its 11th annual Al Fresco Weekend, Saturday

and Sunday, July 27 and 28. Al Fresco Weekend, a tour de force of food, is the major fundraiser for the Salem Cour thouse Preservation Association. It takes place on the courthouse grounds. Chairwoman Donna Farringer reports the “mouth-watering weekend” begins at 5 p.m. Saturday, with the tasting of a “variety of hors d'oeuvres.” Freshly made local cheeses, so popular in the past, will grace the tables once again, along with a variety of breads and vegetables, she said. Dinner served at 6 p.m.

Saturday will feature “mouth-watering products from the Salem area,” with music by the Netherlands Blues Band. Sunday brings the Chef's Brunch to the courthouse from noon to 2 p.m., offered by guest chefs. A silent auction and exhibits from local craftspeople round out Al Fresco's tastiness. Tickets go on sale Monday, June 3 at 9 a.m. Same as last year, the dinner is $50 per person and the brunch is $25.

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Washington County Fair Greenwich The Washington County Fair, the county's largest attraction, opens this year at 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 19, and closes at 9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25. The event draws 100,000

people and has been described as an “iconic summer destination” that “attracts people from far and near.” More than 40 shows and judged events take place daily. Food, 4-H, special events, rides and “more animals than anywhere else” are among the attractions. A full schedule of activities and performances will be posted on the event's website. Although it has midway attractions, the fair remains true to its agricultural roots. A big function of the fair is to encourage and promote agriculture, especially youth involvement through 4-H presentations. Popular events include truck and tractor pulls, a rodeo and the games and

rides of the midway. Typically there are a few dozen rides ranging from the mild to the almost menacing. Music is supplied by some of the area's most well-known musicians. Tuesday is Carnival Fun Day, when patrons can enjoy all rides for $20. Senior Citizen Day offers $5 admission to seniors on Wednesday and Children's Day on Thursday admits all children, high school age and under, free. Sunday is Family Fun Day. Following Monday's 5 p.m. gate opening, gates open at 9 a.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Tickets remain $10, or $9 if purchased before Aug. 1, and children under 14 are admitted free. Free admission is also offered to all

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Schaghticoke Fair Schaghticoke Another bit of history – 194 years – is celebrated Aug. 28-Sept. 2 by The Great Schaghticoke Fair, located on County Route 40, Schaghticoke. This fair is the third-oldest event of its type in New York State. The fair, a showcase for Rensselaer County and its agriculture, will feature agricultural exhibits and demonstrations, live entertainment, music, motorsport events, games, rides, food and much more. The fair opens at noon on Wednesday, Aug. 28, with

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$5 admission for all; Thursday, Aug. 29, Senior Citizens are admitted for $5; regular admission on all other days is $11. Parking is free. “We pride ourselves on doing something for everyone,” said fair manager Nancy Haynes. “We are very family oriented.” The fair will feature daily events, both old and new, some of them interactive, permitting audience members to join the action themselves. “We have a lot of demonstrations,” Haynes added. “4-H is very big and they encourage the audience to come and listen. The machinery demonstration by The Early Engine Club is going on all the time.” The fair will feature a

Sandy Hill Days Hudson Falls Hudson Falls residents know their history, too, and celebrate it on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 6 and 7, with Sandy Hill Days. For more than half of its 175 years, Hudson Falls was called Sandy Hill. The Sandy Hills Day Committee says that Sandy Hill Days is a time to “honor

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music, food, children’s games and rides and a fireworks display. Friday night the Willie Playmore Band will play from 7 to 9 p.m. in the picnic shelter. The popular cake booth will also highlight Friday night’s festivities at 6 p.m. Folks can place a wager on their lucky number.

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Whitehall Powwow Whitehall The First Nations Intertribal Powwow returns to Skenesborough Park in Whitehall on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 3 and 4. More drums, vendors and attrac-

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Whether your idea of camping is a rugged trek to a backcountry pond, a weekend at a public campground, or a week spent inside an RV, the Lakes Region of Vermont and Washington County, N.Y., afford a variety of opportunities to spend a night, a weekend or even a week in the outdoors. Here are a number of camping options:

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well-developed picnic area featuring a large grassy field, tables and charcoal grills. There is a also a basketball court, two beaches (one for campers and another for day-users), a snack bar, and kayak, canoe, rowboat and pedal boat rentals. Boating and fishing on the lake are very popular and the state traditionally holds

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CAMPING a “Let’s Go Fishing” event at the park the second Saturday in June. For more information, call 802-287-9158, or visit www.vtstateparks. com/htm/catherine.htm.

Bomoseen State Park Castleton Opened in1960, this 3,000-plus-acre park is on Lake Bomoseen, the largest lake located entirely within Vermont’s borders, and includes nearby Glen Lake. The campground contains 66 campsites including 10 lean-tos and most sites are wooded, open and grassy, or along the shore of the lake. There is an open pavilion that seats up to 100 people

and has electricity, grills, picnic tables and accessibility. Flush toilets, hot showers and a dump station are provided. There are several hiking trails, one of which is connected to Half Moon State Park, as well as a selfguided Slate History Trail that explores the slate mining heritage of the park and surrounding area. To learn more, call 802-2654242, or visit htm.

Half Moon Pond State Park Hubbardton This quiet park in the forests of Bomoseen State Park

is set in the dense woods of a small, sheltered basin surrounding Half Moon Pond. The campground bills itself as the perfect respite from the hustle and bustle of daily life. The campground offers 52 tent sites, 11 lean-tos, 5 furnished cabins, and Tall Timbers Cottage, which has its own dock. Flush toilets, hot showers and a dump station are provided. The pond is popular among paddlers because motor boats are not permitted and kayak, canoe and row boat rentals are available. There is excellent bass and panfishing, limited swimming and a vast trail

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Emerald Lake State Park Dorset This 430-acre park draws its name from 20-acre Emerald Lake, which appears green when viewed from above. Restricted to non-motorized boats, the lake is ideal for swimming and paddling and the park rents boats. The park is popular among hikers due to its proximity to the Long Trail and to Dorset

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CAMPING Mountain. The campground features 67 campsites and 37 lean-tos, located on a heavily wooded ridge above the lake. Flush toilets, hot showers and a dump station are provided. Two picnic areas are available and an open pavilion that can accommodate up to 100 people is available to rent. The park is close to attractions in Manchester. For more information, call 802-362-1655, or visit www. v t s t at e p a rk s. c o m / h t m / emerald.htm.

Gifford Woods State Park Killington With its location at the base of Killington and Pico, this park is a favorite of hikers, including those on the Appalachian Trail. Located within one of the

few old-growth hardwood forests in Vermont, the campground features four cabins, 22 tent/trailer sites and 20 lean-tos in two camping loops. With its proximity to Killington and the Rutland region, there is no shortage of recreational opportunities nearby. Learn more by calling 802775-5354, or visit http:// www.vtstate htm/gifford.htm.

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Primitive camping Like New York, Vermont offers primitive camping at no charge on many state lands. Lands designated for primitive camping are usually located in wilderness areas and are usually accessible only by foot. These sites do not offer facilities or designated water sources therefore requiring you to provide your own means of purification. You are

See CAMPING, pg. 60

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and rocky ridges and offers wooded sites, a shaded picnic area, a sandy beach, hiking trails, swimming, fishing and boating. The campground offers sites for groups, tents and trailers, a large lakeside pavilion that can accommodate up to 120 people for events, and a lakeshore cottage rental. There are seven campsites accessible to people with disabilities that can support power equipment for those with a legitimate medical need. Household pets are allowed at the park but must be leashed. Moreau Lake State Park is located 10 miles north of Saratoga Springs in the Adirondack foothills. For more information, call 518-793-0511, or visit www. ny s p a rk s. / p a rk s / 1 5 0 / details.aspx

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CAMPING Putnam Pond Ticonderoga Putnam Pond is a scenic pond, conveniently located six miles from Ticonderoga. The pond is a key starting point for hikers and backcountry campers trekking into the Pharaoh Lake Wilderness area, a 46,000acre tract featuring 39 bodies of water covering 1,100 acres, more than 60 miles of hiking trails and 14 backcountry lean-tos. The campground features 72 developed campsites (nine of them remote) that can accommodate tents and RVs up to 30 feet long. All the sites are large, well-forested, and private, and there are hot showers, flush toilets, trash and recycling receptacles, boat launch, picnic area and pavilion,

and canoe and rowboat rentals. The campground offers a variety of recreational opportunities: canoeing and boating, fishing, and hiking. To learn more, call 518-585-7280, or visit

Lake George At 32 miles long and three miles wide at its broadest point, Lake George has long been a popular destination among outdoor enthusiasts and boasts some of the most diverse recreational opportunities in the state. The state Department of E n v i r o n m e n t a l Conservation operates a number of public campgrounds in and around Lake George, and campers can enjoy a wide range of

recreational pursuits, including fishing, boating, swimming, diving (Lake George is acclaimed for its deep, clear waters) and hiking. Many of the sites are also close to other attractions, including the Great Escape, Water Slide World, Magic Forest, Fort William Henry, and shopping and dining in Lake George village.

Hearthstone Point Lake George Hearthstone Point is located two miles north of the village of Lake George. The campground features 251 tent and trailer sites (including 13 handicap-accessible sites), hot showers, flush toilets, trash and recycling facilities, a sandy beach, and swim-

ming area. A Junior Naturalist Program is offered onsite and successful campers earn a naturalist badge for their participation. Please note, there is no boat launch at this facility. To learn more, call 518668-5193, or visit www.dec.

Lake George Islands Located on the “Queen of American Lakes,” the Lake George Islands offer a unique experience for campers to enjoy. The Lake George Island campsites are accessible by boat only and are spread out over much of the lake. The campgrounds are divided into three groups: Glen, Long and Narrow. Each

See CAMPING, pg. 62

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Hog Town/Knapp Estate Fort Ann This area, at the end of Sly Pond Road in Fort Ann, offers primitive backcountry camping opportunities. Although you won’t find many amenities, you will find stunning views of Lake George from atop Buck and Sleeping Beauty Mountains, backcountry ponds, and a beautiful waterfall (Shelving Rock Falls). Tent and lean-to sites are available on a first-come, first-serve basis, although some restrictions apply.

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length of the race are kept a complete secret. The race is so challenging that only 15 percent of the 200 athletes who enter each year are able to finish. While this race is only open to qualified athletes, there other obstacle course races in the region this summer that anyone can enter. The Spartan Beast race will be held at Killington Mountain Resort on Sept. 21 and 22. This 10 to 12 milerace features dozens of obstacles scattered across the slopes of Killington’s ski trails. Participants who are able to complete the course receive a T-shirt, medal, one free beer, and the opportunity to enjoy some live entertainment while they nurse sore muscles and bumps and bruises.

ADVENTURE SPORTS Organizers will also host the Spartan Vermont Ultra Beast on Sept. 21. The Ultra Beast is similar to the Beast but on performanceenhancing drugs. Instead of 12 miles, competitors will attempt to cover a course that is 26-plus miles long, while navigating many of the same obstacles. To learn more, or to register, visit Another obstacle course race that will visit the region this summer is Tough Mudder. Tough Mudder events are 10-12 mile obstacle courses designed by British Special Forces to test your strength, stamina, mental grit, and camaraderie. Proceeds from the series benefit the Wounded Warrior Program. The series bills itself as more a personal challenge than a race and participants enjoy live music and a beer after they finish the race. The event also differentiates itself from other events in that it requires a team and requires that everyone works together to finish the race. The Tough Mudder event

will be held on Aug. 10 and 11 at Mount Snow in West Dover, Vt. To learn more, visit www.toughmudder. com.

Aerial Adventure Parks At some point, we’ve all climbed a tree. Whether it’s some inborn need to view our surroundings from a higher vantage point or some vestigial evolutionary behavior that tells us it’s safer to be off the ground, climbing a tree has always been a childhood rite of passage. We’d climb and we’d continue to climb higher despite our mothers pleading with us to “get down before you fall and break your neck.” Aerial Adventure Parks are elevated obstacle courses that combine elements of tree-climbing with ziplines, rope-swings, and suspension bridges. The parks typically offer a range of courses for different ages and ability levels, and are an active and healthy alternative to a traditional amusement park. There are three courses located near Washington County and the Lakes

Region of Vermont listed below. So go ahead and climb that tree.

Bromley Mountain Ski Resort Aerial Adventure Course State Route 11, Peru, Vt. Bromley Mountain Ski Resort opened one of the area’s newest aerial adventure parks last summer. The park includes five distinct courses for all skills and age levels. Each course has zip-lines but primarily consist of “bridges” between tree platforms made of rope, cable and wood configurations offering unique challenges. The park is open to anyone ages 7 and up. Staff will provide a harness and safety equipment as well as instruction. They will also monitor the park to ensure everyone is safe. A two-and-a-half hour pass costs $45. Bromley is open from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends only through June 9 and then daily from June 14 to Sept. 2. Hours are extended to 5:30 p.m. on Saturdays in July and August. Bromley also features the Sun Mountain Flyer, a

five-story, half-mile zip-line that reaches speeds up to 50 mph, an alpine slide, climbing wall, water slides, miniature gold and other attractions. For more information, visit www.summer.bromley. com. Getting there: From Manchester take Route 11/30 six miles to where the roads diverge. Continue on Route 11 for another mile. Bromley is on the left.

Okemo Mountain Resort Canopy Tour 77 Okemo Ridge Road, Ludlow, Vt. Okemo Mountain Resort unveiled its new zip-line canopy tour last summer to considerable fanfare. Located behind the Jackson Gore Inn, the course features seven zip-lines that are 40 to 50 feet above the ground. The longest of the lines is 900 feet, and riders can soar at speeds up to 30 mph as they descend nearly 300 vertical feet from start to finish. Reservations are highly recommended for morning

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ADVENTURE SPORTS and afternoon departures. Zip-line riders must be at least 10 years old and weigh less than 250 pounds. The cost is $79. Okemo also features a Mountain Coaster (think of a roller coaster through the woods), climbing wall, bungee trampoline and more. For more information, visit Getting there: Take State Rte. 4 east to State Rte. 7 south to State Rte. 103 south, 20 miles to Ludlow. The entrance to Jackson Gore will be on the right. Or continue 1.5 miles to Okemo Mountain Resort entrance, also on the right.

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adventure course is an elevated obstacle course securely suspended between trees 10 to 60 feet off the ground. Each adult course contains 10 to 17 obstacles, including zip-lines (the Alber Brook zip-line is 350 feet long), Tarzan swings (including one on the black course that requires swinging from a 50-foot-high platform into a cargo net), hanging nets, wobbly bridges, swinging logs, and many more. Prices range from $25 for the children’s course to $50 for the full adult course. Age and height restrictions apply. The course is open daily in the summer; reservations are strongly encouraged. Visit for more

information. Getting there: Take the Northway (I-87) north to exit 24, Bolton Landing. Exit onto County Route 11 and proceed a quarter mile to Hendricks Rd. Turn left onto Hendricks Rd. and follow the signs.

Mountain Biking The Champlain Valley and the bucolic countryside of Washington County have become a popular destination among cyclists for its (relatively) un-crowded byways and scenic beauty. But there is a segment of the biking public that prefers their cycling to be a little more off-road and the mountains and natural terrain in the region make it excellent for mountain biking. A few local ski resorts offer adrenaline-pumping downhill descents, and trail systems in Rutland and near the Vermont-New York border afford great opportunities for mountain bikers of all ages and skill levels. Below are a few of the places you can enjoy mountain biking in the area.

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Pine Hill Park, in the heart of Rutland, offers 300 acres and 16 miles of singletrack trails. The park, which was set to become a housing development until it was saved by a group of concerned citizens, features trails for all ages, from the relatively flat to the technical. Most of the trails have good flow and there is very little root and rock debris to slow bikers down. There are also a number of bridges that offer some fun diversions. Nearby Pine Hill Bike Shop offers mountain bike

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rentals for $10, has equipment available for purchase, and will service all kinds of bikes. There is no charge to use the park. For more information, visit Getting there: Pine Hill Park is located at 2 Oak St. Extension in Rutland. If you’re traveling from New York State or the Lakes Region, take Rte. 4 east to Exit 6 (West Rutland). Take Rte. 4-BR for roughly three and a half miles, turn left onto Pierpoint Avenue and then left onto Oak Street Extension.

Killington Mountain Resort 4763 Killington Road, Killington, Vt. Killington’s Kona “Groove Approved” Mountain Bike Park offers lift-served mountain biking. The resort features 45 miles and 4,241 vertical feet spread across five mountain areas, all served by the K-1 Express Gondola, offering a diverse range of terrain ranging from classic crosscountry single track to challenging big-bike downhill and free-riding trails. There are a number of natural and man-made features on some downhill trails. Mountain bikers can access the gondola every day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. from June 29 to Sept. 2. A full day of lifts and riding costs $35. Trail access only is $5. For more information, visit Getting there: Killington is at the junction of Rtes. 4 and100 in Killington, 11 miles east of Rutland. From the Killington sign on Rte. 4 (across from Bill’s Country Store) drive 3.6 miles up the Killington Road to the Snowshed Base Area on the left.

Hiking Get healthy, touch nature on hikes Enjoy Washington County and the Lakes Region from a whole new perspective … take a hike! Breathing fresh air, enjoying the quiet calm of the woods and taking in panoramic views, all while burning serious calories – hiking offers the best of all worlds. Popular with people of all ages, sizes and nationalities, its benefits are many, from mental wellbeing to a healthy body.

Hiking can offer adults who’ve lost touch with nature a chance to reconnect and can teach children about the great outdoors. And best of all — it’s free. Anyone with a sturdy pair of shoes and some water and snacks can try out any level of trails in the Slate Valley and beyond. Within a short driving distance are the Adirondacks, Green Mountains and the Taconics. Listed below is a

range of easy to challenging area hikes.

With the exception of the rail trails, Haystack, Mount Equinox and the trails at Merck Forest, more detailed trail descriptions and trail maps can be found at

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HIKING miles. The trail traces an old Delaware & Hudson line that operated between Rutland and Albany, N.Y., playing a vital role in the slate industry in the late 1800s and early 1900s. As is typical with rail trails, it is a gentle gradient and smooth going. The northern section begins at the Castleton trailhead. From the campus of Castleton State College, the trail delves into lush pockets of northern hardwood trees and provides a glimpse of Vermont farmland. Don’t be surprised to share the trail occasionally with varsity athletes in training, but it’s an excellent place for beginning bike riders. After 7 miles you’ll reach Poultney, south

of which the trail ends abruptly at the New York state line. The southern section of the trail begins at the state line just north of West Pawlet. The best spot to access the trail is at the West Pawlet trailhead, which is approximately 2.5 miles south of the northern terminus. This 2.5-mile stretch into town is densely forested and ends at trailhead parking near an industrial site. South of town, the trail opens up a bit, offering sweeping views of the surrounding hills and countryside. Don’t be surprised to see deer all along this trail. After passing a parking area outside the small village of West Rupert, the trail continues a half mile farther to its

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southern terminusat the state border. Getting there: Northern Section: From State Rte. 4A in Castleton, turn south into the entrance of Castleton State College on Seminary Street, then right into the visitor parking area. At the south end of the lot are rows of designated trail parking spaces. To reach the Poultney trailhead, at the intersection of Rtes. 30 and 31, turn west onto Bentley Street. The trailhead is on the left. Southern Section: To access the West Pawlet trailhead, take Rte. 153 into West Pawlet. At the T-junction with Egg Street, turn right. The trailhead is on the right. To reach the West Rupert trailhead, follow State Rte.

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HIKING degrees of unobstructed views of Granville and the Slate Valley. Getting there: The trail to the summit is off Tunket Road in Pawlet. Heading south from Granville, N.Y., toward Pawlet, turn left onto Waite Road (about 1.7 miles north of Pawlet) and go exactly 1.2 miles to the entrance at Tunket Road. There is a small parking are on the left side Walk up Tunket Road until to you see signs for the trail on the left.

