Posts Tagged ‘Blue Mountain Lake’

Friday, April 12, 2024

Experiencing the eclipse at ADKX with friends, including an ADK first-timer

Two people wear eclipse glasses and hold up signs

My friends, Rosemary and David, joined me to view the eclipse from the ADKX in Blue Mountain Lake. Thankfully, we had an uneventful ride there. David lives in Williamstown, MA, and this was his first time in the Adirondacks. Rosemary had taken this ride with me before, so we pointed out lakes and landmarks, including Pig Rock. The only short congestion we encountered was at the intersection in Indian Lake. We made it to the museum and staked out a spot. It was a beautiful, sunny day. Museum staff were helpful and friendly, as were the guests around us.

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Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Our guideboat heritage

 

A man works at a museum

Digitizing a boat collection

Adirondack Experience museum in Blue Mountain Lake maintains one of the most expansive and important collections of Adirondack guideboats anywhere.

It is working to digitize that collection through a process of creating 3-D models called photogrammetry. The models will enable anyone to access more details about the boats and enable researchers to examine how the boats evolved over time. How did boats differ from the Long Lake to Saranac Lake region? The 3-D models may reveal hints.

“The guideboat is really a supreme example of lightweight boat construction—of all wooden boat construction, anywhere,” Hallie Bond, who wrote the book on Adirondack boating, told me during a recent tour of the museum.

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Saturday, March 16, 2024

ADKX Announces 2024 Harold K. Hochschild Award Recipients

Blue Mountain Lake, NY – The Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake (ADKX), will celebrate its annual Benefit Gala & Harold K. Hochschild Award ceremony on Sat., July 27, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., under the stars at the museum in the heart of the Adirondacks. This yearly celebration and fundraiser highlight the organization’s service to the Adirondack community and honor the Harold K. Hochschild Award recipient. This award, given annually to a different recipient, is dedicated to the memory of the museum’s founder, whose passion for the Adirondacks, its people, and environment inspired him to create the museum and establish the Adirondack Park Agency (APA). The 2024 award recipients are Lee and Nancy Keet and the Cloudsplitter Foundation.  » Continue Reading.


Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Blue Mt. Lake Assoc. awarded grant to fight milfoil

The Blue Mountain Lake Association announced  a grant award totalling $60,000 over three years by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to support its project to eliminate Variable Leaf Milfoil, a highly aggressive aquatic invasive species, from Utowana Lake, and to prevent its spread throughout the Eckford Chain of lakes. 

The Blue Mountain Lake Association is grateful to be one of 43 recipients in this statewide investment to provide critical support to address negative impacts of aquatic and terrestrial invasive species on New York State’s natural resources, economy, and communities. These grants are part of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s Invasive Species Grant Program, which provides funding for aquatic and terrestrial invasive species spread prevention, early detection and rapid response, lake management planning, research, and education and outreach. 

The Blue Mountain Lake Association oversees efforts to promote the long-term health of all three lakes in The Eckford Chain (Blue Mountain Lake, Eagle Lake and Utowana Lake). In 2020, when Variable Leaf Milfoil (VLM) was first discovered in Utowana Lake, The BMLA acted decisively, quickly raising an unprecedented $150,000 to stop VLM from spreading further into the Eckford Chain. Experts were hired to begin hand-harvesting VLM from Utowana using scuba equipment in order to stop its spread. Initially, 400 gallons of VLM were harvested. By 2023, that number was down to 36 gallons – a testament to The BMLA’s vigilance against VLM in its waters. With the support of additional funds from New York State, The BMLA is seeking to eradicate VLM from Utowana while continuing to monitor all three lakes in the Eckford Chain for aquatic invasive species.


Tuesday, February 6, 2024

ALCA awarded $415,500 in NYSCA funding

ALCA logo

Blue Mountain Lake, NY –  The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts (ALCA) is pleased to announce that the arts non-profit received $415,500 for calendar year 2024 from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA). Of that amount, $19,000 will go to funding projects by two individual artists, and $285,000 will be distributed by ALCA throughout the Quad-County region of Hamilton, Franklin, Clinton, and Essex counties through the Statewide Community Regrants (SCR) program to support 2024 arts programming. Grants are project-based, community-focused, and can represent any artistic discipline. » Continue Reading.


Saturday, January 6, 2024

ADKX event roundup, photography Zoom presentation Jan. 8

Adirondack Experience museum in winter

Blue Mountain Lake, NY- Those at Adirondack Experience, the Museum on Blue Mountain Lake (ADKX) have a series of online and in-person events on the docket for 2024, including an Adirondack Photographers, 1850 – 1950 program led by author Sally Svenson via Zoom webinar on the evening of Monday, January 8. ADKX will also be celebrating the total solar eclipse on campus in April and will offer fun and educational members-only programs throughout the year as well as popular flagship events such as FallFest, Mushroom Mania, and more. ADKX intends to reopen its doors for the regular season on May 24, 2024.

Please see below for a sample of what is in store for the next couple months.

