Experience the Ticonderoga Area this Memorial Day Weekend with multiple celebrations, events, and family focused opportunities in Hague, Crown Point, and Ticonderoga, NY located within the Adirondacks.
Hague, NY Memorial Day Celebration:
Saturday, May 27th from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Hague Town Beach Park (9060 Lake Shore Dr, Hague, NY 12836)
A full day starting with a day of fun and vendors in the park, followed by a parade at 2:00 pm. There will be a memorial service for veterans following the parade as well as Chicken Barbecue at the Hague Volunteer Fire Department from 3:00 – 4:00 PM. For more information on the Hague Memorial Day Celebration contact the Town of Hague at 518-543-6161.
Crown Point, NY: 149th Memorial Day Celebration - “Honoring Crown Point Ironville History”
Saturday, May 27th:
1st annual 10k & 5k run and 1m walk from the Historic Hamlet of Ironville to the Town Park. Registration is from 7:30 – 8:30 AM at Veteran’s Park. The race will begin at 9:00 AM. Participants will take a bus to their starting location. Pre-registration suggested, please call 518-597-9297.
Town Garage Sale in front of Crown Point Redemption Plus from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
Local community members can register by calling 518-216-4057 and speaking to Brooke at Crown Point Redemption Plus.
Sunday, May 28th:
9:30a: Ecumenical Church Service at the Band Stand
12:00: Park opens w/rides, food, vendors
12p-4p: Crown Point Food Pantry Food Drive & Raffle
12p-5p: Penelope the Clown (sponsored by Ticonderoga Federal Credit Union)
2p-5p: "Stone Rose" – Live Music
6p-9p: "North Country Travelers"– Live Music
Dusk: Grand Fireworks Display over the park
Monday, May 29th:
9a-12p: Solemn Cemetery Tour
1:00p: Park opens w/rides, food, vendors
1p-5p: Penelope the Clown
2p-6p: Crown Point Food Pantry Food Drive & Raffle
2:00p: 149th annual Memorial Day Parade
3:00p: Parade Band Demonstration in park
4p-6p: "Grit-N-Whiskey" – Live Music
6:00p: Park Closes
Note all events in Crown Point will take place in Veteran’s Park in Crown Point, NY unless otherwise indicated. For more information on the Crown Point Memorial Day Celebration or to contact the committee please visit their facebook page.
Elks of Ticonderoga Drive Through Chicken BBQ
Saturday, May 27th from 11:30 AM to gone. 5 Tower Avenue. Cost is $12.00 which includes ½ chicken, baked potato, coleslaw, roll, & butter.
Fort Ticonderoga Memorial Day Weekend:
Join Fort Ticonderoga on Memorial Day weekend, May 27-29, to remember the service of the armed forces of the United States on the very grounds where so many American soldiers fought and sacrificed. Discover the story of the American Army in 1776, rebuilding itself and digging in at Ticonderoga to defend liberty during living history programs throughout the weekend.
A full line-up of activities and programs offered throughout the weekend include daily tours in the fort, King’s Garden, and museum exhibition spaces; historic trades programs; ongoing soldiers’ life programs; weapons demonstrations; the Mount Defiance experience; and the Battlefield hiking trail.
On Saturday and Sunday, enjoy boat tours aboard M/V Carillon and sail the same shores of Lake Champlain that American sailors did in 1776. Join Fort Ticonderoga on Monday to remember the sacrifices of American Soldiers during a patriotic ceremony at 11:00 AM.
For the full schedule, visit http://www.fortticonderoga.org/events/fort-events/memorial-day-weekend/detail. A 10% general admissions discount will be given to active duty military members with proof of service for this special weekend event. For more information contact Fort Ticonderoga at 518-585-2821 or visit.
The Town of Ticonderoga, the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce (TACC) and the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (ROOST) are pleased to announce the results of the 2016 Lake Champlain Bass Fishing Tournament survey, and the 2017 tournament lineup.
In 2016, TACC partnered with ROOST to conduct a survey of bass fishing tournament participants to gather feedback about their experiences and impacts in the region. The survey was distributed to all tournament participants throughout the spring, summer and fall of 2016, and included questions about location and duration of stay, and type and total expenditures while they were in the region, in addition to collecting demographic data.
The central and southern portions of Lake Champlain have long been known as a premier bass fishery, and as a result, the area has become a favorite destination for bass fishing tournaments. Ticonderoga has long served as a primary weigh station and tournament headquarters, and the Town and TACC have worked to solicit and support these events.