Little Rocky Pond Danby, Vt. This 5.8-mile roundtrip hike is a relatively flat twomile walk through hardwood forest to a beautiful pond surrounded by large boulders. It is very popular

for swimming, camping and fishing. The hike features only 350 feet of elevation change, making it nice for families. At the northern end of the pond the Green Mountain Trail offers the option to extend the hike to a 7.5-mile hike. The trail is located on a section of the Appalachian/ Long Trail and is marked by white blazes. Getting there: From Rte. 7 in Danby, turn east onto Brooklyn Road (Forest Road 10) for about 3.5 miles to the Appalachian/Long Trail crossing. Parking is on the south side of the road.

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HIKING gentler, safer incline. Look out for an important left, uphill turn by a tree with three yellow ties around it. The trail after this spot is windy and less-worn, but hikers are asked not to bushwhack so as to not disturb vegetation. The Yellow trail should take 45 to 1

hour each way. The blue trail is much shorter but also much steeper. Use caution on this trail as the ground can be uneven and loose. Hike through a open field to get to the trailhead and follow the blue trail the rest of the way.

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to the large pile of white rocks at the base of the cliff. Both trails start from a parking lot at the Green Mountain National ForestWhite Rocks Picnic area. The Cliffs Trail is 3.2 miles round trip but it rises 1,250 feet so it is a fairly strenuous hike. The first part winds around the northeastern edge of the cliffs before reaching the Appalachian/Long Trail junction, then south, following the white blazes past the Greenwall Shelter Spur trail at one mile. Continue south for .4 miles to reach the spur that leads to the cliffs and several beautiful vistas. The Ice Beds trail is 1.8miles (180 feet of elevation gain) to a pile of massive rocks that protects ice

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HIKING well into the summer. The trail, easy enough for children, leaves the southwest corner of the parking lot and climbs several switchbacks until it meets an old woods road at about .4 miles, where it follows a stream to the rocks. Getting there: From Rte. 7 in Wallingford, follow Rte. 140 east 2.1 miles to the junction of Sugar Hill Road on the right. From Rte. 103 in East Wallingford, follow Rte. 140 west approximately 4.0 miles to the junction of Sugar Hill Road on the left. Follow Sugar Hill Road about 200 feet to the sign for the Green Mountain National Forest-White Rocks Picnic Area and turn right onto Forest Road 52. Follow that a half mile to

the Picnic Area parking lot.

Stratton Mountain Arlington, Vt. Hikers can see three states from the 70-foot fire tower atop Stratton Mountain, the highest peak in Southern Vermont. The 360-degree views at the top of this 3,940-foot peak include the Green Mountains, the Taconic Mountains and more. A caretaker is stationed at the summit during the summer and fall. This is a 7.6-mile (round trip) hike featuring 1,730 feet of elevation gain, making it a moderate to difficult trek. The trail follows the Appalachian/Long Trail, marked with white blazes, to the summit. The trail is gradual at first, passing through a mixed hard/soft

wood forest. About a mile and half into the hike, the trail begins to climb steeply, before flattening out for a while along the ridgeline. After this point, it begins to climb switchbacks before reaching the summit. From Rte. 7 in Arlington, turn west onto Rte. 313. Take at right onto South Road and follow to the end, turn right onto Kansas Road and follow over Rte. 7 and over a two-lane bridge. Turn right onto Kelley Stand Road for about 9.6 miles. The parking area is on the north side of the road.

Stratton Pond Arlington, Vt. This trail leads to beautiful Stratton Pond, the largest body of water on the Long Trail and the most

heavily used located on the Appalachian Trail in Vermont. The pond features several designated campsites on a first-come, first-served basis ($5 fee). The trail is 7.8 miles long (round trip), but only climbs 390 feet, making it a relatively easy hike that takes five to six hours on average. The trail ascends gradually through mixed hard/ soft wood forest. At 3.8 miles the trail turns onto a logging road and the Appalachian/Long Trail is reached soon after, leading to the pond. Getting there: From Rte. 7 in Arlington, turn west on Rte. 313 at the end of the exit ramp and take a right onto South Road and follow

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HIKING to the end. Turn right onto Kansas Road and cross Rte. 7 and a two-lane bridge. Turn right and travel Kelley Stand Road for about 8.7 miles. Parking will be on the left.

Bromley Mountain Peru, Vt. This trail leads to the top of Bromley Mountain, a popular ski resort east of Manchester that great views in every direction, including Stratton Mountain and Mount Equinox. On a clear day, it’s possible to see the Adirondacks in New York and Mount Washington in New Hampshire. This popular, 6-mile roundtrip trail, which is a hard workout, takes four to five hours to complete. Identified by white trail

blazes, this route follows the Appalachian Trail from a parking lot a few miles below the ski resort. The trail begins at the east end of the parking lot and follows Bromley Brook for the first mile, becoming steeper until it reaches the spur leading to a tenting area. From here, the trail emerges onto the ski resort’s “Run Around Trail” leading to the summit and an observation deck. Getting there: From Rte. 7 in Manchester, take Rte. 11/30 east for about five miles to the Appalachian/ Long Trail crossing just below where Rte.s 11 and 30 diverge.

Lye Brook Falls Manchester A simple trail that leads to one Vermont’s highest

waterfalls, the 100-plusfoot Lye Brook Falls, this hike is 2.3 miles each way and gains less than 800 feet. A century ago the route was home to a number of charcoal kilns and sawmills that can still be seen through keen eyes. The trail follows Lye Brook on old logging roads, traveling at a steady grade. At 1.8 miles, a spur trail leads a half mile to the falls. Moose have been known to frequent the area, so wildlife enthusiasts can keep a camera at the ready for both the falls and the animals. Caution: Rocks dot the trail and can be slippery at times, as are those near the falls, so pay attention. Getting there: From Rte. 7 in Manchester,travel about a quarter mile east

on Rte. 11/30 to East Manchester Road, then south for about a mile, then turn left onto Glen Road, just before the overpass. Follow Glen Road and bear right at the fork onto Lye Brook Access Road. The trailhead is at the east side of the parking lot at the end of the Lye Brook Access Road.

Prospect Rock Manchester The summit of Prospect Rock offers fine views of the ManchesterValley. The hike climbs 1,000 feet in less than two miles (3.5 miles round trip) and can be completed in one and a half to two and a half hours. Marked with blue blazes, the trail follows the old Rootville Road up the

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HIKING Downer Glen Ravine. After entering the forest, the trail gets steeper and crosses a small brook several times, then meets the Appalachian/Long Trail at 1.7 miles. A spur leads 200 feet west to the summit. Getting there: From Rte. 7 in Manchester, travel about a quarter mile east on Rte. 11/30 to East Manchester Road, turn right then immediately left onto Rootville Roadfor about a mile. Limited parking is found at the trail head beyond the last residence and some limited parking is available below the water tank; please obey all parking signs.

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EquinoxMountain is the highest peak in the Taconic Mountain Range and offers views of the Berkshires, the Green Mountains, and into New York. It is the second-highest peak in Southern Vermont and features a radio tower, abandoned radio station and old hotel. At 6.8 roundtrip miles, this trail, also known as the Blue Summit Trail, offers almost 2,900 feet of elevation gain, making it a rugged hike. Starting on an old logging road, the trail begins with a short side trip to Lookout Rock with views of the valley before continuing to the summit. Getting there: From Manchester village, take Rte. 7A to the Burr and Burton Seminary parking lot on Seminary Avenue.

Merck Forest Rupert, Vt. Merck Forest and Farmland Center offers a variety of hiking opportunities on some nine different trails, all open to hiking and horseback riding. MountAntone and Spruce Peak are the tallest mountains on the property and provide outstanding views of the Taconic Mountains. Both hikes take about three hours to complete. Discovery and Burke Trails are shorter hikes suited for families with young children. Getting there: From Salem, N.Y., take Rte. 153 to Rupert to Rte. 315. Travel east for three miles and turn into the main entrance of the Merck Forest on the right. Follow the road a

half mile to the visitor’s center.

Deer Leap Killington, Vt. An easy trail, Deer Leap leads to a rocky outcrop and rewards hikers with dramatic views of the Coolidge Range, Sherburne Pass and more. The hike climbs 600 feet and covers 3.1 miles. From the parking lot on Rte. 4, follow the Sherburne Pass trail north to the junction with the Appalachian Trail. From here take the AT south until you reach the Deer Leap Trail which climbs quickly to a ridge a ridge and another trail junction just short of a mile from Rte. 4. The trail to the left travels a quarter mile to

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HIKING Deer Leap overlook. Return to the Deer Leap Trail and go north at the junction and climb over Big Deer Leap Mountain at which point the trail descends to the Appalachian Trail. Turn right and follow the trail back to its junction with the Sherburne Pass Trail and the parking lot on Rte. 4. Getting there: From Rutland, travel east on Rte. 4. Trailhead parking is across the street from the Inn at the Long Trail at 9.3 miles.

The Great Cliff and Mount Horrid Brandon These trails offer excellent views and the opportunity to see nesting peregrine falcons and other wildlife. The gain is a little more than 600 feet and it’s 1.4 miles roundtrip, but several steep sections make it more difficult than the distance suggests. From Brandon Gap, follow the Long Trail north for .7 miles to a blue blazed spur trail that leads to the top of Great Cliff. The trails are sometimes closed during the summer to protect nesting falcons so look for signs. Mount Horrid Overlook offers a view of a beaver pond and other wildlife. Getting there: From Brandon, take Rte. 73 east for 7.5 miles. Trailhead parking is on the right, just before the top of Brandon Gap. Please secure valuables as this parking lot experiences vandalism. The trail starts on the north side of Rte. 73. Mt. Horrid Overlook parking is at 7.6 miles.

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Granville A beautiful and very flat trail, this path is the site of the former Delaware and Hudson Railroad. It begins near the Granville village/ town line and continues south and is linked to other trails that can take hikers south to Salem and into parts of Vermont. The surface is not paved but consists of firm stones and is perfect for bicycles, strollers and pedestrians. Getting there: Access to the trail can be found south of the village of Granville on Rte. 22 a quarter mile from Andrews Lane. Walkers can also park near the Slate Valley Museum off Water Street or in public parking off Main Street for direct access to the trail.

Feeder Canal Heritage Trail / Warren County Bikeway This walk, run and bike trail starts in Fort Edward, passes through downtown Glens Falls and continues to Lake George village. Most of the Feeder Canal trail is crushed stone, while the majority of the Warren County bikeway is paved and suitable for a variety of non-motorized recreational pursuits. Much of the trail has been laid out to avoid steep hills and therefore is suitable for people of all ages, but plan on enough time to overcome small bumps. By using designated on-street routes, it’s possible to connect with the Saratoga County Heritage Trail and the Old Champlain Canal Towpath. The trail also offers access to attractions in the village of Lake George, Queensbury, Glens Falls, South Glens Falls, Hudson Falls and Fort Edward. Getting there: There are a number of access points

and several designated parking areas along the trail.For a complete trail map, visit docs/gf-lg-trail.pdf or http://www.feedercanal. com/FeederCanalAlliance3. htm.

Black Mountain Dresden The highest of its group surrounding Lake George, Black Mountain tops out at 2,665 feet. Beautiful views of the lake, including the Narrows, Roger’s Slide, and Tongue Mountain directly to the west, are visible from the summit, which also features a fire tower, although public access to it is not permitted. There are two main approaches to the summit. The steepest approach is from Black Mountain Point and is accessible only by boat. Because it cannot be reached by car and because the trail climbs 2,300 feet in 2.8 miles, most people choose to hike from the trailhead on Pike Brook Road in Dresden. Besides featuring half of the vertical ascent, it also offers two routes to the summit which can be combined for an interesting loop trip. From parking at the trailhead on Pike Brook Road, the trail follows an old logging road for a mile to its first junction. The route to the right is the most direct to the summit, but the trail to Lapland Pond on the left offers a more attractive hike. Lapland Pond and its lean-to are about one mile in, and another mile in is Round Pond, and a short distance away, Black Mountain Pond, which also features a lean-to. After leaving the pond, the trail reaches the junction with

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the route coming from the lake. From here, the trail climbs a series of switchbacks for the next mile until it reaches the summit. The total distance of the loop is 6.7 miles, although the hike can be done in 5 miles by taking the more direct route. Getting there: Travel north through Whitehall on Rte. 22 for about 4.5 miles and look for a sign to Huletts Landing on the left (County Route 6). Drive for 2.7 miles and turn left on Pike Brook Road. At .8 miles look for a large parking lot.

Buck Mountain FortAnn A slightly longer hike than its Fort Ann sister peaks, Buck Mountain is also located on the east side of Lake George. The open, rocky summit boasts an almost 360-degree view of the lake, the Sagamore Resort, the Tongue Mountain Range, Shelving Rock Mountain, Sleeping Beauty and Black Mountain, and the village of Lake George to the south. There are two routes to the summit: one from Pilot Knob and one from Hogtown in FortAnn. Most hikers choose to hike from a trailhead at the end of Pilot Knob Road. This route is 3.3 miles and features a 2,000-foot vertical ascent, with a number of waterfalls and views. While the trail from Buck Mountain is shorter and involves less climbing (2.3 miles, 1,130 feet), it offers fewer views. Getting there: Pilot Knob Trailhead: Take Rte. 149 to and turn left on Rte. 9L, going just shy of 5 miles, then turn right at the sign for Kattskill Bay and Pilot Knob. The parking lot is 3.5

HIKING miles on the right-hand side. Hogtown Trailhead: Traveling on Rte. 149, turn on to Buttermilk Falls Road. At 3.2 miles it becomes Sly Pond Road. At the intersection with Hogtown Road continue straight ahead onto Shelving Rock Road. The parking area is just past the parking area for the Lake George Trails System on the left-hand side. There is a trailhead sign for Buck Mountain.

Shelving Rock Falls Fort Ann This trail features an easy hike to a beautiful 50-foot waterfall. The appearance of the falls changes with the season and the weather. The brook leading to the falls features some cascades and smaller falls. Hikers can also follow the brook to LogBay on the eastern shore of Lake George, and nearby ShelvingRockMountain offers some limited views of the lake and surrounding mountains. The trail to the falls features some hills, but it follows an old carriage road and is not very steep. And at 1.7 miles (one-way), it makes a good hike for families. The trail leads to the top of the falls and there is a trail to its base. Hikers should use caution around the falls. Footing can be slick and there have been a number of injuries there in recent years. Getting there: Follow the directions to Buck Mountain. Once you reach the parking area for the Lake George Trails System, continue down the road for 2.8 miles until you reach an orange-painted steel gate that guards a culvert and

The Lewis Deane Nature Preserve in Poultney is an 85-acre plot of land owned by Green Mountain College. Hiking trails provide access to beautiful views from an easy to moderate hike up Saint Catherine Mountain which tops out at 1,214 feet. small bridge. The trail starts here and there is a parking area just beyond this point on the left.

Sleeping Beauty Fort Ann A moderate day hike, Sleeping Beauty is a popular mountain within easy distance of both Washington and Warren counties. A steady, reasonable climb that takes an hour to an hour and half to summit finishes with open views in almost every direction. To the west is Lake George and many Adirondack peaks, to the east is the Pico and Killington, and other Vermont mountains. Access to the trailhead, known as Dacy Clearing in the Hogtown area of Fort Ann, is sometimes closed. This adds an additional 3.2-mile (roundtrip) fairly flat walk from the parking lot that passes the remains of an old stone structure. If it is open, hikers can drive to the start of the 1.8 mile trail. Those looking for more adventure can continue over the summit to Bumps Pond and Fishbrook Pond, where they might encounter secluded fishermen. Getting there: Traveling

on Rte. 149, turn on to Buttermilk Falls Road, which at 3.2 miles becomes Sly Pond Road. At the intersection with Hogtown Road continue straight ahead onto Shelving Rock Road. You’ll see a parking area for the Lake George Trails System, and the road to Dacy Clearing is located just beyond a gate at the end of the parking area.

Pilot Knob Preserve Fort Ann Smaller than its neighbors on Lake George’s east side, this hike offers equallyrewarding views for less work. A family could hike up in 30 to 45 minutes. Views from the top include nearby mountains, the distant Adirondacks and much of the length of Lake George. A gazebo sits atop the small peak, providing a perfect shaded spot for a picnic or a rest. There are several marked routes, so the trail can be hiked up and down or as a semi-circuit. Getting there: Traveling on Rte. 149, turn on Ridge Road or Rte. 9L north for about 4.7 miles, bear right onto Pilot Knob Road and continue for .7 miles to a

small parking area on the right.

Prospect Mountain Lake George A peak with an interesting history, Prospect Mountain is a good bet for extensive, panoramic views of the Lake George region. On a clear day, hikers can see 100 miles to the east from the top. The 2,030-foot hike is a good, heavy workout and continues up in a moderate to steep pitch for 1.7 miles on the Prospect Mountain Trail. On a beautiful day it might be crowded, however, as tourist can drive to the summit on a toll road. Those with a fear of bridges should avoid this hike, as a trek across a metal bridge over the Northway is necessary to reach the trailhead. The trail travels on an old roadbed of a funicular railway that served a oncethriving summer hotel on the mountain, and historical markers at the top explain this in detail. Getting there: Heading north on Lake George’s main road, Canada Street, take a left onto Montcalm Street and follow hiking trail signs to the end of Smith Street.

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Fore! Great golf courses abound in area PJ O’Rourk once said, “Golf combines two favorite American pastimes; taking long walks and hitting things with a stick.” If that’s true you’ll find plenty of opportunities in Washington County, NY, and the Lakes Region of Vermont to engange in some of America’s favorite pastimes. The region is

home to dozens of golf courses, ranging from 18-hole championship courses that will challenge the most experienced golfers to nine-hole, par 3 courses that are ideal for the novice player. Below you will find a description of some of the courses in the area. So tee it up and enjoy.


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Vermont Neshobe Golf Club 224 Town Farm Rd., Brandon Vt. 802-247-3611 This par-72 championship course was named the top golf value in Vermont by the New England Golf Guide in 2008 and was cho-

sen as one of the top 100 public golf courses in New England. The course lies amongst woods, farm and pasture land and rolling. While there are expansive views of the surrounding countryside, the course does not feature severe up and down-hill shots. The

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GOLF total yardage is 6,349 yards from the longest tees. Every golf course has a salient feature that makes an indelible impression on those who play course. At Neshobe, it’s likely the most memorable hole is the par-3 tenth hole. Dubbed “the toughest par three in Vermont,” a carry of 190 yards over the Neshobe River greets players on the back tee of the hole. Players will want to be sure they hit with enough club to clear the river and enough loft to hold the green. More conservative players can loft their shot short of the river and then hit a short pitch shot to the green. Green fees including a cart cost $60; $35 for nine holes. Seasonal and twilight specials are offered

and Vermont residents can play 18 holes (cart including) for $49 ($30 for nine holes). The course has a clubhouse with a restaurant, pro shop, driving range and practice green. 2012 Vermont PGA Senior Champion Rodney Bicknell is available for lessons. Tee times are recommended. For more information, call 802-247-3611.

Prospect Point Golf Club 111 Prospect Point Road, Bomoseen, Vt. 802-468-5581 Overlooking Lake Bomoseen, this nine-hole course is nestled along and above the shore of Lake Bomoseen and offers excellent views of the lake and surrounding countryside.

And with a pair of docks, golfers can choose to arrive by boat. For a nine-hole course, Prospect Point offers a variety of holes, from long up and down-hill shots to par 3’s and flat shots. The signature hole is the par 3 ninth, which plays anywhere from 130 to 160 yards and requires a shot over a pond onto a slightly elevated green. If you come up short, your ball takes a drink, too far and you could end up above the green or in the road. The hole is made all the more attractive by an up-close view of the lake. Green fees are $15 for nines holes; $23 with a cart. Golfers look to play 18 holes receive a price break; $30 to walk; $40 to ride. There are also twilight and seasonal (spring and fall)

rates available. The club features a practice green and restaurant.

