Just as the region received a blanket of snow on Friday, signs of spring quickly followed. Our Karen Tararache was out in the Capital Region to see how people enjoyed the warmer temperatures.
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CAPITAL REGION, N.Y.-- “March is really the sweet spot." At least that's what Adirondack Sports and Fitness Summer Expo Organizer, Darryl Caron believes.
Maybe it’s a little less sweet and a lot more snowy as parts of the Capital Region saw record high snowfalls on Friday.
“People are a little more excited about summer and warmth and the lakes and trails then they are about skiing and ice and snow and cold,” Caron added.
While that may depend on who you ask, one thing is for sure, the Summer Expo brought out thousands of people over the weekend just as temps reached the 50's!
"I'm excited about the weather. I'm excited about the extra hour of daylight at the end of the day," Latham resident, Mitchell Gaies said.
Lisa Osorio, Director of the Mastadon Challenge Race in Cohoes, said that she prefers, "spring, summer, and fall." She added, "I'm not really into the winter thing, but I love to walk. I love to be outside."
With the weather warming up there are a lot of fun activities you can do outdoors; but you want to make sure to be safe while you are out doing them.
"What you need to think about is the water temperatures rather than the air temp. If you fall in the water, that's what's going to affect you, and could be dangerous," Alan Mapes told YNN.
He added that if you plan on kayaking but accidentally fall in the water, you should try "Eskimo rolling, so if you fall over, stay in the kayak, and just flip back up again."
For those people who are less adventurous, but want to enjoy the warmer weather, opening in Troy on Saturday, "The Snowman" ice cream store might be for you.
"Any of our hard flavors that we make, cookie dough, cotton candy, things like that are very popular too, but soft vanilla or rainbow sprinkles is probably one of our most popular items," owner John Murphy said.