If you haven’t walked through the Holiday Festival of Lights yet, then this weekend is your last chance! We’ll fill you in on the details for that event along with much more happening in the Lake George region below.
Last Call for the Holiday Festival of Lights & Christmassy Events
Here are three major holiday happenings in Lake George, Saratoga, and close to Albany:
- Holiday Festival of Lights: December 18 to 20 – Walk through the festively lit Charles R. Wood Park – this is the last weekend the event takes place!
- Victorian Streetscapes in Saratoga: Now through December 31 – Enjoy this miniaturized version of the Victorian Streetwalk in Saratoga Springs.
- Wintertime Wonderland in Latham: Now through December 23 – This magical attraction is worth the 45-minute drive to Latham!
Suggested Activity of the Week: Take on a Hiking Challenge
Check out Winter Hiking Challenges, most of which start on December 21 (one on December 20), and have a healthy, fun goal to focus on in the upcoming months. Just make sure to research your hike, hike within your limits, wear appropriate clothing/gear, and all that good stuff to ensure you stay warm and safe out there. If you need snowshoes, follow the link below.
News Roundup for the Lake George Region
It’s a New York State Christmas at the Welcome Center
Plan to stop by the Adirondacks Welcome Center between exits 17 and 18 on the Northway to check out a decorated tree on display outside, grown and harvested at Bailey Family Christmas Trees in Cambridge. The ornaments are agricultural-themed and represent the many products grown in the region – see what else you can find on the tree!
While you’re there, browse the ladder display that features 80 Taste NY vendors with products for sale in the nine state-of-the-art vending machines in the market. This “vending market” is open 24/7 at the Welcome Center.
Warren County Gets Creative to De-Ice Roads
With the recent Randy Preston Road Salt Reduction Act going into effect in the Adirondacks, many are reminded of the damage road salt can cause. Warren County is reportedly making its own brine to de-ice roads, which can save as much as 75% of the cost of buying the solution prepared.
Predatory Beetles Are Out in Lake George
Yes, insects are on the loose, but hold tight, it’s for a good reason: the predatory Laricobius beetle, native to Washington State, has been released around Lake George to combat the invasive hemlock woolly adelgid. The invasive insect is an aphid-like bug that causes Hemlock trees to die off.
Chateau on the Lake Starts a New Restaurant Out of State
The Foy family that owns Chateau on the Lake of Bolton Landing will open Waterline Marina Resort & Beach Club on Anna Maria Island, a barrier island off of Florida’s west coast near Bradenton and Sarasota. The restaurant will have a similar look and feel to Chateau on the Lake, which offers an incredible fine dining experience.
We reported on the Foy family back in May, who were featured in the Food Network’s Summer Rush series over the summer. They also own Diamond Point Grille and Cate’s Italian Garden.