OCCA and Friends of Glimmerglass State Park are among the groups to host a Lake Appreciation Day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, at Glimmerglass State Park.

This event is intended to bring members of OCCA and other  area environmental and lakeorganizations, lake residents, families, and friends together for a day of fellowship and recreation on the shores of Otsego Lake, according to a media release from the OCCA.

A hike, a picnic lunch, swimming, and kids’ activities will be among the highlights, and lakefocused groups are welcome to exhibit in the closed pavilion.

The schedule to date includes:

• a hike of the Sleeping Lion Trail led by Ryan Hudyncia

• “Glimmerglass Marketplace” vendors selling crafts, retail merchandise and flea market items

• flip-flop decorating contest

• “show and tell” session on aquatic life in Otsego Lake and the park’s beaver pond with biologist Tom Hughes

• educational exhibits by lakefocused organizations in the Lake View enclosed pavilion The Glimmerglass Dragons, winners of a silver medal at the recent Finger Lakes Dragon Boat Festival, will be a featured exhibitor.

A picnic lunch will be provided from 12:30 to 2 p.m., including hamburgers, hot dogs and veggie burgers, salads, watermelon, cookies and assorted beverages.

Those planning to attend Lake Appreciation Day, or wishing to exhibit, are asked to call OCCA a 547-4488 by Tuesday, Aug. 9, to pre-register. Regular park admission fees will apply. Boaters are encouraged to paddle in for the day.

For more information, visit www.occainfo.org or www.friendsofglimmerglass.com.

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