Monday, September 4, 2023

40th running of the 90-Miler slated for Sept. 8-10

Racers ready for the day 1 start during a previous Adirondack Canoe Classic.

The Adirondack Canoe Classic — more commonly known as the 90-Miler — will celebrate its 40th anniversary Sept. 8-10, with over 250 boats and more than 700 paddlers.

The race is hosted by the Northern Forest Canoe Trail (NFCT) with support from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, dozens of businesses, nonprofits and communities, as well as countless volunteers. It takes paddlers on a three-day journey from Old Forge to Saranac Lake — the first 90 miles of the 740-mile Northern Forest Canoe Trail.

This event includes a full contingent of solo, tandem, four-person, and eight-person canoes as well as solo and tandem kayaks, one- and two-person guideboats, and stand-up paddle boards.

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Sunday, September 3, 2023

Whitehall’s annual Sasquatch Festival set for Sept. 30

Whitehall Sasquatch Festival ad for 2023

Whitehall, NY – Every year, a special festival gathers in the Washington County village of Whitehall. More than 2,000 people come to town for a chance to call and talk about the folklore-favorite Sasquatch. This month, they’ll do it again. Whitehall’s annual Sasquatch Festival & Calling Contest returns to town from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, September 30. The calling contest is split into kids’ and adult categories, with pre-registration open now. In addition to competing for the title of “Best Sasquatch Caller,” visitors can expect an array of vendors, Sasquatch-centric authors, games, food, and a full beer garden. » Continue Reading.


Saturday, September 2, 2023

John Brown Farm to present living history performance of Harriet Tubman, Sept. 9

Charmaine Crowell-White will portray Harriet Tubman in a performance at the John Brown Farm State Historic Site.

On Saturday, September 9 at 2 p.m., the John Brown Farm State Historic Site will present a living history performance based on the life of Harriet Tubman. This program offers a close look into the life and achievements of Harriet Tubman (known also as General Moses), whose life was a monument to courage and determination that continues to stand out in American history. This event is free and open to the public, and will take place outdoors under the tent in the picnic area.

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Thursday, August 31, 2023

Fort Ticonderoga Celebrates Fall with Heritage, Harvest & Horse Festival, Sept. 30

Ticonderoga, NY– Fort Ticonderoga, surrounded by magnificent autumn backdrops of the Adirondacks and Green Mountains, will present the Annual Heritage, Harvest, & Horse Festival on Saturday, September 30, 2023.  A full day of autumn fun will be set amidst the fall flowers of King’s Garden, a heritage apple orchard, and the beautiful landscape of the mountains and Lake Champlain. » Continue Reading.


Tuesday, August 29, 2023

Kids get chance to test musical abilities at ‘Instrument Petting Zoo’

During the Instrument Petting Zoo kids got to experiment with different instruments.

Silver Bay, NY – Silver Bay YMCA proudly welcomed the Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra (GFS) to the stage in their Auditorium on Saturday, July 29. The orchestra’s performance was part of Silver Bay YMCA’s Summer Concert Series and was one of the most well-attended shows this summer. Before the concert began, GFS partnered with We Are Instrumental (WAI), a nonprofit that works to improve accessibility to musical education for children in Northern NY, to provide families and children with a hands-on experience with real instruments, this experience is referred to as an “Instrument Petting Zoo.”

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Monday, August 28, 2023

Registration is Open for Lake George adventure race

Participants in the 2022 Amy’s Race from the Glens Falls Runners Club.

Bolton Landing, NY – Registration is open for the Lake George Land Conservancy’s (LGLC) 7th annual Amy’s Adventure Race for the Lake, taking place Saturday, September 30, 2023. The race is a 4.5-mile trail run at Amy’s Park in Bolton, NY. Registration is available online at https://lglc.org/amys-race.

Amy’s Park offers challenging and rugged terrain amidst ponds, marshes, and forests. A virtual option is also available, so athletes can run the race at Amy’s Park or from wherever they choose on September 30th, as long as it’s 4.5 miles.

An after-party will be held at the Bolton Landing Brewing Company’s Oktoberfest. Open to all race participants and members of the community, the after-party will have refreshments and a basket raffle. All proceeds from the race and the raffle will go to the LGLC’s Indian Brook & Northwest Bay Conservation Initiative, an ongoing effort by the LGLC to conserve lands in a highly sensitive region of the Lake George watershed.

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Thursday, August 24, 2023

DEC & APA Hold Joint Public Comment Periods

Rollins Pond campground

Public Comment Periods Open Through September 18

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and the Adirondack Park Agency (APA) are holding joint public comment periods to solicit comments for the Rollins Pond and Golden Beach Campground and Day Use Area Unit Management Plans (UMPs). The public is invited to submit input on the draft plans, which will guide future management of the facilities over the next five years and their conformance to the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan. Comments will be accepted until September 18, 2023. » Continue Reading.


Thursday, August 24, 2023

Barkeater Trails Alliance hosts Wilmington Mountain Bike Fest Labor Day Weekend

Photo Credit: Jamie McGiver Photo: Sophie McClelland leads a women’s ride at Three Sisters in Wilmington.

