Lake George Area Weekend To Do

Live! Folklife Concert: Fellow Pynins

Image may contain: 2 people, outdoorThursday, March 16 at 7:00 PM
Crandall Public Library

Fellow Pynins is a contemporary American roots and Appalachian inspired folk duo (Dani Aubert & Ian Van Ornum), who sing original songs in vocal harmony backed with clawhammer banjo, mandolin, guitar and Irish bouzouki. They are a family who make music and life one. Farming, cheesemaking, mead making, mushroom hunting, sewing, printing, and raising a wild child are all part of the life that brings a richness to them and their expression through song.


Irish Spirit Race

Do You Dare Challenge a Leprechaun... If luck is on your side you could win big!Friday, March 17 at 9:00 AM
Gore Mountain

Be on Team Leprechaun or race the Leprechauns – you decide.  Only 30 volunteers will be accepted to Team Leprechaun and Leprechaun costumes are required.  Free lift tickets to all Leprechauns.  All ages welcome.  Must be an intermediate or better skier to be on Team Leprechaun.  Challenge racers have two chances to beat a Leprechaun and all are welcome to race a Team Leprechaun skier.  Prizes will be awarded to the top 7 challenge racers!


St. Pat’s Wine Tasting


Friday, March 17 – Sunday, March 19 from 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM each day
Adirondack Winery

We’ll be joining in on the Village-wide fun and offering wine tastings all weekend long to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! Stop in for a tasting, enjoy special weekend upgrades, try your luck at our guess the cork contest… & don’t miss out on our Shamrock Sangria!


Opening Reception: “Memories” Exhibition

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Friday, March 17 at 5:00 PM
The Shirt Factory, Suite 114

The public is invited to North Country Arts’ 2nd Exhibition of 2017, “Memories” at their NCA at The Shirt Factory Gallery. On view will be works in all media created by local and regional artists. The exhibition runs until April 29 and regular gallery hours are Thurs.-Sat. 1-5 p.m. Come celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with some great art! Wearing something green is optional!


Sham “Rock” the Block Party

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All Weekend
Lake George Village

Friday, Saturday and Sunday 3/17-3/19. Pony rides, keg toss, bounce houses, human foos ball and much more. Businesses will be holding events as well!  Live Music, All Day Corned beef and cabbage dinner $12.95 Friday-Sunday while it lasts! The St Patrick’s Day Parade will be held on Sunday.  Come get your Irish on!


Adirondack Thunder vs. Wheeling Nailers


Friday, March 17 at 7:00 PM
Glens Falls Civic Center

Come cheer on the ECHL affiliate, the Adirondack Thunder as they take on the Wheeling Nailers in this action packed game on the ice!


Weaving a Traditional Tumpline

Saturday & Sunday, March 18 & 19, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Adirondack Folk School

The tumpline is one of those basic straps for hauling burdens that has been used for centuries. A simple strap has been used by many people historically (and prehistorically), but the use of this strap on the forehead seems to be a concept indigenous to the Americas.  In this class students will learn the use of a simple loom and shuttle, along with finger weaving techniques to create their own tumpline to use with a bedroll, toboggan and even a deer drag for the hunter. Looms, shuttles and weaving materials will be provided.


Maple Sugaring – Sap to Syrup


Saturday, March 18 at 1:00 PM
Up Yonda Farm

Come to Up Yonda and discover the craft that has become a legend in the northeast. As the sun begins to warm the trunks of sugar maple trees, sap starts to flow. This marks the start of the sugaring season in the Adirondacks. Join us for Maple Sugar Basics and enjoy the process that yields sweet rewards! We’ll tap, collect, and boil the sap of sugar maples on the property. We’ll cover all the steps to get from sap to syrup.


Thurman Maple Days

Thurman Maple Days - Spring syrup like you wouldn't believe!
Saturday & Sunday, March 18 & 19 from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Town of Thurman

Celebrate the start of spring! Maple syrup producers open up their sugar houses for free tours, tastings, and demonstrations. There is a pancake breakfast 9am at Valley Road Maple Farm, 190 Valley Road. Visit our maple producers, Valley Road Maple Farm, Adirondack Gold Maple Farm, Toad Hill Maple Farm and Hidden Hollow Maple Farm. Three neighboring farms will host open houses with talks, tours, samples and items available for sale. This is a self-guided tour, maps are available in the area and online. The Town of Thurman is located just 20 minutes from Lake George via I-87, Adirondack Northway. Take exit 23 to New York State Route 9 to New York State Route 418 and follow the sign posts to see all the sites celebrating spring and maple season!


Vaudreuil’s Raid 1757

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Saturday, March 18 at 11:00 AM
Fort William Henry

Inviting all British, French and Native American groups to participate in a recreating of the events of the March 19, 1757 French raid on Fort William Henry! Reenactment 12:00 noon at the fort. Free and open to the public!


Adirondack Thunder vs. Wheeling Nailers


Saturday, March 18 at 7:00 PM
Glens Falls Civic Center

Come cheer on the ECHL affiliate, the Adirondack Thunder as they take on the Wheeling Nailers in this action packed game on the ice!


Introduction to Inkle Loom Weaving

Sunday, March 19, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Adirondack Folk School

Join us for a morning of inkle loom weaving! Students will have a variety of patterns and colors to choose from. They will use the pattern to warp an inkle loom to create a colorful band that can be used for trim, a strap or a belt. The finished band can be up to seven feet long, or multiple shorter bands can be created.  Students as young as 10 years old are welcome to join in.


 Brilliant Baroque Symphony Concert

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Sunday, March 19 at 4:00 PM
First Presbyterian Church of Glens Falls

Join us in the beautiful First Presbyterian Church in Glens Falls for an afternoon of favorites from the Baroque: Bach’s Orchestral Suite No. 3 and Handel’s vibrant Water Music. For a rare treat, Principal Oboist Sherwood Wise will perform a work for solo oboe and orchestraPre-Concert talk with Maestro Peltz at 3pm. Box office opens at 2:45pm in Pruyn Room.


Adirondack Thunder vs. Atlanta Gladiators


Sunday, March 19 at 7:00 PM
Glens Falls Civic Center

Come cheer on the ECHL affiliate, the Adirondack Thunder as they take on the Atlanta Gladiators in this action packed game on the ice!




Celebrate this St. Patrick’s Day in the LGA!

We love St. Patrick’s Day!  Not only does it fall days before the official start of Spring but it is also a whole lot of fun!  So find your Irish greens and join us at one (or more!) of these St. Pat’s celebrations.

Irish Spirit Race

Do You Dare Challenge a Leprechaun... If luck is on your side you could win big!Friday, March 17 at 9:00 AM
Gore Mountain

Be on Team Leprechaun or race the Leprechauns – you decide.  Only 30 volunteers will be accepted to Team Leprechaun and Leprechaun costumes are required.  Free lift tickets to all Leprechauns.  All ages welcome.  Must be an intermediate or better skier to be on Team Leprechaun.  Challenge racers have two chances to beat a Leprechaun and all are welcome to race a Team Leprechaun skier.  Prizes will be awarded to the top 7 challenge racers!


