The Adirondack aesthetic comes from the rustic nature of the landscape and the intrepid people that have historically sought to live within that landscape. Native American people, fur trading Europeans and the lumberjacks have all blended to create unique colors and styles. Artisanal skills such as canoe making, basketry and pottery have grown out of the need to be self sufficient in this forever wild place. The vibrant hues in the fall leaves and the blanketing snow of winter make the Adirondacks a must-see for photographers and outdoor explorers alike. Folk music and Americana tell tall tales of explorers past and the pioneers that called this place home.
- Art centers and museums dot the park to preserve the unique Adirondack art history
- Explore the canoe craft, basket weaving, pottery and other artisan works demonstrations
- Folk songs on the waterfront sound even more authentic as they echo through the trees
Most of the towns and villages in along the Route 28 corridor provide inexpensive or free concerts, art and craft shows, antique events, demonstrations and other celebrations of art and entertainment for visiting families. As well, dedicated art centers provide year-round classes, seminars and museum exhibits both for enjoyment and to keep alive artisan practices for the next generation of Adirondack talent.
Frequently Asked Questions
Ducks are available for purchase starting Memorial Day weekend up until the day of the event on the Sunday of Labor Day weekend. They are available for purchase at the Town of Webb Visitor Center, at the Friday Old Forge Farmers Market LivingADK booth, as well as 9 am - 4:30 pm, M-F at the LivingADK office at the rear of the Adirondack Bank building, 108 Codling Street, Old Forge, NY.
Ducks can be adopted for $5 for a single duck or a Flock of 5 ducks for $20. Our generous local business donate 18 fabulous prizes.
LivingADK, through donations and membership dues, does not have money that it gives out for funding as a grant. Instead, LivingADK is a clearing house that helps organizations in the community to write grants and acquire funding through other sources such as state, federal and other non-profit funding sources.
LivingADK has a wide network of contacts across the Adirondack park, where possible we can be a resource in connecting businesses across the region with similar needs to help increase communication. In the past we have helped to get grant funding to help begin new upstart businesses, to supplement the cost of businesses that want to upgrade their energy efficiency, and to revitalize targeted groups of businesses in the same town area. Reach out to us and let us see how we can help you to plant your seed or to grow!
Although LivingADK operates generally in the Towns of Forestport, Webb, Inlet, Long Lake and up to Indian Lake, LivingADK is a resource of the greater Adirondack community and is willing to work to help organizations or partner with organizations outside of this area, especially concerning regional projects.