Town of Ticonderoga Supervisor Joe Giordano is pleased with the continued success of the fishing program. “We are fortunate to be a well-known bass fishing destination, and our region possesses the quantity and quality of fish, as well as the gorgeous scenery to draw elite fishermen to the area,” he said. “The Town of Ticonderoga is honored to partner with TACC and ROOST to ensure that this important group of annual visitors is amply supported as they enjoy both our pristine waters and our welcoming communities.”
“The results of the survey indicate that Ticonderoga’s leadership in pursuing and supporting these events is having a positive impact in the region,” said James McKenna, ROOST CEO. “Overall, these tournaments represent $1.4 million in estimated direct expenditures in the communities along Lake Champlain’s Adirondack Coast in Essex County.”
In 2016, respondents traveled to the region from 11 states, including one from Florida, and the Canadian province of Ontario. The survey results also showed a high rate of return visits, with 45 percent of respondents indicating the they have participated in more than 11 tournaments in the region, and 62 percent saying they have previously traveled to the Ticonderoga/Lake Champlain Region for reasons other than for fishing tournaments. An astounding 99 percent of respondents said that based on their experience, they would visit again. “These folks are valuable, and loyal to the region,” McKenna added.
TACC now serves as the official fishing tournament community coordinator, a role that requires facilitating promotional and logistical details, including coordination with NYS Department of Environmental Conservation to arrange boat launch access. “We greatly appreciate the DEC staff for their ongoing collaboration,” said TACC executive director Matt Courtright. “Their participation is critical to the smooth and successful organization of these events.”
Courtright expressed gratitude to former Town of Ticonderoga Supervisor Bill Grinnell for his contributions to the increase in fishing tournaments that continues today. “We continue to work closely with tournament leaders, and are excited to announce that the number of tournaments continues to increase,” said Courtright. “In 2016, the number of tournaments increased to 24, and we saw the tournament season extending further into the shoulder seasons. In 2017, there are currently 35 tournaments scheduled, and that number could still increase.”
For more information about bass fishing on Lake Champlain, visit www.lakechamplainregion.com.
Press Release originally issued by ROOST & TACC on Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017 (www.roostadk.com).
The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce (TACC) May After Business Mixer and Networking Event will be held on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at the Crab Shack from 5:30 – 7:00 PM. The Crab Shack is located at 2922 NYS Route 9N in Crown Point, NY. Sponsors providing door prizes will be Bridge Point Communication, Christopher Chevrolet Buick, Sugar & Spice Country Shoppe, & the Wagon Wheel Restaurant.
“We invite all Ticonderoga Area Chamber Members, businesses, and organizations along with their employees, co-workers, and volunteers to attend the May After Business Mixer and Networking at the Crab Shack to kick off the Memorial Day Weekend Celebration. Please join us to reconnect with area businesses and organizations as well as meet new people. The Crab Shack and Maple Ridge Park are dedicated Chamber Members and businesses within the Ticonderoga Area. It has truly been a pleasure working with them and we look forward to many more years. Not only is it a perfect opportunity to network but a chance to support another business within the Ticonderoga Area. Networking is the perfect way for the business community to connect and support one another. In addition, it is a chance for businesses to discuss common issues and concerns and provide this information to the Chamber,” stated TACC Executive Director, Matthew Courtright.
The Crab Shack will open for the 2017 Season on May 10th. The Crab Shack is open Daily from Noon – 8:30 PM and closed Tuesdays (May until September). The Crab Shack menu is always being expanded and will offer new items this year. The menu includes seafood, burgers, hotdogs, wings, wraps, chicken, and more (not just seafood). The Loyalty Card program will continue. When you purchase 10 dozen wings or 10 dozen steamers the 11th dozen is free. The Crab Shack will have giveaways and promotions throughout the season. Fresh lobster, steamers, and king crab, snow crab, as well as whole belly clams are available daily at the Crab Shack. Patio heaters are available for outdoor seating and side curtains are being added for cooler nights. Walt and Marybeth Worth are hands on business owners. You will see them at the Crab Shack to ensure customers are being provided quality customer service and products. Marybeth is usually there to greet customers with a friendly smile. Look for specials, weekly events, and more to be announced. Visit their facebook page to stay up to date on news and announcements. The Crab Shack can be reached at 518-597-3455. You can also visit www.mapleridgepark.com for more information.
