If you are into Canoe or Kayak racing come out today to watch or participate in the 55th Annual White Water Derby in upstate’s Adirondack Mts. This is a two day event scheduled May 5th, 6th. If you are an avid skier, Gore Mt in North Creek should ring a bell. Most of the afternoon & evening festivities will be celebrated here. Morning registration at the Train Depot gets the Slalom racers started upstream in North River with the race starting at 11AM.
Saturday May 5th- a host of activities will ensue. Slalom awards at Cooperfields later in the afternoon, craft fair and food vendors, pony rides at Riverfront Park, fly fishing demos, free raft rides on the Hudson, a guided hike to Rabbit Pond, Bike rides and Mt Bike Tours as well as several exhibits. Including the Spinning Wheel, Wild Center/Adirondack Wildlife, Birds of Prey and Warren County Hatchery Trout Release Exhibits. There will be live music, Adirondack Bluegrass in the afternoon and the Lazy Sons perform right on main street capping off with Michael La Point and at Copperfields in the evening where you can get $4 Margaritas.
Sunday May 6th- 11 AM, The Whitewater Derby continues down steam starting at the Hudson River Pavilion North and Down River awards end up in Riparius at race end. Besides many of the 2 day exhibits the North Creek Depot Museum will be open, there will be a Horseshoe Tournament, various kids games and live music by Finger Diddle at Riverfront Park.
Also, this weekend The White Water Challengers will host the grand opening of the Aerial Zip Course and Woods Paintball and Target Range in North Creek. The Aerial Zip Course is a series of eight bridge elements, two zap lines and the Big Finish zip line. The paintball range will have family activities and the Woods Paintball fields will feature natural rock & tree barriers and strategically positioned blinds for all players.
It’s going to be a beautiful spring weekend in the Adirondacks, so bring the family and have some fun.