Mother’s Day is this weekend along with I Love My Park Day, Adirondack attractions are opening for the season soon, including Fort Ticonderoga, and there’s more to check out around the Park this week!
I Love My Park Day, Mother’s Day & More Upcoming Events
Here’s what’s coming up:
- Bird Banding at Crown Point State Historic Park: May 6 – 21
- National Small Business Week in Ticonderoga: through May 7
- Fort Ticonderoga 2022 Season Opening Day: May 7
- I Love My Park Day at Crown Point State Historic Park: May 7
- Grounded 5K Run/Walk in Saranac Lake: May 7
- Annual Flower Hike Up Hadley Mountain: May 7
- Salamander Saturday at the AIC: May 7
- Fire & Ice in Inlet: May 8
- Men’s Rowing Race in Long Lake: May 8
Summer Attractions, Farmers Market News & A Call for Santa Claus
Adirondack Summer Attractions Are Open or Will Be Open Soon
It’s an exciting time of year, when winter activities wrap up and the warm weather fun starts. Here’s a rundown on some of the top attractions in the Park, and when you can expect to get in on the fun:
- Adirondack Adventure Center in Lake Luzerne opens for whitewater rafting and lazy river tubing on May 28; treetop adventures are open on weekends now, and will be open daily starting on June 18.
- Adirondack River Outfitters in North River will open their guided Black River whitewater rafting trips on May 6, and Hudson River rafting opens May 7.
- Ausable Chasm’s five miles of trails are open daily now; raft tours and most other activities start May 20, river/weather permitting.
- Circle B Ranch in Chestertown will start their guided horseback trail rides on May 14.
- Fort Ticonderoga opens for their season May 7.
- High Falls Gorge in Wilmington opened for their summer season April 30.
- Natural Stone Bridge & Caves in Pottersville opens for their summer season May 20.
- Revolution Rail of North Creek’s South River Run opened May 1, the North Bridge Run and Hadley Bridge Run begins May 7, and the Stony Creek Warrensburg route opens June 10.
Two Farmers Markets Combine, But Stick to Separate Locations
The farmers markets in Lake Placid and Saranac Lake are now operating under one umbrella, the High Peaks Farmers Market, reports the Press Republican. The Adirondack North Country Association is providing organizational support, and will be hiring a part-time manager to oversee the two markets.
The High Peaks Farmers Market in Lake Placid takes place outside Green Goddess Natural Foods at 2051 Saranac Avenue on Wednesdays from 10am to 1pm, June 14 through September 14. The High Peaks Farmers Market at Riverside Park in Saranac Lake is on Saturdays from 9am to 1pm, May 28 to October 8.
On a related note, the Ticonderoga Area Farmers Market, which will run on Saturdays from 10am to 1pm, July 9 to September 24, will operate out of a new location. You can find this market downtown, behind Glens Falls National Bank.
Santa Claus Needed for Summer Parade
The classic 4th of July parade that takes place in Ticonderoga each year as part of Best 4th in the North is looking for a Santa Claus to participate in the parade this year as a special guest, to coincide with the theme, “Christmas in July.”
If you’ve ever volunteered as the big man at a Breakfast for Santa event, worked as Kris Kringle at a mall, or otherwise feel confident about channeling your inner Santa Claus, message the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce or Downtown Ticonderoga on Facebook.
- The Press Republican: New name and host for Lake Placid, Saranac Lake Farmers Markets