It’s time to step outside and embrace the sights and sounds of summer! The new season is officially underway, and there is no better way to celebrate it than with a fun-filled trip to the Adirondacks. This weekend, just some of the region’s fantastic early summer entertainment includes a strawberry festival, one of the country’s longest-running triathlons, and more!
Celebrate Early Summer!
Not only has summer finally begun in the Adirondacks, but this week is also National Pollinator Week! Learn all about the important role bees play in pollination with The Wild Center’s special programming, including workshops, activities, and more. General museum admission is required.
Head to the northern region of the Adirondacks and attend the 11th annual Crown Point Strawberry Festival this Sunday! This popular community event will feature vendors and yard sales, strawberry treats, live stage shows, an exciting car show, and much more. The festival will run from 11:30am-4:00pm.
Join St. Regis Canoe Outfitters for the 2nd annual Saranac River Cleanup this Sunday from 1:00pm-5:00pm. This volunteer cleanup is a Celebrate Paddling ADK event, and boats, trash bags, and other supplies will be provided. All participants can enjoy a free BBQ dinner at St. Regis Canoe Outfitters after the event.
Have Fun with DIY Activities
Take a special trip on board the WW Durant with the Raquette Lake Navigation Company as they host a Sip N Sail N Paint event this Sunday from 12:30pm-4:00pm. The cost to attend is $55, and participants will be provided a canvas, paints, brushes, and coaching. One complimentary alcoholic drink (or NA) plus appetizers will be offered as well.
As the weather warms up, it’s time to get your garden into shape (or start one for the first time). Sign up for Patricia Goldberg’s Square Foot Gardening class at the Adirondack Folk School and learn about managing small but intensively planted gardens. Tuition is $85pp for non-members, and materials cost $5.
Lace Up Your Running Shoes
The Tinman Triathlon is back for the 35th year! Held at Tupper Lake Municipal Park, the Tinman is one of the country’s longest-tenured swim, bike, and running races, attracting athletes from all around the region. This year, the triathlon will kick off at 8:00am on Saturday morning. Come witness this exciting race!
The Michael J. Cerroni Memorial 5K Run/Walk in Black River helps raise funds for the local Michael J. Cerroni Memorial Scholarship, and it will be held this Sunday at Maple Street Park. Registration for the run/walk is $25 online and $30 on race day, and it is open to all ages.