The ember of Nick Coppola's fervor for fishing began years ago. While Nick studied biology in college, this passion bloomed into a full-blown vocation as he spent summers scouring the rivers of Southwest Montana. Since those early moments wading in the tides, Nick has become a New York State–licensed guide, continuing to catch trophy salmon, steelhead trout, brown trout, and runaway goldfish as the head of Slickwater Adventures.
Throughout two seasons each year, Coppola and his staff lead anglers of all levels into some of the East Coast's most picturesque habitats, including the Ausable River during summer months and the eastern Lake Ontario tributaries during winter. No matter the location, Coppola encourages participants to customize each adventure to their specific goals, whether they are honing existing skills, learning basic techniques, or luring in trophy catches with tricks and well-timed eyewinks.
A cozy cocoon inside the Riverview Wellness Center, A New Spirit enriches epidermises with facials, waxing services, and specialty treatments such as microdermabrasions. During each microdermabrasion appointment, licensed aesthetician Ellen Delaney, CME buffs away expired skin cells, age spots, and other imperfections, making each complexion gleam like a freshly waxed unicorn horn. Eschewing traditional crystal-microdermabrasion methods, which blast skin with particles of aluminum oxide, she smoothes visages with the latest DiamondTome texturized wands, preventing foreign matter from touching the face, eyes, and mouth. Not just another friendly face polisher, Delaney brings advanced medical-clinic training and microdermabrasion certification to her practice, making each session as safe and sanitary as it is refreshing. During their tune-ups, clients can unwind by boldly reclining their chairs or quietly humming their favorite banjo solos.
During the 15-lap option, adrenaline addicts join in classes that kick off with a one-hour drivers' meeting, where motor jockeys will learn about high-speed travel techniques, safety procedures, and what to do in the event of an unexpected monster-truck attack. After classroom instruction, autoists buckle up behind the wheel for hands-on track-lapping excitement. The entire experience lasts about 2.5 hours. Family and friends are welcome to sit in the bleachers, cheering students on to photo finishes and jumpsuited glory.
DriveTech's pro drivers use unmatchable speed and NASCAR authenticity to guarantee a healthy flood of adrenaline in every driver and passenger they take around the track. Once DriveTech's expert instructors fill latent speed demons in on safety procedures, steering techniques, and rubber-burning incantations, they'll be free to indulge in a 12-lap blast around the Homestead super speedway. If they'd rather ride shotgun, the four-lap ride-along gives racecar fanatics and thrill-seeking maniacs the chance to feel the g-force of either a NASCAR Spring Cup style car or a race-proven ASA Late Model car as it bursts from the starting line and rounds corners at ridiculous speeds. Though the experience is as safe as a nose-diving into a ball pit full of Tickle Me Elmos, you'll feel like stakes are high as DriveTech's four-wheeled metal rockets hurtle you around the asphalt.
The ride-along gives racecar fanatics and thrill-seeking maniacs the chance to feel the g-force of a Porsche Boxter, Chevy Corvette, or Formula car as it bursts from the starting line and rounds corners at ridiculous speeds. Formula Drivetech's experienced instructors will show you what one of these beautiful speed demons is really made of, or, if your hands are being drawn into the gravitational pull of the steering wheel, opt for the intro to racing class. Students will hop into a fire suit and helmet to arm their bodies against the inevitable onslaught of speed before the two-hour lesson begins. Learn the nuances of the raceway in a classroom setting and the put lessons to work while powering around the curves for 15 minutes of uninhibited lap time. Full lap schedule is available here.