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Friday, April 13th, 2012
Took my first mountain bike ride in ions. A quick jaunt to the old Lake Durant carriage road. Pretty lake side ride. Perfect biking weather, about 56 degrees and sunny today.
Have been a member of the ADK Mountain Club for 3 years but inactive. I just found out they get together every week for hiking, canoeing, kayaking, snow shoeing & x-country skiing. Wondering about mt. biking. Gotta get the old bones moving again. And want to experience the lakes with the club. So many lakes near Blue Mt Lake.
Sure there are higher mountains elsewhere but it is sure pretty here in the Adirondacks. There are some great trails for hiking too. Trails to Blue Mt, Snowy Mt and Oak Mt are all less than 15 minutes away. With the exception of the High Peaks in Lake Placid these are some of the highest mts in The ADK’s.
Blue Mountain Rest
Sunday, June 5th, 2011
ADIRONDACK BOREAL BIRDS
Bird watching in the Adirondacks is marked by the Hamilton County Birding Festival, held annually the second weekend of June. This year’s Festival will be held June 10-12, and has grown to become a premiere regional attraction in celebration of Adirondack Boreal Birds. The three-day event will feature guided hikes, canoe excursions, driving safaris, walks, a cruise and evening presentations.
Registration is required for each outdoor activity. A complete festival schedule of activities is available at the Indian Lake Chamber of Commerce, participating Festival businesses, the Indian Lake Town Hall, at www.adirondackexperience.com or call 518-548-3076.
Welcome Birders… to the 7th Annual Hamilton County Birding Festival Featuring… The Usual Suspects: A Sampler of ADK Specialty Birds The Boreal birds of the Adirondacks Presented By John Thaxton, author, photographer and noted Adirondack Birder Saturday, June 11, 7:30 PM Indian Lake Theater Admission: $5.00 Sponsors: Hamilton County Tourism, Indian Lake Chamber of Commerce, Town of Indian Lake.
INDIAN LAKE – As part of this year’s 7th Annual Hamilton County Birding Festival, join author and noted Adirondack birder, John Thaxton , for an evening of educational entertainment highlighting the lives and habits of boreal species found in the Adirondacks. John will present, “The Usual Suspects: A Sampler of Adirondack Specialty Birds”, Saturday June 11, 7:30 pm at the Indian Lake Theater. He will share information about bicknell’s thrush, black-backed woodpecker, palm warbler and others including: wood warblers, olive-sided and yellow bellied fly catchers, gray jays, three toed woodpeckers, boreal chickadees unique to the boreal landscape of Northern Hamilton County.
John is the author of 6 books and has written articles for “The Kingbird,” “Birder’s World” and “Adirondack Life.” He recently has started writing a regular column, “Birdwatch,” for “Adirondack Explorer.” John is also an accomplished photographer whose work has appeared in numerous magazines and a veteran leader of birding field trips.
- In addition, during the weekend, participating Indian Lake Chamber of Commerce businesses, Adirondack Museum, Cedar River Golf Club, Hutch N Stuff, Indian Lake Restaurant, Marty’s Chili Nights Restaurant and Pines Country Store, will offer 10% discounts to Festival Birders. Blue Mountain Rest a year round lodging facility in Blue Mt Lake is offering 20% off their lodging rates or a Free Night go to www.bluemountianrest.com for details.
Discount coupons will be available at the Chamber of Commerce, Town Hall, at participating businesses and at www.indian-lake.com. For further Festival information, please call Kristina Eldridge at the Chamber: 518-648-5112.
Friday, February 11th, 2011
Presidents Week and Winter Fest in Indian and Blue Mt Lake Feb 17th thru Feb 28th.
Enjoy your winter break from Feb 17th thru the 28th and all the winter activities at the Winter Fest in Indian Lake and Blue Mt Lake. Come for all the fun on Presidents weekend Feb 18th, 19th & 20th: Skiing and snowboard contests, snowshoe outings, bonfires to fireworks, packed with fun for all ages. Come Celebrate winter with us and meet Ollie the Otter!
Snowmobile entusiasts sign up for the POKER RUN on Feb 19th registration from 9 AM to 1 PM, were area businesses donate great prizes. Sponsored by the local snowmobile club the Indian Lake Snowarriors. Ride from business to business collect as many poker cards as you can, get the best poker hand and be awarded Cash Prizes and Door Prizes donated by the local merchants. Then enjoy all the activities, food and drink at the Indian Lake Tavern and Restaurant where the drawings will be held between 3 & 5 PM.
And don’t forget to stop by Blue Mt Rest along the way, one of the stops on the POKER RUN, on the Blue Mt Lake trail. The proprietors will be providing some hot soup and chili to warm you up before you get to the next stop.
Blue Mt Rest still has limited availability if you are looking for cozy Adirondack style lodging that week. Go to www.bluemountainrest.com for all their week long specials, Feb 17th- 28th.