The Golf Club at the Equinox 3567 Main Street, Route 7A, Manchester, Vt. 802-362-7870 thingstodo/golf The Golf Club at the Equinox has been named one of the “Top 75 courses in the U.S.” by Golf Digest, and the #1 Golf Course in Vermont by Golfweek. Enjoy crisp mountain air and spectacular views of the surrounding mountains at this par-71, 6423-yard gem of a course, which boasts challenging play on every fairway, bunker and green. The signature hole on this beautiful course has to be

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GOLF the par 4, 423-yard 13th, which features the most scenic views on the entire course. Players can see the surrounding countryside and the resort’s iconic steeple rising above the trees. Accuracy is at a premium as you approach the elevated green; miss right and your ball lands in a sand trap and while you can play out, most take the penalty. Green fees range from $89 to $119 Monday through Thursday; $109 to $139 Friday through Sunday. Twilight rates (after 3 p.m.) are offered during the week and on most weekends. The course features a pro shop, putting green and restaurant. Tee times are recommended and instruction is available. For more information, call 802-362-7870.

Lake St. Catherine Country Club 2395 Route 30, Poultney, Vt. 802-287-9341 Located in the town of Poultney, this course offers panoramic views of the green mountains and the course’s namesake lake. This 6,204 yard, 18 hole championship layout plays much longer than it measures due to it’s many elevation changes. The

course’s multiple sets of tees provide a challenge for players of all skill levels. The front nine holes are fairly forgiving while the back nine holes are more challenging and require greater course management and shot making skills. The bunkers are filled with all new sand and the fairways, tees, and greens are traditional bent grass, which roll consistent and very true. The par 3 sixteenth may be the course’s most popular hole. Golfers tee off from the highest point on the course offering expansive views of the surrounding area. Like the rest of the course 155yard (from the white tees) hole is deceptive due to the tee’s high perch above the green. Make sure you grab the appropriate club and you should land safely on the green. The club offers lessons and features a pro shop, driving range and practice green. The 6,000 square foot club house provides a memorable and quality dining experience. After a round, golfers can relax on the spacious deck overlooking the course and enjoy a drink in the company of friends. Tee times are recommended and special rates are available. For more information,

call 802-287-9341.

Mt. Anthony Country Club 180 Country Club Drive, Bennington, Vt. 802-442-2617 Established in 1897, Mt. Anthony Country Club is nestled in the heart of Historic Old Bennington. The course has gone through a renovation under the direction of Golf Course Architect, A. John Harvey. The new changes take full advantage of the spectacular Green Mountain location and challenge players at every level. The restoration includes new shaping of bunkers and tee complexes. A systematic agronomic program continues in all existing grass areas, fairways and greens which results in a superb turf quality. The 18-hole, par 71 measures 6,264 yards. One of the holes that was redone and is popular among golfers it the par 3 14th. Accuracy is at a premium on this hole. Golfers need to clear a water hazard and hit their approach down the center of the fairway to avoid a bunker on the left and rolling hills to the right. The course features two putting

greens, a driving range, and restaurant. . Lessons are available with PGA Head Professional Douglas A. Ruttle. Weekend rates (18 holes) are $55 and midweek rates cost $35. Cart fees (18 holes) are $20. Nine-hole rates are available as well and tee time specials are available by visiting the club’s website. For more information, call 802-442-2617.

Stonehedge Golf Course 216 Squire Road, North Clarendon, Vt. 802-773-2666 This nine-hole course prides itself as Vermont’s affordable golf solution. This par 3 course measures 1,107 yards and offers a lot of variety for a little course, with three holes measuring less than 100 yards as well as two measuring more than 180 yards. The course features a snack bar, hitting cage and small pro shop. A round of 18 costs only $17.50 on weekends and carts can be rented everyday for only $6. For more information, call 802-773-2666 or visit

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New York Hiland Park Country Club 195 Haviland Road, Queensbury, NY 518-793-2000 \Widely considered one of the finest public facilities in the Northeast region of New York State, Hiland’s rolling fairways and meticulously maintained putting surfaces challenges players of all ability levels. This Stephen Kay designed course, opened for play in 1989, has hosted several PGA Qualifying events as well as the New York State

Open. The 6,950 yard, par 72 layout has been recognized as a “4 star” rated golf course by Golf Digest. One of the highlights of the course is the 315 yard (from the white tees), par 4 16th. The hole is a classic high risk, high reward hole with a slight dog leg left. The green can be reached from the tees but if your shot isn’t true there are a number of obstacles, including a water hazard to the left a bunker on the right and a large willow tree in the middle of the fairway, that can lead to a high score quickly. Most players will shoot short of the green to leave

themselves a short approach shot. Green fees (18 holes), with a cart, are $50 during the week and $60 on the weekend. Twilight rates are available seven days a week. The club features a full bar and restaurant, as well as banquet halls and catering services. There is also a full pro hop, driving range, practice green and instruction is offered. Tee times are recommended. For more information, call 518-793-2000.

Sunnyside Par 3 168 Sunnyside Drive, Queensbury, NY 518-792-0148

This nine-hole public course is a true par 3 and at 870 yards, golfers needn’t bring their drivers. The longest hole is 165 yard 4th and every green can be reached from the tee. Sunnyside Par 3 is also the only course in the region that features lighted golf and the course is open until 10:30 p.m. (weather permitting) every night. Green fees (18 holes) are $12 during the week and $13 on weekends. Twilight rates (after 8 p.m.) are $6 and junior and senior rates are available. Glow in the dark balls are available for rent. A 2-man scramble on

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GOLF Monday nights has become very popular and is open to the public. The course’s restaurant features a new chef and new menu, and the bar has one of the largest bottled beer selections in the area. There are also concerts held regularly during the summer. For more information, call 792-0148.

Queensbury Country Club 907 State Route 149, Lake George, NY 518-793-3711 www.queensburygolfclub. com Designed by Mark Cassidy and opened in 1954 this 18-hole course features 6,067 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 70. This beautiful and wellmaintained course offers nice views of the

Adirondack Mountains and has several challenging par 4ss, most notably the ninth and 13th holes. The ninth hole features a difficult dogleg left and the tee shot must be place in the precise spot to set up the approach. The 13th hole also features a dogleg left and the left side of the green is guard by large pine trees, requiring a well placed approach. Green fees (18 holes) with a cart are $45 weekends and $40 during the weeks. The club also offers a special after 2 p.m. which allows golfers to play a round of 18 for only $15 (cart not included). The club features a golf range, putting green, pro shop, restaurant and lessons are available. Tee times are recommended. For more information, call 793-3711.

Country Meadows Golf Course 10786 State Route 149, Fort Ann, NY 518-792-5927 Country Meadows Golf Course is the only 14-hole course in the area. Wide open and easy to walk, the course has three ponds, wide fairways and bentgrass greens. All the holes are par 3s and the 11th is the longest hole at 206 yards. Green fees cost only $12 for 14 holes and $10 for nine holes. Golf carts can be rented for $6 per person and senior rates are available everyday. The course features a driving range, putting green, and restaurant that be rented for banquets and special events. For more information, call


Kingswood Golf Course 111 Country Route 41, Hudson Falls, NY 518-747-8888 This 18 hole, par 71 links style championship course is one of the most popular and highest rated course in the region. It has been rated a “4 star” course by Golf Digest six times and has hosted number of professional tournaments. The course features bent-grass fairways, greens with strategically placed water hazards, sand traps, rolling hills and grassy mounds that offers challenges for golfers of all abilities. The course is more than 6,500 yards from the longest tees. The most popular hole is the par 4 17th. At 374 yards

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GOLF with a narrow fairway and slight dogleg left, it typically takes most golfers two or three shots to reach the green. Green fees (18 holes) are $35 on weekends and $30 during the week; cart rentals are available for $15. Nine hole rates and senior and afternoon specials are available. The course features a pro shop, practice green, driving range, pro shop, locker room and restaurant. The club also hosts special events. For more information, call 747-8888.

Milestone Golf Club 2338 County Route 18, Hampton, NY 518-282-9030 This nine-hole course, built and designed by Bruce Jones, offers a lot of variety for a small course and has

breathtaking views of the Green Mountains. The course features an assortment of varied terrain, including the par 4 fourth hole where golfers must hit uphill to an elevated green or the par 4 ninth hole, which features a tee-shot from high above the green and a dogleg right. The course has basic golfing supplies available, and a bar. Green fees (nine holes) are $20 including a cart or $12 to walk. For more information, call 282-9030.

Pole Valley Player Club 3737 Route 196, Hartford, NY 518-632-9632 This 18 hole, par 72 course was built in 2002 and was designed to incorporate the ravines, gullies and

ponds that dot the course. The par 3 15th is the perfect example of that design. The 180-yard hoe requires the golfer to hit a precise tee shot across a deep ravine and onto a two-tiered green. Hit the ball too far left or right and the ball will likely land in of two twin bunkers. If you come up short you’ll likely never see the ball again. Green fees (18 holes) with a cart are $38; $31 for seniors. Nine hole rates are also available and frequent players club lets golfer play for free after eight paid rounds. The course features a driving range, putting green, small pro shop and snack bar. For more information, call 6329632.

129 County Route 9A, Whitehall, NY 518-499-1685 This course is a driver’s dream at 6,824 yards from the longest tees. With a course rating of 71.8 and a slope rating of 121 this course offers plenty of challenges. Fortunately most of the fairways are open and golfers have plenty of room to recover from errant tee shots. The par 5 seventh hole is 682 yards long and requires at least two long shots over two hills before you can consider breaking out an iron for your approach. Hit the ball too far to the right and it’s out of play. The club features a practice green and sand trap, driving range, pro

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GOLF shop and a bar/restaurant. Green fees (18 holes) are $21 during the week and $24 on the weekends. New for 2013 is a 9 hole rates, which cost $15. During the week, the cost to play 18 holes after 3 p.m. is only $14. For more information, call 499-1685.

Valley View Country Club 2616 County Route 12, Whitehall, NY 499-2634 Valley View Golf Course is a wide-open 9-hole, public course. The par 36 has three ponds, scenic views, wide fairways and bent grass greens. And at 2,834 yards, it features several long holes that require golfers cover some distance with their first two shots. Most of the course is wide open allowing novice golfers

plenty of margin for error. The signature hole is the 355-yard, par 4 fifth. The hole features a near 90 degree dog leg right. The hole presents players with an interesting dilemma: hit the tee-shot short, setting up a relatively straight approach; draw the ball around the corner; or try and drive the ball through the trees and hope you end up on the other side. The course is also a bargain for players, costing only $22 to play 18 holes with a cart on weekends. Seniors (ages 60+) receive a $2 discount on all discounts. The clubhouse features basic golf supplies and snacks and a putting green allows players to get a little practice before heading out to play a round. For more information, call 499-2634, or visit

The Wedgewood Golf Club 69 East Road, Fort Edward, NY 518-747-0003 The Wedgewood Golf Club is an easy-to-walk 9 hole, par 3 course located along the Champlain Canal. With only one hole longer than 100 yards it’s a great place for golfers to refine their short game or to introduce youngsters to the game. The second hole may be the shortest on the course at 55 yards, but with green encircled by trees it requires an accurate shot. The 130 yard eighth hole is the longest on the course and right to left slope adds some challenge. Green fees Copyright © 2013 Husqvarna AB (publ). All rights reserved.

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are $11 (18 holes) during the week and $12 on weekends. The clubhouse features a bar and a game room. To learn more, call 518-747-0003 or visit www.wedgewoodfe. com.

Windy Hill Golf Course 219 Windy Hill Road, Greenwich, NY 518-695-4902 Built in 1995, this attractive 18-hole course built on the hilly banks above the Battenkill features frequent changes in elevation, undulating greens, and wide-open fairways that require only a few tightly controlled tee-shots to score well. At just over 6,000 yards from the longest set of tees, par is 71 and the course features four par 5s and five chal-

GOLF lenging par 3s. The course features a practice putting green, driving range, and full service clubhouse. Green fees, with a cart, are $39 (18 holes) on weekends. Specials vary by day during the week. Tee times are recommended. For more information, call 518-6954902, or visit

Bay Meadows Golf Club 31 Cronin Road, Queensbury, NY 518-792-1650 This nine-hole, par 35 course on Cronin Road in Queensbury, features two par 3s and one par 5. The total distance is 2,766 yards and the par 4 fourth hole is the most challenging, requiring golfers to navi-

gate a water hazard near the end of the fairway. The club also features five PGA Tour Simulators that allow golfers to play over 40 golf courses and nine driving ranges. The simulators also feature full swing analysis allowing player to fine tune their swings. Lessons are available and the club has a small pro shop, putting green, and restaurant/bar. Green fees are $13 for nine holes and they run a few specials each week. For more information, call 518792-1650.

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The Lake St. Catherine Country Club is an 18 hole championship course located in Poultney. Country Club is a non-profit, member owned facility open to the public. Established in 1910, this 9 hole par 34 course measures 2,788 yards long from the longest set of tees. The

par 4 ninth hole is popular among many golfers and features an elevated green right in front of the clubhouse that requires an

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GOLF accurate tee-shot and approach. Green fees cost $20 for 18 holes and cart rentals are available. To learn more, call 686-4210.

Top of the World Golf Resort 441 Lockhart Mountain Road, Lake George, NY 518-668-3000 This challenging 18-hole course features breathtaking views of Lake George. The course measures 6,044 yards from the longest set of tees and par is 71. The signature hole is the 150 yard par 3 tenth which features unencumbered views of Lake George. The hole isn’t extremely difficult but does require an accurate approach to avoid the bunkers which flank both sides

of the green. Owners have installed a brand new putting green and a hitting net is available for golfers who need a few practice swings before embarking on a round of golf. The resort also features the very popular Farm House restaurant. Tee times are recommended. To learn more call, 6683000, or visit www. topoftheworldgolfresort. com.

course sits was originally the site of a flax mill before becoming a dairy farm and tree nursery. Many of the Christmas trees that were planted on the property remain scattered on the course and an old barn has been transformed into a clubhouse.

Par for the course is 30 and there are three par 4s. Perhaps the most unusual is the 290-yard sixth hole. A narrow shooting lane requires accuracy off the tee and a stone wall that bisects the fairway forces

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GOLF golfers to decide whether to be aggressive or hold back. An aggressive shot will leave a shorter approach to the elevated green. Green fees are $11 for nine holes and $17 with a cart. 18 holes cost $14; $23 with a cart. Children’s rates and Tuesday (Sr. citizens day) and Thursday (after 3 p.m.) specials are available. The course features a driving range, pro shop, and clubhouse with a bar. For more information, call 338-7513, or visit www.ondawagreens. com.

Whitehall Field Club 61 Gray Lane, Whitehall, NY 518-832-3662

www.whitehallfieldclubny. com The Whitehall Field Club is a multi-dimensional sporting facility, where guests can play one of the more unique courses in the Eastern United States. Styled after the Old Course at St. Andrews, Scotland, the field club golf links have several double greens and a principal’s nose fairway sand trap, in addition to 18 pot shaped greenside bunkers. The links’ routing takes guests down the Mettowee River towards the Champlain Canal. Measuring 2063 yards in length and consisting of three par 4s, two par 3s, and

a 550 yard finishing hole, the greens are heavily undulated and each hole has multiple oval tee boxes. Although technically a club, guests can playa round for $38 (including cart). For more information, call 832-3662.

Brookhaven Golf Course 333 Alpine Meadows Road, Porter Corners, NY 518-893-7458 www.brookhavengolfcourse. com Designed by George Pulver and opened in 1963, this 18-hole course used to belong to International Paper before it was donated the town of Greenfield. In recent years the pro shop

has been rebuilt, the parking lot improved, and several tee boxes have been repaired or replaced. The course, however, has retained its wooded layout and continues to live up to its slogan of “not your ordinary walk in the woods.” The 6,570 yard long (from the longest set of tees), par 71 course features a number of dog legs, included the aptly titled ninth hole, “Temptation.” The hole features a sharp dog leg right and a creek before the green that leaves golfers the option of playing it safe and leaving the tee shot short or being aggressive and trying to clear the brook and land on the green. Green fees are

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GOLF $42 on weekends (18 holes including cart) and military and senior rates are available. The course features bar/restaurant, lessons and a pro shop. Fore more information, call 518-893-7458, or visit

Battenkill Country Club Route 29, Greenwich, NY 518-692-9179 Founded in 1925, the Battenkill Country Club is a public-private 9-hole golf course set beside the Battenkill River in Greenwich. It’s has been billed as the capital region’s finest 9 hole golf course. The par 35 course features rolling greens, well-maintained fairways, and challenging hole layouts over nearly 3,000 yards. The ninth hole is the longest

and most difficult par 5 on the course. Two long and straight shots will leave a mid-to-short iron shot to the green, giving you a chance for a birdie. The clubhouse offers a locker room, pro shop, bar, kitchen. We can host special events, including weddings and director of Golf, Bill Wigand, offers group and private lessons. A round of 18 with a cart on a weekend costs $30. For more information, call 518-692-9179.

Mettowee Par 3 35 Ritchie Road, Middle Granville, NY 518-642-0711 This well-maintained par 3 course is wide open and features holes of a variety of lengths. The first six holes are relatively straight

shots with several uphill approaches. The pride of the course, however, is the seventh hole, which at 274 yards is the longest hole and is a par 4. Golfers will need to keep their tee-shot straight. Too far right and you’ll end up far downhill from the hole and too far to the left and you end up in a pond or off course. The 153yard ninth hole is the course other signature hole and features a downhill teeshot. A small pond to the left and a parking lot just beyond the green, places a premium on accuracy. Green fees (nine holes) are $10 during the week and $12 for weekends. Cart rentals and 18-hole rates are available. The course feature a driving range, practice green, and horseshoe pits.

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Dutch Haven Golf Course 3167 State Route 67, Buskrik, NY 518-753-7533 This nine-hole par 35 course opened in 1963 and is 2,592 yards from the longest set of tees. Owner Mike Marpe said the signature hole is the fourth. This par 4 features a dog leg left that require a combination of distance and accuracy. The course is currently undergoing a number of improvements including the construction of a tavern that will serve drinks and pub fare. The course also features a small pro shop. For more information, call 753-7533.

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Museums Museums house history throughout the region Vermont Hildene Manchester, Vt. During the summers of 1863 and 1864, Robert Todd Lincoln visited Manchester. Overcome by the beauty of the area, Lincoln, the only child of Abraham Lincoln to reach maturity, returned 40 years later and purchased 500 acres, on which he built his “ancestral

home.” Decades later, the property would be restored and become Hildene Museum. “Our biggest attraction is our farm,” said Paula Maynard, press director for Hildene. “It’s a very 21st century farm and was constructed from wood we milled ourselves. It’s 40 by 100 feet and is powered using solar and wood. It’s a great example of a sustain-

able, renewable farm.” One of the farm’s primary industries is the making of cheese. The farm makes feta and gouda cheeses. On exhibit at the museum is the 1903 Pullman car “Sunbeam,” which arrived about a year ago amid considerable fanfare. Robert Todd Lincoln was chairman of the Pullman Company at the turn of the

20th century. Hildene also offers education programs for children and holds several day camps during the summer. It is also host to a variety of events and concerts throughout the summer. Hildene is open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tours costs $16 for adults, $5 for children, and free for anyone under six. For more information

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New England Maple Museum Pittsford, Vt. The Lakes Region is home to a variety of unique and interesting museums, each with its own character and personality. Some have extensive collections of hard-to-find artifacts, others offer a variety of educational programs. But without a doubt, the “sweetest” museum is the New England Maple Museum. Located in the heart of maple country, the museum offers a trip through 200 years of maple sugaring history from the discovery of maple syrup by Native Americans to the modern

day production process. In addition to the museum’s static display, there are demonstrations of the sugaring process from tree to plate. Admission is $5 and $1 for children. Group rates for 12 or more people are available, as are discounted rates for seniors and students. The museum is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily from May 23 through Oct. 31; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily Nov. 1 through Dec. 23 and mid-March through May 22. It is closed in January and February. For more information, call 802-483-9414, e-mail at or visit

American Museum of Fly Fishing Manchester, Vt. A typical museum is usually dedicated to science, art or history. The American Museum of Fly Fishing isn’t a typical museum. It was established in 1968 by a group of interested anglers to preserve and exhibit the artifacts of the American fly fishing experience. The museum contains the world’s largest collection of angling and anglingrelated items, thought to number in the thousands, and contains some artifacts dating back to the 16th century. The museum is a virtual treasure trove of fishing rods, reels, flies, tackle, art, photographs, manuscripts

and books that document the evolution of fly fishing in the United States and abroad. Among the museum’s permanent collection are 1,200 rods, 400 reels and 20,000 flies, including the oldest known flies in the world. The museum also houses 700 pieces of art, more than 1,500 books and a variety of antique canoes, journals and fishing gear from luminaries such as Daniel Webster, Ernest Hemingway and Bing Crosby, among others. Opening on June 22, the exhibit, “The Wonders of Fly Fishing,” charts the evolution of the sport and includes a large saltwater fly fishing component.

