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Unique Attractions Close to Ottawa Meeting the challenge to come In the form of millions of visitors, visitors, The Adirondack Attractions, Attractions, a unique group of 11 major tourist resort areas, has en nounced major expansions, new entertainment features, new tights to see, new things to do. Storytown, U.S.A., Lake George, whdch contains five major major theme areas, has begun a 1 million, two-year two-year two-year expansion program program of its own. There will be a new main entrance, with animated animated characters of storybook fame to greet guests. A new, all steel $150,000 family roller coaster will be installed. Ghost Town is "livening" its appear-.ance appear-.ance appear-.ance as an old Western town; new buildings have been added, its railroad trackage has been enlarged, and for the first time the Dan McGraw Western "saloon" "saloon" will offer beer for sale for thirsty moms ad pops while the children take in the spectacular Jail breaks, shoot-outs shoot-outs shoot-outs and rides. Jungle Land, with its animated creatures, has been given new features: there arc new rides in Fantasy Rides area where already already exist such 'ones as the Arabian Nights Flying Carpet, Turnpike Ride, Danny the Dragon, Dragon, Astro Wheel and many others. others. The Alice in Wonderland section has been enlarged, and more of the zany, famous Lewis CarroJl characters (including Alice herself) will be on hand. To top off additional improve ments, there will be a new Mother Goose Shop at the exit, plus a new restaurant, plus a new picnic building. Storytown plans to contribute Its policy of one admission price for all theme areas and will close on Fridays during the month of June. It will be a seven-day seven-day seven-day seven-day week operation from then on. ENCHANTED FOREST Enchanted Forest at Old Forge, which features the top circus acts of the world, will continue its policy, and this year will again sponsor the Sec ond Annual National Fiddlers Championships on June 12 and 13. Its exhibits and restaurant features have been enlarged in expectation of additional waves of tourists to come. Ausable Chasm. 12 miles south of Pittsburgh on Route 9, the "Grand Canyon" of the east, formed millions of years ago by the steady wear of the world fa mous Ausable River, has al ready opened its season; now is celebrating its advent into its second century as one of the prime tourist attractions in the country. Its program of spec tacular boat rides through the chasm will continue. New-born New-born New-born animals abound at the Home of 1,000 Animals at Lake Placid, and its additional exhibits at Ausable Chasm will continue again this year. Bear cubs abound by the dozen; rac coons, deer of all varieties are busy being parents and Spring is amongst the best of times to view these and hundreds of other other animal families at play. New rodeos, featuring dra matic action, are in the works at Frontier Town at North Hudson, Hudson, and the public once again will be able to see the Old West In action at this popular spot easily accessible from the Adi rondack Northway or Route 9, It, too, has enlarged and im proved facilities and offers once again a day of thrill and fun to every member of the family. -The -The - Land of Make Believe, the creation of the. nationally known designer, Arto Monaco, at Upper Jay, has also ex panded its facilities; will feature feature rides on a miniature steam train, jungle safaris, a small scale Mississippi River boat for rides, as well as many new attractions. attractions. NORTH POLE Christmas may come once a year for most, but it's an every day affair at North Pole, N.Y., Wilmington, where the Nativity Pageant is. among many fea tures. For pure fun there will be new rides, new displays, man aged, of course, by one of the most unusual sights in the Sum mer Adirondacks Santa and his helpers in action. . Lake Champlain Ferry Service, Service, which connects the shores of New York State and Ver mont, has been in operation since the ice left this magnificent, magnificent, scenic lake. In addition to saving the motorist time and the strain of driving, the service offers him some of the most beautiful scenery in America the mountains of both Lake Champlain and Vermont. Fort Ticonderoga also is open, and currently is catering to large groups of school groups, as well as those who like to travel the mountains in Spring. Many of its historical exhibits, dating New York State back to the French and Indian war of the mid 1700's, as well as to the American Revolution, have been re-arranged, re-arranged, re-arranged, and many have received additions. The Ausable River furnishes the theme to High Falls Gorge at Wilmington and here Nature can be seen in one of irer finest moods; new pathways, leading to extraordinarily fine views, have been opened up and facilities facilities generally have been improved improved in this area, one of the mountains' finest. High Falls Gorge is now open. To open the last week of June wiill be Gaslight Village, Lake George, a veritable throwback to the Gay Nineties period of American life. Here, again, workmen are busy building new features and improving existing ones; here, again, this coming season, the old-time, old-time, old-time, much be loved "mellerdramas" will be featured, along with rides in an tique cars, silent movies, and dozens of unusual rides tor those of all ages. All members' of "Adirondack Attractions are of easy access either byway of the Thruway, the Northway, Route 9, or other major, well paved routes. And each, in its own way, and be cause of locations, has the finest scenery to be offered by what in On April 19, a Douglas DC-S DC-S DC-S Super 63 aircraft with 119 passengers passengers aboard, operated by Iberia International Air Lines of Spain over the route San Juan-Las Juan-Las Juan-Las Palmas-Madrid, Palmas-Madrid, Palmas-Madrid, set a record for the San Juan-Las Juan-Las Juan-Las Palmas sector of 5 hours and IS minutes. The previous record was 5 hours and 29 minutes. The April 19 flight was piloted by Capt. Gerardo Aerroro and Co-pilot Co-pilot Co-pilot Quinta-nilla. Quinta-nilla. Quinta-nilla. America remains one of ' the cleanest, most invigorating areas the Adirondacks. Increased Attendance "Compared to ""the-same ""the-same ""the-same period last year,- year,- attendance attendance has increased at at St. Lawrence Commission Parks and Historic Sites, The largest increase is in camper groups which is presently 40 per cent above 1970 and early indications point to a busy season in the campgrounds. Fort Henry is up 8 per cent and Upper Canada Village 3 per cent. The Upper Canada Golf Course has recorded a 12 per cent. increase in green fee play to date. Last year 635 pleasure craft, of which 275 were from the U.S., were serviced serviced at the Crysler Marina where modern dockside facrl-ities facrl-ities facrl-ities are available. The aver-' aver-' aver-' age stay was 2 or 3 days. Pleasure craft" activity at the Marina iir. May -was -was greater than usual and a good year is indicated for this' popular rec reation. Both the Crysler Air strip and the Horshoe Riding Trails have had good usage particularly on the weekends. While it is still early in the season 1971 promises to be a good year for tourism in the area if favorable weather prevails. prevails. Quebec Quebec MONT TREMBLANT , HOTEL LES CASCADES On Mont Tremblont loka Sandy beach, summer activities, boating and canoeing, delicious cuisine nearby golf course. Tel. Mme. Desmaraii, 425-2298 425-2298 425-2298 JOIN THE 4 F'S FRIENDS, FUN, FINE FOOD. Made to order scenery; fun -galore; -galore; all sports (on land and water), superb cuisine, dancing to orchestra, exciting entertainment. entertainment. Write for our free, full colour brochure and rate card. NEW GRAY ROCKS INN ACQUISITION.- ACQUISITION.- If "A tf I atlt frea tat In with all tny Racks (eitaris GRAYROCKSINH ST. J0VITE-MT. J0VITE-MT. J0VITE-MT. TREMBLANT

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  1. The Ottawa Journal,
  2. 12 Jun 1971, Sat,
  3. Page 49

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