St. Pat’s Wine Tasting


Friday, March 17 – Sunday, March 19 from 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM each day
Adirondack Winery

We’ll be joining in on the Village-wide fun and offering wine tastings all weekend long to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! Stop in for a tasting, enjoy special weekend upgrades, try your luck at our guess the cork contest… & don’t miss out on our Shamrock Sangria!


Sham “Rock” the Block Party

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All Weekend
Lake George Village

Friday, Saturday and Sunday 3/17-3/19. Pony rides, keg toss, bounce houses, human foos ball and much more. Businesses will be holding events as well!  Live Music, All Day Corned beef and cabbage dinner $12.95 Friday-Sunday while it lasts! The St Patrick’s Day Parade will be held on Sunday.  Come get your Irish on!


St. Patrick’s Day Dinners

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Restaurants throughout the LGA are offering special menus to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.  In fact, you can probably walk into any local restaurant and get a St. Pat’s treat.  Here’s a sampling of the places offering the traditional corned beef & cabbage dinner!

Fort William Henry – St. Pat’s Dinner – Friday, 2PM – 9PM

Sweet Basil – St. Pat’s Dinner & Elvis Show – Saturday at 5PM

Morgan & Co. – St. Pat’s Dinner – Friday, 4PM – 10PM

190 Grille – St. Pat’s Music and Food – Friday, All Day

The Docksider – St. Pat’s Dinner, Friday, All Day

The Garrison – St. Pat’s Specials: Friday, All Day – Music, 6 PM – 9 PM




Lake George Area Weekend To Do List

Murder: Stage Right – or Who Killed Hamlet?

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Friday & Saturday, March 10 & 11 at 6:00PM
Sunday, March 12 at 1:00PM
Queensbury Hotel

It’s Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre.  The show takes place in mid-1940s Chicago where a troupe of players is rehearsing the final act of William Shakespeare’s masterpiece “Hamlet.” There are tensions among the players.  During the course of the rehearsal, one of the lead actors is murdered. And the audience is tasked with the job of finding out who did it.  (518) 792-1740 for tickets.


Comedy Night

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Friday, March 10 at 6:30 PM
Fort William Henry

Performing will be 2 time Emmy nominated Rich Williams, NYC up and comer Quentin Davis, and local talent Mike Cahill. Hosted by Kate Gauthier. Headliner Rich Williams has made appearances on Comedy Central, Chelsey Lately and The Howard Stern Show.


Quilting Basics for Anyone I: Cutting and Piecing

Saturday, March 11 from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Adirondack Folk School

Whether you have quilted before and need a refresher or are a total novice, this is the inspirational class for you! Students will learn traditional quilting basics while creating their own “Sea and Sky” quilt top. The class will introduce students to the history of quilt making, as well as the cutting and piecing of a quilt top. A variety of tools and their proper use will be demonstrated. Students may bring cutting tools and rulers. Bring anything you may have bought and now need “demystified”. A sewing machine is required.


Introduction to Fly Tying

Saturday, March 11 from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Adirondack Folk School

What better way to appreciate the Adirondacks than through fly fishing and fly tying, with their long and rich local traditions. Fly fishing leads us to learn more about our environment and natural resources and increases the time we spend outdoors appreciating nature and living a healthier life. Most fly fishers become strong stewards of our resources as they learn to fish. Come learn the basics of tying your own flies with an expert instructor.


Thurman Maple Days

Thurman Maple Days - Spring syrup like you wouldn't believe!
Saturday & Sunday, March 11 & 12 from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Town of Thurman

Celebrate the start of spring! Maple syrup producers open up their sugar houses for free tours, tastings, and demonstrations. There is a pancake breakfast 9am at Valley Road Maple Farm, 190 Valley Road. Visit our maple producers, Valley Road Maple Farm, Adirondack Gold Maple Farm, Toad Hill Maple Farm and Hidden Hollow Maple Farm. Three neighboring farms will host open houses with talks, tours, samples and items available for sale. This is a self-guided tour, maps are available in the area and online. The Town of Thurman is located just 20 minutes from Lake George via I-87, Adirondack Northway. Take exit 23 to New York State Route 9 to New York State Route 418 and follow the sign posts to see all the sites celebrating spring and maple season!


St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Saturday, March 11 from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Main Street in Chestertown, NY

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade is the classic small town parade, bringing out the entire community at just the time of year where people are yearning to get out of the house and get together. All our local organizations are welcomed to join in the parade, and everyone cheers for the bag pipers, musicians, public servants, community volunteers, town services, fire trucks, road crews and much more.


Adirondacker’s Log Jam

Adirondacker's Log Jam
Saturday, March 11 at 11:00 AM
Gore Mountain

Freestyle fun and awesome prizes. Adirondack attire is welcomed – flannels, beards, overalls and of course – suspenders! Advanced registration and helmets are required.  Competitors will be judged on their overall performance, with scoring based on the total of 3 best runs from each of 3 judges.  All ages welcome!


Maple Sugaring – Sap to Syrup


Saturday, March 11 at 1:00 PM
Up Yonda Farm

Come to Up Yonda and discover the craft that has become a legend in the northeast. As the sun begins to warm the trunks of sugar maple trees, sap starts to flow. This marks the start of the sugaring season in the Adirondacks. Join us for Maple Sugar Basics and enjoy the process that yields sweet rewards! We’ll tap, collect, and boil the sap of sugar maples on the property. We’ll cover all the steps to get from sap to syrup.


Beginning Bluegrass Banjo

Saturday, March 11 from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Adirondack Folk School

In this class you will learn enough about the banjo so that you can use a variety of available instructional aids from your home and progress with learning Bluegrass banjo at your own pace. You will be exposed to the basics of playing 5-string Bluegrass banjo, including tunings, left hand chord shapes, right hand rolls, vamping, hammer-ons, pull-offs, chokes, chimes, and how to read tablatures. We’ll also look at online sites for banjo practice and instruction. Bring a playable 5-string banjo, two metal finger picks, and a thumb pick.


Advanced Fly Tying

Saturday, March 11 from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Adirondack Folk School

This class is for those who are ready to extend their knowledge beyond the basics. You will learn fly tying skills, techniques and tools, and about the proper materials to prepare for any kind of fish or situation. This class will introduce you to a variety of flies that are ready for action. Learn to tie wet flies, dry flies, streamers, and patterns. You will get started with the materials required to create a wide variety of flies and advance through the vast array of fly tying possibilities. If you have the basic skills of tying flies, this class will help hone your skills so you can bring home the keepers!


Barrel Fest

Lake George Festival of Barrels at the Adirondack Brewery
Saturday, March 11 from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Adirondack Pub & Brewery

Beer lovers from all over the Northeast and beyond will make their annual pilgrimage to be a part of Adirondack Brewery’s Barrel Festival. We will be tapping our one-off, barrel-aged ales along with rare barrel-aged offerings from guest Northeast Breweries (click here for a list of guest breweries). We’ll have blazing bonfires, a burning man, live music from The Schmooze, cigars provided by Queensbury Cigar & Pipe, and much more!


