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Teddy Roosevelt Weekend in Newcomb: Activities, Events & More

Did you know Teddy Roosevelt had a love for the Adirondacks and a special connection with Newcomb, NY? This small town in the heart of the Adirondack Park was actually the starting point of Roosevelt's midnight ride to the presidency. Join in the community's celebration of the life and times of Teddy Roosevelt during TR Weekend, September 10 - 12, 2021.

Teddy Roosevelt and people

Photo provided by Discover Newcomb

During the three-day celebration, events will take place all over the Town of Newcomb. There will be nature walks, demonstrations, food, activities for kids and families, and more.

Please note, as of August 19, 2021, events are still in the planning stages and are subject to change.

Saturday, September 11

7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Breakfast Sandwiches - Class of 2025

8:30 a.m. - Wagon Rides into Santanoni - Jennifer Betsworth and Chuck Higgerson

9:00 a.m. -10:30 a.m. - Kids Fishing Derby - Winslow’s Pond9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. - TR Weekend Craft Fair - Overlook Park

10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - Timber Sports Scrimmage - Overlook Park

10:30 a.m. - Goodnow Mt Hike and Fire Tower hike with Mike Gooden

All Morning - Car Wash at Old Salt Shed across from Overlook Park next to ball field - Class of 2023

12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. -

Car Hop Lunch and Bake Sale - Newcomb Central School parking lot. Pulled Pork, Coleslaw, and Roll - Class of 2022. Home Baked Goods for Sale - Class of 2024.

1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Log Roll - Lake Harris Public Beach

1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Ice Cream Social - Lake Harris Public Beach - Class of 2025.

3:00 p.m. - Pendleton Historical Marker - Newcomb Historical Museum with Joan Burke

4:00 p.m. - Interview with Mrs. Roosevelt - Overlook Park Pavilion with Roy Ginsberg.

5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. - Car Hop Dinner and Bake Sale - Newcomb Central School parking lot (Burgers, Hot Dogs, Chicken Tenders, and Fries) Class of 2023. Home Baked Goods, Class of 2024.

8:00 - 10:00 p.m. - Drive in Movie: “Dog Gone Trouble” rated Y7 - Newcomb Central School parking lot, (geared toward children ages 7 and up). Popcorn will be sold, Class of 2024.

Sunday, September 12

8:30 a.m. - Wagon Rides into Santanoni - Jennifer Betsworth and Chuck Higgerson

7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. - Pancake Breakfast - Newcomb Central School, Class of 2024.

9:00 a.m. -10:00 a.m., Ty Yandon Memorial 5K Race and Walk - Meet at 8:45am at the Newcomb Health Center.

9:30 a.m. History of Logging in the Rich Lake Era - AIC

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Golf Tournament and To-Go Meal - High Peaks Golf Course. To-Go Meal offered by Class of 2022.

10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. - Kids Color Run - Lilburn Yandon Memorial Ball Field.

12:00 p.m. - (OSI) Open Space Intitute Ribbon Cutting Upper Works Parking Lot

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Tahawus Mine Tour - in Tahawus at the former National Lead Mine. Sign up by email to be announced.

2:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Tahawus Clubat the Tahawus Club in the Lower Works. Meet Mr. & Mrs. TR as they talk about their time at the club.

Learn about Roosevelt's midnight ride from Newcomb to Buffalo »

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