Conservancy Will Hold Second Hike-A-Thon
On July 5, hikers of all ages will assemble at the summits of each of the Lake George Land Conservancy’s nine preserves, where they will pose for group photographs.
It’s a moment in time that will be captured by Carl Heilman, photographing from a North Country Heliflite helicopter piloted by Bruce Mowrey, and preserved as a permanent part of the lake’s history.
The Hike-A-Thon was created last year to commemorate the Lake George Land Conservancy’s 25th anniversary and celebrate its achievements: 13,000 acres of land and nine miles of shoreline protected forever, said the Conservancy’s Sarah Hoffman.
“The inaugural Hike-A-Thon was a great success, with over 400 participants, many of whom expressed a real appreciation for the experience and said they looked forward to doing it again. We hope to build on that energy and involve even more families for a bigger and better event this summer,” said Hoffman.
This year’s Hike-A-Thon features a new event: a water-only site at the Last Great Shoreline.
“Instead of a hike, this site will be boat-only, preferably canoe or kayak, and participants will gather in front of Jumping Rock for the aerial photo,” said Hoffman.
Although there is no cost to take part in the Hike-A-Thon, donations to the Lake George Land Conservancy are welcome. To register, or for more information, contact Sarah Hoffman at 644-9673.
All participants will receive an event t-shirt, which they will be asked to wear for the group photographs.