More about the region:

     The formation of the Adirondacks region we know today is the result of glaciers which covered the area for approximately one billion years.  When the ice pulled north many years ago, the result was an area unequal to any other:  mountains and waters, high peaks and views, dense forests, balsam and pine scented air and hundreds of clear sparkling lakes.

     This region has attracted nature lovers, explorers and adventurers.  The rustic charm of the Adirondacks Lake country has endured throughout the years.  The wilderness inspires all who travel to experience it.  There are over six million acres of land, more than three thousand lakes and ponds, and miles of trails and waterways for hiking, biking, boating, fishing, canoeing and kayaking.  Boats, canoes and kayaks are available to rent at Saranac Lake, Tupper Lake and Malone.

     If you or your family would like to extend your stay in the Adirondacks before or after NEMF 2011, or if you prefer something other than college lodging, there are many public and private campgrounds.  You can choose from hotels and motels, cabins, inns or bed and breakfasts. Hohmeyer's Lake Clear Lodge is just eight miles away from Paul Smith's ( The owners welcome mushroomers.

     The Adirondack Airport located in Lake Clear on Route 186 has airline service provided by Cape Air.  ( or call 800-352-0714.

     For pricing and reservation information on car rentals, call Hertz at 800-654-3131 or 518-891-9044 or Enterprise at 800-736-8227 or 518-891-9216.

     Bus transportation through Franklin County is provided by Adirondack Trailways.  For fares and schedules, call 800-858-8555.

     If you would like to explore non-fungal activities while you are visiting the Adirondacks, other popular attractions include:

Wineries: Farmer’s Markets in the Adirondacks: Artist Guilds, and Studios in the Saranac Lake Area Discount Golf Packages

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