Frontier Town News
Home of the high peaks of the Adirondack mountains Hie greenclad peaks of New York State's Adirondack Adirondack Mountains, dating back to the prehistoric and twinned twinned with the Laurentians as the oldert mountains in the world, reach their greatest height in Essex County, New York. There, the rounded remnants of the southern part of the Laurentian shield, an immense bathol-ith, bathol-ith, bathol-ith, thrusts some forty-two forty-two forty-two peaks ovef four thousand feet into the sky with two of them, Marcy (5,344) and Algonquin Algonquin (5,114) the only mountains in New York DOUGLAS CORP. Near Lake Placid in the Adirondacks Modern housekeeping units and tent trailer sites on clean, pure lake and sand beaches. Brochure: Hawkeye, AuSoble Forks, N.Y. 12912 Phone (518) 647-8061 647-8061 647-8061 fee (An (Authentic, Recreated m V mi rr Learn all about th proud heritage ol our original landlords landlords . . the North American Indians. Discover their uncanny knowledge of crafts and skills developed In the firimitive conditions of the forestlands. See how they ived, worked and played. There are daily dnmntmtm. tions of Indian oulture by real North American Indiansjaf residence. Every part ol the Indian Village la ma4eot the enact same materials used centuries ago and in the same manner of construction practiced by these original settlers, amidst the Adirondack Mountains they inhabited. inhabited. This is just one of the many facets of the multi-theme multi-theme multi-theme attraction that is Frontier Town, where it's fun for the adults to bring the kids. 'WITH THIS forth Hudson, State over five thousand feet. Although the total elevation elevation is modest by western standards the Adirondacks in Essex County rise abruptly abruptly from the near sea level environs of Lake Champlain on the east and tidewater Al- Al- bany on the south. In fact the close proximity of the High Peaks and Lake Champlain to each other give Essex County an unri vailed variety of recreational recreational landscape. Champlain, the lake so significant to the historical past of Canada ndian tillage COUPON1 cNewYork,12855 NEAR StHHUUn LAK6 fj SJ fj BJ BJ BJ and the United States, reaches from Southern Quebec Quebec past the Green Mountains Mountains of Vermont, 130 miles south and the longest portion of its western shore forms the eastern boundary of Essex Essex County. Eight of the World Fa-mo Fa-mo Fa-mo u s Adirondack Attractions Attractions are within the boundaries boundaries of New York State's second largest county. In the northeast corner of Essex County at Keeseville is Au-sable Au-sable Au-sable Chasm one of the oldest oldest natural tourist attractions attractions and perhaps the most popular with Canadians. In close proximity is one of the two 1,000 Animal complexes, a temperate climate zoo featuring featuring all the furbearing fauna of Northern United States and Canada as well as some of the more exotic animals from foreign climes. The main 1,000 Animals' Animals' operation is at Lake Placid in the northwestern portion of the country where Llama rides are available and a chimp theatre is the feature attraction. On the route ' between these northernmost northernmost centers of entertainment, entertainment, so situated that a leisurely automobile ride will cover them all in a couple of days are Land of Make Believe in Upper Jay, a miniaturized playland for the smaller set, majestic Whiteface Mountain with its aerial chairlift, Memorial Highway and elevator to its 4,677 top. Hal-way Hal-way Hal-way up the : Memorial Highway is Santa's Santa's Workshop, the gran- gran- : daddy of man-made man-made man-made tourist ' attractions and the inspiration inspiration for countless oth- oth- ers including Disneyland. Just past the entrance to Whiteface Mountain Ski Cen- Cen- ! tre on route 85 is picturesque picturesque High Falls Gorge where the West branch of the Ausable River, the Adi- Adi- . rondack's most famous trout stream, is squeezed between massive granite , cliffs and falls three hundred feet in a series of cascades. From route .'6 to route 73 through Keene Valley leads to the Adirondack Northway and Frontier Town which adds a distinctly Western flavor to the vacation surroundings. Frontier Town with its Cowboy Cowboy motif is easily visible from the Northway and a few scant miles below at exit 27 route 73 wanders easterly easterly from Schroon Lake to Fort Ticondcroga and Lake Champlain. Route 22 then proceeds northward again through the Lakeshore town-, town-, town-, ships of Crown Point, Mo-riah. Mo-riah. Mo-riah. Westport, Essex, Wills-boro Wills-boro Wills-boro and Chesterfield to complete the circuit of the county. The Adirondack Northway, Interstate 87, completed in 1967 for Expo '67 is the pvin- pvin- There are so many lakes in the Adirondacks. Many cipal route between Montreal Montreal and New York city. It is a magnificent, modern, multilane divided highway that speeds traffic at a legal sixty-five sixty-five sixty-five miles per hour through and to some of the finest vacationland in the east. Equidistant between Lake Champlain and the wilderness wilderness areas of the Adirondack Adirondack Forest Preserve its eight exits in Essex County provide rapid and convenient convenient access to the eighteen eighteen townships, eight state miles of hiking trails and dozens of resort communities communities on either side. The campsites under the direction of the New York State Department of Conservation Conservation are some of the most popular facilities available available for travellers in Essex County. Equipped with rest rooms, running water, picnic tables, fireplaces, and in most cases with access to water for fishing, boating, and swimming, the campsites campsites cater to wilderness lovers who like to gently rough it on their holidays. They are popular jumping off places for thousands of fishermen, hikers and mountain mountain climbers from April to October each year. Indeed the convenience of high speed modern highways leading to primitive unspoiled unspoiled wilderness make Essex Essex County a unique and refreshing refreshing change of pace for urban dwellers. With over forty per cent of its total area under constitutional mandate to remain "Forever "Forever Wild" coupled with the enlightened policies of the New York State Conservation Conservation Department, Essex Essex County seems destined to remain a prime vacation area for the discernible future. future. June 10 will see New York City's Salute to Israel; the in Old Forge; an Army Band Concert in Alexandria Bay; and a Flag Day Parade Parade in Troy.