Thurman Maple Sugar Party


Saturday, March 11 at 4:00 PM
Thurman Town Hall

This all-you-can-eat sumptuous buffet is crowned with a dessert of genuine jackwax.  Serving begins at 4:00 PM and lasts until all are served.  $10 for adults, $5 for kids 6-11.  Free for those 5 and under.  Join the fun as area musicians perform and we welcome maple season and Spring.


Opening Reception: Andrea Hersh


Saturday, March 11 from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Lake George Arts Project

Opening March 11 and running through April 14, 2017, the Lake George Arts Project’s Courthouse Gallery will present “Sol Survivors,” a solo exhibition of work by Andrea Hersh.  The opening reception takes place on Saturday, March 11, from 4 – 6 PM, beginning at 4 pm with a brief performance by the artist with dancers Liz Fillipone and Louisa Barta.  Reception to follow. This event is FREE and open to the public.  Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday 12 – 5 pm, and Saturday 12 – 4 pm.


Youth Jersey Giveaway & Police Appreciation Night
Adirondack Thunder vs Manchester Monarchs


Saturday, March 11 at 7:00 PM
Glens Falls Civic Center

Special Police themed jersey giveaway for the kids and also we will be honoring our Police tonight – come out and support all Police forces. Hometown Hockey team the Adirondack Thunder are the ECHL affiliate of the NHL Calgary Flames.


Adirondack Thunder vs Brampton Beast plus Post Game Skate

Sunday, March 12 at 3:00 PM
Glens Falls Civic Center

Catch the Adirondack Thunder as they face off against the Brampton Beast in a fast-paced, thrilling hockey game at the Glens Falls Civic Center!  Stay after the game and skate with the Thunder players!


Full Moon Poker Ski & Snowshoe

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Sunday, March 12 at 6:30 PM
Garnet Hill Lodge

Join us for the last full moon tour of the season in our 4th annual poker run!  On snow shoes or skis – player’s choice – go around old faithful and collect your hand.  Meet up at the lodge to see how you did, while enjoying fabulous finger foods that go along with any serious gamblers’ night at the table!




The Science of Maple

It’s Maple season!  But why now?  Why is Maple season in March when so many other seasons are in late spring, summer or fall?  Why does the sap flow in the winter when it’s still so cold out most of the time?  Why Maples and not Pine or Birch trees?  We decided it was time to do some research into the science of Maple and find answers to our burning Maple questions.

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Turns out the scientific processes that create Maple syrup start in the summer when all the leaves are still on the Maple tree.  Think back to that high school biology class when you learned about photosynthesis – the process that leaves use to turn sunlight into stored energy.  Maple leaves create sugar through this process and transport it to the wood of the tree where it is stored during the winter months.

 

There are lots of different types of Maple trees but the species that produce the best Maple sap prefer the climate in the Northeast and Canada.  Maple trees in those climates have evolved genetically (for reasons we don’t fully understand) to produce a sweeter sap than other types of trees, even other Maple species that grow around the world.

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In March, the days start to get longer and temperatures rise but typically fall below freezing at night.  This daily swing in temperature may wreak havoc on our immune systems but it creates ideal conditions for Maple sap production.

Think of water freezing and melting.  When it’s warm, the water will flow freely, moving with gravity.  When it’s cold, the water freezes, pulling any liquid into a solid state.  It’s a little more complicated with Maple sap but that’s the general idea.

Image result for sapwood maple layer Maple trees have layers.  One of the outer layers of a Maple tree, known as sapwood, houses the part of the tree that is actively growing and working to transport stored sugar (from photosynthesis) and nutrients from the earth throughout the tree.  When the temperature gets warm during the day, sugar and nutrients start to flow, creating pressure.  At night, when temperatures freeze, this flow slows way down, relieving the pressure and allowing the tree to draw new nutrients up through the roots.  Then it gets warm again during the day and the nutrients start moving to support new growth, building up pressure in the tree again.

When we puncture a Maple tree with a tap, the pressure created by warm temperatures during the day pushes some of the nutrients out in the form of sap.  So long as the temperature continues to cycle between warm and cold, new nutrients will be drawn up from the earth at night and pushed through the tree as sap during the day.  Most years in the Lake George Area, these weather conditions last for the month of March.  Once the weather stops regularly dropping below freezing at night, Maple trees bud and energy is sent to support growing leaves so photosynthesis can resume.  This drastically changes the flavor of the sap and ends Maple season.

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Depending on the size of a Maple tree, it may have one to three taps.  There is more than one way you might see Maple sap being collected.    To start a tap, a small hole must be drilled into the tree for a spile that the sap can drip out of.  Traditionally, a bucket is hung beneath the spile to catch the sap.  Many Maple producers have opted to use tube systems which transport the sap to a holding tank using either gravity or a vacuum system.

The sap is gradually moved from the holding tank to a sugar house where it is systematically poured into an evaporator so any water in the sap can be boiled off, leaving maple syrup.  It takes about 40 gallons of sap to make 1 gallon of Maple syrup.  Sap that is boiled down even further will make Maple sugar.

Finally, the Maple syrup is filtered to remove any sugar sand before it’s bottled and sealed.  Now it’s ready to go home with you!

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“Last of the Mohicans” Weekend

A perfect weekend for history and movie buffs, this itinerary will take you to the spots portrayed in James Fenimore Cooper’s 1826 historical novel and the 1992 film adaption.

Day 1

Hyde Collection Art Museum & Historic House: A must stop on every Lake George Area itinerary; the Hyde Collection houses Volumes I-II of the First American Edition and three volumes of the First English Edition of James Fenimore Cooper’s 1826 novel “The Last of the Mohicans”. The Hyde Collection is also listed on the National Register of Historic Homes and includes original works from Rembrandt, Rubens, Picasso, Homer, van Gogh, and more.

The Queensbury Hotel: After your visit to the Hyde House head over to the Queensbury Hotel, less than a mile away. In the lobby, you’ll find a large mural over the fireplace by Griffith Bailey Coale, a member of the National Society of Mural Painters. The mural depicts Hawkeye, one of the main characters, lighting the entrance of the Hudson River cave. The mural has been on display since the hotel’s opening in 1926!

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Cooper’s Cave: It’s time to see the cave located on the Hudson River off Route 9 between Glens Falls and South Glens Falls! You can’t actually go in the cave but you can walk to the viewing platform to see the cave, be close to the rushing water and to read about James Fenimore Cooper and the Mohican Tribe that inhabited the area.

Cooper’s Cave Ale Company: Ready to fuel up? Cooper’s Cave Ale Company is the perfect spot for lunch, dinner and an afternoon ice cream or craft beer in Glens Falls. We recommend the James Fenimore Cooper Burger and their homemade waffle ice cream cone. It’s located along the Warren County Bike Trail so you can burn off the extra ice cream calories if you’d like.

