12 May Great Adirondack Garage Sale Scheduled
The 2023 Great Adirondack Garage Sale will take place on Memorial Day weekend, May 26 – 28, within the Adirondack region of upstate New York. The event takes place throughout communities along a 200-mile trail, along NYS routes 28, 30 and 3.
The annual event has become a popular kick-off to the summer season, with residents and visitors embracing the opportunity to buy and sell unique household items, gently used home furnishings and quirky treasures.
According to Katie LaLonde, Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism Hamilton County and Tupper Lake marketing manager, the popular event appeals to people from within the local communities, as well as from outside the region. “This regional garage sale brings people to the region from locations throughout the northeast, with some planning a trip to the Adirondack region to take advantage of the event,” she said.
The Great Adirondack Garage Sale route meanders through the communities of Old Forge, Inlet, Raquette Lake, Indian Lake, Blue Mountain Lake, Long Lake, Tupper Lake, Cranberry Lake, Piercefield, Wanakena, Newcomb, and Speculator, with additional stops at small hamlets and rural locations in-between.
LaLonde explained about visitors’ love for the region. “People visit the Hamilton County and Tupper Lake region for its big outdoor experiences, but also to visit the region’s small towns. During the Great Adirondack Garage Sale, visitors can also take part in an activity that really puts them in touch with local communities. These unique small towns are packed with character, and this event will most certainly showcase that,” she laughed.
The garage sale route can be easily followed by using one of the printed maps available within each community. The event website, GreatAdirondackGarageSale.com, also includes an interactive map that showcases sale locations. Each listing includes information about available items, entered by the seller. Those wishing to add details about their garage sale can also use the event website; using the “add your sale” section.The listing is free.
This regional garage sale originated in 2010 when the community of Long Lake coordinated its efforts with Old Forge, Inlet, and Indian Lake to promote 70 miles of garage sales. Hamilton County and the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism eventually expanded and promoted the event. Contact Katie LaLonde at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about the event.
The Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism is the destination marketing and management organization for Hamilton and Essex counties, along with the communities of Lake Placid, Tupper Lake and Saranac Lake, all located within the Adirondacks in New York state.
Jane Hooper, communications manager
Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism