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A Train Ride to Christmas Town Starts at Stony Creek Ranch Resort

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Patrons wait to board The Train to Christmas Town at Stony Creek Ranch Resort, Stony Creek, NY It’s just a few more days until Christmas, but Stony Creek Ranch Resort is making sure there are plenty of wonderful holiday activities happening throughout the season. Since being purchased in 2015 by the McLean family,  Stony Creek Ranch Resort  (formerly 1,000 Acres Ranch) has been renovated to bring even more of the Adirondack rustic allure to the existing ranch property. According to  Stony Creek Ranch Resort  owner Scott McLean the property was purchased at auction. After opening for the 2016 season they decided to use the subsequent winter months to provide some improvements to the ranch’s existing charm. A Train to Christmas Town, part of the Saratoga North Creek Railway experience “We renovated the dining room and the cabins to provide that Adirondack rustic feel,” says McLean. “We upgraded fences, brought back the cattle drive, and bought horses. We even have our o

A Short History of Lake Pleasant, Adirondacks

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This video is about a small town located in Hamilton County, in the Southern Adirondacks, in the State of New York, in the United States of America. Narrated by Lake Pleasant Town Historian,"Anne Weaver", and Speculator Village Historian, "Bev Hoffman". All Pictures are provided by the Historical Society of Lake Pleasant and Speculator. This video was created for the opening of Lake Pleasant's Bicentennial, which was the year 2012. 

Lake George for Kids : Fun Facts:Lake George's Prospect Mountain

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Prospect Mt trail follows the path of an old funicular Hike Prospect Mountain in Lake George , NY • Elevation= 2,041’ • Ascent= 1,600’

Champlain Valley Film Society shows Julie & Julia

JULIE & JULIA will be showing this Saturday, January 16th starting at 7:30. Held at the Willsboro Central School as part of the Champlain Valley Film Society . This film is based on the best-selling book by Julie Powell. Academy Award winner Meryl Streep stars in this delicious comedy with Golden Globe nominee for Best Picture and Best Actress Amy Adams. Based on true stories, follow Julia Child in 1950s Paris and young Julie Powell in 2002 New York as their lives intertwine through a mutual passion for fine cooking. Rated PG-13 SPECIAL FEATURE: Retired chef John Ferry will speak about his long friendship with Julia Child in Paris and Chicago. Reviews: "Plenty of humor" - USA Today "The feel-good movie of the year" - Fox-TV "Streep at her brilliant best" - Rolling Stone The tickets are $5.00 for adults and anyone under 18 is $2.00.

Champlain Bridge demolition rescheduled for Monday December 28

Both Vermont and New York transportation officials said the demolition had to be rescheduled for December 28 at 10:00 a.m. due to ice forming on Lake Champlain and severely cold temperatures, which have delayed work preparing the bridge for demolition. In New York, two viewing areas will be available along the shore in Port Henry, about two miles west of the 80-year-old bridge. The main public viewing area is going to be the boat launch in Port Henry, N.Y., and an alternative area is the Bulwagga Bay Park in Moriah, N.Y. Read more

Lake Champlain Film Society Free Showing of The African Queen

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The Champlain Valley Film Society will be celebrating its 100th film with a free showing of classic Katharine Hepburn/Humphrey Bogart film The African Queen. In 1952, this film won Humphrey Bogart his only Oscar though he had been nominated for Casablanca and The Caine Mutiny. Read more

Gore Mountain Harvest Festival

Here is my latest post on Adirondack Almanack. I wonder though how many children really know what the origin of a harvest festival is. My children are not required to tend the field and therefore do not require a celebration from such backbreaking work. Their idea of the harvest is face painting and jugglers. The only items my children harvest are the occasional pumpkin or basket of apples on a school field trip. Read more