Prospect Mountain: Take a drive or hike up Prospect Mountain in Lake George to get a bird’s eye view of Lake George and note the strategic location of Fort William Henry at the southern point of the Lake.

Day 2

Fort William Henry: A must stop on your “Last of the Mohicans” weekend, Fort William Henry is located right in Lake George Village. It portrays life at the Fort from 1755 to 1757. Take part in their military demonstrations, guided tours and colonial artifacts and travel back in time to when it was an actual French and Indian War Fort. After checking out the museum take a walk through Lake George Battlefield Park and see the remains of the southwest bastion of the Old Fort Gorge stone fortress.

Cruise the Lake: A great end to a fun weekend, take a cruise aboard one of the five cruise ships that traverse “The Queen of American Lakes”. Check out the schedules and boats offered by Lake George Steamboat Company and Lake George Shoreline for a range of cruise durations and offerings. Narrated cruises offer a better understanding of the historic significance of the lake and the strategic role it played in the French and Indian War.

It’s rare that history comes so clearly to life. Experience it in the Lake George Area!


Lake George Area Weekend To Do

Bites & Flights: Craft Beer Pairing

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Thursday, March 2 from 6:00PM – 9:00PM
Adirondack Pub & Brewery

Through the help of the extremely talented SUNY Adirondack Culinary Arts Program, led by Chef Matthew Bolton, Bites & Flights will feature an open floor plan dining experience with 5 stations. Each station will highlight a different, unique cuisine with an Adirondack Brewery beer pairing. Far from your average Beer Dinner.  Tickets are $40 in advance by clicking here or $45 at the door.


Nine Stories from the Files

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Thursday, March 2 from 7:00PM – 8:30PM
Chapman Historical Museum

Cathy DeDe, Chronicle writer/Managing Editor, will share tales from her nearly 22 years covering the arts and other stories in this region, including that time a TV star dissed her big time, and the best “School Views” question ever.  The talk is offered in conjunction with Chronicle Classic Photos, 1980-2016, on display through April 2. It’s free! Please join us!


Mulled Wine Weekend at Adirondack Winery

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Friday & Saturday, March 3 & 4 from 11:00AM – 7:00PM
Sunday, March 5 from 11:00AM – 6:00PM
Adirondack Winery

National Mulled Wine Day is Friday, March 3rd and we’re celebrating it all weekend long!  Stop into the Tasting Room and try our special Wine Tasting & Mulled Wine Sample Flight!  A great way to warm up your winter!


North Country Arts Opening Reception: Jim Tubbs & Marti Coyle

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Friday, March 3 from 5:00PM – 7:00PM
2nd Floor Gallery at Glens Falls City Hall

The public is invited to an opening reception for North Country Arts’ March Art exhibition at 2nd Floor Gallery at Glens Falls City Hall (42 Ridge St.) on Friday, March 3. The exhibition will feature the photographs of Jim Tubbs and the prints of his wife Marti (Moriah) Coyle. The exhibition closes on March 31.  Regular gallery hours: Open daily from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.


The Howl Trivia Night

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Friday, March 3 from 5:00PM – 8:30PM
Six Flags Great Escape Lodge

Show off your smarts, have a good time and win prizes! The event has sold out in the past, so we encourage people to reserve a table early! All proceeds benefit scholarships at SUNY Adirondack.  We are looking for teams of six players to compete in three rounds of sports, popular culture, science and political trivia. Top prize includes a shiny trophy and bragging rights for the entire year!


The Naked Magicians

Friday & Saturday, March 3 & 4 at 6:00PM & 8:00PM each day
Charles R. Wood Theater

From the creator of the biggest magic show on the planet comes the world’s naughtiest magic show “The Naked Magicians”. The show features magic, mirth and more than a touch of mayhem as these two hot and hilarious magicians say abracadabra and take magic to a whole new level. Left without sleeves or pockets, The Naked Magicians saucy magic is baffling and entertaining, bringing a new meaning to “now you see it”. This boisterous R-rated magic show, strips away the top hats and capes, promising full frontal illusions. Good magicians don’t need sleeves and great magicians don’t need pants. This show proves just that.


Murder: Stage Right – or Who Killed Hamlet?

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Friday & Saturday, March 3 & 4 at 6:00PM
Sunday, March 5 at 1:00PM
Queensbury Hotel

It’s Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre.  The show takes place in mid-1940s Chicago where a troupe of players is rehearsing the final act of William Shakespeare’s masterpiece “Hamlet.” There are tensions among the players.  During the course of the rehearsal, one of the lead actors is murdered. And the audience is tasked with the job of finding out who did it.  (518) 792-1740 for tickets.


Opening Reception: Diane Swanson at Willows Bistro

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Friday, March 3 from 7:00PM – 8:30PM
Willows Bistro in Warrensburg

A sampling of some work from local artist, Diane Swanson in a solo show at Willows Bistro, 3749 Main St., Warrensburg, NY from March 3 to April 23, 2017.  All work is for sale.


Ski for MS

Ski for MS - Saturday, March 4
Saturday, March 4 from 8:00AM – 4:30PM
Gore Mountain Ski Area

Have fun skiing and raise money to help people with MS and their families thrive!  SKI for MS, a day-long community fundraising event benefiting people with multiple sclerosis, will hit the slopes of Gore Mountain, one of nine stops in a nationwide series.  The event benefits Can Do MS, a national nonprofit organization that delivers health education programs for families with MS. Programs focus on exercise, nutrition, symptom management, and the motivation to thrive in life.  SKI for MS features on-mountain and après activities for people of all ages and ability levels.


Master the Mountain

Own the Slopes- Master the Mountain Adult Clinics this Weekend!
Saturday & Sunday, March 4 & 5 from 8:30AM – 4:00PM
Gore Mountain Ski Area

Welcoming intermediate and advanced skiers and riders, ages 18+. Explore new terrain, overcome your fears, and push your skiing/riding to the next level!  Our adult weekend clinics include tickets, meals, video analysis, equipment discussions, lots of time on the snow, great feedback from our certified instructors, and a complimentary wine & cheese party!


Guided Winter Hike

Saturday, March 4 at 1:00PM
Up Yonda Farm

Great family fun! We’ll take a hike on the trails looking for signs of animal activity. Commonly seen tracks include fox, white-tailed deer, turkey, squirrel, crow, and more. Come enjoy the property during one of the most beautiful and serene times of the year. Registration is appreciated.


Winter Meltdown at Saunders Fine Art Gallery

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Saturday, March 4 from 5:00PM – 7:00PM
Saunders Gallery of Fine Art

4th Annual Juried 10×10=100. All works $100 or less.  None are bigger than 100 United inches. Works in all media were accepted for review and will be for sale. 10% of sales will go to Open Door Mission of Glens Falls, NY.


