Weekend events going into next week include an Earth Day cleanup, a 5K, a major rock band concert, a library fundraiser, and more around Lake George. Plus, read up on a new hiking tool and find out which campground just got sold.
Earth Day! A 5K! Find Upcoming Events in the Area
The Rotary 5K, which was cancelled in 2021 and went virtual in 2020, returns in-person this Saturday. Here are the details on that event and our other top picks:
- Haunted History Tours at Fort William Henry: April 22, 23, 29 & 30
- Glens Falls Cleanup Day: April 23
- Cornhole Tournament at Jenkinsville Park: April 23
- Rotary 5K Corporate Challenge in Queensbury: April 23
- iNaturalist Hike at Up Yonda Farm: April 23
- Breaking Benjamin With Seether, Starset & Lacey Sturm in Glens Falls: April 26
- Spring Paint & Sip Fundraiser at the Caldwell Lake George Library: April 27
- Taste NY Producer showcase at SUNY Adirondack: April 28
A New Hiking Tool, A Campground Purchased & More Lake George News
Hikers in Warren County Can Now Easily Report Problems on the Trail
News 10 ABC reports that a new Warren County Trail Reporter can be used by area hikers to report issues like a downed tree blocking a trail, or trash. The form to fill out includes the location, an opportunity to upload a photo, and categories of issues to choose from.
Trails in Warren County are managed by Queensbury Parks & Rec, the Lake George Land Conservancy, and other organizations, and this tool will help fast track the problem to the right person.
You can check out the Warren Country Trail Reporter here: https://survey123.arcgis.com/share/56bde25f34484f69818a340d924ff3b0
Campground Purchased, Renamed & Taking Reservations Now
That commercial real estate market in Lake George is hot! The latest announcement is about Adirondack Camping Village, which was purchased by Athena Real Estate and its founder Richard O’Brien for $4.5 million, according to the Albany Business Review.
The 67-acre campground has 175 tent sites, seven rental cabins, and full-hook up RV sites. And, it’s been renamed Lake George Camping Village. You can check out rates and make reservations through their website.
Despite Some Concerns, Herbicide Use Approved to Treat Invasive Species
The Lake George Park Commission has received the go-ahead to treat the invasive Eurasian watermilfoil infestation in Lake George with an aquatic herbicide called ProcellaCOR, reports Adirondack Explorer; previously, the Lake George Association had expressed concerns about using a chemical treatment in the lake.
The Adirondack Park Commission approved use of the herbicide by a 6 to 4 vote, and testing of the ProcellaCOR is planned for Blair’s Bay in Hague and Sheep Meadow Bay near Huletts Landing.
Gold Star Mothers Convention Returns to Lake George for Milestone Anniversary
The Gold Star Mothers, a group of mothers whose children were lost while serving on active duty in the US military, will host their 85th Annual Convention at the Holiday Inn Resort in Lake George. The last time the convention was held here was 2011.
The public is invited to enjoy the opening ceremony, which will include a performance from the Lake George Community Band, light refreshments, cake, and memorabilia out on display.
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- Adirondack Explorer: Lake George to move ahead in battle against milfoil
- Albany Business Review: Lake George campground and resort acquired by Florida investment firm
- News 10 ABC: New tool helps hikers report issues on the trail