Here’s what’s on the roster in the ADK this week: fall festivals, fitness festivals, new bike trails, a potential plan for trail maintenance throughout the Park, and more!
Fall Fun Is in Full Swing Around the Park
Classic fall events and more worthwhile happenings are coming up this weekend:
- The World’s Largest Garage Sale in Warrensburg: October 1 – 3
- Heritage, Harvest & Horse Festival at Fort Ticonderoga: October 2
- Oktoberfest at Titus Mountain: October 2
- OctoBEARfest in Long Lake: October 2
- Hickory Octoberfest Bands, Brews & BBQ in Warrensburg: October 2
- Amy’s Adventure Race for the Lake in Bolton Landing: October 2
- Adirondack Mountain Bike Festival at McCauley Mountain: October 2 & 3
- Adirondack Marathon Distance Festival in Schroon Lake: October 2 & 3
- Fall Litter Cleanup – Hudson River Recreation Area: October 3
New Trails & More ADK News to Know
New Bike Trails Coming to Mt. Sabattis Recreation Area
This Friday, October 1, the Town of Long Lake Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Department officially opens 2km of newly built mountain bike/shared use trails at the Mt. Sabattis Recreation Area in Long Lake.
The Recreation Area is also home to an outdoor ice skating rink, tennis and basketball courts, a sledding hill, pavilion, the S80 Powerline Snowmobile Trail, skateboard ramps, a spur route to the Northville-Placid Trail, and it offers a great view of the Town of Long Lake.
The official opening of the trails will include a dedication ceremony and tours, and the public is welcome to attend. (And is encouraged to bring running shoes, hiking boots, bikes, and helmets!)
Adirondack Council Proposes Plan to Fund Trail Maintenance & Construction
The Adirondack Council has asked for funding for trail maintenance and improvements, according to the Daily Gazette. Many trails in the Park were established before proper trail maintenance practices had been implemented, and they basically run straight up a mountain. These trails are now suffering from serious erosion and widening issues, and are vulnerable to washouts.
One study conducted by the Council found that trails that exceed a slope of 8% suffer the worst erosion; 167 miles of trails in the High Peaks alone exceed this 8% mark. The proposal is to use money raised by an environmental bond act, to go up for approval next year, to fund new trail maintenance and development.
Frontier Town A-Frame Stands Tall Again
The Frontier Town A-Frame in North Hudson, which closed in 1988, celebrated a soft opening last Saturday, September 25, reports Sun Community News. The A-Frame is a restaurant, coffee shop, gift shop, and camp store, but developer Muhammad Ahmad hopes to see it expand to include an outfitter as well.
The community turned out to not just check out the restored facility, but to thank Ahmad for bringing it back to life.