190 + Comedy in the Cinema

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Saturday, March 4 from 9:00PM – 10:30PM
190 Grille & Cinema

After a very successful debut, we are happy to announce we will be hosting a unique Comedy in the Cinema night at The 190 Grille + Cinema!!!  Headliner – Jennifer McMullen: Winner of the Capital Region’s Best of the Best Comedy.  Feature – Chris O’Leary: Finalist in the Comedy Works Boston Comedy Fest competition.  Space is limited, please call for reservations: 518-743-9622


Pancake Breakfast & Maple Festival

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Sunday, March 5 from 9:00AM – 12:45PM
Up Yonda Farm

Enjoy a hearty breakfast of pancakes with real made-on-site Maple Syrup, sausage, OJ and coffee.  Seatings are every 15 minutes.  Included with breakfast is a guided tour of our sugar house and demonstration of the sugar making process from collecting the sap from the trees to syrup.  Reservations are required  (518) 644-9767.


North Country Wedding Expo

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Sunday, March 5 from 12:00PM – 3:00PM
Queensbury Hotel

Come see what the North Country has to offer for your wedding or special event planning! Vendors from all categories will be on hand to provide samples, demonstrations, information, and not to mention TONS of free giveaways!! Be sure to register in advance so you can be entered into the GRAND PRIZE DRAWING! There will be live entertainment, a fashion show, and special guests!


Represent & Ride Free

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Sunday, March 5 from 12:00PM – 1:30PM
Gore Mountain

For kids ages 7-12!  Show up at the Gore Mountain Tent and photobooth between 12PM & 1:30PM with a valid lift ticket or season pass for 3/5/17 AND a MORE GORE sticker on your helmet to receive a FREE lift ticket valid for any day 3/6/17 through the end of the season.  Already a season pass holder?  Give your free pass to a friend who is also 7-12 years old.


The New York Rat Pack and Friends

Sunday, March 5 at 1:00PM & 6:00PM
Charles R. Wood Theater

A tribute show featuring the Rat Pack!  Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., and Dean Martin made history when they teamed up in the 60s to form one of the most famous groups of all time. Take a trip back through time to when the Rat Pack ruled New York with classics like “That’s Amore”, “New York”, “My Way’, “Mr. Bojangles”, and “One More For My Baby” among others.  And don’t miss out on Marilyn Monroe delivering flirtatious renditions of “Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend”, “You Gotta Choose Me”, and many more! Plus a special guest appearance by Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett performing “Baby It’s Cold Outside”.




Bites & Flights Craft Beer Pairing – Not Your Average Beer Dinner!

Calling all BEER AND FOOD LOVERS!  This is for you!

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Adirondack Pub & Brewery and the SUNY Adirondack Culinary Department are bringing something new, hip and undeniably tasty to the Lake George Area March 2, at 6:00PM – Bites & Flights Craft Beer Pairing.

The ever-popular Adirondack Pub & Brewery is clearing out their two floor restaurant to make room for an open floor plan event featuring five distinct food stations, each offering a creative and unique dish paired with an Adirondack Brewery Beer.  We’ve seen the Bites & Flights menu and it’s pretty incredible!  Check it out here.  Yup – those are IPA rabbit puffs.

Tickets for Bites & Flights are on sale NOW.  They are $40 in advance by clicking here and $45 at the door.  $5.00 of each ticket sold will go to support the SUNY Adirondack Culinary Program.

We touched base with Phil Cassella, the Marketing Coordinator for the Adirondack Pub & Brewery to get the inside scoop on everything Bites & Flights.  Here’s what he had to say.

LGA: Who is the creative team behind Bites & Flights?

PC: Bites & Flights was a highly collaborative effort between SUNY Adirondack Culinary Arts Director/Instructor Matthew Bolton and his students, as well as Adirondack Pub & Brewery Kitchen Manager Preston Kirkpatrick.


LGA: How did SUNY and the Adk Pub come up with the menu?  Was it matching food to brews or brews to food or a bit of both?

PC:  The group started by reviewing the currently available beers at Adirondack Brewery, both year-round and seasonal. They then discussed ways that the beers could be woven into dishes that reflect a variety of cuisines and highlight the wide skill set that the SUNY ADK Culinary Arts Students have developed. 


LGA: Has the Adk Pub worked with the SUNY Adk Culinary Program before or is this a new collaboration?

PC: This is not the first time that Adirondack Pub & Brewery and SUNY Adirondack have collaborated together. Every Spring, the Brewery works with Marketing Professor, Frank Burns to design a semester-long project for the students to accomplish. In 2015, the students were tasked with developing an event that the Brewery could hold outdoors in the Fall months. One of the ideas was ‘Pumpkin Chunkin’, which the Brewery brought to life this past November. The event, which will now become annual, drew over 400  attendees in 2016. Additionally, plans to create a ‘Craft Beverage Campus’, with college courses in craft beverage production, at Adirondack Pub & Brewery are in the initial discussion phase with SUNY Adirondack.


LGA: I’m intrigued by the Peanut Butter Porter.  I’ve never had a Peanut Butter flavored beer before.  Have you tried it?  What’s it like?

PC: Our Peanut Butter Porter is a dream come true for PB lovers! It’s medium-bodied with roasted notes followed by a distinct, yet subtle peanut butter flavor on the finish. We brew this beer with unspeakable amounts of Peanut Butter Powder, the same stuff you’d use in a shake! Cacao Nibs are also added and contribute a nice chocolate flavor to round out this decadent dessert beer. 6.5% ABV, 15 IBU. 


LGA: What do the student chefs think of this event?

PC: They’re excited.  The students, as well as Adirondack Brewery staff, will be present at the stations, explaining the concepts behind both the dishes, beer pairings and answering questions.


LGA: Will growlers be available for sale if guests want to take home some of the beers featured?

PC: Absolutely!


That ticket info again:

Bites & Flights tickets are on sale NOW.  They are $40 in advance by clicking here and $45 at the door.  $5.00 of each ticket sold will go to support the SUNY Adirondack Culinary Program.


Another Sweet Spring – Thurman Maple Days

The Adirondacks are dripping in pure maple syrup, and that means the tradition of sugar-making is back for another year. This amber-sweet season attracts locals and visitors alike to maple producers who proudly share their obsession. Tour the sugar bush where taps and metal buckets collect sap from trees. Enter steaming sugar houses where sap is boiled into distinct grades of syrup. Meet the people who make syrup, and candy, and peanut brittle, and sugar, and popcorn… or, skip straight to the pancakes and sausages. Welcome to Thurman Maple Days, where life is naturally sweet.

Sugaring has been part of the Original Vacation for centuries. Native Americans and Europeans alike cooked maple goodness dating back to the 1500s. While the exact origin of maple treats is fuzzy, the maple process has remained mostly the same. Fresh sap from trees is boiled in a kettle and refined through a process known as reverse osmosis. Water is separated from the sap, and voila, pure Adirondack maple syrup!

Maple Days has been embedded into the culture of Thurman for generations. Every year, four Thurman farms produce pure maple syrup and other maple treats. Each farm has a unique history and process, and they all open up their shops and sugar bushes to spread the magic of the maple season. Sugar houses are open to the public in order to teach the tap-to-table process including the display and demonstration of all things maple. Even the non-maple farms get into the action, turning the town of Thurman into a complete springtime destination.

