We have two new winter events coming up in Glens Falls and Lake George, a suggestion of where you can go tubing whether you own a snow tube or need a rental, and there are more local happenings to check out too.
Classic Winter Fun & New Winterific Events
Snow Tubing & Skiing at West Mountain
Alternative option: Although it’s not a full-scale tubing park like at West, another idea would be to bring your own snow tube to Lake George Rec Center’s tubing hill. Note, they do not offer rentals here, and you can only use a tube; no wooden, metal, or plastic sleds are allowed.
Weekly Winter Racing at Cole’s Woods
Friends of Cole’s Woods will host Weekly Winter Racing at the Glens Falls cross-country skiing hotspot on Thursdays from January 21 to February 11. Races are open to all, and participants can choose between a 2km or 4km race.
Lake George Winterfest in Motion
Business owners in Lake George have organized a Lake George Winterfest event to replace the cancelled Winter Carnival.
A statement sent out by Glens Falls Collaborative quotes organizers: “Lake George’s newest event, Winterfest, is planned for the four weekends of February. Enjoy socially-distanced safe outdoor events such as cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, mountain biking, and more.”
Winterfest-goers will be able to purchase a wristband that equates to 15% off hotel stays and 10% off at restaurants. Organizers are gathering business participants now – if you know of local lodging or restaurant businesses that would like to participate, they can email Christian@Americade.com (as soon as possible).
Stay tuned for more info on Winterfest events and wristband information as it becomes available!
ATF’s “Manhunt: Mystery in a Box!” Starts Soon
If anyone can pull off a virtual event successfully, it’s the Adirondack Theatre Festival. Do not miss out on Manhunt: Mystery in a Box!, which runs from January 12 to 23. See if you can solve the puzzle as you enjoy live performances from home and much more.
News to Know About in the Glens Falls Region
And for your quick local news roundup…
Glens Falls Hospital Welcomes New Year’s Baby
It’s always exciting to hear about the New Year’s babies! The first baby of 2021 in the region was born at Glens Falls Hospital. Baby Norah arrived at 12:22am, coming in at 5 pounds, 12 ounces, and 17 inches long. The parents wish to remain anonymous.
The Joyce Stock Snuggery at Glens Falls Hospital, known to most as simply “the Snuggery,” was created in 1985, and Glens Falls was one of the first hospitals east of the Mississippi River to offer a single birthing room experience.
Daggett Lake Campsites & Cottages Sells for Millions
Yes, that’s right – Daggett Lake Campsites & Cottages in Thurman sold for $2.8 million to be exact, as reported by economic development professional and journalist Andrea Harwood Palmer.
Mitch Muroff of Muroff Hospitality Group secured a buyer for previous owners Tom Near and Palema Finnegan, who owned the property for 25 years. Terry Crikelair of Adirondack Preserve, LLC purchased the property.
Glens Falls Native Tapped for Biden Administration
A former local has been mentioned in the press recently: Glens Falls High School graduate Kaitlyn Hobbs Demers has been named Special Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff for the Office of Legislative Affairs for President-elect Joe Biden’s administration.