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11/15/17 - Whiteface Region Attractions' Opening Dates Nov. 15, 2017 In time to welcome visitors for the upcoming season, winter attractions in the Whiteface Region are slated to open this month:  Whiteface Mountain is opening THIS weekend on Saturday, November 18 and Sunday, November 19 with skiing and riding...
08/18/17 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Kim Rielly, director of communicationsRegional Office of Sustainable Tourism518.637.6559 | @krielly Wilmington, NY - The Adirondack mountain resort town of Wilmington is showcasing its rapidly growing web of mountain biking trails by launching a new mountain biking festival Sept. 1-3,...
05/03/17 - Wilmington, N.Y. — Fly fishermen from across the country and Canada will head to Wilmington, New York May 19 and 20 for the annual Ausable Two-Fly Challenge competition.It was founded 18 years ago by local anglers to celebrate the joy of the fishing, spirit of sportsmanship, and to help preserve a world-class fly fishery. ...
02/12/16 - Wilmington, N.Y. — Founded to celebrate the joy of fishing, spirit of sportsmanship, and preservation of a world-class fly fishery, the 17th annual Ausable Two-Fly Challenge welcomes fly fishermen from across the country May 20-21.    Back by popular demand, the 2016 Challenge has reintroduced a women’s division...
02/18/16 -  WILMINGTON, N.Y. — The 15th annual Whiteface Mountain Uphill Bike Race will be held on the faster, newly-resurfaced Whiteface Veterans Memorial Highway on Saturday, June 4.This USATF-certified course travels 11 miles with an 8 percent grade up New York’s fifth highest mountain. The race begins with an 8 a.m. ...
03/13/16 - WILMINGTON, N.Y. — With a mix of serious competition and family fun, the Biking Capital of the Adirondacks is set to host the annual Wilmington Whiteface Bike Fest on June 3 - 5, 2016. The weekend begins on Friday, when spectators will enjoy incredible stunts, jumps and tricks at the Wilmington Bike Park as Krushers Stunt...
08/21/16 -  WILMINGTON, N.Y. - Fiery reds and oranges of fall in the Adirondacks will be complemented by Fire on the Mountain Chili Challenge at the 13th Annual Festival of the Colors at the Festival Field on Springfield Road in Wilmington from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10. The Whiteface Mountain Regional...
09/07/16 - Wilmington, N.Y. — The Whiteface Visitors Bureau invites all Adirondack explorers to attend the second Adirondack 102 Club Annual Dinner, which will be held at 6 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Whiteface Mountain Ski Center's Cloudspin Lounge.  The Adirondack 102 Club is a book that serves as guide to travelers in their...
01/27/15 - Wilmington, N.Y. — Are you up for this? The 14th Annual Whiteface Mountain Uphill Bike Race will be held on the faster, newly resurfaced Whiteface Veterans’ Memorial Highway on Saturday, June 6, 2015.This USATF certified course travels 11 miles with an 8 percent grade up New York’s fifth highest mountain. The race begins with an 8...
05/18/15 - WILMINGTON, N.Y. - With a mix of road bike, mountain bike, uphill, downhill, serious competition and family fun, the Annual Wilmington Whiteface Bike Fest is set for June 5 - 7, 2015.  The weekend begins on Friday, when spectators will enjoy incredible stunts, jumps and tricks at the Jump Jam and Trials exhibition at the...
07/06/15 - Craig Wood Golf Club will host a tournament to support the Adirondack Wildlife Refuge and Rehabilitation Center with a shotgun start at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, July 10.The Adirondack Wildlife Refuge and Rehabilitation Center is located on 50 acres in Wilmington, N.Y. and includes a one mile educational hiking trail, which also serves...
09/09/15 - WILMINGTON, N.Y. - Spicy chili recipes will complement the fiery reds and oranges of Adirondack fall at the 12th Annual Festival of the Colors at the tee-ball field on Springfield Road in Wilmington from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19. The Whiteface Mountain Regional Visitors Bureau invites all to...
09/05/14 - WILMINGTON, NY - Complete with a scarecrow building contest and pies, the 11th Annual Festival of the Colors will be held at the tee-ball field on Springfield Road in Wilmington from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, September 13, 2014.The Whiteface Mountain Regional Visitors Bureau invites all to celebrate the fall season with kids...
09/05/14 - Wilmington, N.Y. - The Whiteface Mountain Regional Visitors Bureau is pleased to announce the addition of a Kids Fun Run as part of the 37th Annual Whiteface Mountain Uphill Foot Race on September 13, 2014.  With a pace car featuring Santa, the Kids Fun Run will begin at the same location but 15 minutes after the Uphill Foot...
06/11/14 - Wilmington, N.Y. - Are you UP for this? The 13th Annual Whiteface Mountain Uphill Bike Race climbs to the top of the events calendar on Saturday, June 21.This USATF certified course runs 11 miles with an 8 percent grade up New York’s 5th highest mountain. The race begins with an 8 a.m. start at Whiteface Mountain Ski Center and...
05/28/14 - WILMINGTON, NY – The Ausable River Association (AsRA) announces its third annual Ride for the River bike ride and invites residents and visitors to join in on Sunday, August 3rd.The Ride for the River was launched in 2012 to encourage visitors to return to the Whiteface Region's Ausable Valley after Tropical Storm Irene.  The...
05/14/14 - WILMINGTON, N.Y. --- The Whiteface Mountain Veterans Memorial Highway will open for the season, this Saturday, May 17.Completed in 1935 and dedicated to Veterans of all wars, the Highway is a major north country attraction.  More than 70,000 people travel it each year, between mid-May and mid-October.  Once at...
