See what’s going on this weekend with a winter carnival and other winter-related events, plus read up on the latest ADK happenings with a potential brewery expansion and more.
Long Lake Winter Carnival Is This Weekend & More Fun ADK Events
The Long Lake Winter Carnival just may be the first winter carnival of the season in the Adirondacks! Click through to the event listing for the schedule, and see what else is happening:
- Mountainfest in Keene Valley: January 14 – 17
- Youth Snowmobile Safety Course in Inlet: January 15
- Animal Tracking for Beginners at Point au Roche State Park: January 15
- Cock-A-Doodle-Shoe 5K/10K Snowshoe Race in Saranac: January 16
- Full Moon Snowshoe at the AIC: January 16
- Lake George Winterfest: through March 11
News Around the Park This Week With Parade Marshals, a Potential Brewery Expansion & More
Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Grand Marshals Surprised to be Chosen
The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee has declared Stacy (Allott) Annis and Jay Annis as the 2022 Grand Marshals for the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival parade. The couple lives on Lake Flower with two dogs, where they can enjoy views of the Ice Palace from their back deck.
According to Adirondack Daily Enterprise, the couple does not know who nominated them for the job, and were surprised to hear about it, but told the publication they are “psyched” and are learning what they need to know. The parade is on February 12; the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival runs February 4 to 13.
Raquette River Brewing Sets Sights on a New Location
Adirondack Explorer reports that Tupper Lake recently received a “package of public grants” totaling over $13 million. The Oval Wood Dish Complex (a closed down factory) will be brought back to life with commercial businesses, housing, and more.
Raquette River Brewing has expressed interest in taking over part of the commercial space that will be available. Nothing is finalized yet, but if plans come to fruition, the brewery will be able to expand into a 22,000-square-foot space.
Want to Support Outdoor Recreation in NYS? Buy Trail Supporter Patches
The DEC has announced the launch of the latest New York State Trail Supporter Patches. The 2022 patches include five different designs that represent outdoor recreation in this state, including hiking and cross-country skiing.
Each of the five types of patches will be available for a limited time; the full set is available at any time. A single patch is $5, and the series is $25. All funds go towards outdoor recreation projects.
The patches can be purchased at any sporting license sales outlet or online here: https://decals.licensing.east.kalkomey.com/
Read more and see pictures of the patches: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/303e63e
Ice Fishing on Lake Champlain? Be Prepared to Share Your Experience
Speaking of the DEC, they have launched the second annual ice fishing creel surveys for Lake Champlain, to be conducted now through March.
“Last year’s ice fishing creel surveys provided valuable data,” DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos said in a statement. “Continuing that work. . .will help us better understand what anglers are targeting and catching so we can evaluate and adjust our management practices as needed.”
The 2022 survey will take place at four access points, and anglers coming off the ice will be asked to participate by basically sharing how they spent their day fishing. Data being collected will include target species, number caught, size, etc.
Find more info here: https://www.dec.ny.gov/press/124452.html
The Adirondack Carousel is (Almost) Back in Action
The Adirondack Carousel in Saranac Lake posted on Tuesday that they’ll be back up and running starting tomorrow, January 14; they’ve been closed for the past three months.
To celebrate, they’re offering free rides on Saturday, January 15, from 10am to 4pm. Enjoy!