Explore a corn maze – haunted or otherwise – and see what else is happening around the ADK this weekend and beyond!
Halloween Happenings & More Events Around the Park
There are a lot of spooky events going on! Scroll down for another one covered in the “news” section.
- Adirondack Film Festival in Glens Falls & Virtually: October 14 – 17
- Carillon Boat Cruise at Fort Ticonderoga: through October 16 (the last of the season!)
- Oaktoberfest at Oak Mountain: October 16
- Heroic Corn Maze at Fort Ticonderoga: October 16 & 17 (the last of the season!)
- Wagon Ride to Haunted Woods Walk & Halloween Dinner in Lake Clear: October 16 & 23
- Fright Nights at Hunter Way Farm: October 16, 23, and 30
- Pumpkin Launching at Rulfs Orchard: October 16 & 17, and 23 & 24
- Lake Placid Film Festival: October 20 – 24
- Haunted Histories at Crown Point State Historic Site: October 22
- Haunted Corn Maze at Country Dreams Farm: October 22
- HalloweenFest in Ticonderoga: October 22 – 31
Extended Trout Season, A Spooky Event & A New Trail
New Catch-and-Release Trout Stream Season Starts October 16
The State’s new catch-and-release trout stream season begins October 16, the DEC announced. The season will run through March 31 and requires anglers to use only artificial lures. This program applies to trout streams only; trout fishing in lakes and ponds is prohibited after October 15, unless it’s a specific body of water that’s under a regulation that allows for angling.
“New York State’s new catch-and-release season in trout streams expands opportunities for anglers so they can enjoy the State’s trout stream fishing resources year-round,” DEC Commissioner Basil Segos said in a statement.
Happily, DEC biologists found that fishing during the spawning season will not result in negative fishery impacts. An Angler Use and Wild Trout Young-of-Year Recruitment Study will be conducted by the DEC to continue to monitor trout populations and gauge how the new regulations are faring.
Move Over Salem, MA, There Might Be Witches in Ticonderoga
The Ticonderoga Historical Society is hosting an event on October 22 that is sure to be a ghastly good time. Haunted Hancock: Ghostly Tales of Champlain takes place around a campfire at the Hancock House.
Program presenter Diane O’Connor told Adirondack Almanack that the group will be taking a look at the “darker side” of the Adirondack Park and Lake Champlain region. Tales will involve soldiers, trappers, witches, and more. This is a free program, but spaces are limited and it does fill up fast, so make reservations today!
New Trail in Chesterfield Celebrated With Poems
The new Benny’s Trail in the Eagle Mountain Wilderness Preserve is the result of a collaboration between The Northeast Wilderness Trust, the Adirondack Land Trust, and Champlain Area Trails. The three preservation groups recently invited poets Sylvia Karman and David Crews to read their works at the new trail.
The new section of trail is named for Benny Ostermiller, the grandfather of a donor who made the purchase of the Eagle Mountain tract possible. This trail is part of a larger preservation plan for the tract, which serves as a migration pathway for many animals between Lake Champlain and the High Peaks.
Why poems? There’s a new collaboration between land trusts and artists to help raise awareness of the land and ecosystems we must protect. You can read more about the movement at writingtheland.org.