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MUSEUMS The museum also hosts a variety of special events including an Ice Cream Social on July 21 and a Fly Fishing Festival on August 10. The museum is located on at 4104 Main Street on historic Route 7A in Manchester. It is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is $5 and $3 for children ages five to 14. To learn more, call 802362-3300, or visit www.amff. com.

Poultney Historical Society Museums Poultney, Vt. The town of Poultney was chartered in 1761, so it has seen its fair share of history. The Poultney Historical Society preserves and maintains the history of the 250-year-old town.

The premier event of the Historical Society is East Poultney Day, which will be held this year on Aug. 10 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on East Poultney Green. The original event was held in 1935 and paid homage to the role of Poultney citizens in the Battle of Bennington. The event has since evolved into a full day of family-friendly activities. There will be demonstrations of beekeeping, rughooking, spinning and weaving. Visitors can also experience history firsthand as an 18th Century schoolmaster conducts class in the 1791 Union Academy, the second oldest school building in Vermont. Revolutionary war re-enactors will fire off their muskets. Other events include


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The Calvin Coolidge Homestead in Plymouth, Vt. was home to John Calvin Coolidge, the 30th president of the United States. John was born in 1872 in a house attached to his father’s general store. The home is now aNational Historic Landmark. shaped note singing, concerts, historical programs and demonstrations of melodeons made at the Melodeon Factory Museum in the 1850’s. There’s even a traditional Vermont Church supper at 5 p.m. at the Baptist Church. However, you don’t need to wait until August to experience the history of Poultney. The historical society also owns and operates three historic buildings that serve as museums, the Melodeon Factory, Union Academy, and the East Poultney Schoolhouse. These museums house a collection of a records and artifacts, including genealogical, church and cemetery records, and objects from many periods including costumes, military memorabilia, restored melo-

deons, furniture, photographs, glass plate negatives, books, ironworks, farm tools and household items. For more information, visit or call 802-2875252.

Calvin Coolidge Homestead Plymouth, Vt. John Calvin Coolidge, the 30th president of the United States, was born in 1872 in a house attached to his father’s general store. Now a National Historic Landmark, his homestead district is mostly unchanged from a century ago and includes Coolidge’s home as well as the homes of his neighbors, the community church, a cheese factory, a one room schoolhouse and

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throughout the summer from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. The fee for adults is $8, children age six to 14 are $2 and those under six are free. A family pass costs $20, and groups of $15 or more pay a reduced $7 per person rate with reservations. For more information call 802-672-3772 or visit coolidge.

New York Old Fort House Museum Fort Edward, N.Y. One of the more unsung – but still fascinating – museums is the Old Fort House Museum in Fort Edward, which this year celebrates its 60th anniversary. The Old Fort House will

put on several events to celebrate the occasion, which will be commemorated on Founder’s Day, Saturday, July 13. At 11 a.m., the program “Twelve Years a Slave” will be presented, to honor former resident Solomon Northup, a free black man who was kidnapped into slavery in the 1840s. A luncheon will be held at noon, and at 1 p.m., guests will have a visit from re-enactor Clifford Oliver, portraying Solomon Northup. The anniversary reception will follow. Reservations: 518-747-9600. Constructed by Patrick Smythe in 1772 of timbers taken from the ruins of the French and Indian War fortification Fort Edward, the Old Fort House has been owned by many historically

significant persons through the years. Smythe owned the house for only a few years, having been arrested in 1777 by General Benedict Arnold for being a loyalist to the British Crown. After his arrest, Colonel Adiel Sherwood purchased it and operated it as an Inn and Tavern. During the Revolutionary War, the house was used by both British and American troops as headquarters. When American General Stark used it, it was called Fort Stark; it was also utilized by British General Burgoyne for a time. Other owners included Dr. John Cochran, George Washington’s personal surgeon. Washington dined

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MUSEUMS here twice in July 1783, on his way to and from Crown Point. In 1829, Solomon Northup and his bride Ann Hampton moved into the house and lived there until 1832. Solomon was a free black man born in Washington County who had been drugged and sold into slavery. Upon being freed, he wrote a book “Twelve Years a Slave” that is considered to be one of the most important unbiased narratives on slavery. In 1949, the house was purchased by 12 Fort Edward businessmen with the idea of using it for the benefit of the community. Today, the Old Fort House is open to the public for tours and offers historical education programs for local schools. The property is now home to several

other historic buildings that have been acquired by the Fort Edward Historical Association, which operates the complex. Also open to the public are Glens Falls and Moreau Plank Road Tollhouse, which was constructed in the 1840s as the southern entrance to the plank road that carried travelers from Fort Edward to South Glens Falls. The property includes the Riverside Schoolhouse, built at the turn of the 20th century along the banks of the Hudson River in Northumberland, Saratoga County. The Greek Revivalstyle A. Dallas Wait Law Office, built in 1853, is furnished with period barrister bookcases and law books. Nestled among the buildings is the Doctors apothecary garden, which

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contains more than 20 different species of plants used by Native Americans and Colonials for medicinal purposes. Special events slated for this summer include Old Fort House Museum celebration of Heritage Days on June 28 and 29; the Garage, Estate and Plant Sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on June 29; “Solomon Northup’s Neighborhood,” a walking tour at 1:30 p.m. on July 14; and the annual Country Fair and Antiques Auction from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 27 at the museum. The Old Fort House Museum is open 1-5 p.m. daily, June through August. Admission is $5, with children under 18 free. For more information, call 518-747-9600 or visit www.oldforthousemuseum.


The Slate Valley Museum Granville, N.Y. Some have referred to the Lakes Region as the “slate capital of the world.” Some may argue the merits of such a statement, but there is no doubt that the industry has played an integral role in the development of the region. Nowhere is that more evident than in the community of Granville, which is home to the Slate Valley Museum. The Slate Valley Museum pays homage to the history of the slate industry in the community of Granville and the region as a whole. The museum, founded in 1995, is housed in a reconstructed 19th century Dutch

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MUSEUMS post and beam barn on River Street. Its contents include photographs, artifacts, documents and items that tell the story behind the region’s slate industry. The museum’s exhibits display the science and art of slate quarrying, and its influence on the Slate Valley culture. There is a replica of a quarry shanty, complete with all the machinery and tools used in traditional slate quarrying, and examples of how slate has been used in the structure and décor of local buildings. There is a geological display that illustrates the natural history of slate and a multi-media exhibit that details the history of the industry. In addition to its perma-

nent collection, the museum hosts several special exhibits throughout the year. The current exhibit, “The Dream and the Reality,” looks at immigration and assimilation in the Slate Valley from the 1840s to the present. It explores the compelling stories of each immigrant group that settled here, including the Welsh, the Irish, the Slovaks and the Italians. Upcoming events include Quarry Dog Day on Saturday, Sept. 28. This special day to celebrate dogs and their people will feature a parade on the Rail Trail, vendors, exhibitors and activities. The Slate Valley Museum also participates in “First Friday in Granville,” with a guest artist and reception from 7 to 9

p.m. on the first Friday of each month. The Slate Valley Museum is at 17 Water Street in Granville. It’s open Tuesday through Friday from 1 to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. To learn more, call 518642-1417, or visit

The Chapman Historical Museum Glens Falls, N.Y. The Chapman Historical Museum documents the history of the Glens Falls and Queensbury region and its connection to the Adirondacks. The museum is housed in the restored Victorian home of the DeLong family and features gallery space, classroom space, a lobby, a

carriage house that serves as storage space for the museum’s collections, and a gift shop. The Chapman Research Archive houses manuscripts, photographs, vertical files and other archival materials that document the history of the Glens Falls region. One of the highlights of the museum’s collections is an assortment of photographs by Seneca Ray Stoddard. Stoddard, a noted photographer, spent 40 years photographing the Adirondacks and its inhabitants. The museum contains nearly 3,000 of his images. On display this summer is an exhibit entitled “Parchments, Papers and

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MUSEUMS Prints: 200 Years of History from the Warren County Archives.” The exhibit, which celebrates Warren County’s bicentennial, features rare manuscripts, maps and legal documents such as the 1774 land grant for the Robert Kennedy Patent, the 1820 pension application of a Revolutionary War veteran, and the Field Book of the Essex and Warren County line, a survey taken in 1844. The Chapman Museum is located at 348 Glen Street in Glens Falls. It is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m., year-round. Admission is free. To learn more, call 518793-2826, or visit

The Hyde Collection Glens Falls, N.Y. Where else in upstate New York will you find works by Rembrandt, Degas, Picasso, and van Gogh? The Hyde Collection, located in Charlotte and Louis Hyde’s Venetian revival home, is a worldclass fine art museum that happens to be in a small city. This extraordinary collection of more than 3,000 objects is the product of the golden age of the private art collector (ca.1890-1940). In their mission to contribute to the cultural legacy of Glens Falls, Charlotte (the daughter of Samuel Pruyn, co-founder of the Finch, Pruyn paper company) and Louis Fiske Hyde worked

with William R. Valentiner in the 1930s to create a collection that combined quality and elegance without extravagance. After Louis’ death in 1934, Charlotte continued to collect, hiring curators such as Joseph Jeffers Dodge to inform her decision. Dodge also offered art classes and tours of the Hyde House. In 1952, Charlotte established a trust that dedicated her estate to the community, “for the education and benefit of the residents of Glens Falls and the general public.” Her mission was completed three months after her death, when the Hyde opened its doors to the public on Aug. 28, 1963. Today, the Hyde

Collection is an expansive art complex, with a large education wing built in 1989 that houses three galleries, an auditorium, art storage and classrooms. The museum has also acquired the houses of Charlotte’s sisters, the Cunningham House and the Hoopes House. In 2004, the museum added a 6,600-square-foot collections wing and restored the Hyde House to its historic period. From June 15 to Sept. 15, the Hyde will host a first-ofits-kind exhibition “Modern Nature: Georgia O’Keeffe and Lake George.” The exhibit will feature 58 paintings selected from the body of work created by O’Keeffe when she spent her summers at the Lake George family estate of her

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The Georgi on the Battenkill Shushan, N.Y. The Georgi Estate and Museum is situated on nine acres along a curve of the Battenkill River and houses an extensive collection of art, stained glass and Henry Georgi’s mineral collection. Owned by Clarence Jackson, a prominent citizen of Shushan, the land was sold to William Georgi, a wealthy businessman from New York City. Georgi gave the land and the house he built to his son Henry and his wife Jessie. Upon their death, the land was given to the communities of Shushan and Salem, who in turn established a museum and park for community members to enjoy in 1989.

The museum’s art collection includes Italian, Dutch, Flemish, German and French paintings from the 14th through the 18th centuries as well as Chinese and Asian tapestries and Oriental figurines. The museum also houses several examples of antique stained glass, Henry Georgi’s mineral collection, fine European furniture and a library of more than a 1,000 titles. Visitors can explore the museum and the grounds that make up the estate. The museum holds several events throughout the year, including concerts, theatrical performances, art workshops and family events. The estate is also available to rent for weddings and special occasions. Events this summer include performances by the Mettowee River Theatre Co. at 8 p.m. on July 16 and Aug. 8; an Ice Cream Social and Washington County Band Concert at 7 p.m. on July 25; “Art on the Battenkill” at 7 p.m. on Aug. 17; and an Antiques Sale Aug. 31. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridays through Dec. 15 and by appointment. The park is open every day from dawn until dusk. To learn


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The Shushan Covered Bridge/School House Museum Shushan, N.Y. Unlike many museums that house their collections within a building, the structures that contain the Shushan Covered Bridge and School House Museum are part of the exhibit themselves. Located in the hamlet of Shushan, the museum is housed in an old covered bridge built in 1858 by the Stevens Bros. The bridge is of Town Lattice Truss construction, and is 161 feet long. The bridge was in use

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MUSEUMS old-fashioned office equipment, including copiers, address-o-graphs and typewriters. It also contains a collection of school materials-desks, texts and mapsfrom old schools around Washington County, most of which has been donated by former teachers in the area. The museum is open from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays from Memorial Day weekend until July 4. From July 4th to Labor Day, the museum is open every day except Mondays and Tuesdays from 1 to 4 p.m. and on weekends 1 to 4 p.m. from Labor Day to Columbus Day. It also opens by special appointment. The museum is located on River Road off Route 61 in Shushan. To learn more, call 518-677-8251 or 518-854-7220.

The Pember Museum Granville, N.Y. Lions, tigers and bears, oh my! The lions and tigers might be missing, but the bears and several hundred other species of animals can be found at the Pember Museum in Granville. The century-old museum offers a large collection of taxidermied animals, some local to the Granville region, and many others that have come from a long ways away. The museum contains some 10,000 objects in its collection. Many of them are indicative of the bio-diversity of the area 100 years ago, as well as others from around the globe, including several specimens that are extremely rare or extinct. Specimens include vertebrates (animals with a back bone) such as birds, mam-



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Tastings Sampling fine wines, local brews and cider Summer is a perfect time to take a break, and what better way to relax than by sampling some of the region’s brews and vintages. While some of the many apple orchards have

branched out and now produce hard cider, breweries are cropping up here and there, and wineries and some vineyards are beginning to offer the taste of cold-climate grapes. Most spots offer tours of

their equipment and process, as well as tastings and products for sale, and usually at a reasonable price. So pick your favorite alcoholic drink and check out how it’s made and how it tastes.

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TASTINGS Located on an old farm, this vineyard offers coldweather varietals, including white, red and apple wines. The vineyard also exhibits local artists’ work in the tasting room. Wednesday to Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tastings: free

Otter Valley Winery Brandon, Vt. This vineyard, located in the foothills of the Green Mountains, offers tastes of its meticulously produced wine. There is also a restaurant on site as well as cottages to rent. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. 802-247-6644

Oliva Vineyards Fort Edward, N.Y. A vineyard and thor-

oughbred farm that is growing its own grapes and offers tastings and pairings in a relaxed atmosphere, where visitors are free to take a glass of wine out to visit the horses. Friday, 5 to 9 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m., or by appointment. Tastings: $6 518-747-2156

Adirondack Winery Lake George, N.Y. In the hub of Lake George Village, this winery offers tastings of its wide variety of offerings, which range from Strawberry Riesling to Rocky Shiraz. Daily 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tastings: $5 518-668-9463

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This tasting room in downtown Saratoga offers samples of this award-winning Finger Lakes wine. Wine gifts and gourmet food items are also for sale in the shop. Monday to Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.,

The Adirondack Park’s only vineyard, owners are growing their own grapes and offer tastings and pairings. Saturday and Sunday, 12 to 5 p.m. Tastings: $5 518-654-5467 ~ 802-287-5252 102 • Manchester Newspapers • Lakes Region Summer Guide 2013

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Breweries Long Trail Brewing Company Bridgewater Corners, Vt. An environmentally friendly brewery, Long Trail is in the heart of many outdoor activities from hiking to biking. There is food, a view of the brewing process and of course brews on tap. Daily 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. 802-672-5011

Cooper’s Cave Ale Company Glens Falls, N.Y. A pub and brewery that also has an outdoor ice cream stand and patio and

TASTINGS is conveniently located along the bike path. Live music is sometimes on tap as well. Sunday to Thursday 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday 1130 a.m. to 10 p.m. 518-792-0007

Davidson Brothers Brewing Company Glens Falls, N.Y. Located in the heart of downtown Glens Falls, this growing institute offers a wide variety of home brews and will soon open up a second location. Lunch and dinner are served, and there is often live music. Opens Monday through Friday 11:30 a.m., noon on Saturday and Sunday

Adirondack Pub and Brewery Lake George, N.Y. Along Canada Street, this restaurant and brewery offers hearty food and a range of Adirondackthemed beers. Opens daily at noon 518-668-0002

Olde Saratoga Brewing Company Saratoga Springs, N.Y. The fourth-largest brewery in New York, this spot has a tasting room with televisions, wifi and root beer for the kids. Though food is not served on site, samplers are welcome to order from the many nearby restaurants. Monday to Friday, 5 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Saturday noon

Long Trail Brewing Company Long Trail proudly produces an extraordinary family of fine ales and is located at the Junction of Routes 4 and 100A in Bridgewater Corners, Vermont. to 10 p.m 518-581-0492

Cider House Slyboro Ciderhouse Granville, N.Y. An expansive apple orchard with a variety of hard cider, Slyboro has an

ambient, wood-filled tasting room where visitors can enjoy a free tasting. The growers offer still, sparkling and ice cider and are happy to share their knowledge of the process with those who stop by. 518-642-1788

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Stock Car Racing Devil’s Bowl ready for season of stock car racing After years of seemingly constant change, Devil’s Bowl Speedway is gearing up for what promoters are calling its “most exciting schedule to date.” In recent years the halfmile track in West Haven, Vt., has been paved, changed ownership, and transitioned from a Sunday afternoon schedule to a Friday evening schedule. But other than an earlier start time (7 p.m. on most

evenings), there have been few significant changes made for this year, which should allow spectators to kick back and enjoy the fender-rubbing action. The 2013 season will feature 16 races sanctioned by the NASCAR Whelen AllAmerican Series, with weekly events in four divisions: open-wheel, dirtstyle modifieds; AmericanCanadian tour-type late models; 1980s era eight-cyl-


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inder sedan Renegades; and four-cylinder mini stocks. The track also hosts American-Canadian Tour races, Granite State Pro Stock series events, and an Enduro series. The green flag on this year’s season was dropped in early May but races will be held on a weekly basis through the end of August in addition to a championship event in September and the culmination of the

Enduro series in October. Devil’s Bowl will welcome back the Vermont State Late Model Championship series on June 9 with the running of the 100-lap Late Model Championship. This fourraces series is split evenly between Devil’s Bowl and Thunder Road and comes to a close during the Vermont 200 weekend in September. The Granite State Pro Stock Series will make its

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STOCK CAR RACING first-ever appearance in Vermont on June 14 with the “Slate Valley 100.” The second-year tour will feature cars similar in construction and appearance to the track’s late model class, but with wider tires and bigger horsepower. On June 21, all members of the military, law enforcement personnel, firefighters and emergency medical service providers will receive free admission during the NASCAR Whelen All-American series “Hometown Heroes” night. Three big events highlight the racing action in July. The Coca-Cola Firecracker returns on Friday, July 5, and will feature races in four divisions, including a pair of 44-lap features and a large fireworks display.

On July 12, the Rutland Herald will sponsor the Mid-Season Championships where racers in four different divisions will have the chance to earn double the points and on July 28 American-Canadian Tour returns for the season’s second event, a 150-lap marathon. The first week of August the track will pay homage to its founder, the late C.J. Richards, with the secondever running of the 67-lap Carrara Masonry & Concrete C.J. Richards Memorial Event. Richards constructed the Devil’s Bowl track in 1967 and oversaw its transformation from dirt to asphalt in 2010. On Aug. 16 the Twin 25s and the Enduro races return during Brown’s Quarried Slate/Brown’s

Orchard and Farm Stand Night and the weekly summer closes on Aug. 23 with races in four different divisions and the Great North American Pancake Eating Contest. The 2013 track champions in all four divisions will be crowned during the Vermont 200 Weekend on Sept. 14 and 15. The 2013 season draws to a close on Oct. 19 with the “Vermonster 150,” the final event of a four-race Enduro series to be held at the track

this summer; other Enduro races will be held on May 31, June 28 and Aug. 16. Devil’s Bowl Speedway is located on Route 22A, six miles north of Exit 2 on U.S. Route 4. For more information, including a full schedule of events and start times, call 802-265-3112 or visit www. Devil’s Bowl is also on Facebook at DevilsBowlSpeedway and on Twitter at @ DevilsBowlSpeed.


