Warming up to winter!

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Warming up to winter!

Beat the cold with these awesome Adirondack activities. After your day of ice fishing, skiing, snowmobiling, and skating, head inside for a tasty treat and hot drink!  

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Winter bucket list!

As the new year settles in, everyone has been announcing their New Year's resolutions. Instead of a resolution, I am putting together a new bucket list — it's a compilation of outdoor activities that I have been wanting to do, but never get around to.

My plan is to keep it realistic, and focus on the winter months. If I keep the activities fun, maybe I will stick with my bucket list and get some things done that I have been wanting to do. 

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9 perfect Placid playdates

The Adirondacks' Lake Placid is the perfect choice whether you're planning a family vacation, romantic getaway, or visit with friends. 

Aside from the myriad outdoor activities, there are mom and pop shops to browse, Olympic venues to tour, high-end spas to indulge in, live music and family festivals to partake in, unique restaurants where you can get a true taste of the Adirondacks, and cozy lodging to rest your weary head. The only real question is: how will you invent your own perfect day?  

We suggest you start here!

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Upcoming Gore events

The snow is abundant, the days are sunny, and Gore Mountain events are hot.

Max out your snow enjoyment at Gore Mountain with a choice of events which feature special programs, focused learning, and money-saving offers.

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Lake Champlain ice fishing

The rumors are true: 2017 gave us a cold shoulder upon its departure. A blast of arctic air at the end of December and Lake Champlain’s liquid surface waved good by; blue became white as anxious ice fishing anglers applauded.

Talented local photographer, Shawn Michener, braved the sub-zero temperatures to capture some of the first pictures of the frozen surface off the Port Henry shore. He also got some great shots of a few happy ice fishermen on their first adventure of the season — a season that is off to a remarkable start.

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Looking back: Malone’s top blogs

2017 was a great year in the Visit Malone area and we captured it through our blogs and stories. In this one, we outline six of our most popular posts -- in case you missed them the first time around!  

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Skate, ski, and snowshoe!

Wintertime gear includes so many innovative contraptions to strap onto your feet!

And... maybe you JUST got those brand new ones and you are DYING to try them out! Well, come on up to the heart of the Adirondacks and give your new skates, skis, or shoes their first trial run.

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Whiteface Region: family-friendly activities

When my kids and I head out on an adventure in a new place we always make a checklist of things we would like to do and see. The Whiteface Region has so much to offer in outdoor adventures that you could stay for days and not see some of the real gems of the area! 

So, as a local, I thought I'd help you out and put together a tried-and-true sample checklist to help you plan your winter trip to the beautiful Adirondack mountains.

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Saranac Lake coffee shops

As I stroll through the village of Saranac Lake, a virtual Norman Rockwell or Currier & Ives painting, I keep waiting for the horse-drawn sleigh to pass by — the passengers in stocking caps and mittens, colorful quilts piled on top of them. 

The horse-drawn sleigh never materializes, I shiver and zip up, and one word comes to mind — coffee.

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The ADKs are a happenin' place!

Check out this sampler of great upcoming events:

IBSF North America's World Cup Bobsled and Skeleton 
Jan. 11-14 

Music and More 
Jan. 13 

Newcomb Winterfest 
Jan. 13 

Long Lake Winter Carnival 
Jan. 13 

Freestyle World Cup Aerialist
Jan. 19-20 

Saranac Lake Winter Carnival 
Feb. 2-11 

ESWG Rail Jam 
Feb. 3 
 
Northern Challenge Fishing Derby 
Feb. 3