Editor’s Note (3/11/2022 3PM): Please be aware that the Chestertown St. Patrick’s Day Parade has been postponed from March 12 to March 19 due to possible stormy weather.
It’s March, and you know what that means in the Park: St. Patrick’s Day and maple! Get all the fun happenings below, and read up on three quick news tidbits to know around the ADK, including a new daily flight to New York City.
St. Patrick’s Day & More Sensational Events
Here are our top picks for upcoming events:
- Luminary Lantern Snowshoe Hike at AIC: March 11
- Lake George Winterfest: through March 11
- Maple Festival at Up Yonda Farm: March 12
- Chestertown St. Patrick’s Day Parade: (POSTPONED to March 19)
- Kunkjamuck Giant Slalom Race: March 12
- Irish Road Bowling in Indian Lake: March 12
- Thurman Maple Days – Weekend 1: March 12 & 13
- American Regimental Coats at Fort Ticonderoga: March 12 & 13
See all the St. Patrick’s Day events and specials >>
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3 Newsy Tidbits to Know Around the Park
You Can Now Fly From Saranac Lake to NYC
As of the first of this month, Adirondack Regional Airport (SLK) is offering a daily nonstop flight to and from New York City’s JFK International Airport via Cape Air. Adirondack Daily Enterprise reports that the first flight on March 1 included three passengers and two pilots. The airline has seen a mix of people flying for business, college students traveling from school back home or vice versa, and “sightseers.” You can book on their website at adirondackairport.com.
Adirondacks Show Evidence of the Ice Age
According to Sun Community News, Ausable Chasm along with some of the Park’s waterfalls are “secondary products” of the Ice Age. The publication interviewed geography lecturer Dr. Anthony Grande about the Park’s fascinating connection to this period in our history. Apparently at one point, an over-a-mile-thick glacier covered all the mountains in the region, and some of the ice lingered on, such as at Whiteface Mountain, in the form of alpine glaciers. It makes one think about how vital it is to leave no trace, and protect the region’s land and wildlife.
Invasive Fish Sets Its Sights on Lake Champlain
Environmental advocates in New York State and Vermont are advocating for New York to close a lock in the Champlain Canal to stop an invasive species from entering. The goby, a small but reportedly aggressive fish, was found in the Hudson River for the first time in the summer of 2021. The canal locks are currently closed for the season, but are scheduled to open on May 20. The Nature Conservancy is calling on officials to keep Lake Champlain Canal Lock C7 closed until a more permanent solution can be found.
You can read from the Nature Conservancy here: https://preserve.nature.org/page/99172/action/1?sf160258085=1
Look ahead to spring in the ADK >>
- Adirondack Daily Enterprise: First flights to NYC fly out of Lake Clear
- Sun Community News: Evidence of the Ice Age found in the Adirondack region
- VTDigger: Environmentalists raise alarm about invasive fish in Hudson River, move to protect Lake Champlain