Weekly Events Include:
Thursdays: Wing Night with $.50 Wings and $10.00 Buckets of Bud Light
Friday: Karaoke (twice a month). Hours are extended until 11:00 PM on Karaoke Nights. The first Karaoke of the season will be Friday, May 26th.
“Our philosophy for the Crab Shack is that we are not just selling you a good product but a good time and experience. Every year we like to expand the offerings to our customers. It is hard to believe we are going into our fifth season. It has been enjoyable along this journey because of our customers. The Crab Shack has become more of a destination and we look forward to seeing our loyal customers and new customers throughout the 2017 season. We are proud to be hosting another event in coordination with the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber has been a key part in the promoting of the Crab Shack right from the beginning. Our Membership Investment is worth every dollar and we are honored to support all the Chamber does for the entire area,” shared Walter & Marybeth Worth – Owners & Operators of the Crab Shack.
The Chambers “After Business Mixers” provide a networking forum for Chamber Members and area business people in addition to showcasing the site of the host as well as promoting the door prize sponsors. Networking is a key component of Chamber membership and marketing your business. Chamber members, area businesses, and organizations are encouraged to take advantage of this and all networking opportunities.
The May After Business Mixer at The Crab Shack will kick off the Memorial Day Weekend Celebration. Events will take place throughout the area all weekend. A calendar of events can be found at www.ticonderogany.com.
The Ticonderoga Area Farmers’ Market returns this Spring with a special Mother’s Day Market on Saturday, May 13th, 2017, from 10AM to 1PM at Wicker Wood, (1114 Wicker Street), near the Walmart entrance, across from Christopher Chevrolet Buick. This Market precedes the season and provides a preview of what’s to come in July when the Market officially begins.
“While it is too early for much produce to be offered, it is an opportunity to showcase the Market site and invite the community to stop by for the many outstanding products that are available such as Willow Wood Farm’s fresh local meats and eggs and Flack’s Country Treasures’ local maple syrup and honey. Harrington’s Gardens hopes to have a few early vegetables from their greenhouse and Daughters’ 5 Farmstand is working hard to offer plants and hanging baskets and promises homemade pies”, stated June Curtis, Market Advisor. “On the eve of Mother’s Day, this early Farmer’s Market is perfectly timed to provide a myriad of options for a wonderful Mother’s Day celebration.”
Joining the regular vendors for the May Market are a few new ones with artwork and crafts. At the “Scentsy” tent, you will find wickless candles in a variety of fragrances, Scentsy Scrubby Buddies (puppet inspired bath toys), essential oils and more. Bert’s Jams and Jellies will wow with bundles of flavors of choice local jams and jellies.
Among many Nature items, Adirondack Backyard Birds will offer stainless steel travel mugs, ceramic mugs, throw pillows, small metal prints and hand towels. Also, large posters of the old Ticonderoga map will be available. Children can choose from a special selection of refrigerator magnets for 25 cents and 50 cents to make a happy Mother’s Day for Mom. Casey plans to setup with his always changing inventory of antiques and unique collectibles.
“In Ticonderoga, we now have not only a thriving Farmers’ Market but also an outstanding food Co-op, both believing in the importance of healthy living”, offered Matt Courtright, Executive Director of the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce, the market sponsor. “I was pleased to hear that the Ticonderoga Natural Foods Co-op plans to join us for this Mothers’ Day Farmers’ Market on May 13th. They will bring awareness of their mission and discuss their role in bringing local sustainable food to our community. Manager Bree Backus is preparing a fun project for the kids, so please bring your kids to the farmers’ market for, Let’s Make Tissue Paper Flowers. It is heartening to see our businesses and organizations work together in the interests of bettering our community.”
The “Let’s Make Tissue Paper Flowers kids project sponsored by the Ticonderoga Natural Foods Co-op will be available from 10 AM – 1 PM at the market. All kids are welcome to participate.
“Working on renovating my old homestead has been a thrill; hosting the Farmers Market on our property has been equally awesome”, exclaims Market Manager Carol Wood Ramundo. “I’m so ready for warmer weather and the Mother’s Day Market in May. Please stop by to say hello, peruse the market booths for a special dinner and perhaps a gift for Mom. I look forward to joining the conversations about the positive impacts of buying local, welcoming returning localvores and meeting new ones!”
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