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One of many Adirondack moose, this one is spotted at Helldiver Pond in the Moose River Plains Wild Forest. (Photo/Gary Lee)


Moose festival is Sept. 27-28

Sunday, August 24, 2014 - Updated: 8:53 AM

INDIAN LAKE -- The 5th Annual Great Adirondack Moose Festival will be held here Sept. 27-28, sponsored by the Indian Lake Chamber of Commerce.

The event features programs, games, contests, exhibitions, guided tours and hikes and shopping. The half-ton moose is making a comeback in the Adirondacks, one may even be spotted during the weekend.

The GAMF is designed to offer visitors of all ages a purely Adirondack experience as a two-day destination event. This year's GAMF will feature Adirondack style and moose themed activities such as the popular Moose Calling Contest, guided wilderness hikes to Helldiver Pond (a likely place to spot a moose) and OK Slip Falls, Moose River Plains self-guided driving wilderness tours, fly casting demonstrations and fishing in the Adirondack backwoods, Hudson River white water rafting, an Old Fashioned Turkey Shoot, Indian Lake Museum Open House, Moose Caption Contest, guided tours of the Indian Lake and Blue Mountain Lake hamlets, Utica Zoomobile, Count the Moose Scat Contest, Moosterpiece games and activities for children, North County Craft and Vendor Show in the Big Moose Tent and much more.

The Moose Calling Contest continues to be a festival favorite and will be held with fun and sometimes bizarre and authentic hooting and hollering moose calls from adult and children contestants. Naturalist and author Ed Kanze will return as the contest master of ceremony and one of the official judges.

The contest is limited to two categories, adult and children, and will be held at Indian Lake Theater. Pre-registration is encouraged.

The festival is held during peak fall foliage. Most activities are free and do not require advance registration. For more information visit or call (518) 648-5636 or (518) 648-5112.

Visitors are encouraged to pick up a copy of the Festival Program at the chamber of commerce on the main drag and several businesses around town. A full schedule will be posted on Facebook at "Great Adirondack Moose Festival."


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