The Seagle Festival’s “Hello Dolly” runs through this Saturday, a museum announces major changes, and there’s more to know with news and events this week in the Adirondack Park.
Theatrical Performances, Guided Hikes & More Exciting Events
Here’s what’s happening:
- The Battle of Carillon Commemoration at Fort Ticonderoga: July 8
- Food Truck Fridays in Brant Lake: July 8
- 11th Annual Runabout Rendezvous in Saranac Lake: July 9
- Woods Walk – Birds & Blooms at AIC: July 9
- Hickory Bands, Brews & BBQ: July 9
- Chestertown Summerfest: July 9
- Seagle Festival – Hello, Dolly!: through July 9
- 45th Annual Mayor’s Cup Regatta in Plattsburgh: July 9
- Wildlife Wednesday – American Black Bears at AIC: July 13
- Seagle Festival’s Children’s Opera – The Three Bears: July 14
- Adirondack Canoe Symposium at Paul Smith’s: July 14 – 17
News to Know With a Museum, a Hiker Rescue & Cool Collages
Lake Placid Olympic Museum Unveils a New Vibe
The Lake Placid Olympic Museum has been undergoing renovations, and recently revealed its new look and feel ahead of the museum’s reopening this fall. The museum is currently in a temporary location in the Lake Placid Conference Center, and will end up back in their new, expanded place in the new Miracle Plaza at the Olympic Center.
A new logo is included with the new look, which encompasses larger spaces, redesigned exhibits, and a revived mission to not just educate, but to motivate: “In our new spaces, we will give visitors an experience that will inspire awe,” Museum Director Alison Haas said in a statement. “Our goal is to allow this amazing history to ignite the courage in all of us to dream and do. We want to inspire greatness in every one of us.”
Stay tuned for a new website from the museum, and more info on its reopening as we get closer to fall.
Recent Hiker Rescue Imparts Important Wisdom
Adirondack Explorer reported on the Dix Pond Swamp rescue that took place on Wednesday, June 22. The hiker was in good shape, was an experienced cyclist, and brought rain gear, a GPS device, and other necessities on his June 19 hike.
Days passed as he got turned around and ultimately lost in the swamp; he was reportedly unfamiliar with his GPS device and lost his compass. His wife, back at their home in Singapore, was tracking him through an app and called for help when his signal was lost. He stayed alive by drinking swamp water.
A couple key takeaways here are that 1) The man was in good shape, but not from hiking, from cycling. Being in top physical health may not be enough when it comes to hiking Adirondack backcountry. He was hiking alone, and probably would have profited from going with an experienced friend or a guide.
And 2) Although he came prepared with gear and equipment, he wasn’t as practiced with it as he perhaps should have been. Further, he didn’t have the necessities for spending the night in the woods; always come prepared for an unexpected overnight trip.
Artist of the Month Focuses on “Cut & Paste” Collages
July’s Artist of the Month at Adirondack Artist Guild, Anastasia Osolin, is known for her found-object assemblage sculptures. However, this new exhibit centers around cut paper collages created entirely with found imagery from a wide assortment of places, including astronomy textbooks.
The show runs through August 2, and had an opening reception last Friday. The gallery at 52 Main Street in Saranac Lake is open Monday through Saturday from 11am to 5pm, and Sunday 11am to 3pm. Masks are required.
Calypso’s Cove Will Not Open This Season
Enchanted Forest Water Safari in Old Forge opened on June 15 to delight of water park-lovers everywhere. However, the amusement park recently posted that Calypso’s Cove, the family-friendly fun center next to Enchanted Forest, will not open this season due to staffing issues. Enchanted Forest will be open through Labor Day.
- Adirondack Explorer: Missing hiker found after days in Dix Pond swamp