Party in the park: music, picnics, paddling, playground!
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What's that I hear?

Ah, the sweet sounds of summer. One of the best things about living in the Adirondack Park is the abundance of outdoor concerts throughout the summer season. Perhaps it's the long winters, or just the fact that we love taking advantage of the longer days & being in nature, but nowhere that I have lived has offered so many concerts over such a concentrated period of time. And, best of all - many are free. Yes, FREE! If you plan your vacation right, you can catch a concert almost every night of the week. Read on to learn about one of my favorite series - and THE place to be on Thursday nights!

By beach or by boat

The Wilmington Town Beach, also known as Lake Everest, is the picturesque setting for Wilmington's free Thursday night concert series. I absolutely love this outdoor pavilion setting. It's perfect for concert-goers of all ages as the sounds fill the air whether you are picnicking, playing in the park, or paddling. No matter your energy level, the music will find it's way to you.


 If you haven't been to Lake Everest in a few years, it is defintely time to put it on your docket. The whole area was recently overhauled and it is one of the cleanest, quietest, family-friendly beaches in the area. Yes, I realize most beaches are family-friendly, however this one just really ranks up there for me - it is the perfect place for a day-outing with the little-littles. There is a great playground adjacent to the roped-off swimming area, beach volleyball courts, a place to launch your kayaks and canoes, picnic tables, clean changing rooms (complete with an added attraction that keeps my 5-year-old giggling: an outdoor shower), and charcoal grills that are sporadically placed around the premise just waiting for you to get grillin'.  

2015 Free Concert Line-up

 Join us on Thursdays throughout the summer for great concerts at the beach. Remember to bring your blankets and chairs, coolers and picnic supplies!

Party in the Park

Whether you are here for a weekend or a week, the Whiteface Region has plenty to offer from biking and hiking to mini-golf and FREE music! Check out this blog on some amazing family-fun we had in the Wilmington area last summer - so, so much to do - where will you start? Book your campsite or cabin now, and plan to join us at the Free Thursday night park concerts where we'll kick your weekend off with the sweet sounds of summer. 

The ADKs rock this summer:

Jazz It Up

Mountain Music

Tupper Rocks

Schroon Croons

Blues Fest

Cool Sounds


Kim Andresen

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