The Thurman Maple Sugar Party serves as the kick off to Maple Days. Held on the first Saturday of Maple Days at the Thurman Town Hall and sponsored by the Thurman Station Association, this party taps the annual festivities in Thurman. A Maple Days tradition since 1959, the Maple Sugar Party serves an all-you-can-eat buffet while collecting money to be donated to the American Cancer Society. On the menu is all things maple, including a specialty known as jack-wax. Jack-wax is commonly referred to as “sugar on snow,” and most likely came from Native Americans. It is a delicious treat that consists from thick maple syrup being poured over shaved ice. As the maple syrup freezes on the snow, it turns into a concoction similar to taffy.  This community event is affordable to attend, so don’t be afraid to bring the entire family. And there is more than just maple going on at the Maple Sugar Party. Local musicians will be on hand to provide lively entertainment and set the mood. In its 58th year, the Thurman Maple Sugar Party is a fitting kickoff to Thurman Maple Days.

No maple syrup celebration would be complete without pancakes. The pancake breakfast served every Saturday and Sunday morning of Maple Days is a can’t-miss highlight of the three-week-long event. Steaming pancakes are flipped all morning long, going from griddle to grumbling stomach until everybody is served. With an event like this, the cooks always need help. Lucky for them, the Upper Hudson Maple Queen is there to assist with all of the pancake flipping and serving. In true Thurman fashion, the pancakes are served covered in pure Thurman maple syrup. And of course, no Adirondack breakfast is complete without some Oscar’s Smokehouse products. Oscar’s maple smoked breakfast sausage is fried up along with the pancakes, adding some tasty meat to this sweet morning meal.

The pancake breakfast is hosted by Valley Road Maple Farm and its proprietors, Mike Hill and Ralph Senecal. The Hill and Senecal families have been running this 30-acre farm for several decades, and their experience shows in their maple products. After guests have had their fill of pancakes and Thurman maple syrup, they’re invited to take a walk back into the two sugar bushes to inspect the farm’s 3,400 vacuum-fed tree taps. They love to show off their skills with presentations, both during Maple Days and beyond, including welcoming schools to the farm for educational field trips. Their sugarhouse is top-notch and state-of-the-art, using a reverse osmosis technique to produce abundant amounts of maple syrup in a shorter amount of time, making life much easier on the farm. All of that sap allows them to create amazing maple-themed products, such as maple syrup, maple sugar, maple cream, maple candy, maple roasted peanuts, maple peanut brittle, maple cotton candy, and other delectable maple treats. Valley Road Maple Farm has been recognized for their goods including a win in the Vermont International Maple Syrup Contest for light amber syrup, and a three-time New York State Fair winner for their maple candy. All of these products are available for sale at the farm, as well as Oscar’s maple syrup, of which Valley Road is the exclusive maple syrup provider. Their bacon-infused syrup is excellent, and you need to make sure you buy a jug before leaving Thurman.

Next on the maple farm list is Adirondack Gold Maple Farm. Named after the golden hue of maple syrup, Adirondack Gold Maple Farm is a must stop on the Maple Days farm tour. This sugarhouse, operated by Cheryl and Marc Kenyon, is another notch on Thurman’s belt for amazing maple syrup. Adirondack Gold Maple Farm is home to 1,200 taps, including 100 old fashioned bucket taps, and a 2×6 wood-fired stainless steel evaporator to boil the sap. Adirondack Gold is a third-generation maple farm, started by Marc’s grandfather, Oscar. Their maple products and process will be on full display during Maple Days. They’ll be offering tours of their farm and their store will be open, where visitors can find maple-themed items like cotton candy, coffee, tea, cookbooks and maple donuts. Families are invited to take part in farm-themed activities every weekend of Maple Days, such as testing out different types of syrup to determine which is authentic and which is fake. “Tapper” will show kids how to tap trees, gather sap, and boil it into maple syrup. Adirondack Gold also encourages snowshoeing so sap-seekers can trek into the woods. Bring your own, or if you’re lucky they may have some available. Note: in 2017, they will not be open during the final weekend of Maple Days.

Toad Hill Maple Farm is another stop on the Thurman Maple Days list. Toad Hill, a 760-acre swathe of Adirondack forest, has been in the Galusha family for over 30 years. 100 of those acres are used to make maple products, which amounts to over 3,700 maple trees in use. Toad Hill uses the reverse osmosis technique, which is a highly efficient method to remove water from the sap. If the system is running well, they can turn 1,000 gallons of sap into 25 gallons of syrup per hour. Toad Hill also opened a state-of-the-art timber frame sugarhouse in 2011, which is helping improve the maple process. However, for Maple Days, they’ll also demonstrate the old way to make maple syrup, which is in a large cast iron kettle hanging over a blazing fire. At Maple Days, take a tour of their maple kitchen, where Toad Hill accomplishes so much of the magic of maple goods. Sample maple treats and be sure to take home some maple syrup, maple cream, maple candy, and maple sugar. For a completely special and highly unusual event, check out their trebuchet which fires chunks of wood long distances twice a day. That’s Maple Days with a twist!

Hidden Hollow Maple Farm is the fourth maple farm on our list. With over 40 years of syrup experience, this third-generation maple farm ran by the Wallace family knows their stuff. They’re a huge producer of Lake George Area syrup, with over 5,000 trees tapped. They hold to the old ways of syrup production, using a wood-fired evaporator to boil the sap. They watch the sap temperatures manually and then hand-draw the syrup when it’s at the perfect temperature. Their mastery of all things maple comes from years of experience and a healthy gut-feeling. According to Hidden Hollow Maple Farm’s website, “old traditions help us let nature be its most delicious.” The syrup is tasty, so we can’t say we disagree. Along with excellent maple syrup, which is sold in glass maple leaf-shaped bottles, they make a tree load of maple products, such as maple candy and maple cream. They also sell some unique items such as maple jelly, cinnamon maple sugar, maple pepper and more. Hidden Hollow Maple Farm is doing a lot right, and the proof is in the syrup that can be found in the Dining halls of SUNY Oswego and at food expos across New York State. We suggest you check them out.

While Thurman Maple Days is about all things maple, there are places to check out that are sweet in other ways. One of these places is Nettle Meadow Farm. Nettle Meadow Farm is a working cheese farm, boasting over 300 goats and dozens of sheep to make their products. They’re also an animal sanctuary that happily takes in farm animals that are a bit less fortunate than others. The sanctuary’s large family includes dozens of older and unique animals such as male goats, fowl, and horses. You never know what you’ll find in the sanctuary, but the cheeses are always delicious. Nettle Meadow has a whole slew of award-winning cheeses, such as their Kunik cheese, a triple crème wheel of goat milk and cow cream. Depending on the weather, they will be holding cheese tastings and hourly farm tours, where you can meet baby goats and lambs. Make sure to stop in their shop before you leave, as they’ll be selling their cook booklets, and of course, their cheese!

