THINGS TO DO
We know Spring is here, when even our beautiful north country is warming up. Everything seems to be starting anew. Check out the Adirondack Museum and it's spring and summer programs, Lake Colby Ice Fishing Derby in March, Father's Day Fishing Derby in June, the annual Can-Am Hockey Tournament in April take one of the Adirondack Park Visitors Interpretive center 's "Guided Walks", and just enjoy this amazing time of year.
A visit to the Olympic Venues should not be passed up. The Olympic Ski Jumping Complex will dazzle you with year round ski jumping and the incredible freestyle performances. For a truly breathtaking view, ride the chair lift and elevator to the top, and see the Adirondacks as you have never seen them before. During December and March, try a tube ride down the outrun at the base of the jumps. Of course, what would the 4th of
July be without fireworks. Well, you won't be disappointed. There are fireworks demonstrations in any one of the many towns and villages in the area. Check out beautiful Lake Flower in Saranac Lake. There are as many spectators in boats as are on the ground.
If you lean more towards active participation, rather than observation, try out the new downhill mountain biking trails at Whiteface Mountain. There are rentals available at the Base Lodge, and trails for intermediate to "crazy". Weather and special events may affect the operating hours, so it is a good idea to call ahead. In August be sure to make time for the second annual Whiteface Mountain Native American Festival. Music, crafts, storytelling, and more make for a truly memorable weekend.
It would be impossible to list everything there is to do in this beautiful area. If history is your game, visit any one of a number of historic "Great Camps". These beautiful homes will surely bring a bit of Adirondack nostalgia to you. The Olympic center in Lake Placid is busy throughout the year, with ice-skating competitions, both amateur and professional. Whatever your choice, you will not be disappointed. Enjoy!!
North American Snowshoe Classic:
Long and short distance racers from the U.S. and Canada compete in this annual event.
Saranac Lake Winter Orienteering Weekend: Competitors race between "controls" on ski or snowshoes, by day and night, relying on a map, a compass and their wits!
Tri-Lakes Snowmobile Club Poker Run: A great opportunity for snowmobilers to ride miles of groomed trails and win prizes.
Saranac Lake Winter Carnival: The oldest Winter Carnival in the eastern U.S. features its trademark ice palace and a full week of sporting events, concerts,
theatre presentations, parades, fireworks and much, much more.
Lake Colby Ice Fishing Derby:The Saranac Lake Fish & Game Club offers a variety of prizes in this popular event.
Icebreaker Canoe Race:The Saranac Lake area canoe race season begins with a five mile, "just for fun" race on the Saranac River.
Round The Mountain Canoe Race: A 10-mile canoe race, followed by a food and music festival.
Father's Day Fishing Derby: All day long on Lake Colby, for kids only.
The Great International Steamboat Regatta: Antique steamboat from the US and Canada tour Lake Flower, Lower and Middle Saranac Lake.
June Bug Run: Children's race and 5k run/walk.
Festival of the Lakes: Region-wide arts festival centered in Saranac Lake.
Fourth of July: Kiddie parade, park concert, fireworks.
Willard Hanmer Guideboat & Canoe Race: A full day of boat races on Lake Flower and the Saranac River: guideboats, canoes, rowing shells and war canoes along with a community picnic.
Mason's Craft Fair/Flea Market: New and used, handmade and homemade is the fare at this fund raising event.
Craftfest: The largest juried art show in the North Country.
Adirondack Wildlife Festival: Workshops, nature hikes, music, storytelling crafts and more at the Adirondack Park Visitors Interpretive center.
NEACA Gun Show: A definite stop for all gun collectors.
Adirondack Antique Show & Sale: A wide variety of antiques and collectibles will be displayed at this popular event held in the historic Harrietstown Town Hall.
JULY & AUGUST
Downtown Thursday Night: Music, magic, storytelling and more are featured at the Berkeley Green every Thursday evening throughout the summer.
Friday Night in the Park Concert Series: Free concerts on Friday evenings in July and August.
Can-Am Rugby Tournament: Over 100 teams from the U.S. and Canada compete in North America's largest tournament.
Come To The Fair Book Sale: A wide selection of books and other items will be available at the Library's annual fund raiser.
Paint & Palette Show: An art show and sale featuring works by regional artists.
Cabin Fever Quilters Quilt Show: The fine art of quilting is displayed by this talented group.
St. Regis bridge Tournament: bridge players will enjoy the ambience of the Hotel Saranac during this annual event.
Bloomingdale Fire Department Field Day: Games, food and fun for the entire family.
Adirondack Canoe Classic: A 90-mile journey through the heart of the wilderness, from Old Forge to Saranac Lake; three days of adventure, friendly competition and Adirondack hospitality.
Sparkle Village: Downtown Saranac Lake sparkles with thousands of tiny white lights and a variety of special holiday events
including the arrival of Santa Claus, fashion show, craft show, community Christmas caroling and much more.
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