Railroads on Parade: The Last Ride Getting Closer

Photo Courtesy: Railroads on Parade

Photo Courtesy: Railroads on Parade

The New York Times picks up on a story Schroon Laker broke last month about the grim future of Railroads on Parade, one of the brightest tourist attractions in the North Country.

The Times reports that despite the best intentions of the Barbara and Clarke Dunham -- the  owners of the Pottersville based wonder  to find a buyer or a new home for the magical display of trains, miniature towns and cities  -- the attraction is destined to be sold off at an upcoming online auction. Check out the rest of our story, and watch Railroad's on Parade's video in our Kids and Family section.




The 18th ADK: The Results

From Virginia Layne

From Virginia Layne

Stunning, Amazing, Spectacular – three words that sum up what a  day Sunday’s ADK Marathon was, from the perspective of race officials, runners, volunteers and spectators.

Both locals and second home owners -- from towns in both Essex and Warren Counties -- gave their best as volunteers. All of the runners did themselves proud—and race officials say it was one the best events ever – despite a HOT 80 degrees at the peak of the race.

Once again there were smiles everywhere – from the runners, crowds at the finish line and home-owners who came out in droves to cheer the runners on.

Schroon Lake’s own Clare Veverka, 13, was the first Schroon Laker to cross the finish line, coming in third in the women’s Half Marathon, with a time of  1:37:56. Congrats Clare!

Bryan Morseman, of  Bath, a veteran of 20 races, set a course record with a time of 2:26:59 to win Sunday’s race.  The previous record was set by David Herr in 2009 at 2:35:38.

The winner of the women’s marathon was Kyle Ann Inda of Naples.

From the Post-Star:

“Kyle Ann Inda of Naples, was opposite of Morseman, having pulled out a win in her first marathon largely on training advice provided by the Internet.

“I just Internet searched a training plan and was dedicated to that,” Inda said. “I had a little bit of (a strategy), but I just got out here and tried to have fun with it.

“The course is beautiful, I loved the hills. It’s really hilly where I live, so I was used to hills. I got through that and felt good, then just tried to survive and finish.”

In the half marathon, Paul Allison came from Jericho, Vermont, to win the men’s race in front of family and friends that maintain local ties”

You can get all of the results of the Marathon here and for all of the other weekend’s races here.


Welcome Runners!!!!

The 4 Hour Pace Bears with runners during  the 2013 Marathon. Schroon Laker Collection.

The 4 Hour Pace Bears with runners during  the 2013 Marathon. Schroon Laker Collection.

A huge welcome to all of the runners, their families, friends and volunteers here for the Adirondack Marathon Distance Festival. Here is your guide to the weekend, courtesy of Festival organizers. And If you’re the type that waits until the last possible minute, you can register in person for the marathon and half-marathon at the Race Expo on Saturday (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) at the Schroon Lake Central School. For the 5-K and 10-K races Saturday in Chestertown, you can register race morning (7:00-8:30 a.m.).

 Packet Pickup

All runners are strongly encouraged to pick up their race bib numbers and packets at Saturday’s Race Expo. Can’t make it? Bibs will be available on Sunday morning at the Schroon Lake Central School (6:45-8:15 a.m.). In any case, all runners must pick up their own packet and show photo ID. There are no exceptions to this requirement. 

Read more in our ADK Marathon Section.