Great Adirondack Moose Festival arrives in Indian Lake

INDIAN LAKE - In celebration of the 30 years since the return of the moose to the Adirondack Park, Indian Lake will come alive during one "moose-themed" weekend Sept. 18 and 19.

The Great Adirondack Moose Festival, (GAMF) the first Moose Festival held in New York State, is made possible through a collaborative effort by the Town of Indian Lake and the Indian Lake Chamber of Commerce. It will bring a multitude of events to the hamlets of Indian Lake, Sabael and Blue Mountain Lake including guided tours, vendors, youth activities and much more.

"The festival is designed to offer a purely Adirondack experience for everyone. This community-wide event features a host of Adirondack style and moose-oriented family fun activities," said chairwoman Brenda Valentine.

Joining Valentine in the planning process as chairs are Christine Pouch and Aaron Gadway.

"This event has great potential," said Valentine. "We hope to see it grow as we continue to build upon the success that we anticipate for its debut season in the coming weeks."

The festival will feature activities including moose-related crafts, games, tours and Bruce the Moose will make his inaugural appearance with Smokey the Bear for children's' entertainment and souvenir photos.

For the history buff, the Indian Lake Museum Open House will offer an opportunity to learn about the beginnings of the town and the folks who settled the area. Also, the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts, in Blue Mountain Lake, will present the fall theater production of Kimberly Akimbo.

Space should be reserved early at the "Moose is Loose in the Adirondacks" presentation, which will explore all about the history, current status and future of the moose in the Adirondack region of New York State.

"The GAMF weekend promises a glimpse of beautiful fall foliage along our country roads and lake shores," said Valentine.

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