While the snow is melting and we anxiously await the departure of the mud and blackflies, a group of dedicated volunteers and staff are hard at work planning various activities and events for the Indian Lake Sabael and Blue Mountain Lake.
We all know the signs of the impending season — The Ol’Station opens up, the garden clubs are busy sprucing up planters and the town parks, the lifeguard chairs appear on our beaches, busses filled with rafters are frequent sights in town and on the river and out-of-state license plates begin to outnumber those New York plates starting with HA. These are sure signs our summer season has arrived — just a few months to showcase our fabulous locale and its offerings.
The Indian Lake Chamber of Commerce and town have been busy planning new and enhanced activities to attract tourism to our area and provide our residents — both year-round and seasonally — with a wealth of cultural programming.
May springs into action with Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts’ (ALCA) Battle of the Bands (May 3) followed by Indian Lake Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Spring Fundraiser & Meeting (May 8); Indian Lake Central School’s Spring Concert (May 14); Merry Brunch of May Fundraiser for ALCA’s Living Able Program (May 19); Town-wide & Charity Yard Sale ( May 24-25); Adirondack Museum opens (May 24); and ALCA’s Great American Songbook in Concert (May 24 and 26).
June begins with another ALCA activity, the play The Spitfire Grill (June 7-8, 13-15) followed by the Black Fly Challenge which begins in Indian Lake this year (June 8).
July brings back Horseshoes in Byron Park every Wednesday evening (July 3-9 and 11) and 4th of July festivities including Indian Lake Fish & Game Club’s annual Kids’ Fishing Derby and Bazaar, Bake Sale & Flea Market (July 6); Indian Lake Volunteer Fire Department Chicken BBQ (July 7); Adirondack Museum Aqua Fest (July 20); and wraps up with Chamber’s annual Golf Outing and Adirondack Museum Benefit Gala and HKH Award (July 27).
August warms up with ALCA’s Shakespeare in the Park (Aug. 1); Adirondack Museum Antique Show & Sale (Aug. 10-11); Adirondack Museum American Mountain Men Encampment (Aug. 16-17); and ends with ILVFD Pig Roast (Aug. 31).
September brings brilliant fall colors and the Adirondack Museum Rustic Furniture Fair (Sept. 14-15); Adirondack Mountain Antique Show (Sept. 18-22); the Great Adirondack Moose Festival (Sept. 28-29).
October brings the chilly weather and Adirondack Museum’s Fall Fest (Oct. 5) followed by a haunting good time with the Halloween Fun Parade & Festival (Oct. 31).
Snow typically appears in November getting all of us ready for the holiday season starting with Election Day Dinner (Nov. 5); Country Christmas Tour (Nov. 29-30); and Bazaar & Bake Sale (Nov. 23). The Children’s’ Holiday Gift Shop brings out Santa’s helpers (Nov. 7).
There is always something to do, see, or take advantage of in Indian Lake, Sabael and Blue Mountain Lake. Start planning your trip here today. For more information on where you can stop, shop and play in a four season Adirondack Park destination, please visit www.indian-lake.com or call (518) 648-5112.
Christine Pouch is the president of the Indian Lake Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.