Skip to main content

Keep in the Loop With the Latest Adirondack News, Local Business Updates, and More

Roundup of What's New in the Adirondacks

Discover what's happening in communities throughout the Adirondack Park! Our Adirondack news roundup features the latest updates about businesses, major event announcements, and a variety of other local stories.

New Motus Wildlife Tracking System to Be Installed in Lake Placid

two song birds at a bird feeder

A new Motus wildlife tracking system will be installed at Uihlein Farm in Lake Placid on June 1, reports Adirondack Daily Enterprise and The Sun Community News.

Motus wildlife tracking systems consist of towers that track more than 200 species of tagged animals like songbirds, seabirds, raptors, bats, butterflies, and even migrating dragonflies. 

A ribbon cutting ceremony will take place to commemorate the occasion, which coincides with the Adirondack Pollinator Festival & Native Plant Sale.

Sources:

Plan for Cow Plop Bingo This Summer

cow plop bingo at best 4th in the north
Images provided

The Best 4th in North, one of the top July 4th events in the Adirondacks, will include a unique fundraiser this year: Cow Plop Bingo.

Cow Plop Bingo will take place on July 3 at 5pm as part of the Best 4th in the North schedule of events. 

Tickets are $20 each, with a grand prize of $1,000. More details are expected to be released as we get closer, and you can keep an eye on the Best 4th in the North Facebook page and and the Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership at timainstreet.org.

Ticonderoga Gets Grant Money for Arts Center

people on lawn near road
Downtown Ticonderoga on the Fourth of July

Ticonderoga has received state funding for downtown projects, reports WCAX, including $2.1 million to go towards a new Adirondack Performing Arts Center.

The building slated for the arts center needs to be purchased from the Knights of Columbus and significantly upgraded, falling in line with ADA rules.

The third floor will act as a concert hall, while the second will consist of the nonprofit We Are Instrumental. Pride of Ticonderoga is also getting in on the project.

Sources:

  • WCAX: NY grants include renovation of Adirondack Performing Arts Center

Experts Predict a Muddy, Wet & Warm Summer

mud by lake, people swimming and kayaking

Adirondack Almanack reports that scientists are predicting above-average temperatures and precipitation for summer 2024 in the Park, which means muddy trails for hikers. 

Specifically, there is a 99% chance that 2024 will be among the five hottest years on record, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Read about hiking during mud season >>

Sources:

Find things to do in the Adirondacks >>