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A bronco-bustin’ good time For many, there are few images as visceral as a cowboy galloping across an open prairie on his trusty steed. It’s an iconic part of American culture—a slice of American pie and a reminder of our manifest destiny. And while the working cowboy has inexorably disappeared in many parts of the country, the lore and our collective fascination with the simple, but rugged life-

style lives on. Today, cowboys (and cowgirls!) continue to practice their craft, competing in rodeos across the country. Here in the North County, folks can witness (and in some instances, experience) the thrill of rodeos on both sides of the New York-Vermont border. Nestled in the bucolic countryside of Castleton, Vt., is Pond Hill Ranch, a 2,000-acre working ranch owned and operated by the

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O’Rourke family. For more than four decades, the Pond Hill Pro Rodeo Co. has held rodeos every Saturday night from late June through Labor Day weekend, attracting competitors from all over the Northeast. The rodeo combines professional events with ones for local contestants. There is bareback bronc riding, calf roping, steer wrestling, team roping, saddle bronc riding, girl’s barrel racing,

girl’s break away riding, and bull riding. The latter has become so popular that organizers have begun offering intrepid dare-devils the opportunity to compete in novice bull riding competitions. Spectators are also given a chance twice a year to try their hand at wild cow milking. Some competitors bring their own horses, but the rest of the livestock is raised

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RODEOS in Castleton. For more information, call 802-468-2449 or visit www.pondhillranch. com. The Adirondacks may seem an unusual place to find rodeos, but the Painted Pony Rodeo in Lake Luzerne is the oldest weekly rodeo in the United States, playing host to championship events since 1953. This season the action kicks off on July 6 and is held every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday through Labor Day weekend (there are also a number of special events in early June). Every rodeo features bareback, saddle bronc and bull riding, as well as steer wrestling, tie-down roping, team roping, barrel racing and breakaway racing. Painted Pony Rodeo also

right at Pond Hill. A number of those animals have won awards in professional rodeos and the ranch’s bucking bulls have developed a reputation as some of the finest in the Northeast. During the season, rodeos are held every Saturday at 8 p.m., rain or shine. Admission is e $10, $5 for children ages 6 to 12, and free for children younger than 6. Every performance last roughly two to two-and-ahalf hours. The 2013 season begins on June 29 and continues through Labor Day weekend. Special events are held at many rodeos and there are concessions for hungry spectators and cowpokes alike. The ranch is located at 1683 Pond Hill Ranch Road

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features Texas Style Barbecue and the Longhorn Saloon. Rodeos are held at 8 p.m. and prices are $16, $10 for children and free for children 3 and younger. Spectators can purchase combo tickets that include admission to the rodeo and

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Swimming Lakes, beaches and swim spots galore Hot, sticky weather can keep people inside during a season when they’d love to be outside enjoying the sun. And unfortunately, not everyone has a pool. Forget air conditioning and shaded rooms this summer and head instead to any of the swimming holes and beaches throughout Washington County and the Lakes Region for a swim, a float or

a sun bath.

Vermont Lake St. Catherine State Park Poultney, Vt. Lake St. Catherine State Park features 117 acres with a beautiful beach near the northern end of the lake. The beach features a large sanded area for relaxing a

and roped-off swimming area. The park rents canoes, kayaks, rowboats and pedal boats, has a concession stand and picnic area with charcoal grills, large field, basketball court and giant pines that provide respite from the sun. The park is on Route 30 and is open daily from 10 a.m. to sunset from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

There is a small fee to enter the park. Pets are permitted outside the day use area. For more information, call 802-287-9158.

Bomoseen State Park Castleton, Vt. Within a 3,575-acre park, the beach at Bomoseen State Park boasts that it is the largest lake contained entirely within Vermont’s


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SWIMMING borders. Besides swimming, the beach offers a picnic area, concession stand, pavilion (for rent), and canoe, kayak, row and pedal boat rentals. The park is at 22 Cedar Mountain Road and is open daily from 10 a.m. to sunset from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend. There is a small fee to enter the park. For more information, call 802-265-4242.

Crystal Beach Lake Bomoseen, Castleton, Vt. This town park on the shores of Lake Bomoseen, Vermont’s largest lake, offers swimming, basketball and volleyball courts, grills and an outside cov-

ered pavilion for picnics as well as a snack bar and roped swimming area. Kayaks are available for rental. Admission is free for Castleton residents with tax forms. For nonresidents there is a small day fee.

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This park, which was previously selected as Vermont State Park of the Year, features two small sandy beaches for sunbathing and swimming in the pond. As motor boats are not permitted on the lake, beachgoers can enjoy a quiet day. Rowboats, kayaks, canoes and pedal boats are available for rent, and

Perfect for swimming and paddling, this lake is restricted to non-motorized boat traffic. It is surrounded by woods and located conveniently between Manchester and Rutland. Known for its emerald green color, the lake features a small public beach, a snack bar, pavilion (which

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is free on Mondays,) nearby hiking trails and boat rentals. There is a small park fee. The park is open from 10 a.m. to sunset from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend. For more information, call 802362-1655.

Lake Shaftsbury State Park Shaftsbury, Vt. Featuring a small but picturesque body of water, Lake Shaftsbury State Park, 10 miles north of Bennington, has become a popular place. Besides camping facilities, the park features a well-developed beach, play area and picnic area. The snack bar rents

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SWIMMING non-motorized boats. There is a small park fee. The park is open from 10 a.m. to sunset from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend. For more information, call 802375-9978.

New York Washington County Park at Huletts Landing Huletts Landing The Washington County Park at Huletts Landing is one of the only public beaches on the east side of Lake George and is the only public-access point to the lake in Huletts Landing. The park features a nice beach for swimming and sunbathing and has a picnic area and pavilion, playground, charcoal grills,

basketball and tennis courts and volleyball. There is a fee for reserving the tennis court. A walk-in cooler is available for rent. Although the park does not feature a launch for large motorized boats, there is a dock from which to launch canoes and small non-motorized boats. The park, operated by Washington County, practices a “carry in, carry out” trash policy. The park is open for weekends starting May 25 and daily from June 22 until Labor Day. The picnic area is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and the beach is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Parking and admission are free. For more information, call the county Parks and Recreation Department at


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Washington County Park at Lake Lauderdale Jackson Much like its sister park in Huletts Landing, the Washington County Park at Lake Lauderdale features a beach for swimming, a playground, basketball courts, volleyball, a pavilion, barbecue pits and a walk-in cooler that can be rented for group events. There are also horseshoe pits and nature trails. The park will be open weekends from Memorial Day weekend until June 22, when it will open daily through Labor Day. Hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Here, beachgoers must also practice a “carry in, carry out” trash policy.

Parking costs $2 per car, and the launching of any boats is illegal. For more information, call the county Parks and Recreation Department at 518-746-2451.

Greenwich Public Beach Greenwich Along the beautiful banks of the Battenkill sits the Greenwich Town Beach. Conveniently located just north of the village on Route 29, the spot is perfect for bathing as boats are not permitted on the water. Besides a beach for swimming, the facilities include a pavilion, barbecue grills, a volleyball net, a small basketball court, restrooms and a playground. The beach is open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily from June 16 through Aug. 18. For more

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Million Dollar Beach Lake George Named for the huge original cost incurred to bring in many tons of sand, Million Dollar Beach remains Lake George’s best-known swim spot. Its expansive views and full facility leaves nothing to be desired. Within easy walking distance of Canada Street, this state-run facility is the largest beach on the lake. Life guards, a changing room and a concession state are available, as well as a volleyball court and lockers. While parking costs $10 for cars and $4 for motorcycles, those who are willing to park a bit further and walk to the beach will

get in for free. The park is open from May 25 through Sept. 2 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. For more information, call 518-668-3352.

Shepard’s Park Beach Lake George A little beach within the heart of the village, Shepard’s Park is located off Canada Street just below the Shepard’s Park amphitheater. A changing room/bathroom is located next to the water, and the beach has a long dock from which swimmers can jump and sightseers can take pictures. Restaurants, stores and other attractions are only steps away from this free beach, which attracts families with younger children. The beach is open daily June 21 through Sept. 2 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Hidden from the overwhelming influx of summer tourists is a series of trails leading to swim spots against Lake George’s less populated eastern shore. Rocky outcrops provide both cliff-jumping opportunities and low-key wading areas. The area is unsupervised and swim-at-yourown-risk, but vacationers can bring food with them for a picnic in the woods and outhouses are nearby. Those interested in a little more adventure can hike to Shelving Rock Falls. To access the water, travel 12 miles on Buttermilk Falls Road off Route 149, which becomes Sly Pond Road and eventually unpaved Shelving Rock Road. Look for a parking spot where the road ends.

Only a minute past Million Dollar Beach on Route 9L is the lesserknown and free Usher’s Park Beach, owned and operated by the town of Lake George. Less populated than the beaches in the village, this is a perfect spot for parents with little ones, because the swimming area is shallow and children are always within view. Two lifeguards are on duty at all times. There is also a playground, pavilion (to rent), basketball court and picnic area above the beach. Look for parking near the basketball court and follow the trail down the hill to the beach. For more information, call 518-668-0034.

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market, have already been operating year-round. Others, like the market in Dorset, are expanding from seasonal to year-round business. And many markets continue to expand their offerings and space as more people join the movement to shop local. Doug Patac, the Rutland market manager, said one of the best benefits of shopping at a farmers’ market is

getting products, produce and food directly from the producer. “I can go to buy beef, and the famer can tell me exactly what kind of cow it is, how it’s been raised and that it takes two years to get a cow to a market,” Patac said. He said once people take the time to speak with vendors, they get a better understanding of what’s involved in what they do

and why prices might be a bit higher than at the supermarket. “You get to know these people who make these different products,” he said. “You end up building relationships with them.” Additionally, customers who shops at a farmers’ market know that they are supporting their local economy. “I know when I give that


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FARMER'S MARKETS money to that farmer, it’s going back into his farm and local community. It’s important to sustain the local economy, and it comes down to being educated a little more,” he said. Another perk for those of less means is that most area markets now accept electronic benefit cards (EBTs), previously known as food stamps. Bob Andersen, market manager in Washington County, said he has a machine that swipes the cards and gives back wooden dollars in turn, which people can spend like money with vendors. He said farmers’ markets are the only place for WIC spending as well. Many markets also have debit card and credit card machines, so anyone interested in eating fresh and buying local can head to any of the following markets for a good time and a good buy.

Vermont Rutland – Every Saturday, May 11 to Oct. 26, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and every Tuesday 3 to 6 p.m. late May through Columbus Day, at Depot Park. For more information,

Poultney – Every Thursday, June 20 to Oct. 17, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the north side of Main Street off Route 30. Information: 802-468-5805 or poultneyvt. com. West Pawlet – Every Friday, 4 to 7 p.m., Outside West Pawlet Rod & Gun Club. Information: 802-6459928.

Brandon – Every Friday, May 24 to Oct. 11, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., in Central Park. Harvest Fair Oct. 12. Information: 802-273-2655.

Fair Haven – Every Friday, June 14 to Columbus Day, 3 to 6 p.m., at the Town Green. Information: 518282-9781. Dorset – Every Sunday, year-round starting May 12, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., on the green at the H. N. Williams Store, Route 30. Information: 802-353-3539 or Bennington

– Every Saturday, May 4 through October, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Scenic River Walk at Bennington Station, corner of Depot and River Streets. Every Tuesday, June 4 to October, 3 to 6 p.m., Greenberg and Sons, 321 Main Street. Information:


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Manchester – Every Thursday, May 30 to Oct. 10, 3 to 6 p.m., at Adams Park. Information: 802-353-3539. Belmont – Every Saturday, May 25 to October, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., on the Belmont Village Green. 802259-2322.

New York Glens Falls Market – Every Saturday, May 4 to Nov.23, 8 a.m. to noon, at South Street Pavilion, South Street. Information: City Park Market ¬– Wednesdays, 3 to 6 p.m., June 5 to Oct. 30 in City Park, Maple Street. Information: www.gffma. com. Queensbury – Every Monday, June 3 to Oct. 28, 3 to 6 p.m., at Sweet Basil parking lot, Route 12. Information: www.gffma. com. South Glens Falls – Every Monday, June 3 to Oct. 28, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Village Park. Information: 518-792-0198.

Fort Edward – Every Friday, June 7 to Oct. 25, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Fort Edward Bowl, Route 4. Information: 518-792-0198. Hudson Falls – Every Tuesday, June 4 to Oct. 29, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Sutherland’s Petworks, 1161 Dix Ave. Information: 518792-0198. Cambridge — Every Sunday, May 19 to the end of October, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the field across from Cambridge Hotel, 25 E. Main St. Information: Greenwich – Every Thursday, June 4 to October, 2 to 5 p.m., at the former IGA lot, Route 29. Information: 518-854-3750. Granville – Every Monday, June 3 to October, 2 to 5 p.m., in the Big Lots parking lot, Main St. Information: 518-854-3750. Salem – Every Saturday, May 26 to October, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Rotary Park. Information: 518-854-3750. Whitehall – Every Tuesday, June 4- late October, 1 to 4 p.m., at Skenesborough Park. Information: 518-854-3850.

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Calendar of Events Ongoing Wednesdays: Artful Afternoons. The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren St., Glens Falls, N.Y. Drop in between 1:30 and 4:30 p.m. to visit the galleries and museum followed by a themed art activity for ages 5-14. Free. 518-792-1761 ext. 340. www. Tuesdays and Thursdays: The Hyde Collection. Open Studio (all ages). Informal art studio time. Adults may visit the exhibition and collection while children age 5 and up enjoy art activities. Free. Tuesdays from 2

to 3:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 10:3 a.m. to noon. 518792-1761 ext. 340.

Kid Rock, Luke Bryan, John Mayer, Phish and others. 518584-9330, 1-800-745-3000 or visit

Flag Certificate. Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site, 5696 Monument Hill Road, Hubbardton, Vt. Bring your flag to be raised over the Hubbardton Battlefield and receive a certificate. 802-273-2282, or e-mail Hubbardton@historicvermont. org.

May 27-Oct. 20: Ghost Tours, Fort William Henry, Lake George, N.Y. Friday and Saturday evenings, Memorial Day-October; Nightly, July 4 -Labor Day. Family fun tour of museum and Lake George begins at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m., reservations required. $14.95, $7.95 for children ages 3 to 11. Involves walking up stairs and hills. 518-964-6647, or visit June 1-Sept. 1: Old Fort House Museum, 29 Broadway, Fort

May 25-Sept. 5: Live Nation Concert Series, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY. Featuring Rachel Flatts, Zac Brown Band,

Edward, N.Y. Open daily for tours from 1-5 p.m. Closed July 4 and Labor Day. $5 admission, free for children 18 and under. 518-747-9600 or June 23-Sept. 2: Guided Garden Tours, Yaddo Gardens, Rte. 9P, Saratoga Springs, N.Y. The Yaddo Gardens are open daily free of charge from 8 a.m. to dusk. Guided tours are offered at 11 a.m. for $5, Saturdays and Sundays. During the Saratoga Track season, guided tours are also offered on Tuesdays. 518-584-0746 or visit

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CALENDAR July-August: Hands-On Horticulture, King’s Gardens, Fort Ticonderoga, Ticonderoga, N.Y., 1:30-3:30 p.m. Learn about flowers in these interactive programs including: Making Sense of Lavender, Ladybug Investigators, Mission Preservation, and Iris Division Days. 518-585-2821, or visit July 11-Oct. 12: “Moonlight and Magnolias.” Lake George Dinner Theater, Holiday Inn: Turf at Lake George, 2223 Canada St., Route 9, Lake George, N.Y. A delightful comedy about the legendary movie producer David O. Selznick and the frustrations of making “Gone with the Wind.” For dates, times, rates, call 518306-4404, or visit

Memorial Day week May 25-26: Dave Matthews Band, 7 p.m. Saratoga Performing Arts Center. Saratoga, N.Y. . 518-587-3330 or May 25: Garage, book, estate and plant sale, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Old Fort House Museum, 29 Broadway, Fort Edward. 518747-9600. May 26: Union Cemetery Walking Tour, 1:30 p.m. Upper Broadway, Fort Edward. Tour of cemetery with emphasis on the Solomon Northup (“Twelve Years a Slave”) connection, by Old Fort Museum. $5. 518-7479600. May 27: Annual Memorial Day Wreath Laying Ceremony, Fort Ticonderoga, Ticonderoga, N.Y., 11 a.m. Annual procession to the American Cemetery led by the Fort’s Fife and Drum Corps. 518-585-2821, or visit www. May 27: Memorial Day Remembrance, Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site, 5696 Monument Hill Road, Hubbardton, Vt., noon. Battlefield flags will be raised to full-staff and a tribute will be paid to the soldiers of

Hubbardton. 802-273-2282, or visit www.Historicsites.vermont. gov/Hubbardton. May 27: Poultney Memorial Day Parade, Main Street, Poultney, Vt. 10 a.m. Starts at Stewart’s, proceeds to cemetery. 802-287-2010, or visit May 29-June 2: 10th annual Lake Elvis Festival, The Forum, Lake George. 888406-5885 or May 29: Gospel Jam, 7 p.m. Hosted by the Bluebillies. Little Theater on the Farm, 27 Plum Rd., Fort Edward, N.Y. $8; $5 seniors/students. May 31-June2: Lake Lauderdale Balloon Festival. Five locally owned balloons fly Friday at 6 p.m., Saturday at 6 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Sunday at 6 a.m. Saturday evening Moonglow and Dance Party at 8 p.m. Lake Lauderdale Campground. Tethered rides available on Saturday night. Balloon flights available for a fee throughout the weekend. 518-796-6739. May 31: Eugene Onegin. The Opera Company of Middlebury, Town Hall Theater, Merchants Row, Middlebury, Vt. 8 p.m. Preperformance talk at 7 p.m. Tickets: $50 regular seats, $55 balcony seats for opening night. 802-382-9222, or visit www.


p.m. on Sunday. Wood Theater, Glens Falls, N.Y. 518-874-0800. June 1: 10th Annual Courthouse Talent Show. Fort Salem Theater, 11 E. Broadway, Salem, N.Y., 7:30 p.m. Area talent featured in a wide array of performances. $10, $5 under 19. 518-854-7053. June 1: Poultney Town-Wide Yard Sale. Poultney, Vt. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Search for hidden treasures and enjoy food concessions. 802-287-2010. June 1: “The Battenkill Runs Through It” Beach & Music Festival. Noon to 5 p.m. Greenwich Town Beach, Rte. 29, Greenwich, N.Y. Roadhouse Blues Band, fly fishing demos, kids’ activities, canoeing, kayaking, BBQ ribs, local food. 518677-2545 or June 1-2: Wings Falls Quilters Guild Show. Saturday, 10 a.m.5 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Adirondack Sports Complex, Queensbury. 518-792-7578 or June 2: Eugene Onegin. The Opera Company of Middlebury, Town Hall Theater, Merchants Row, Middlebury, Vt. 2 p.m. $50 regular seats, $55 balcony. 802-382-9222, or visit www. June 2: Brad Paisley. 7 p.m. Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, N.Y. 518-587-3330 or www.spac. org.

