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Tall Timbers developer responds to concerns

The Lodge will be designed to offer all the amenities a vacationer needs, Grippaldi said, including a heated indoor-outdoor pool, a hot tub, fully functional gym and a spa. For dining, guests will have their choice of a 100 seat restaurant, a bar and grill serving brick-oven, New York City style pizza and an authentic Italian deli. Furthermore, a 7,500 square foot ball room and banquet hall seating 150 people will be available for special events and a 60 seat private conference room will also be available. Two boutiques will be located on the first floor, off of the lobby, which will feature an Exhibition Hall and an additional meeting area. For those owners of townhouse units or suites, a membership plan will be offered for use of the Lodge amenities.

Grippaldi said the project is designed to take advantage of the potential for four season usage of the area. North Creek is situated in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains, with Gore Mountain Ski Area only two miles away and the Olympic village of Lake Placid and Whiteface Mountain only one hour away. The Gore Mountain Ski Bowl is open for tubing and ice skating in the winter, along with miles of snowmobiling and snowshoeing trails in the area. For those who prefer cross country skiing, Garnet Hill Cross Country Center is less than 10 miles away.

While some people think of the North Creek area as a one-season vacation area, Grippaldi said he believes it is located perfectly to take advantage of all the attractions the North Country has to offer during all four seasons. The Hudson River runs through the town of North Creek, availing itself for use in numerous ways, such as white water rafting, fishing and kayaking. Due to the plethora of other bodies of water in the region, Grippaldi said, particularly Lake George, vacationers can also engage in canoeing, sailing, windsurfing and boating.

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