Did you know Santa lives right here, in the Whiteface region at The North Pole? The North Pole is a magical place you can visit and meet Santa. We decided to ask him some important questions. He got right back to us with great answers. Enjoy!  Dear Santa, Please help us answer a few questions the children have. They understand you work hard all year round getting toys ready...
The spirit of the season, in any season For some places in the world, it’s hard to get into the Christmas spirit until late November or even December. The stores start selling their decorations, and they seem very out of place. Synthetic trees, gawdy wrapping paper, bags of plastic bows — it doesn’t feel authentic. It feels forced. Well, not in Wilmington, New...
When my kids and I head out on an adventure and travel to new places we always make a checklist of things we would like to do and see. The Whiteface Region has so much to offer in outdoor adventures that you could stay for days and not see some of the real gems of the area!  So, as a local, I thought I'd help you out and put together a tried-and-true sample checklist to help you plan...
Taste New York is the state's effort to link consumers to the best products made and grown right here in New York. I decided it was an important mission to showcase one region in New York that really embraces this effort by offering some of the best craft beer made in the state: The Whiteface Region.  In general, skiers and snowboarders are usually pretty down with craft...
The Bridges of Essex County Today's feature: The Whiteface Region and neighbors. There is a romance to certain bridges that no one can really deny. Covered bridges, or bridges over beautiful streams and rivers — it doesn't really matter, there is something romantic about them. What is it? Is it the rich history? Is it the charm? The wood, or steel used to build...
Craft beer, a pretty restaurant, and amazing pizza and pasta Wilmington has some great new things going on, and with summer right around the corner the timing could not be better. During the summer months I love to take the gondola ride up Whiteface Mountain to take in the views from the top. My family and I will always stay in town for dinner after this experience, so I...
The Whiteface region is a beautiful and peaceful area in the Adirondacks, consisting of four hamlets that are not to be missed on your visit: Ausable Forks, Upper Jay, Jay, and Wilmington. These family-oriented communities are full of fun things to do. There are large attractions such as High Falls Gorge, Ausable Chasm, and Whiteface Mountain, as well as smaller — but no less...
Christmas in my family as a child was a really big deal. My mother was a kindergarten teacher and she had a special way of making holidays unique and full of magic. We had pixies that came down from the North Pole each year on December 1. These little elves were there to watch us five children and report back to Santa about our behavior. They are very similar to the "Elf on the Shelf," but these...
The night is dark, the snow is bright white, and the lights are all lit up at Santa's Workshop at the North Pole. The Village of Lights happens on select weekends throughout the month of December each year. This year one of them happens to fall on the same weekend as the neighboring town of Lake Placid's, Lake Placid's Holiday Village Stroll. This makes it even more special, because you can dress...
A day in the Whiteface Region means being busy with outdoor adventure. Everything from skiing at Whiteface Mountain, hiking on a beautiful wintry trail, to snowshoeing or cross-country skiing in the woods. Busy, cold days make warm aprés a must. You need to thaw out and where you do this is an important decision. If you are like me, you will be looking for a...
The right place to pop the question is almost as important as the question itself. This is where your fairy tale begins. This is the place that your partner will always think of when remembering the special day. I remember when my husband proposed almost twenty years ago. I remember the golf shirt he had on, the blue sky, the warm air, everything. Proposals are romantic no matter what...
It's pretty hard to ignore Whiteface Mountain when you're in Wilmington, but did you know we also have mountain bike trails, a beach, and a park where Christmas is a year-round event? Read on to learn more! The beach If you are traveling with family in the summer, I am sure you feel strongly about having a great family-friendly beach nearby. In my opinion, the...
The Whiteface Region has it all. There are gorgeous views, peaks to climb, streams to fish, and even large attractions such as Whiteface Veterans Memorial Highway and High Falls Gorge. You can party all night at the local hotspots or enjoy a romantic dinner next to the Ausable River at The Hungry Trout Restaurant. Events happening all summer long simply add to the daily experiences of the region...
Summer is meant for going "out" to eat. Enjoying the fresh Adirondack breeze while having a meal, snack, or just a milkshake is what makes the summer days and nights so much fun. Doing this with a view of Whiteface Mountain, or a pristine lake or roaring river close by make it even more special. Summer months in the Whiteface Region are full of adventure and activity....
The time between winter skiing and summer activity at Whiteface Mountain is a great time to visit. When the snow is waiting to fall, there is so much fun to be had. The colors on this majestic mountain in autumn are beyond anything you can see on the mountains downstate or out west. The Adirondacks have the most beautiful fall days and the activities that go with them are just...

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