June 2: Music from Salem Concert, 2 p.m. Hubbard Hall, 25 E. Main St., Cambridge, N.Y. Cello Seminar Concert. 518677-2495 or visit June 2: Annual Blind Run, presented by the Southwest Freedom Riders. Sign-in at 9 a.m. at Seward’s Family Restaurant, 224 Main St., Rutland, Vt. $5. 888-299-7937. June 4: Planning and Planting a Medicinal Herb Garden, 2:30 p.m. Join local herbalist Nancy Scarzello as she plants an herb garden. $20. Advance reservation required. 518-585-2821. June 4: Elixir, 7 p.m. Castleton Summer Concert Series, Castleton Pavilion, Castleton State College, Castleton, Vt. Free. 802-468-6039 or June 5: Bluebillie Fever Goin’ Round, 7 p.m. An evening of bluegrass and country music with the Bluebillies. Little Theater on the Farm, 27 Plum Rd., Fort Edward, N.Y. $8; $5 for students/seniors. June 15: Ranger-guided Evening Bike Tour, 6-8 p.m., Saratoga Battlefield. Bring water and insect repellent. 518664-9821 ext. 224, www.nps. gov/sara. June 6: Starline Rhythm Boys. Granville Summer Concert

June 1-8: Americade Motorcycle Touring Rally. Based at Fort William Henry, Lake George. 518-798-7888 or June 1: King’s Garden Season Opener. Fort Ticonderoga, Ticonderoga, N.Y. Explore the fort’s gardens, free with paid admission to fort. 518-5852821, or visit June 1-2: “Step Out in Style”. Adirondack Ballet Theater, Friday-Saturday at 7 p.m., 2:30

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CALENDAR Series, Veterans Park, Granville, N.Y. 7-9 p.m. Free. June 6-9: Saratoga Arts Fest, Saratoga Springs, N.Y. A fourday celebration of the arts featuring music, dance, visual art, film, theater and literary art. More than 75 events and exhibits including performance by Tony Award-winning actor Ben Vereen and his band. June 6: Eugene Onegin. The Opera Company of Middlebury, Town Hall Theater, Merchants Row, Middlebury, Vt. 8 p.m. $50 regular seats, $55 balcony seats. 802-382-9222, or visit June 7-9: 13th Annual Cambridge Valley Balloon Festival, launches at dusk and dawn, Friday evening through Sunday morning. Food and events all weekend. Free. 518677-0887 or www.cambridge- June 7: Eugene Onegin. The Opera Company of Middlebury, Town Hall Theater, Merchants Row, Middlebury, Vt. 8 p.m. $50 regular seats, $55 balcony. 802-382-9222, or visit www. June 7: Washington County Band, 5-7 p.m. Cambridge Balloon Festival Opening Ceremony. Cambridge Central School. Free. June 8: Penrhyn Engine and Hose Co. Car Rally 2013. County Rte. 24, Middle Granville, N.Y., 5 to 8 p.m. Show featuring classic vehicles from yesterday and today. Music, food and a 50/50 raffle will be among the day’s activities. Admission is $3; children under 6 are free. June 8: Eugene Onegin. The Opera Company of Middlebury,

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Town Hall Theater, Merchants Row, Middlebury, Vt. 8 p.m. $50 regular seats, $55 balcony. 802-382-9222, or visit www. June 8-9: 27th annual Manchester and the Mountains Antique and Classic Car Show, Dorr Farm, Rte. 30, Manchester, Vt. A classic show featuring more than 50 classes and 800 vehicles. Featured this year are Land Rover and Ford. Admission $10, $15 for two days; children under 12 free. 800-362-4144 or visit June 8-9: Vermont Days, Vermont State Parks. All state parks’ day areas, historic sites and the Vermont Historical Museum are open at no charge. June 8: Southwest Freedom Riders’ Refreshment Break, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Fair Haven, Vt., Welcome Center. Stop by for a snack on your way from Americade to Laconia. Donations appreciated. 888299-7937. June 8: Go Fly a Kite. Hubbardton Battlefield, 5696 Monument Hill Rd., Hubbardton, Vt., 1-4 p.m. Learn how to make a simple kite or bring your own to fly. 802-273-2282. June 8: Live Music and Pizza with Mary Leigh Roohan,. 6:30 p.m., Salem Art Works, Barn 1 in Salem, N.Y. $10. www. 518-854-

7674. June 9: 37th annual Crowley Brothers’ Memorial 10K Vermont State Championship. Proctor Green, Proctor, Vt. The oldest 10K race in Vermont, it also serves as the Vermont championships of the 10K Masters and 5K. With Olympian Bill Rodgers and Kathrine Switzer. 802-558-2328, or visit June 9: Discovery Day, 1-3 p.m., The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren St., Glens Falls, N.Y. Summer Still Life museum visit and studio activity for all ages. Free. 518-792-1761 ext. 327. June 9: Music from Salem Concert, 7 p.m., Hubbard Hall, 25 E. Main St., Cambridge, N.Y. Viola Seminar Concert. 518677-2495 or visit June 9: 6th annual ACE Crandall Park Car Show, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Crandall Park, Glen St., Glens Falls, N.Y. Hosted by Adirondack Car Enthusiast with proceeds to benefit Adopt-aSoldier program. Suggested donation: $3. 518-791-9926 or June 11: Panhandlers Steel Band, 7 p.m., Castleton Summer Concert Series, Castleton Pavilion, Castleton State College, Castleton, Vt. Free. 802-468-6039 or June




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For over 40 years, we’ve built our reputation on high quality, incredible selection and attentive service. But don’t take our word for it. Try our world-famous calamari (we first introduced them 40 years ago), our clams or oysters Fair Haven Inn, our crabcakes, live Maine lobsters, ocean-fresh fish from around the world and you’ll ‘sea’ for yourself. ALSO ON THE MENU: Vermont Lamb, Provimi Veal, Black Angus Beef, Maine Chickens, Fresh Native Vegetables & More.

Evening Bike Tour, 6-8 p.m., Saratoga Battlefield. Bring water and insect repellent. 518664-9821 ext. 224, www.nps. gov/sara.

Stieglitz summer home on Lake George. The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren St., Glens Falls, N.Y. 518-792-1761 or www.

June 13: Blue & Gold Night (Granville Central School), Granville Summer Concert Series, Veterans Park, 7 p.m. Support the students as they showcase their musical talents!

June 15: Marty Wendell Concert, 7 p.m. “Golden Age of Rock ‘n Roll” show featuring Rockabilly Hall of Fame artist Marty Wendell. Little Theater on the Farm, 27 Plum Rd., Fort Edward, N.Y. $8; $5 students/ seniors. www.littletheater27. org.

June 14: Middlebury Arts Walk, downtown Middlebury, Vt., 5-7 p.m. Art, music, food and fun on the second Friday of every month. 802-388-7951 Ext. 2, or e-mail June 14-16: Greenwich Whipple City Days. Greenwich, N.Y. A three-day festival including a Friday Night Parade at 6 p.m., live music, a 5K race, craft fair, carnival and more. Free. 518-692-7979 or visit June 15-Sept. 15: Modern Nature: Georgia O’Keeffe and Lake George. Art exhibit showcasing 58 paintings created by Georgia O’Keeffe while at Stieglitz’s family estate from 1918 to the mid-1930s. The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren St., Glens Falls, N.Y. 518-7921761 or www.hydecollection. org. June 15-Sept. 15: Family Album: Alfred Stieglitz and Lake George. 30 photographs by the influential photographer offer an intimate look at the people who resided in the

June 15-16: LARAC June Arts Festival, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., City Park, Glens Falls, N.Y. Features hundreds of fine art and craft items, including a juried art and craft show and family friendly activities. Free. 518-798-1144, or visit June 15: By the Light of the Silvery Moon, 8-10 p.m., Hubbardton Battlefield, Monument Hill Rd., Hubbardton, Vt. The Green Mountain Alliance of Amateur Astronomers brings telescopes to reveal moonlight magic in Vermont. Bring binoculars, blankets and flashlights. 802-273-2282. June 15: Scots Day, Fort Ticonderoga, Ticonderoga, N.Y., 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Commemorate Scottish heritage at the fort, enjoy bagpipe music, honor fallen Scottish soldiers. 518585-2821, or visit June 15: Bird Walk, Hildene, Welcome Center Parking Lot, 1005 Hildene Road,

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Manchester, Vt., 7 a.m. Free. The Vermont Bird Place and Sky Watch and local birders survey the wild birds present on the grounds of Hildene. Free. Contact Randy Schmidt at 802362-2270, or June 15: Saratoga Brewfest, Saratoga County Fairgrounds, 162 Prospect St., Ballston Spa, N.Y., 3-7 p.m. Live music and more than 100 craft beers, plus food from local vendors. Advance tickets $45, $55 at the door. 518-339-6333 or e-mail aj@saratogabrewfest. com . June 16: Rascal Flatts, 6 p.m., Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, N.Y. . 518-587-3330 or www.spac. org. June 16: Battlefield Third Sundays, Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site, 5696 Monument Hill Road, Hubbardton, Vt., 1 p.m. A Hubbardton resident from 1777 comes back to life to talk about the battle, living in the path of the American Revolution, and everyday life. Rain or shine. 802273-2282, or e-mail Hubbardton@historicvermont. org. June 18: Washington County Band concert, 7 p.m. Marches, slow tunes, light classical and old favorites. Fort Salem Theater, Salem, N.Y. June 18: Grand Central Station, 7 p.m., Castleton

Summer Concert Series, Castleton Pavilion, Castleton State College, Castleton, Vt. Free. 802-468-6039 or June 19-July 7: “The Scene.” Dorset Playhouse, 104 Cheney Road, Dorset, Vt. Starring Tim Daly of “Private Practice” and written by Theresa Rebeck. For tickets, rates, times, call 877238-5596 or visit June 19: Ranger-guided Evening Bike Tour, 6-8 p.m., Saratoga Battlefield. Bring water and insect repellent. 518-6649821 ext. 224, sara. June 20: Yankee Dixie, eightpiece Dixieland band, 7 p.m., Fair Haven Concert Series, the Gazebo at Fair Haven Town Park. June 21: Solstice Circus, Downtown Rutland, Vt. Clowns, jugglers, magicians, petting zoo, and performance by Rick Redington. June 21-23: Man of La Mancha, The Impossible Dream Musical. Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. Fort Salem Theater, Salem, N.Y. Tickets: or 518-854-9200. June 23: Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, 8 p.m., Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY. 518-587-3330 or

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Lake Lauderdale Campground 744 Rte 61, Cambridge 518.677.8855 Primitive to full hook-ups available. RV parts & repairs on campground.

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72 Redgate Lane, Shushan 518.854.7350 23C East Broadway, Salem 518.854.3857 Secluded studio apartment in an 1810 barn. Over 25 artists displayed plus antiques. Always Available nightly. something for everyone! FB McCartee’s Barn for daily specials. Open: Tue - Thu & Sat 10- 5 Fri & Sun 12-5. TRIP’s Antiques, Garden & Gifts Closed Mondays. Main Street, Shushan 518.854.3335 Alpacas of Breezy Hill Ranch Interesting old & new objects for the home 2215 County Rte 47, Salem 518-854-3680 & garden. Fri, Sat, Mon 11-5, Sun 12-4 Visit our farm & store illed with handcrafted items to decorate your home. Call to make The Black Creek Farmhouse Inn appointment! Follow us on Facebook! 1084 County Rte 30 Salem 518.854.7620 Family owned B&B in beautiful Washington County valley. Blind Buck Interiors 

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Beauty of the Earth Gallery/Studio 196 North Main St, Salem 518.692.7094 Landscapes & loral watercolor, acrylic & pastel paintings/ Mary Sinnamon. Photographs/ Rowland Sinnamon Open Wed –Fri 11:30 – 4:30 & Sat 10-3

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CALENDAR June 23-July 6: “H.M.S. Pinafore.” Opera Saratoga presents the Gilbert & Sullivan classic at the Spa Little Theater, Saratoga State Park, Saratoga, N.Y. Tickets/information: 518584-6018 or June 25: An Evening with Rush. 7:30 p.m. Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga, N.Y. 518-587-3330 or June 26: Matchbox Twenty and Goo Goo Dolls, 7 p.m., Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga, N.Y. 518-587-3330 or June 26: Gospel Jam, 7 hosted by the Bluebillies. Theater on the Farm, 27 Rd., Fort Edward, N.Y.

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June 25: Will Patton Ensemble, 7 p.m., Castleton Summer Concert Series, Castleton Pavilion, Castleton State College, Castleton, Vt. Free. 802-468-6039 or castleton. edu/concerts. June 25-July 6: “Educating Rita.” Mainstage, Weston Playhouse Theatre Company, 703 Main Street, Weston, Vt. A comedy about finding yourself. 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. Matinees at 2 p.m. 802-824-5288, or visit www. June 26-July 6: Adirondack Theater Festival presents

“Heartbreaker: Two Months with Judy Garland,” Wood Theater, Glen St., Glens Falls, N.Y. Tickets: or 518-874-0800. June 26: Ranger-guided Evening Bike Tour, 6-8 p.m., Saratoga Battlefield. Bring water and insect repellent. 518664-9821 ext. 224, www.nps. gov/sara. June 27: New York Players, 7-9 p.m., Big band, top 40, R&B and Motown. Granville Summer Concert Series, Veterans Park, Granville, N.Y. Free. June 27: Mellow Yellow, Music of the 60s and 70s, 7 p.m., Fair Haven Concert Series, the Gazebo at Fair Haven Town Park, Fair Haven, Vt. Free. June 27-July 7: “Lucia de Lammermoor.” Opera Saratoga presents the Donizetti’s classic opera at the Spa Little Theater, Saratoga State Park, Saratoga, N.Y. Tickets/information: 518584-6018 or June 28: Musical Variety Show, 7 p.m., to benefit American Heart Association. Little Theater on the Farm, 27 Plum Rd., Fort Edward, N.Y. Free admission; donations appreciated. June 28-29: Old Fort House Museum Heritage Days, 9 a.m.4 p.m., 29 Broadway, Fort Edward, N.Y. Free to Fort Edward residents. 518-747-9600.


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June 28-29: Fort Edward Heritage Days Summer Celebration, Fort Edward, N.Y. Musical entertainment and community events take place at Underwood Park, the Yacht Basin and throughout the village. 518-747-4023, or visit www.fortedwardheritagedays. org. June 28-Aug. 3: Hills Alive: A Festival of the Arts in Southern Vermont. Collaboration between Weston Playhouse, Manchester Music Festival, Dorset Theatre Festival and Southern Vermont Arts Center. For passports and information: June 29: Military Road Hike, 2-5 p.m., Hubbardton Battlefield, Monument Hill Rd., Hubbardton, Vt. Site interpreter Carl Fuller leads a vigorous guided hike on the 1776-1777 military road that led to Mt. Independence. 802-273-2282.

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June 29-30: 36th Annual Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Featuring some of the world’s premier jazz performers including Tony Bennett, David Sanborn, and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. Daily at 12 p.m. 518-587-3330 or visit www.

July July 2-4: Salem annual Firemen’s Carnival and 4th of July Parade. Carnival 6 to 10 p.m. Monday-Wednesday at Archibald Street grounds. Parade Wednesday at 5 p.m., starting on N. Main St. Fireworks Wednesday at 9:30 p.m. 518854-9339. July 2-Sept. 15: Modern Nature: Georgia O’Keeffe and Lake George. Exhibit of paintings by the legendary artist while living at the Stieglitz estate on Lake


The Roadhouse Rhythm & Blues Band, entertainment, silent auction. Wine & beer available. 5:00 PM Tickets@$50*

July 28

The Roadside Blues Band. Noon-2:00PM Wine, beer & Mimosas available. Tickets: Adult $25, Ages 5-12 $7, Under 5 Free*

Antiques & Farmers’


Walking Tour of Historic Salem

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CALENDAR George. The Hyde Collection, Warren St., Glens Falls, NY. 518-792-1761. July 2: VSO Concert, Hunter Fairgrounds, Manchester, Vt. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. for picnicking, concert begins at 7:30 p.m. For tickets call 802.864.5741 x 10 or visit July 2-7: Vermont Summer Special, Harold Beebe Farm, Rte. 7, East Dorset, Vt., part of the Vermont Summer Festival. New England’s largest “AA” rated hunter/jumper horse show with $750,000 in prize money. The competition attracts the best athletes, including Olympic medalists, from across the county and the globe. 802496-4878, or visit July 2: Starline Rhythm Boys, 7 p.m., Castleton Summer Concert Series, Castleton Pavilion, Castleton State College, Castleton, Vt. Free. 802-468-6039 or castleton. edu/concerts. July 3: Lake George Association Floating Classroom, 10-noon and 1-3 p.m. Aquatic learning adventure with the staff of the LGA, at Lake George Village Dock north of Shepard Park. Reservations required. 518668-3558 or July 3: Grand Central Station, 7-9 p.m, Pop, R&B, and standards from the 60s to today. Granville Summer Concert Series, Veterans Park, Granville, N.Y. Free. July 3: Bob Warren & Joy MacKenzie, 7 p.m., Concert in the Park series, Mowry Park, Greenwich, N.Y. Free. July 4-7: Independence Day Celebration, Fort Ticonderoga. Meet soldiers of the Continental Army as they appeared in 1776. July 4: Rutland’s July 4 Fireworks Extravaganza, Vermont State Fairgrounds, Rutland, Vt., 9:45 p.m. 802-

773-2747 or 800-756-8880.


July 4: Killington 4th of July Celebration & Firemen’s BBQ, River Road Recreation Fields, Killington, Vt. A parade at 10 a.m., barbecue, auction, games, music at 7 p.m. and fireworks at 9:30 p.m. 802-442-3241.

July 6: Greenwich 4th of July Celebration, 1 to 10 p.m. Greenwich Elks Lodge, Route 40S. Fireworks from 9-10 p.m. 518-692-2061.

July 4: Independence Day Celebrations, Battlefield, Saratoga National Historical Park, Stillwater, N.Y. Citizenship ceremony at 10 a.m. followed by Park Ranger Joe Craig portraying a 1776 town crier with news American Independence. Free. 518-664-9821, or visit July 4: Celebration and Reading of the Declaration of Independence, Bennington Battle Monument, Bennington, Vt., 10-11 a.m. Colonial music, games and activities for children, reading of the Declaration of Independence by actor Willy Jones at 1 p.m. Free. 802-4470550, or visit www.historicsites. July 4: Fourth of July Celebration, Poultney, Vt. Theme “Take Me Out to the Ballgame!” Face painting, a magic show, puppet show, parade, and fireworks. www. July 5-7: Phish, 7:30 p.m., Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga, N.Y. 518-5873330 or July 5: Garrison Ghost Tour, Fort Ticonderoga, Ticonderoga, N.Y. Friday and Saturday evenings through July and August. $35, reservations required. 518-585-2821 or

July 6-7: Battle of Hubbardton Revo l u t i o n a r y Wa r Encampment, 9:30-5 Saturday, 8-5 Sunday, Hubbardton Battlefield, Hubbardton, Vt. The 236th anniversary of the only Revolutionary War battle fought in Vermont. 802-273-2282.

802-462-3555, or visit www. July 8: Summer Luncheon and Lecture with Kate White, author and former editor-inchief of Cosmopolitan magazine. 11:30 a.m. The Lake George Club, Diamond Point, N.Y. $55. RSVP by July 3 to 518792-1761 ext 323 or online at

July 6: Brandon Independence Day Celebration, Brandon, Vt. Music, activities, huge parade at 1 p.m., street dance 6-10 p.m., and fireworks at dusk. 802-247-6401.

July 8: Young Artist Concert 1: Chamber Music from Haydn to Bartok, Manchester Music Festival Summer Concert Series,. 7 p.m., Riley Center for the Arts, Burr & Burton Academy, Manchester, Vt. $10, students and children free. 802-362-1956 or www.mmfvt. org.

July 6: Music from Salem, Britten – Influences and Intimacies, 8 p.m., Chamber Music. Hubbard Hall, Cambridge, N.Y. 518-677-2495 or

July 9-13: The New York City Ballet, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Matinees at 2 p.m., evenings at 8 p.m. 518-587-3330 or visit

July 6: Salem Art Works Open Studios, 19 Cary Lane, Salem, N.Y., 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Meet and talk with resident artists. Free. July 6: Live Music and Pizza with The Midnight Society, 6:30 p.m., Salem Art Works, Barn 1, 19 Carey Lane, Salem, N.Y. $10. 518-854-7674 or www.

July 9: Sky High Hollyhocks! 10:30 a.m., The King’s Garden, Fort Ticonderoga, N.Y. Visit towering hollyhocks, make oldfashioned hollyhock dolls and more. For ages 3-8. Free with admission to fort. 518-5852821, or visit

July 6: 23rd Annual Ron Williams Memorial Poker Run, by the Southwest Freedom Riders. Sign-in at 9 a.m. at C&D Chopper, Route 4, Center Rutland, Vt. Cash prizes, BBQ, bike games. $10. 888-2997937.

