There’s plenty of winter fun to be had while the snow is still here! Get the updates on what’s available now, what will be open in the upcoming months, and more Adirondack happenings.
Enjoy Wild Lights While You Still Can
Wild Lights at The Wild Center is every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday through March 27, so enjoy while you still can! The Wild Center Outdoor Experience, including the Wild Walk, is open on weekends from 10am to 5pm; Wild Lights starts at 5pm. You can purchase tickets to one or both.
Winter is Winding Down, Spring is Around the Corner
A few seasonal updates…
Natural Stone Bridge & Caves in Pottersville is now closed for the winter season and plans to reopen for warm weather fun in late May.
Circle B Ranch in Chestertown is now done with sleigh rides for the season. They hope to open for trail rides on May 1.
High Falls Gorge, located in Wilmington, is normally open during the winter but opted out of the 2020 to 2021 season. However, they do plan to open on May 1.
Adirondack Experience in Blue Mountain Lake plans to open in the summer. More info and tickets should be available sometime this spring, so stay tuned!
And here’s one summer announcement: the Essex County Fair is now scheduled to take place August 18 to 22, with a theme of “Country Christmas at the County Fair.”
DEC Announces Annual Statewide Burn Ban to Begin Next Week
The annual statewide ban that prohibits residential brush burning will run from March 16 through May 14. Open burning is the number one cause of wildfires in New York State.
You can read about what’s allowed and what’s not from the DEC here.
William Shatner To Boldly Go To…Ticonderoga
William Shatner will return to the Star Trek Original Series Set Tour in Ticonderoga July 23 and 24 for a 90th Birthday Celebration (although his birthday is March 22).
StarTrekTour.com has some ticket prices and info, although the exact schedule is still to come, and it doesn’t appear you can purchase tickets yet. But keep an eye out for info in the near future, as they do have an early bird price ticket for general admission listed on the site. We will also update the calendar event listing as more info becomes available.
Adirondack Railroad to Expand Service (And Rail Biking Starts This Spring)
Adirondack Railroad announced they’re expanding service north to Tupper Lake following a rehabilitation project that will involve the installation of over 90,000 new cross ties, according to their website. The project is expected to be completed by this November.
As a reminder, their new railbiking business starts up on May 8, and you can book now at adirondackscenicrailbikes.com.
Online Documentary Film Event Coming From The View
The View in Old Forge has recently expanded their Virtual Series with Great Art on Screen, to take place March 17 through June 1. Titles include Frida – Viva La Vida, War Horse, Kinky Boots, Secret Impressionists, 42nd Street, and Hermitage: The Power of Art. You can get details and dates for each at viewarts.org/performances/upcoming-performances.
Make Use of Last-Minute Winter Activities & Get In On These Events
Enjoy some organized cross-country ski or snowshoe hikes from the Adirondack Mountain Club while you still can! Lapland Lake, pictured above, still has groomed ski trails as of March 9, if you prefer a place with rentals and gorgeously groomed trails.
And, there are also a couple of maple events and some virtual fun coming up:
- North Quality Live: Threats to Adirondack Water Quality (Virtual): March 11
- Ridiculous Adventures of a National Park Ranger: (Virtual): March 11
- Cross-Country Skiing at Boreas Pond: March 13
- Maple Workshops at Paul Smith’s: Advance Sap & Syrup Processing: March 13
- Maple Festival at Up Yonda Farm: March 13 & 20
- Ski Moose Pond: March 18
- Snowshoe Clear Pond: March 18
Looking ahead to Easter:
Some holiday events have been announced, including an Easter Basket Weaving Workshop at The View and a Bunny Hop Easter Festival at Adirondack Wildlife Refuge! Check out the Easter events >>