6:00am - 12:00pm: Food vendors open for business, Craft Fair with 30+ vendors, Kids activities, including bounce houses, rock climbing wall, aircraft display
6:30am: "Walter's Mass Ascension" simulaneous Flight of 100 Balloons, including 10+ special shapes
8:00am: Catholic Mass in the Entertainment tent
9:00am: Protestant Sunday Service in the Entertainment tent
Sunday, September 23rd Crandall Park - Glens Falls
2:00pm - 5:00pm: DJ with Music
5:00pm: Launch of 20+ Balloons
Diane Chase is the author of the Adirondack Family Activities™ guidebook series, Adirondack Family Time™, which is available online or bookstores/museums/sporting good stores. Diane is currently working on the third guidebook in the four-book series of Adirondack Family Activities™.
Enjoy these simple plans for this simple bench that provides a perfect place to observe the natural world. Considered by many as the father of wildlife management and of the United States’ wilderness system, Aldo Leopold was a conservationist, forester, philosopher, educator, writer, and outdoor enthusiast. “That land is a community is the basic concept off ecology, but that land is to be loved and respected is an extension of ethics.”
Though his book, The Sand County Almanac is a must read, it may be something that can wait for anyone with very young children. For everyone else, it's a wonderful example of nature writing that is a timeless connection to the land.
My family first made our first "Leopold Bench" as a group effort at the Aldo celebration at the Adirondack Interpretive Center in Newcomb, NY. It remains one our most comfortable outdoor benches. It also was a project that allowed us to work together.
Apple Facts and Trivia Questions: Did you know apples are called pome fruits? They are part of the sub-family Pomoideae (pom-oy-dee-ee) that has a core made up of an ovary (the seeds) surrounded by an enlarged hypanthium (a cup shaped, tube structure) • What type of plant do apples grow on? • How many apples does it take to make one gallon of apple cider? • What is the difference between apple cider and apple juice? • How old does an apple tree have to be before it starts bearing fruit? • Apples are a member of the rose family. What other fruits are part of the rose family? • Apple vary in shade from what three colors? • How many varieties of apples are grown in the United States? • By what other name was the pioneer nurseryman John Chapman known by and why? Click the link for the answers