Driving Downtown - Saranac Lake, New York
Saranac Lake is a village in the state of New York, United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 5,406. The village is named after Upper, Middle and Lower Saranac lakes, which are nearby.
The village of Saranac Lake covers parts of three towns (Harrietstown, St. Armand, and North Elba) and two counties (Franklin and Essex). The county line is within two blocks of the center of the village. At the 2010 census, 3,897 village residents lived in Harrietstown, 1,367 lived in North Elba, and 142 lived in St. Armand. The village boundaries do not touch the shores of any of the three Saranac Lakes; Lower Saranac Lake, the nearest, is a half mile west of the village. The northern reaches of Lake Flower, which is a wide part of the Saranac River downstream from the three Saranac Lakes, lie within the village. The town of Saranac is an entirely separate entity, 33 miles (53 km) down the Saranac River to the northeast.
The village lies within the boundaries of the Adirondack Park, 9 miles (14 km) west of Lake Placid. These two villages, along with nearby Tupper Lake, comprise what is known as the Tri-Lakes region.
Saranac Lake was named the best small town in New York State and ranked 11th in the United States in The 100 Best Small Towns in America. In 1998, the National Civic League named Saranac Lake an All-America City, and in 2006 the village was named one of the Dozen Distinctive Destinations by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. 186 buildings in the village are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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Located just 9 miles northwest of the bustling tourist town of Lake Placid, Saranac Lake is the perfect escape from the high prices that accompany Lake Placid's Olympics attractions. Filled with shops, hotels and local diners, Saranac Lake is considered one of the most idyllic villages in upstate New York.
Whiteface Mountain (Lake Placid)
With the largest vertical drop on the eastern seaboard (measuring 3,430 feet), 87 trails and 11 ski lifts, Whiteface Mountain is a skier's paradise. But should you decide to visit during the warmer months, don't fret. Whiteface offers plenty of hiking and biking trails, plus several adrenaline-pumping adventures like 4x4 excursions and an airbag free-fall jump activity.
Nicknamed the Key to the Continent in the 18th century, Fort Ticonderoga sits on Lake Champlain and once served as a strategic focal point during the Revolutionary War and the French and Indian War. After a careful restoration project in the 20th century, Fort Ticonderoga was reopened as a living museum, featuring everything from barracks and kitchens to cannons and an immaculately maintained garden
The Wild Center—a natural history museum that draws you into the vast beauty of Adirondack Park through interactive exhibits and hands-on learning. Check out the museum's Wild Walk Treetop Trail where a trail of bridges takes you into the forest treetop as well as animal exhibits and films that bring a new perspective to nature.
High Falls Gorge—Beautiful waterfalls are that much closer at High Falls Gorge where kid-friendly trails bring you to four waterfalls on a 22-acre nature preserve. Providing safe, easy access for visitors of all ages, this park is perfect for scenic walks, picnics, and views of the Ausable River as it cascades over granite cliffs and into the ancient gorge. Have a casual lunch onsite at the River View Cafe.
The Adirondack Coast
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Wrapping along the shores of Lake Champlain, the Adirondack Coast is New York's eastern treasure, home to geologic wonders, waterfront retreats, and civil history. Head to Plattsburgh City Beach, one of the largest freshwater beaches in America, for sandy shores, kayaking, and sweeping views of Lake Champlain. Crest the waves with your rental canoe or stand-up paddleboard from The Kayak Shack—it's a fun way to get on the lake or enjoy kayak tours with the family.
Wild Walk - the Adirondack trail across the treetops
Wild Walk opens July 2015 at The Wild Center.
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There is a whole lot more to New York than just it's namesake city. Explore the Adirondacks, Lake Champlain, Lake Placid, St. Lawrence River, 1,000 Islands and so much more. Enjoy the great outdoors, stunning views and mountains, go hiking, canoe paddling and kayaking. Sample some of the finest wines and ciders on the Adirondack Wine Trail, enjoy some tasty brews at various craft breweries and so much more! #EatPlayLoveNY for more on my trip visit
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Places visited on this trip: Point Au Roche State Park, Plattsburgh, Long Lake, Saranac Lake, Lake Champlain, Fort Ticonderoga, Ausable River, 1,000 Islands, Thousand Islands, Mt Arab, Paradox Brewery, Amazing Grave Vineyards, Vesco Ridge Vineyard, Elfs Farm, Raquette River Brewing, Lake Placid, Second Pond, Ampersand Bay, the Wild Center, Adirondack Museum, Boldt Castle, St Lawrence River and more.
