Sunday, July 13, 2008

Rock garden dedication at White Pine Camp

Dick and Mary George, AC-NARGS members and White Pine Camp Associates, have extended an invitation to our membership for the dedication of the historic and recently restored Frederic Heutte Alpine Rock Garden at the camp in Paul Smiths, N.Y., August 10. Our membership has been involved in consulting, contributing plants and in offering a hands-on work session. Carol Eichler, Chapter Chair, has been invited to participate in the ribbon-cutting and would love to share driving with anyone interested in attending. Contact her at or 607-387-5823.

If you go, this website ( or ) will help you plan your visit. Here are some nearby things to do:

  • On-the-way edducational excursion: a stop at the WILD Center in Tupper Lake ( open daily
  • Nourishment: many choices however if you like Mexican, as recommended by Carol Eichler recommends a must stop at Casa del Sol but plan to arrive early for supper or expect to wait; also check out Donnelly's Ice Cream offering their famous 2-flavored twist ice cream cone, located at the intersection of Routes 86 and 186
  • Culture: The Pendragon Theatre in Saranac Lake (
  • Adirondack Wildlife Festival at Paul Smiths Visitor Interpretive Center (also nice hiking) also on Saturday August 10th;
  • Saturday, August 9th,Olympic Center, Lake Placid, Nordic jumping ( and ice show performances ( Admission charged.
  • Hiking, canoeing, kayaking, fishing (Adirondack Outfitters, Saranac Lake

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