It’s the last chance for kiddos to check out a temporary, interactive kinetic playground at the North Country Children’s Museum in Potsdam, there’s an update on the AMR reservation system, and an Adirondack Park restaurant looks to expand.
Check Out Events Happening This Week Through Next Weekend
Here’s what’s coming up:
- Illuminated Kinetic Art Playground at NCCM: through January 9
- Guided Hike at Point au Roche State Park: January 9
- Mountainfest in Keene Valley: January 14 – 17
- Long Lake Winter Carnival: January 15
- 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 in Newcomb: January 16
- Lake George Winterfest: through March 11
As most events don’t take place until next weekend, this weekend might be a great time to purchase your Winterfest wristband so you can experience a fun winter activity like dog sledding or sleigh rides in the Adirondacks!
News Around the Park: AMR Reservations, A Restaurant Expansion & More
AMR Reservations Staying for at Least Another 2 Years
Over this past hiking season, the Adirondack Mountain Reserve tested a pilot reservation program, wherein you had to reserve your parking spot ahead of time online; this was intended to cut back on traffic, parking, and over-hiking issues.
The State and AMR listened to public feedback (which has been mixed) throughout the season, and made adjustments as needed, such as the addition of a one-way gate to allow hikers leaving to be able to get back to their cars late.
According to Adirondack Explorer, the reservation system will continue to be tested at the AMR for at least the next two years. This is private land and does not apply to other hiking areas in the Adirondacks.
Popular Ticonderoga Restaurant Expands, But Will Stay the Same
The 1950s-themed Burleigh’s Luncheonette of downtown Ticonderoga will be expanding the restaurant to better reflect their current business, reports Sun Community News.
They’ve gone from quick-serve lunches to a full-service restaurant, and thus renovations will include a new kitchen, handicap-accessible restrooms, new seating, and additional improvements.
Despite the renovations, the eatery will continue to embody the same retro atmosphere and fun vibe patrons have come to enjoy.
Adirondack Artists Guild to Host Benefit Show
The Adirondack Artists Guild is hosting an art show and silent auction to benefit the High Peaks Hospice. “Transition” runs from January 7 to 30, and includes one or two pieces from each of the 14 guild members.
The show will also be available online, and people can call the gallery to place bids during business hours or can bid in person. There is no formal reception for this show, however, representatives from the hospice will be at the gallery from 4pm to 6pm tomorrow, January 7, to greet visitors and start the bidding.
You can find out more at their website: https://www.adirondackartistsguild.com/
Generous Acts at Adirondack Foundation Accepting Applications Now
Generous Acts at Adirondack Foundation, a group that works to enhance the lives of people in the Adirondack region, is accepting grant applications from now through February 1. Nonprofits, schools, and communities in the Adirondack region are encouraged to apply.
You can find out more or make a donation to Generous Acts here: https://www.adirondackfoundation.org/granting/apply-grant/apply-generous-acts