Adirondacks, USA — Now in its seventh year, the Great Adirondack Garage Sale has grown to encompass an over 200-mile “trail”, stretching from Malone to Speculator, and Old Forge to Newcomb. Residents are encouraged to sign up to sell during the expanded Memorial Day Weekend event.
“Memorial Day weekend in May is traditionally the time when second-homeowners open up their camps and we’re hoping we get people motivated to clear out their garages, attics, and basements," said Alexandra Roalsvig, Director, Parks, Recreation and Tourism for the Town of Long Lake.
“The more participation, the bigger impact the event will have, so we encourage our residents and second homeowners to sign up and sell, sell, sell!”
The expanded event was initiated by Hamilton County in partnership with the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (ROOST). The organization developed an interactive website that showcases garage sale locations and allows sellers to list items along with an unlimited number of photos to enhance their listing. The listings include the hours of operation and a sampling of items for sale.
“Signing up is easy and free, so make sure your sale is on the map!”, said Michelle Clement, ROOST’s director of destination development programs.
“This event is also a great way for non-profits, churches, and school groups to fundraise,” added Roalsvig.
“The Town of Long Lake will have space available for outside vendors to sell their wares both in Long Lake and Raquette Lake so call our office at 518-624-3077 and ask for Steph Hample and she’ll set you up with a location.”
The regional garage sale originated in 2010 when Long Lake linked up with Old Forge, Inlet and Indian Lake to promote 70 miles of garage sales. It has grown to include Old Forge, Inlet, Raquette Lake, Indian Lake, Blue Mountain Lake, Long Lake, Tupper Lake, Lake Clear, Paul Smiths, Malone, Cranberry Lake, Piercefield, Childwold, Newcomb & Speculator. Each community will also have a printed map to hand out during the event with mapped Garage Sale locations based on the website data. Participants should visit GreatAdirondackGarageSale.com for more information and to register individual sale locations.
Contact: Kim Rielly, director of communications
Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism
518.637.6559 | @krielly