If you celebrate Easter and are looking for fun events or dining specials, keep reading! Then, check out quick news around the Adirondack Park, including a new disc golf course.
Easter Egg Hunts, Dining Specials & More ADK Events
Check out what’s happening:
- CATS Trail Project at Long Pond: April 16
- Lake Luzerne Easter Egg Hunt: April 16
- Hunter Way Farm’s Easter Festival: April 16
- Easter Egg Hunt at Old Forge Library: April 16
- Nettle Meadow Farm Easter Egg Hunt: April 16
- Downtown Easter Celebration in Plattsburgh: April 16
- StarLab at Up Yonda Farm: April 16, 22, and 23
- Easter Sunday in Crown Point: April 17
- Easter Brunch at Friends Lake Inn: April 17
- Easter Dinner at Garnet Hill Lodge: April 17
- Open Mic Night at The Great Hall Bar: April 20
A New Disc Golf Course, Bears Out of Hibernation & 2 ADK Organizations to Merge
Disc Golf Comes to Garnet Hill Lodge
Garnet Hill Lodge in North River announced they will add a 9-hole disc golf course in late spring, which will begin at their Outdoor Center and make its way around the Log House. In their recent Facebook post, they described the course as challenging but fun, and appropriate for both beginners and experienced players.
DEC Issues Guidance to Reduce Bear Conflicts
Baby bunnies and fawns aren’t the only wild animals you might see come springtime. It’s also that time of year when bears are waking up from hibernation – and they will be hungry!
The DEC issued guidance earlier this month for New Yorkers to take down bird feeders and secure garbage to avoid potential conflicts with black bears. Outdoor pet and livestock feed can also attract bears. You can read more about bears and safety from the DEC here.
Two Adirondack Organizations Plan to Merge Over a Shared Goal
Adirondack Almanack reports that the Adirondack Lake Survey Corporation (ALSC) and the Ausable River Association (AsRA) have declared plans for a merger. The ALSC is a nonprofit that works to assess the chemical and biological status of lakes in the Park; they’re responsible for the longest-running Adirondack scientific lake assessment that includes 52 lakes. The Ausable River Association, one might infer from the name, has a more specific focus on one Adirondack waterway.
Also a nonprofit, the AsRA works cooperatively with landowners, government agencies, and others to protect the wild, scenic, and recreational resources of the Ausable River Watershed. They’ll continue to focus on the Ausable River Watershed, but while providing assistance and staff elsewhere, and continuing to work collaboratively with the ALSC and others. If all goes according to plan the merger should be confirmed by the end of the year.
If you’re interested in protecting the Ausable River, you can check out an Earth Day cleanup coming up next weekend.
- Adirondack Almanack: Adirondack Lake Survey Corp Explores Merger With Ausable River Association