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Adirondack Family Time Guidebook for the Champlain Valley: Plattsburgh to Ticonderoga

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By Diane Chase Here is the cover for the 2nd Adirondack Family Time™ guidebook. This guide for the Adirondack Champlain Valley and other Adirondack Family Time guides can be found at Barnes and Nobles , Amazon and a local book store near you! This guidebook for the Champlain Valley from Plattsburgh to Ticonderoga covers the towns of Plattsburgh, Ausable Forks, Elizabethtown, Keeseville, Willsboro, Essex, Westport, Port Henry, Crown Point and Ticonderoga. The four-season guide has  over 300 activities 58   easy hikes  and walks 33 swimming areas and waterfalls 30 museums 46 playgrounds/parks 75 trivia questions 15 inside or nature games  40 ice cream parlors and bakeries with sleigh rides, snow shoe trails, farmers markets, performing arts and more © Diane Chase, author of Adirondack Family Time: Tri-Lakes and High Peaks (Your Four-Season Guide to Over 300 Activities) for the towns of Lake Placid, Saranac Lake, Jay/Upper Jay, Wilmington, Keen

An Easy Adirondack Walk and Views of Lake Champlain at the Champlain Memorial Lighthouse

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By Diane Chase There is something special about having alone time with my daughter. It gets even better now that she branches out beyond the princess -themed play to climb, fish, or catch something. This time we are explores searching for new lands. We may not discover unchartered territory in our Adirondack Coast tour but we will tread on the lands discovered over 400 years ago by Samuel de Champlain. The Champlain Memorial Lighthouse sits on the edge of what is now the Crown Point Public Campground. It overlooks Vermont and sits surrounded by land that witnessed battles and forts. Originally constructed in 1858, the Champlain Memorial Lighthouse is a statement to the States of New York and Vermont and the Province of Quebec who worked together to reconstruct this monument as a testament to explorer Samuel de Champlain.

Adirondack Family Fun: Polo anyone?

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By Diane Chase This weekend the Adirondack Polo Club  in Westport, NY will hold its Leslie Cup to raise funds and awareness for High Peaks Hospice and Palliative Care. On September 4th the Club will donate proceeds to the Ronald McDonald House. Not only is this a fun activity for kids but also raises much needed funds for a worthy cause. According to Lonnie Cross, Adirondack Polo Club member, the club is in its fifth season though for the last two years has made Westport its summer home. Previously the club traveled to destinations as far away as New Orleans to participate in matches. When Cross purchased land from a golf facility he did so with the purpose of providing a different local attraction for the community. “We are polo enthusiasts that are used to traveling. This year we have played matches on the other side of the lake with the Sugerbush Polo Club as well as in Saratoga. Our players come from different backgrounds,” says Cross. “We have careers beyond polo so this is

Adirondack Family Fun: Fun Fly for Hospice

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Fighter planes and dogfights are just part of the program for the Plattsburgh Radio Aeromodelers (PRAM) this weekend at Memorial Field in Beekmantown. For the 8th consecutive year this radio controlled air show will be raising funds for Hospice of the North Country. On average the event draws 24-50 pilots who in turn bring anywhere from 6-24 planes. The sky will be awash with replica WWII radio-controlled planes like the Spitfire, P51 Mustang, B25 Mitchell, F6F Hellcat as well as a few jets aircrafts and other more recent models. The two-day event is just a chance to introduce people to the radio control flying hobby. This event is not a competition but a fun opportunity to see the machines in action and get a chance to perhaps even fly one. That is what got my children’s attention when I mentioned wanting to attend. To be surrounded by interesting model planes is fun but getting a chance to take the controls is raising the bar to a whole new level. The last time we went to a model

Clinton County Fair - July 21-26

If your children like to go on the rides the Mega Pass is the best bargain for the weekends. If rides are not the agenda then it is worth just paying the gate fee and enjoying the vendor exhibits, clowns, magic shows and other sponsored events included with admission. Go to www.clintoncountyfair.com. See you at the fair! LAST DAY TO GET MEGA PASS IS JULY 20th: Good for any ONE day of the Fair. This covers the gate fee (usually $7/adults, children 11 and under free) and all rides . This does not cover the "games of chance." All tickets and passes are available at the Fair Office or by calling 518-561-7998 If you can not get a MEGA PASS, buy a wristband for unlimited rides. Wristbands are only available on Wednesday (all day), Thursday (7:00 p.m. - close) and Friday (all day). Schedule: July 21, Tuesday: (Press Republican Day: FREE newspaper for early birds) 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm Rides are FREE! A fter or before noon all rides will require a ticket (ouch!) That can