Last week we highlighted sleigh rides – this week, we provide info on snowmobiling (including for those who have never been before!). Check out how you can best enjoy this sport in the Adirondacks and find fun virtual events going on.
It’s Snow Wonderful in the Adirondacks – When You Stay Safe
An Important Safety Reminder for Snowmobilers
Last month the New York State Snowmobile Association (NYSSA) sent out a caution to riders about early season conditions and potential hazards. Snowmobilers typically check with local clubs to determine the status of trails, and must continue to do so – and to exercise patience.
Dominic Jacangelo, Executive Director of the NYSSA, noted in his statement that clubs did not have a chance following a December storm to perform a full trail inspection and remove hazards. Always check with snowmobile clubs before heading out, to ensure local trails are in fact open and safe to ride.
Read more about snowmobile safety (including tips for kids) >>
Check current trail conditions >>
For beginners: Interested in the activity and maybe trying something new this winter, but don’t want to get in over your head? Don’t discount snowmobiling! Just learn from professionals: Check out Google reviews on C+C Adirondack Snowmobile Tours in Chestertown to see just how fantastic they are with first-timers.
Virtual Fun Throughout the Adirondacks
Join in a Virtual Trivia Game Tonight
It’s trivia from your own home, brought to you by the Lake Placid Rotary Club. Trivia Night takes place today, January 7, from 7pm to 8:30pm, and they’re raising funds to support the Lake Placid Elementary School summer reading program.
Ongoing Art Classes – Virtual and In-Person! – Start Soon
The Center for Arts and Culture will host a 10-week virtual drawing class centered around winter landscapes, and it starts this Sunday, January 10. They’re also doing a 6-week wheel thrown pottery class, in-person at the Old Forge studio, and this session starts on Monday, January 11.
If you made a New Year’s resolution to start a new hobby or try something new, register today!
Watercolor & Acrylic Retrospective Up Through End of the Month
A retrospective of Ken Wiley’s watercolors and acrylics is on display now through January 31 at the Adirondack Artists Guild in Saranac Lake. You can expect to see 12 paintings spanning the 55 years of the artist’s career, each of which is influenced by his many travels.
The gallery is open to see Wiley’s Retrospective Thursdays through Sundays, 11am to 3pm.
Support Fort Ticonderoga by Tuning in to This Virtual Event
You can help Fort Ticonderoga continue their mission to preserve, educate, and provoke active discussion about the past and its importance to present and future generations – just tune in to this inexpensive virtual Fort Fever Series.
They’re running these series throughout their Winter Quarters, and this one is on Uncovering the Pavilion Collection. Participants will get to see treasures of the collection and learn about the fascinating and painstaking process of going through over 100 years worth of documentation.
For Those Adirondack Artists Out There
Attention Artists: Deadline Coming up for NorthWind Fine Arts Gallery
The NorthWind Fine Arts Gallery’s Virtual Juried Show is open for submissions now with a deadline of January 15. The theme is “The Healing Wilderness.”
“As the world recovers from recent tumultuous times, we invite visual artists to share artistic works inspired by the power of wild places to heal,” the Saranac Lake gallery said in a statement.
Select works will be displayed in a digital format as part of the modified Saranac Lake Winter Carnival. Find details and enter here: https://www.onlinejuriedshows.com/Default.aspx?OJSID=47259