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Uihlein Foundation Supports Cascade Welcome Center Projects 

Uihlein Foundation Supports Cascade Welcome Center Projects 

August 2, 2022 — Lake Placid, NY — The Henry Uihlien II and Mildred A. Uihlein Foundation Trust has awarded the Adirondack Mountain Club a $30,000 grant for facility improvements at Cascade Welcome Center. The grant will fund upgrades to the building’s infrastructure and visitor information area, including new windows, an electronic interpretive display, and improved public restrooms. A portion will also be used to purchase trail maintenance equipment needed for the upcoming winter ski season. 

“We thank the Uihlein Foundation for supporting Cascade Welcome Center as we develop it into a hub for information, recreation, and community,” said Michael Barrett, ADK Executive Director. “These renovations are the first steps to preparing a world-class, community-focused facility and visitor experience for this region.” 

“The Uihlein Foundation is pleased to support the Adirondack Mountain Club’s facility improvements at the Cascade Welcome Center”, said John D. Leekley, Chair of the Uihlein Foundation. “With the increase popularity of hiking in the Adirondacks, this center will provide necessary information for all hikers and increase awareness of Leave No Trace principles.” 

Acquired by ADK in April, Cascade Welcome Center is a visitor and education center that addresses high use in the High Peaks region, connects kids and families to nature, and improves access to the outdoors for all. Currently it offers visitor information, public restrooms, and free guided nature walks throughout its 200-acre property. In the winter season, it will offer 12 miles of groomed cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, including rentals and retail. 

To learn more about Cascade Welcome Center, go to ADK.org, email cascade@adk.org, or call 518-837-5047. 


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