Another Thurman farm inviting guests to meet their animals during Maple Days is the Peru Llama Farm, which as their name suggests, is home to llamas. Visitors to the farm during Maple Days can take a tour and meet the animals. Llama-lovers may even get kisses so make sure to bring a camera. Learn the entire life stories of the llamas, such as their diet, how they herd, survival, and their complex communication. Participate in role-plays and training designed to teach llamas to not fear humans. Kids can crawl around in the hay and souvenirs will be offered. For those interested, Peru Llama Farm will have bags of highly effective odorless fertilizer for sale. Yes, the llamas helped to produce the fertilizer.

Martin’s Lumber gets into the Maple Days action as well. They’re not a maple farm, but their business is still trees. The Martins are owners of a certified tree farm and practice sustainable forestry. They have a portable band-saw mill and welcome guests to inspect some cut maple trees that display markings of long gone taps. They have beautiful boards displaying maple grains, which would look great as a bar or table top. Martin’s Lumber is also home to Lucyann’s Stained Glass Stepping Stones & Paper Bead Earrings where you can find unique jewelry and stained glass. Martin’s Lumber is a great stop after you’ve had your fill of maple.

Maple season is short, especially if the weather doesn’t cooperate. After three glorious March weekends, Maple Days is but a sweet memory. But just as winter always sets in, spring always rescues the Adirondacks and sap always runs. If you’re in Thurman on a sunny weekend this March, stop by a maple farm. Sample the syrup and take a tour. This relic of the Original Vacation is still flowing strong.

Thurman Maple Days is held March 11-12, March 18-19, and March 25-26 in Thurman, New York.


Lake George Area Weekend To Do

Lake George Winter Carnival

Lake George Village

Saturday, February 25
10am:  Ice Diving Demonstrations
11am: Human Foosball Tournament at Duffy’s Tavern
11am: A Time to Remember Horse Drawn Carriage Rides at Beach Road Parking Lot
11am-7pm:  Sugar & Spice Weekend at Adirondack Winery
11am – 2pm:  ATV Wagon Rides in front of Duffy’s Deli
11am – 3pm: Metal Sculptures by Zac at Shepard Park
12 – 1pm:  Zumba Camp at King Neptune’s Pub
12 – 2pm: Open Mic at Shepard Park Amphitheater
12 – 3pm: Children’s Activities at King Neptune’s Pub and Courtyard Marriott
12 – 3pm:  Face Painting at King Neptune’s Restaurant
12 – 3pm: Pony Rides at Shepard Park
12:00pm: Chicken Wing Cook-off at Shepard Park Amphitheater
1:30pm: Make Your Own Tie-Dyed T-Shirts at Shepard Park
2pm: Lake George Dog’s Got Talent Show at Shepard Park
3pm: Polar Plunge at Shepard Park Beach
3pm: Non-Alcohol Bloody Mary Contest at Shepard’s Park
4pm: Make S’mores at the Beach
4 – 6pm: Hot Chocolate Bar at Shepard Park Beach
6:00pm: Fireworks

Sunday, February 26
10am: Ice Diving Demonstrations
11am – 3pm: Metal Sculptures by Zac at Shepard Park
11am: Human Foosball Tournament at Duffy’s Tavern
11am-6pm:  Sugar & Spice Weekend at Adirondack Winery
11am – 2pm:  ATV Wagon Rides in front of Duffy’s Deli
11:30am: Make Your Own Sundae with Stewart’s
12 – 3pm: Glacier Golf Tournament in Lake George Battlefield Park
12 – 3pm: Children’s Activities at King Neptune’s Pub and Courtyard Marriott
12 – 3pm:  Face Painting at King Neptune’s Restaurant
12 – 3pm: Pony Rides at Shepard Park
2pm: Lake George Dog’s Got Talent Show at Shepard Park
2:30pm: Toast Marshmallows on the Beach at Lake George Beach
3pm: Polar Plunge at Shepard Park Beach
3:30pm: Basket of Awesomeness Drawing at Shepard Park
3:30pm: Winner’s Choice Raffle Drawing at Shepard Park
4pm: Make S’mores at the Beach


Planetarium Show at Up Yonda Farm

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Friday & Saturday, February 24 & 25 at 1:00 PM
Up Yonda Farm

Come learn about the winter sky in our planetarium.  You will learn how to identify some of the major constellations and stars, while hearing Native American and Greek stories of how they were created.  This is a great indoor activity for a cold winters day.  It’s fun for kids and adults!


Lake George Beach Club Ice Bar

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Friday – Sunday, February 24-26 at 5:00pm
Lake George Beach Club

The newly opened Lake George Beach Club is joining in with the ice bar trend this weekend.  Located adjacent to Shepard Park, this ice bar will be easy to access from the heart of the Lake George Winter Carnival.


Wine 101: Wine & Sweets Pairing

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Adirondack Winery

Guilty of a sweet tooth? This night is perfect for you! We’ll guide you through a cheesecake and cookie tasting flight compliments of Candi’s Creative Sweets, paired perfectly with a tasting flight of Adirondack Winery wines.  Don’t miss this delicious night out!


Adirondack Thunder vs. Reading Royals

Friday, February 24 at 7:00pm
Glens Falls Civic Center

Catch the Adirondack Thunder as they face off against the Reading Royals in a fast-paced, thrilling hockey game at the Glens Falls Civic Center!


Hague Fish & Game Fishing Tournament

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Saturday & Sunday 6am – 4pm
Hague Beach

$30 covers both days and 16 and under fish for free.  Compete for cash prizes.  Final weigh in at 3pm on Sunday with awards ceremony at 4pm on Sunday.  Food and drinks available at the club house both days.  Register on site starting at 6am.


For Women Only – Alpine Skiing Clinic

Women Only Clinics- Shred Like A Lady February 25-26Saturday & Sunday, February 25 & 26, 8:30am – 3:30pm
Gore Mountain

Lady skiers ages 18+ team up with some of our best female instructors for the weekend.  Work on your personal skiing goals and on-snow challenges (steeps, trees, conditions of the day…).  These clinics are tailored to women of all skill levels from beginner to advanced. Price includes tickets, meals, video analysis, equipment discussions, lots of time on the snow, great feedback from our certified instructors, and a complimentary wine & cheese party!


For Women Only – Snowboarding Clinic

Shred like a lady. Women only Snowboarding ClinicSaturday & Sunday, February 25 & 26, 8:30am – 3:30pm
Gore Mountain

Lady snowboarders ages 18+ team up with some of our best female instructors for the weekend. Rip it up with the gals through cruisers, steeps, glades, and parks!  For first-timers, Burton Learn to Ride gear is included.  Intermediate and advanced riders cruise and play on the upper mountain, while working on your snowboarding goals. Learn the secrets of all four peaks, and how to ride like a pro! Price includes tickets, meals, video analysis, equipment discussions, lots of time on the snow, great feedback from our certified instructors, and a complimentary wine & cheese party!


