'Adirondacks’ Coolest Place' to feature winter carnivals, Ice Palace, sleigh rides and more during February
Monday, January 28, 2013 - 2:43 pm

SARANAC LAKE – A variety of tourism organizations have teamed together to promote winter events, recreation and entertainment in Saranac Lake, Lake Placid and Tupper Lake this February.

The promotion, the “Adirondacks’ Coolest Place,” is a month-long celebration, with specific events listed at www.saranaclake.com/events/coolest-place

Events include one of the oldest winter carnivals with the world-famous Ice Palace, Adirondack sleigh rides, skiing and winter tubing. Indoor activities include jumping otters at the Wild Center, art galleries and live performances in the Art Capital of the Adirondacks.

Winter lodging packages include experiences ranging from hot chocolate by a crackling fire to therapeutic massages. Dining options range from Adirondack microbrew at an ice bar to Cure Cottage Cooking demos.

“The Adirondacks Coolest Place is a month long celebration in February that celebrates our national notoriety as the coldest spot in the nation,” said event co-organizer Cathy Moore, publisher of the Adirondack Daily Enterprise. “When you put all of our winter events and venues together, we can offer an outstanding array of activities.”

“Today’s visitor is looking for a destination experience that includes events and activities, shopping and culture wrapped into fun and creative lodging and dining packages,” said Ernest Hohmeyer committee member and owner of the Lake Clear Lodge & Retreat. “This really is a novel approach by all sectors of the region working together in a coordinated fashion to offer unique packages and activities. What makes this so exciting is that both outdoor and indoor activities are themed together including typical outdoor recreation activities with a host of special events and dining experiences,” Hohmeyer said.

“The Adirondacks Coolest Place” is partnering with a host of organizations including: I Love New York, the Adirondack Regional Tourism Council, Essex and Franklin County Tourism, local chambers of commerce, Advertiser’s Workshop and the Adirondack Daily Enterprise.