July 5: 40th Army Band, 7 p.m., Fair Haven Concert Series, Gazebo at Fair Haven Town Park, Fair Haven, Vt. Free.

July 6: Greenwich Elks Fourth of July Fireworks Celebration, 1-10 p.m. Softball and kids’ games, fireworks between 9 and 10 p.m. Elks Lodge, Route 40S, N.Y. 518-692-2061.

July 5-7, 12-14: “I Do, I Do,” musical starring Broadway actor Jim Raposa and Rosie Spring. Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. Fort Salem Theater, Salem, N.Y. Tickets: or

July 7-13: 35th annual Middlebury Festival on the Green, Middlebury, Vt., Sunday, 7 p.m.; Monday-Friday, 12 to 1 p.m. and 7 to 10 p.m.; Saturday, 7 p.m. A variety of performers. Free (donations accepted).

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July 9-14: Manchester Summer Festival Horse Show, Harold Beebe Farm, Rte. 7, East Dorset, Vt. New England’s largest “AA” rated hunter/jumper horse show with $750,000 in prize money. 802-496-4878, or visit www.vt-summerfestival. com. July 9: Bluegrass Gospel Project, 7 p.m., Castleton Summer Concert Series, Castleton Pavilion, Castleton State College, Castleton, Vt. Free. 802-468-6039 or July 10: Guided Early Morning History Walk, 9 to 11 a.m. Learn about the battles of Saratoga. Saratoga Battlefield. Route 32, Stillwater, N.Y. 518664-9821 ext. 224 or www.nps. gov/sara.

CALENDAR July 10: Ranger-guided Evening Bike Tour, 6-8 p.m., Saratoga Battlefield. Bring water and insect repellent. 518664-9821 ext. 224, www.nps. gov/sara. July 10: Washington County Band, 7 p.m. Marches, show tunes, light classical and old favorites. Bring a blanket or chair. Mowry Park, Greenwich, N.Y. Free. July 10: Lake George Association Floating Classroom, 10-noon and 1-3 p.m. Aquatic learning adventure. Lake George Village Dock north of Shepard Park. Reservations required. 518668-3558 or July 9: Blues Sanctuary, 6-8 p.m., Manchester Summer Concerts on the Green, Manchester, Vt. Rain Site: Riley Rink, Hunter Park. Free Admission. July 10: Children’s Program Series, 1 to 3 p.m., Saratoga National Historical Park Visitor Center, Rte. 32, Stillwater, N.Y. Ages 5-12. Free. 518-6649821, ext 1777 or www.nps. gov/sara. July 10: Brent Farnsworth Concert Series, 7 p.m., Fort Edward Yacht Basin, Rte. 4, Fort Edward, N.Y. July 10: Mettawee River Theatre Co. presents “Taliesin,” 8 p.m. A medieval tale of sorcery and court intrigue. Park-McCullough House lawn, North Bennington, Vt. Free. July 11: Snake Mountain Bluegrass, 7 p.m., Fair Haven Concert Series, Fair Haven Town Park. Free. July 11: Harold Ford and the Cash Band, 7-9 p.m., dedicated to the music of Johnny Cash. Granville Summer Concert Series, Veterans Park, Granville, N.Y. Free. July 11-20: “The Whipping Man.” Dorset Playhouse, Dorset Vt. Passover celebration at the

end of the Civil War. For tickets, rates, times and information, call 877-238-5596 or visit www. July 11: Manchester Music Festival Summer Concert Series, 7:30 p.m., featuring pianist Vassily Primakov. Arkell Pavilion at the Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester, Vt. Tickets: $45, $10 students with ID. 802-3621956 or visit July 11-27. “Next to Normal,” Mainstage, Weston Playhouse Theatre Company, Weston, Vt. Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning play about a suburban family dealing with mental illness. Evening performances at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. Matinees at 2 p.m. 802-824-5288, or visit www. July 11: Mettawee River Theatre Co. presents “Taliesin,” 8 p.m. A medieval tale of sorcery and court intrigue. Little Theater lawn, Fort Edward, N.Y. Free. July 12: Willie Playmore Band, 7-9 p.m. Music in the Park, Whitehall Harbor Park, Whitehall, N.Y. Free. July 12-14: SolarFest: The Power of Positive Energy. 12 McNamara Road, Tinmouth, Vt. Family friendly festival that combines entertainment with workshops in renewable energy, sustainability and community engagement. $39 weekend pass, $15 day pass. 802-2351513 or visit July 12: Middlebury Arts Walk, Middlebury, Vt., 5-7 p.m. Art, music, food and fun on the second Friday of every month. 802-388-7951 Ext. 2, or e-mail July 12-13: Friends of the Pember Library Book Sale, Mary J. Tanner School, Middle Granville, N.Y., 9 a.m. Thousands of titles. Most hardcovers are $, paperbacks will start at a quarter. On Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. will be $1 bag sale. 518-642-2525, or visit

July 12-13: Whitehall Canal Festival, Harbor Park on Skenesborough Drive. Friday: Vendors, food, cake booth, children’s games and rides from 6 to 10 p.m. “Willie Playmore Band” from 7 to 9 p.m. in the picnic shelter. Saturday: From noon to 10 p.m., “Children at Play” band from 7:30-9:30 p.m. in Amphitheater. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Free. July 13: Founder’s Day, Solomon Northup presentation, 11 a.m. program, noon luncheon, 1 p.m. visit with Solomon Northup. Old Fort House Museum, Fort Edward, N.Y. Reservations: 518-747-9600. July 13: Children at Play, 7:309:30 p.m. Music in the Park, Whitehall, N.Y. Free. 518-4991029. July 13-14: 34th annual RAVE Car Show & Flea Market, Vermont State Fairgrounds, Rutland, Vt. Saturday 9-4:30; Sunday 9-3. 400 vehicles, all makes and models, auto related flea market, vendors, kids’ activities. 802-265-8026 or July 13-14: Washington County Studio Tour. 15 artists, 15 studios throughout Washington County, N.Y. www.studiotour. org. July 13-14: “And They’re Off” Standard Flower Show, 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday, 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Presented by the Schuylerville Garden Club. Saratoga Town Hall, 12 Spring Street, Schuylerville, N.Y. Free. July 13: Bird Walk, Hildene, Manchester, Vt., 7 a.m. The Vermont Bird Place and Sky Watch and local birders survey the wild birds present on the grounds of Hildene. Free. Contact Randy Schmidt at 802362-2270 or e-mail randy@ July 13-14: Artificers’ Weekend, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saratoga Battlefield, Neilson House. 18th century blacksmiths, farriers, tailors, chandlers and tinsmiths demon-

strate. 518-664-9821, ext. 224 or July 13: Mettawee River Theatre Co. presents “Taliesin,” 8 p.m. A medieval tale of sorcery and court intrigue. Philip Schuyler House lawn, Schuylerville, N.Y. Free. July 14: Garden Party Fundraiser, 5:30 p.m., The King’s Garden, Fort Ticonderoga. Live music, food. Reservations required. 518585-2821 ext. 226 or email July 14: Hyde Family Fun Day, noon to 4 p.m., Wiawaka Holiday House, Lake George. Art projects, nature walks, scavenger hunts. Free. Email July 14: Music from Salem, “Fantasy, Serenade, Romance,” 2 p.m., Hubbard Hall, Cambridge, N.Y. Pay what you will. 518-677-2495 or www. July 15: Young Artist Concert 2: Chamber Music from Haydn to Bartok, Manchester Music Festival Summer Concert Series. 7 p.m. Riley Center for the Arts, Burr & Burton Academy, Manchester, Vt. $10, students and children free. 802-362-1956 or www.mmfvt. org. July 16-21: Manchester Classic Horse Show, Harold Beebe Farm, Route 7, East Dorset, Vt., part of the Vermont Summer Festival. 802-496-4878, or visit July 16: Gold Town, 6-8 p.m., Manchester Summer Concerts on the Green, Manchester, Vt. Rain Site: Riley Rink, Hunter Park. Free. July 16: Across the Pond, 7 p.m., Castleton State College, Castleton, Vt. Free. 802-4686039 or July 16: Mettawee River Theatre Co. presents “Taliesin,” 8 p.m. A medieval tale of sorcery and court intrigue. Georgi Museum lawn,

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CALENDAR Shushan, N.Y. Free. July 17: Guided Early Morning History Walk, 9 to 11 a.m., Saratoga Battlefield, Rte. 32, Stillwater, N.Y. 518-664-9821 ext. 224 or July 17: Brent Farnsworth Concert Series, 7 p.m., Fort Edward Yacht Basin, Rte. 4, Fort Edward. July 17: The Graveyard Poets, 7 p.m. Concert in the Park series, Mowry Park, Greenwich, N.Y. Free. July 17: Ranger-guided Evening Bike Tour, 6-8 p.m., Saratoga Battlefield. Bring water and insect repellent. 518-664-9821 ext. 224, July 17: Lake George Association Floating Classroom, 10-noon and 1-3 p.m. Aquatic learning adventure. Lake George Village Dock north of Shepard Park. Reservations required. 518668-3558 or July 17: Children’s Program Series, 1 to 3 p.m., Saratoga National Historical Park Visitor Center, Rte. 32, Stillwater, N.Y. Ages 5-12. Free. 518-6649821, ext. 1777 or www.nps. gov/sara. July 17: “Star Light Star Bright,” 8 to 10 p.m. Green Mountain Alliance of Amateur Astronomers reveals the magic of the moon and stars in Vermont. Hubbardton Battlefield, Hubbarton, Vt. Free. 802-273-2282. July 18: T. S. Ensemble, 7-9 p.m., Granville Summer Concert Series, Veterans Park, Granville, N.Y. Free. July 18: Left Eye Jump, Blues band, 7 p.m. Fair Haven Concert Series, Gazebo at Town Park, Fair Haven, Vt. Free. July 18: Manchester Music Festival Summer Concert Series, 7:30 p.m. Beethoven and the Dawn of Romanticism. Arkell Pavilion at the Southern Vermont Arts Center,

Manchester, Vt. Tickets $35, under 12 free. Lawn seating $10. 802-362-1956 or visit

Saturday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets: www. or 518854-9200.

July 19: Washington County Band, 7 p.m. Marches, show tunes, classical, old favorites. Lake George Band Festival, Shepard Park, Lake George, N.Y.

July 20-21: 1758 Battle of Fort Carillon Re-enactment. With the roar of cannons and musketry, re-enactors skirmish in fight that led to the death of Lord Howe.

July 19: The Moonlighters Big Band, 7-9 p.m. Music in the Park, Riverside Veterans Memorial Park, Whitehall, N.Y. Free. July 19-21: Killington Wine Festival, Killington Resort, Killington, Vt. Tasting dinners, nine and wine golf, champagne brunch. 800-337-1928, or visit July 20: 36th annual Wells Variety Day Fair, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Village Green Park, Wells, Vt. 40 vendors, silent auction, Vermont food court, agricultural and craft demos, youth treasure hunt, games, music. Free. 802-645-0216 or 802-6450422. July 20: Mayhem Festival with Rob Zombie & more, 1 p.m., Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga, N.Y. 518-5873330 or July 20: SAWFest – 7th annual Salem Art Works Music Festival, 19 Cary Lane, Salem, N,Y., 6 to 11 p.m. Features Rustic Overtones, Wild Adriatic, more. Admission $20, $5 for children 5 and under. 518-8547674, or visit July 21: Battlefield Third Sundays, Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site, Hubbardton, Vt., 1 p.m. A Hubbardton resident from 1777 comes back to life to talk about the battle, living in the path of the American Revolution, and everyday life. Rain or shine. 802273-2282. July 20-21: WNYT news anchors Jessica Layton and Benita Zahn star in “No Boundaries,” a musical revue saluting the great 60s & 70s singing groups.

July 21: Silver Towers Run, presented by the Southwest Freedom Riders. Sign-in at 9 a.m. at Outdoors in Motion, Rte. 4 East, Rutland, Vt. BBQ to follow. $10. 888-299-7937. July 23: “Know Me by My Leaf!” 10:30 a.m., Fort Ticonderoga. For ages 3-8. July 23: Great Brandon Auction, Central Park, Brandon, Vt., 4 p.m.; preview at 2 p.m., to benefit Brandon’s Chamber of Commerce. Rain or shine. 802-247-6401. July 23: The Battenkillers, 6-8 p.m., Manchester Summer Concerts on the Green, Manchester, Vt. Rain Site: Riley Rink, Hunter Park. Free. July 23-28: Valley Classic Horse Show, Harold Beebe Farm, Route 7, East Dorset, Vt., part of the Vermont Summer Festival. 802-496-4878, or visit July 23: New York Players, 7 p.m. Castleton Summer Concert Series, Castleton Pavilion, Castleton State College, Castleton, Vt. Free. 802-4686039 or July 24: Brent Farnsworth Concert Series, 7 p.m., Fort Edward Yacht Basin, Rte. 4, Fort Edward. July 24: Children’s Program Series, 1 to 3 p.m., Saratoga National Historical Park, Stillwater, N.Y. Ages 5-12. Free. 518-664-9821, ext 1777 or July 24: Lake George Association Floating

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Classroom, 10-noon and 1-3 p.m. Aquatic learning adventure. Lake George Village Dock north of Shepard Park. Reservations required. 518668-3558 or July 24: Ranger-guided Evening Bike Tour, 6-8 p.m., Saratoga Battlefield. Bring water and insect repellent. 518-664-9821 ext. 224, July 24: Jeff Brisbin, 7 p.m. Concert in the Park series, Mowry Park, Greenwich, N.Y. Free. July 24: Mettawee River Theatre Co. presents “Taliesin,” 8 p.m. A medieval tale of sorcery and court intrigue. Salem Central School lawn, Salem, N.Y. Free. July 25: Possum Haw, 7 p.m. Fair Haven Concert Series. Gazebo at Town Park, Fair Haven, Vt. Free. July 25: Gypsy Reel, 7-9 p.m. High energy music rooted in the Celtic tradition. Granville Summer Concert Series. Veterans Park, Granville, N.Y. Free. July 25: Washington County Band, 7 p.m. Marches, show tunes, classical, old favorites; ice cream social, at Georgi Park in Shushan, N.Y. July 25: Killington Chili Cookoff. www.killingtonchamber. com. July 25-Aug. 3: Adirondack Theater Festival presents “Avenue Q,” 7:30 p.m. Tony Award-winning musical. Wood Theater, Glen St., Glens Falls, NY. Tickets: or 518-874-0800. July 25-Aug. 10: “Barefoot in the Park,” Dorset Playhouse, Dorset Vt. Neil Simon’s classic romantic comedy. For tickets, rates, times, call 877-238-5596 or visit July 25-27: Danby Olde Country and Bluegrass Festival, Powers’ Field, Danby, Vt.

CALENDAR Seventh annual festival featuring Remington Ryde, Amy Gallatin, Smokey Green and more. Concessions, camping available. 802-293-5206.

July 27: Annual Fife and Drum Corps Muster, Fort Ticonderoga, featuring corps from around the Northeast.

July 25: Manchester Music Festival Summer Concert Series, 7:30 p.m. Jumpcut: Mozart to Morricone. Arkell Pavilion at the Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester, Vt. Tickets: $35, under 12 free. Lawn seating $10. 802-3621956 or visit

July 27: SOAR Summerfest, 5 p.m., Central Park, Brandon, Vt. Pig roast, kids’ activities, concert with Gene Childers and the Jubilee Jazz Band. Dinner is $8, concert is free. www.brandon. org.

July 26-Aug. 5: “A Comedy of Errors,” 7 p.m., Aug. 4 only at 2 p.m. Presented by Shakespeare on Main St. in the Ackley Theatre, Green Mountain College, Poultney, Vt. Tickets: 802-287-2581. July 26: Seventh Annual Youth Workshop Showcase, 7:30 p.m. Fort Salem Theater, Salem, N.Y. Tickets: www.fortsalemtheater. com or 518-854-9200. July 26: Green Brothers Salsa Band, 7-9 p.m. Music in the Park, Riverside Veterans Memorial Park, Whitehall, N.Y. Free. July 26: Snake Mountain Bluegrass Concert, 7:30 p.m. Brandon Town Hall, Brandon, Vt. $10. July 27-28: Tri-State Antique Tractor Club Show & Pull, 9 a.m., Washington County Fairgrounds, Greenwich, N.Y. Free. 518- 587-1755 or www. July 27: America’s Fort Clambake, 3-6 p.m., Fort Ticonderoga. Food, music and fun. Reservations: 518-5852821 ext. 226 or

July 27-28: 11th Annual Al Fresco Weekend, Historic Salem Courthouse. A celebration of agricultural heritage. Al Fresco Farm to Table Dinner on Saturday, July 28 at 5 p.m. Tickets: $50. Al Fresco Brunch on Sunday, July 29 at noon. Tickets $25. Info: July 27: 42nd annual Ox Roast, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Methodist Church, Whitehall, N.Y. Flea market, bake sale, auction, snack bar. July 27-28: Antique Tractor Show & Pull, Washington County Fairgrounds, Greenwich, N.Y., 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 518-6954325. July 27: Annual Lakes Region Car Show, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Fair Haven Town Park, Fair Haven, Vt. www.fairhavenchambervt. com. July 27: Wine and Food Tasting, 4 to 8 p.m., hosted by Schuylerville Lions Club. Schuylerville Yacht Basin. Admission $20. 518-695-3102. July 28: O.A.R., 7:30 p.m., Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga, N.Y. 518-5873330 or

July 27: Big Time Rush & Victoria Justice, 7:30 p.m., Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga, N.Y. . 518587-3330 or

July 28-29: Adirondack Theater Festival presents “The Bailey’s Crossroads Opportunity School,” 7:30 p.m., Wood Theater, Glen St., Glens Falls, N.Y. Tickets: or 518-874-0800.

July 27: Country Fair & Antiques Auction, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Old Fort House Museum, 29 Broadway, Fort Edward, N.Y. 518-7479600.

July 28: Community Concert, The Adirondack Jazz Orchestra, Fort Ticonderoga. 518-5852821 or www.fortticonderoga. org.

July 30: The Bondville Boys, 6-8 p.m., Manchester Summer Concerts on the Green, Manchester, Vt. Rain Site: Riley Rink, Hunter Park. Free. July 30-Aug.4: Manchester and the Mountains Horse Show, Harold Beebe Farm, Rte. 7, East Dorset, Vt., part of the Vermont Summer Festival. 802-4964878, or visit July 30: Atlantic Crossing, 7 p.m., Castleton Summer Concert Series, Castleton Pavilion, Castleton State College, Castleton, VT. Free. 802-468-6039 or castleton. edu/concerts. July 31: Guided Early Morning History Walk, 9 to 11 a.m., Saratoga Battlefield, Stillwater, N.Y. 518-664-9821 ext. 224 or July 31: Children’s Program Series, 1 to 3 p.m., Saratoga National Historical Park, Stillwater, N.Y. Ages 5-12. Free. 518-664-9821, ext 1777 or July 31: Lake George Association Floating Classroom, 10-noon and 1-3 p.m. Aquatic learning adventure. Lake George Village Dock north of Shepard Park. Reservations required. 518668-3558 or July 31: Ranger-guided Evening Bike Tour, 6-8 p.m., Saratoga Battlefield. Bring water and insect repellent. 518-664-9821 ext. 224, July 31: Brent Farnsworth Concert Series, 7 p.m., Fort Edward Yacht Basin, Route 4, Fort Edward, N.Y. July 31: Take 2, 7 p.m., Concert in the Park series, Mowry Park, Greenwich, N.Y. Free.

