The summer events continue in the ADK! Coming up this weekend: The Ticonderoga Area Car Show, Stony Creek Mountain Days Festival, another county fair starts up, and more.
Ticonderoga Gears Up for Car Show! And More Fun Events
This Sunday, August 8, marks the 28th year for the Ticonderoga Area Car Show. A slew of awards will be given out, including but not limited to Best of Show Car, Best of Show Truck, Best of Show Motorcycle, Trail Riders Choice (Adirondack Trail Riders is a sponsor of the event), Fans Choice, Best Work in Progress, and Most Likely to Get Pulled Over.
Here’s what else is happening:
- Pendragon Theatre – The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe: August 5 (and other dates)
- Food Truck Fridays in Brant Lake: August 6
- Franklin County Fair in Malone: August 6 to 15
- Oxbow Lake Bass Tournament: August 7
- Raquette Lake Boat Parade & Fireworks: August 7
- Warren County Youth Fair in Warrensburg: August 7
- Champ Day in Port Henry: August 7
- Brant Lake Canoe Race: August 7
- Fort Ticonderoga’s Heroic Corn Maze Opens for the Season: August 7
- Fort Ticonderoga’s 20th Annual King’s Garden Party: August 7
- Moody Pond Ice Challenge Ice Cream Social in Saranac Lake: August 7
- Blue Mountain Sizzler 5K in Indian Lake: August 8
- Stony Creek Mountain Days Festival: August 8
- Franklin County Fair Street & Modified Truck Pull: August 9
- Hug-A-Tree – Survival Skills for Kids at Up Yonda Farm: August 11
- Plattsburgh Bluegrass Festival: August 12 – 15
- TWIGS Craft Fair in Speculator: August 12
3 Newsy Tidbits to Know Around the Park This Week
Stickwork Sculpture Work Is Underway at The Wild Center
Stick sculpture artist Patrick Dougherty is busy bending and weaving and snagging locally sourced saplings to create a larger-than-life sculpture at The Wild Center. Guests can look forward to this amazing art piece on August 21, when it should be ready. You can find it near the Wild Walk!
Interested in getting in on the project? They’re looking for volunteers to assist! Contact Leanne Favreau at firstname.lastname@example.org and find out more here: https://www.wildcenter.org/stickworkvolunteer/
Want a Better Internet Connection? Contact Your Town Supervisor
If you’re a resident of the Adirondack Park, and you don’t have great internet service because you’re in a rural area, you may be able to help make better broadband connection a reality.
It’s been talked about for years, but the Sun Community News reports that North Country officials believe there is a pathway to universal broadband coverage, with the help of grant money targeting remote locations. The thing is, “remote locations” is vague and details are still being ironed out as to what that includes.
Anyone who is unserved or underserved is asked to contact their Town Supervisor to be “put on the map.”
Forest Rangers Conduct Recent Back-to-Back Rescues
The DEC’s Ray Brook Dispatch performed two back-to-back rescues on July 31. The first was a hiker with an unstable lower leg injury in the Trap Dike on Mount Colden. He was found in a compromised location that required a technical rope rescue.
Forest Rangers were then redirected from the Trap Dike incident to coordinate a rescue near Indian Falls on the Van Ho Trail to Mount Marcy; this hiker had an ankle injury. Both hikers were successfully rescued, with the second one being transported to a local hospital for further care.