The 2022 Great Adirondack Garage Sale will take place on Memorial Day weekend, May 27-29, in the Adirondack region of upstate New York. The event takes place in all communities along a 200-mile trail, along NYS Routes 28, 30 and 3.
The annual event has become a popular kickoff to the summer season, with residents and visitors alike taking the opportunity to sell and buy one-of-a-kind household items, used furniture and original treasures.
According to Christy Wilt, director of planning, tourism and economic development for Hamilton County, this popular event attracts people from local communities, as well as from outside the region.
“The garage sale brings people to the area from places in the northeast,” she says. “Many people plan a trip to the Adirondacks area each Memorial Day to enjoy our great outdoor experiences, but also to visit the smaller towns in the area during the sale. It’s a way for visitors to participate in an activity that really connects them with local communities.
“Bigger and better than ever”
“We are so excited about this year’s event, which is turning out to be bigger and better than ever,” Katie LaLonde, marketing manager for the Hamilton County and Tupper Lake Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism, said. “This area of the Adirondack Park promises unique small towns full of character, and this event will most certainly show that,” she laughed. “It seems people have been decluttering their households over the past couple of years, so we expect a lot of items to be available for purchase.”
The Great Adirondack Garage Sale route winds 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 stops additional ones in small hamlets. and rural areas in between.
The garage sale route can be easily followed using one of the printed maps available in each community. The event website, GreatAdirondackGarageSale.com, also includes an interactive map that showcases the sales 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. Registration is free.
This regional garage sale was born in 2010 when the community of Long Lake coordinated 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. For more information about the event, contact Katie LaLonde, Hamilton County and Tupper Lake Marketing Manager at the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism, at [email protected].
The Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism is the destination marketing and management organization for Hamilton and Essex counties, as well as the communities of Tupper Lake and Saranac Lake, all located in the Adirondacks in New State. York.