The Hike-A-Thon will feature nine simultaneous hikes and events at eight locations around Lake George, plus eight different hikes and one gathering at Peggy’s Point, a park in Hague.
Participation is free and open to the public. Everyone who pre-registers will receive an event t-shirt and participation certificate.
To document the occasion, aerial photographs will be taken by renowned photographer Carl Heilman, from a helicopter flown by Bruce Mowery of North Country Heli-Flite.
Sarah Hoffman of the Conservancy said the Hike-a-Thon, despite its scope, has been fun to organize.
“We’re excited to get 400, maybe 500 people from all around the region to come together as one community, for the love of Lake George,” she said.
Each hike or gathering is scheduled to match the helicopter’s flight path from Bolton to Ticonderoga on the lake’s west side, then down the east shoreline to Lake George Village and back up to Bolton on the west. Starting times for the hikes are detailed at: www.lglc.org.
LGLC’s trails vary in length and difficulty to suit most ages and abilities. For those who prefer a less intense activity, a garden party is planned for Peggy’s Point, a flat and accessible waterfront park in Hague. Flowers will be available there to plant.
For details or to register for the event, see: www.lglc.org or call 644-9673. Donations are accepted but not required to participate.
Bus trip to attend Yankees game
The Bolton Town Recreation Department has planned a bus trip downstate for area residents to see the New York Yankees compete against the Minnesota Twins on Saturday July 13.
The bus departs the Bolton Town Hall parking lot at 7:15 a.m. and returns at 9 p.m. Travel is on an air-conditioned bus with restrooms and video screens.
Participants may bring a cooler and two small bottles of water (no glass) per person into the stadium. The game begins at 1:05 p.m. and the group will be seated in the grandstand. The cost is $60 per person, no refunds. Sign up in advance at the town hall Mondays through Fridays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The town Recreation Department has scheduled a wide variety of activities this summer, detailed on calendars that were sent to local households. Details are also available at: www.boltonnewyork.com.
The town-sponsored six-week summer camp sessions can still accept several more children — applications and information are available online.