Posts Tagged ‘Tupper Lake’

Thursday, July 18, 2024

Events happening around the ADKs this weekend

Up close photo of a calendar.

Those looking for something to do this weekend are in luck. Maybe you’d like to attend an arts and crafts show or a quilt show, visit a museum exhibit, test out fat tire bikes at a demo day, take part in the annual Loon Census, watch a theatrical production, or take in some local artwork at a gallery? Peruse the below list for details on a few events going in the Adirondack region Friday, July 19 – Sunday, July 21.

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Monday, July 8, 2024

The Wild Center to host “A Jar Full of Christmas” Film Premiere July 25 and 26

Promo photo for A Jar Full of Christmas film

UPDATE: July 25 premiere is sold out.

Tupper Lake, NY- The Wild Center and Gemelli Films recently announced the addition of a second night for the premiere of the heartwarming holiday movie, A Jar Full of Christmas. The event will take place on both July 25 and 26, offering guests an extended opportunity to experience this festive celebration in the heart of summer. Premiere tickets are $15 for members and $20 for non-members. Attendees can expect exclusive behind-the-scenes insights and the chance to meet cast and crew members.

“Filming A Jar Full of Christmas in Lake Placid and the surrounding areas was nothing short of magical,” said the film’s director Candy Cain. “I love that we filmed at The Wild Center, and they are hosting the film’s premiere. It’s going to be a great time.”

Cain will be at the premiere both nights, along with star Kenney Myers, who plays the role of Pastor Tim Shavens in the film.

Tickets are available for purchase at

For more information about the film, please contact publicist Serina Marshall, at or (423) 398-1678 or (423) 384-4382.

Photo at top: Promo photo for A Jar Full of Christmas film. Photo provided by the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism.

Friday, July 5, 2024

Tupper Lake History Museum opens in new location July 6

Tupper Lake History Museum

Tupper Lake, NY – The Tupper Lake History Museum is planning a grand opening of its new location with a celebration and ribbon-cutting on Saturday, July 6 from 1 to 3 p.m. The ribbon-cutting will take place at the museum’s new multi-room quarters in the former gas station building at 291 Park Street. Local leaders, along with museum board members, will be on hand.

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Thursday, June 27, 2024

Check out these events happening around the ADKs this weekend

Up close photo of a calendar.

Looking for something to do this weekend? Maybe you’d like to check out a new museum exhibit, attend a concert, watch a theatrical production, try a new interactive experience, or take in some local artwork at a gallery? Peruse the below list for details on a few events going in the Adirondack region Friday, June 28 – Sunday, June 30.

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Wednesday, June 26, 2024

The Wild Center becomes Smithsonian Affiliate

The Wild Center building.

Tupper Lake, NY – The Wild Center is now a Smithsonian Affiliate, becoming part of a distinguished network of over 200 cultural, educational, and research organizations across the United States, plus Puerto Rico and Panama. This new relationship marks a significant milestone in The Wild Center’s mission to connect people with the natural world through science and immersive experiences.

Renowned for its innovative exhibits and programs, The Wild Center explores the intricate relationship between people and nature. As a Smithsonian Affiliate, it will gain access to the vast resources of the Smithsonian Institution, including educational materials, collaborative funding, and special access to programming. This affiliation will enhance The Wild Center’s ability to deliver enriching and educational experiences to its visitors.

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Saturday, June 22, 2024

Tupper Lake Tinman Triathlon slated for June 29


The Tupper Lake Tinman Triathlon will take place on Saturday, June 29, beginning at 8 a.m. Established in 1983, the race welcomes approximately 700 participants each year and features 5 different races: tinman (1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike, 13.1-mile run); aquabike (1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike); team relay (1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike, 13.1-mile run); Olympic (0.94-mile swim, 24-mile bike, 6.2-mile run); and a sprint (0.6-mile swim, 12.4-mile bike, 3.1 -mile run).

The event attracts participants from the local region along with many who travel great distances to take part. The Town of Tupper Lake will host an expo during Friday’s athlete check-in at the Tupper Lake Civic Center, where High Peaks Cyclery will be on hand to assist with any last-minute items that the racers may need.

Tinman is sponsored by the Town of Tupper Lake Recreation Department, which also organizes and deploys hundreds of volunteers to help manage event logistics.

Check-in for the race begins on Friday, June 28 from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. There is limited check-in available on race day, beginning at 5:30 a.m.

Visit or the Tinman’s Facebook page for more information about the race.

Photo at top: Tupper Lake Tinman 2022. Photo Credit: ROOST.

Thursday, June 20, 2024

Check out this list of summer concerts happening in communities around the Adirondacks

People listen to a lakefront concert

Ah, the summer concerts. Sitting on a blanket, or dancing barefoot in a park or other grassy setting, enjoying the company of those around you. As several towns around the Adirondack region are gearing up for the summer season, many have announced their summer outdoor concert series so you can plan ahead. See below for a roundup of Adirondack-area outdoor concerts.

