GET OUTSIDE & PLAY
Harvest Fall and Fire Festival
Head over to the town of Long Lake for the Harvest Fall and Fire Festival on October 11th, and kick off the day with a craft fair at the Long Lake town hall from 10am – 4pm. Start your holiday shopping early this year, with hand crafted items offered by local vendors and artisans. Bring the kids - activities will begin at 12pm on the Long Lake School lawn, and you'll enjoy the FREE carnival type festival to earn tickets for prizes.
Games, scarecrow contest, pumpkin bowling, ladder toss, pumpkin pop, milk bottle baseball and more! Judging for contests begins at 4pm. In addition, you'll enjoy the unique sound of the musical group light Expo from 3:30 – 5:00pm. Rain or shine, this fall festival will be one to remember! Additional information: 518-624-3077.
If you want to get outside and get your blood moving, enjoy a last weekend of mountain bike riding and camping at Oak Mountain Ski Area. Say goodbye to summer by celebrating in Speculator at OAKtoberfest Appreciation weekend on October 11th and 12th.
Spend Saturday practicing for the race circuit that will take place on Sunday at 12pm. Take advantage of the special two day rate of $50.00 for the lift and enjoy the Saturday evening, "Great American BBQ" from 5:30 – 7:30 at the base lodge! Come to ride, watch the bikes practice & race, or simply relax in the lodge and enjoy the mountain at this special time of year!
EXPERIENCE LIVING HISTORY
Annual NYSMLA Primitive Hunt & Rendezvous
Step back into time for this unique opportunity to experience a revolutionary war encampment (time period 1740 – 1840) during the 23th Annual NYSMLA Primitive Hunt & Rendezvous, set in the Moose River Plains recreational area - a 50,000 wilderness tract stretching between Indian Lake and Inlet on Sunday, October 19th in Inlet, NY.
This one day only visitation of the "primitive camp" will show over 50 people dressed in period clothing at their camps/tents performing traditional activities and demonstrations such as tomahawk & knife throwing, muzzle loading & shooting, and outdoor cooking. You'll be astonished and amazed at this re-creation of life during the Lewis and Clark era.
TO GET THERE: Drive 6-7 miles on the Plains Road located just past the Limekiln Campground (on the left) in Inlet to the staging area. Visiting hours: 10am – 5pm Sunday only. For more information call 315-357-5501, or toll free 866-Go-Inlet.