Picnic and Paddle to Benefit ALCA

BLUE MOUNTAIN LAKE Visiting a rare example of Adirondack architecture on a private lake in the midst of 15,000 acres during the height of fall color is part of the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts' (ALCA) 40th anniversary program. The event is slated for Saturday, Sept. 22, rain or shine.

The Blue Mountain Lake-based multi-arts center continues to celebrate its creative spirit with a Picnic and Paddle, on beautiful Arbutus Lake in Newcomb. The property, part of the Huntington Wildlife Forest, is not open to the public, but ALCA has been granted a special one-time access for this event.

Guests may bring their canoes and kayaks for paddling, and will enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch catered by Café “arah of North Creek. In addition, participants may hike along the trail around the lake, tour buildings built by William West Durant (father of the Adirondack Great Camp style of architecture), learn the history of Huntington Wildlife Forest, see 19th century guideboats, and enter to win a Hornbeck "Lost Pond" canoe. Of course, relaxing lakeside is also encouraged!

The Picnic and Paddle lasts from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Space is limited. Reservations are required and cost $40 for ALCA members and $50 for non-members. Proceeds will fund projects and programs for children and adults, from classes and concerts to exhibitions and demonstrations. Call the Arts Center at (518) 352-7715 for reservations or more information. For information about ALCA and its year-round events, visit www.adk-arts.org For information on Arbutus Lake and the Huntington Wildlife Forest, visit www.esf.edu/aec/

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