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Monday, June 17, 2024

Registration open for June 22 Tupper Lake 8-Miler paddling race

Paddlers on the water

Tupper Lake, NY— The Tupper Lake 8-Miler Canoe, Kayak & SUP Race is set for Saturday, June 22, celebrating 10 years. This annual paddling race starts at the Town of Tupper Lake Boat Launch on State Route 30. The course takes paddlers under the Route 30 bridge, up the Raquette River to the Oxbow, and then back to the boat launch. The event is a New York Paddlesports Race Association points race for canoes and kayaks. The entry fee is $30, and the first 50 registrants will receive a t-shirt. To register in advance, visit Onsite registration will run from 9 to 10:30 a.m. on the day of the race.

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Saturday, June 15, 2024

The future of cycling

Man stands in front of bikes on wall

Justin Oliver recently took over ownership of Human Power Planet Earth Bike Shop in Saranac Lake. Oliver began selling and servicing bikes at the store, renamed Silver Birch Cycles, about three years ago. He’s enthusiastic about promoting more biking access and opportunities in the greater Adirondack region.

He points to the arrival and growth of electric bicycles in the U.S. could also contribute to the expansion of the sport. Around 1 million e-bikes were sold in 2022, data from the Department of Energy shows.

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Saturday, May 18, 2024

Wild Center awarded climate education grant

Adirondack Youth Climate SummitTupper Lake, NY – The Wild Center has been awarded a significant grant from the Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership to support its Empowering Youth for Climate Action project in the Champlain-Adirondack Biosphere Network (CABN) and the Frontenac Arch Biosphere Region (FABN) in southern Ontario. 

The Empowering Youth for Climate Action Project aims to increase climate education among high school students in both biosphere regions through youth summits and youth climate leadership training. The initiative will focus on climate science, biodiversity, sustainability, and solutions, empowering young people to take meaningful action in their communities. The initiative will also deepen the partnership and connections between youth living in the two biospheres in the US and Canada. 

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Wednesday, May 8, 2024

The Wild Center to unveil new trail and attraction, art installation

The Wild Center building.

Tupper Lake, NY – The Wild Center opened for its 2024 season on Friday, May 3. Off the heels of the USA Today Readers’ Choice Awards, where it was voted the Best Science Museum in the U.S., The Wild Center is expanding its offerings and activities with exciting exhibits and experiences. Among this season’s offerings is the unveiling of Raquette River Roll, a ball run experience along the Fen Trail, a new half-mile trail down to the Raquette River fen, and The Clothesline: Food, Fiber, Air, and Soil exhibit, an installation dedicated to the world of agriculture.

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Monday, February 19, 2024

Regional Food Justice Summit Gives Everyone a Seat at the Table

Food Justice Summit poster
The 6th annual Food Justice Summit for the Adirondacks will take place on Thursday, Feb. 29 at the Wild Center in Tupper Lake, NY. Individuals from all twelve counties of the Adirondack Park will gather at this event to discuss pressing topics related to equitable food systems. Its purpose is to empower those in attendance to become advocates for food justice and to create lasting, positive change in their communities.  » Continue Reading.

Saturday, February 3, 2024

16,138 birds seen during 2024 Region 7 Waterfowl Count

Tufted ducks

We just had our sixth January thaw since winter began in December and the driveway is bare again. The turkeys were picking grit from it to break down the corn in their crops. There have been from nine to thirty-three [turkeys] here daily at the feeders which have been spooked by hikers or skiers on the trail out back a few times. There were twenty-three here this morning [Jan. 31] and after they went down the ski trail, they got into quite a squabble. Some of the males must have been showing dominance, and by the sounds coming from there…feathers were flying.

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Tuesday, December 19, 2023

Food Justice Summit proposals due by Jan. 15

2024 Food Justice Summit Announcement

The Adirondack Food System Network is pleased to announce the 6th annual Food Justice Summit. “Stronger Together” is the theme of the full-day conference, and with fifteen organizations now a part of the network, regional collaboration around this topic has never been stronger.

The Adirondack Food System Network is a coalition of multiple organizations working together as equal partners to better understand system-wide issues, identify gaps and develop realistic solutions to help strengthen and promote a more resilient food system. It includes representatives from production, consumption, distribution, processing, and food waste management for a comprehensive approach to problems facing our region.

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Wednesday, December 13, 2023

Aaron Mair Brings Adirondack Climate Message To Dubai Summit

Adirondack Council logo.

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – Highlighting the global impacts of climate change on large iconic park landscapes, the Adirondack Council’s Aaron Mair is participating in the United Nations Climate Change Council of Parties gathering in Dubai. Mair, the Forever Adirondacks Campaign Director, is there advocating for global investments in the protection of large-scale ecosystems such as the Adirondack Park in New York State and federal climate impact mitigation strategies.

“Both here and around the globe, we need new investments in wilderness protection and we need to scale-up the science of climate protection,” said Mair.  “We have the potential to create an entirely new segment of the economy based on stabilizing and protecting the natural systems that support all life on earth. The Adirondacks are also living proof that careful protection can re-create wilderness where it had been lost to industrial impacts. That is a strong message of hope.”

Mair is at COP28 to represent the Adirondack Council, with assistance from The Wild Center, in Tupper Lake.

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