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A moose in velvet feeds on lily pads in Helldiver Pond in the Moose River Plains. (Photo/Brad Crosby)

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Great Adirondack Moose Festival is Sept. 28-29

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 - Updated: 8:21 PM

INDIAN LAKE - The Great Adirondack Moose Festival, New York state's first-ever moose-themed celebration, offers visitors of all ages a fantastic Adirondack experience.

Held in Indian Lake in the center of the famous Adirondack Park, moose-themed programs will abound the weekend of Sept. 28 and 29.

Moose festival visitors will enjoy programs, games, contests, exhibitions, guided tours and shopping. The half-ton mammal is making a comeback in the Adirondacks, so visitors may even spot one during the weekend.

The annual Great Adirondack Moose Festival (GAMF) is sponsored by the Indian Lake Chamber of Commerce and a host of regional and local businesses.

This year's lineup of activities will include a festival highlight, the popular Moose Calling Contest. In addition, and new to the list of family fun activities, is Fall Foliage White Water Rafting into the Hudson River Gorge wilderness.

According to event chairs Brenda Valentine, Christine Pouch and Aaron Gadway, "The festival is a celebration of the return of the moose to the Adirondacks and is designed to offer a multi-generational Adirondack experience. This community-wide event features a host of Adirondack style and moose-themed family fun activities."

Major Bull Moose Festival Sponsors include: Adirondack Camp Antiques; Frontier Communications; gra*FIX; Hutchins Construction Inc.; Hamilton County Planning & Tourism Department; North Country Public Radio; Indian Lake Restaurant, Tavern and Liquor Store; Indian Lake Theater; and the Town of Indian Lake.

The GAMF is held during peak fall foliage, so visitors will enjoy the beautiful colors in the Central Adirondacks. Most festival activities are free and do not require advance registration.

For more information visit or call (518) 648-5636 or 648-5112. The GAMF can also be found on Facebook at "Great Adirondack Moose Festival."


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