Adventure Fest, White Water Derby set for this weekend

Whitewater rafting on the Hudson River

Whitewater rafting on the Hudson River

— Now that ski season is over, North Creek residents and visitors are ready for warm weather, and the 3rd Annual Adirondack Adventure Festival this weekend will help people get outside and enjoy the great outdoors.

The festival is being held at the same time and in cooperation with the 55th Annual White Water Derby on May 5-6.

“It ties into our efforts to promote North Creek as a four-season town,” said Gore Mountain Region Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Pat Hamilton. “We have a guided hike, road bike tours, a guided mountain bike tour and river rafting. We want to showcase everything else we have going on here for the summer season.”

The Adirondack Adventure Festival is a weekend full of outdoor fun, entertainment, and family adventures around the Gore Mountain region.

This family-oriented event was created to increase the number of people visiting North Creek for the White Water Derby and offer other non-sports activities for paddlers’ families while they are in town.

This year, the Chamber has added more events for the festival, including a scavenger hunt, pony rides, a horseshoe tournament, more children’s games and afternoon concerts. The scavenger hunt — to be held both days — will start at the train station and go all the way up Main Street to the Tannery Pond Community Center, which will be open all weekend for visitors. An art show is currently on display at Tannery Pond.

All the events are free, except where noted on the schedule. Warren County Tourism and the Town of Johnsburg have awarded occupancy tax funding for the Festival to help promote and run the event.

And the North Creek Business Alliance shuttle buses will be running throughout the weekend, making a loop in town and up to North River to see some of the White Water Derby action.

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