There's no better place to enjoy the outdoors than in the Adirondacks. Opportunities for outdoor recreation abound.
Snug Harbor Marina is the place to go for those looking to get on Lake George in a boat.
Located at 92 Black Point Road in Ticonderoga, Snug Marina is located on the quietest end of Lake George, which is great for boat renters because there is a lot less boat traffic than at the southern end of the lake.
The marina offers a full array of marine services which include boat sales, boat rentals, boat winterizing, storage, fiberglass and gel coat repairs, local boat hauling and mechanical repairs. It is a five-star Yamaha dealer, Volvo Penta dealer and a Premier dealer for Mercruiser and Mercury outboards as well as being the only Regional Re-Power Center for Mercruiser in the local area. It sells boats by Godfrey Marine and Stringray Boats.
Snug Harbor offers two rental locations on Lake George to serve customers better. One is at Snug Harbor Marina in Ticonderoga, the other is Snug Harbor South boat rentals in Silver Bay, the former location of Werner's Boat Rentals.
For information on Snug Harbor Marina call 585-2628 or go online at www.snugharbormarinainc.com
Dockside Landing Marina, located on Route 8 in Hague, just north of the town beach, is the region's largest marine operation with over 30,000 square feet of indoor sales and storage space throughout three locations, offering sales and service from the Hudson Valley to the Canadian border, and throughout the Adirondack Park.
Dockside Landing represents Formula, Regal, Back Cove Yachts and Sea Doo jet boats.
Dockside Landing has the facilities, associates, and services to provide for carefree boat ownership and our certified marine technicians have the tools to deliver total customer satisfaction. Its mobile service fleet can provide many services at a person's dock or home. It also stores boats during the off-season in the region's only heated storage facility.
Dockside Landing also offers wave runner rentals, camping supplies, tubes and skis, live bait and fish gear, cold drinks and snacks, ice cream and candy, boat and jet ski rentals and gas.
For more information call 543-8888 or go online at www.lakegeorgeboats.com
Those who like their excitement on land can check out Adirondack Ural at 6384 Route 9 in Chestertown. It offers a full line of scooters, motorcycles, utility all-terrain vehicles and sport ATVs.
For information call Adirondack Ural at 494-5801 or go online at www.adirondackural.com
Those looking for a slower pace may want to try a round of golf at the Ticonderoga Country Club, located on the Hague Road just south of Ticonderoga.
Ticonderoga Country Club - which includes Emerald's Restaurant - is an important part of the community.
This summer TCC will host charity tournaments for the Ti Kiwanis, Ronald McDonald House, the Dan Padula Memorial Fund, the Ticonderoga High School Alumni Association, the Silver Bay Association, the Ti Knights of Columbus, the Ti Elks, the Mike Vigliotti Scholarship, the John Kazlo Memorial Scholarship and the Ticonderoga High School boys basketball program.
TCC is also home to the Ticonderoga, St. Mary's School and Crown Point school golf teams - at no charge.
The club also offers free golf clinics each season open to the public.
Ticonderoga Country Club offers nine memberships available ranging in price from $150 to $1,820.
Daily greens fees, ranging from $16.50 to $37.
For information call Ti CC at 585-2801.
If the weather won't cooperate, people can always find fun indoors at Adirondack Lanes.
Located on the Hague Road in Ticonderoga, the bowling alley is fully air conditioned and open every day, except Tuesday. It offers Rock 'n Bowl on Saturday nights.
Adirondack Lanes is also home to Ticonderoga's Off Track Betting.
The Adirondack Buffalo Company, owned and operated by Dorreen and Steve Ossenkop, nestled in the heart of the Adirondack mountains in North Hudson, is home to a herd of about 40 American Bison or buffalo as they are commonly called.
Visitors can the buffalo and shopp for bison products, fresh produce, baked goods and souvenirs. A line of rustic furniture has been added to the gift shop.
For information call 532-9466 or go online at www.AdirondackBuffaloCompany.com
Up Yonda Farm is a popular destination in Bolton Landing.
Up Yonda Farm offers 73 acres with a spectacular view overlooking Lake George. Public nature programs on a variety of topics are presented year round. Natural history exhibits featuring a diorama with native mammals and birds are housed in the museum. People can also watch for wildlife outdoors as they hike along woodland trails. There are perennial gardens, including a butterfly garden from June to September. Special programs for groups are available by reservation.
Up Yonda Farm is operated by Warren County Parks, Recreation & Railroad. For information call 644-9767 or go online at www.upyondafarm.com
Those just looking to relax can find a unique opportunity at The Woodland Coffee & Tea Room. It's located at 204 Hog Back Road in Crown Point - a remote, yet spectacularly-beautiful spot in the Adirondack woods.
The Woodland Coffee & Tea Room emphasizes the pleasure found in beautiful everyday treasures such as linen and dishes and the joy of using gifts with sentimental importance.
Margot Anello had always enjoyed baking, but even more so, watching the enjoyment others found in tasting her creations. The combination of her upbringing, multicultural background, and worldly adventures helped shape The Woodland's cuisine into a blend of cultural tastes, with influences from all across the world.
The Woodland Coffee & Tea Room is open by appointment only and can be reached by calling 597-3970 or online at www.thewoodlandroom.net
The Seagle Colony in Schroon Lake is also available to entertain people this summer.
Four productions comprise Seagle Music Colony's mainstage season at the Oscar Seagle Memorial Theatre, beginning with Jerry Herman's classic Broadway musical Hello, Dolly! which ran to July 2.
The show will be followed by two classic operas, The Marriage of Figaro by W.A. Mozart, which plays July 14-17 at 8 p.m. and Romeo and Juliet by Charles Gounod, which plays July 28-31 at 8 p.m. Figaro will be sung in Italian and Romeo & Juliet in French, both with projected English supertitles above the stage. Rounding out the mainstage season is the Rogers and Hammerstein Broadway musical Carousel, which will perform Aug. 11-14 at 8 p.m.
Single and season tickets for all Schroon Lake performances are on sale via the Seagle Music Colony box office and website. Ticket prices range from $25-30 for adults and $15-20 for children 12 and under. To purchase tickets or for more information, call 532-7875 or visit www.seaglecolony.com
Seagle Music Colony will again present a children's opera in Schroon Lake as well as locations across the North Country this summer. This year's selection is a hilarious adaptation of the fairy-tale Jack and the Beanstalk that combines the familiar story with music from Gounod's opera Faust.
Jack and the Beanstalk first performs at the Schroon Lake Boathouse Theatre July 10 at 10 and 11:30 a.m. Admission to the Boathouse performances is free.
The show then hits the road with performances in Bolton Landing on July 16, Tannery Pond Community Center in North Creek on July 20, the Ticonderoga Festival Guild on July 21 and Chestertown on July 24.
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