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July, 2019

Thirteenth Lake Loon History Paddle Tuesday


Garnet Hill Outdoor Center in North River is set to host a paddle, reception, and presentation on the history and conservation of loons on Tuesday, July 23. Dr. Nina Schoch will give an overview of the Adirondack loon population and threats affecting their health and existence. To put a discussion on loons in perspective, there will be a 4 pm guided paddle on Thirteenth Lake, a short distance from the Garnet Hill Lodge’s Outdoor Center. Following the paddle, there will be a 6 pm reception at the Outdoor Center, which is located on the grounds of the Inn. Dr. Shoch, >>More


July, 2019

Poetry: Where Deer Sleep


Where Deer Sleep That place where the Moon goes from whole to slithered, bites of dust, smiles of yellow rock, strange toenail shapes amidst a royal navy blue canvas of stars, growing dimmer the closer they are. Just hidden enough to be found in the bushes, sea urchin green, springing up as coverage for all the earthlings which do not sleep In front of a thousand oaks, a family of Whitetail Deer, each resting on a pod of grass indented like the forehead of an infant. There is a nakedness to this ritual, a non-terrestriality, signs of the Creator’s indivisibility. >>More


July, 2019

Dark Skies Region Kicking-Off Sky Festival Stargazing Events


Tupper Lake is set to hold stargazing events to raise funds and awareness about the planned opening of the new AstroScience Center in 2024, aimed at exposing the public to the night sky. With its location within the protected Adirondack Park, with low light pollution, typically low humidity, and a relatively high altitude, Tupper Lake provides ideal conditions for night sky viewing, some of the best east of the Mississippi. An Adirondack Sky Festival is set for Sunday, July 21st. All are welcome to a community-wide celebration of the dark skies and stargazing at the first Adirondack Sky Festival. The >>More


July, 2019

The Adirondacks Around The Web This Week


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July, 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


July, 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


July, 2019

This Week’s Big Adirondack News Stories


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July, 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


July, 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


July, 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