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The Tupper Lake Tinman
Listen to athletes, volunteers, and locals talk about one of the most beautiful half-triathlons in the world. The Tupper Lake Tinman is one of the oldest races in the United States and you can register at:
The Tupper Lake Tinman is presented by the Tupper Lake Chamber of Commerce.
Living in Lake Placid, NY & The Adirondacks
The Adirondack Region is located in Northern New York State. The region is made up of seven different areas - Adirondack Coast Plattsburgh, Adirondack Lakes, Adirondack Seaway, Adirondack Wild, Adirondacks Tug Hill, Lake George and Lake Placid. The Adirondack Forest Preserve, at 6 million acres, is the largest park in the nation outside of Alaska.
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The Adirondack Coast -Adirondack Wine Trail - Point au Roche State Park #EatPlayLoveNY
Visit the Adirondack Coast. Experience the Adirondack Wine Trail and Point au Roche State Park. Spend the day hiking through the park and then tour the wineries of NY. Local flavor and friendly hospitality add to the overall taste of the Adirondacks. Thanks to ROOST (Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism) for hosting this #EatPlayLoveNY experience.
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This week marks the 23rd Annual Adirondack Research Consortium where the focus will be on energy, water quality, climate change and the economy. Guests from Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve discuss a number of controversial issues. Also, a look at the plan approved by Gov. Cuomo to remove train tracks from Lake Placid to Tupper Lake and rehabilitate a portion north of Old Forge.
The Adirondack Park is a publicly-protected area located in northeast New York, covering some 6.1 million acres (24,700 km²), a land area about the size of Vermont. It is the largest such park in the contiguous United States, while also being the largest National Historic Landmark and largest area protected by any U.S. state.
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- When Mother Nature casts her golden spell beckoning you to connect, a morning's drive will take you to the Northeast's longest and most spectacular fall experience.
Explore world-renown museums and galleries like The Wild Center in Tupper Lake and The Hyde Collection in Glens Falls. Go back in time as you tour Fort Ticonderoga on Lake Champlain and tour century-old Great Camps, like the National Historic Landmark Great Camp Sagamore in Raquette Lake. Enjoy festive events throughout the region, including a number of Oktober Fests.
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Dock view: Mirror Lake, Lake Placid, NY
Our dock overlooks Mirror Lake and the Algonquin Mountain range in Lake Placid, NY.
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America's Wildest Places National Wildlife Refuge System
A hundred years in the making, the National Wildlife Refuge system is a network of habitats in the United States of America that benefits wildlife, provides unparalleled outdoor experiences for all Americans, and protects a healthy environment.
National wildlife refuges provide habitat for more than 700 species of birds, 220 species of mammals, 250 reptile and amphibian species and more than 1,000 species of fish. More than 380 threatened or endangered plants or animals are protected on wildlife refuges. Each year, millions of migrating birds use refuges as stepping stones while they fly thousands of miles between their summer and winter homes.
Clean water. Clean air. Unusual and abundant wildlife. World-class recreation. The Refuge System provides and protects it all on 150 million acres of land and water from the Caribbean to the Pacific, Maine to Alaska. There is at least one national wildlife refuge in every state.
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Today, there is at least one wildlife refuge within an hour's drive of most major metropolitan area. Refuges welcome more than 45 million visitors each year, who participate in a wide variety of recreational activities:
- Wildlife observation, including birding
- Interpretation in refuge visitor centers and along hiking trails
- Environmental education
Specific events and activities are listed on the Special Events calendar and on individual refuge Web sites.
The Refuge System is a division of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service within the Department of the Interior.
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Whiteface Mountain, Lake Placid, NY 2019
While visiting the Adirondacks during Labor Day weekend 2019, we took a day trip up to Lake Placid city and to Whiteface Mountain, home of the 1932 & 1980 Winter Olympics.
What breathtaking views from the summit. You can drive up close to the summit, via Veterans Memorial Highway which is full of wonderful views, and then park at the end by the castle gift shop/ restaurant.
