Adirondack Eclipse Fragrance Festival – Full Experience Ticket
Embrace the Total Eclipse with Exceptional Savings!
The Full Experience Ticket Includes:
Eclipse Fragrance Festival.
wine, food, and craft vendor fair
Expecting 80+ Vendors
🗓 April 6-8th, 2024 | 9am-5pm
ADK fragrance Farm- 2 hour guided hikes
1.5 – 2 mile Leisurely Hike Curated By Sandy Maine on the grounds of the 160 Adirondack Fragrance Farm
Slots available April 5th-8th, 2024 | 9am & 2pm
ADK fragrance Farm- candle making class
Learn the art of Hand-Pouring Candles!
April 5-8th, 2024 | 11am & 1pm
At ADK Fragrance Farm’s Production Factory
Frequently Asked Questions
When will the eclipse start and how long will totality last?
What safety precautions should I take during the solar eclipse?
Observing a solar eclipse is a memorable experience, but it’s important to do so safely to protect your eyes and health. Here are some essential safety tips:
- Eye Safety: Use special-purpose solar filters, such as “eclipse glasses” or handheld solar viewers, that meet the ISO 12312-2 international standard for direct viewing of the sun. Regular sunglasses, no matter how dark, are not safe for looking at the sun.
- Proper Use of Eclipse Glasses: Always wear your eclipse glasses while watching the sun before and after totality. You can remove them only during totality, when the sun is completely covered by the moon, to safely view the eclipse without glasses. Put the glasses back on as soon as the sun starts to reappear.
- Indirect Viewing Methods: If you don’t have eclipse glasses, consider using a pinhole projector. This DIY method projects an image of the sun onto a surface, allowing you to view the eclipse indirectly.
- Sun Exposure Precautions: Since you may be outside for a long time to observe the eclipse, apply sunscreen and wear protective clothing, such as hats, to guard against prolonged sun exposure.
Following these guidelines will help ensure you enjoy the eclipse safely.
Are there any considerations for viewing the solar eclipse while hiking in the Adirondacks?
While witnessing a solar eclipse from a scenic vantage point might sound appealing, hiking in the Adirondack High Peaks or on trails above 3,000 feet during the eclipse is not recommended. April falls within the spring mud season in the Adirondacks, making high elevation trails potentially dangerous due to conditions like slushy snow, mud, and possible flooding. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation advises against hiking these trails during mud season to protect both hikers and the trails themselves.
For a safer and more enjoyable eclipse viewing experience, consider choosing lower elevation trails that offer clear views and are accessible throughout the year. One such trail is the Heaven Hill Farm Trail in Lake Placid, which provides an excellent viewing spot without the risks associated with higher elevation trails.
Where can I stay nearby?
For a selection of nearby lodging options, visit the St. Lawrence County accommodations page here. You’ll find a variety of places to stay, from hotels to bed and breakfasts, to make your visit enjoyable.
What's the weather like in St. Lawrence County in April, and how should I prepare?
April in St. Lawrence County can be unpredictable, with potential for both spring warmth and chilly temperatures. To ensure you’re comfortable and can fully enjoy the eclipse event, consider packing a variety of essentials:
- Certified eclipse glasses for safe viewing.
- Layered clothing to adjust to changing temperatures throughout the day.
- A camera equipped with a solar filter to capture the event without damaging your equipment or eyes.
This checklist will help you stay prepared for any weather while experiencing the solar eclipse.
What activities are available in St. Lawrence County before and after the eclipse?
St. Lawrence County and the surrounding Adirondack area offer a range of activities to enhance your visit beyond the eclipse:
Trails near Potsdam for Daytime Exploration:
- Red Sandstone Trail: Enjoy a picturesque hike along the Raquette River, perfect for a relaxing day out.
- Clarkson University Nature Trails: These trails cater to hikers of all levels, offering a chance to immerse yourself in nature.
- Lampson Falls Trail: A great option for families, leading to a stunning waterfall, making it a must-visit spot.
Nightfall Activities in Potsdam:
- Local Art and Culture: Dive into Potsdam’s art scene with gallery visits and cultural events.
- Dining Out: Sample eclipse-themed menus at local restaurants, providing a unique culinary experience.
Whether you’re an outdoor adventurer, a stargazing aficionado, or a culture and food lover, St. Lawrence County has something special for you around the eclipse event.