Four not to miss events in October
Sep
29
2014

Saranac Lake has long been known as a mecca for artists and art events. This upcoming month will confirm that designation with the multitude of cultural events on the schedule. There are also several non art-related events as well.

From poetry readings to plays to outdoor programs and slide shows, you’ll pretty much find something of interest during any of the upcoming weeks.  

Here are a few highlights.

adirondack photo exhibit opening

Saranac Lake’s Adirondack Artists Guild always has ongoing exhibits in their gallery on Main Street. October will feature local artist Eleanor Sweeney’s latest exhibit of photographs and transfer prints. Sweeney’s work is generally focused on small, ordinary things in nature. Through processing manipulation, she achieves the special photographic style that sets her apart from other Adirondack photographers. In addition to paper, her images are printed on extraordinary mediums such as metal, wood and fabrics. Opening reception for this month-long October show will be held on October 3.  

bob marshall in the adirondacks

The slideshow Bob Marshall in the Adirondacks by Phil Brown at Saranac Village at Will Rogers will feature Bob Marshall, American forester, writer and wilderness activist. Marshall was one of the first Adirondack 46ers. He became part of the group of principal founders of The Wilderness Society to which he contributed most of the organizations funding during its first years. Marshall spent every summer of his first 26 years in the Adirondacks at the family camp, Knollwood, on Lower Saranac Lake. His life was dedicated to the conservation of wilderness in America and he championed the preservation of wild forest within the Adirondack Park. Phil Brown authored the book, “Bob Marshall in the Adirondacks: Writings of a Pioneering Peak Bagger, Pond Hopper and Wilderness Preservationist’. You won’t want to miss this if you’re a lover of the Adirondacks or wilderness in general. 

Cover of Phil Brown's book about Bob Marshall in the Adirondacks

long live the loon!

On October 12th, help celebrate the Adirondacks’ iconic symbol of the wild, The Common Loon. The 2014 Adirondack Loon Celebration will feature a variety of events throughout the day. Field trips, kids activities, concerts, food, and much more will fill the day’s events at both the Harrietstown Town Hall and Riverside Park (weather permitting in the park). The video footage above will stop your heart at the beauty of the interaction between loon parent and newly hatched chick. Loons only ride the back of a parent for a very short time after hatching, so this loon was a brand new hatchling. The Loon Celebration is brought to you by the Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation.

Common Loon - image by Larry Master - MasterImages

a pumpkin fest for all

A great family event at the Adirondack Regional Airport each year is the Life Flight Pumpkin Fest. If you love all kinds of aircraft this one will make you happy. Tour the local Life Flight helicopter and other aircraft and equipment that will be on display. Of course, you don’t have to love aircraft to enjoy the other activities of the day as well. After all, it’s a pumpkin festival!  There will be lots of kids activities, classic cars, young Eagle flights, a hay maze, pumpkin decorating, plus lots more; the whole family will enjoy this annual event.

Life Flight helicopter will be on display

plan a visit soon

In addition to all of these fun and interesting events, there are many more listed on our calendar of events. Check them out to see what’s going on during your visit. If you’re not planning a visit maybe you should! Browse our lodging and see what deals you can find. It might tempt you to plan a visit soon! 

Author:Sue Cameron
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