From the parking at the top of Veterans Memorial Highway, visitors can either enter a tunnel in the mountain to ride the elevator up to the summit, or there's the option to hike up to the summit.
This is a video of our hike up to the summit and the incredible views, and on a clear day one can see Vermont and Montreal, Canada.
Wind Blade Test Facility Opens at Clarkson University
The Center for Evaluation of Clean Energy Technology (CECET) and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) joined Clarkson University in announcing the grand opening of a new Blade Test Facility that will test the strength and rigidity of small- and medium-scale wind turbine blades.
The CECET Blade Test Facility serves manufacturers of small and medium-size turbines, which range from backyard-sized residential turbines to turbines capable of providing significant power for a municipal facility, large farm or manufacturing complex.
Large and frequent fluctuations in wind intensity and directions can cause structural problems for wind turbine blades. Blade testing is necessary to certify wind turbines to international standards for strength and safety, and can be used by manufacturers to market the benefits of their products, as well as improve product standards and quality.
There is no other testing site for this scale of blade in the Eastern United States, and few others across the nation.
Governor Cuomo has made it a priority for the state to increase its renewable energy generation, and wind is a valuable component in New York's renewable energy portfolio. By investing in this vital laboratory, NYSERDA is helping to bolster the wind industry in general, and in particular wind power investment in New York State, said Francis J. Murray Jr., President and CEO, NYSERDA. This facility marks another important step in expanding the state's clean energy economy and will bring economic activity to the North Country.
We are pleased that Governor Cuomo and NYSERDA have shown their confidence in Clarkson as a partner in research and evaluation to support and grow New York-based wind market activities, said Tony Collins, President, Clarkson University. Our goal is to serve as the go-to research facility for manufacturers of small- to mid-size wind turbines. This work provides another avenue to build the knowledge base in sustainable technologies for our communities. Renewable energy is vital to our State's economic prosperity, our national security and the stewardship of our natural environment.
This Blade Test Facility will allow turbine blade manufacturers to advertise the strength and rigidity of their products, said Rick Lewandowski, CECET's Executive Director. CECET's parent company, Intertek of Cortland, has tremendous interaction with renewable technology companies all around the world and sees firsthand the importance of this type of service. We are very proud to be in business with Clarkson, a leader in this field, and thankful to NYSERDA for its support.
NYSERDA has contributed $877,000 to CECET toward the creation of this $1.2 million facility. In all, NYSERDA has contributed about $4 million to CECET, which will also operate a solar panel testing facility in Cortland, now under construction and expected to be operational by this fall.
CECET is owned by Intertek, a global corporation that specializes in testing, inspecting, certifying and other technical solutions.
NYSERDA has also partnered with Clarkson on several other clean energy projects:
• Demonstrating the viability of data centers powered by renewable energy, in a joint project with Advanced Micro Devices, HP, GE, Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) and other entities. The project makes use of distributed green data centers located near renewable resources such as wind farms.
• A smart housing study, which involves a university-based psychology group working with students to find ways to encourage dorm room residents to take steps to reduce power consumption such as turning down heat or lights when not present.
• A wood boiler at Clarkson's Walker Center, which was also used to demonstrate the benefits of imported high-efficiency wood pellet boilers. Clarkson has also evaluated the first made-in-New-York high-efficiency boiler, now at the Tupper Lake Wild Center, and other wood boilers in upstate New York. Clarkson is currently adding thermal storage to its existing boiler to achieve higher energy efficiency.
NYSERDA currently provides up to 50 percent funding for small and medium behind-the-meter wind turbines for residences, farms, businesses, municipalities and other power users. There are currently more than 150 turbines in New York State funded through this program. NYSERDA has provided nearly $6 million for these projects, leveraging an additional $10 million in private investment in non-grid wind power.
Dog Sled Ride on Mirror Lake in Lake Placid
Here is the dog sled ride on Mirror Lake in Lake Placid NY where the Olympics were held in twice in 1932 and 1980!
This is from Christmas weekend 2013 taken with my Sony Action cam HDR-AS15
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- The Tug Hill Region is located between Lake Ontario and the Adirondack Park within Lewis County in the State of New York. Farm land, wildlife, wilderness and lots of lake effect snow - the Tughill region has it all.