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Adirondak Kids Day set for this weekend

Adirondack Kids Day will be held in Inlet Oct. 5.

Adirondack Kids Day will be held in Inlet Oct. 5.

— The second Adirondack Kids Day is set for Saturday, Oct. 5 in Inlet.

The event was inspired by the best-selling children’s book series, “The Adirondack Kids,” by Gary and Justin VanRiper. The father-and-son writing team from Camden created and launched The Adirondack Kids in 2001, which revolves around three best friends who grow up in the Adirondacks along the Fulton Chain of Lakes, with Inlet as their home base. There are now 13 books in the series with more than 115,000 copies sold.

Inlet also happens to be where the co-authors with wife, mom and illustrator, Carol VanRiper, share a camp that has been in Carol’s family for 107 years, the location providing the initial inspiration for their story ideas.

Organizers for Adirondack Kids Day describe the event as kid-friendly, with activities planned from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the entire family - rain or shine.

Authorities in outdoor recreation will be sharing their expertise throughout the day in such areas as paddling and hiking and knot tying. Representatives from Tupper Lake’s Wild Center and Saranac Lake’s new Adirondack Carousel are also scheduled to attend. The Black Fly Challenge™ will hold a special free drawing for some bicycle accessories and bird rehabilitator, Cindy Page, will offer a presentation featuring three spectacular species of owls.

Special guest authors include Syracuse News Channel 9’s Christie Casciano, Diane Chase, author of the Adirondack Family Time guidebooks and The Adirondack Kids authors and illustrator team, Justin, Carol and Gary VanRiper.

For more information on Adirondack Kids Day , visit The Adirondack Kids page on Facebook, call The Inlet Information Office at 1-866-GO-INLET or The Adirondack Reader at 1-315-357-2665. Also visit adirondackkids.com.

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