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Adirondack Adventure Festival to be Held in North Creek

By Mirror Staff

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

North Creek and will host the third annual Adirondack Adventure Festival on May 4  through May 6, the same weekend as the White Water Derby.

Events include guided bike tours and hikes, fly-fishing demonstrations, nature education programs, trout releases into the Hudson River, live music, a craft fair, as well as a range of opportunities for dining and shopping.

Vendors, demonstrations, exhibits and registration for activities will be located at the Riverfront Park at Railroad Place adjacent to the North Creek Train Station.

New this year is a tour of the Saratoga and North Creek Railway train, the North Creek Depot Museum, a spinning wheel exhibit and demonstration and live music on both Saturday and Sunday afternoons.  A complete schedule is available at www.adirondackadventurefestival.com.

The Warren County Hatchery will have a fish tank stocked with live trout to be released into the Hudson River at the end of the day on Saturday. North Country Wild Care will bring Birds of Prey and the Wild Center will have exhibits on the Adirondack wilderness and wildlife.

Adirondack Community College’s Adventure Sports Program students will act as biking guides for the 50mile and 20mile road bike tours on Saturday, as well as provide free river rafting rides on both Saturday and Sunday.  The Cold River Chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club will lead a guided hike on Saturday to Little Rabbit Pond.

This year’s White Water Derby is the 55th. Starting from North River on 11am on Saturday, May 5, the Novice and Giant Slalom races will take place on the Hudson River with the Chuck Severance Race running immediately after.  The Downriver Race will be held on Sunday, starting at 11am from North Creek to Riparius.

For more information on the 3rd  Annual Adirondack Adventure Festival,  please contact Pat Hamilton, at the  Gore Mountain Regional Chamber of Commerce at (518) 251-2612 or  info@gorechamber.com

For more information on the 55th Annual White Water Derby, or to schedule an interview with Derby Director, Katie Nightingale, call (518) 251-2005, or e-mail Katie at info@whitewaterderby.com

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