Ticonderoga’s End of Winter Carnival schedule has been announced, the Adirondak Loj and High Peaks Information Center is temporarily closed, and there are several other highlights of happenings in the Adirondacks to check out below.
Things to Do & News to Know in the ADK
Head Out for a Low-Key Winter Walk, Hike, or Snowshoe Adventure
With a recent avalanche risk in the High Peaks and elsewhere in the Adirondacks, it might be a great time to stick to lower elevation trails. Up Yonda Farm in Bolton Landing, pictured above, hosts regular guided snowshoe hikes.
The outdoor center at Garnet Hill Lodge is excellent for snowshoeing or cross-country skiing, with beautifully groomed trails and rentals available on site.
For a winter walk, we suggest the 1.5-mile Saranac Lake Riverwalk or the 2.6-mile Mirror Lake Loop.
Scroll to the events at the bottom to see a few upcoming winter excursions with the Adirondack Mountain Club!
Go Ice Skating at the Ticonderoga Ice Rink
The Ticonderoga Ice Rink in Bicentennial Park, on the corner of Tower Avenue and Burgoyne Road, is now open. You can follow Ticonderoga Ice Rink on Facebook for updates.
Stay Tuned for Keeseville Riverfront Summer Music Series Details
Speaking of Facebook, the Keeseville Business Association recently posted that groups who were slated to play last year but didn’t are still planning to perform for the 2021 Summer Music Series. They plan to hold the series every Friday in July and August, and are accepting inquiries from new bands.
Heads Up: Adirondak Loj & High Peaks Information Center Temporarily Closed
The Adirondack Daily Enterprise reported that the Adirondak Loj and High Peaks Information Center are now closed due to staff shortages related to COVID-19.
The End of Winter Carnival Schedule Has Been Announced
The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce has announced the lineup for their End of Winter Carnival to be held on March 5 to 7. There are in-person and virtual events, winter activities, carnival games, a performance, a book reading from a local author, and yes, fireworks!
Get Ready for Watercolors of the Adirondacks
The View Arts Center has announced a new exhibition coming up, “Adirondack Impressions: Watercolors by Jeanne Lampson.” The opening reception along with a solo exhibition by Sara Baker and the Central Adirondack Art Show will take place on April 23 from 5pm to 7pm. Reservations are required.
The exhibition will be on display through May 8, and the Old Forge gallery is open Monday through Saturday, 10am to 4pm.
Youth Art Camps to Return
More news from the View: they are hosting three themed one-week youth art camps this summer. Here’s what they have planned:
- July 5 – 9, Design & Create: All Things Paper, open to ages 10 to 13
- July 12 – 16, Art From Nature, open to ages 10 to 13
- July 19 – 23, Glass Week, open to ages 13 to 16
Get more details here: ViewArts.org/workshops/youth/
Browse Events Going On From Ice Fishing to Virtual Winter Workshops
See what else is happening:
- ADK Trap & Bait Shop Ice Fishing Competition: Wells, February 20
- 4-Week Ink & Watercolor Zoom Workshop: Starts February 21
- Saturday Snowshoe at Up Yonda Farm: Bolton Landing, each Saturday in February
- Lake Placid Film Festival Virtual Filmmaker Series: Each Wednesday from February 24 – March 31
- Rock Lake Snowshoe With ADK Mountain Club: North Creek, February 25
- Ski to Pharaoh Lake With ADK Mountain Club: Brant Lake, February 25
- Winter Wonderland Bingo: Long Lake, through February 28
- Wild Lights: Tupper Lake, select dates through March 27
And, the DEC’s BOW (Become an Outdoors Woman) workshops have moved online. You can check out a variety of courses aimed to teach women outdoor skills. The next one is today, February 18, and it’s on Winter Wellness.
- Adirondack Daily Enterprise: Adirondak Loj, High Peaks Information Center temporarily close due to COVID-depleted staff