Sue Cameron's blog
While we're hoping current forecasts are incorrect, we thought we'd give you some ideas for events that will be mostly weatherproof around the region. If the sun comes out, all the better, as there are lots more outside events as well!
Event happenings in and around Lake Placid are beginning to take on a decidedly more outdoor theme as we rapidly approach May.Daffest in nearby Saranac Lake begins April 26. Many events will comprise Daffest this year, spanning almost 10 days. The Daffest Derby, on Saturday the 27th, is one of the highlights and this year will be no exception. The 27th will also feature a pie eating contest, bake sale, wine tasting and much more. Check out the full schedule and don't miss this year's events.
What to do in April in the Adirondacks? Some believe there's not much going on in April. Not true! Granted, it's not as busy as high season, but there ARE still events going on - and some very entertaining ones at that!
This week my office colleagues and I were invited to a Maple Breakfast sponsored by The Wild Center. This timely event was all about maple and bringing us up to date about what's happening in the maple world these days. The event was held at Generations Restaurant, with a menu based on maple and prepared by Chef David Hunt. Everything was scrumptious and the meal was highlighted by Chef Hunt's presentation of bison filets cooked on a Himalayan salt block, dating from a gazillion years ago or so, and drizzled with maple syrup just before serving - incredible!
Here in the Adirondacks many of us anticipate the start of the maple sap flowing with the same excitement reserved by most people for things like Christmas. The incredible flavor of real, honest-to-goodness maple syrup is like no other. Indulging in a shot of hot maple syrup straight out of the evaporator is just heaven! Pouring it over 'corn snow' is another taste indulgence you just can't even describe.