continued The Adirondack Carousel will feature animals that can be found in the Adirondack Park. There are 24 of them, but only 18 will be on the carousel at any given time. Plus there will be a handicap-accessible “chariot” — a replica of a Chris-Craft speed boat — on the carousel.
In the fall of 2011, elementary school students from the Saranac Lake Central School District named most of the animals: Flipper (Bass), Paws (Bear), Chuck (Beaver), Bug-Eye (Blackfly), Bubbles (Great Blue Heron), Moonlight (Bobcat), John (Deer), Thunder (Draft Horse), Soarin (Eagle), Flames (Fox), Lilly (Frog), Harry (Hare), Lucy (Loon), Beethoven (Moose), Oliver (Otter), Spike (Porcupine), Ranger (Raccoon), Red Storm (Red Squirrel), Wiggly (Salamander), Spencer (Skunk), Twitter (Thrush), Buck (Toad), and Shelly (Turtle). There will also be a trout.
The Adirondack Carousel pavilion is a year-round building and will include space for programs and special events. A playground next to the carousel will also be built.
Learn more about the Adirondack Carousel online at adirondackcarousel.org.