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Breakdown of Adirondack campgrounds
The state Department of Environmental Conservation operates public campgrounds within the Adirondack Park. Most of these campgrounds have reservable sites, but also serve customers on a first come, first served basis. Except for a few exceptions, each campground has hot showers, potable water and trash and recycling.
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Sliding into winter
Ski season is just around the corner, with most of the cross-country and downhill ski destinations hoping to open sometime in December.
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Lukewarm hunting season in 2011
It was a late November day when I joined Bill Stahl of Wilmington for an early-morning duck hunting trip in the Lake Champlain region.
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Ski train and T-bar among the changes to expect for the 2012 season
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Jay Mountain hike
Jay Mountain Wilderness
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Discovering the freedom of the heel
The first run was awkward and clumsy as if I were riding over the snow-covered ground during an earthquake.
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Homegrown entrepreneurs
A pair of ski manufacturers who developed their passion for powder sports on the slopes of Big Tupper mountain are hoping to transform their hobby into a business this winter.
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A dozen intrinsic seasonal delights
1. Drive the Whiteface Mountain toll road. Walk the long, cool tunnel on a humid day to take the elevator to the summit, and watch as the sun begins to set. It’s a lazy man’s way to climb a High Peak.
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Mountain biking trails open in Wilmington
WILMINGTON — The first trail system on Adirondack Forest Preserve land designed to allow mountain biking officially opened earlier this summer.
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Christmas every day at Santa’s Workshop
Opening in 1949, the oldest theme park in the United States is an expert in the field of family entertainment. Nestled on the side of scenic Whiteface Mountain in the Adirondacks, the village has a magical atmosphere that immediately tells the visitor that he or she has entered a very special world. Santa’s Workshop is just 12 miles northeast of Lake Placid.
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Santa’s Workshop and Whiteface Mountain, Wilmington has something for everyone
The Whiteface region in Essex County is home to legendary Whiteface Mountain and the famous Ausable River. During the summer and fall seasons, take a scenic gondola ride up the mountain for a panoramic view of the High Peaks, Lake Champlain, and north to Montreal. Drive up the Whiteface Mountain Veterans Memorial Highway to the amazing castle and summit observation deck. There’s also mountain biking on Whiteface, with additional hiking and bicycling trails throughout the valley.
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Cycling race weekend coming to Wilmington and Saranac Lake
WILMINGTON — Team Placid Planet has announced plans to host two cycling races in June. The 2nd annual Wilmington-Whiteface Road Race will be held on Saturday, June 13 and the inaugural Saranac Lake Downtown Criterium the following day, Sunday, June 14. Both races are sanctioned by USA Cycling and provide opportunities for men, women and youth — including first-time racers — to participate.
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Uphill Races at Whiteface Mountain
WILMINGTON — Whether you’re the type that likes to pound the pavement, exerting every muscle of your body, or the type that enjoys the thrill of pumping your strength with every rotation of your tires, the Whiteface Mountain Uphill Races are for you.
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Rock Snot threatens New York fishing waters
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Wilmington’s other warm-weather side: mountain biking destination
WILMINGTON — When the snow melts and the warm weather rolls into Wilmington, most people associate this town with the West Branch of the AuSable River and trout fishing.
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Fran Betters: a lifetime of fishing
WILMINGTON — Sitting behind a collection of fly tying materials, including a vice and hundreds of flies in the now-for-sale Adirondack Sports Shop, Francis Betters talked lowly but loud enough to be heard over a nearby mechanical hum.
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