Memorial Day celebrations, a museum opening for the season, a chance to see beavers, and more – get all the latest happenings in the Adirondacks below!
Events to Enjoy Through Memorial Day Weekend & Beyond
Here’s what’s happening:
- Opening Day at Adirondack Experience: May 27
- Carillon Boat Cruises at Fort Ticonderoga: starts May 27
- Great Adirondack Garage Sale: May 27 – 29
- Party on the Park in Tupper Lake: May 28
- Discovery Series – Beavers at Amy’s Park: May 28
- Ticonderoga Elks Lodge – Drive-Thru Chicken BBQ: May 28
- Memorial Day Weekend at Fort Ticonderoga: May 28 – 29
- Bazaar With Parade & Tractor Pull in Champlain: May 29
- Bird Walk at AIC: May 29
- Crown Point Memorial Day Celebration: May 29 & 30
- Long Lake Memorial Day Ceremony: May 30
- Wreath Laying Ceremony in Inlet: May 30
Quick News Around the Park With Bikes, Park Improvements & Food
First Year of New Community Service Program Goes Well in Long Lake
The Town of Long Lake Parks & Rec has teamed up with Bike Long Lake to launch a new program where local kids can work for credit towards a new mountain bike. The initiative is called Bike Long Lake, and it was created following the opening of the 2km of mountain bike trails on Mt. Sabattis in 2021.
Open to children in Long Lake and Raquette Lake between third grade and twelfth, the young participants completed 23 community projects over March, April, and May. The work included anything from tapping trees for syrup to helping out with home renovations. Last Saturday, 18 kids received mountain bikes along with Cannondale helmets and a Bike Long Lake sticker.
Outdoor Recreation Initiatives Announced for Adirondacks & Catskills
An impressive $8 million budget from the State Environmental Protection Fund has been earmarked for the Adirondack and Catskill Parks for the 2022 to 2023 State Budget, reports Adirondack Almanack. Projects revolve around protecting public safety, visitor use management, visitor education, and sustainable trail development.
A few specifics highlighted for the Adirondacks include the hiring of 29 Assistant Forest Rangers, the addition of more portable toilets to help alleviate the waste problem, an expansion of the successful Hiker Information Station program that was implemented last year, and the DOT is working on a project to replace concrete barriers and portions of guard rail along three segments of Route 73. The guard rail will be replaced with a railing that allows for better views while maintaining safety.
Live in the Central Adirondack Regional Corridor? Take This Food Survey
The Mohawk Valley Economic Development District has teamed up with Cornell Cooperative Extension and LivingADK to launch an online survey, live now, to gather data on how much locally grown, nutritious food makes its way into the Park’s communities. You’ll report on your experiences at grocery stores, farmers markets, and restaurants. Those who participate in the survey with be entered into a drawing for a $100 Visa gift card.
The survey is specifically geared towards those in the Central Adirondack Regional Corridor – Route 28 from Forestport to Long Lake. If that’s you, find the survey here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdknd4XH1Srjqk7OkZ6YTuwCVMZ3s7oeNPJIHeQH32RxlWiSQ/viewform