Get the latest below on festivals and other events coming up, find out what the first fall foliage report of the season says, and check out more Adirondack news to know!
The Fall Events Are Starting! And Other Happenings
Here’s what’s going on:
- Monster Trucks at the Clinton County Fair: September 10 & 11
- Teddy Roosevelt Weekend in Newcomb: September 10 – 12
- Rustic Furniture Street Fair in Blue Mountain Lake: September 10 – 12
- Adirondack Canoe Classic – The 90 Miler: September 10 – 12
- Wilmington Festival of Colors: September 11
- Dam Duck Race in Lake Placid: September 11
- Lake Placid Community Day & Picnic: September 12
- Lost Lake at Pendragon Theatre: through September 12
- Battle of Plattsburgh Commemoration: through September 12
- Adirondack Harvest Festival & Open Farm Week: September 13 – 19
- Tour of Colonel Peck’s Farm & Cemetery: September 14
- Third Thursday ArtWalk in Saranac Lake: September 16
3 Things to Know This Week Around the ADK
Ausable River Association Undergoes Massive Restoration Project
The Ausable River Association and Town of Jay have just embarked on a 13-phase, years-long program to restore the Ausable River, reports Adirondack Explorer. Over 100 years ago the river was manipulated to be shallower, wider, and straighter to better ship logs downstream; this results in excess flooding and land erosion. Work began last week.
Saranac Lake Civic Center Receives Half a Million Dollars for Upgrades
Speaking of restorations, the Saranac Lake Civic Center is about to get a big one. Retired Goldman Sachs CEO Barrie Wigmore and his wife Dee Dee donated $500,000 to a fundraising campaign for the Saranac Lake Civic Center, reports Adirondack Daily Enterprise. This is a sizable chunk of the $6 million project, which is expected to be completed ahead of the World University Games in 2023.
Fall Foliage Report Updated for the First Time This Season
I Love NY’s Fall Foliage Report that all New York leaf peeping enthusiasts live and die by every year has been updated for the first time this season yesterday, September 8. Colors (about 5 to 10 percent color change) have officially been spotted or are expected to change this weekend in Tupper Lake, Saranac Lake, and the Lake Placid/Wilmington area.
See the full report: https://www.iloveny.com/things-to-do/fall/foliage-report/