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July, 2019

SOLO Wilderness First Aid Class To Be Held


A SOLO Wilderness First Aid course has been set for Thursday, August 1, and Friday, August 2, from 8 am to 5 pm, at the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Warren County Education Center on 377 Schroon River Road in Warrensburg. Successful completion of this 16-hour course will enable participants to receive SOLO (Stonehearth Open Learning Opportunities) Wilderness First Aid certification. Registration is open to youth, ages 12 years and older, and adults. The intensive course includes detailed scenario of injuries that are common in wilderness or remote locations. The training includes how to utilize common pieces of clothing and equipment >>More


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

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

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

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


July, 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


July, 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


July, 2019

Indian Lake Poker Paddle Set for Saturday


The Indian Lake Poker Paddle has been set for Saturday, July 20th. Attendees will start and finish at Byron Park. Check in starts at 10:30 am, with the paddle and card drawings from noon to 3:30 pm. The Indian Lake Poker Paddle is an annual event sponsored by the Indian Lake Chamber of Commerce. Attendees explore the shores and bays of the scenic Indian Lake. Anything that floats and is propelled by a paddle qualifies including canoes, kayaks, SUPs, rowboats, guideboats, and rafts. Open to all ages and skill levels. Cash prizes for best poker hands. Food, soft drinks and >>More


July, 2019

US Waterski Show In Long Lake July 20th


The US Waterski Show Team is set to perform in Long Lake at the Long Lake Town Beach on Saturday, July 20th. Demonstrations of pyramids, tricks and barefoot waterskiing begin at the Town Beach starting at 10 am with the team performance at 2 pm. The showcase will be along the Long Lake beach waterfront in front of the Helms Seaplane Base and the Long Lake Town Beach along NYS Route 30. Spectators are invited to enjoy an array of synchronized jumps and quadruple-decker pyramids and glittery costumes. The US Waterski Show Team is a water-ski club based in Scotia, >>More