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Friday, July 19, 2019

The Adirondacks Around The Web This Week


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Friday, July 19, 2019

Eighth Annual Loon Race Coincides with Newcomb SummerFest


The Adirondack Interpretive Center (AIC) is once again hosting its annual Rubber Loon Race on July 20 at 3 pm. The loon race mimics that long-standing rubber ducky race tradition, but with an Adirondack twist. The unique rubber loons make their trip downstream and three winners have the opportunity to collect a cash prize. My family has been exploring the trails at the Adirondack Interpretive Center since my children were learning how to walk. We’ve attended special workshops. We’ve paddled, swam, and attended lectures. There is always a welcome staff member to answer our questions. Since most of the events >>More


Friday, July 19, 2019

Free Concert at Hancock House Celebrates Woodstock


The Ticonderoga Historical Society has announced a free summer lawn concert “From Wilson to Woodstock” at the Hancock House, set for Saturday, July 20 at 6 pm. This year’s concert celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock Music and Art Festival held in Bethel Woods, New York. From Wilson to Woodstock refers to President Woodrow Wilson, under whose administration the passage of the 19th Amendment occurred. Wilson’s policies with regard to World War One and the Treaty of Versailles were also important in creating the incubator for the Second World War and subsequent global conflicts. Returning to take the stage >>More


Friday, July 19, 2019

This Week’s Big Adirondack News Stories


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Thursday, July 18, 2019

Mosquitoes: Life Under Tension


A good friend was in touch; her son was enduring allergic reactions to mosquitos and, like any good parent, she sought solutions. I told her that the most practical, non-toxic way to deal with the problem was to consider a mosquitos’ lifecycle, and interrupt it where it starts. Mosquitoes begin their lives in eggs laid singly or in rafts, in most cases on the surface of water. We purchase mosquito egg rafts at Saint Michael’s College to run student experiments with the hatching larvae. A female mosquito, potentially using your blood or mine for energy, delicately alights on the water >>More


Thursday, July 18, 2019

Current Adirondack Outdoor Conditions (July 18)


This weekly report of outdoor recreation conditions in the Adirondacks is compiled each Thursday afternoon and fully updated by Friday afternoon. Contribute Your Knowledge: Add a comment below, or send your observations, corrections, updates, and suggestions to adklmanack@gmail.com. Learn and practice the seven Leave No Trace principles. Carry out what you have carried in. Do not leave gear, food, or other items at lean-tos and campsites. Do not litter. Take the free online Leave No Trace course here. BE PREPARED! Start slow, gain experience. Carry proper safety equipment and weather protection and bring plenty of water and lights, and a >>More


Thursday, July 18, 2019

Saranac Lake’s Street Fest Set For Saturday


The first-ever Saranac Lake Street Fest has been set for Saturday, July 20th, from 2 to 9 pm. Main Street will be closed from Berkeley Green to the Saranac Lake Free Library to make room for vendors, stilt walkers, buskers, artists, poetry for passerby by, a tarot card reader, a magician and more. Street Fest is free and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to wear costumes and participation in various activities will be encouraged throughout the day, including three contests: most Street Fest-iest costume, loon calling and bubble gum blowing. Street Fest attendees will find vendors lining the >>More


Thursday, July 18, 2019

Unexpected Night In The Woods, Tired Hikers Turn Into Rescues


New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Forest Rangers respond to search and rescue incidents in the Adirondacks. Working with other state agencies, local emergency response organizations and volunteer search and rescue groups, Forest Rangers locate and extract lost, injured or distressed people from the Adirondack backcountry. What follows is a report, prepared by DEC, of recent missions carried out by Forest Rangers in the Adirondacks. Essex County Town of Keene Wilderness Rescue: On July 13 at 11:45 pm, a call came in to DEC’s Ray Brook Dispatch reporting a group of overdue hikers on Mount Colden. It was reported >>More


Thursday, July 18, 2019

7th Annual Adirondack Challenge Festival


The 7th Annual Adirondack Challenge Festival in Indian Lake has been set for, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 19 – 21. Governor Andrew Cuomo inaugurated this annual event in Indian Lake seven years ago to highlight recreational tourism in the Adirondack Park. The annual event has become an opportunity for Indian Lake businesses, organizations and the Town to showcase themselves with a variety of visitor activities. During the weekend, numerous family fun Adirondack Challenge Festival activities will be held throughout the Town, including a Poker Paddle; Scavenger Hunt; Art Exhibits; Scenic Boat Cruise; Theater Film Showings; Moose on » Continue >>More


Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Wilmington Festival Showcases Expanding Mountain Bike Trails


The Town of Wilmington is set to host their third Wilmington Mountain Bike Festival, showcasing the area’s rapidly growing web of mountain biking trails, from August 30th to September 1st, 2019. The three-day event capitalizes on Wilmington as a hub for over 25 miles of locally-built and rider-maintained single track trails. The town was recently named one of America’s 20 Best Mountain Biking Towns by National Geographic. The weekend includes on-site camping, live music, local food and craft beer, group rides for all abilities, shuttles, and a kids’ mountain bike race. There are guided and self-guided group rides for beginners, >>More