Wilmington NY – The Barkeater Trails Alliance (BETA) is showcasing its growing network of trails by hosting the 6th annual Wilmington Mountain Bike Festival September 1-3, 2023. The event attracts over 250 riders from across the Northeast and Canada and is a major fundraiser for the organization with proceeds supporting BETA’s trail program. The three-day event celebrates the riding in Wilmington, with 25-miles of locally-built and rider-maintained single track accessible directly from the festival grounds at the Wilmington Town Park. » Continue Reading.


Tuesday, August 22, 2023

ANCA’s 2023 Annual Meeting

ANCA Annual Meeting

Lowville, NY – What is belonging, and what does it feel like to belong? How do businesses and communities benefit from prioritizing belonging in their work? Why does the ANCA team think belonging is critical for the future strength of our region?

You are invited to join ANCA’s 2023 Annual Meeting: Building Belonging in the New Economy. Together, we will engage in an interactive conversation exploring concepts, practices, and everyday actions we can each use to create inclusive spaces in our region where people truly belong. Our goal is for all attendees to leave with actionable ideas to incorporate principles of belonging in their business, organization, and community. » Continue Reading.


Monday, August 21, 2023

Paul Winter Consort Performs “This Glorious Earth!” – Labor Day 2023

The Paul Winter Consort
Saranac NY
– The legendary Paul Winter Consort performs This Glorious Earth! at Weatherwatch Farm in Saranac on LABOR DAY: Monday, September 4 at 3:00 pm. An outdoor event, the show is rain or shine under a large tent on a mown hayfield looking south to the high peaks of the Adirondacks. Advance-sale tickets at $30 are available online through Hill and Hollow Music’s website. Admission at the gate is $40. Chairs are provided but you are welcome to bring your own. » Continue Reading.


Sunday, August 20, 2023

ANCA and Bike Adirondacks Announce Bike the Barns Route and Farm Stops

KEESEVILLE, N.Y. — The Adirondack North Country Association (ANCA) and Bike Adirondacks have announced the route and farm stops for this year’s Bike the Barns — a half-day bicycle tour that engages participants with North Country farms and the region’s local food movement. The 25-mile road cycling route will take riders to farms and other agricultural points of interest in the Ausable and Champlain Valleys of northern New York State.
Set during the height of the region’s fall foliage season on Saturday, October 7, 2023, the morning ride will begin at Ausable Brewing Company in Keeseville, continue to the Babbie Rural Farm and Learning Museum and Northern Orchard in Peru and cross over the scenic Ausable Chasm to stops at Mace Chasm Farm and North Country Creamery in Keeseville. The ride will end back at the brewery with a celebration of live music, local food and drink and more.

Saturday, August 19, 2023

Lives Lived: Stories from the Cemetery

stories from the cemetery
Adirondack Death Care Community presents
Lives Lived: Stories from the Cemetery 
Pine Ridge Cemetery-Saranac Lake
Wednesday August 23rd, 5:30-7pm
Rain Date 8/24 5:30
Free, Donations Welcomed
 
Join us for an evening of stories as Jim Clark brings to life some of the amazing people who have their resting place at Pine Ridge!
We invite you to share stories of those resting here as well!

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Thursday, August 17, 2023

What’s Happening at the ADKX!

ADKX logo

Blue Mountain Lake – Come learn about the mycelium superhighway hidden beneath your feet on Saturday, August 19, 2023 from 10am-5pm at the Adirondack Experience, the Museum of Blue Mountain Lake.

Mushrooms. For some, they are a tasty delicacy. For others, something you’re made to eat. Love them or hate them they are one of the most important organisms in our ecosystem. They decompose, nourish, heal, and yes, they can be deadly. Whether you are an expert in the world of fungi or are simply curious, join the Adirondack Experience this summer for a fun-filled, family-friendly day all about fungi! With activities and crafts, workshops, presentations, hikes, and more there is sure to be something for even those who have never before considered mushrooms as anything other than a slimy snack. » Continue Reading.


Thursday, August 17, 2023

Inlet Volunteer Hose Company marks 100 years of service with Aug. 20 celebration

Graphic for the Inlet Volunteer Hose Company's 100 year celebration

By Margie O’Hara

The Inlet Volunteer Hose Company is celebrating 100 years of service this year, a momentous occasion that will be commemorated with a family-friendly event in the Town of Inlet on Sunday, August 20. Please see below for event details, including a schedule of events.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2023

Last Gloversville Food Truck Fridays Event Slated for Aug. 18th

Gloversville Food Truck Fridays

GLOVERSVILLE, NY – The 2023 Gloversville Food Truck Fridays season will end on Friday, Aug. 18th, at Castiglione Memorial Park, located at 47 Main St. in Gloversville.

This series of lunchtime food trucks and music was a joint venture sponsored by the Gloversville Recreation Commission and Fulton County Center for Regional Growth. Corporate sponsors included Price Chopper-Market 32 and Cricket Wireless with and John and Sunday Blackmon being the music sponsor. The final event on this coming Friday, August 18th , will include Teddy Gyros, A&S Spice on Wheels and Park Side Hot Dogs as the food truck vendors, and music by local performer Michelle King, with all available from
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. » Continue Reading.



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