Hadley Offers Free Third Thursdays (August 17) Guided Hikes and Tours

Hadley Mountain Fire tower
Come, Explore, Discover a little gem in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains at the confluence of the Great Sacandaga and Hudson Rivers on August 17. The third Thursday of August will introduce you to attractions and history of Hadley and Lake Luzerne.  

The towns of Hadley and Lake Luzerne are sister towns sharing Rockwell Falls at the narrowest part of the Hudson River, and feature many family fun activities. You may enjoy recreational outings offered in the area such as hiking, swimming, golf, fishing, rafting, tubing, horse back riding and of course eating at some fine eateries.  Guided adventure and history tours are arranged for August 17.  

3rd Thursdays is Take-A-Hike Thursday, a family-fun outing for hikers. Guide Steve Spelter will lead the way to an afternoon adventure exploring nature and hiking.  Two hikes are available: one to Bear Slides in Lake Luzerne, or for a more strenuous hike there’s Hadley Mountain to the restored Fire Tower (2,653 ft elevation to the summit). Hikers will need a water bottle, bug spray, and a backpack, and to wear appropriate footwear,  Reservations, which includes lunch needs to be made with Steve at 518-696-5312 for your lunch and hike choices.
 3rd Thursdays is Along Main Street Tour Thursday, a guided tour to local  museums, shopping, art gallery and antique shops, and a farmers’ market.  Sue Trentecoste, will take you through some history of the sister towns of Lake Luzerne and Hadley.  The tour includes a ride over the historic Bow Bridge, four historic sites in downtown Lake Luzerne; The Pagenstecher Pulp Mill Museum, the Gailey Hill one-room school house, the Kinnear House Museum of Local History and the Rockwell-Harmon Cottage and Visitor Center. Tour begins at Some Favorite Things GALLERY, 315 Old Corinth Rd,(next door to the Hadley Post Office). 

Come by CAR or come by TRAIN  By car it’s a 20 minute ride from Lake George or Saratoga on route 9N.  By train it's a $20 roundtrip ticket from Saratoga Station to Hadley/Luzerne Station aboard the Saratoga & North Creek Railway.  Leave Saratoga at 10am arrive Hadley 10:44am.  Call 1-877-726-7245 for your reservations or online at sncrr.com  To sign-up for a tour contact Sue Wilder president of the Hadley Business Association at 518-696-9950 or facebook.com/HadleyBusinessAssociation. 
Submitted by Sue Wilder 518-696-9950

© Diane Chase is the author of the Adirondack Family Time™ guidebook series. Adirondack Family Time™guidebooks have easy, short Adirondack family hikes for ADK kids, parents, retired, seniors, dog-owners, Adirondack swimming holes, Lake Placid Olympic activities, Adirondack trivia, Adirondack horseback rides, Adirondack snowshoe family trails and more. Look for the Adirondack family guidebooks online or bookstores/museums/sporting good stores. Diane is currently working on the next Adirondack Family Activities™ guide.