Solidify those plans for the holiday weekend in the Adirondacks, whether you’re looking for Fourth fireworks, a youth fishing derby, or a boat parade. Local news this week includes a fun new experience for those visiting the Park this summer!
Fourth of July Fun & Upcoming Events in the Adirondacks
Here’s what’s happening:
- Piseco Auxiliary Rummage Sale: July 1 & 2
- Ticonderoga’s Best 4th in the North: July 1 – 4
- Kids Fishing Derby in Indian Lake: July 2
- Chicken BBQ & Fourth Fireworks in Newcomb: July 2
- Indian Lake Fourth of July: July 2
- Santanoni Gate Lodge Tours: July 2 & 3
- Forge Festival of Arts & Crafts: July 3 & 4
- Schroon Lake Fourth of July: July 4
- Tupper Lake Fourth of July: July 4
- Lake Placid Fourth of July: July 4
- Long Lake Fourth of July: July 4
- Saranac Lake Fourth of July: July 4
- Brant Lake Boat Parade: July 4
- Raquette Lake Tie Dye Workshop: July 6
- Beneath Fortress Walls at Fort Ticonderoga: July 6
Rail to River, A Giant Tree & More ADK News
Try the Rail to River Experience, Available Through August
Revolution Rail has teamed up with Beaver Brook Outfitters for a Rail to River experience – a six-mile railbike ride followed by a float on the river back to their station on a tube.
Rail to River is available Tuesdays and Saturdays on the North Bridge run through the end of August.
Find out more here: https://www.revrail.com/railbiking-rides/tracks-to-tubes/
Lake Champlain Cover Crop Program Needs Farmer Assistance
Farmers in Warren, Washington, Clinton, Essex, and Franklin counties are being asked to participate in the Lake Champlain Cover Crop Program to help protect the lake, reports News 10 ABC. Efforts including reducing soil erosion and runoff, and those who join are required to take part in a specified Agricultural Environmental Management program.
Lake Champlain is the sixth largest body of water in the US, at 107 miles long and 14 miles wide.
A Giant Tree Has Been Discovered Near Bolton
Adirondack Explorer reports on what is likely to be the tallest tree in New York State. A white pine that measured 174 feet, 3 inches tall was recently discovered near Bolton by tree enthusiast Erik Danielson.
Measuring trees is not only fun and interesting, but the data collected can be used to study climate change.
There’s a New Store to Check Out in Crown Point
The Witch Over North, known for their crystals, sage, incense, and other spiritual items, had primarily operated online and at festivals. But now, they have a retail space at 2378 Main Street in Crown Point.
The store is open Wednesday and Thursday 9am to 4:30pm, and Friday and Saturday 10am to 6pm. Check out them at witchovernorth.com.