Showing posts from September 2, 2012

Family Fun at Wilmington’s Festival of Colors

One way to celebrate this change of season is to attend Wilmington’s own Festival of Colors. With live entertainment, craft booths and various contests, it is a great place to stop by after taking that early morning hike or make it your own destination. Children will enjoy face painting, games and guest appearances from nearby Santa’s Workshop. The North Pole is located just around the corner so be prepared from some favorite characters to stop by. Horse and pony rides will round out some of the activities. The Festival of Colors always takes place the second Saturday in September. So join in the fun from 10 am-5 pm.

The Adirondack Canoe Classic - The 90-Miler

The Adirondack Canoe Classic - The 90-Miler, is a 90-mile  is a three-day, 90-mile flat water canoe race on rivers and lakes from Old Forge, Long Lake to Saranac Lake. The 90-Miler is limited to 250 boats.   It was first organized in 1983 as a means to celebrate the historic human-powered means of transportation that was once so critical to exploring the Adirondack Park. Paddlers will work their way through the Fulton Chain, Eckford Chain, Long Lake, Raquette River and all the Saranac Lakes.  There are plenty of places to be able to observe the races along the 90-mile canoe/kayak paddle route.  Spectators: Day One: Old Forge Waterfront, Inlet waterfront, Raquette Lake bridge, Blue Mountain Lake waterfront, Day Two: Bissell's Field in Long Lake Route 30 bridge in Long Lake, Tupper Lake's Crusher on Route 30, Day Three: Fish Creek Campground, Lake Flower Saranac Lake. 

Adirondack Family Activities: Elizabethtown's Piano By Nature

DUO BARRENECHEA - flute & piano By Diane Chase In its fifth season, Piano by Nature in Elizabethtown is one musical organization that strives to bring live music to the Adirondacks during the other months of the year. Artistic Director Rose Chancier started  Piano By Nature  with the concept of giving back to her community.