Friday, June 19, 2015

Lake George Hike-A-Thon July 5th

The Cook Mountain Preserve hiking group spells out “LG” atop Lake George at last years Hike-A-Thon by Carl Heilman IIThe Lake George Hike-A-Thon will take place on July 5th. Now in its third year, the event has grown to nearly 500 participants and volunteers at 12 different sites around Lake George. 400 people participated in each of the previous two years at 9 sites.

The Lake George Hike-A-Thon , created and organized by the Lake George Land Conservancy, showcases LGLC parks and preserves around Lake George as free public resources, and to promote a healthy, active lifestyle and appreciation for the outdoors. Hikes take place simultaneously around the lake, culminating with aerial photography of each group by Carl Heilman, II, who will be flying in a helicopter piloted by Bruce Mowery of North Country Heliflite.

The flight takes about one hour to complete a loop of Lake George, and LGLC is awarding one person the chance to ride in the helicopter through its spring appeal drawing. Donations are not required to enter, but are encouraged.  All entries must be received by June 25 to be eligible.

Hikers may register for the Hike-A-Thon until June 26, but capacity at the sites is limited. Of the 12 possible hiking sites, seven are full, and the remaining are very close to filling. For more information about the Hike-A-Thon visit, or contact Communications and Outreach Manager Sarah Hoffman at 518-644-9673, or email Fans may also follow the Hike-A-Thon on Facebook: To enter LGLC’s spring drawing, go to Lake George Hike-A-Thon:

Photo of the Cook Mountain Preserve hiking group spelling out “LG” at last year’s Hike-A-Thon by Carl Heilman II/Wild Visions (provided).

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