The Moose is Loose in the Town of Indian Lake
A host of moose-themed activities planned for visitors of all ages from guided hiking tours to the only moose-calling contest held in NY.
Indian Lake NY The 9th Annual Great Adirondack Moose Festival, New York State’s premier and only moose-themed fete, offers visitors of all ages a fantastic Adirondack experience. Held in Indian Lake, N.Y., in the heart of the famous six million acre Adirondack Park, moose-themed family fun activities will be the main attraction during the weekend of September 22 and 23, 2018. During the Festival, visitors are encouraged to explore the region’s peaks and valleys, rivers and lakes and revel in the burst of Adirondack fall colors.
Visitors to Indian Lake will enjoy programs, games, contests, exhibitions, many in the name of the elusive and majestic moose. The half-ton mammal has made a come-back in the Adirondacks, and one may even spot a moose during the Festival weekend. The Annual Great Adirondack Moose Festival (GAMF) is sponsored by the Indian Lake Chamber of Commerce and a host of regional and local business sponsors.
Major Festival activities will feature several family fun Adirondack wilderness experiences and will include a Moose River Plains self-guided driving tour, guided hikes to Ok Slip Falls, Coney Mountain, Rock Dam and John Pond/Clear Pond. These activities, and more, offer authentic Adirondack experiences and are not to be missed.
Other Festival activities to enjoy include: an Adirondack Moose Research Status presentation, Indian Lake Museum Open House, Moose Lab 101, an Old Fashion Turkey Shoot, Count the Moose Scat Contest, Mooseterpiece -Children’s games and activities and much more. Festival mascots, Bruce the Moose and Smokey Bear, will be visiting different Festival activities for photo opportunities.
Back by popular demand will be the 8th annual Moose Calling Contest. Check out the Contest and witness the fun, and sometimes bizarre and authentic, hooting and hollering moose calls from both adult and children contestants. Ed Kanze, Naturalist and Outdoor Guide will be the contest Master of Ceremony and one of the official judges. The contest will be limited to two categories, adult and children, and will be held at the Indian Lake Theater. To view an actual Great Adirondack Moose Calling Contest, see mountainlake.org/what-does-the-moose-say .
Additional 2018 Festival activities will include Chain Saw Carving Demonstrations, Hand Fly Tying Demonstration, Techniques and Exhibit, Raquette Lake Navigation-Brunch Cruise, Wine Sampling Tent, Utica Zoo Mobile, shopping for arts and crafts in the Big Moose Tent and at local retailers, Contemporary Rustic Gallery Exhibit and live music.
Sponsors of the 9th Annual Great Adirondack Moose Festival include:
Bull Moose Sponsorships: Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake, Adirondack Camp Antiques, gra*FIX, Hutchins Construction, Inc., Indian Lake Restaurant, Tavern & Liquor Store, Town of Indian Lake, Indian Lake Central School District, Indian Lake Theater and Mannix Marketing, Inc.
Big Daddy Moose Sponsorships: Adirondack “By Owner” LLC, Allen Van Hoff, Barton Mines Company, Gadway Realty, Indian Lake and Blue Mountain Lake Fish and Game Association, Pine’s Country Store, Steet Toyota and Stewart’s Shops.
Momma Moose Sponsorships: Abanakee Studios, Marty’s Chili Nights, J&R Eldridge and Stephenson’s Lumber
The festival is held during peak fall foliage which allows visitors opportunities to enjoy the beautiful colors in the Central Adirondacks. Most festival activities are free and do not require advance registration.
A full schedule of GAMF activities may be found on Facebook at “Great Adirondack Moose Festival”. For a copy of the 2018 Festival Program, please visit http://www.indian-lake.com call (518) 648-5636 or (518) 648-5112. Visitors are encouraged to pick up a Festival Program at the Chamber of Commerce and at several businesses around town during the weekend.
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