Fall Events Not to be Missed this year

One Square Mile of Hope

On September 13, 2014, One Square Mile of Hope will attempt to take back its title and set a new Guinness world record for the Largest Raft of canoes and kayaks, while raising funds for breast cancer research and awareness. This year the Kiwanis Club of the Central Adirondacks joined One Square Mile of Hope with the goal of recapturing the record.

The event will take place on Fourth Lake in Inlet, the location that first captured the title in 2011. That year, the record of 1902 boats was established by One Square Mile of Hope. The record was taken away in August 2013 with 2099 boats counted, by another group.

As of September 6th, 2816 boats (3277 people) have registered to for the event, and as of Monday morning the phones have not stopped ringing off the hook!

Spectator Information: The best place to watch the event unfold is at Arrowhead Park in the middle of Inlet. Since this is the center of action for the day's activities, the area will be extremely busy and parking will be scarce or non-existent. There are two satellite parking areas available for you to park and take a shuttle into town. The shuttle runs every 10 minutes.

  • The first is at Murdock Trucking on Limekiln Road just outside of Inlet, and is located next to the Ole Barn restaurant. Directions: Drive south on 28 towards Raquette Lake and make a right onto Limekiln Road. Go another 1.5 miles to arrive at Murdock Trucking.
  • The second parking area is at Fern Park, located off of South Shore Road. Directions: Drive approximately 1/10th mile south on 28 from the middle of town towards Raquette Lake and take a right onto South Shore Road. Look for Fern Park (Loomis Road) on the left in another 2/10th mile. Drive down Loomis Road to the parking lot and catch the shuttle there. Both parking spots are just minutes from Arrowhead Park in at the middle of the Town of Inlet.

GPS Coordinates:

Arrowhead Park         43.751914, -74.794881
Fern Park                       43.749217, -74.797111
Murdock Trucking    43.734519, -74.788977

Schedule of Events:

  • 7:30-10:30am:  Boater Registration @ Arrowhead Park
  • 11:45am:  All boats must be in their designated area, after which the countdown begins; The Guinness World Record airplanes fly overhead for photos and video of the flotilla
  • 12:00pm:  Final count is tabulated
  • 12:30pm:  Buffet lunch served - Tickets are available for sale ($10) at the Inlet Information Office

For more information: One Square Mile Of Hope


Spend the weekend at the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake for the 27th Annual Rustic Furniture Fair on Saturday and Sunday, September 13-14 from 10am until 5pm.

Cool, crisp, fall mountain air and the famous Adirondack fall foliage colors will be the backdrop of your shopping experience at the Fair! Featured throughout the campus of the museum will be over 50 rustic makers, artisans and artists showing off the best of their handcrafted furniture, furnishings and paintings. If you are looking for that special piece for your home or camp this may well be the place to find it! Meet the craftsmen, ask questions and discuss their work as you view items that are offered for sale.

Visit the Bull Cottage, home of some of the museum's notable collection of rustic furnishings, furniture and artwork. In addition, all of the museum's exhibits and galleries are open for you to enjoy as well as live demonstrations of many featured artisans.

The rustic fair occurs one week prior to the Adirondack Museum Antiques Show & Sale ( September 21-22), and the Indian Lake townwide Adirondacks Antiques Show (September 19-21).

For More Information: Rustic Furniture Fair




Do you love Adirondack antiques? Great selections? Wonderful fall foliage? Basking in the September sun that the Adirondacks are known for? Then continue reading! Come to Indian Lake and Blue Mountain Lake on the weekend of September 19-21 for two of the most colossal Antique events in the Adirondacks! Spend the day, spend the whole weekend!

The trail of antiques stretches for 12 miles between Indian Lake and Blue Mountain Lake. From the Antiques Show at the Museum to the tailgate show in Indian Lake, enjoy street vendors sandwiched everywhere in-between.

Adk Mountains Antiques Show   (In Indian Lake, located along Main Street)

Vendors will start setting up along Main Street (Rte 30 & 28) on Wednesday and Thursday, September 17-18, so if you're looking for a sneak peak and want to shop early and beat the crowds come on up! This unique "Tail Gate" show will feature items from over 60 vendors in "everything Adirondack" while lining the streets of Indian Lake for 3 full days with the largest selection of Adirondack Antiques and related items gathered in one place! The Indian Lake Theater will host an Antique Auction on Saturday, September 20th from 7pm until 10pm, with the proceeds going to various local charities, including the Indian Lake Theater. Preview hours for the auction are from 4-7pm. Many other activities will take place throughout the weekend.

Antiques Show and Sale (at the Adirondack Museum)

The Antiques Show and Sale takes place September 13-14, 2014, and will offer antiques for your home or camp displayed by over 40 of the finest vendors and dealers from around the United States. Among the many items you'll find at this show are camp, cottage and mission furniture, oriental rugs, quilts, taxidermy and much more. Your ticket to the Antiques show includes general admission to the museum, where you'll find all of the exhibits open including three new and exciting exhibits: Gone Camping: Outfitting the Adirondack Campsite; Sonic Hotel: Lost and Found Sounds of the Adirondacks; and Arto Monaco and the Land of Makebelieve. In addition you'll be able to enjoy self-led audio guides, staff-led tours, and a large selection of children's activities.

The shows RUN from 10am until 5pm each day.



The great Adirondack Moose Festival comes back to the Town of Indian Lake on September 27-28 for the 5th year running and looks to be more exciting, bigger and better than last year!

Did you know that the moose is the largest member of the deer (Cervidae) family? They weigh anywhere between 500 and 1200 pounds? And, the ideal moose habitat consists of a mosaic of upland mature mixed forest, open areas created by burns or logging, and wetlands? Although the center of Indian Lake is not the moose's preferred habitat, you'll learn more about the big guy, its life and maybe hear a moose call or two to boot!

The weekend festivities include a variety of events almost too numerous to list here, but we'll give you a few. Then take a look at the full festival schedule of events - click on the link below:

  • Moose River Plains self-guided tours – maybe you'll see one!
  • Mac the Moose, a full moose mount – hey, you might never see one in the wild...
  • Moose Calling Contest – with Ed Kanze, Naturalist and Outdoor Guide
  • Hikes - including one into OK Slip Falls, the highest free falling waterfalls in the Adirondacks
  • Sidewalk Shopping – all around town
  • Brunch Cruise on the W.W. Durant Steamship on Raqutte Lake


Great Events Year Round

In addition to these great events, there are many other activities taking place during the month of September! Guided hikes with NYS licensed guides, festivals, fall garage sales and more. Check out the complete schedule of events on our events page.