Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Adirondack Adventure Festival in North Creek

 Adirondack Adventure Festival 2011 562There are so many times that I wish I could be in two places at the same time. Though my family is committed and looking forward to hiking The Grand Hike from Westport to Essex on May 3rd, the Adirondack Adventure Festival in North Creek is taking place around the same time.


According to Director of Gore Mountain Region Chamber of Commerce Lisa Salamon this year’s Adirondack Adventure Festival will be hosting even more family-friendly activities on May 3-4, 2014. The event is bringing back its popular children’s trout fishing tournament along with more games, face painting and Adirondack crafts.

“Children will be able to use pieces of nature to create crafts such as moss and pine cones,” says Salamon. “There will also be Adirondack themed stamps so they can create something unique.”

Salamon encourages everyone to take one of the free, guided hikes around the area. The morning hike is a shorter wooded walk on the Rabbit Pond trail passing two small waterfalls while the afternoon hike is located in the Siamese Ponds Wilderness area with a longer 2.5-mile hike to Botheration Bridge.

There will be free rafting on Sunday with Square Eddy Expeditions for anyone interested in a low-stress rafting trip. Each raft holds up to six people where participates can learn the basics of whitewater rafting before adventuring onto more complicated rapids or entering the Hudson River Whitewater Derby in North River.

There may be some inclement weather this weekend, but that won’t dampen the fun! We hope you are able to get out and enjoy springtime in the Adirondacks.

Photo courtesy Gore Mountain Region Chamber of Commerce.

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Diane Chase is the author of the Adirondack Family Activities guidebook series, Adirondack Family Time. She writes about ways to foster imaginative play through fun-filled events and activities in the Adirondack region.

From her home in Saranac Lake, Diane also writes a weekly family-oriented newspaper column for the Adirondack Daily Enterprise and keeps her own blog Adirondack Family Time. Her writing and photography has appeared in numerous newspapers, magazines, marketing companies and advertising agencies.

She even finds time to assist her husband with Adirondack Expeditions guiding families and young adults in the High Peaks.

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