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Indian Lake to hold Moose Festival this weekend

Emcee Ed Kanze, left, captures the sound of Mickey McKinney, who tried his hand at the moose calling contest last year during the 2011 Great Adirondack Moose Festival in Indian Lake.

Emcee Ed Kanze, left, captures the sound of Mickey McKinney, who tried his hand at the moose calling contest last year during the 2011 Great Adirondack Moose Festival in Indian Lake. Photo by John Grybos.

— The 3rd Annual Great Adirondack Moose Festival (GAMF) will be held Sept. 22-23 in the town of Indian Lake.

There will be a number of activities and events, including sidewalk sales and a moose-calling contest.

The Festival’s highlight this year is the “Forever Locked” moose exhibit. The exhibit features a full taxidermy mount of two bull moose whose antlers became permanently locked together during a fatal fight.

The “Forever Locked” moose museum-quality, masterpiece of taxidermy depicting the rare, natural event will be on display during the Moose Festival at the Indian Lake Volunteer Fire Department. The cost is $4 for adults, $2 for children and free for kids under 4 years of age.

The GAMF is sponsored by the Indian Lake Chamber of Commerce. For more information please visit www.indian-lake.com call (518) 648-5636 or (518) 648-5112.

•The Big Moose Tent: Browse one of a kind Adirondack themed crafts, custom made wooden bowls and more. Be sure to visit Adirondack Museum’s Moose Lab 101 to learn more about the elusive moose. Local business owners, community organizations, and state agencies will be available to share information about their businesses and services. Indian Lake Central School, Route 28, Indian Lake.

•Moose River Plains Self-guided Driving Tour: Pick up a Moose River Plains Self-guided Driving Tour Map at the Chamber of Commerce,

Route 28, Indian Lake, and take an exceptional scenic 24-mile dirt road drive through some of the most pristine woodlands in the Adirondacks. The map will also highlight points of interest within the Plains. The Moose River Plains is the largest block of remote land in the Adirondacks and is readily accessible by motor vehicles. Please review the map for very important DEC Safety guidelines.

•Adirondack Quilt Show and Sale: North Country Crafters will display and sell their “made in the Adirondacks” quilts, which will range from full to baby crib size. Visitors will also get a close up look at how quilts are made and have opportunities to chat with the Crafters. Byron Park, Meeting Room, Route 28, Indian Lake.

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