04/26/13 - It's a sure sign of spring when fly fishermen flow to the Adirondacks' Whiteface Region, where the season has begun and the industry's signature event is ready to cast off.The Whiteface Region is no secret to avid fly fishermen. Surrounded by the spectacular Adirondack Mountains, the legendary Ausable River is one of the most...
01/30/13 - WILMINGTON, N.Y. - The Whiteface Region is known for its namesake alpine Adirondack High Peak, but there are great winter activities to enjoy off-hill, "where the mountain meets the river".Many of the trails that welcome mountain bikes and hikers in warm months are ideal for family-friendly cross country ski and snowshoe outings....
05/21/13 -  Wilmington, N.Y. - With the onset of warmer weather and a snow-free landscape, the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism encourages outdoor enthusiasts to explore the Whiteface region of the Adirondacks' multitude of hiking trails. In addition to it's namesake, the 5th highest mountain in New York State, the Whiteface...
06/05/13 - A three-day celebration of two wheels, the Annual Wilmington Whiteface Bike Fest rolls into the region from June 14-16.The weekend begins on Friday, when spectators will enjoy incredible stunts, jumps and tricks at the Jump Jam and Trials exhibition at the Wilmington Bike Park. New this year, the grand finale will feature local...
06/17/13 - WILMINGTON, N.Y. --- Cameron Cogburn (Ashville, N.C.) has vacationed in the Adirondack region and he’s even won two road cycling races up Whiteface Mountain, in Wilmington, N.Y., but this was the first time he tried mountain biking. The MIT grad student looked just as comfortable on a mountain bike as he does on a road cycle...
06/18/13 - WIlmington, N.Y. -Interested individuals are invited to Join Wildlife Conservation Society researcher Dr. Michale Glennon and a Wild Center naturalist for an interpretive hike that focuses on mountain habitats and birds along Whiteface Mountain Veterans' Memorial Highway and summit. The excursion will stop along the way to look at...
08/08/13 - Wilmington, N.Y. - With 25 obstacles over a four mile course, music, food and other festivities, the Ultimate Towner will take place at Whiteface Mountain in Wilmington, N.Y. on August 24.The event will start in the morning with a DJ and vendors and continue on after the race with music and food and a live band.The Ultimate Towner...
04/07/13 - UPHILL Foot Race becomes part of 10th Annual Festival of the Colors Wilmington, New York - The Whiteface Mountain Regional Visitors Bureau and Santa's Workshop invite all to "run to the North Pole" at the 36th Annual Whiteface Uphill Foot Race on September 14, 2013 in Wilmington, N.Y.Runners will climb 3,500 feet and 8 miles...
11/20/13 - WILMINGTON, NY - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced $12 million in state funding to enable vital repairs along the eight-mile Whiteface Mountain Veterans’ Memorial Highway, in Wilmington, New York. "The Whiteface Mountain Veterans' Memorial Highway attracts tourists, bicyclists, hikers, and sightseers from around the globe...
05/21/12 - WILMINGTON, N.Y. --- Many of the country's top downhill mountain bikers will be racing for $2,500.00 in cash when they compete in the seventh annual Whiteface 5K Downhill being held at Whiteface Mountain in Wilmington, N.Y. on Sunday, June 17  The event is the fifth stop on the Pro MTB Gravity Tour (Pro GRT)."This race is the...
06/08/12 - Kids will showcase their skills and compete to win a Scott Voltage JR 24 Bike!WILMINGTON, N.Y. - Kids aged 8-16 will have a chance to both learn from the experts and compete to win a Scott Voltage JR 24 Bike at the Kyle Ebett and Friends Jump Jam and Trials exhibition at the Wilmington Bike Park on Friday, June 15 from 6:00 p.m....
06/18/12 - WILMINGTON, N.Y. --- Justin Lindine (New Salem, Mass.) was the first rider to cross the finish line, taking top honors in the second annual Wilmington/Whiteface 100K mountain bike race (WW100) held Sunday, June 17, at Whiteface Mountain, in Wilmington, N.Y. Lindine completed the 69-mile long race in four hours, 19 minutes, 15.97...
08/22/12 - WILMINGTON, NY - Complete with a scarecrow building contest, the 9th Annual Festival of the Colors will be held Saturday, September 8, 2012.Celebrate the fall season with kids activities, arts and crafts, food, performances and a cookie bake off!For more information, contact the Whiteface Region Business and Tourism Center at 518....
08/22/12 - Register now for the 8 mile uphill run!WILMINGTON, N.Y. --- In June, cyclists raced to the top of Whiteface Mountain's Veterans Memorial Highway, in Wilmington, N.Y. In September, it will be the runner's time to conquer the eight-mile climb to the summit of New York State's fifth highest peak. As many as 200 running enthusiasts...
03/08/12 - WILMINGTON, N.Y. - With a mix of uphill, downhill, serious competition and family fun, the Annual Wilmington Whiteface Bike Fest is set for June 14-17, 2012.The weekend's free family-friendly events begin with "Fun not Fear" mountain bike instruction for beginners at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 14.On Friday, spectators will enjoy...
03/08/12 - New date offers colorful change for athletesWILMINGTON, N.Y. - The Whiteface Business and Tourism Center (WBTC) is pleased to announce a colorful date change to mark the 35th Annual Whiteface Uphill Foot Race. The 2012 race is scheduled on September 22; a full two seasons later than usual.For its first 34 years, the popular...

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