New Aqua Fest splashes into Blue Mountain Lake

BLUE MOUNTAIN LAKE – The Adirondack Museum’s new, day-long Aqua Fest event will dive into the world of water with more than 30 hands-on activities, musical performances, lectures, tours, demonstrations, information booths, and more, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Home to grand exhibitions such as Boats and Boating, Woods and Water, and The Great Outdoors, the museum has long been a central place for finding out about water and its role in the history, environment, and development of the Adirondack Park.

During Aqua Fest, the focus will widen even further, with opportunities to hear from environmental experts such as John Sheehan from the Adirondack Council and Nina Schoch from the Adirondack Center for Loons; see things not often seen, including reenactments of Victorian ladies’ Adirondack canoe-jousting contests and behind-the-scenes tours of the museum’s boat collection and try something new, like making a toy boat or piloting a remote-controlled seaplane.

On Saturday, museum admission is free for children under 18, and several activities are designed specifically for parents and grandparents with young learners, including a visit from the Utica Zoomobile and entertainment including Adirondack folk musician Dan Berggren and his Jamcrackers and more.

For more information, call 518-352-7311 ext. 128 or visit