Long Lake Winter Carnival. Long Lake. Jan. 18. mylonglake.com
Adirondack Ice Bowl. Inlet. Jan. 24 – 26. Pond hockey, food, music. adirondackicebowl.com
Mike Norris Fishing Derby. Raquette Lake. Jan 25. mylonglake.com
Brant Lake Ice Fishing Derby. Jan. 25. visitlakegeorge.com. (518-494-3213)
Sacandaga Walleye Challenge. Jan. 25. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Great Sacandaga Fisheries Federation Tournament. Jan. 25. www.gslff.com
Zippy’s Crusade For Kids. Inlet. Jan 25. Snowmobile ride & fundraiser. Crusadeforkids.com.
New York Sportsmen’s Expo. Jan. 24-26. Syracuse – State Fairgrounds. Outdoorsmen’s Show & seminars. Newyorksportsmansexpo.com
Saranac Lake Winter Carnival. Saranac Lake. Jan. 31 – Feb. 9. Sports, dances, parades, fireworks. www.saranaclakewintercarnival.com. (518-891-1990)
Lake George Winter Carnival. Every weekend in Feb. visitmylakegeorge.com
CNY Sportsman’s Show. Oneida. Feb. 8. Outdoor gear, hunting & fishing vendors and seminars. (315-363-1669)
Lake Eaton Fishing Derby. Long Lake. Feb. 8. mylonglake.com.
Lake Brant Winter Carnival. Feb. 8. (518-494-3213)
Old Forge Winter Carnival. Feb.14 – 16. Ski races, family fun, fireworks. oldforgeny.com
SnoCade 2014. Indian Lake. Feb. 14 – 23. Snowmobile events including radar speed time trials, hill climb, & poker run. Family activities, fireworks. for updates email email@example.com.
Adirondack Outdoorsman Show. Johnstown. Feb. 15 – 16. Hunting, fishing, outdoors sports vendors & seminars. Adkshow.com.
Lake George Chinga Classic Ice Fishing Derby. YMCA Camp Chingachgook.
Feb. 15 – 16. lakegeorgecamp.com.
Northern Lake George Ice Fishing Tournament. Feb. 22 – 23. Hague Fish & Game Club. haguefishandgame.com.
Frozen Fire & Lights. Inlet. Feb. 22. Free ski & sledding, cardboard sled races, snowmobile, bonfire, fireworks. inletny.com. frozenfireandlights.com.
Long Lake Ice Fishing Contest. Mar. 1. mylonglake.com
Snowfest. Old Forge. March 8 – 9. Preview of 2015 snowmobiles & accessories. oldforgeny.com
Town of Caroga Outdoor Expo
The Town of Caroga will host a Four Season Outdoor Expo on Saturday, August 10, 2013. Hours are 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. There will be vendors, demonstrations, raffles, food, and other features to make this a family event.
Caroga is located at the southern part of the Adirondack Park. In addition to being the “southern gateway to the Adirondacks” it also boasts of many outdoor sporting opportunities including boating, camping, canoeing, kayaking, , fishing, hunting, biking, cross country skiing, hiking, ice fishing, snowmobiling, downhill skiing, and much more.
Learn about all the opportunities in this area and the southern Adirondacks by attending. For more information contact: Greta Frasier – firstname.lastname@example.org or Jennifer Blowers – email@example.com.
Win a Queen Sized Loon Quilt
You have a chance to win a fabulous Queen sized loon quilt and support Adirondack loon research and protection at the same time. Help support the BRIs Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation by participating in the summer raffle for a quilt featuring a loon and chick. Donations are $5 each or 6 for $25.
Contact the Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation, PO Box 195, Ray Brook, NY 12977, or call 1-888-749-5666, extension 145. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. See details and illustration on the web site www.briloon.org/adkloon.
Stop Invasive Species
Hilary Smith, Director of the Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program, wants to remind sportsmen and everyone that they can play an important role in preventing the spread of invasive species. Whether it is plants, fish, insects, etc. a few simple steps to keep in mind will help prevent the spread of invasives and keep the Adirondacks the way we want it to be:
Clean. Drain. Dry. Don’t Move Firewood. Don’t Dump Your Bait. Be Plantwise.
For more information contact 518-576-2082 or www.adkinvasives.com.
90 Mile Canoe Classic
The famous 90 Mile Canoe Classic will hold its 31st annual race the weekend after Labor Day, September 6 – 8, 2013. Contestants will start from Old Forge on Friday morning and finish in Saranac Lake on Sunday afternoon. This popular race is limited to 250 boats and entries always fill up early. Deadline is July 25. Call (518) 891-2744 or e-mail email@example.com for information. It is also a great event for spectators at vantage points along the race as they watch in amazement and cheer on friends and family.
SECOND PHASE OF FORMER FINCH LAND ACQUISITION IN THE ADIRONDACKS
New York State closed on 9,300 acres of the former Finch Pruyn lands in the Adirondacks..The land parcels purchased from The Nature Conservancy (TNC) include: the OK Slip Falls tract in Hamilton County; the Casey Brook tract in Essex County; the Spruce Point tract in Washington County; the Saddles tract in Washington County; the Hudson Riverside/Ice Meadow Tract in Warren County; and the Indian River tract in Essex and Hamilton counties. Adding these former Finch lands to the Forest Preserve will open a magnificent stretch of the Upper Hudson to the public. As part of this historic conservation effort, TNC also granted $500,000 to the State to support community connections and economic development linked to the former Finch lands in Newcomb, Minerva, North Hudson, Indian Lake, Long Lake and other towns.
The APA will release a draft land classification plan for the parcel later this year. A public comment period will begin once the draft plan is released and public hearings will be held before the final recommendations are sent to the Governor for approval. Once land classifications are approved, DEC will develop Unit Management Plans that will guide long-term public and administrative use of the properties. A public comment period will be held for each Unit Management Plan
April 13-14, 2013. Saratoga Springs. Test paddle, clinics, demonstrations, and more.
May 17 – 19, 2013. Old Forge. Largest on water canoe and kayak sale and event in the country. Clinics, test paddle, demonstrations, seminars, music, photo contest. www.AdirondackPaddlefest.com
Black Fly Challenge
June 8, 2013. Adirondack Mountain Bike Race. Forty miles from Indian Lake to Inlet.
For information visit www.inletny.com
Hamilton County Birding Festival
June 7-9, 2013. Promoting boreal species unique to Adirondacks. Hiking, canoe trips, walks, outings, and seminars. All free. See www.AdirondackBirding.com for schedule.
Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Weekend Series.
June 15, 2013 Northeast Division on Lake Champlain. The Naked Turtle in Plattsburgh will host on-site registration on June 14. Anglers launch from Dock St. Landing. Event is free and public is invited.
31st Annual Tupper Lake Tinman Triathlon
July 29 at the Tupper Lake Municipal Park. Swim, bike, run in three event classes. For information visit www.tupperlaketinman.com
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