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Quarantine Weekend Fun!

Posted: 4/23/2020

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Quarantine Weekend Fun!

Going stir crazy spending your weekends in the house, trying to find activities to pass the time or cleaning surfaces you have cleaned multiple times already? Us too. Here are some simple activities to keep your social distancing weekend interesting.

Outdoor Fun

The weather is warming up and the sun is coming out. We know you want to go out and enjoy it, we do too. A good activity to get some peace and quiet is to find the perfect hike. Hiking is a good way to get fresh air and maintain yourself while avoiding crowds, to an extent. 

If you have read our latest news blog, check it out here, you might have realized that some trails in our region have been closed to overcrowding, causing safety concerns. The entire Adirondack region is full of trails to be discovered. Even if you have to drive a bit out of your way, that just adds to the adventure. For updates on trail conditions and closures, check out LGLC’s website or DEC’s website. 

If a trailhead is full of cars, consider finding another trail that is less crowded. Just make sure to use your best judgment and consider others when choosing a trail and the amount of hikers already on it. All Trails is a perfect website to find trails throughout the region, with all sorts of trail information and photographs. There is a chance there are trails you may not have known about. Take this chance to spread out and keep trails open by avoiding overcrowding them. If possible, try to stay as local as possible. Warren County offers an interactive online map to help you find outdoor recreation opportunities in your neighborhood.

Make sure to bring a mask with you as it is mandated in New York. And most importantly, stay safe!

Backyard Fun

There are plenty of backyard activities to get outside without leaving your home. Especially if you have little ones running around your home. 

Not everyone has access to a projector, but if you do, grab your projector and a sheet and make your backyard your personal drive-in.  This is perfect for kids or makes for a perfect date night. For anyone with kids, get out your tent, hammock or sleeping bags and have a camping night after your movie! 

#TastyTakeout

Restaurants are open and looking for business! Good thing for you, #TastyTakeout promotions are still going on. Order curbside take-out or delivery and grab a bit from your favorite restaurant that you might not have had in awhile. Many restaurants have their own promotions going on and offer family meal plans. On top of that you can win prizes from The Lake George Regional Chamber of Commerce & CVB! Here is how you can participate:

✔️ Share a post of your takeout or delivery experience, whether that means food pics, drink pics, photos/videos of getting the takeout or of you enjoying it. — OR — Share a picture of a gift card or screenshot of e-gift you purchase.

✔️ Tag the Lake George Regional Chamber of Commerce page by writing @visitlakegeorge in your post on Facebook AND the restaurant in your post.

Include #TastyTakeout

✔️ Every post is an entry to win prizes like free tickets to the Painted Pony Championship Rodeo 🐎AND their delicious Texas-style BBQ Buffet 🍽 this summer.

 The next drawing is Monday, April 27! Other prizes up for grabs include a tasting session at Adirondack Winery and Adirondack Explorer's book "12 Short Hikes Near Lake George."

 Click here, for a full list of restaurants open for business! 

Homemade Masks

It is most likely that you are having trouble finding the proper PPE, or personal protective equipment, in most stores, to protect yourself when out in crowds. N95 respirators and surgical masks are hard to come by. If you are having trouble, click here to learn how to make your own mask, using a t-shirt or bandana, provided by the CDC.

Sports on TV

Many programs are replaying sporting events to anyone who is looking to feel a bit of normalcy.  Here is a list of games to watch; check your TV provider\ listing for channel information.

Friday: 

  • ePL Invitational - Quarterfinals: 7am

  • NBA- Nuggets at Nets Replay: 10am

  • MLB- Twins at Yankees Replay: 12pm & 8pm

  • WWE-  Friday Night Smackdown 8pm

  • MLB- Cubs at Indians 2016 World Series: 9pm

Saturday:

  • NASCAR- 1990 NASCAR Xfinity Series at Daytona Replay: 8:30am

  • ePL Invitational - Semifinal: 10am

  • NBA- 76ers at Nets Replay 11am

  • NASCAR- 2005 NASCAR Cup Series at Atlanta Replay: 12pm

  • MLB- Mariners at Yankees Replay: 1pm

  • MLB- Milwaukee Brewers at Dodgers 2018 Replay: 3pm

  • NHL- 2017 Stanley Cup Final Game 6: 4:30pm

  • MLS- Los Angeles FC vs Red Bulls Replay: 11pm

Sunday:

  • NASCAR- 2009 NASCAR Cup Series at Talladega: 10am

  • ePL Semifinals & Finals: 10am

  • eNASCAR Pro iRacing Invitational Series: 1pm

  • NHL- 2019 Stanley Cup Game 7: 4:30pm

  • eMLS Tournament - Week 2: 7pm

  • NFL- Packers vs Patriots 2010: 8pm

 

 


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