August Aug. 1: Prydein, Celtic rock, 7 p.m. Fair Haven Concert Series. Gazebo at Town Park, Fair Haven, Vt. Free. Aug. 1: Freedom Hawk, 7-9

p.m. Classic rock, southern rock and country. Granville Summer Concert Series, Veterans Park, Granville, N.Y. Free. Aug. 1: Manchester Music Festival Summer Concert Series, 7:30 p.m., Russian Blockbusters. Arkell Pavilion at the Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester, Vt. Tickets: $45, free for 12 and under. Lawn seating $10. 802-3621956 or visit Aug. 1 to 24: “42nd Street,” Mainstage, Weston Playhouse Theatre Company, Weston, Vt. Evenings at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday. Matinees at 2 p.m. 802-824-5288, or visit www. Aug. 2-3: SummerFest: A Celebration of Vermont, Rutland, Vt. Food, artists, music, vendors, children’s activities. 802-773-9380. Aug. 2-4: “Winning the Lottery,” original musical about three office workers who win $44 million. Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. Fort Salem Theater, Salem, N.Y. Tickets: or 518-854-9200. Aug. 2: Talegatorz, 7-9 p.m. Music in the Park, Riverside Veterans Memorial Park, Whitehall, N.Y. Free. Aug. 2-4: Southern Vermont Art & Craft Festival, Camelot Village, Bennington, Vt., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Art & fine craft, demonstrations, food. $8. 802425-3399 or Aug. 3: Lil Wayne, 7 p.m., Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga, N.Y. . 518587-3330 or Aug. 3: Yard Sale Day, Brandon, Vt., 9 a.m. Town wide yard sale. Maps available. 802-2476401. Aug. 3-4: Antique Fair and Flea Market, Washington County Fairgrounds, Greenwich, N.Y., 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Featuring

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CALENDAR more than 200 vendors. Admission $2; $1 for seniors (over 65), free for children under 14. 518-331-5004, or visit www.fairgroundshows. com. Aug. 3: Live Music & Pizza with Molly Durnin, 6:30 p.m., Salem Art Works, Barn 1, 19 Carey Lane, Salem, N.Y. $10. www. 518-8547674. Aug. 3: Midsummer Gala, Fort Ticonderoga. Celebrate the Fort’s historic legacy with music, food, and a silent auction. Creative, formal or historic attire is encouraged. Reservations required. 518585-2821 ext. 226 or MStrum@ Aug. 3-4: 19th annual Turning Point Parade and Weekend Festival, Fort Hardy Park, Schuylerville, N.Y. Family fun, food, music, lively entertainment and the Turning Point Parade at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 4. Fireworks at dusk on Sunday. Aug. 3: 18th annual Norman’s

Attic, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Arlington, Vt. mlea Market, craft fair and town-wide tag sale. 802-3759952. Aug. 3-4: Seventh annual First Nations Intertribal Pow-Wow, Whitehall Canal Side Park, Whitehall, N.Y. Native American dances, drums, flute, storytelling and singing, handcrafted items for sale. Free. 518-2606059. Aug. 3: Music From Salem, “Four Hands, Luminous Work,” 8 p.m. Chamber music. Hubbard Hall, Cambridge, N.Y. Pay what you can. 518-6772495 or www.musicfromsalem. org. Aug. 4: Granville Town Band, 6:30 p.m. Marches and concert band specialities. Veterans Park, Granville, N.Y. Free. Aug. 4: Music From Salem,“Carriage Barn Concerts – Four Hands, Luminous Work,” 4 p.m. at the Park-Mccullough House Carriage Barn, North Bennington, Vt. Chamber music. Admission $20, $30 per family. Reservations: 518-442-

5441 or info@parkmccullough. org. Aug. 4: Annual Peaches ‘n Cream Ladies Lead Poker Run, presented by the Southwest Freedom Riders. Sign-in at 9 a.m. at Price Chopper Plaza, West Rutland, Vt. Cash prizes, BBQ. $10. 888-299-7937. Aug. 4: 21st annual Ticonderoga Area Car Show, Bicentennial Park, Ticonderoga, N.Y. Food, door prizes, vendors, music, Community Cruise-in Downtown. 518-585-6619 or Aug. 6: “All About Butterflies,” 10:30 a.m., Fort Ticonderoga. For ages 3-8. Free with admission to fort. 518-585-2821 or Aug. 6: Summer Luncheon & Fashion Show, 11:30 a.m. Fashion show featuring vintage 60’s outfits in celebration of the Hyde Collection’s 50th anniversary. Saratoga National Golf Club, 458 Union Ave., Saratoga. $55. Reservations by July 31 to 518-792-1761 ext. 323. www.

Aug. 6: Don’t Leave Band, 6-8 p.m., Manchester Summer Concerts on the Green, Manchester, Vt. Rain Site: Riley Rink. Free. Aug. 6-11: Vermont Summer Celebration, Harold Beebe Farm, Rte. 7, East Dorset, Vt., part of the Vermont Summer Festival. New England’s largest “AA” rated hunter/jumper horse show with more than $750,000 in prize money. 802-496-4878, or visit www.vt-summerfestival. com. Aug. 6: American Longboards, 7 p.m., Castleton Summer Concert Series, Castleton Pavilion, Castleton State College, Castleton, Vt. Free. 802-468-6039 or castleton. edu/concerts. Aug. 6: Guided Early Morning History Walk, 9 to 11 a.m., Saratoga Battlefield, Stillwater, N.Y. 518-664-9821 ext. 224 or Aug. 7: Ranger-guided Evening Bike Tour, 6-8 p.m., Saratoga Battlefield. Bring water and insect repellent. 518-664-9821 ext. 224,

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CALENDAR Aug. 7-24: Philadelphia Orchestra, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Three-week program of classical and contemporary masterpieces performed by the orchestra and guests Sarah Chang, Yo-Yo Ma, and more. Aug. 7: Brent Farnsworth Concert Series, 7 p.m., Fort Edward Yacht Basin, Rte. 4, Fort Edward. Free. Aug. 7: “Starry Starry Night,” 8 to 10 p.m., Green Mountain Alliance of Amateur Astronomers reveal the magic of moonlight in Vermont. Hubbardton Battlefield, Hubbarton, Vt. Free. 802-273-2282. Aug. 8: The Moonlighters Big Band, 7 p.m., Fair Haven Concert Series, Gazebo at Town Park, Fair Haven, Vt. Free. Aug. 8: The Big Smoothies. 7-9 p.m., Pop, R&B, Big Band. Granville Summer Concert Series. Veterans Park, Granville, N.Y. Free. Aug. 8: Manchester Music Festival Summer Concert Series, 7:30 p.m., English Landscape. Arkell Pavilion at the Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester, Vt. Tickets: $35, under 12 free. Lawn seating $10. 802-362-1956 or visit Aug. 8: Mettawee River Theatre Co. presents “Taliesin.” 8 p.m. A medieval tale of sorcery and court intrigue. Georgi Museum lawn, Shushan, N.Y. Free. Aug. 9: Middlebury Arts Walk, Middlebury, Vt., 5 to 7 p.m. 802-388-7951 Ext. 2, or e-mail Aug. 9: Airtight, 7-9 p.m. Music in the Park, Riverside Veterans Memorial Park, Whitehall, N.Y. Free. Aug. 9-10: Adirondack Theater Festival presents “Faraway Nearest One: Stieglitz to O’Keeffe, O’Keeffe to Stieglitz, a Reading of the Letters.” 7:30 p.m. Wood Theater, Glen St., Glens Falls, NY. Tickets: 0800.



Aug. 10: East Poultney Day, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., The Green, East Poultney, Vt. Historical demonstrations, singing, music, historical programs, food and more. 802-287-2330, or visit www.poultneyhistoricalsociety. org. Aug. 10-11: 51st annual Art in the Park Summer Festival, presented by the Chaffee Art Center. Fine arts, crafts, food, music, children’s activities. Main Street Park, Rutland, Vt. 802-775-0356. Aug. 11: Music from Salem, “Magic in Pairs,” 2 p.m. Chamber Music. Hubbard Hall, Cambridge, N.Y. Pay what you will. 518-677-2495 or www. Aug. 11: Jason Aldean, 7 p.m., Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga, N.Y. 518-5873330 or

p.m., Castleton Summer Concert Series, Castleton Pavilion, Castleton State College, Castleton, Vt. Free. 802-468-6039 or castleton. edu/concerts. Aug. 14: Ranger-guided Evening Bike Tour, 6-8 p.m., Saratoga Battlefield. Bring water and insect repellent. 518664-9821 ext. 224, www.nps. gov/sara. Aug. 14: “Starry Starry Night,” 8 to 10 p.m., Green Mountain Alliance of Amateur Astronomers reveal the magic of moonlight in Vermont. Hubbardton Battlefield, Hubbarton, Vt. Free. 802-273-2282. Aug. 14: Lake George Association Floating Classroom, 10-noon and 1-3 p.m. Aquatic learning adventure. Lake George Village Dock north of Shepard Park. Reservations required. 518-

668-3558 or Aug. 15: Jonathon Newell Band, 7-9 p.m, 60s and 70s classic rock. Granville Sunday Summer Concert Series. Veterans Park, Granville, N.Y. Free. Aug. 15: Washington County Band, 7 p.m. Marches, show tunes, classical. Burr and Burton Academy, Manchester, Vt. Aug. 15-31: “Clybourne Park,” Dorset Playhouse, Dorset Vt. Pulitzer Prize-winning comedic and provocative play about the combination of race and real estate. For tickets, rates, times: 877-238-5596 or visit www. Aug. 15: TS Ensemble. Dance music, 7 p.m., Fair Haven Concert Series, The Gazebo at Town Park, Fair Haven, Vt. Free.

Aug. 11: Granville Town Band, 6:30 p.m. Marches and concert band specialities. Veterans Park, Granville, N.Y. Free. Aug. 11: 18th Century Day, Schuyler House, Schuylerville, N.Y. Noon-5 p.m. Puppet shows, music, ox cart rides, blacksmithing, basket-weaving, chaircaning, candle-making. Hosted by Old Saratoga Historical Assoc. 518-664-9821 ext. 224. Aug. 13: Guided Early Morning History Walk, 9 to 11 a.m., Saratoga Battlefield, Stillwater, N.Y. 518-664-9821 ext. 224 or Aug. 13: Tuesday Lunchtime Music Series. Battlefield, Saratoga National Historical Park, Stillwater, N.Y., 12 p.m. to 1p.m. Featuring music with a historical twist. 518-664-9821, or visit

Visit our shop filled with cozy rooms decorated in Colonial style. We have upholstered wing chairs, loveseats and sofas; rag and hooked rugs, lamps in tin and wrought iron, as well as lampshades in hard-to-find styles, tablecloths, runners and napkins; art prints, floorcloths and accessories to complement your Country Home.

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Aug. 13: The Buskers, 6-8 p.m., Manchester Summer Concerts on the Green, Manchester, Vt. Rain Site: Riley Rink. Free Admission. Aug. 13: Satin and Steel, 7

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CALENDAR Aug. 15: Fort Ticonderoga’s Heroic Maze: A Corn Maze Adventure, Fort Ticonderoga, Ticonderoga, N.Y. Test your knowledge of Fort Ticonderoga history in a six-acre corn maze. Fun for all ages. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, Aug. 15 to Sept. 2. 518-585-2821, or visit www. Aug. 14-17: MWA Carnival and Parade, Wells, Vt. Traditional carnival and games from 6 p.m. until close Wednesday-Friday, and 1 p.m. to close on Saturday. Antique Tractor Pull at 10 a.m. on Saturday. Parade at 4 p.m. on Saturday; fireworks Saturday at dusk. 802-645-9522. Aug. 15: Manchester Music Festival Summer Concert Series, 7:30 p.m. Dvorak, Piazzolla and a bayan bash. Arkell Pavilion at the Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester, Vt. Tickets: $35, free for under 12. Lawn seating $10. 802-362-1956 or visit Aug. 16: Enerjazz, 7-9 p.m. Music in the Park, Riverside Veterans Memorial Park, Whitehall, N.Y. Free. Aug. 17: Bird Walk, Hildene, Welcome Center Parking Lot, Manchester, Vt., 7 a.m. Free. Contact Randy Schmidt at 802362-2270, or e-mail randy@ Aug. 17: Castleton Colonial Day House Tour, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., includes 18 outstanding period homes, public buildings, galleries and historic sites. Exhibits of antique tools, carriages, period costumes, and demonstrations of Early American crafts. Ice Cream Social from 2-4 p.m. at Castleton Library, Ham Dinner at the Federated Church at 5 p.m. for $9. House Tour tickets, $20, $18 seniors. 802-4685691. Aug. 17: 8th annual Battle Day 5K Road Race, Bennington Battle Monument, Bennington, Vt. Registration begins at 8 a.m., race at 9:30. The half-mile “Fun Race” follows. 802-4470550, or visit www.historicver- Aug. 17-18: Bennington Battle Weekend, Bennington Battle Monument, Bennington, Vt., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Encampment will take place on the grounds with drill presentations, musket and artillery demonstrations, educational exhibits, and activities for children. 802-447-0550, or visit bennington. Aug. 17: MWA Parade and Carnival, Wells, Vt. Antique Tractor Pull at 10 a.m.; parade at 4 p.m., carnival follows. Fireworks at dusk. 802-6459522. Aug. 17: The Great Wells Chicken Barbecue, MWA Hall, Rte. 30, Wells, Vt., from 4 to 7 p.m. 802-645-0422. Presented by the Wells United Methodist Church. Aug. 18: Battlefield Third Sunday, 1 p.m., Hubbardton Battlefield, Hubbardton, Vt. Learn about clothing of the time, see reproduction items, courtesy of Carol and Brook Aldrich. 802-273-2282. Aug. 18: Granville Town Band, 6:30 p.m. Marches and concert band specialities. Veterans Park, Granville, N.Y. Free. Aug. 19-25: Washington County Fair, Greenwich, N.Y. One of Washington County’s biggest and most popular events, an agricultural tradition for more than 100 years. Music, entertainment, food, agriculture and fun. 518-692-2464 or visit www.washingtoncountyfair. com. Aug. 20: “Sensational Sunflowers!” 10:30 a.m., Fort Ticonderoga. For ages 3-8. Unlock the power of tiny seeds that grow into huge sunflowers. Free with fort admission. 518585-2821 or Aug. 20: Tuesday Lunchtime Music Series, Battlefield, Saratoga National Historical Park, Stillwater, N.Y., 12 p.m. to 1p.m. Featuring a range of music with a historical twist.

518-664-9821, or visit www. Aug. 20: Sullivan & White, 6-8 p.m., Manchester Summer Concerts on the Green, Manchester, Vt. Rain Site: Riley Rink. Free Admission. Aug. 21: Ranger-guided Evening Bike Tour, 6-8 p.m., Saratoga Battlefield. Bring water and insect repellent. 518664-9821 ext. 224, www.nps. gov/sara. Aug. 21: Lake George Association Floating Classroom, 10-noon and 1-3 p.m. Aquatic learning adventure. Lake George Village Dock north of Shepard Park. Reservations required. 518668-3558 or Aug. 22: Starline Rhythm Boys, Honky Tonk music, 7 p.m., Fair Haven Concert Series. The Gazebo at Town Park, Fair Haven, Vt. Free. Aug. 22: Skeeter Morse Presents, 7-9 p.m., classics from the 50s and 60s. Granville Summer Concert Series, Veterans Park, Granville, N.Y. Free. Aug. 22: Manchester Music Festival Summer Concert Series, 7:30 p.m., Rising Stars from the Metropolitan Opera, Arkell Pavilion at the Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester, Vt. Tickets: $45, free for under 12. Lawn seating $10. 802-362-1956 or visit Aug. 23: Guided Early Morning History Walk, 9 to 11 a.m., Saratoga Battlefield, Route 32, Stillwater, N.Y. 518-664-9821 ext. 224 or Aug. 23: Washington County Band, 7 p.m. Marches, show tunes, classical, old favorites. Bring a blanket or chair. Riverside Veterans Memorial Park, Whitehall, N.Y. Free. Aug. 24: Mt. IndependenceHubbardton Military Road Car Tour, 9:30 a.m. Driving tour along part of the 1776 Mt.

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Independence-Hubbardton Military Road, from Hubbardton Battlefield to Otter Creek. Hubbardton Battlefield, Vt. 802273-2282. Aug. 25: Luke Bryan, 7 p.m., Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga, N.Y. 518-5873330 or Aug. 25: Granville Town Band, 6:30 p.m. Marches and concert specialities. Veterans Park, Granville, N.Y. Free. Aug. 25: Manchester Music Festival Summer Concert Series, 3 p.m., Manchester Pops Concert with Audra McDonald. Arkell Pavilion at the Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester, Vt. Tickets: $85 and $65, free for under 12. Lawn seating $20. 802-3621956 or visit Aug. 27: Tuesday Lunchtime Music Series, Battlefield, Saratoga National Historical Park, Stillwater, NY., 12 p.m. to 1p.m. Featuring music with a historical twist. 518-664-9821, or visit Aug. 28: Lake George Association Floating Classroom, 10-noon and 1-3 p.m. Aquatic learning adventure. Lake George Village Dock north of Shepard Park. Reservations required. 518668-3558 or Aug. 28: Ranger-guided Evening Bike Tour, 6-8 p.m., Saratoga Battlefield. Bring water and insect repellent. 518664-9821 ext. 224, www.nps. gov/sara. Aug. 29 to Sept. 1: Killington Classic Motorcycle Touring Rally, Killington, Vt. Featuring group rides, concerts, marketplace, bike show, themed dinners and more. 802-773-4181, or visit www.killingtonclassic. com. Aug. 29 to Sept. 11: “To Kill a Mockingbird,” Mainstage, Weston Playhouse Theatre Company, Weston, Vt. The beloved American masterpiece. Evenings at 7:30 p.m.,

CALENDAR Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday. Matinees at 2 p.m. 802-824-5288, or visit www. Aug. 30: Guided Early Morning History Walk, 9 to 11 a.m. Learn about the battles of Saratoga. Saratoga Battlefield, Route 32, Stillwater, NY. 518664-9821 ext. 224 or www.nps. gov/sara. Aug. 30: John Mayer, 7:30 p.m., Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga, N.Y. 518-5873330 or Aug. 30-Sept. 8: Vermont State Fair, Rutland, Vt. Amusement rides, animals, food, comedians, live music, games. 802775-5200, or visit Aug. 31: Salem Art Works Open Studios, 19 Cary Lane, Salem, N,Y., 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Meet

resident artists and discuss their artistic process. Free. Aug. 31: Zac Brown Band, 7 p.m., Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga, N.Y. 518-5873330 or

Labor Day and beyond Aug. 31 & Sept. 1: Southern Vermont Garlic Festival, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Camelot Village, Rte. 9 West, Bennington, Vt. Sample food and crafts from 50 vendors offering everything garlic, from garlic ice cream to garlic jelly. Admission $5, $1 children. 802-447-3311. Sept. 4: Kid Rock with ZZ Top and Uncle Kracker, 6:45 p.m., Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga, N.Y. 518-5873330 or Sept. 5: Maroon 5 and Kelly

Clarkson, 7 p.m., Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga, N.Y. 518-587-3330 or Sept. 7-8: Cheese Tour, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Washington County cheesemakers’ farm tours, educational displays, tastings and sales. Sept. 8: Annual Remember Rally, presented by the Southwest Freedom Riders. Vermont State Fairgrounds, Rte. 7, Rutland, Vt. Proceeds to Mt. Sinai’s Health for Heroes program. 888-299-7937. Sept. 13: Middlebury Arts Walk, Middlebury, Vt., 5-7 p.m. Art, music, food and fun. 802388-7951 Ext. 2, or e-mail, Sept. 14-15: Brown’s Raid Re-enactment, For t

Ticonderoga. Experience the determined American raid on this British outpost in an old French fort. Sept. 14: Harvestfest, Salem Art Works, 19 Cary Lane, Salem, N.Y. Celebrate produce and crafts from the Salem community highlighted by local food, art and a silent auction. 518854-9339, or visit Sept. 21-22: 236th anniversary of the Battle of Saratoga, re-enactment of 1777 scene with American and British soldiers. Discuss strategy with officers, judge a court martial, go on a reconnaissance party. Tactical demonstration on Saturday afternoon. Camps open Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 518-664-9821 ext. 1777. www.

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