Ice Still Out: But For How Long?

Photo: Courtesy Schroon Lions

Photo: Courtesy Schroon Lions

While large sections of the lake have iced out -- there are a lot of folks wanting to know when one particular section will go under. They are the ticket holders in the annual Schroon Lions Club Ice Out Contest -- where participants try and guess the exact time and date a Star Wars like movie prop (pictured above) hits the water.

From the Lions:

"Some folks asking about the IceOut device... Lake is open at north and south end but still "iced in" in the middle. Location is north of Narrows across from Witherbee's Steakhouse... Warm sun and steady breeze will do the trick; just don't know when. Thanks again to all the ticket buyers for your support."

We will let everyone know the winner!



Gore: Good To the Last Drop

Passengers from The Gore -- then North Creek Snow Train -- in 1934

Passengers from The Gore -- then North Creek Snow Train -- in 1934

Happy Good Friday -- for those looking for one last run at Gore -- then this weekend is your chance. And if you are a season Pass Holder -- you get to bring a friend along on Friday for free.

More from Gore:

"On Easter Sunday, in honor of the arrival of the first snow train in 1934, lift tickets will be $34 for ages 13 and older and FREE for ages 12 and under. Guests are encouraged to visit the Marketing Office located downstairs in the Base Lodge for a complimentary limited-edition commemorative 80th anniversary poster. 
A memorable way to start the Easter holiday is during Gore Mountain's 7am nondenominational sunrise service atop Bear Mountain. The Northwoods Gondola will begin loading passengers at 6:30am, and guests may either ski to the base area or take the gondola back down following the service. Rev. Wayne Schoonmaker will lead this popular and free community event, which also features mountaintop singers and instrumentalists.
Following the service, a delicious Easter buffet will be offered in the Tannery Pub from 7:30am-12:30pm. Enjoy an array of items including vanilla malt waffles with bananas foster, French toast strata, sausage gravy and biscuits, seasonal fruit display, and much more. Prices are $14.95 for ages 10 and up, and $5.95 for ages 9 and under".

Adirondack State Park: One Of The Ten Best US Parks!

The Adirondack State Park gets a big nod of approval from the Mother Nature Network. The website gives a few key facts and figures that we didn't know.

From MNN:

"The Adirondack Sate Park in New York is, by far, the largest state-level park in the U.S. This park covers an area of more than 6 million acres (with over 2.4 million acres directly controlled by the state). The entire Adirondack Mountain range is contained within the park, as are New York's highest mountain and more than 3,000 lakes.

This is one of the few state parks that actually has a permanent population (of more than 130,000 people), making it operationally more like a national forest than a state park. Roads make it possible to get to some of the most scenic lakes, rivers, mountains and waterfalls in the Adirondacks, though there are also hiking trails and campgrounds for people seeking a back country experience".

You can read about the other state parks that made the list here.