A major wine and food festival takes place in Lake George this weekend, the DEC announces the start of annual birding challenges and bass fishing season, and there’s a new business opening in Ticonderoga. Get your Adirondack news and events below!
Adirondack Wine & Food Fest & More Fun Events
Check out what’s going on:
- Olympic & Paralympic Day in Lake Placid: June 23
- Specialty Tour at Fort Ticonderoga – Cannon & Coffee: June 24 & 25
- 17th Annual Vintage Snowmobile National Show: June 24 – 26
- Tupper Lake Tinman Triathlon: June 25
- Kids Fishing Derby – Morehouse: June 25
- Raquette Lake Strawberry Festival: June 25
- Free Fishing Days in NY State: June 25 & 26
- Adirondack Wine & Food Festival in Lake George: June 25 & 26
- Tri-Lakes Pride (First Ever!): June 26
- Tannery Pond Community Center Turns 20: June 29
Birds, Bass & Business New Around the Park
Annual I Bird NY Challenges Announced by DEC
The DEC has announced the start of the 2022 I Bird NY challenges. There are two, one for those ages 16 and younger, and one for adult, experienced birders. Both allow for the opportunity to identify birds and learn more about bird life – and, a chance to win birding equipment!
One aspect that’s different this year is that the DEC will increase the chances of winning for participants who spot birds on a New York State Birding trail site.
The challenges run through October 14, and you can find the details below:
Black Bass Fishing Season Has Begun
Black bass fishing season, which includes largemouth and smallmouth bass, began on June 15 and goes through November 30. This start date is new for 2022; previously, it had been on the third Saturday in June. For most of the state there’s a catch-and-release season from December 1 through June 14. And of course, special regulations are in place for certain waters, which is outlined in the fishing regulations guide.
According to the Press-Republican, New York State has some of the best bass angling destinations in the nation, as evidenced by Bassmaster Magazine’s top 25 bass lakes in the Northeast for their 2021 roundup. Six of the 25 were in NY: St. Lawrence River, Lake Erie, Lake Champlain, Cayuga Lake, Oneida Lake, and Chautauqua Lake.
A New Salon/Spa Is Coming to Ticonderoga
Megan Scuderi, owner of Blee’s Floral Design, has purchased 107 Montcalm Street in Ticonderoga, reports Sun Community News, and plans to open Blee’s Salon & Spa on July 1.
The business will focus on manicures, pedicures, spray tans, facials, waxing, and lash lifts and tints, as well as haircuts and color for women and men.
Gloversville to Become a Little League Destination With “Field of Dreams”
Gloversville, just on the outskirts of the Adirondack Park, is about to get its own “Field of Dreams” with the Parkhurst Field. Home to the Guilderland Little League most recently, the $3.6 million renovation will encompass the main field in addition to three other baseball fields, lighting, a grandstand, a concession stand/clubhouse and – wait for it – a baseball museum.
There is hope that the field will become a prime destination for other little league teams, and construction is already underway. The improvements are expected to be completed by spring 2023.
Parkhurst Field opened in 1906. Professional baseball player/doctor Archibald “Moonlight” Graham (portrayed in the 1989 Field of Dreams film by Burt Lancaster) played on that very field in 1907, a fact that can only serve as good luck for this project.