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Visiting Lake Placid

DEC announces 2024 Bird Challenge

ALBANY — The state Department of Environmental Conservation recently announced the start of the 2024 “I BIRD NY” Challenge for birders of all ages and abilities. The challenge provides opportunities to identify birds and learn about bird life and awards program finishers with a ...

Wilmington readies for Ausable Two-Fly Challenge

WILMINGTON — The Ausable Two-Fly Challenge is set to take place from May 16 to 18 along the West Branch of the AuSable River. The event, now in its 24th year, brings more than 100 anglers to the Adirondack Park. The Ausable Two-Fly Challenge promises some of the best fishing in the region ...

3 stops on Lake Placid’s Historic Walking Tour

LAKE PLACID — The village of Lake Placid was incorporated in 1900, and the town of North Elba was formed in 1849 when it broke away from the town of Keene. Native Americans spent time in this region before the first European settlers began arriving around 1800, setting up farms around ...

Eclipse viewing locations in the Olympic Region

LAKE PLACID — Witnessing the total solar eclipse on Monday, April 8 in the Olympic Region is simple. As long as there are no clouds, all you have to do is step outside and look up. (Don’t forget to put on your eclipse glasses to protect your eyes.) This is a shared experience for ...

INTO THE TREES: Climbing at Mount Van Hoevenberg’s indoor wall

Mount Van Hoevenberg in Lake Placid hosts athletes, governors, senators and Olympic royalty. It’s home to North America’s first bobsled run and a myriad of athletics. After overhaul renovations to the venue in the past several years, including the new Mountain Pass Lodge, visitors can ...