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Union celebrates its second annual Adirondack Week


A student climbs the rock wall at last year's Adirondack Week.
A student climbs the rock wall at last year's Adirondack Week.

The College will celebrate Adirondack Week, celebrating the environmental and historical aspects inside the blue line of the 6.1 million-acre park.

The events are as follows: 

Sunday, May 4 – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Hiking Trip to Prospect Mountain, Lake George.

A moderate three-mile round-trip hike up Prospect Mountain from the Lake George Village. Transportation provided. Registration: April 24 and 29, noon to 2 p.m. in Reamer Campus Center. Bus will leave from Old Chapel Circle at 10 a.m. 

Monday, May 5 – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Adirondack Week Kick-Off Fair. An informational fair about the Adirondacks featuring a rock climbing wall, live music, entertainment and refreshments. Front lawn of Reamer Campus Center

(Rain site: Memorial Fieldhouse)  

5:30 P.M.

“Analeptic Sublime: Land Attachment and Attention Restoration in Joel Tyler Headley’s Adirondack; or, Life in the Woods,” presentation by Jillmarie Murphy, assistant professor of English. Kelly Adirondack Center (Shuttles will leave

Old Chapel Circle at 4:45 p.m. and 5:15 p.m.)  

Tuesday, May 6 – 4-5 p.m.

A guided walk through the Reist Sanctuary at the Kelly Adirondack Center.  

5:30-7:30 p.m.  

An Adirondack Aesthetic: Paintings of Lake George 1860-1890; Discussion by collector Stu Cartwright ’81 at the Kelly Adirondack Center. (Shuttles will leave from Old Chapel every half-hour starting at 3:30 p.m.)  

Wednesday, May 7 – 1-2 p.m.

“ A Taste of the Adirondacks” with chef Stephen Topper. He will prepare three classic Adirondack foods for sampling, and Hallie Bond, former curator of the Adirondack Museum, will share historic stories. Old Chapel. Space is limited. 

Thursday, May 8 – 5-8 p.m.

Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act. A reception and celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act with keynote speakers, Ed Zahniser and Chad P. Dawson. RSVP by May 1 to Becky Schubmehl at schubmer@union.edu or (518) 388-6101. Kelly Adirondack Center (Shuttles will depart every half-hour from Old Chapel Circle starting at 4:45 p.m.)

For more information on Adirondack Week events, visit www.union.edu/offices/adirondacks/events.