Brant Lake Winter Carnival

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Saturday, February 25 11am – 8pm
Jimbo’s Club on Brant Lake

This all day Winter Carnival is full of many activities that everyone can participate in regardless of age. Take part in the famous Outhouse Race, curling, ice skating, broomball, human foosball, hockey shootout, snowshoe softball, Ladies’ frying pan toss, vintage snowmobiles, sledding and more!


The Ice Lounge at King Neptune’s

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Saturday – Sunday, February 25 – 26 at 11:00am

King Neptune’s Pub

Just in time for Winter Carnival, Neptune’s, in the middle of the Lake George Village, is opening their ice lounge.  Overlooking Lake George, the lounge is the perfect spot to stop for a drink and some live music.


Adirondack Thunder vs. Brampton Beasts

Saturday, February 25 at 7:00pm
Glens Falls Civic Center

Catch the Adirondack Thunder as they face off against the Brampton Beasts in a fast-paced, thrilling hockey game at the Glens Falls Civic Center!


APE’s 24 Hour Play Fest

Saturday, February 25 at 8pm
Charles R. Wood Theater

Build a play in a day – the ultimate theater challenge!  10 teams – each with one writer, one director and 3 or 4 actors – are randomly selected and meet for the first time on Friday night.  A theme is announced and each team has one hour to meet before dispersing for the night.  Writers set to work writing a 10 minute play which is complete by 5 AM the next morning. Directors and actors rehearse all day for an 8 PM performance!  Plus – audience votes decide the best play, director, actor and actress.  And yes, extra votes can be purchased for $1.


Lake George Community Band Concert for the Park


Sunday, February 26 at 3pm
Lake George Junior/Senior High School

Wide variety of selections will be performed by the 70-plus members. Enjoy the music of the ever popular Lake George Community Band in a special winter-time performance. All proceeds will benefit Shepard Park on Canada Street. Shepard is home for the LGCB as well as the Lake George Arts Project weekly summer concert series and Lake George Jazz Weekend held in September; children’s shows – Musical Magical Monday’s; Tuesday Tributes; Friday’s at the Lake, and we cannot forget our local legend Bobby Dick.




7 Fun Year-Round Lodging Options

Falling in love with the Lake George Area is easy, even from afar. Luckily it’s simple to plan and book your visit from a distance. We’ve rounded up a few options for places you might stay at, you can also visit our lodging directory where you can find everything including large resorts, B & Bs, national chain hotels, and housekeeping cottages.

Many people think of the Lake George Area as a summertime destination, we’re here to tell you that there is a place to be, an activity to enjoy and a reason to visit 365 days a year! Let’s take a brief tour of some places you can rest your head.

Trout House Village Resort

Sometimes called Heaven on Earth, the Trout House Village Resort, on the northern shores of Lake George, is a one-of-a-kind place to stay. It began as a boarding house in 1863 and over the course of time it has been run by three devoted families. The cabins, chalets and bungalows have history inspired names like General Burgoyne and Seneca Patio.

Guests have complimentary access to cross country skies, snowshoes and toboggans. Nearby there is downhill skiing and winter horseback riding as well as sleigh rides. Guests can also enjoy shuffleboard and basketball. During the warmer months, when you aren’t splashing about in the lake, enjoy the 9-hole golf course, bocce ball, croquet, volleyball, speedminton, horseshoeing and tetherball. People tell tall tales about fishing, but you won’t have to fudge the details on Trout House, you are sure to have a great time!

Ridin’ Hy Ranch  

The Ridin’ Hy Ranch in Warrensburg has offered quality vacations since 1940. The ranch was built on a former girls’ camp and is over 700 acres of gorgeous Adirondack terrain. The idea was that the combination of horse and water activities would be popular. At one point in time there were 30 other ranches in the area. The things you can do on property are nearly endless, and truly year round: horseback riding, rowboats and paddle boats, indoor pool, water skiing, archery, fishing, downhill skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling, ice fishing, ice skating, sleigh rides, tubing, cross country skiing, children’s arts and crafts. Also, they have babysitters! Choose from cabins, chalets and rooms in the lodge or motel style rooms. This Warrensburg getaway will set the stage for a vacation to remember.

Alynn’s Butterfly Inn

Another Warrensburg charmer is Alynn’s Butterfly Inn, named for its proprietors, Al and Lynn, this bed and breakfast let’s you stay in the area almost as if you lived here. Lynn prepares incredible breakfasts that draw rave reviews and Al can give you bountiful tips on things to do and see. The Inn is located off the beaten path, but each room offers Wi-Fi and the village is a short drive. There are packages and specials year-round, but the stand out by far is the Murder Mystery Package. Book with four other couples for a two night stay and be ready to dress for your Murder Mystery Dinner. Each guest will be pre-assigned a character role from the Murder Mystery suspects. Add to the fun by dressing as your character would. Cocktails are served at 6pm Saturday evening in the Adirondack Great Room. And there it is revealed that indeed…a murder has just occurred.  And thus the evening begins. Dinner will be served at 6:30 pm. Enjoy a four-course dinner as we will investigate the murder between each course. By the time dessert is finished the murderer will be revealed. It could be you or the person sitting next to you! This fun filled weekend comes to an end with another lavish breakfast on Sunday morning in the Great Room.

Romeo & Giulietta’s Hideaway

This sumptuous hideaway was designed to evoke the luxury and style of an Italian villa. The romantic suites are located in the heart of Lake George Village, just blocks from the lake and shopping on the bustling Main Street. The Hideaway has total of five suites with kitchenettes and private bathrooms. One of the suites has two bedrooms and is perfect for two couples or a family. A continental breakfast is served in the main house, after which you can enjoy the lush, Italian inspired gardens.

The Bolton Pines Motel

The Bolton Pines Motel describes itself as ‘a little bit of home on Lake George,’ but rest assured, a stay here will still be a vacation! The rooms are immaculate, the rates are inviting, and you’ll definitely want to snap a picture with their cuckoo clock, the largest in the entire United States!

The Chester Inn Bed and Breakfast

The Chester Inn Bed and Breakfast was built in the 1830s in the post and beam style. As one of the oldest structures in the Adirondack Park still in near original condition, it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is surrounded by meadows that may just make you feel as if you have stepped back in time.

The rooms run the gamut from cozy and feminine, to masculine and spacious. If you were a Downton Abbey fan, you may want to try the Adirondack Wing, which was once known as the Maid’s Quarters.

The central location puts you close to hiking, skiing, boating, swimming, and shopping!

Garnet Hill Lodge

One more to consider! The Garnet Hill Lodge sits on a gentle hill overlooking Thirteenth Lake. There are miles of private ski and hiking trails and it is surrounded by forever-wild protected state land. The storied inn offers a historic Adirondack setting for individuals, couples and families to enjoy. Make it as relaxing or adventurous as you’d like, with complimentary shuttles to skiing and a full-service, on property restaurant. Play billiards, ping-pong and board games, or surf on your device using the Wi-Fi in the main lodge. During the winter don’t miss their full moon ski and snowshoeing events!