Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Great Adirondack Moose Festival Sept 22-23

Moose cow and calfThe 9th Annual Great Adirondack Moose Festival has been set for September 22nd and 23rd, 2018 in Indian Lake. Moose-themed family activities will be held throughout town, and visitors are encouraged to explore the region’s peaks and valleys, rivers and lakes.

Attendees can participate programs, games, contests, exhibitions – many in the name of the elusive and majestic moose. The half-ton mammal has made a come-back in the Adirondacks. The Annual Great Adirondack Moose Festival is sponsored by the Indian Lake Chamber of Commerce and a host of regional and local business sponsors.

Major Festival activities will feature several Adirondack wilderness experiences including a Moose River Plains self-guided driving tour, guided hikes to Ok Slip Falls, Coney Mountain, Rock Dam and John Pond/Clear Pond.

Other Festival activities include an Adirondack Moose Research Status presentation, Indian Lake Museum Open House, an Old Fashion Turkey Shoot, Count the Moose Scat Contest, Moose Festival Moosterpiece -Children’s games and activities and more. Festival mascots, Bruce the Moose and Smokey Bear, will be visiting Festival activities for photo opportunities.

Back by popular demand will be the 9th annual Moose Calling Contest. Check out the Contest and witness the fun, and sometimes bizarre and authentic, hooting and hollering moose calls from both adult and children contestants. Ed Kanze, naturalist and outdoor guide will be 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. To view a past Great Adirondack Moose Festival Moose Calling Contest, click here.

Additional 2018 Festival activities will also include a Moose Lab 101, Chain Saw Carving Demonstrations, Hand Fly Tying Demonstration, Techniques and Exhibit, Raquette Lake Navigation-Brunch Cruise, Wine Sampling Tent, Utica Zoo Mobile, shopping for arts and crafts in the Big Moose Tent and at local retailers, Contemporary Rustic Gallery Exhibit and live music.

Festival Bull Moose Sponsorships include: Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake, Adirondack Camp Antiques, gra*FIX, Hutchins Construction, Inc., Indian Lake Restaurant, Tavern & Liquor Store, Mannix Marketing, Town of Indian Lake, Indian Lake Central School District and Indian Lake Theater

The Festival is held during the fall foliage season which allows visitors opportunities to enjoy the beautiful colors in the Central Adirondacks. Most Festival activities are free and do not require advance registration.

For a copy of the 2018 Great Adirondack Moose Festival Program, visit Indian Lake’s website, or call (518) 648-5636 or (518) 648-5112. Visitors are encouraged to pick up a Festival Program at the Chamber of Commerce and at several businesses around town during the weekend.

Photo of cow moose and calf provided.

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