Check out what’s going on around the Lake George area this weekend, including Easter dining specials and events if you celebrate, a maple-themed festival, and more. Plus, see why you’ll want to plan ahead for boat docking in the lake this summer.
Easter Egg Hunts, A Maple Festival & A Movie Screening
The Shirt Factory in Glens Falls is bringing back Spring is Sweet, April Maple this Saturday. Pictured above is a Corinth maple farm serving up maple fried chicken from last year’s event – you never know what delectable treats and fun vendors you’ll come across at The Shirt Factory’s festivals!
Here are details on that food-filled event and other happenings:
- Bake Sale for Ukraine at the Log Jam: April 14
- Nettle Meadow Easter Egg Hunt: April 16
- Lake Luzerne Easter Egg Hunt: April 16
- Spring is Sweet, April Maple at The Shirt Factory: April 16
- Easter Bunny at Aviation Mall: through April 17
- Gulliver’s Travels (1939) Screening at The Chapman: April 20
Get Last-Minute Easter Basket Stuffers & Plan Ahead for Summer Dock Space
Head to the Welcome Center for Easter Goodies
Still need to pick up some items for the kids’ Easter baskets? The Adirondacks Welcome Center (AWC), located between Exits 17 and 18 northbound on I-87, has some New York State candy and other delightful products available that are perfect for Easter baskets.
They’re also having an ongoing egg hunt on the center’s property now through April 18. If you find 5 eggs, you can win an AWC mascot bear holding his own chocolate bear, made by Barkeater Chocolates.
Want to Be a Citizen Scientist? You Can Learn at Up Yonda Farm
Don’t be intimidated by the term “citizen scientist.” They’re simply members of the public who help collect info for researchers. You can become a citizen scientist with the iNaturalist app, which allows hikers and outdoor recreationists to chronicle plants and other organisms they see while out and about; the details are added into a database shared with biologists and naturalists.
Up Yonda Farm in Bolton Landing has an iNaturalist hike coming up on April 23, with beginners and kids 7 and up welcome.
And, who knows, you could be interviewed by NPR like Glen Lake citizen scientist Nancy Quillian was, as we reported by back in January.
Dock Space Will Be Hard to Come By This Year
The scarcity of Lake George dock space topped The Glens Falls Chronicle’s stories today, April 14. Brent Brewer of Bug-U Pest Control was interviewed, and said he lost his slip spot and is concerned he might have to sell his newly purchased 2022 boat. Boats by George owner George Pensel told the publication that it’s a problem that seems to be worsening each season. Several factors seem to be at play including, of course, the popularity of boating and other outdoor recreation skyrocketing during the pandemic.
Last year, the Village increased fines and imposed steeper penalties for those who docked past their designated time; some docked for weeks at a time. Another issue is that dock space can vanish with the multitude of properties around the lake that have been sold in the recent year, such as Capri Village. In addition, it is more lucrative for marinas to rent out boats than it is for them to allow seasonal docking.
You can see more of this discussion on the Facebook group Lake George NY Boaters, where a boater just yesterday posted that they lost their marina space for this year as well.
One way to potentially circumvent the issue is to stay at a lodging place that offers dock space for a fee.