The Great Adirondack Moose Festival will be held in Indian Lake, this weekend, September 22 and 23, 2012. The Moose Festival features programs, games, contests, exhibitions, guided tours, shopping. The half-ton Moose is making a come-back in the Adirondacks, one may even spot a moose during the weekend.
The second annual Moose Calling Contest will be held with fun and sometimes bizarre and authentic hooting and hollering moose calls from adult and children contestants. Naturalist and author Ed Kanze will return as the contest master of ceremony and one of the official judges. The contest will be limited to two categories, adult and children and will be held at the Indian Lake Theater.
Other Festival activities include a Moose River Plains Wild Forest self guided driving tour, a guided hike to Clear Pond (where two moose were spotted this summer), Indian Lake Museum- Open House, Blue Mountain Lake Historic Boat Tour, Adirondack Quilt Show & Sales, Vendors and Crafters in the Big Moose Tent, North Country Sidewalk Sales, an Old Fashion Turkey Shoot, Prospect Point House Historic Tour, Count the Moose Scat Contest, Rocky and Bullwinkle Film Festival and Moosterpiece fun games and activities for children and much more, all with a moose theme.
This year will also highlight the “Forever Locked” moose traveling exhibition from New Hampshire. The exhibition features two Bull Moose whose antlers became permanently locked during a fight. The “Forever Locked” moose museum-quality, masterpiece of taxidermy depicting a rare, natural event will be on display during the Moose Festival at the Indian Lake Volunteer Fire Department.
The Annual Great Adirondack Moose Festival (GAMF) is sponsored by the Indian Lake Chamber of Commerce and a host of regional and local business sponsors.
The festival is also held during peek fall foliage. Most festival activities are free and do not require advance registration. For more information visit www.indian-lake.com or call (518) 648-5636 or (518) 648-5112. Visitors are encouraged to pick up a copy of the Festival Program at the Chamber of Commerce and at several businesses around the Town during the event. Also, a full schedule of GAMF events can also be found on Facebook at “Great Adirondack Moose Festival.”
Photo: One of many Adirondack moose, this one spotted on July 16, 2012 at Helldiver Pond in the Moose River Plains Wild Forest. Photo courtesy Linda Bohrer Erion.