Santa and the Mrs. will make an appearance in Warrensburg this weekend, there’s a Holiday Artisan Market you don’t want to miss in Lake George, and there’s more to catch up on in the Adirondacks.
From holiday happenings to virtual winter hiking workshops, here’s what’s going on:
- Virtual Winter Survival 101 Workshop With Adirondack Mountain Club: December 17
- Wild Lights at the Wild Center: December 17 – 19 (and other dates)
- Santa & Mrs. Claus at the Adirondack General Store: December 18
- Last-Minute Holiday Shopping at ADKX Store: December 18
- Christmas Bird Count With Lake George Land Conservancy: December 18
- Holiday Artisan Vendor Market it Lake George: December 18 & 19
- Virtual Winter 46 High Peaks Workshop With Adirondack Mountain Club: December 19
- A Seussified Christmas Carol at the Pendragon Theatre: through December 19
- Birds of Prey at Hotel Saranac: December 26
- Festival of Trees at the Hancock House: through December 31
- Holiday Festival of Lights in Lake George: through December 31
Your Quick News to Know Around the Park
Tupper Lake & Saranac Lake Highlighted by Travel Website
Two villages in the Park have been dubbed “under the radar” Adirondack vacation destinations. Getaway Mavens recently showcased Tupper Lake, in part because of The Wild Center, and Saranac Lake, as two prime places to visit in the Park, indicating that some visitors only think of Lake Placid. For Saranac Lake, the travel website recommends checking out the artsy, flourishing downtown, and a visit to the Saranac Laboratory Museum.
75th Anniversary of DEC Summer Camps Program & Early Registration
Parents and families are encouraged to register for the DEC summer camp season early, because 2022 will mark the 75th anniversary of the program, and they have a series of events and celebrations planned.
“Our summer camps provide opportunities for adventure and education as campers hike, fish, and spend time in nature as part of their week-long experience,” DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos said in a statement.
Registration opens March 6, 2022 at 1pm. You can find nearby camp options and further details here.
Adirondack Watershed Institute Awarded Grant for Lake Protection, Monitoring
Would you be surprised to learn that many of the Adirondack Park’s 3,000+ lakes and ponds have not been been surveyed for water quality for over 20 years? That may change in the near future.
Paul Smith’s College’s Adirondack Watershed Institute (AWI) has received a grant from the Lake Champlain Basin Program, reports Adirondack Almanack. The funds will go towards expanding the Adirondack Lake Assessment Program to better protect waterbodies in the Park, including assessing those individual lakes and ponds that haven’t been in a long time, if ever.