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Friday, December 22, 2023

ADKX Offers Research Fellowships for 2024-25

ADKX map photo
Blue Mountain Lake, NY –   Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake (ADKX) announces the establishment of three short-term research fellowships for the 2024-2025 academic year. The ADKX Research Fellowships were established to honor the memories of Julie and Warder Cadbury and Peter C. Welsh. The ADKX Director of Archives & Special Collections, Jenny Ambrose, will oversee the fellowship program and work with researchers on-site during the term of their fellowship. » Continue Reading.


Thursday, December 14, 2023

Plan underway to preserve 123-year-old Tuscarora steamboat

Tuscarora steamboat. Historic image

A group of Adirondack residents and boat experts is outlining a future for the 123-year-old steamboat. In 1900 William West Durant—known for great camps and grand schemes— commissioned A. C. Brown, of Staten Island, to build a coal-fired passenger steamboat on the shore of Blue Mountain Lake. Beginning that June the Tuscarora traveled from Marion River Carry through Utowana, Eagle and Blue Mountain Lakes, delivering visitors to Gilded Age hotels and lakefront estates. For nearly three decades it operated much like the other excursion boats on the Fulton Chain, the Saranacs and across the Adirondacks.

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Monday, November 27, 2023

The relaxing experience of a sound healing session

Sound healing session instructor

Recently, an announcement for a sound healing experience at the ADKX appeared in my email.  So I thought, what the heck? Let’s try it! My friend [Rosemary] does not do yoga or meditate.  She is a retired hard-nosed investigative journalist who has lived and reported around the world.  So, she wasn’t sure how she would feel about this “full body sound massage.” I don’t really practice “wellness” activities either, but [I] did walk the new ASA Adirondack Labyrinth in October, so [I] thought this might be a good follow up.

 

Therefore, on Sunday, November 19, Rosemary drove about an hour from Sand Lake to my home in Ephratah.  We drove another hour and a half to Blue Mountain Lake. (Of the approximately 15 guests, it was determined we traveled the farthest.) We arrived a little early, so [we] watched Andrea Lisette Villiere of Sound Healing Adirondacks set up her “instruments” of crystal and copper bowls, gongs, etc.

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Tuesday, October 24, 2023

LivingADK holds annual meeting, presents 2023 Tip of the Cap awards

People mingle at tables during a meeting View's Gould Hall

LivingADK held their annual meeting on the evening of Thursday, October 19 at View, the arts center in Old Forge. Following the meeting, LivingADK staff and board members honored this year’s Tip of the CAP nominees.  Tip of the CAP awards serve as an opportunity for community members to publicly thank an individual, group, business, or organization they feel has made a positive difference within the communities of Forestport, Webb, Old Forge, Eagle Bay, Inlet, Raquette Lake, Long Lake, and Blue Mountain Lake.


Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Adirondack Experience to Host Second Xperience for All Inclusivity Event, Sept. 23

XPerience for all event.

Blue Mountain Lake, NY – Adirondack Experience (ADKX) announces the second annual “Xperience for All,” an inclusive recreational event that will take place on Saturday, September 23 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. A celebration of outdoor activities, the welcoming event is designed to introduce outdoor opportunities to those who are new or not comfortable exploring the region’s woods and waterways on their own.

Visitors of all abilities can participate in workshops, games, hands-on demonstrations and presentations, all focused on providing a foundation to safely pursue recreation – from sports and birding to simply reflecting in nature – on their own. Admission will be free for all on event day. » Continue Reading.


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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Saturday, July 1, 2023

Adirondack Experience: Artists & Inspiration in the Wild exhibit opens today

Blue Mountain Lake, NY – Adirondack Experience (ADKX) will hold a grand opening celebration for “Artists & Inspiration in the Wild” on Sat., July 1. This permanent exhibit, which showcases an inclusive and wide-reaching interpretation of Adirondack art, is the most comprehensive showing of the museum’s art and design collections in its history. In celebration of the exhibition unveiling, the day will be filled with art-related activities and programming, including artist demonstrations, live music, live muralling and screen-printing.

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Saturday, June 3, 2023

Adirondack Experience now open for 2023 season

Blue Mountain Lake, NY — Adirondack Experience (ADKX) is now open for its 2023 season, inspiring visitors to learn and connect with all-things Adirondack, past and present. In addition to its expansive list of ongoing daily offerings, ADKX is pleased to welcome the return of its hands-on workshops for the first time in several years. Also new this year is the permanent exhibition Artists & Inspiration in the Wild set to open on July 1. As part of the new exhibition, the museum will welcome nine regional artists to create on-site throughout the summer for its new Inspired by the Adirondacks Artist-In-Residence program. It will once again host its most popular festivals, such as Adirondack Artisan Festival, Mushroom Mania, Rustic Furniture Fair, Xperience For All, and FallFest.

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Saturday, May 13, 2023

Great Adirondack Garage Sale slated for May 26-28

Great Adirondack Garage Sale graphic.

Adirondacks – (May 11, 2023) – The 2023 Great Adirondack Garage Sale will take place on Memorial Day weekend, May 26 – 28, 2023, within the Adirondack region of upstate New York. The event takes place throughout communities along a 200-mile trail, along NYS routes 28, 30 and 3.

The annual event has become a popular kick-off to the summer season, with residents and visitors embracing the opportunity to buy and sell unique household items, gently-used home furnishings, and quirky treasures.

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