Experience a living history reenactment at Fort Ticonderoga before the weather turns super cold, see what other events are happening around the Park, and read up on four newsworthy mentions, including a proposed resort near Whiteface Mountain.
Events Coming Up This Weekend Into Next Week
Here’s what’s happening:
- Lake Placid Children’s Theatre – Hansel & Gretel: November 4 to 6
- Field of Flags at Fort William Henry: November 5 to 12
- Living History Event at Fort Ticonderoga: November 6
- BluSeed Studios Fall Harvest Benefit & Open House: November 6
- Holiday Shopping Day at the Adirondack Folk School: November 6
- Dannemora Fall Craft Fair: November 6 & 7
- Free Fishing Days in NYS: November 11
- Cans for Kids: November 13
Increased Access to the High Peaks & More News to Know
Open Space Institute Completes Public Access Projects
The Open Space Institute announced the completion of a series of projects intended to improve public access to the Adirondac Upper Works, which now serves as an entrance to the High Peaks Wilderness Area. The property also provides easy access to Henderson Lake for kayaking and canoeing, and the land consists of three trailheads that lead to scenic trails complete with historic signage.
You can read more here: https://www.openspaceinstitute.org/news/open-space-institute-announces-completion-of-adirondac-upper-works-project-to-improve-public-access-in-the-adirondacks
A 355-Acre Resort is Proposed Near Whiteface Mountain
Adirondack Explorer reports that a subdivision project in Jay has gone before the Adirondack Park Agency, who is inviting comments through December 3. The proposed resort would include 20 townhomes, 60 villas, 18 real estate properties, six mansions, and up to 72 hotel units.
It is one of the largest projects to go before the agency. Developer Eric Stackman has experience building luxury high-rises and restaurants in South Florida but is now seeking to expand to the Northeast.
You can file a comment here: https://apa.ny.gov/Hearings/ApaCommentPopup.cfm?ProjectNumber=2021-0248
Upstate NY Family of 5 Conquers 46 Peaks & Looks to Keep Going
WWNY Channel 7 of Watertown showcased a Lyons Falls family who recently became 46ers. The couple and their three children ages 6, 9, and 10, took five months to climb all 46 High Peaks, finishing in October of this year, but they’re not done yet. They aim to become Northeast 111ers, which means they have 65 more peaks to go. Wow!
Know an Artistic Middle Schooler? Have Them Enter This DEC Contest
The Create a Watershed Super Hero Calendar Contest (say that five times fast) has been announced by the DEC and is open to grades 6 through 8 in New York State public and private schools. One poster per student, and the deadline is January 7, 2022.
The 8 1/2 by 11 inch poster with a landscape layout must clearly convey the theme “Creating a Watershed Super Hero can be an inspiration for positive environmental action.” Any type of media can be used. Copyrighted characters and clipart cannot. Winning posters will be compiled for distribution as part of a 2022 calendar.
Find out more here: https://www.dec.ny.gov/education/32108.html