If you haven’t visited the Adirondacks this spring, what are you waiting for? The weather is improving week by week, and you can always find a way to have fun this season. To help you get started, check out these Adirondack events and Earth Day activities going on this weekend: April 21-23.
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Discover the History of the Adirondacks
From 1850-1950, the Adirondacks transformed into a tourist hotspot as resort hotels popped up throughout the region. Learn about the history of these resort hotels at Adirondack Experience, formerly the Adirondack Museum, this Sunday at 1:30pm. The slide-illustrated presentation will be given by Bryant Tolles.
Visit the Hancock House in Ticonderoga for the opening of a brand new World War I Centennial Exhibit. Named “Til It’s Over Over There,” the exhibit takes a look at the United States’ entry into World War I and how that impacted the Adirondacks and the Lake Champlain Region. The opening reception will begin at 7:00pm this Friday.
This Saturday, Paul Smith’s College will host SAM Fest, a one-day festival of music, art, history, and TED-style talks. The event will feature the world premiere of “Hidden Heritage,” a historical documentary about the Adirondacks and indigenous peoples, live music, and a wide variety of presentations.
Stop by the historic Westport Heritage House for Family Game Time this Saturday from 2:00pm-4:00pm. There will be tons of board games to play and refreshments to enjoy. Admission is a donation that will be accepted at the door.
The 4th annual Kidding Day at Asgaard Farm in Ausable Forks is scheduled for Saturday at 10:00am. Check out this free event and learn how a modern goat farm operates.
The Deer’s Head Inn Restaurant in Elizabethtown will host their 1st annual 1 Mile Road Race this Saturday at 10:00am. This is a USATF certified distance race and will have official timing. Everyone is encouraged to bring a canned food item to donate.
Participate in Earth Day
Celebrate Earth Day with a visit to the Tannery Pond Community Center in North Creek. Pick up a “passport” and then head off to a variety of Earth Day-themed activities, crafts, and games going on around the community of North Creek.
Meet up with other volunteers at the Willsboro Town Hall this Saturday at 10:00am to help Green Up Willsboro for Earth Day. A cookout at Pok-O-MacCready Camps will take place afterwards.
Head over to Raquette River Brewing in Tupper Lake this Saturday for their Earth Day Celebration & Garden Fundraiser. From 11:00am-7:00pm, enjoy live music, food, door prizes, and much more in support of the Tupper Lake community garden composting project.