The Wild Center in Tupper Lake will be open every day from February 12 to 21 celebrating the season with a different winter theme each day. The Wild Center’s winter hours are usually Friday through Sunday, so this is indeed a special treat for everyone. The staff at the Wild Center is pulling out all the stops with special guided snowshoe walks, live animal encounters and even a winter watercolor project. » Continue Reading.
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The Adirondack Museum’s Cabin Fever Sundays winter lecture continues with “Farming in the Adirondacks,” the second installment of the series, featuring Steve Kramer, Hallie Bond, Rhonda Brunner, and Steven Tucker.
Homesteading and farming were traditional life-ways in the Adirondacks in the nineteenth century and continue today and this event will consider historical and contemporary farming in the region. The event will begin at 1:30 pm on Sunday, February 7, 2016 in the Museum Auditorium.
Admission is free for museum members, students, and children; $5 for non-members. Refreshments will be served, and the Adirondack Museum Store and Visitor Center will be open before and after the program. » Continue Reading.
The Adirondack Museum will host FrostFest, Saturday through Sunday, Feb. 13 – 21, from 10 am to 4 pm with free exhibitions, a rare opportunity to explore the Adirondack Museum campus during the winter season, activities for families, shopping and free coffee in the museum store, and more.
Weather permitting, free FrostFest activities will include the opportunity to tramp around the museum campus on snowshoes, play winter games, build snow people, browse and learn more about winter, snow, and ice in their reading nook, seek out Adirondack animal tracks in the snow, take a stroll to the Lake View Deck and marvel at frozen Blue Mountain Lake, and more. Many of the museum exhibitions will also be open at no charge during FrostFest, including: » Continue Reading.
The Adirondack Museum’s Cabin Fever Sundays winter lecture series is back, and brings to the North Country a wide-ranging look at life in the Adirondacks with a variety of topics, from the environmental impacts of road salt to life in a Saranac Lake sanitarium.
In the first installment of the series, John Sheehan of the Adirondack Council will talk about the use of salt on Adirondack roads, a practice that often causes significant environmental damage. Sheehan will also consider several alternative salt-test areas currently in use in the Adirondacks, which are being monitored for road safety and ecological changes. » Continue Reading.
Since my children’s Christmas lists consist mostly of electronic devices made in Asia, I understand the appeal of Black Friday. I’m being realistic in knowing that going completely Internet free isn’t going to happen, but it doesn’t mean that I can’t balance the electronic waves with some handmade Adirondack goods and services.
Theatre tickets and museum memberships are always a go-to favorite, but we also look for those “made in the Adirondacks” products that come from the talented artists and crafts people that make the Adirondacks their home. One place to make a local Black Friday and Small Business Saturday count is the 18th Annual Indian Lake Country Christmas Tour November 27-28. » Continue Reading.
Right on time for the Fall Foliage season, the annual FallFest and Fiber Arts Fair in Blue Mountain Lake will feature fiber arts demonstrations, a vendor fair, and family activities from 10 am until 5 pm on Saturday, Oct. 3, at the Adirondack Museum.
Museum admission is free for year-round Adirondack Park residents beginning Thursday, through the museum’s last day of the season, Monday, Oct. 12 (Columbus Day), including for the FallFest and Fiber Arts Fair. » Continue Reading.
My family has danced during outdoor concerts, brought picnics to Shakespeare in the Adirondack Park and enjoyed community art walks.
There is plenty of summer time left, but the summer theatre season is winding down so here are a few opportunities to see professional and regional theatre in the Adirondack Park. » Continue Reading.
I was in the Adirondack Park last week and while I did not have a chance to visit Lost Brook Tract I did get into the back country, climbing Mount Adams (which I highly recommend) and doing a little bushwhacking in the newly acquired MacIntyre East Tract. But it was another place, not as remote as the MacIntyre tract yet as far removed from the world at large as any place I’ve ever been, that called to my consciousness in my hour of need. No such call could resonate more deeply in me than that of Osprey Bay. » Continue Reading.
My family has been madly dusting off the winter muck with our annual springtime rituals. We’ve shoveled seemingly endless piles of road sand from our driveway. We’ve mended sails and cleaned off boats. We’ve checked life-jackets sizes and replaced the winter equipment with summer gear. We are not the only ones that have spent these spring days making sure everything is set for a perfect summer.
The Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake has spent its winter months setting up new special exhibits as well as scheduling its family programing, lectures series and events to make sure everything is set for its May 22 opening. » Continue Reading.
Alvah Dunning was perhaps the most famous of Raquette Lake guides, said to have helped lead the first excursion of sportsmen to Raquette Lake at age eleven. Born in Lake Piseco in 1816, he lived there until 1860 when he was forced to flee after beating his wife.
From that moment on, he removed himself from society in favor of the freedom of the wilderness. » Continue Reading.