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Archive for February, 2011

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Snowmobiling is in prime season in Indian, Blue Mt, Long & Raquette Lakes in the central Adirondacks

Serious snow fell on the Adirondacks in the past month making conditions ideal for snowmobiling. Over the last two weekends the towns of Long Lake and Indian Lake have sponsored a special snowmobile event called a “poker run”.


Hundreds of snowmobilers sign up for prizes given by local businesses. Running from business to business snowmobilers stop at listed destinations on the “poker run” route and get one poker card per stop. The object is to stop at every destination and collect as many poker cards as possible. At the end of the day all participants congregate at a local restaurant for some good food and drink. After a hard and fast day of furious riding everyone comes to see who has the best “poker hand”; cash, door prizes, tee shirts and gifts are presented to the winners.  A fun time for all.


Blue Mt Rest a lodging facility located in Blue Mt Lake, is a member of the Indian Lake Snowarriors (the local snow mobile club) sponsored and was one of the designated stops in the Indian Lake Poker Run. Proprietors Lenny & Boka Baglieri added a little flavor to the door prizes they presented later.  Hot chili and Italian wedding soup was served to all riders that came to their property last Saturday on the run. Keeping the snowmobilers warm and energized for the ride ahead.


A major snow storm is expected, in this, the central region of the Adirondacks tomorrow.  So if you want to come up and bring your sled or rent one,  experience some of the best riding of the season in one of the few remaining pristine environs in the country.

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A Winter Festival for your Winter break in Indian and Blue Mt Lake, Adirondacks New York

Presidents Week and Winter Fest in Indian and Blue Mt Lake Feb 17th thru Feb 28th.


Enjoy your winter break from Feb 17th thru the 28th and all the winter activities at the Winter Fest in Indian Lake and Blue Mt Lake. Come for all the fun on Presidents weekend Feb 18th, 19th & 20th: Skiing and snowboard contests, snowshoe outings, bonfires to fireworks, packed with fun for all ages. Come Celebrate winter with us and meet Ollie the Otter!


Snowmobile entusiasts sign up for the POKER RUN on Feb 19th registration from 9 AM to 1 PM, were area businesses donate great prizes. Sponsored by the local snowmobile club the Indian Lake Snowarriors. Ride from business to business collect as many poker cards as you can, get the best poker hand and be awarded Cash Prizes and Door Prizes donated by the local merchants. Then enjoy all the activities, food and drink at the Indian Lake Tavern and Restaurant where the drawings will be held between 3 & 5 PM.


And don’t forget to stop by Blue Mt Rest along the way, one of the stops on the POKER RUN, on the Blue Mt Lake trail. The proprietors will be providing some hot soup and chili to warm you up before you get to the next stop.


Blue Mt Rest still has limited availability if you are looking for cozy Adirondack style lodging that week. Go to www.bluemountainrest.com for all their week long specials, Feb 17th- 28th.

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New York Central Adirondacks for Valentine’s Day Weekend

Do you want to try something different for Valentine’s Day? Sure you want to wine & dine, no problem but do you like to play in the snow?   There is tons of it in the Central Adirondack region, over 2 feet of fresh powder has fallen since last Wednesday.


You’ll find that romantic restaurant in either North Creek, Indian Lake, Long Lake or Old Forge Saturday night but what about the rest of the weekend?  Don’t you want some fun and adventure?



New adventures will abound during the day and for the rest of your stay.  Snow shoe, x-country ski, snowmobile, snow tube,  snowboard, downhill ski, horseback ride, ice fish or ice skate in some of the most pristine wilderness in the US.  The Adirondack State park is a mammouth 6 million acres which you can use as your personal playground.


And if you need a place to stay with your sweet heart Blue Mt Rest in Blue Mt Lake still has rooms with fireplaces  available; with the NY State Trail system just across the street.   All rooms have Direct TV, DVD,  fully equipped kitchens and internet services are on site as well.  Call about their Valentine’s Day Specials and find out about how you can get a free night…. or go to their web site www.bluemountainrest.com Ph. 845.236.4071.



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