adirondacks, usa — The Great Adirondack Garage Sale promises to be bigger and better than ever, and local residents are encouraged to sign up to sell during the expanded Memorial Day Weekend event!
The regional Garage Sale originated in 2010 when Long Lake linked up with Old Forge, Inlet and Indian Lake to promote 70 miles of garage sales. The 2016 Great Adirondack Garage Sale will be held on May 27-29 and has expanded in scope and scale with a new, interactive promotional website showcasing garage sales located on a 200-mile "trail" stretching from Malone to Speculator, and Old Forge to Newcomb.
"Memorial Day weekend in May is traditionally the time when second-homeowners open up their camps, turn on their water, and we're really hoping we get people motivated to clear out their garages, attics, and basements, said Alexandra Roalsvig, Director, Parks, Recreation and Tourism for the Town of Long Lake. "The more participation, the bigger impact the event will have, so we encourage our residents and second homeowners to sign up and sell, sell, sell!"
The expanded event was initiated by Hamilton County in partnership with the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism. "We've developed an interactive website that will showcase garage sale locations, and allow sellers to list sale items along with an unlimited number of photos to enhance their listing," said Michelle Clement, Tupper Lake & Hamilton County Marketing Manager. "Signing up is easy and it's free, so make sure your sale is on the map!"
"This event is also a great way for non-profits, churches, and school groups to fundraise," added Roalsvig. "The Town of Long Lake will have space available for outside vendors to sell their wares both in Long Lake and Raquette Lake so call our office at 518-624-3077 and ask for Steph Hample and she'll set you up with a location."
Participating communities include Old Forge, Inlet, Raquette Lake, Indian Lake, Blue Mountain Lake, Long Lake, Tupper Lake, Lake Clear, Paul Smiths, Malone, Cranberry Lake, Piercefield, Childwold, Newcomb & Speculator. Each community will also have a printed map to hand out during the event with mapped Garage Sale locations based on the website data. Participants should visit GreatAdirondackGarageSale.com for more information and to register individual sale locations.